Video and audio switching
Both video and audio can be mixed with the MCS-8M, so there is no need for an external audio mixer. The MCS-8M features the same audio mixing features as the very popular Anycast Station.
The MCS-8M provides 8 video inputs and 4 outputs and operates in either HD or SD mode. It is easy to mix video equipment and computer sources with HD-SDI and DVI interfaces. Features include single channel frame memory, input synchronisation and freeze function for each source.
This function splits the screen into ten or four windows to show multiple images on a single monitor. There is no need for an external device and saves on monitoring space.
Integrated M/E, key and aux mix functions
The MCS-8M incorporates one mix-effects bus with a single key plus the ability for aux mixing. The high specified keyer operates in a number of key modes, including self, split, auto select, linear, pattern, auto chromakey and border (flat colour). Keyer transition allows for cut, mix, standard wipe patterns and transition rate settings.
3D feature for mixing two 3D cameras
The MCS-8M features a 3D mode that is ideally suited for small 3D productions, supporting two live 3D cameras. 3D functions include l/r link cut, mix and side-by-side output.
6 channel audio mixer
The MCS-8M features the same 6 Channel audio mixing as the very popular Anycast Station, with audio delay, 48KHz/24bit processing, real channel faders and a master fader.
The system allows for a range of background transitions and DME Wipes, including cut, mix, standard wipe patterns, transition rate settings and DME wipe patterns such as PinP, Slide, Defocus and Mosaic.
Power requirement: 100 V AC to 240 V AC +/-10% 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: Max. 80 W
Dimensions (W x H x D): 420 x 270 x 122 mm (16 5/8 x 10 3/4 x 4 7/8 inches)
Weight: 5 kg (11 lb)
Operating temperature: 5oC to 40o C (41oF to 104oF)
Compliant format: 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 480i/59.94, 576i/50
Video input - SDI: BNC (x4), HDMI (x3), DVI (x1), composite (x3)
Reference input: BNC (x1)
Audio input: Combo jack (x1),TRS jack (x4),RCA pin jack (x2)
Video outputs - SDI: BNC (x4), DVI-D (X2), composite (x1)
Reference output: BNC (x1)
Audio output: XLR jack (x2),TRS jack (x4), RCA pin jack (x2), Phone jack (x2)
Remote: D-sub 9-pin (x1)
GPI: D-sub 5-pin (x1)
75-Ohm Termination Resistor
Sony MCS-8M Manual
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from CA on 2015-02-18
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