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Sony Multi-Camera Live Producer

code: MCX-500
  • £1,814.98
  • RRP: £2,036.00
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  • Mix between 9 Inputs
  • Ideal for live streaming
  • Affordable and user-friendly
  • Configurable LCD Touchscreen
  • Allows you to mix upto 5 audio channels

Sony MCX-500 (MCX500, MCX/500, mcx-500) Multi-Camera Live Producer

The MCX-500 from Sony is a affordable, user-friendly and flexible Multi-Camera Live Switcher. The MCX-500 is an affordable, uniquely user-friendly and flexible production switcher that makes it simple for a single operator or small team to produce a broadcast quality live event. Multiple video inputs include professional 3G-SDI, HDMI, Composite Video plus dedicated DSK mean you can mix and match kit as needed for each production.

New opportunities

  • Live events increasingly rely on video to attract customers, enliven presentations and turn a profit via live streaming or selling recordings. The MCX-500 is ideal for a wide range of live and recorded applications from pop concerts to weddings, educational seminars to corporate presentations, and sermons at houses of worship. Using the MCX-500, you can go beyond simply capturing an event to transforming it into an experience that engages everyone.

Meet any challenge

  • Today’s event might be simply mixing together multiple video inputs to support a presenter’s on-stage presentation. Tomorrow’s event might be creating a program for distribution across multiple screens in a vast conference hall. Next week’s event might be live streaming, either via PC or Mac or directly from the MCX-500 itself using Ustream® with a router*. Whatever the event, it’s simple to give your customer an immediate recording of the event thanks to a built-in SD Card slot – no external recorder needed or time lost assembling a post-event cut.
  • In regions where Ustream® is not available, alternative services may be supported. Please consult with your local Sony Professional Solutions Specialist Dealer.

Events that excite and engage

  • Keeping an audience’s interest during an event can be challenging. The MCX-500 puts at your fingertips a set of features to easily transform any event: cut between multiple cameras with a wide-range of broadcast quality transitions, mix in a secondary video feed with picture-in-picture, put a presenter in front of live or recorded video using Sony’s broadcast standard chroma key technology. 8 video inputs, plus a dedicated DSK channel (total 9 inputs) for on-screen graphics and a 5-channel audio mixer give you everything needed to wow an audience.

Working smarter

  • To minimise your workload, the MCX-500 offers hassle-free integration with camcorders such as the HXR-NX5R. The lightweight RM-30BP remote controller allows you to control all the key features of suitable camcorders while sitting at your control desk. It also allows tally signals to be sent to connected camcorders, so a camera operator knows when each camcorder is on-air. Work faster, more efficiently with MCX-500’s advanced workflow.

Smart controls with configurable LCD Touchscreen

  • If you’re running the show on your own, you need controls that suit the way you work – intuitive and yet somehow also fully featured. The MCX-500 achieves this by carefully thought out physical controls that you will find 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 easily recognisable ICON buttons. Trigger the sophisticated effects you’ve pre-defined with a single touch on a user-defined ICON. It’s a robust, user-friendly system that’s easily extended to bring in additional team members as productions grow.

Go solo or team work made easy

  • The MCX-500 makes it easy for a single operator to run a professional live event. Multi-view monitoring puts all your sources on a single display. To keep your eyes on the action, 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*.

External WiFi router required.

  • Audio mixing of up to 5 channels including XLR
  • You can perform a sophisticated multi-channel stereo audio mix in the MCX-500 with no need for an external audio mixer. With a stereo XLR (left/right) interface for external sources, the audio mixer function allows you to mix XLR inputs and 4 channels of embedded audio. You can control all five stereo channels individually, including intuitive audio level control on the LCD touch-screen control panel, mixing channels and also linking the audio to the video. Pre-Fader Listen (PFL) allows you to monitor each audio source before executing the mix.

Stream content live over the internet

  • The MCX-500 is ideal for live streaming events and productions. The switcher allows you to live mix the output of multiple sources with direct streaming in real time using services such as Ustream®. Share scenes as they happen with high quality picture and sound, direct from the MCX-500 to a router via Ethernet – no PC required.

Mix between 8 video sources + 1 Title (total 9 inputs)

  • The switcher is designed to expand your operations for full control of a multi-camera shoot. There is no need to worry about swapping out inputs during a production – the MCX-500 features no less than 8 video inputs (plus dedicated Title input) to easily accommodate any small-to-medium sized production. Inputs include professional 3G-SDI (x4), standard HDMI (x2) and even composite video (x2), allowing you to connect a wide variety of cameras and other equipment. A dedicated RGB Title input allows you to connect a PC or Mac to use as a dedicated source of titles for your production.


  • Power requirement: DC 12V, Approx. 2.2A  
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 362 × 43.5 × 206 mm (Approx.)
  • Mass: Approx. 2.2 kg  


  • Video format: 1080/59.94i Hz (60i), 1080/50i Hz (50i) 


  • Protocol: Mpeg-2 TS/UDP


  • Format: AVCHD, XAVC S  *2
  • Media: Memory Stick ProDuo™, SDHC

Video Switcher

  • Function: Input : 8 Primary Video inputs + Title, 4 Channel, 1 M/E + 2 Keyer (1 x PinP, 1 x Title), 
  • Output : PGM Output、Multi View Output 
  • Key Type: Luminance Key / Chroma key

Audio Mixer

  • Function: Input: Analog Stereo(x1) / Stereo Embedded Audio inputs(x4), Mixing: Stereo Mixing (x5)
  • Output: PGM (Stereo) (x1) 

Video Input

  • SDI: BNC (x4), 75 Ω, 3G SDI/HD/SD, SMPTE 292M/259M/424M/425M 
  • HDMI: Type A (x2), (20x480/576, 1280x720, 1920x1080) 
  • VIDEO Input: BNC (x1), NTSC/PAL, VIDEO: 1.0 Vp-p 75 Ω, negative sync 
  • RGB: D-Sub Shrink 15-pin (x1) (Female) (1600x1200) 

Video Output  

  • HD SDI : BNC (x1, PGM) 75 Ω, 1.5 Gbps, 270 Mbps, SMPTE 292M 
  • HDMI: HDMI (Type A) (x1, PGM) (720x480/576, 1280x720, 1920x1080), HDMI (Type A) (x1, Multi View) (720x480/576, 1280x720, 1920x1080) 
  • VIDEO output: BNC (x1) VIDEO: 1.0 Vp-p 75 Ω, negative sync 

Audio Input

  • Embedded audio input : SDI/HDMI
  • Analog input: XLR (x1)

Audio Output

  • Embedded audio output: SDI/HDMI
  • Analog output: Phono jack (CH-1, CH-2)
  • Headphones: Stereo mini jack (x1), RJ-45 (x2, PC UI Streaming)

Other Interface

  • LAN: RJ-45 (x2, PC UI Streaming), 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T 
  • USB2.0: USB Type-miniB (x1)
  • Option: φ3.5mm jack (x1)
  • TALLY: D-Sub Shrink 15-pin (x1) (Female)



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  • Sony MCX-500 Multi-Camera Live Producer
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