The XVS-G1 will be available in the Middle East and Africa from Q3 of 2021 onwards.
Sony Middle East & Africa has introduced the newest addition to its long-standing switcher family, the XVS-G1. This new entry-level compact live production switcher, developed as a next-generation platform, combines the features of a new video processing engine with a modern architecture design.
Designed for live production needs including sports, news or entertainment programmes, the XVS-G1 system is designed for small-to-mid-size studios, outside broadcast vehicles, and fly-away production units. With many options, this switcher offers its versatility to various production environments.
Koichi Murakami, Deputy Director, Sony Middle East and Africa, said: “Sony’s switchers have a long history and reputation for their reliability and robustness. The new XVS-G1 is built on that legacy in a small compact and modular form and adds some must-have future-proof features such as a clip player, HDR conversion and capability amongst many others.”
One of the distinguishing features is its hybrid structure which pulls together a central processing unit (CPU), with a graphics processing unit (GPU), and a field-programmable gate array (FPGA). This combination delivers high performance and reliability, with no compromise on visual processing enhancements.
FPGA hardware enables high-speed processing at a high resolution 4K(UHD) and wide colour gamut, high dynamic range (HDR) imaging, and ultra-low latency. High-density, high-resolution video processing using the latest software technology provides versatility and expandability while enhancing creative possibilities.
The key features of the XVS-G1 include a creative and high-potential platform enabled by GPU options, a built-in clip player, and the new menu GUI and control panels that provide sophisticated operation in any production environment.