Sony unveils full line of multi-format switchers Product applications cover OB vans, live events and corporateMay 4, 2005
Sony of Canada Ltd., Canada’s leading supplier of electronic and computer products for consumers and business, today unveiled its full line of multi-format production switchers, including the DVS-9000, MFS-2000 and MVS-8000A.
More than 5,400 Sony production switchers, including DVS, HDS, MVS and MFS Series models, have been delivered world-wide to professional users in a diverse range of applications including corporate, houses of worship, OB van and education.
Key features of Sony's current switcher family are a common interface and core design technology across the line.
The standard-definition (SD) DVS-9000 and the multi-format MVS-8000A both share the same control panels, operational software and control data systems. The MFS-2000 model builds upon the technologies developed for Sony's MVS-8000A/DVS-9000 line, and its introduction further extends the family to include a small-format, entry-level member. The MFS-2000 is designed for broadcast, corporate and educational, live and post-production applications, as well as mobile news units that are tight on space but still need strong effects capabilities.
New features of the Sony switcher line include a “Plug-in Editor” that provides editing functionality from within the MVS, DVS or MFS switcher system. The switchers also integrate seamlessly into automated newsroom systems to provide multi-format support for station broadcasts.
Sony production switchers have increasingly become the mobile technology of choice for high-profile live event production. Events over the past 12 months that have involved Sony switchers included the NFL Championship Game, the Daytona 500, the Academy Awards® and the Grammy Awards®.
“It became necessary to provide the means for both HD program origination and SD distribution based on the needs of particular geographies,” said Ellen Heine, Product Manager, Post Production Products, Broadcast & Communication Solutions Group, Sony of Canada Ltd. “The MVS-8000 switchers have satisfied many software requirements and user preferences, while also meeting and exceeding our high standards for production values.”
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