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Sony MCS8M Compact Audio Video Mixing Switcher, 1280x1024 Resolution, 3D Mode Function, Preset Effects

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About the Sony MCS8M

The Sony MCS8M Compact Audio Video Mixing Switcher 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.

Sony MCS8M Includes

  • Sony MCS8M Compact Audio Video Mixing Switcher
  • 75-Ohm Termination Resistor
  • CD-ROM Operating Instructions for Basic / Advanced Operation (Japanese / English / French / German / Italian / Spanish / Simplified Chinese / Korean / Portuguese)
  • Sony 1 Year Warranty

Sony MCS8M Features

  • 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
  • Video Inputs: Features 4x HD SDI inputs, 3x HDMI inputs, 1x DVI-I input & 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 & 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Background / Keyer Transition: Cut, Mix, Wipe, DME Wipe
  • 1 Keyer: Luminance key, Linear key, Chroma key
  • Application: 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)

Sony MCS8M Specifications

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
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
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
Monitoring Audio monitoring function:
Selected audio channel
Reference Input HD mode:
Analog black burst or Tri-level sync, loop through 75 Ohms: BNC
SD mode:
Analog black burst, loop through 75 Ohms: BNC
Reference Output HD mode: Analog black burst or Tri-level sync, 75 Ohms: BNC
SD mode: Analog black burst, 75 Ohms: 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-1 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
Controls-2 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 - 104deg. F (5.0 - 40deg. C)
Dimensions 16.6x4.9x10.5" (42.2x12.4x26.7cm)
Weight 13.25lbs (6.01kg)
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