Videonics / Focus Enhancements MXProDV Digital Video Switcher
The Videonics MXProDV is a product targeted at DV videographers who want to edit in a linear fashion, or switch high quality DV live. The MXProDV is very much like the standard MXPro, except that in addition to the standard analog inputs found on the MXPro, it adds two FireWire (IEEE 1394 or i.LINK) inputs and one FireWire output. You can mix analog and digital sources, and get a digital output. Who would want to use a FireWire-equipped stand-alone mixer? Wedding and event videographers who use multiple Mini DV camcorders and want to do all-digital live switching, certainly. But users can also combine a Videonics AB-1 edit controller with the MXProDV for an all-digital linear editing suite. This combination would be good for those who create programs that are longer and needing fewer edits than is reasonable for a nonlinear editing system.
FireWire In and Out
MXProDV has three FireWire (1394, i.LINK) connectors, two for DV (Digital Video) input and one for DV output. Each FireWire connection carries both audio and video data simultaneously. DV audio inputs can be either 32 kHz or 48 kHz: 44.1 kHz audio is not supported.
With two DV and two analog inputs, MXProDV can cut from one source to another almost instantly.
Superb Video Quality
To ensure highest video quality, MXProDV uses 10-bit (4:2:2) video technology for Y/C applications, and 8-bit 4:2:2 for composite applications. DV inputs and outputs conform to the DV standard at 4:1:1 (NTSC) and 4:2:0 (PAL).
Four Input Synchronized Switcher
MXProDV provides four input channels and can mix DV and analog sources. This makes MXProDV useful in live production settings where up to four cameras or other sources might be in use. MXProDV synchronizes the inputs, so picture disruptions do not occur when switching between sources.
PIP allows multiple pictures to share the screen in various configurations. For example, one source might take the entire background while another image appears inside a separate, smaller window, both sharing the screen at the same time. You can use up to 16 images in a PIP configuration.
Use a variety of effects to enhance a source or transition between sources. Select from over 500 effects, including natural shapes (diamonds, stars, and so forth), fancy edges, and borders. And, you can build your own custom menu for quick access to those effects you use most often.
Time Base Corrector (TBC)
MXProDV automatically corrects the output’s time base. MXProDV stabilizes the output signal even when the input sources are not stable.
Keying replaces parts of one picture with another, based on their color. Here the solid background behind Kong is replaced by the picture of the bridge. The chroma key version shows Kong contemplating the bridge.
Frame Synchronizer and Digital Video Mixer
Mix any two input sources together using a variety of transitions — wipes, dissolves, flips, and so forth. With the frame synchronizer you can mix independent video signals.
MXProDV provides a video painting system you can use to combine video stills, color shapes, and moving video on one screen. You can create a screen that contains a video still of a football coach (with a surrounding red border), combined with a moving video of the players in action on the field.
MXProDV provides sophisticated audio control. You can change the sound along with the video, or play a constant sound while the video plays. Audio can come from a video source or from external audio devices.
Four-Channel DV Audio
MXProDV lets you input and output two-channel or four-channel DV audio.
CD Quality Audio
With two-channel output MXProDV’s DV audio is 48 kHz, 16- bit audio; four-channel audio is 32 kHz, 12-bit audio.
MXProDV provides multiple video/audio outputs, including one FireWire output, two Y/C Program outputs, two composite Program outputs, one composite Preview output, two sets of stereo audio outputs, and a Headphone output.
The joystick gives you fine control over color adjustments and positioning of PIP (picture-in-picture), compose, and the chroma key cursor.
Apply true RGB color correction to any or all input sources. Color correction parameters can be set separately for each channel.
Apply special effects such as flips, mosaics, and others to the signals coming in from any input source.
External in-line; 110VAC@60Hz/220VAC@50 Hz, universal CE/FCC/UL/CSA Approved (Non-US/Canada versions meet local regulatory standards)
16.6” x 9.5” x 3” (422mm x 241mm x 76mm)
4 lbs. (1.8 kg)
Less than 90%
Analog Inputs & Outputs
4 x S-video (Y/C): Y=1 Vp-p, C=0.30 Vp-p, 75-ohm
4-pin mini-DIN connectors
4 x composite: 1.0 Vp-p 75-ohm, RCA connectors
4 x 2 (L and R) RCA connectors, 50 k ohms
|Video Outputs (Preview & Main)||
1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm, PREVIEW=1x RCA; MAIN=2x
RCA Connectors and 2x S-Video
(MAIN): Y=1.0 Vp-p, C=0.3 Vp-p; 75 ohm, 4-pin mini-DIN connector
|Audio (L and R)||
1 k ohms, 2x L+R RCA connectors
Stereo jack, 8-100 ohms
Digital Inputs & Outputs
2 x 4 pin IEEE 1394 (FireWire, i.LINK) connectors, Audio and Video Effects
1 x 4 pin IEEE 1394 (FIreWire, i.LINK) connector, Audio and Video
|Input Effects||Strobe, Mosaic, Flips, and Posterize|
|Special Effects||Chroma Key and Compose (see partial list under features)|
|Audio||Mix, Fade, Background|
2 (Background and Border), Millions of Colors
Sampling: 13.5 MHz
Horizontal Resolution: 500 TV lines
Digital Conversion: 13.5 MHZ, 4:2:2, 10-bit quantization (Y/C); 8-bit quantitization (composite)
S/N Ratio: Greater than 60 dB (Y/C); Greater than 56 dB (composite)
Horizontal Resolution: 480 TV lines
Compatible with all NTSC video sources and tape formats
(PAL version available)
Meets long-haul video broadcast specs including CCIR-601 sampling and RS-170A
Sampling: 16 bit, 48 kHz
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Sampling: 12 bit, 32 kHz
Frequency Response: 20 hZ - 14.5 kHz
S/N Ratio: 80 dB
Frequency Response: 20 hZ - 20 kHz +/- 3dB
S/N Ratio: 80 dB