XVS-G1 Powerful and Compact Live Production Switcher

XVS-G1 Powerful and Compact Live Production Switcher

A new entry-level member of the XVS family

Sony is proud to introduce the latest member of the XVS family of production switchers. The XVS-G1 inherits many of the well-established features and architecture from the current models and adds cutting-edge technology for a range of visual processing enhancements. The all-new 4RU processor is combined with a range of four stylish new control panels plus a newly developed web-based operational menu for efficient and simple installations. The XVS-G1 builds on the success of the MVS-3000A and MVS-6530 switchers, bringing full HD and 4K(UHD) capacity at an affordable price. Configurable from 1 to 4 M/E banks, the XVS-G1 offers 16 full-feature keyers with up to 48 inputs, 24 outputs in HD mode, or 24 in, 12 out in 4K(UHD). These features make it the perfect choice for small and medium studios, flyaway packs and OB production units.

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The next-generation platform in Live Production Switchers

The XVS-G1 introduces a hybrid architecture which augments the well-proven video processing structure of the XVS series with an optional GPU-based effects and graphics module. Its configuration retains a central processing unit (CPU) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA), whilst adding an optional graphics processing unit (GPU), ensuring high performance and flexibility with visual processing enhancements while maintaining high reliability and stable operation.

XVS-G1 Powerful and Compact Live Production Switcher

The next-generation platform in Live Production Switchers

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High-speed processing, enabled by the hardware at 4K(UHD) resolution, and High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging, means virtually no compromises in performance and speed for real-time processing and ultra-low latency. High-density, high-resolution video processing using the latest software technology provides versatility and upgradability. The XVS-G1 system offers an affordable and flexible solution to meet the creative needs of today’s live productions.

XVS-G1 Powerful and Compact Live Production Switcher

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A high-potential platform for maximum creativity realised by the optional GPU and modular software structure

The XVS-G1 offers new creative features including a built-in clip player, 3D digital multi-effects, extra still logo keys, and new multi-viewer functionality. HDR is also supported with Sony’s SR Live workflow and multiple HDR format conversion options.

16 keyers are provided, each with its own 2.5D resizer. These full-function keyers can be deployed in various configurations across 1 to 4 M/E banks.  An additional dedicated Clip Transition keyer is available on each M/E.

XVS-G1 Powerful and Compact Live Production Switcher

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The optional GPU pack provides a file-based clip player, integrated for the first time in a Sony live production switcher. There are four channels in HD mode and two channels in 4K(UHD) mode. Multiple clips can be stored and replayed, each with a maximum duration, for both HD and 4K(UHD) content, of up to 60 minutes. Widely available AVC codec files in MOV or MP4 container formats are supported.

Other functions provided by the GPU include 4 channels of full 3D digital multi-effects in HD mode or 2 channels in 4K(UHD), and four still logo keyers.

Media files are easily and instantly loaded into the internal SSD storage directly from any network-connected device via a web browser. The user-friendly style of the clip player and switcher minimises preparation and setup time, simplifying live operation.

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New design multi-viewer

New design multi-viewer offers enhanced features including in-vision audio monitoring and clock, with a choice of 4, 10, 13 and 16-way splits.

New web-based menu perfectly suited to News, Sports and Entertainment programme production

The user menu is based on a newly designed web application. This allows flexible wired or wireless operation via any PC, laptop or tablet. An enhanced menu system builds on the familiar structure of the existing XVS series, whilst new menus allow easy access to innovative features such as the GPU clip player and additional logo keyers. Multiple menu pages can be viewed simultaneously. The web application provides efficient and speedy menu navigation including future remote operation.

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