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Sony MCS8M Compact Audio Video Mixing Switcher

B&H # SOMCS8M Mfr # MCS-8M
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Product Highlights
  • 6-Channel Audio Mixer
  • Built-In Frame Synchronizer
  • Integrated Multi-Viewer
  • Single-Channel Frame Memory Output
  • Input Freeze, Snapshot Functions
  • SDI With Embedded Audio, HDMI, DVI
  • 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 1024 Resolution
  • Import Still Images Via USB Port
  • 3D Mode Function, Preset Effects
  • Creative AUX MIX Function

The MCS8M Compact Audio Video Mixing Switcher from Sony is an A/V switcher with an integrated audio mixer and frame synchronizer. A user-friendly device, it boasts numerous preset DME wipe patterns, a built-in multi-viewer, single-channel frame memory output, and an Input Freeze function for every source. It also features the ability to import still images using a USB port, plus a 3D Mode function, six-channel audio mixer, AUX MIX and more! Designed for easy, intuitive operation, the MCS8M contains tools ideal for content creation and event programming. Here is a powerful, versatile and affordable switcher, great for small live productions, church presentations, school sports, corporate events, weddings, fly packs, music videos, conferencing and more.

Multi-Viewing Function
Boasts a multi-viewing function, enabling one monitor to display all input signals, PGM and PVW, AUX1 PGM and PVW, AUX2 PGM and PVW using SDI and / or DVI-D outputs. The multi-viewing video signal is output from SDI and DVI-D at the same time. There are 4-screen and 10-screen layouts assignable. Check sources on the same monitor simultaneously. The sub-screen with a red frame contains the video presently on air.
Video Inputs
Features 4x HD SDI inputs, 3x HDMI inputs, 1x DVI-I input and 1x DVI-D output in high definition (HD) Mode (1920 x 1080 DVI resolution). In standard definition (SD) mode, 4x SD SDI inputs, 3x Composite inputs and 1x DVI-I input (analog only, up to 1280 x 1024 WXGA resolution) are available
Video Outputs
There are 4x HD SDI outputs in HD Mode, which are used as AUX outputs. For every AUX out, one of the signals can be assigned from PGM, PVW, AUX1 PGM, AUX1 PVW, AUX2 PGM, AUX2 PVW or MV. You also have 2x DVI-I out, for use as AUX and MV. In SD Mode, you've got 4x SD SDI outputs, which are used as AUX outputs. For every AUX out, one of the signals can be assigned from PGM, PVW, AUX1 PGM, AUX1 PVW, AUX2 PGM, AUX2 PVW or MV. There are also 2x DVI-D out, for use as AUX and MV, and 1x Composite out, which is used as AUX
SDI Embedded Audio
All HD / SD SDI inputs and outputs (PGM, AUX1, AUX2 and Multi Viewer) feature embedded audio
Built-In 6-Channel Audio Mixing Function
The integrated 6-channel audio mixing function features audio delay adjustment for lip synchronization. Mixing is assignable from any input
Creative AUX MIX Function
AUX1 and AUX2 are usable as secondary PGM out with AUX MIX function. This enables you to create a mix transition from the program video to the next source, such as a camera input. Additionally, you are able to prepare program video via adjustment of parameters like effects and keys prior to the video being switched, then create a mix transition from an input source (assigned to AUX1 PVW or AUX2 PVW) to the prepared video. Performance is comparable to that of integrating an extra M / E row, and mix capability is available for both AUX1 and AUX2 outputs. This versatility enables you to select the AUX MIX function or 3 separate program outs and apply them to a broad array of system configurations and applications. Presentation example: Program out for speaker, AUX1 and AUX2 for PC sources and Video source. Live news: Switching Studio and Video feeds from Field via AUX MIX
3D Mode
In 3D Mode, CUT or MIX functions are available to you in the form of background transitions or right- and left-eye signals. You can output 3D images as side-by-side signals
Import Still Image Function Via USB
Enjoy the ability to import TIFF / TGA images with alpha channels and BMP images from USB memory, via a USB port
Input Freeze Function For Every Source
Freeze-video is assignable to any cross point for use as a video input signal. You can export it from a USB port
Snapshot Function
Enables you to save effect and key configurations for a particular scene, so you can quickly recall settings when you need them. Save as many as 20 snapshots
Frame Memory System
Single-channel frame memory, with up to 12 still images capable of being stored
Preset Effect Buttons
Ten effect patterns are pre-assigned to the numeric buttons (0 to 9). These buttons simplify the application of effects to video
Effect Patterns
Wipe (24 options), Mix, NAM (non-additive mix), Slide (8 options), Squeeze (11 options), Door (3D) (4 options), Frame In / Out (12 options), Flip Tumble (2 options), PinP (picture-in-picture), Mosaic, and Defocus 1
Background / Keyer Transition
Cut, Mix, Wipe, DME Wipe
1 Keyer
Luminance key, Linear key, Chroma key
Effectively employed in conjunction with other leading Sony products, such as HD / SD system cameras (HXC Series), SD system cameras (DXC Series), and camcorders (XDCAM EX Series and NXCAM Series). By setting up a system with these elements, you may easily create solutions for small-scale and full-scale live production
Video Formats HD mode: HD 1080 / 59.94i, 1080 / 50i, 720 / 59.94p, 720 / 50p
SD mode: SD 480 / 59.94i, 576 / 50i
Video Input HD mode:
4x HD-SDI: BNC (SMPTE-292M, 299M, 259M-C, 272M-A)
3x HDMI (Type A)
1x DVI-I: SXGA, WXGA, XGA, HDTV60 (1080 / 60p), HDTV50 (1080 / 50p) with Frame Synchronizer
SD mode:
3x Composite: BNC
1x DVI-I: SXGA, WXGA, XGA with Frame Synchronizer 1
Please Note:

Accepts either HD or SD video signal inputs; cannot have mixed inputs.
Does not support HDCP; cannot output HD content during playback in Blu-ray player

Video Output HD mode:
4x HD-SDI: 1x PGM, 2x AUX, 1x Multi Viewer: BNC (SMPTE-292M, 299M, 259M-C, 272M-A)
1x Multi Viewer DVI-D (WUXGA, HDTV, SXGA, WXGA, XGA)
SD mode:
4x SD-SDI: 1x PGM, 2x AUX, 1x Multi Viewer: BNC (SMPTE-292M, 299M, 259M-C, 272M-A)
1x Multi Viewer DVI-D (SXGA, WXGA, XGA)
1x Composite (AUX): BNC 2
Please Note:

Multi Viewer SDI and Multi-Viewer DVI-D output the same layout

Audio Input 4x SDI (Embedded)
3x HDMI (Embedded)
2x MIC / LINE (XLR / TRS combo: Balance)
4x MIC / LINE (TRS phone: Balance)
2x LINE (Phono jack: Unbalance)
Audio Output 3x SDI (Embedded)
2x PGM (XLR: Balance)
2x AUX (TRS phone: Balance)
2x MON (TRS phone: Balance)
2x MIX (Phono jack: Unbalance)
1x Headphone (standard stereo)
Delay Audio Delay Adjustment up to 7.5 frames 3
Please Note:

Separately applied to PGM, AUX1 and AUX2

Monitoring Audio monitoring function:
Selected audio channel
Reference Input HD mode:
Analog black burst or Tri-level sync, loop through 75 Ω: BNC
SD mode:
Analog black burst, loop through 75 Ω: BNC
Reference Output HD mode: Analog black burst or Tri-level sync, 75 Ω: BNC
SD mode: Analog black burst, 75 Ω: BNC
USB 1x Type A
Remote 1x RS-232C: D-sub 9-pin (for switcher control from external devices)
GPI Output 1x D-sub 15-pin
Controls Power switch
6x Channel faders
6x Channel on buttons
6x Audio Access / PFL (pre fader listen) buttons
6x Peak indicators
6x Input signal indicators
Dim button
Audio monitor selection button
Audio monitor level adjustment knob
2x Audio level meters
Program fader
Menu display
4x Adjustment knobs
USB connector
8x Menu selection buttons
X-Y pointer
Position button
10x Numeric buttons
Enter button
Direct / Escape button
Store button
Snapshot button
Effect button
Key transition button
Fade-to-black button
Fader lever
Cut button
Auto-transition button
2x Transition type selection buttons
2x Next transition selection buttons
4x Bus delegation buttons
8x Program cross-point buttons
8x Preset / KEY cross-point buttons
Effect Transition (Fader, AUTO): MIX, WIPE, DME WIPE (including P in P) CUT
DSK Chroma key, Luminance key, Linear Key
Power Requirements AC 100 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption 100 V: 0.7 A, 240 V: 0.3 A
Operating Temperature 41 - 104° F (5.0 - 40° C)
Dimensions 16.6 x 4.9 x 10.5" (42.2 x 12.4 x 26.7 cm)
Weight 13.25 lb (6.01 kg)
Sony MCS8M Compact Audio Video Mixing Switcher
  • 75-Ohm Termination Resistor
  • Operating Instructions For Basic Operation (English)
  • Operating Instructions For Basic Operation (Japanese)
  • CD-ROM Operating Instructions For Basic / Advanced Operation (Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Portuguese)
  • 1-Year Parts Warranty
  • 90-Day Labor Warranty
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