I needs me a good/simple/cheap video switcher for live production.
Every year, I'm part of running a live event (nonprofit fishing tournament) that uses multiple cameras for a live, switched video signal projected on a screen on top of the stage -- like the big screen at a live concert.
We've historically used a borrowed Videonics MX-1 Digital Audio/Video Mixer Switcher
, but the borrowed one has developed signal glitching issues with the crossfade slider -- and, we'd really like to have one of our own. I have no idea what brand/type I should be looking for; so many of them seem far more complex than is required. I know what we need:
-Minimum four inputs (five or six would be ideal)
-Multiple outputs (four or five would be ideal)
-*Maybe* text overlay capability
That's it. Doesn't have to be fancy, or need any audio capability or filters/special effects. I can also work around only a single output with a video amp, if I have to.
I'm open to any options, but cheaper is better -- I really like the idea of working used machines rather than new.