XVS-6000 (XVS6000)

Entry-level HD video switcher with 4K and IP live production capabilities

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Overview

Adaptable switcher for HD live production operations upgradable for 4K and IP at any time
The latest generation XVS-6000 multi-format video switcher delivers massive benefits in terms of flexibility and operability for mid-range 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 XVS-6000 features 4 M/E, 48 inputs, 24 assignable outputs and format convertor outputs, plus up to 16 keyers in HD. According to your production environment and workflow requirements, the XVS-6000 is upgradable to 4K production switcher with powerful 4K features, as well as IP and SDI mixed production capabilities.
IP Live switcher
The core of the new generation IP Live production system supports Networked Media Interface (NMI) to realise a mixed SDI and IP environment.
Powerful 4K switcher
4K production capability with 2 M/E, 16 inputs, 6 assignable outputs for 4K and format converter outputs, plus up to 4 full keyers and 4 sub keyers.
Evolutionary switcher controller
The XVS-6000 utilises the ICP-X7000 X-Panel for very flexible panel configuration with a modular style design, OLED display, RGB XPT buttons and LCD button pad. The button layout is also re-designed. The X-Panel has a flexible mounting style for flat or curved mounting, or even for splitting into two positions.
Switcher Processor Options
Multi-format Switcher Processor
• XKS-S8110 - SDI Input Connector Board
• XKS-S8111 - SDI Input and FC Connector Board
• XKS-T8110 - IP Input Connector Board
• XKS-Q8111 - QSFP IP Input FC Connector Board
• XKS-S8165 - SDI Output Connector Board
• XKS-T8165 - IP Input Connector Board
• XKS-Q8166 - QSFP IP Output and FC Connector Board
• XKS-7210 - Mix Effect Board
• XKS-8440 - Frame Memory Board
• XKS-8460 - Format Converter Board
• XKS-8470 - HD DME Board
• XZS-6510 - Switcher Upgrade Software
• XZS-6520 - Switcher Upgrade Software
• XZS-6200 - Multi Program 2 Software
Switcher Control Panel
ICP-X7000 Series
• MKS-X7011 – Menu Panel
• MKS-X7017 – 36 XPT Module
• MKS-X7018 – 28 XPT Module
• MKS-X7019 – 20 XPT Module
• MKS-X7020 – Standard Transition Module
• MKS-X7021 – Simple Transition Module
• MKS-X7023 – Key Transition Module
• MKS-X7024 – FlexiPad Module
• MKS-X7026 – 10-key Pad Module
• MKS-X7031TB – Track Ball Module
• MKS-X7032 – Key Fader Module
• MKS-X7033 – Utility/Shot Box Module
• MKS-X7035 – Key Control Module
• MKS-X7040 – Blank Panel (1/3)
• MKS-X7041 – Blank Panel (1/2)
• MKS-X7042 – Blank Panel (1/6)
• MKS-X7075 – Extension Adapter
• PWS-110SC1 – Switcher Control Station
Remote Panel
• MKS-8080 – AUX BUS Remote Panel
• MKS-8082 – AUX BUS Remote Panel
Device Control Unit
• MKS-X2700 – System Interface Unit
• MKS-X7700 – System Interface Unit
• MKS-X7701 – Tally/GPI Output Board
• MKS-X7702 – Serial Interface Board
Virtual Shot Box Software
• BZPS-7020 - Virtual Shot Box Base Software
• BZPS-7021 - Virtual Shot Box Additional Software

Features

Supports Networked Media Interface (NMI)
The XVS-6000 supports the Networked Media Interface (NMI), developed by Sony and some of the world’s leading broadcast industry organisations. NMI combines the latest IP network technologies with a current SDI standard interface to support any resolution of video transmission. 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.
Upgradable to 4K operations
The XVS-6000 is easily upgradable to 4K production, allowing users to adapt the switcher as their workflows demand it. The processors of the XVS-6000 can be configured to suit the exact needs of each particular user in terms of operation, resolution, frame rate, number of I/Os, number of M/E banks, and more. All inputs and outputs can be assignable for 4K. The switcher allows up and down format conversion between 4K, HD and SD. 4K CG wipe is also available.
4 M/E for HD production systems
4 M/E functionality enables you to operate in HD production.
64 inputs and 24 assignable outputs for HD
All inputs can have format converter capability depending on the Input option configuration. An additional format converter outputs* and 2 multi-viewer outputs are also available.

* The number of additional Format Converter outputs depends on format selection, from 4 to 16.
Variety video format support
4K 2SI/SQD, 3G Level-A
1080/59.94p,50p
1080/59.94i,50i

etc
Up and down conversion between 4K, HD and SD
The XVS-6000 switcher allows up/down/cross/level conversion between 4K, HD and SD using optional format converter board XKS-8460 as well as the input/output and FC connector boards XKS-S8111, XKS-Q8111 and XKS-Q8166.
This options provide up and down conversion between 4K (2160p) and HD (1080p, 1080i), and between HD (1080p, 1080i and 720p) and SD (480i and 576i), cross-conversion between 4K 2SI and 4K SQD, and between 1080i and 720p, and level conversion between Level-A and Level-B at input and/or output.
Sophisticated layering on M/E cards
There are 8 keyers on an individual M/E cards that permit sophisticated layering techniques. Each keyer has its own auto-transition control separately from the main fader, which allows you to insert or remove keys on an individual basis with independent wipes, DME wipes, or dissolves. All full keyers with 2.5D resizer and chroma key are available in both 4K and HD, as well as additional Sub Keyers* with linear and luminance key in 4K.
* Sub Keyer is another keyer which allows Linear and Lum Keying for 4K content.
Variety of M/E mode selections
Using the advanced mix effect modes in the XVS-6000, one bank can be configured to control not only the main M/E output, but also a sub mix from that M/E. This Double M/E Mode is perfect for producing multiple outputs of the same event, for example "clean" and "dirty" feeds of a soccer match from within the same M/E.
Adjustable resizer function for each keyer
The resizer function allows you to create simple 2.5D DME effects with every keyer, with adjustable parameters such as Expand, Shrink, Locate, Rotate X, and Rotate Y.
Precise effects
Fine key technology allows precise adjustment of key positions and border widths on a sub-pixel level within the range of 8H on all of these switchers. For additional power and user convenience, the XVS-6000 also features Sony's unique Processed Key mode and DME-link function.
Enhanced frame memory system with CG wipe
HD CG wipe is available, together with audio. The processor has an enhanced frame memory system, whereby instant recall of up to 5,000 frames (equivalent to an approx. 160 seconds movie) are available as source in HD. Additionally, more frames are directly available from the embedded large capacity SSD drive.
Mix function on aux bus outputs
The switcher provides a mix transition, rather than a hard cut on aux bus outputs.
Colour correction function
Primary colour correction is available on every aux output as standard as well as on inputs as option.
Simplified live operations with programmable macros
Macros are extremely useful in live environments when time is critical and there is no tolerance for making operational mistakes. Using the FlexiPad module, or the 10-key Pad module, users can simply record operational sequences, then store and assign them to any desired button. Not only can macros record complex panel operational sequences, but menu operation can also be recorded as a macro. Macros can be edited either directly from the control panel or by using the touch-screen menu display Y
Optional integrated DME processor
The DME processor can be integrated within XVS-6000 by installing one optional XKS-8470 board (2-channels available).
External device control
External VTRs, DDRs, and P-bus devices can be controlled directly from the control panel of the XVS-6000 using MKS-X7700 or MKS-X2700 device control units. The system supports the majority of servers using VDCP or Odetics remote control protocol.
Intelligent multi-functional tally system
The XVS-6000 provides an intelligent and multi-functional tally system, which seamlessly integrates the switcher and router tally functions. Multiple on-air and recording tallies can easily be programmed on the switcher system – so that even complex tally requirements are accommodated – and extra parallel tally ports can be obtained simply by adding tally boards to the MKS-X7700, or by using the MKS-X2700.
Flexible X-Panel assignable modular design

The ICP-X7000 X-Panel offers very flexible panel configuration with a modular style design, OLED display, RGB XPT buttons and LCD button pad. The button layout is also re-designed. The X-Panel has a flexible mounting style for flat or curved mounting, or even for splitting into two positions. XPT FlexiPad allows function mapping customisation according to your operators’ preferences.
Single panel and multi-panel configurations increase your options
With System Interface Unit (SIU) MKS-X2700 or MKS-X7700 as a device controller and Switcher Control Station (SCS) PWS-110SC1, you can operate the switcher as a single panel system or multi-panel system, greatly increasing your option
More Freedom of control with the Virtual Shot Box
The XVS Series control panel can be partly operated remotely via Ethernet using the web application called Virtual Shot Box. Buttons and functions are customizable so you can assign macro, snapshot, shot box, XPT switching, and other functions as you wish. This web application can be used on any device with a web browser installed with Ethernet connection; this means that wireless operation is also supported using mobile devices.

There are many possibilities using this application. For example, you can use it with the control panel as a shot box or assist the main switcher operator from any location; in addition, the anchor or talent can use it by themselves, switching on-air images from a sports arena and more.
Data Manager for sharing switcher data
Improves data management workflow and can reduce show set-up times, as well as making for data back-up and maintenance.

Specifications

General
Power requirements
100 to 240 V ± 10% AC 50/60 Hz
Current consumption
11A to 4.6A (when equipped with all installable option boards)
Operating temperature
5ºC to 40ºC (41ºF to 104ºF)
Performance guaranteed temperature
10ºC to 35ºC (50ºF to 95ºF)
Storage temperature
- 20ºC to 60ºC (- 4ºF to 140ºF)
Operating humidity
10% to 90%
Dimensions (W/H/D)
(excluding projections)
440 x 265.9 x 585 mm
Mass
Approx. 43 kg (when equipped with all installable option boards)
Remote Control Connector
NETWORK (MVS LAN)
RJ-45, complies with 1000BASE-T standard
NETWORK (UTL LAN*)
RJ-45, complies with 1000BASE-T standard
Reference Input
Reference input
REF IN BNC type, 75Ω with loop-through output
HDTV systems: HD tri-level sync / SDTV analog black burst / SDTV analog sync
SDTV systems: Analog black burst / analog sync
AC Input
AC IN A, B
3-pin AC connector
Input/Output
Maximum number of inputs
• BNC (x 64) for primary inputs**
Maximum number of outputs
• BNC (x 32) for outputs and Multi Viewer (2CH)**
• BNC (x 16) for format converter outputs**
Notes
*
For future use
**
Alternative connections for RJ-45 and QSFP+ are available