The AG-MX70E Digital A/V Mixer from Panasonic is an integrated a 2-BUS, 8-input video switcher, multi-functional digital video effects, and an audio mixer into a single compact unit. It provides broadcast-grade 4:2:2:4 digital component picture quality. The unit features more than 600 effect patterns and a 30-frame graphics buffer for roll, crawl, and logo animation using title files downloaded from a PC. A large LCD panel with a matrix menu facilitates operation.
Optional 3D video effects and SDI interface can be added to enhance its functionality. This system can be used with 25Mbps DVCPRO VTRs in a digital editing system or as a switcher either in the studio or at live events, among many other possible uses.
Eight video inputs, each with tally output, and M/E and DSK preview prepare the AG-MX70 for use as a switcher with multi-camera feeds for live studio or event applications. Adding the optional SDI interface also enables high-quality digital input. Titles and graphics created on a PC can be downloaded from MX-Navi application and superimposed for use in live production programming.
Standard-equipped RS-422A and RS-232C remote terminals and a GPI terminal allow the AG-MX70 to team up with the AG-A850 or other brand editing controller, for A/B roll editing. With the SDI interface option on-board, a high-quality, fully digital editing system can also be configured with a DVCPRO VTR. The MX-Navi title insertion program brings the quality of program production to a level approaching many high-end systems.
4:2:2:4 Digital Processing, 16:9 Wipe Patterns
The AG-MX70 provides 4:2:2:4 digital component signal processing, and wipe patterns accommodate both 16:9 and 4:3 image production needs.
Large LCD Screen, Matrix Menu
A large LCD panel permits easy monitoring of system status. A five-row matrix menu display with five rotary switches makes it easy to understand and set the AG-MX70's multitude of functions. The menu, which is linked to keys on the operating panel, automatically switches to show the necessary settings. This simplifies operation and reduces steps.
2D & 3D Video Effects
The system is equipped with over 600 2-dimensional effects, including transition and key patterns, mosaic, paint, trail, and multi-image digital effects. The optional AG-VE70 3D Effects Board provides more than 1,600 3D digital effects, including page turn, ripple, and sphere. The 2D and 3D effects can be combined to create sophisticated image expressions that rival many high-end DVEs.
Roll, Crawl & Logo Animation
MX-Navi makes it easy to download graphics files (TGA, BMP, JPEG) created with the other graphics applications, via a USB terminal. Downloads go to the internal graphics buffer for use in creating roll or crawl titles, logo animation, and other effects.
Serial Digital Input/Output
Adding the optional AG-YA70 SDI Board gives the AG-MX70 a 4-input/1-output serial digital component interface (SMPTE 259M-C). This is ideal for configuring an editing system with DVCPRO or other digital VTRs.
8 Video Inputs
The AG-MX70 is ready for live multi-camera feeds with a total of eight analog composite inputs, or four analog component Y/Pb/Pr or YC inputs and four SDI inputs.
The joystick lets you intuitively position or size your effects and select or adjust colors.
The AG-MX70 provides versatile audio mixing with four stereo inputs plus two auxiliary mono inputs, one of which may be a mic input. Audio can be linked or unlinked to video transitions. The AG-MX70 is also equipped with a headphone jack. The level meters are displayed on the LCD.
Tally outputs for up to eight cameras are provided, for using the AG-MX70 as a switcher at live events.
Numeric keypad for setting pattern numbers and other values
A total of 13 patterns are preset; other patterns can be stored in memory.
Digital chroma key, digital luminance key
M/E(Mix Effects) preview, DSK(Down Stream Key) preview
Editor terminal (9-pin) for either RS-422 or RS-232C connection