I need to find a live video mixer for about $500 or less. I was looking at the Videonics MX-1 or Sony SEG-2000A. The Sony has more inputs, but I haven't been able to find much information about it. This mixer would be used in a portable environment, but I will sacrifice size for cost. Will I need any TBCs or anything else with the Sony mixer? Thanks.
Okay that Seg has been discontinued for years so used video switchers = buyer beware. The Videonics does a job that is suitable for some applications. What is your application? I notice that you don't mention quality. Where does that fit into the mix ( bad pun )?
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The Edirol V-4 is a good little 4 channel mixer but it's prob closer to a thousand. I'd agree on the DataVideo's especially with the fact that it combines the quad split output so you can view all of your sources on a single monitor.