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.
Smart controls with configurable LCD touchscreen: If you're running the show on your own, you need controls that suit the way you work - intuitive and yet somehow also fully featured. The MCX-500 achieves this with carefully thought out physical controls that you will find 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 easily recognizable ICON buttons. Trigger the sophisticated affects you have predefined with a single touch on a user-defined ICON. It is a robust, user-friendly system that's easily extended to bring in additional team members as productions grow.
Mix between 8 video sources + 1 Title (total 9 inputs): The switcher is designed to expand your operations for full control of a multi-camera shoot. There is no need to worry about swapping out inputs during a production - the MCX-500 features no less than 8 video inputs (plus dedicated Title input) to easily accommodate any small-to-medium sized production. Inputs include professional 3G-SDI (x4), standard HDMI (x2) and even composite video (x2), allowing you to connect a wide variety of cameras and other equipment. A dedicated RGB Title input allows you to connect a PC or Mac to use as a dedicated source of titles for your production.
Multi-view monitoring: See all your sources simultaneously on one display. The switcher's multi-view output makes it easy for you to see all your sources and outputs on a single screen. Monitoring on the multi-view is always four inputs.
- Advanced titles and effects
- MCX-500 allows you to easily create advanced video effects such as Chromakey, transitions and PinP (Picture in Picture)
- Stream content live over the Internet
- MCX-500 is ideal for live streaming events and productions
- Switcher allows you to live mix the output of multiple sources with direct streaming in real time using services such as Ustream®
- Share scenes as they happen with high-quality picture and sound, direct from the MCX-500 to a router via Ethernet - no PC required
- PC, Mac and Tablet integration
- MCX-500 is designed to allow you to control multi-camera shoots in the most flexible way possible
- Plug in an Ethernet cable or WiFi router to open up a fully functional control interface that can be viewed on a standard web browser with PC, Mac or Tablet
- Use browser tabs to click between the Switcher's main control panel and advanced settings, including the simple setup of easily recognizable ICON buttons
- Worldwide Full HD support
- MCX-500 is a global model allowing you to record a variety of HD standards depending on your needs. You can record AVCHD Full HD 1920x1080 60i/50i or 1440x1080 60i/50i
- Record directly to SD memory card
- An internal memory card slot means all you need to record your production is an SD card, affordable and widely available with no need for an external recorder
- As soon as the shoot wraps, you can provide the customer with a high-quality AVCHD recording to archive, re-broadcast or even re-edit into a highlights package on any leading non-linear editing software
- Seamless integration with Sony camcorders and PTZ cameras
- MCX-500 works with some of the most popular Sony compact camcorders such as the HXR-NX5R and also remote cameras including BRC Series PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) HD camera
- Synchronized recording of connected cameras
- You can trigger the recording of connected camcorders through the MCX-500 and record the output on SD memory card in the switcher
- Affordable tally system
- Tally signals can be sent to the connected camcorders so you always know which camcorder is live on-air
- A tally indicator will automatically appear on each camcorder's LCD panel and Electronic View Finder - a red icon indicates when the shot is live (PGM) while green indicates preview mode (PVW)