Sony MCX-500 4-Input Global Production Streaming/Recording Switcher

Sony MCX-500 4-Input Global Production Streaming/Recording Switcher

Sony MCX-500 4-Input Global Production Streaming/Recording Switcher

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Sony MCX-500 4-Input Global Production Streaming/Recording Switcher

Sony MCX-500 4-Input Global Production Streaming/Recording Switcher

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Product Highlights

  • 4 x Primary, 1 x Title Input Switcher
  • NTSC/PAL, HD Input Supported
  • Individual Frame Synchronizer per Input
  • Internal 1080i Processing
  • Hardware Buttons and LCD Touchscreen
  • Cut, Mix, Wipe, and Keyer Effects
  • Built-In Live Streaming Encoder
  • Record Program to SD Card Slot in AVCHD
  • Built-In Audio Mixer
  • Mac, PC, and Tablet Integration
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Sony MCX-500 overview

  • 1Description

Sony's MCX-500 4-Input Production Streaming/Recording Switcher is much more than just a portable four-input switcher. It is a global system that supports both 60 and 50 Hz production formats, so you can work with it virtually anywhere in the world. Four 3G-SDI inputs, two HDMI, and two composite (CVBS) inputs each feature a discrete frame synchronizer, allowing you to mix input sources. The unit internally processes the input footage at 1080i.

The MCX-500 combines a manual control surface with a touchscreen LCD that you can control locally or from a networked device. As you would expect from a professional mixer, cut, mix, wipe, and key effects are built into the unit. In addition to the program and multiview preview outputs, the switcher can also live stream to services such as Ustream via Ethernet, without requiring additional hardware. Likewise, the MCX-500 can record the program stream to an SD card, which is not included, via the built-in SD card slot. Beyond just the video switching capabilities, it is also a 5-channel audio mixer. You can control the switcher remotely via Mac, PC, or a tablet.

Firmware 2.0 Update
  • Facebook Live/YouTube Live support added
  • Stream to any private server; for example, schools and houses of worship
  • 1080p 60/50 input/output and XAVC S/AVCHD 1080p 60/50 recording
  • Change the names on the multiview
  • Border for PnP
  • Manual transition fader (touch panel)
  • Logo function activated
Eight Video Inputs and One Title Input
The MCX-500 features no less than eight video inputs (plus dedicated Title input) to easily accommodate small to medium-sized productions. Inputs include four 3G-SDI, two HDMI, and two composite video inputs, allowing you to connect a wide variety of cameras and other equipment.
Multiview Monitoring
Monitoring on the multiview output always displays the four selected inputs. It will also display the program and preview output on your monitor's screen in addition to the four inputs.
Configurable LCD Touchscreen
Tune your exact workflow requirements and map the LCD touchscreen control with ICON buttons, allowing you to trigger effects you've predefined with a single touch.
Titles and Effects
The MCX-500 allows you to easily create advanced video effects such as chroma key, transitions, and PiP (Picture-in-Picture).
Streaming Content
The MCX-500 allows you to live mix the output of multiple sources with direct streaming in real time using services such as Ustream.
Global Video Switcher
The switcher allows you to switch, output, and record a variety of HD standards depending. You can record AVCHD Full HD 1920 x 1080i/p 60/50, or 1440 x 1080i/p 60/50 to SD cards (not included), via the built-in SD card slot.
Tally
The MCX-500 supports sending tally signals to connected compatible camcorders. The tally indicator appears on each camcorder's LCD panel and Electronic Viewfinder. A red icon indicates when the shot is live (PGM), while green indicates preview (NEXT).
UPC: 027242904415
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Sony MCX-500 4-Input Global Production Streaming/Recording Switcher
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony MCX-500 specs

    Signal System 1080i/p: 59.94/50
    Recording Format: AVCHD
    Media: Memory Stick PRO Duo, SDHC
    Streaming Protocol: MPEG-2 TS/RTMP
    Input Connectors 4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI BNC, 75 Ohms
    2 x HDMI Type A
    2 x Composite BNC, 75 Ohms, 1.0 Vpp, negative sync
    1 x Title: D-Sub 15-pin, female
    Output Connectors Program
    1 x HD-SDI BNC (Program), 75 Ohms, 1.5 Gbps, 270 Mbps
    1 x HDMI Type A
    1 x Composite BNC, 75 Ohms, 1.0 Vpp, negative sync

    Multiview
    1 x HDMI Type A
    Audio Input Embedded
    SDI/HDMI: 48 kHz, 16-bit

    Analog
    2 x Combo XLR/TRS (Ch-1, Ch-2)
    Audio Output Embedded
    SDI/HDMI: 48 kHz, 16-bit

    Analog
    1 x Phono jack (Ch-1, Ch-2)

    Headphone
    1 x Stereo mini jack
    Interface LAN
    2 x RJ-45 100/1000BASE-TX (PC UI streaming)

    USB 2.0
    1 x Mini-USB Type B

    Option
    1 x 3.5 mm jack

    Tally
    1 x D-Sub 9-pin (male)
    Dimensions 14.3 x 1.7 x 8.1" / 36.2 x 4.4 x 20.6 cm
    Weight 4.52 lb / 2.05 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.953 x 12.992 x 5.512"

    Sony MCX-500 reviews

    MCX-500 4-Input Global Production Streaming/Recording Switcher is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Update makes streaming�easy I just had to post a review to try and boost the score a bit after some outdated reviews. The firmware update makes steaming with this switcher to Facebook and YouTube a snap.� We will be buying a 2nd unit soon I hope.� Great product if you need a simple switcher with a WEB GUI, built-in recording, and easy live streaming.
    Date published: 2018-05-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bypass the HDCP with HDMI splitter For Mac OSx user , You can use HDMI splitter to bypass the HDCP it works for me. you tube live and facebook live will be support on the next 2.0 firmware update
    Date published: 2017-07-07
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from stay away does not accept Mac input, there is no way to activate or deactivate HDCP. streaming only to Ustream, no ability to use your own provider.
    Date published: 2017-04-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from when the product is launching This is a good product for event shoot plz let me know when the product is being launched
    Date published: 2017-01-30
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Delayed launch of Sony ... very bad Expected release, negative for Sony. Delay in launching
    Date published: 2017-02-15
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