The Sony AWS-G500 Anycast Station is a content creation tool that can be
used for event programming. The Anycast Station combines a streaming encoder
and server, video switcher, LCD display, and audio mixer. Both IT and AV
inputs are included with the Anycast. The Anycast comes with unique
processing features that allow you to switch between compute and video
sources without having to use external line converters.
Easy to Use
One of the best features of the Anycast is the fact that it is easy to use.
Due to the intuitive placement of the controls on this device, you need not
possess any technical knowledge in regards to mixer and switch setup to use
the Anycast. By renting the Anycast, you are getting an all-in-one device
that combines both ease of operation and power.
You can switch between various signal sources, such as from PC images to
standard definition video, with relative ease with the Anycast. Doing so is
possible with the Anycast thanks to its high resolution internal processing
and built-in line converters. Many output sources are compatible with the
Anycast, as well, such as DV, S-Video, and standard analog composite.
Flexible Video Input Configuration
You will find various interface modules on the rear panel of the Anycast
that include both PC and video inputs. The first 4 inputs are for DV, analog
composite, and S-Video, while the next 2 inputs are for RGB. Optional
accessories are also available for the Anycast that enable you to create
different input configurations. By adjusting the menu settings on the
Anycast, you can also assign each of the included modules to any primary
Streaming Encoder and Server
Both a built-in streaming encoder and server are included with the Anycast.
You can use the encoder to stream high-quality video programs in real time.
The content can be distributed over private lines, LANs, or the Internet
with minimal degradation. If you only need to stream content to a small
number of clients, you can use the streaming server function to distribute
the content directly from the Anycast itself, which means an external
streaming server connection is not required.
Multi-Camera ISO Recording
Another great feature of the Anycast is multi-camera ISO recording, which
enables you to record each signal source on the station to an external hard
drive. For each video interface board on the Anycast, you can record 2
primary input sources to a hard drive that is IEEE1394 equipped by
connecting it to the rear panel. After your live event, you can quickly and
easily connect the hard drives to a nonlinear editing program, which enables
you to use the storage space on the external hard drive to feed the source