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The MVS-8000G series
production switcher offers content producers previously unseen
levels of performance, flexibility and integration. This
multi-format production switcher builds on the success of the
MVS-8000A and DVS-9000 systems and gives operators unrivalled
multi-format performance for a production switcher.
New features for the MVS-8000G series include a built in simple DME
on every keyer and optional internal format converters. The
MVS-8000G is the latest evolution of the highly successful MVS-8000
family. As such it includes all the software features currently
available on the MVS-8000A. Also being part of this family enables
it to be compatible with all existing control surfaces.
The MVS-8000G comes in two chassis sizes and can support up to 4
M/E operation with a simple PP bus (1/2 M/E) also available. The
processors can accept up to 80 primary inputs and provide up to 56
assignable outputs. In addition to the Key DMEs a maximum of 8
fully integrated, full function DME's can also be specified. This
combined with the optional eight channel frame memory system gives
operators unsurpassed processing power for live production
Flexible system size
MVS-8000G systems are available with
1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 3, 3.5 or 4 M/E's banks and two processor frame
sizes are available. The smaller MVS-8000GSF (4RU) frame can cope
with up to 2.5 M/E's, 34 I/P's and 24 O/P's and the larger
MVS-8000SF (8RU) frame will cope with up to 4 M/E's, 80 I/P's and
56 O/P's. A system can therefore be purchased with minimal
components today and expanded as needs arise.
4 Keyers per M/E
Each M/E comes, as standard, with 4
full function keyers, each with its own transition capability.
Luminance, Linear, Clean, Pattern, Chroma and Colour Vector keying
modes are supported as standard by each keyer. Additionally the
MVS-8000G series includes a simple DME channel for every keyer.
8 Channel Integrated DME
In addition to the standard Key
DMEs, an optional, high specification, digital multi effects (DME)
unit is available to partner the MVS-8000G and up to 8 channels can
be specified. Each channel is a full function DME including 2D
linear and non-linear effects with a key channel and lighting
effects. THE MVE-8000A is a 2RU processor and can be fitted with
either 2 or 4 channels of high quality digital effects
For even more stunning effects and higher picture quality the
MVE-9000 is also available.
Internal format converters
The MVS-8000G chassis can be fitted
with two format converter cards. Each card is capable of converting
up to eight video I/Ps from one line standard to another. The card
also provides 2 channels of O/P conversion which gives the ability
to convert any switcher O/P from one standard to another.
The MVS-8000G has the option of
being supplied with 8 channels of frame memory. The frame memory
system has the capacity to store up to 2000 HD images and both
still frames and clip sequences can be stored and recalled. By
utilising an external hard drive clips can quickly be backed up and
uploaded ready for the programme operations.
Compact Control Panel
In addition to the layout-free
control panel two compact control panels are available. These two
panels (1 or 2 M/E) offer the same operational features as the
large panel in a much smaller, and rack mountable, size. These, 12
crosspoint button, panels are ideal for small production systems
or, if combined with the large panel, providing remote M/E
To further aide an operator the
control panel allows complex key sequences to be stored,
subsequently edited and then recalled from any button. Simple (or
complex) key sequences can now be programmed to happen upon any
button push (for example switching key and background at the same
time, automatically flying in a replay on selecting the source
button...) the possibilities are only limited by the operators'
Up to twelve VTR or DDR's can be
controlled by a single control panel. These can be integrated onto
a switcher timeline and multiple cue up points can be set.A
dedicated VTR control module can also be added to any control desk
allowing an operator instant and easy remote control of any
The control panels and switcher
processors are connected via two independent ethernet networks.
These together with the additional system manager application allow
the switcher to expand onto an external LAN. This can be used for
remote set-up and monitoring, facility management and import/export
to the internal stills store.
Large scale productions
With four full function keyers, as standard,
in each M/E you should never run out of keying possibilities. This
combined with the maximum of 80 I/P's makes this system able to
cope with the most demanding of applications. What's more even when
fully equipped with up to 8 channels of full function integrated
DME, each with a video and key channel, you still have all 80 I/P's
available for cameras, VTR's etc.
The MVS-8000G is a true multi-format
switcher and can operate in any of the current world broadcast
standards. In the future the switcher will also support 1080P/50,
/60 productions as well (dual link operation).
Flexible format conversion
The MVS-8000G is capable of being supplied
with internal format converters which allow you to integrate your
SD production equipment into an HD programme. What's more not only
can you up-convert the SD I/Ps, by utilising the internal down
converters and independent aspect ratio operation you can also
simultaneously produce a 16:9 HD and 4:3 SD production from the
single processor chassis without the need for any external
The internal format converters will also act as cross converters to
and from 720P as well as down converters to mix HD material into an
As standard each keyer on the MVS-8000G is
supplied with a simple DME system. This allows you to create
picture in picture effects with basic picture manipulation
abilities (including blur effects) without tying up any external
DME channels. It is also possible to utilise these key DMEs for DME
Multi Programme Delivery
Each M/E bus is capable of working in
multi-program mode where up to four configurable O/P's are
available per M/E. This coupled with automatic key substitution and
switchable 4:3 / 16:9 operation per M/E bank gives you the capacity
to provide many different programme streams from a single switcher
system.For even more demanding applications, and with the purchase
of additional software, you can split each ME bus to make two
separate and independent PGMs. This gives a total of 8ME operation
from the single processor.
Customisable control panel
The control panel of the MVS-8000G is unique
in offering operators the ability to change the layout as required.
Once installed the panel layout can be simply modified, or
additional facilities added as needs arise.
Maximising system useage
With the availability of the system manager
software (BZPS-8000) the MVS-8000G system flexibility is increased
one stage further. This software package allows for remote control
of all switcher functions, an interface for remote maintenance and
an off-line setup facility.
By integrating system manager with a number of studios allows an
engineering manager to create a central file storage area and
download the relevant files on a programme by programme basis. Thus
a set-up for one studio is instantaneously available to all
connected switcher systems. This greatly decreases the amount of
valuable studio time required to set up the switcher prior to the