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Sony MCS8M Compact Audio Video Mixing Switcher

Sony MCS8M Compact Audio Video Mixing Switcher

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The MCS8M Compact Audio Video Mixing Switcher from Sony 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. 

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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.

Product Highlights:

  • 6-Channel Audio Mixer
  • Built-In Frame Synchronizer
  • Integrated Multi-Viewer
  • Single-Channel Frame Memory Output
  • Input Freeze, Snapshot Functions
  • SDI With Embedded Audio, HDMI, DVI
  • 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 1024 Resolution
  • Import Still Images Via USB Port
  • 3D Mode Function, Preset Effects
  • Creative AUX MIX Function



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 1
Please Note:

Accepts either HD or SD video signal inputs; cannot have mixed inputs.
Does not support HDCP; cannot output HD content during playback in Blu-ray player

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 2
Please Note:

Multi Viewer SDI and Multi-Viewer DVI-D output the same layout

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 3
Please Note:

Separately applied to PGM, AUX1 and AUX2

Monitoring Audio monitoring function:
Selected audio channel
Reference Input HD mode:
Analog black burst or Tri-level sync, loop through 75 Ω: BNC
SD mode:
Analog black burst, loop through 75 Ω: BNC
Reference Output HD mode: Analog black burst or Tri-level sync, 75 Ω: BNC
SD mode: Analog black burst, 75 Ω: 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 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
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 - 104° F (5.0 - 40° C)
Dimensions 16.6 x 4.9 x 10.5" (42.2 x 12.4 x 26.7 cm)
Weight 13.25 lb (6.01 kg)


Additional Information

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

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