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SONY MVS-3000 Compact SD / HD video switcher

MVS Series SD / HD switcher with 32 inputs and 16 outputs
Compact and well-designed, the MVS-3000 production switcher is ideally suited for production studios, stadiums, houses of worship, and OB vehicles requiring multiple inputs in a limited space. The switcher comes with sophisticated capabilities such as 2x mix effects (M/E), 4x keyers per M/E, each with the MVS high-performance chroma key, 2.5D resizers, colour correction, and more. With the standard multi-viewer output, you save space on additional monitoring, enabling a reduction in your total system cost.

Advanced control panel

The control panel incorporates an attractive black design with OLED mnemonic displays for optimal visibility. Its operation is as user-friendly and intuitive as you expect of the MVS family. The self-contained 4RU processor offers simple configuration, and is a logical choice for small production facilities that have limited installation space but refuse to compromise on quality.

New control panel for convenient operability

The MVS-3000 switcher features an ICP-3000 control panel. The matt-black panel is designed for easy operation in a fixed configuration. The design is based on the proven CCP style, and experienced operators will feel instantly at home. Additionally, OLED source name displays and RGB colour source buttons are included for optimal visibility and great operability.

Creative M/E functionality

The MVS-3000 is equipped with four keyers on each M/E bus. These provide sophisticated layering options inside the M/E bus. The majority of these keyers also include a resize function for effective graphics manipulation (size, position, and rotation). Separate from the main fader, each keyer includes its own auto-transition controls, which allow users to insert or remove keys individually with independent wipes and dissolves. For further flexibility, each keyer also offers chromakeying and colour vector keying, eliminating restrictions of selectable key types.

2 resizers per M/E bank and 2.5D DME

A powerful resizer function is provided that gives simple 2.5D DMEeffects for half the keyers in the MVS-3000. With adjustable parameters such as size, position, and aspect, as well as mosaic and defocus effects, this functionality is very useful for optimizing theon-screen composition. These resizers can also be activated for clip transitions, and the parameters can be memorized as part of a switcher snapshot, key frame, or macro effect. All these effects can be created without the use of an optional DME, bringing great advantages for both simple operation and minimized system cost.

Range of background transition effects

All MVS family switchers provide clip transition effects that enable transition, together with audio, using a frame memory sequence. During a clip transition, a computer-generated image, such as a logo, moves across the picture from one side to the other, while the transition is performed behind the image. This effect is useful for sports broadcasting. Although highly sophisticated, the effect can be performed with simple settings. Various types of transition such as Mix, Wipe, DME Wipe, and Preset Color Mix can be applied in a background transition according to the motion of the clip. A transition can be operated both backwards and forwards with the fader lever.

Colour correction for each input and AUX output

The MVS-3000 switchers provide primary colour correction for all inputs and AUX bus outputs.

Enhanced frame memory system

The MVS-3000 provides an internal high-capacity frame store with the ability to handle both individual images (stills) and animation sequences (clips). Each frame memory card supports eight-channel playback from on-board RAM storage, and images can be imported via Ethernet or USB connections. Audio data is also supported. Individual frame memory images or animation sequences can be instantly viewed and recalled via touch-screen menu operation.

Two channel multi-viewer system

The MVS-3000 provides multi-viewer outputs directly from the main processor chassis. This cuts down on the need for expensive external multi-viewers. Each multi-viewer output can be set in either 10- or 4-way split operation, and signals are delegated to each separate pane accordingly. The multi-viewer also supports switcher name and border tally indicators.

32 inputs and 16 outputs configuration

The MVS-3000 features 32 BNC primary inputs and 16 BNC assignable outputs.

Easy-to-program macros

Using the Flexi-Pad or 10-key PAD module, you can record operation sequences, then store and assign them to any desired button. Macros are useful in live environments where time is critical and operation errors are not tolerated. In addition to using macros to record complex panel operations, macros can also be used to record menu operations. Macros can be edited either directly from the control panel or with the touch-screen menu display. Once programmed, macros can be executed in several ways: By recall/run from the Flexi-Pad or 10-key PAD module, or by trigger on a timeline to execute automatically in a sequence. Macros can be recalled remotely and can replace other panel buttons as a macro-only, by pressing the pre- and post macro buttons simultaneously.

Networking functions

The MVS-3000 switcher can be operated with a single Ethernet-based network. This integrated LAN enables easier connection to devices.

Powerful device control

The MVS-3000 switcher has integrated device control and so does not require the use of an additional unit, simplifying system installation. Devices can be controlled on the same timeline as switcher events or as part of macro events. When integrating a Sony disk protocol or VDCP-controlled disk recorder, clip management is also provided, allowing different server clips to be recalled and played back as part of a switcher timeline or macro.

Intelligent tally functions

All MVS switchers provide an intelligent and multi-functional tally system, which seamlessly integrates the switcher and router tally functions. Multiple on-air and recording tallies can easily be programmed on the switcher system, so that even complex tally requirements are accommodated.

Clip Transition Effects

All MVS family switchers provide clip transition effects that enable transition, together with audio, using a frame memory sequence. During a clip transition, a computer-generated image, such as a logo, moves across the picture from one side to the other, while the transition is performed behind the image. This effect is useful for sports broadcasting. Although highly sophisticated, the effect can be performed with simple settings. Various types of transition such as Mix, Wipe, DME Wipe, and PresetColor Mix can be applied in a background transition according to the motion of the clip. A transition can be operated both backwards and forwards with the fader lever.

Built-in format converter

One convenient feature of MVS switchers is that a format conversion capability can be incorporated by adding an extra format converter board (MKS-6550). This option provides up-conversion and down-conversion between HD (1080i and 720p) and SD (480i and 576i), and cross-conversion between 1080i and 720p at both inputs and outputs. With these capabilities, there is no need for external format conversion. A variety of signal formats can be handled within the switcher system, which minimizes overall system cost.

10 REASONS TO PURCHASE MVS-3000

  1. Part of well proven MVS Family - With over 3,000 MVS systems in daily use worldwide you will never be short of operational staff with experience of how to make the most out of the MVS-3000. The MVS-3000 also inherits the same internal processing as the larger units to ensure you can deliver same quality of programme.
  2. New control panel design (OLED, colour buttons) - The new control panel, incorporating RGB colour source buttons and OLED status displays, has been designed to ensure that operational staff  have a clear understanding of the status of the system. Using the colour source buttons operators can group their sources which again makes for fast and safe operation. These enhancements ensure that when the pressure is on the operators are presented with clear information to assist them in their programme requirements.
  3. Multiviewer O/P - To simplify studio installations two multiviewer outputs are provided. These negate the need for any external multiviewer unit and provide the ability to monitor up to 20 sources on two large screen displays.
  4. Ease of set-up - For ease of installation there is a single cable to connect the control panel to the processor unit.
  5. Simple configuration - Unlike the larger, customisable, MVS units the MVS-3000 has been designed with a simple configuration. The system comprises just two parts; a single control panel (ICP-3000) and separate processor unit (MVS-3000). There is just a single option for the processor, the format convertor (MKS-6550) and a DVI based menu to add to the panel. It’s as simple as that!
  6. Feature packed keys - Although the system is entry level it benefits from the same key technology found in the large MVS-7000 & 8000X systems. Each of the four keyers, on the two ME busses, include linear and chrominance keying as standard and all the modifiers found on the larger units are also available. In addition two keyers on each ME bus also include a key resizer function allowing you to easily create picture-in-picture effects or fly in a key.
  7. Internal FM with clip transition - The standard internal frame memory system gives users the ability to store single images, graphics elements or clip sequences. By combining a clip sequence with a background effect provides a clip transition. A simple graphical menu makes this as easy to programme as a standard background wipes. Giving even an unskilled operator the ability to create visually stunning transition elements.
  8. Integrated control of external devices - With the mixer being the heart of any production system it is essential to allow machine control of external devices. Built into the processor unit itself are a number of ports for control of these units, with GPI and RS422 control being available.
  9. Format conversion with frame synchronisers - To support legacy equipment, and with the purchase of the optional format conversion card, the MVS-3000 can up-convert up to 8 external sources. Alternatively these convertors can be used as frame synchronisers for untimed sources.
  10. Prime support - If things should go wrong or if your operator just wants answer to “how do I do that” then a number of support services are additionally available to give you piece of mind and further protect your investment.