Sony MCS-8M
Compact Audio/Video Mixing Switcher


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The Sony MCS-8M is a multi-format video switcher with a built-in audio mixer. Inside a compact body, the MCS-8M packs excellent cost efficiency and affordability along with a great range of features. The switcher includes many preset wipe patterns, a built-in multi-viewer, frame memory with the ability to import still images via USB port, an input frame synchronizer and freeze function for each source, a 3D mode function and a six-channel audio mixer.

User-friendly and Easy to Operate

The MCS-8M is designed to be intuitive and easy to operate - an ideal content creation tool for live even programming. It is ideal for small broadcast operations, product promotions, event and live staging, music clip creation, and all types of business activity including conferences and seminars.


This product comes with PrimeSupport - fast, hassle-free repairs and a helpline offering expert technical advice, which gives you the peace of mind that Sony is looking after your equipment and your business.

Sony MCS-8M Features:

  • Video and Audio Switching - Both video and audio can be mixed with the MCS-8M, so there is no need for an external audio mixer. The MCS-8M features the same audio mixing features as the very popular Anycast Station.
  • Multi-Format Capability - The MCS-8M provides 8 video inputs and 4 outputs and operates in either HD or SD mode. It is easy to mix video equipment and computer sources with HD-SDI and DVI interfaces. Features include single channel frame memory, input synchronization and freeze function for each source.
  • Multi-Viewing Function - This function splits the screen into ten or four windows to show multiple images on a single monitor. There is no need for an external device and saves on monitoring space.
  • Integrated M/E, Key and Aux Mix Functions - The MCS-8M incorporates one mix-effects bus with a single key plus the ability for aux mixing. The high specified keyer operates in a number of key modes, including self, split, auto select, linear, pattern, auto chromakey and border (flat color). Keyer transition allows for cut, mix, standard wipe patterns and transition rate settings.
  • 3D Feature for Mixing Two 3D Cameras - The MCS-8M features a 3D mode that is ideally suited for small 3D productions, supporting two live 3D cameras. 3D functions include L/R link cut, mix and side-by-side output.
  • 6 Channel Audio Mixer - The MCS-8M features the same 6 Channel audio mixing as the very popular Anycast Station, with audio delay, 48kHz/24-bit processing, real channel faders and a master fader.
  • DME Channel -The system allows for a range of background transitions and DME Wipes, including cut, mix, standard wipe patterns, transition rate settings and DME wipe patterns such and PinP, Slide, Defocus and Mosaic.

Sony MCS-8M Specifications:


  • Power Requirement: 100VAC to 240VAC +/-10% 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption: Max. 80W
  • Dimensions: 16-5/8" W x 10-3/4" H x 4-7/8" D
  • Mass: 11 lbs
  • Operating Temperatures: 41 degrees F to 104 degrees F
  • Compliant Formats: 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 480i/59.94, 576i/50

Input/Output Connectors:

  • Video Input: SDI: BNC (x4), HDMI (x3), DVI (x1), Composite (x3)
  • Reference Input: BNC (x1)
  • Audio Input: Combo jack (x1), TRS jack (x4), RCA pin jack (x2)
  • Video Outputs: SDI: BNC (x4), DVI-D (x2), Composite x1)
  • Reference Output: BNC (x1)
  • Audio Output: XLR jack (x2), TRS jack (x4), RCA pin jack (x2), Phone jack (x2)
  • Remote: D-sub 9-pin (x1)
  • GPI: D-sub 5-pin (x1)
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