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 44 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.

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.

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.

Diagram that shows workflow between CPU and GPU and FPGA

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.

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.

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.

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.

Diagram that shows the workflow from Menu PC and tablet to Clip Player to Switcher XPT

Control PTZ Camera remotely

By updating to Software Version 1.20 (or later), you can now easily control a Sony remote camera with the XVS-G1.

Use Sony’s IP Remote control panel, RM-IP10, etc. to preset the necessary camera operations on the XVS-G1 prior to shooting.

During the actual shooting, simply press a button on the XVS-G1 to recall the preset, and the pre-assigned camera work can be reproduced using only the XVS-G1 and a remote camera, without the need to use the RM-IP10 or other devices.

This feature enables efficient operation and new video expression in live production with a small number of people. Suitable across various production scenes including as House of Worship and education.

Two Sony 4K PTZ cameras

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.

Collaged image of different shots of basketball players playing from different angles and distances

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.

Menu system features

Web application based user-friendly menu design

Web icon of the globe

Cable-free menu operation possible by any web-based device via WiFi

Cable free icon of wifi symbol

Up to 16 web browsers connected simultaneously for multi-menu, multi-access setup or remote operation

Web browser icon with web icon image

Panel button status accurately reflected on menu display

Panel button icon of a button

Fewer menu layers for rapid access to desired item

Menu layers icon

Intuitive menu tree structure and graphical display

menu icon

Touch Pad operation for parameter adjustment

Touch pad icon of finger and hand touching mobile phone

AUX output source switching by Menu operation

Icon of hand touching output buttons

New dedicated control panels retain Sony’s popular operator features

A range of four new control panels offers 1 M/E or 2 M/E configurations with 16 or 24 source button layouts. Derived from Sony’s renowned ICP-X7000 Series, they all ensure compact, easy and reliable operation. The panels inherit many familiar features of Sony’s XVS high-end switchers, including excellent on-air status display, unsurpassed button feel, and dependable speed in mission-critical live production.

The XVS-G1 system is a perfect fit for the small to mid-size studio, broadcast remote trucks, faith-based community, universities, corporations and fly away pack production units.

Control Panel Button layout of the XVS-G1

Now supporting large panel 3M/E and 4M/E

With Software Version 1.20 (or later), the XVS-G1 supports the ICP-X7000 series control panel used on Sony’s flagship XVS-9000/8000/7000/6000 switchers.

This allows you to control the panel selection from 3 M/E or 4 M/E with up to 36 XPT buttons, maximizing the XVS-G1’s ability to configure 4 M/E 44 inputs in HD/1080p.

By supporting a wide range of control panels, the XVS-G1 can be used for an even greater variety of production needs.

Sony switcher

Remote operation for work efficiently and safely

The XVS-G1 system is capable of supporting network routing function to enable multiple LAN/WAN network connectivity. This allows the remote operation capabilities by connecting the processor and the panel over Layer 3 network. The control panel can be located at a remote site away from the processor to support remote production over the long distance.

Diagram showing the work flow for a remote production set up

Control Panel Button Layout

Control Panel Button layout of the XVS-G1

Utility and ShotBox Block

  • 15 color LCD buttons with 20 assignable buttons
  • UTIL/SB mode : Utility/ShotBox recall
  • Menu mode : Menu parameter adjustment with rotary knobs

Device Control Block

  • Easy-to-use trackball for fine adjustment, plus direct access buttons
  • Resizer / DME adjustment (Size, Position, Rotation, etc)
  • DDR / VTR control (Play, Stop, Jog / Shuttle, etc)

Transition Block

  • Next Transition Block with assignable buttons enables extremely flexible operation
  • OLED displays for M/E name or Transition Rate
  • 8 Key Transition buttons for 4 Keyers (AUTO+CUT) or 8 Keyers (AUTO)

Crosspoint Block

  • OLED Source Name display (up to 12 characters)
  • Tri-Color buttons with selectable coloring for easy grouping of sources
  • Assignable Delegation buttons (Key 1-8, AUX1-16, Utility / ShotBox, Macro)
  • Both Key Bus mode and Key Delegation mode are supported

FlexiPad Block

  • The Flexi Pad is used for creating and recalling memorized functions for easy operation
  • Macro / ShotBox direct execution, Macro editing
  • Snapshot / Wipe Snapshot / DME-Wipe Snapshot recall

XVS-G1 Configurator tool

Use our dynamic tool to help you configure the XVS-G1 for use with a range of related control panels and video switchers.

Find out more >

Laptop showing the switcher configurator on the screen.

Powerful features in a single compact processor unit

Up to 4M/E, 44 inputs and 24 outputs in HD/1080p mode or 2M/E, 24 inputs and 12 outputs in 4K(UHD) mode can be configured by adding optional I/O boards.

Multiple signal source formats in SD, HD (1080i/720p/1080p) or 4K(UHD) are supported by 1.5G, 3G and 12G video connections.

Built-in redundant power supply as standard.

Back of a processor unit

XVS series engine gives unsurpassed reliability and performance

Keyers and Resizers

Full XVS quality signal processing with 16 full-function keyers (chroma, linear, luminance, borders etc.). Each keyer has its own inbuilt 2.5D resizer, allowing 16 Picture-in-Picture effects with perspective.


Frame Memory

Enhanced Frame Memory with stills, clips or audio files. 32 GB memory for frame rate recall, with high-speed SSD for backup/restore. New dedicated Clip Transition bus allows an extra transition layer without consuming any keyer resources.

GUI of frame memory

Multi Viewer

Two independent HD multi viewers are standard, one 4K(UHD) multi viewer is supported in 4K(UHD) format. 4, 10, 13 and 16-way splits, Source Names and Tally indicators are supported.  In addition, with the GPU option installed then a clock and audio level meters are also available in the multi viewer.

Multi view of a basketball game


Macro, Snapshot, and Keyframe Effect allow speedy memory store and recall in creative live operation.

Zoomed out image of a basketball game

Some features may require software version update. Please contact your Sony representative for details.

Robust and reliable system integration

The XVS-G1 switcher embodies Sony’s XVS Series DNA of reliability, robustness, and durability, in a new compact processing unit that’s easy to install, setup and operate.

System expandability including third-party new and legacy tally systems, studio automation control, and remote distance production between the processor and the control panel over the IP network are also supported, to meet your requirements from a simple switcher configuration to a large-scale integrated live production system.

Diagram depicting the workflow and configuration of the XVS-G1

Switcher processor & options

  • XVS-G1 Multi Format Switcher Processor
  • XKS-G1110 Additional I/O Board
  • XKS-G1700 Legacy Interface Board
  • XKS-G1600 GPU Pack
  • XZS-G1500 4K Upgrade License
  • XZS-G1610 3D DME License
  • XZS-G1620 SL Key License
  • XZS-G1800 Clip Player License
  • XZS-G1750 HDR Converter License
  • XZS-G1770 Automation IF License
  • RMM-1100 19-inch Rack Mount Rail

Switcher Control Panels

  • ICP-X1116 – 1 M/E 16 button Compact Control Panel
  • ICP-X1124 – 1 M/E 24 button Compact Control Panel
  • ICP-X1216 – 2 M/E 16 button Compact Control Panel
  • ICP-X1224 – 2 M/E 24 button Compact Control Panel
  • ICP-X7000 Series

Aux Bus Remote Panels

  • MKS-R1620 – 16 Button Remote Control Panel
  • MKS-R3210 – 32 button Remote Control Panel

Need more information on the XVS-G1? Speak to our team today.


Power requirement
AC 100 V to 127 V, 50/60Hz
AC 200V to 240 V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption
100 V to 127 V : 7 A to 5.5 A
200 V to 240 V : 3.4 A to 2.8 A
(when equipped with all installable option boards)
Operating temperature
5 ºC to 40 ºC (41 ºF to 104 ºF)
Storage temperature
- 20 ºC to 60 ºC (- 4 ºF to 140 ºF)
Operating humidity
10 % to 90 %
Dimensions (W x H x D)
440 x 176 x 583 mm (17 3/8 x 7 x 23 inches)
Approx. 22.0 kg (48 lb 8 oz)
(when equipped with all installable option boards)
Video inputs/outputs
Inputs (Max) (BNC)
44 for primary inputs
(when equipped with all installable option boards, XKS-G1110)
Outputs (Max) (BNC)
24 for outputs
(when equipped with all installable option boards, XKS-G1110)
Signal format
Signal Processing
4 : 2 : 2 digital component
12G/3G/HD/SD-SDI : 10-bit
Reference input
BNC (x2), 75 Ω with loop-through output HD tri-level sync or Analog black burst
Reference output
BNC (x1), 75 Ω output HD tri-level sync or Analog black burst
RJ-45 (x1), 1000BASE-T
RJ-45 (x1), 1000BASE-T
D-sub 25-pin (x1), open collector outputs 16 ch, 3.3V TTL input 6ch
USB 2.0 (x2), USB 3.0 (x2) for maintenance only
D-sub 25-pin (x1), open collector outputs 16 ch, 3.3V TTL input 6ch
TALLY/GPI, RS-422 (XKS-G1700)
D-sub 25-pin (x2), open collector outputs 32 ch, 3.3V TTL input 12ch RJ-45 (x4) for RS-422 (x8) via break out cables
System Format
3840x2160/59.94P, 3840x2160/50P
1080/59.94P, 1080/50P, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94P*1, 720/50P*1
*1 Version up required.
ICP-X Panel - General
Power requirement
ICP-X1224/X1216/X1124/X1116: DC IN-A/B : DC 19.5 V
Power consumption
ICP-X1224: DC 2.1 A
ICP-X1216: DC 1.7 A
ICP-X1124: DC 1.6 A
ICP-X1116: DC 1.3 A
Operating temperature
ICP-X1224 / X1216 / X1124 / X1116: 5˚C to 40˚C (41˚F to 104˚F)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
ICP-X1224: 912.0 mm x 438.5 mm x 94.7 mm (36 x 17 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches)
ICP-X1216: 757.6 mm x 438.5 mm x 94.7 mm (29 7/8 x 17 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches)
ICP-X1124: 912.0 mm x 292.2 mm x 87.9 mm (36 x 11 5/8 x 3 1/2 inches)
ICP-X1116: 757.6 mm x 292.2 mm x 87.9 mm (29 7/8 x 11 5/8 x 3 1/2 inches)
ICP-X1224: Approx. 15.0 kg (33 lb 1 oz)
ICP-X1216: Approx. 13.5 kg (29 lb 12 oz)
ICP-X1124: Approx. 9.5 kg (20 lb 15 oz)
ICP-X1116: Approx. 9.0 kg (19 lb 13 oz)
ICP-X Panel - Control
ICP-X1224 / X1216 / X1124 / X1116: RJ-45 (x1), 1000BASE-T
ICP-X1224 / X1216 / X1124 / X1116: RJ-45 (x1), 1000BASE-T
ICP-X1224 / X1216 / X1124 / X1116: RJ-45 (x1), 1000BASE-T

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