The Sony MVS3000PAC HD/SD Multi-Format Switcher with Advanced Control Panel is a compact and well-designed mid-range switcher suited for production studios, stadiums, houses of worship, and OB vehicles requiring multiple inputs in a limited space. This switcher comes with sophisticated capabilities such as 2 mix effects (M/Es), 4 keyers per M/E, each with the MVS high-performance chromakey, 2.5D resizers, and color correction. With the standard multi-viewer output, you save space on additional monitoring. It incorporates OLED mnemonic displays for optimal visibility and intuitive operability. The self-contained 4RU processor offers simple configuration and is a logical choice for small production facilities that have limited installation space but refuse to compromise on quality. It is compact yet powerful switcher that will help you to meet and exceed all your production requirements.
Custom-designed operational control surface:
Based on the proven MVS operational system so operators feel instantly at home with the new panel
OLED source name displays
Color source buttons for source grouping
2 mix effects (M/E) busses with 4 keyers per M/E:
Each keyer includes linear, luminance, pattern, and chromakey modes
2 keys per M/E include a 2.5D resize engine for picture-in-picture effects
Range of background transition effects:
DME transitions using the key re-sizer, wipes, mixes, etc.
Color correction for each input and AUX output
Internal 8-channels frame memory:
Clip transition functionality for simple creation of animated transitions
Capacity for over 1,000 frames of HD stills or clips (HD mode)
Embedded audio support
2 independent outputs
Choice of 10- or 40-way split display
Source name and tally display
Extensive memory system for saving & recalling:
Create, edit, and store / recall up to 250 macros per program to save custom button sequences
Key-frame, snapshot, and shotbox
Intuitive menu operation supporting standard VGA monitor/mouse and VGA touch panel monitors
Wide selection of interfacing options:
4 serial ports for remote device control (VTR, VDCP, DDR,etc.)
Serial tally connection
2 remote ports for automatic control
48 tally / GPI out, 18 tally / GPI in
Redundant power supplies for processor and control panel
Video Format HD 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/23.976PsF, 1080/24PsF, 720/59.94p, 720/50p SD 480/59.94i, 576/50i
Connections Primary inputs 32, BNC (x1 each) SMPTE292M (HDTV), SMPTE259M-C (SDTV) Assignable outputs 16, BNC (x1 each) SMPTE292M (HDTV), SMPTE259M-C (SDTV)
Controls MVS LAN RJ-45 (x1), 1000BASE-T Remote 1 to 4 D-sub 9-pin (x1), RS-422A Remote S1 to S2 D-sub 9-pin (x1), RS-422A S-BUS BNC (x1), S-BUS Serial Tally D-sub 9-pin (x1), RS-422A Tally / GPI D-sub 25-pin (x3), TTL level inputs (x18), open collector outputs (x4
Sony MVS-3000 SD / HD Video Switcher
Standard Manufacturer's Warranty
MVS Series SD / HD switcher with 32 inputs and 16 outputs
Compact and well-designed, the MVS-3000 production switcher is ideally suited for production studios, stadiums, houses of worship, and OB vehicles requiring multiple inputs in a limited space. The switcher comes with sophisticated capabilities such as 2x mix effects (M/E), 4x keyers per M/E, each with the MVS high-performance chroma key, 2.5D resizers, colour correction, and more. With the standard multi-viewer output, you save space on additional monitoring, enabling a reduction in your total system cost.
Advanced control panel
The control panel incorporates an attractive black design with OLED mnemonic displays for optimal visibility. Its operation is as user-friendly and intuitive as you expect of the MVS family. The self-contained 4RU processor offers simple configuration, and is a logical choice for small production facilities that have limited installation space but refuse to compromise on quality.
New control panel for convenient operability
The MVS-3000 switcher features an ICP-3000 control panel. The matt-black panel is designed for easy operation in a fixed configuration. The design is based on the proven CCP style, and experienced operators will feel instantly at home. Additionally, OLED source name displays and RGB colour source buttons are included for optimal visibility and great operability.
Creative M/E functionality
The MVS-3000 is a two mix effect (M/E) switcher with four keyers on each bus. A variety of background transitions are available to suit any programme requirements and these include ; Mix, Wipe, Non-additive mix, super mix and FM clip.
Separate from the main fader, each keyer includes its own auto-transition controls, which allow users to insert or remove keys individually with independent wipes and dissolves. For further flexibility, each keyer also offers chromakeying and colour vector keying, eliminating restrictions of selectable key types.
By providing a key priority selection it is possible to give any keyer a higher or lower priority giving operators complete freedom in key selection and which key sits in front of the other in the image plane.
Each M/E bus in the MVS system can be configured to operate in multi program mode. This facility provides four independent program outputs on each M/E. Each separate program O/P can then be configured with any combination of M/E keyers. In addition to the expanded program O/Ps, clean and key as well as M/E PVW signals are still produced.
2 resizers per M/E bank and 2.5D DME
A powerful resizer function is provided that gives simple 2.5D DMEeffects for four keyers in the MVS-3000. With adjustable parameters such as size, position, and aspect, as well as mosaic and defocus effects, this functionality is very useful for optimizing the on-screen composition. All these effects can be created without the use of an optional DME, bringing great advantages for both simple operation and minimized system cost.
Colour correction for each input and AUX output
In order to correct for any colour errors in the incoming signals each input has a primary RGB colour corrector. In addition each aux bus output also has an identical colour corrector circuit. This is useful for correcting the colour balance on in-vision monitors.
Enhanced frame memory system
The MVS-3000 provides an internal high-capacity frame store with the ability to handle both individual images (stills) and animation sequences (clips) with embedded audio support . The frame memory system supports eight-channel playback from on-board RAM storage, and images can be imported via USB connection or a real time back up using an external video store. Individual frame memory images or animation sequences can be instantly viewed and recalled via the touch-screen menu operation.
Two channel multi-viewer system
The MVS-3000 provides multi-viewer outputs directly from the main processor chassis. This cuts down on the need for expensive external multi-viewers. Each multi-viewer output can be set in either 10- or 4-way split operation, and signals are delegated to each separate pane accordingly. The multi-viewer also supports switcher name and border tally indicators.
32 inputs and 16 outputs configuration
The MVS-3000 features 32 BNC primary inputs and 16 BNC assignable outputs.
Using the Flexi-Pad module, you can record operation sequences, then store and assign them to any desired button. Macros are useful in live environments where time is critical and operation errors are not tolerated. In addition to using macros to record complex panel operations, macros can also be used to record menu operations. Macros can be edited either directly from the control panel or with the touch-screen menu display. Once programmed, macros can be executed in several ways: by attaching to the majority of buttons on the control panel surface, recall/run from the Flexi-Pad module, or by trigger on a timeline to execute automatically in a sequence.
The MVS-3000 switcher can be operated with a single Ethernet-based network. This integrated LAN enables easier connection to devices.
Powerful device control
The MVS-3000 switcher has integrated device control and thus does not require the use of an additional unit, simplifying system installation. Devices can be controlled on the same timeline as switcher events or as part of macro events. When integrating a Sony disk protocol or VDCP-controlled disk recorder, clip management is also provided, allowing different server clips to be recalled and played back as part of a switcher timeline or macro.
Intelligent tally functions
All MVS switchers provide an intelligent and multi-functional tally system, which seamlessly integrates the switcher and router tally functions. Multiple on-air and recording tallies can easily be programmed on the switcher system, so that even complex tally requirements are accommodated.
Clip Transition Effects
All MVS family switchers provide clip transition effects that enable transition, together with audio, using a frame memory sequence. During 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 the image. This effect is useful for sports broadcasting. Although highly sophisticated, the effect can be performed with simple settings. Various types of transition such as Mix, Wipe, DME Wipe, and PresetColor Mix can be applied in a background transition according to the motion of the clip. A transition can be operated both backwards and forwards with the fader lever.
Built-in format converter
One convenient feature of MVS switchers is that a format conversion capability can be incorporated by adding an extra format converter board (MKS-6550). This option provides up-conversion and down-conversion between HD (1080i and 720p) and SD (480i and 576i), and cross-conversion between 1080i and 720p at both inputs and outputs. With these capabilities, there is no need for external format conversion. A variety of signal formats can be handled within the switcher system, which minimizes overall system cost.
The format convertor can also work in frame delay mode which provides synchronisation and up to 8 frames delay for up to eight input signals. This is useful for remote non-locked sources or for applications involving virtual studios where a compensatory delay is required.