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AUG 2016


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Sony MCX-500: 4 input HD-SDI Streaming Switcher with in-built recorder
The MCX-500 is an affordable, uniquely user-friendly and flexible production switcher that makes it simple for a single operator or small team to produce a broadcast quality live event. Multiple video inputs include professional 3G-SDI, HDMI, Composite Video plus dedicated DSK mean you can mix and match kit as needed for each production.
The new MCX-500 is an all-in-one switcher system ideal for live events or corporate productions, and designed to work alongside the NX5R and the RM-30BP for multi-camera operation. The MCX-500 sends PGM/PVW tally signals to each HXR-NX5R. This feature allows operators to know which camera is selected for live, allowing content creators to handle projects that previously would have required more assistants or a larger team.
Whatever the event, its simple to give your customer an immediate recording of the event thanks to a built-in SD Card slot no external recorder needed or time lost assembling a post-event cut.
To minimise your workload, the MCX-500 offers hassle-free integration with camcorders such as the HXR-NX5R. The lightweight RM-30BP remote controller allows you to control all the key features of suitable camcorders while sitting at your control desk. It also allows tally signals to be sent to connected camcorders, so a camera operator knows when each camcorder is on-air. Work faster, more efficiently with MCX-500s advanced workflow.
The MCX-500 makes it easy for a single operator to run a professional live event. Multi-view monitoring puts all your sources on a single display. To keep your eyes on the action, all the main functions are accessible via physical controls that are easy to operate without looking away from the action for a second. More advanced features can be tuned to your exact workflow requirements and mapped to an LCD touch-screen control with customisable ICON buttons. You can even remote operate or extend the control functions of the MCX-500 via PC, Mac or Tablet over Ethernet or WiFi*.

  • Power requirement DC 12V, Approx. 2.2A *1
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 362 43.5 206 mm (Approx.)
  • Mass Approx. 2.2 kg *1
  • System
  • Video format 1080/59.94i Hz (60i) 1080/50i Hz (50i)
  • Streaming
  • Protocol Mpeg-2 TS/UDP
  • Recording
  • Format AVCHD, XAVC S *2
  • Media Memory Stick ProDuo, SDHC
  • Video switcher
  • Function Input : 8 Primary Video inputs Title, 4 Channel
  • 1 M/E + 2 Keyer (1 x PinP, 1 x Title)
  • Output : PGM OutputMulti View Output
  • Key Type Luminance Key / Chroma key
  • Audio mixer
  • Function Input: Analog Stereo(x1) / Stereo Embedded Audio inputs(x4)
  • Mixing: Stereo Mixing (x5)
  • Output: PGM (Stereo) (x1)
  • Video input
  • SDI BNC (x4), 75 , 3G SDI/HD/SD
  • SMPTE 292M/259M/424M/425M
  • HDMI Type A (x2)
  • (20×480/576, 1280×720, 1920×1080)
  • VIDEO input BNC (x1), NTSC/PAL
  • VIDEO: 1.0 Vp-p 75 , negative sync
  • RGB D-Sub Shrink 15-pin (x1) (Female) (1600×1200)
  • Video output
  • HD SDI BNC (x1, PGM) 75 , 1.5 Gbps, 270 Mbps
  • SMPTE 292M
  • HDMI HDMI (Type A) (x1, PGM) (720×480/576, 1280×720, 1920×1080)
  • HDMI (Type A) (x1, Multi View) (720×480/576, 1280×720, 1920×1080)
  • VIDEO output BNC (x1)
  • VIDEO: 1.0 Vp-p 75 , negative sync
  • Audio input
  • Embedded audio input SDI/HDMI
  • Analog input XLR (x1)
  • Audio output
  • Embedded audio output SDI/HDMI
  • Analog output Phono jack (CH-1, CH-2)
  • Headphones Stereo mini jack (x1), RJ-45 (x2, PC UI Streaming)
  • Other interface
  • LAN RJ-45 (x2, PC UI Streaming),
  • 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T
  • USB2.0 USB Type-miniB (x1)
  • Option 3.5mm jack (x1)
  • TALLY D-Sub Shrink 15-pin (x1) (Female)


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