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Chapter 1

Videonics MX-Pro User Guide










MXPro contains features found on most video mixers. In addition, it contains the spe-
cial features described in this section.


Superb Video Quality


 — To ensure highest video quality, MXPro uses 10-bit (4:2:2) 

video technology for Y/C applications, and 8-bit 4:2:2 for Composite applications.


Four Input Synchronized Switcher


 — MXPro provides four input channels. This makes 

MXPro useful in live production settings where up to four cameras or other sources 
might be in use. MXPro synchronizes the inputs, so picture disruptions do not occur 
when switching between sources. Each channel has a composite video input, a Y/C 
video input, and a set of stereo audio inputs.


Pictures-in-Pictures (PIPs)


 — PIP allows multiple pictures to share the screen in various 

configurations. For example, one source might take the entire background while 
another image appears inside a separate, smaller window, both sharing the screen at 
the same time. You can use up to 16 images in a PIP configuration.


Effects Generator


 — Use a variety of effects to enhance a source or transition between 

sources. Select from over 500 effects, including natural shapes (diamonds, stars, and so 
forth), fancy edges, and borders. And, you can build your own custom menu for quick 
access to those effects you use most often.


Time Base Corrector (TBC)


 — MXPro automatically corrects the output’s time base. 

MXPro stabilizes the output signal even when the input sources are not stable.


Chroma Key


 — Keying replaces 

parts of one picture with another, 
based on their color. Here the solid 
background behind Kong keys out 
and subsequently gets replaced 
with the picture of the bridge. The 
chroma key version shows Kong 
contemplating the bridge.


Frame Synchronizer and Digital Video Mixer


 — Mix any two input sources together 

using a variety of transitions — wipes, dissolves, flips, and so forth. With the frame 
synchronizer you can mix independent video signals.




 — MXPro provides a video painting system you can use to combine video 

stills, color shapes, and moving video on one screen. You can create a screen that con-
tains a video still of a football coach (with a surrounding red border), combined with a 
moving video of the players in action on the field.


Audio Mixer


 — MXPro provides basic audio control. You can change the sound along 

with the video, or play a constant sound while the video plays. Audio can come from a 
video source or from external audio devices.




 — MXPro provides multiple video/audio outputs, including two Y/C Pro-

gram outputs, two composite Program outputs, one composite Preview output, one set 
of stereo audio outputs, and a Headphone output.




 — The joystick gives you fine control over color adjustments and positioning of 

PIP (picture-in-picture), compose, and the chroma key cursor.


Color Correction


 — Apply true RGB color correction to any or all input sources. Color 

correction parameters can be set separately for each channel.


Input Effects


 — Apply special effects such as flips, mosaics, and others to the signals 

coming in from any input source.