Sony MCX-500 Live production video switcher

LCD Touchscreen Control - (4)3G-SDI (2)HDMI (2)Composite - Multi-view monitoring

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  • Sony MCX-500
  • AC adapter
  • Option cable
  • USB cable
  • CD-ROM with operating instructions
  • 1-year Limited Warranty


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Sony MCX-500 (SON-MCX-500) Live production video switcher is compact and easy to use without expert knowledge. This user-friendly and affordable broadcast quality switcher will keep your audience engaged with a feature set of much larger units. With eight video inputs, plus a dedicated DSK channel (total 9 inputs) for on-screen graphics and a 5-channel audio mixer, you get everything needed to create an immersive experience for your audience. Directly stream a live event in real time using services such as Ustream° or record using the built-in SD Card slot no external recorder needed or time lost assembling a post-event cut. Using an ethernet cable or WiFi connection and a Mac or PC, you see all your sources simultaneously, making it simple to use intuitive mixing tools with advanced effects on the four input control multi-viewer interface. This switcher expands the possibilities of your video operation and can be an integral component as your production grows. The (4) 3G-SDI, (2) standard HDMI, (2) composite video inputs enable you to connect to a wide range of cameras and equipment while having the ability to record to a variety of HD standards depending on your needs.


  • Carefully considered control layout with LCD touchscreen
  • 8 video inputs with a dedicated Title input for 9 total Ins
  • Four input multi-view monitoring
  • Advanced titles and effects including Chroma key, transitions and PinP (Picture in Picture)
  • Interactive transition slider

Specifications for the Sony MCX-500

{ "General": { "Power requirement": "DC 12V, Approx. 23W", "Dimensions (W x H x D) ": "362 × 43.5 × 206 mm (Approx.)", "Mass": "Approx. 2.1 kg" }, "System": { "Video format": "1080/59.94i ㎐ (60i) 1080/50i ㎐ (50i)" }, "Streaming": { "Protocol": "AVC / RTMP / RTMPS 1,920 x 1,080 at 9 Mbps 1,280 x 720 at 3 Mbps 640 x 360 at 1 Mbps" }, "Recording": { "Format": "AVCHD", "Media": "Memory Stick ProDuo, Memory Stick PRO-HGDuo, Memory Stick XC-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC memoy cards (Class 4 or higher)" }, "Video switcher": { "Function": "Input : 8 Primary Video inputs + Title, 4 Channel 1 M/E + 2 Keyer (1 x PinP, 1 x Title) Output : PGM Output, Multi View Output", "Key Type": "Luminance Key / Chroma key" }, "Audio mixer": { "Function": "Input: Analog Stereo (x1) / Stereo Embedded Audio inputs (x4) Mixing: Stereo Mixing (x5) Output: PGM (Stereo) (x1)" }, "Video input": { "SDI": "BNC (x4), 75 Ω, 3G SDI/HD/SD SMPTE 292M/259M/424M/425M", "HDMI": "Type A (x2) (720x480/576p, 1280x720p, 1920x1080i/p)", "VIDEO input": "BNC (x2), NTSC/PAL VIDEO: 1.0 Vp-p 75 Ω, negative sync", "Title": "D-Sub Shrink 15-pin (x1) (Female) RGB (1600x1200)" }, "Video output": { "HD SDI": "BNC (x1, PGM) 75 Ω, 1.5 Gbps, 270 Mbps SMPTE 292M", "HDMI": "HDMI (Type A) (x1, PGM) (720x480/576p, 1280x720p, 1920x1080i/p) HDMI (Type A) (x1, Multi View) (720x480/576p, 1280x720p, 1920x1080i/p)", "VIDEO output": "BNC (x1) VIDEO: 1.0 Vp-p 75 Ω, negative sync" }, "Audio input": { "Embedded audio input": "SDI/HDMI  16bit, Sampling;48HK㎐", "Analog input": "XLR/TRS Combo Type ( (CH-1, CH-2) )" }, "Audio output": { "Embedded audio output": "SDI/HDMI  16bit, Sampling;48HK㎐", "Analog output": "Phono jack (CH-1, CH-2)", "Headphones": "Stereo mini jack (x1)" }, "Other interface": { "LAN": "RJ-45 (x2, PC UI Streaming), 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T", "USB2.0": "USB Type-miniB (x1)", "Option": "φ3.5mm jack (x1)", "TALLY": "D-Sub 9-pin (x1) (male)" } }

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