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Title: Replace Video Mixer?
Post by: John Livings on January 16, 2011, 10:04:06 pm
Looking to  purchase a used Video Mixer with 4 channels in and 1 out plus Preview.

We Shoot, Record and provide SR for Children's Theater Groups. We use 4 DV Cameras.

My Video Mixer (Vedionics MX-1) Started working erratically last week, and I think the cost to
Repair is around $300.00+ Dollars. (It is 10 years old)

Cost is an issue, so we must stay with DV (Not HD).

Looking for suggestions and I know I am using very Low End Equipment.

Regards,  John
Title: Re: Replace Video Mixer?
Post by: mattmccord on February 08, 2011, 02:07:27 pm
I've used the Datavideo SE-500 mixer before without any issues. It is feature limited, but gets a basic shoot done. The SE-800 is more expensive, but has a lot more features as well.

You can find the SE-500 at: http://datavideo.us/products/switchers-mixers/sd-switchers/se-500-video-switcher.html (http://datavideo.us/products/switchers-mixers/sd-switchers/se-500-video-switcher.html)

Matt McCord
Title: Re: Replace Video Mixer?
Post by: Craig Leerman on February 08, 2011, 09:49:15 pm
I've used the Datavideo SE-500 mixer before without any issues. It is feature limited, but gets a basic shoot done. The SE-800 is more expensive, but has a lot more features as well.

You can find the SE-500 at: http://datavideo.us/products/switchers-mixers/sd-switchers/se-500-video-switcher.html (http://datavideo.us/products/switchers-mixers/sd-switchers/se-500-video-switcher.html)

Matt McCord

+1 on the Data Video stuff!

Another company to look at would be Edirol / Roland.  They make a few switchers that would fit your needs. Their most basic one is the LVS-400 with 4 inputs.

http://www.roland.com/products/en/LVS-400/index.html

I just worked a corporate gig with a guy who was using the larger Roland LVS-800. Its a nice unit, but may be larger than you need.

Craig
Title: Re: Replace Video Mixer?
Post by: John Livings on February 09, 2011, 07:50:11 pm
Thanks for the suggestions.

I will look at the LVS-400, as a rental house close to me has one.

Again, Thanks.

Regards,  John