New Sony midrange switcher: XVS-G1

Filling the market gap left by the discontinued MVS 3000A, along comes a new 4K capable switcher – the XVS-G1.  Brief specification is up to 16 keyers across 4 M/E banks, 48 inputs and 24 outputs in HD. The control panels are all new, with a redesigned button layout around the key transition area.


Two radical changes are:

  • An optional GPU effects & graphics module provides a file-based clip player for the first time, and also handles DME functions. So it can play QuickTime and mp4 files directly without first translating them into Sony format.
  • There is no dedicated menu panel – instead, the menus are all available through a web browser, so one or more operators can have multiple menu windows open.