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Sony XVS-8000X Flagship 4K multi-format video switcher

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Flagship 4K multi-format video switcher

XVS-8000X | A powerful switcher that sits at the heart of IP Live and 4K and HD production operations

Top-of-the-range Sony XVS-8000X gives you ability to realise powerful mixed 4K environment with SDI and IP. Operational flexibility and advanced features of XVS-8000X makes it most advanced production switcher in Sony’s arsenal. XVS-8000X Series inherits excellent, versatile, features from the widely accepted MVS Series of switchers, including: enhanced frame memory, format conversion, multi-viewer capabilities, and a wide range of input and output video formats.

This IP ready live production switcher supports IP as well as conventional SDI interfaces. Users can achieve smooth migration from SDI to IP, this can be done by configuring both SDI and IP option boards in a single processor. Operator can configure all of the 160 SDI inputs and 48 SDI outputs with an IP interface.

Sony XVS-8000X supports full 5 M/E operation in 4K with 40 inputs, 12 assignable outputs and 20 keyers providing you with flexibility & creativity of 4K production.

With Sony XVS-Series switchers you can simply use the built-in format conversion options for convenient operation.


  • 5 M/E for large 4K production systems
  • Supports Networked Media Interface (NMI)
  • 40 inputs and 12 assignable outputs for 4K
  • Up and down conversion between 4K, HD and SD
  • Enhanced frame memory system with 4K CG wipe
  • Optional integrated DME processor
  • Flexible X-Panel assignable modular design
  • Single panel and multi-panel configurations increase your options

Some of other alternatives to XVS Series would be Ross Video Carbonite Black or Acuity 4K Production Switcher, both available from ES Broadcast.


Power requirements100 to 240 V ± 10% AC 50/60 Hz
Current consumption22A to 9.2A (when equipped with all installable option boards)
Operating temperature5ºC to 40ºC (41ºF to 104ºF)
Performance guaranteed temperature10ºC to 35ºC (50ºF to 95ºF)
Storage temperature- 20ºC to 60ºC (- 4ºF to 140ºF)
Operating humidity10% to 90%
Dimensions (W/H/D) (excluding projections) 440 x 443.6 x 582.9 mm
MassApprox. 63 kg (when equipped with all installable option boards)

Remote Control Connector

NETWORK (MVS LAN)RJ-45, complies with 1000BASE-T standard
NETWORK (UTL LAN*)RJ-45, complies with 1000BASE-T standard

Reference Input

Reference inputREF IN BNC type, 75Ω with loop-through output
HDTV systems: HD tri-level sync / SDTV analog black burst / SDTV analog sync
SDTV systems: Analog black burst / analog sync

AC Input

AC IN A, B, C, D3-pin AC connector


Maximum number of inputs• BNC (x 160) for primary inputs**
Maximum number of outputs• BNC (x 48) for outputs**
• BNC (x 16) for format converter outputs**
• BNC (x 8) for Multi Viewer (2CH)**


*For future use
**Alternative connections for RJ-45 and QSFP+ are available