XVS-G1

XVS-G1

Powerful and Compact Live Production Switcher

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XVS-G1 Switcher with purple above

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 that 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), while 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, GPU and FPGA
Diagram that shows the workflow from Menu PC and tablet to Clip Player to Switcher XPT

A high-potential platform for maximum creativity realized 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 minimizes 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.

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

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 program 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, while 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 icon of the globe

Web application-based user-friendly menu design

Cable-free icon of wifi symbol

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

Web browser icon with web icon image

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

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Panel button status accurately reflected on menu display

Menu layers icon

Fewer menu layers for rapid access to desired item

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Intuitive menu tree structure and graphical display

Touch pad icon of finger and hand touching mobile phone

Touch Pad operation for parameter adjustment

Icon of hand touching output buttons

AUX output source switching by Menu operation

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 communities, universities, corporations, and fly-away pack production units.

Control Panel Button layout of the XVS-G1

Remote operation to work efficiently and safely

The XVS-G1 system is capable of supporting a network routing function that enables multiple LAN/WAN network connectivity. This allows 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 a 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

Powerful features in a single compact processor unit

Up to 4 M/E, 48 inputs and 24 outputs in HD/1080p mode or 2 M/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

Switcher

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.

GUI of frame memory

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.

Multi view of a basketball game

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, a clock and audio level meters are also available in the multi viewer.

Zoomed-out image of a basketball game

Others

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

Some features may require a 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, set up, 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

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Specifications

General
Power requirement
AC100-127V 50/60Hz
AC200-240V 50/60Hz
Power consumption
100-127V : 6.5A (tentative)
200-240V : 3.3A (tentative) (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)
Mass
Approx. 21 kg (46 lb 5 oz) (when equipped with all installable option boards)
Video inputs/outputs
Inputs (Max) (BNC)
48 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
SMPTE 259M-C/292M, SMPTE 424M/425-1/5, SMPTE ST 2082-1
Signal Processing
4 : 2 : 2 digital component
Quantization
12G-SDI : 10-bit, HD-SDI : 10-bit
Reference
Reference input
BNC (x2), 75 Ω with loop-through output HD tri-level sync or Analog black burst
Reference output
BNC, 75 Ω output HD tri-level sync or Analog black burst
Control
LAN 1
RJ-45 (x1), 1000BASE-T
LAN 2
RJ-45 (x1), 1000BASE-T
GPI
D-sub 25-pin (x1), open collector outputs 16 ch, 3.3V TTL input 6ch
USB 2.0
USB 2.0 (x2) for maintenance only
USB 3.0
USB 3.0 (x2) for maintenance only
Optional
TALLY/GPI, RS-422 (XKS-G1700)
D-sub 25-pin (x1), open collector outputs 16 ch, 3.3V TTL input 6ch RS-422 (x8)
Supported Formats
4K
3840x2160/60P*1*4, 3840x2160/59.94P*1, 3840x2160/50P*1, 3840x2160/29.97P*4, 3840x2160/25P*4, 3840x2160/24P*4, 3840x2160/23.98P*4
HD
1080/59.94P*3, 1080/50P*3, 1080/29.97PsF*4, 1080/25PsF*4, 1080/24PsF*4, 1080/23.98PsF*4, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94P*4, 720/50P*4
Notes
*1 SMPTE ST 425-5, Level A, 2-sample interleave division (2SI) and square division (SQD) compliant.
*2 Square division (SQD) compliant.
*3 SMPTE ST 425-1, Level A compliant.
*4 Version up required.
ICP-X Panel - General
Power requirement
ICP-X1224/X1216/X1124/X1116: DC IN-A/B : +19.5 V DC
Power consumption
ICP-X1224: 2.1 A DC
ICP-X1216: 1.7 A DC
ICP-X1124: 1.6 A DC
ICP-X1116: 1.3 A DC
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)
Mass
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
LAN-A1
ICP-X1224/X1216/X1124/X1116: RJ-45 (x1), 1000BASE-T
LAN-A2
ICP-X1224/X1216/X1124/X1116: RJ-45 (x1), 1000BASE-T
LAN-B
ICP-X1224/X1216/X1124/X1116: RJ-45 (x1), 1000BASE-T

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