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Sony MCX-500 Global Production Recording Switcher

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The Sony MCX-500 Global Production Recording Switcher allows small live productions to switch 4 channels from 4 SDI, 2 HDMI, or 2 composite (CVBS) inputs & stream directly to RTMP servers & services like Facebook Live & YouTube. Key features include:

  • SDI, 2 HDMI, & 2 composite (CVBS) inputs

  • Switch 4 channels of up to 1080/60p video

  • Record the program output to SD media (not included)

  • Stream directly to RTMP servers and services like Facebook Live and YouTube

Four-Camera 1080/60p Switching. The Sony MCX-500 Global Production Recording Switcher allows for four-camera switching, streaming over wired LAN, and recording to SD media (not included) at up to 1080p 60 fps and 50 Mbps. The switcher can handle 4-channels of switching from its 4 SDI, 2 HDMI, or 2 composite (CVBS) inputs.

YouTube, Facebook Live, Ustream, & Other RTMP Streaming. The Sony MCX500 can send your live production out to YouTube, Facebook Live, Ustream, and any other RTMP compatible streaming service or private server at up to 8mbps. Streams can be sent out to these services via wired LAN. You’ll need a PC connected via ethernet to the PC UI port or a PC or mobile device connected through a wired or wireless DHCP network to set up your preferred streaming service.

Hardware Switching. This switcher provides buttons for fingertip control of switching, fades, record/stream start/stop, and audio adjustment. Fades are controlled with a low-profile slider, and additional control options and settings are changed with a small touchscreen interface.

Multiview Monitoring. Four of the eight video inputs can be monitored along with preview and program via an HDMI output. The multivew has configurable input naming as well as program audio levels, recording info, and streaming status.

Other I/O. Audio can be captured with the switchers two XLR/TRS combo jacks or by imbedding it on any of the video inputs, and audio output can be sent with two channel RCA. In addition to the multiview video output, an SDI and an HDMI program output are available. Audio can be monitored with the 3.5mm (1/8") headphone jack on the front of the switcher.

Other Notable Features. This switcher has built in effects such as chroma keying, transitions, and picture-in-picture. The switcher can be used globally thanks to compatibility with both PAL and NTSC video frame rates. A title RGB input is also available, but you will need additional hardware and cables that we do not offer to use this feature.





  • (4) 3G-SDI
  • (2) HDMI Type-A
  • (2) Composite (BNC)
  • (2) XLR audio
  • Multiview (HDMI)
  • Program SDI
  • Program HDMI
  • Composite (BNC)
  • 3.5mm (1/8") headphone
Other I/O
  • (2) RJ-45, Ethernet
  • DE-9/DB-9 Tally
  • DE-15/DB-15 Title


Item Type




  • 14.25 × 8.11 × 1.71″
  • 3.2 lb


Power Supply


  • 12 VDC (23 W)
  • Barrel Connector


Video Formats

Video Standards

  • 720/50p, 720/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94i, PAL 50, NTSC 59.94

Sony MCX-500 Global Production Recording Switcher

AC Adapter - Sony AC-UES1230

Cable - Pearstone 3.5mm Stereo Male-Mini to Male-Mini 3-foot

Cable - USB 2.0 A Male to Mini-B

Case - SKB 1711-6 Empty (H10)

Charger - Non-Polarized Cable