Sony AWSG500 Anycast Station Live Content Producer

Sony Updated: 2008-05-02 RSS
Sony AWSG500 Anycast Station Live Content Producer

Powerful content creation tool for live event programming. Comprises a high-quality video switcher, an audio mixer, a large LCD display, and a streaming encoder and server. The AWS-G500 provides a comprehensive set of AV and IT inputs, both Standard and High Definition, which include analog composite, S-video, SDI (optional), HD Analog Component (optional) including 1080i and 720p, DV input, and balanced audio as well as computer RGB inputs. The unique processing of the Anycast Station system allows live switching between these video and computer sources without the use of external line converters or degradation in picture quality. The unit is delivered in a standard configuration which includes two (2) BKAW-570 SD Video Interface module and one (1) BKAW-550 PC RGB Video Interface module. These modules, as well as the BKAW-580 Serial Digital Interface Module, and the BKAW-560 HD Analog Component Interface Module, are also available separately as optional accessories, allowing the user to reconfigue the unit to suit their particular application.


* Powerful live event content creation tool.
* Combines decades of Sony AV expertise with industry leading cutting edge IT technology.
* Multi-format capability - both Standard Definition and High Definition inputs and output.
* Comprised of a high-quality video switcher, an audio mixer, a large LCD display, and a streaming encoder and server - all packed into an attache case size chassis weighing only about 15 lb.
* The video switcher provides 4:2:2 8-bit processing, 6 primary inputs plus one still picture source, 1 ME with 1 keyer (selectable between Linear Key/Luminance Key/Chrominance Key) and 1 DSK with 1 fixed station logo).
* The audio mixer provides 48 kHz/24-bit processing, 6 stereo channel input mixing, 6 channel faders and 1 master fader.
* Uses high-resolution (1280 x 1024 pixel) internal processing for seamless switching between video and PC sources.
* Offers versatile input/output choices (Input: Composite, S-Video, DV, and RGB/ Output: Composite, S-Video, RGB).
* Incorporates VISCA control functions for compatible Sony Pan/TIlt/Zoom cameras.
* Has a large LCD screen for PGM and PVW monitoring, plus 7 windows for input source and one internal still picture source monitoring.
* Offers built-in streaming encoder and streaming server function (optional feature).
* Easy operation with one integrated control panel and the multi-window LCD.