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Leading Vision mixers


Vision mixers are one of the most popular tools used during post-production that help you add a little “something extra” element to your videos. Each of them exhibits unique features worthy of evaluation before an honest judgment can be made. A true vision mixer (also called a “switcher”) allows you to perform effects like dissolves, fades, and wipes. There are plenty of choices available in the market which claims to be the “best of its own kind” and Broadcast Video Producer is here to help you just with that!


Blackmagic Design ATEM Production Studio 4K


ATEM switches between SD, HD or Ultra HD video standards so you can form exciting live production with a wide range of video sources such as cameras, disk recorders and slide shows or animation from computers. You get powerful features such as chroma key, creative transitions, media pool, downstream keyers, audio mixer, and multi view amongst others. The more advanced models include features such as up to 20 SDI inputs, SuperSource multi-layer engine, full motion DVE, stinger transitions, larger media pool with full motion clips and up to an incredible 6 auxiliary outputs.

ATEM Production Studio 4K switchers are portable and easy to connect, perfect for dedicated television studios, community town halls, churches and schools. You get a compact design that is also ideal for outside broadcast vehicles and portable road cases where space is limited. ATEM gives you the flexibility to work in virtually any resolution including SD, HD or incredible Ultra HD. So that means you can switch to Ultra HD at any time and capture incredible detail because you’re working in the television format of the future. It also supports live production, creative transitions, and digital video effects amongst others.


Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio


ATEM Television Studio HD is the first live production switcher designed for both broadcasters and AV professionals. It includes 4 SDI and 4 HDMI inputs so you can connect up to 8 sources, and it supports all formats up to 1080p60! Packed with high end broadcast features, ATEM Television Studio HD has re-sync on all inputs so you always get clean switching whether you’re using professional or consumer cameras. Plus, you get multiview output so you can see all of your sources, preview and program on a single screen, aux out, built in talkback, 2 still stores, an audio mixer, camera control unit and more! ATEM Television Studio Pro HD has the same features plus an integrated professional broadcast hardware control panel and additional CCU controls. Both models are perfect for live production, episodic television, web shows, AV or even live coverage of video gaming competitions. You are simply required to plug in your cameras, game consoles or computers and start switching live.

ATEM Television Studio switchers are the fastest and most affordable way to create incredible HD programs immediately from live events! It’s perfect for broadcasters, professional sports, concerts, seminars, or even the new emerging generation of web broadcasters using platforms such as YouTube Live, Facebook Live and Twitch.tv. You can switch between multiple cameras, game consoles and computers in real time, all with broadcast quality transitions, graphics and effects! Both models feature clean professional switching so there’s never a glitch when changing sources. That means you can even use it as a front end controller for your AV system and switch between multiple sources with the press of a button.




Roland V-1200HD Multi-Format Video Switcher

It is a Hybrid Engine 2 M/E switcher and processor for broadcast and live events. It is comprehensive and flexible multi-format video switcher giving the producer a complete control of video sources, key layers and mixing engine configurations. The V-1200HD introduces a unique flexible hybrid engine with 4:2:2 broadcast switcher and 4:4:4 live event switcher. In addition to powerful video capabilities, the V-1200HD also has a built-in 16-channel audio mixer.

Multiple M/E configurations can be selected from 1 M/E, 1.5 M/E and 2 M/E to meet the needs of production. Inputs include 10 3G/HD-SDI and 4 HDMI with 6 3G/HD-SDI Outputs and 2 HDMI outputs. Scalers on HDMI inputs 3 & 4 and HDMI outputs support SD, HD and VESA resolutions. Switch using the V-1200HDR Control Surface or free downloadable Remote Control Software (RCS).

It can be used in broadcast studios, for live-performance production, and while covering events and conferences. A dedicated V-1200HDR controller provides fast and accurate operation. Dual touch monitors provide quick and easy operation. All the functionality required for operation of a high-end switcher, in an efficient compact size.


Roland V-800HD MK II MULTI-FORMAT VIDEO SWITCHER


It is an updated version of the industry standard multi-format video switcher. A has a refreshed interface for improved workflow with the versatile multi-format V-800HD video switcher. It also features a newly added AUX bus delegation layer switches enhance both visibility and operability.

Supporting live events requires being ready for an ever-changing variety of input sources. The V-800HD MK II is equipped with scaling for every input and a wide range of common video connectors allowing camera, data and smart device sources of different resolutions and frame rates to be automatically detected, scaled and then adjusted as needed. Fine position adjustment for each input can be set in real-time using the joystick positioner control or from the menu displayed on the multi-viewer.

The V-800HD MK II’s 4:4:4/10 bit processing ensures pixel accurate colour making it the ideal switcher for large screens over 300 inches and ensures the crisp detail of hi-resolution data sources are sharply output to today’s low dot pitch LED displays. The new AUX bus selection layer makes it easier than ever to send a source to a second output destination such as a confidence monitor, presenter notes display, second display or overflow rooms.


DataVideo SE-2200


The SE-2200 6 input multi-definition switcher is perfect for live production, religious worship, meetings or conference purposes. It is a technically smart and cost effective portable broadcast-quality switcher.

SE-2200 is a solution that comes with a great features such as 6x6 SDI genlocked Matrix, Dual PIP and built-in title overlay system that works with entry level Datavideo CG systems, or other graphics programmes.

SE-2200 consists of 6 HD-SDI video inputs or with a combination of 4 HD-SDI and 2 HDMI inputs; all of the inputs are reassignable, thus it is able to adapt to your needs. One of the HDMI inputs can be used to accept video from a PC/Laptop computer to work with built-in title overlay system such as Datavideo’s CG solutions, including CG-200.


DataVideo KMU-100


MDatavideo’s all new KMU-100 is a unique 4K multi-camera production solution that delivers multiple virtual full HD (up to 1080p) scaled camera angles with minimal installation cost and simple operation. The basic concept is straightforward: The output of a single 4K/UHD camera is connected to KMU-100, which then displays up to four 16x9 user-defined cropped windows that are sent out as four separate HD signals through HD-SDI. These user defined windows can be scaled to zoom in on a particular subject that you would like to highlight on the 4K signal. As an option, the Datavideo RMC-185 controller can be added to easily pan, tilt, and zoom to create the user defined windows on the 4K signal. You can set up these shots in advance and save them as presets, or you can do it in real-time.

The Datavideo KMU-100 creates a virtual 8-camera HD shoot in minutes, with the use of only two 4K sources. KMU-100 is an advanced video processor that converts an UltraHD video (3840×2160) into four user-defined HD windows, ready to ingest into a switcher. With two independent 4K channels, KMU-100 can generate up-to 8 3G-SDI outputs.

In addition, KMU-100 converter is compact and easy to use. The device is supplied with intuitive control software which can be installed on an Ethernet-connected laptop or PC. Alternatively, users can connect a Datavideo hardware controller RMC-185 if they prefer a more traditional joystick controller.



Panasonic AG-HMX100


The AG-HMX100 is a compact, all-in-one, digital AV mixer with a built-in HD/SD multi-format video switcher, audio mixer, frame synchronizer and digital effector. It serves as an audio/video switcher, adds a variety of effects, and transmits signals - all by itself. A Multi-View function displays all source images on a single monitor, while keeping the system configuration simple and clean.

Users benefit from easy delivery, set-up and removal at event sites, as well as low-cost operation. Wide-ranging SDI (HD/SD), PC (DVI-I) and HDMI (HD only) inputs, versatile digital effects, and comfortable Matrix Menu operation join with advanced functions, such as control of Panasonic professional projectors, to configure a low-cost system that supports a wide variety of applications, from live relays and broadcasting to production.

The AG-HMX100 can also operate as a 3D video switcher with dual SDI inputs. By combining it with several 3D cameras and 3D projectors, it can serve as a 3D live switching system for low-cost, easy-to-use, 3D image broadcasting and production systems.


Panasonic AV-HS450


The AV-HS450 supports a variety of HD/SD formats, including 1080/24PsF, as standard. System frequency is 59.94 Hz/ 50 Hz/ 24 Hz switchable. This makes it ideal for digital cinema production and worldwide operation. A wide range of optional boards also allows the input and output of analog component and various other signals.

The AV-HS450 is equipped with an SD/HD up-converter function for four standard inputs, and a dot by dot function for 16 inputs. Dot by dot input can be used for P-in-P display of HD images from SD footage without degradation. A video processing function with color correction is also provided for eight inputs.

All standard input channels feature a built-in frame synchronizer for use in switching unsynchronized video signals. A gen-lock function also supports synchronizing systems based on external sync signals (black burst or tri-level).


Sony MCX-500 Multi-Camera Live Producer


IThe 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.

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.

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.


Sony XVS8000


Powerful switcher sits at the heart of IP Live and 4K and HD production operations The latest generation XVS-8000 multi-format video switcher delivers huge benefits in terms of flexibility and operability for top end production, giving you the ability to realise a powerful mixed environment with SDI and IP. Utilising the flexible ICP-X7000 X-Panel assignable modular design, you can configure the control panel to suit your specific operations. The XVS8000 provides incredibly powerful 4K capabilities. Support of Networked Media Interface (NMI) also places the switcher at the heart of the new generation IP Live production system.

The advanced features and operational flexibility of the XVS-8000 make it Sony’s most advanced flagship production switcher offering ultimate quality combined with significant return on investment.

The XVS-8000 supports the Networked Media Interface (NMI), developed by Sony. While conventional systems require multiple different types of cables to carry various signal types (video, audio, reference, metadata and control data), NMI requires only a single standard network cable passing through conventional network switches. The XVS8000 supports both IP and SDI interfaces making it ideal for changing environments.