Sony MVS-3000 HD/SD Multi-Format Switcher

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 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.

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Sony MVS-3000 HD/SD Multi-Format Switcher


Choice of control panels for convenient operability

The MVS-3000 switcher offers a choice of 16* or 24 buttons control panels. These matt-black panelsare 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.
*16x XPT control panel available from October 2013

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.

Multi-program mode

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 16- 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.

Easy-to-program macros

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.
Sony MVS-3000 HD/SD Multi-Format Switcher


Power requirement
AC 100 V to 240 V, ±10% 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
4 A to 1.7 A
Operating temperature
5˚C to 40˚C (41˚F to 104˚F)
Storage temperature
-20˚C to +60 ˚C (-4˚F to +140˚F)
Operating humidity
10% to 90% (Non-condensing)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
482 x 176 x 486 mm (19 x 7 x 19 1/4 inches)
19 kg (41 lb 14 oz) (fully loaded)
Primary inputs
32, BNC (x1 each)
Assignable outputs
16, BNC (x1 each)
Sony MVS-3000 HD/SD Multi-Format Switcher