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Sony MCX-500 (MCX500/2CAMKIT) Multi-Camera Live Producer Bundle with RM-30BP Controller and 2x HXR-NX5R Camcorders. Please note: Images are for illustation purposes only. Accessories pictured with the HXR-NX5R Camcorder are not included.
For the latest firmware for this product, please visit the Sony Pro SIte.

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 kits as needed for each production. 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.
Whatever the event, it’s simple to give your customer...
Included in box
  • 1x MCX-500 Multi-Camera Live Producer
  • 2x HXR-NX5R Full HD Camcorder
  • 1x RM-30BP Remote Controller

About the MCX-500 Live Production Cam Kit

Please note: Images are for illustation purposes only. Accessories pictured with the HXR-NX5R Camcorder are not included.

For the latest firmware for this product, please visit the Sony Pro SIte.

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 kits as needed for each production. 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.

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.
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.

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.
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.

The HXR-NX5R is the ultimate Full HD handheld camcorder. A feature packed successor to the best-selling HXR-NX5 and HXR-NX3 with XAVC S recording, 3G-SDI output and wireless workflow. You can trust in this multi-purpose workhorse for everything from corporate video to education, live events to weddings. It is designed to get the job done quickly and efficiently, the NX5R’s advanced three 1/2.8-type Full HD Exmor CMOS system can be relied upon to deliver sharp, cleanly focused imagery in almost any shooting scenario. Recorded images are remarkably lifelike in texture and detail, while shooting is fast and hassle-free with all the NX5R’s key functions right at your fingertips. Including direct Menu options display on-screen, so shooting parameters can be changed quickly and conveniently without taking your eyes off the action.

Designed to get the job done quickly and efficiently, the NX5R’s advanced three 1/2.8-type Full HD Exmor CMOS system can be relied upon to deliver sharp, cleanly focused imagery in almost any shooting scenario. Recorded images are remarkably lifelike in texture and detail, while shooting is fast and hassle-free with all the NX5R’s key functions right at your fingertips. Direct Menu options display on-screen, so shooting parameters can be changed quickly and conveniently without taking your eyes off the action.

The NX5R’s advanced network functions mean there’s no need for expensive add-on's to take advantage of new business opportunities or speed-up your workflow efficiency. The HXR-NX5R is ready to go straight out of the box, whatever the business opportunity today or tomorrow – live streaming events, multi-camera shoots and FTP’ing breaking news to your editor are all just a button press away.

The NX5R is also an ideal partner for Sony's innovative MCX-500 Multi Camera Live Producer* – an affordable, easy to operate and fully featured switcher that delivers broadcast quality results. Expand your business with multi-camera shoots for live presentation, live streaming and recording across a wide number of applications.

The RM-30BP is ideal for freelancers and small-budget productions, the lightweight remote can be handheld, placed on a table or attached to a tripod arm for operation. The RM-30BP can control most camera functions including:

• Lens control: one push auto / manual focus, iris and zoom control 
• Camera control: recording / display functions, shutter speed, white balance - including six assignable buttons 
• Playback and multi camera control (up to 3 cameras) 

The RM-30BP can also be connected to the new MCX-500 for multi camera control directly from the switcher, and is compatible with the HXR-NX5R and PXW-FS7 v4.0, with plans to introduce compatibility for other Sony camcorders.

MCX-500 Multi-Camera Live Producer
General
Power requirement DC 12V, Approx. 2.2A  *1
Dimensions (W x H x D)  362 × 43.5 × 206 mm (Approx.)
Mass Approx. 2.05 kg   *1
System
Video format 1080/59.94i Hz (60i)
1080/50i Hz (50i)
Streaming
Protocol Mpeg-2 TS/RTMP
Recording
Format AVCHD
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)
(720x480/576, 1280x720, 1920x1080)
VIDEO input BNC (x2), NTSC/PAL
VIDEO: 1.0 Vp-p 75 Ω, negative sync
Title D-Sub Shrink 15-pin (x1) (Female)
RGB (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  16bit、Sampling;48HKHz
Analog input XLR/TRS Combo Type ( (CH-1, CH-2) )
Audio output
Embedded audio output SDI/HDMI  16bit、Sampling;48HKHz
Analog output Phono jack (CH-1, CH-2)
Headphones Stereo mini jack (x1)
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 9-pin (x1) (male)
HXR-NX5R Full HD Camcorder
Mass Approx 2110 g (body)
Approx. 4 lb 10 oz (body)
Approx. 2500 g (with lens hood, eyecup, NP-F770 battery)
Approx. 5 lb 8 oz (with lens hood, ,eyecup, NP-F770 battery)
Dimensions (W x H x D)*1 176.0 × 199.5 × 385.0 mm
(With the accessories (lens hood, large eyecup), excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
7 x 7 7/8 x 15 1/4 inches (With the accessories (lens hood, large eyecup), excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
Power Requirements DC In: 8.4V
Battery: 7.2 V
Power Consumption Approx. 7.5 W (while recording with viewfinder and AVCHD 1080/50i or 60i FX)
Approx. 7.8 W (while recording with LCD and AVCHD 1080/50i or 60i FX)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C
32°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature -20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Battery Operating Time Approx. 240 min. with NP-F770 battery (while recording with LCD, AVCHD 1080/50i or 60i FX)
Approx. 440 min. with NP-F770 battery (while playing with LCD, AVCHD 1080/50i or 60i FX)
Recording Format (Video) XAVC S HD:MPEG4-AVC/H264 4:2:0 Long profile
AVCHD : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible DV
Recording Format (Audio) XAVC S HD : Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
AVCHD : Linear PCM 2ch, 16-bit, 48 kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16-bit, 48 kHz
DV : Linear PCM 2ch, 16-bit, 48 kHz
Recording Frame Rate XAVC S (1920 x 1080)@50p, 25p, 50 Mbps or @59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 50 Mbps
AVCHD (1920 x 1080)@50p or 59.94p,PS mode (28 Mbps)
AVCHD (1920 x 1080)@50i/25p or @59.94i/29.97p/23.98p,FX mode (24 Mbps)FH mode(17 Mbps)
AVCHD (1440 x 1080)@50i or 59.94i,HQ mode (9 Mbps) LP mode (5 Mbps)
AVCHD (1280 x 720)@50p or 59.94p,FX mode (24 Mbps)FH mode (17 Mbps) HQ mode (9 Mbps)
"DV (720 x 576) @50i or 59.94i,25 Mbps
Recording/Playback Time XAVC S HD@LPCM 2ch 50 Mbps
Approx. 155 min with 64 GB memory card
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch PS Mode
Approx. 290 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 145 min with 32 GB memory card
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch FX Mode
Approx. 340 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 170 min with 32 GB memory card
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch FH Mode
Approx. 450 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 225 min with 32 GB memory card DV
Approx. 280 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 140 min with 32 GB memory card
Lens Mount Fixed
Zoom Ratio 20x (optical), 40x(Clear Image Zoom), servo/manual
Focal Length f=4.1 - 82.0mm
equivalent to f=28.8 - 576mm on 35 mm lens(16:9)
equivalent to f=35.2 - 705mm on 35 mm lens(4:3)
Iris F1.6(Wide) - F3.4(Tele) auto/manual selectable
Focus AF/MF selectable, 10 mm to ∞ (Wide), 800 mm to ∞ (Tele)
Image Stabilizer ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter Diameter M72 mm
Audio Input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Video Output BNC (×1), Composite 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω
Audio Output Stereo mini jack (x1)
SDI Output BNC type (x1), SD/HD/3G(Level-B) selectable SMTPE 259M/292M/424M/425M standards
USB Multi/Micro USB jack (x1)
Headphone Output Stereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker Output Monaural
DC Input DC jack
Remote Stereo mini mini jack (x1)
HDMI Output Type A (x1)
Viewfinder 1.0 cm (0.39 type) OLED Approx. 1.44 M dots
LCD 8.8 cm (3.5 type) Approx. 1.56 M dots
Built-in Microphone Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone.
Luminous intensity MAX: 1.0m/Approx. 200 lx, 0.5m/Approx. 800 lx
MIN: 1.0m/Approx. 20 lx, 0.5m/Approx. 80 lx
Lighting angle Approx. 30°
Colour temperature Approx. 5,500K
Supported Format IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz bandwidth
Security WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
NFC NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant
Streaming MPEG-2 TS/UDP, RTMP(USTREAM)
FTP FTP, FTPS
RM-30BP Remote Controller
Dimensions (Approx.) 82.5x34x174.5mm (WxHxD)
Except for the maximum protrusion
Weight (Approx.) 290g (Body only)
Operating temperature 0℃~+40℃
Storage temperature -20℃~+60℃
Power consumption 0.2W below
Power-supply voltage 4.2~6.0 v ;supplied from Camcorders
Input/Output Camera x3 / 2.5mm TRS Plug
Remote x1 / 2.5mm TRS Jack
Option x1 / 3.5mm TRS Jack

MCX-500 Multi-Camera Live Producer

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.

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.

Multi-view monitoring

See all your sources simultaneously on one display. The switcher’s multi-view output makes it easy for you to see all your sources and outputs on a single screen. Monitoring on the multi-view is always four inputs.

Advanced titles and effects

The MCX-500 allows you easily to create advanced video effects such as Chroma key, transitions and PinP (Picture in Picture).

Transitions

Cut, Mix and Wipe effects allow you to select the pattern, timing and more of each transition. The switcher lets you set-up your transitions beforehand or do it manually on the fly. The switcher lets you set-up your transitions beforehand or do it manually on the fly. You can also easily add effects and titles with a one-button operation both before or after a transition.

Chroma key

Superimpose a presenter over a background video or static image with pin-sharp accuracy using chroma key technology developed for Sony’s MVS Series broadcast switchers.

PinP (Picture in Picture)

 To insert a second picture into your main footage, simply choose its size and position, then push live.

Insert and overlay titles - Down-stream key (DSK) function will automatically erase the white background and overlay the title for you. A dedicated RGB (DSK) computer input allows you instant access to titles stored on an external computer to overlay onto your video, freeing up your other eight inputs for camera.

Overlay Logo

 Your logo data can be uploaded from an SD card and using the logo function you can overlay the graphic on the screen.

* Logo function requires version 2.0 firmware.

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.

PC, Mac & Tablet integration

 The MCX-500 is designed to allow you to control multi-camera shoots in the most flexible way possible. Plug-in an Ethernet cable or WiFi router to open up a fully functional control interface that can be viewed on a standard web browser with PC, Mac or Tablet. Use browser tabs to click between the Switcher’s main control panel and advanced settings, including the simple set-up of easily recognizable ICON buttons.

Worldwide Full HD support

MCX-500 is a global model allowing you to record a variety of HD standards depending on your needs. You can record AVCHD Full HD 1920x1080 60i/50i or 1440x1080 60i/50i. In addition, version 2.0 firmware will add support for Sony’s high performance XAVC S format recording at up to 50Mbps.

Record direct to SD memory card

An internal memory card slot means all you need to record your production is an SD card, affordable and widely available with no need for an external recorder. As soon as the shoot wraps, you can provide the customer with a high quality AVCHD or XAVC S 50Mbps* recording to archive, re-broadcast or even re-edit into a highlights package on any leading non linear editing software.

* Requires version 2.0 or higher firmware.

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.

Seamless integration with Sony camcorders and PTZ cameras

The MCX-500 works with some of the most popular Sony compact camcorders such as the HXR-NX5R and also remote cameras including BRC Series PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) HD camera. Synchronised recording of connected cameras You can trigger the recording of connected camcorders through the MCX-500 and record the output on SD memory card in the switcher. Affordable tally systemTally signals can be sent to the connected camcorders so you always know which camcorder is live on-air. A tally indicator will automatically appear on each camcorder’s LCD panel and Electronic View Finder – a red icon indicates when the shot is live (PGM) while green indicates preview mode (PVW).*

* Compatible camcorders only.

 

HXR-NX5R Full HD Camcorder

Rich colour imagery  

The NX5R offers latest generation imaging performance, with Full-HD progressive image capture rather than the interlaced output of the original HXR-NX5. Its three 1/2.8-type Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors provide 2.07 million effective pixel count at the 16:9 aspect ratio. Red, blue, and green light are independently captured by separate image sensors, contributing to high resolution, high sensitivity and wide dynamic range. An advanced LSI (featuring intelligent noise reduction, enhanced detail reproduction and distortion correction technologies) delivers remarkably lifelike images.

Built-in LED lighting

An easily adjustable brightness LED video light is positioned just above the camcorder’s built-in microphone, providing convenient illumination for a wide range of shooting situations and minimising the need to carry external lighting equipment. Illumination is approximately 200 lux/1m (approx. 800 lux/0.5m) with a beam angle of 30° and a colour temperature of approximately 5500K.

*An external microphone connected via the XLR connector may cast a shadow if used simultaneously with the built-in LED video light.

Networked for high usability

Live internet stream from any event using hassle-free Ustream™ service or a generic streaming mode for a local area network for a secure corporate presentation.

Remote control makes the NX5R perfect for multi-camera shoots. Mount on a tripod and use your smart phone or tablet to monitor and control focus, zoom, iris, REC START/STOP and more*.

FTP allows you to click and send Full-HD content to your editor for fast breaking news stories.

Wide choice of connections including 3G-SDI

The NX5R provides all the connectivity options professionals expect, including 3G-SDI (Full HD 50p/60p output), plus REMOTE, composite (BNC) and audio XLR terminals.

Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe

The NX5R takes advantage of Sony’s flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, which provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching to compatible Sony accessories. For example, you can connect and control Sony wireless microphone systems such as the UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 (sold separately).

Dual media slots

To extend recording time and workflow flexibility, the NX5R has dual media slots compatible with SDXC and SDHC cards as well as Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2) and PRO-HG Duo. Relay mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full; Simul mode allows simultaneous recording to two memory cards (for example to create a back-up). Start/Stop buttons on the NX5R’s handle grip and camcorder body can independently start and stop recording on different memory cards in Simul mode.

Get closer with 40x zoom

The NX5R’S high-performance Sony G lens offers an expansive 28.8 mm (35mm full-frame format equivalent) angle of view at the wide end and a stunning 40X zoom.The 20x optical zoom range will easily cover most shooting situations, but when more reach is required, Sony’s advanced Clear Image Zoom employs Super Resolution Technology to double your optical zoom up to 40x while still delivering exceptional image quality.

Multi-format recording

The NX5R is designed to provide the absolute best performance for Full HD productions, recording in AVCHD and DV to support proven legacy workflows, as well as the newer, more advanced XAVC S at 50Mbps.

XAVC S offers stunning picture quality, but also workflow flexibility and storage efficiency. In XAVC S, the NX5R uses the MP4 file format, sampling at 50Mbps. Compared to AVCHD, XAVC S 50Mbps captures more details and less noise thanks to the higher bitrate.

Depending on your region, separate models are available offering recording frame rates of 50p Full HD and 50i SD (PAL model), or 60p Full HD and 60i SD (NTSC model).

Flexible controls

All of the NX5R’s key functions are at your fingertips – from intuitive Direct Menu controls to a responsive joystick on the hand grip. Direct Menu options display on-screen, so shooting parameters can be changed quickly and conveniently without taking your eyes off the action.

Precision monitoring

 However you choose to shoot, the NX5R adapts to fit your style. It has a high visibility wide viewing angle and high contrast 0.39-type 1440K OLED viewfinder and an easily adjustable, flip-out 3.5-type 1550K LCD, for precision monitoring and low latency.

Perfect partnership

 The NX5R was designed alongside Sony’s MCX-500 Multi Camera Live Producer, a robust and cost-effective switcher that makes it easy for one person to run a multi-camera live event shoot. When used with the MCX-500 and Remote Commander, a Tally indicator will automatically appear on each NX5R’s LCD panel and Electronic View Finder – a red icon indicates when the shot is live (PGM) while Green indicates preview mode (PVW). The MCX-500 supports up to 9 video inputs, 5 channel stereo inputs including XLR with both internal recording and live streaming via Ustream™.

 

RM-30BP Remote Controller

  • Works with HXR-NXR5 and PXW-FS7 v4.0
  • Provides Focus, Iris, and Zoom Control
  • Provides Camera control
  • 6 x Assignable Buttons
  • Playback and Multi-Camera Control
  • Can be Attached to Tripod

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SERVICES AND REPAIRS

Events

CVP holds a number of different events, everything from product demos to education sessions to make sure you're using your equipment to its full potential. Find what event is right for you.

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ProRepairs

We are immensely proud of our manufacturer-approved broadcast service and repair centre which is the only Sony ASC achieving repair status under every product category. As such we are authorized to perform 'free' PrimeSupport in-warranty repairs to any legitimately EU-sourced Sony Broadcast & Professional equipment.

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CVP Education

We understand the importance of education and we offer preferential pricing to all bona-fide educational establishments wherever possible, whether that be a one-off equipment order or a specialist design and installation of bespoke multimedia facilities, we have you covered.

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