|Sony Multi-Format Video Switcher MVS-6000 (Discontinued)
The MVS-6000 is an affordable and highly featured vision switcher
for SD or Multi format video switching. It can cater for production
needs starting at 15 inputs / 24 outputs 1ME (Mix Effect Bus) up to
49 inputs / 24 outputs and 2.5ME. This is a new addition to the
family of MVS-8000 & DVS-9000 switchers. The MVS-6000 utilizes
the latest technologies such as a newly developed image processor,
internal digital multi-effects (DME), clip transition effects, Side
Flags, internal format convertor and multi-format operation, all
packed into a compact frame.
The MVS-6000 can also be upgraded to multi-format configurations by
licence key. Customers can start with a standard-definition (SD)
configuration and, with no change in hardware, easily upgrade to
multi-format configurations according to their growing needs. The
all-new CCP-6000 Series is an easy-to-use control panel that can be
operated in combination with a standard VGA monitor and a mouse,
which greatly expands operational flexibility. The CCP-6000 also
includes the newly developed Multi-Function FlexiPad module that
further saves space whilst completing existing operational
Product Code MVS-6000
One of the unique and very powerful features of MVS-8000G Series
and MVS-6000 Switchers is that a format conversion capability can
be incorporated simply by adding the MKS-8450G Format Converter
Board. This option provides up-conversion and downconversion
between HD (1080i and 720P) and SD ( 480i and 576i), and
cross-conversion between 1080i and 720P at both inputs and outputs.
By adding the MKS-8450G Format Converter Board, format conversion
for eight inputs and two outputs becomes available.
Customizable Control Panel
Series, MVS-6000, and DVS-9000 Series share the same control
panels, which have been designed with special care and attention. A
lineup of three control panels is available: the customizable
CCP-8000 Series and two simple and practical control panels, the
CCP-6000 Series and CCP-9000 Series.
Creative M/E Functionality
Each M/E on the
MVS-6000 is equipped with four keyers*, allowing sophisticated
layering from a single M/E. Separate from the main fader, each
keyer has its own auto-transition controls, which allow users to
insert or remove keys on an individual basis with independent
wipes, DME wipes, and dissolves. For further flexibility, each
keyer in every M/E also offers chroma keying and color vector
keying, eliminating restrictions of selectable key types. These
fully featured M/Es allow total interoperability of effects on all
*The Simple P/P only has two keyers and does not support chroma
full-featured Primary and Secondary Colour Correction is optionally
available for the MVS-6000.
The MVS-6000 also allows, the Colour Corrector to be applied to the
video outputs of the internal M/E or P/P banks.** This ability
allows studio monitors placed, for example, beside newscasters to
provide true colour reproduction when included in the camera
* For the MVS-6000, both an optional Frame Memory Board MKS-8442G
and Colour Corrector Software BZS-6420 are required.
** This function causes 1H delay.
function in the MVS-6000, allows superb simple 2D DME effects to be
supported through two out of four M/E keyers. This function can be
activated for DME wipe transition, and keyframes too. A variety of
effects - such as Wipe, and Defocus - can be applied to resized
images. All these effects can be created without the use of an
external DME, bringing great advantages for both simple operation
and minimized system cost.
MVS-6000 provides a high-capacity "frame memory system" that
enables video frames to be captured and stored as still images. The
system also allows a sequence of frames to be recorded as a video
clip (called a "frame memory clip"). The frame memory system for
the MVS-6000 system consists of a single, optional MKS-8442G Frame
Having a dedicated button for each function on the MVS-6000
is handy, but this switcher takes operational convenience a step
further. The MVS-6000 makes it easy to program macros. Using the
multi-function FlexiPad module, users can simply record operational
sequences, then store and assign them to any desired button.
Macros are extremely useful in live environments when time is
critical and there is no tolerance for making operational mistakes.
Not only can macros record complex panel operational sequences, but
menu operation can also be recorded as a macro.
Macros can be edited either directly from the control panel or by
using the touch-screen menu display. Once programmed, macros can be
executed in several ways. In addition to the easy Recall/Run from
the FlexiPad module macros can be triggered via the panel or on a
timeline to execute automatically in a sequence.
settings the MVS-6000 provides Clip Transition effects that enable
transition, together with audio, using a frame memory clip. When
doing 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 it. This Clip Transition effect is
beneficial for sports broadcasting operations at, for example,
football and basketball games.
This sophisticated effect can be performed with simple settings.
The user is required only to select a frame memory clip, and
determine two points: the start and stop point of backgrounds to
meet the clip movement.
Various types of transition such as Mix, Wipe, DME Wipe, and Preset
Colour Mix can be applied in a background transition according to
the motion of the clip. This transition can be operated both
backwards and forwards with the fader lever. In addition, a Clip
Transition can be performed with audio when using the Auto
Flexibility for Today and Tomorrow
The MVS-6000 Production Switcher provides users with a flexible
solution to select between a standard definition (SD) and
multi-format configuration. The MVS-6000 selectively supports the
more commonly used signal formats as shown below:
1080i/59.9 , 50
720P/59.9 , 50
The processor of
the MVS-6000 can be configured to suit the exact needs of each
particular user in terms of operation, resolution, frame rate,
number of I/Os, number of M/E banks, and more. The MVS-6000 can
also be upgraded as user needs grow, simply by installing the
appropriate option board.
Sophisticated Digital Multi-Effects
The MVS-6000 Switcher Processor offers two channels capable of
internal Digital Multi-Effects (DME) with the installation of the
MKS-6470 DME Board Set. The MVS-6000 supports frequently used DME
patterns such as 3D Linear Transformation, Video Modify, Freeze,
Light/Trail, Input/Output effect, Digital SKETCH, Metal, and Glow.
Due to these features, the MVS-6000 is extremely user friendly as
well as being an affordable system.
Easy and Efficient Operation
The MVS-6000 Switcher has a large colour touch-screen menu for
efficient and intuitive system control. Button indications have
also been greatly enhanced over previous generation switchers.
Crosspoint source-name displays, FlexiPad, and Shot Box™
buttons all incorporate a backlit three-colour LCD indicator to
which preset pattern icons or text can be imported and displayed.
These indicators help to keep the operator informed at all times of
crosspoint and button assignments. Optional remote-control panels,
such as AUX Bus Remote, Keyer Remote (Universal Control Panel), and
M/E Remote panels, allow convenient operating environments for live