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Sony MVS-8000 Protocol

The Sony MVS-8000 protocol is an evolution of the MVS-DVS, designed for the MVS-8000A/G series to accommodate its increased input and output capabilities

Mixer Connection

The connection between the Production Server and the mixer is established through a serial connection that complies with the RS-422 standard. Connect to one of the Remote ports located on the switcher frame.

Tip: There are two menus to check on the Sony switcher. On Page 3211, ensure that the Remote port you are using is activated. Also, verify on Page 7337.1 that the remote port is assigned to Editor A.


All 80 sources of the switcher are available in LiveEdit.

LiveEdit calls for the Main Table sources. Please ensure to verify that your Main Table recalls the Sources from 1 to 80 in a 1:1 correspondence. The crosspoints of the Main Table can be checked on Page 7322.5 in the Sony Menu. This ensures consistency between the sources selected on the mixer and those used in LiveEdit.

Internal sources available in LiveEdit

  • Black, White
  • Background Colour 1, Background Colour 2
  • Frame Memory 1 to Frame Memory 8
  • Out 1 from M/E 1, M/E 2, M/E 3, and P/P as an M/E Main source
  • Out 6 from M/E 1, M/E 2, M/E 3, and P/P as an M/E Sub source


  • M/E 1, M/E 2, M/E 3, P/P
  • Background A, B, Util 1, Util 2
  • Keyer 1 to Keyer 4
  • Aux 1 to Aux 48

Background Transition

  • Cut
  • Mix
  • Wipe
  • NAM
  • Super Mix
  • Dip
  • DME Wipe

Keyer Transition

  • Cut on Key 1 to Key 4 on all the M/Es

Keyer Fill Mode

  • Video or Matte


  • Recall of snapshots on M/E 1, M/E 2, M/E 3, and P/P
Warning: Effect Dissolve is not supported

Timeline (Effect)

  • Recall of timeline/effects on all the M/Es, P/P, User 1 to 8.
  • Run
  • Stop
  • Rewind to top

Functions NOT supported with this protocol

  • Macros
  • Key Resizer
  • Key Crop
  • Key Border
  • Key Defocus
  • Colour Correction