The MCX-500 is a 4 channel video switcher that offers users the option to select from 9 inputs, including 4x 3G-SDI, 2x HDMI and 2x CVBS. The unit also features an extra RGB input for title overlays. A wide range of video cameras can be connected to the MCX-500, including the newly announced HXR-NX5R.
Sony FS5 and FS7 cameras can also work including a huge range of XDCAMs or NXCAMs, and even consumer video cameras. Other major features on the MCX-500 include both PinP and Keyer overlay functions, a range of transition effects, and 4 channel video and 5 channel audio inputs including XLR and embedded audio from SDI or HDMI, for maximum versatility.
The MCX-500 makes it really easy for a single operator to run a professional live event. You have Multi-view monitoring with all your sources on a single display. Just like you'd expect from a pro switcher, all the main functions are accessible via physical controls that are easy to operate without looking away from the action for a second.
More advanced features can be tuned to your exact workflow requirements and mapped to an LCD touch-screen control with customisable ICON buttons. You can even remote operate or extend the control functions of the MCX-500 via PC, Mac or Tablet over Ethernet or WiFi (keep in mind that an external WiFi router is required).