Sony introduces entry-level SD/HD switcher

March 8, 2004


The MFS-2000 has a graphical user interface with an integrated touch-screen display, full “look ahead” preview capabilities, parallel tally and redundant power supplies.

Designed for the small broadcast, corporate and educational markets, Sony Electronics has introduced the MFS-2000, an HD capable video switcher with digital multi effects (DME) that leverages certain features of Sony’s MVS-8000/DVS-9000 production switcher line.

The new multiformat switcher is ideal for sports and entertainment venue managers who are migrating to HD and looking for a full-featured switcher to maintain the production values they have previously enjoyed in the SD domain.

It is available with 1 or 1.5 MES. Three control panels for the MFS-2000 are offered to provide additional flexibility and scalability. The processor is packaged in a compact 3 RU frame and features preset pattern effects with a variety of pattern modifiers for easy operation.

Options include a two-channel plug-in DME, with nonlinear effects and RGB color correction, which eliminate the need for an external DVE. A graphical user interface with an integrated touch-screen display, full “look ahead” preview capabilities, parallel tally and redundant power supplies make the MFS-2000 well suited for live operation, as well as editing and other studio production applications.

Sony said the new switcher will be delivered in the U.S. early next year.

For more information visit www.sony.com/profesional.

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