Sony production switcher with ELC automation

Sony booth (C11001) has expanded its successful line of MVS Series production switchers with the new MVS-6000, which inherits many of the capabilities of the MVS-8000G in a smaller and efficient design. The new multi-format switcher is expandable with up ...
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Sony booth (C11001) has expanded its successful line of MVS Series production switchers with the new MVS-6000, which inherits many of the capabilities of the MVS-8000G in a smaller and efficient design. The new multi-format switcher is expandable with up to 49 inputs, and is available in configurations up to 2.5ME.

The switcher offers options for internal format conversion, frame memory, and internal DME, and can be purchased as an SD unit and upgraded to multi-format at any time. Users can select smaller fixed control panel configurations, or the traditional MVS fully customized control panel for complete flexibility.

At the heart of the MVS-6000 switcher is Sony’s new “System on a Chip” image processor. This technology embeds keyer and DME processing within the switcher’s CPU, and enables multi-format switching, multiple key channels, transitions and DME functions to be carried out on one chip. This efficiency allows for a compact frame, high-speed effect processing, and low-power consumption, all at a reduced cost compared to the MVS-8000G.

The MVS-6000 is the perfect companion for Sony’s ELC automation software. The new software option, model ELC-MVS01, is designed for integration into SD and HD news control room systems. The software is also available for the existing MVS-8000A and MVS-8000G model lines.

The system is centered on a simple-to-operate graphical user interface to control on-air devices including robotic cameras, audio mixers, and existing MOS controlled devices.

Chris Marchitelli, Sr. Marketing Manager, Content Creation Division said “The ELC automation option easily integrates into existing newsroom computer systems, such as iNEWS or ENPS with an ActiveX window, allowing producers to maintain their existing workflow, and continue building their rundowns in one familiar interface. A simple drag-and-drop operation allows for pre-programmed command templates to be added into news story slugs. This generates a rundown in the ELC system that maintains a real-time synchronization with the news room computer system, so stories can be floated or rearranged with ease.