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Panasonic wj-mx30 video mixer

anonymous Posted Feb 26, 2003

Panasonic wj-mx30 Video Mixer

I'm selling my Panasonic wj-mx30 video mixer for $750US.

I've tried the Sima SFX-M, AVE-5, AVE-55, MX20, and MX-12. But the MX30 is my favorite video mixer. I hate to sell it but I haven't used it much. I've only taken it to one gig.

It hasn't been used much by the previous owner either. It's in great condition and fully working. It's NTSC. Includes photocopy of manual, attached power cord, and 4 bnc to composite/rca adapters.

A pic of the actual unit is here

Here's the details:

Panasonic redefines affordable special effects with the WJ-MX30 Digital AV Mixer permitting two-channel digital field synchronization that allows special effects in each of the WJ-MX30's A/B program busses. Three sources plus Matte generator can be switched, and, any two of them routed to the program busses. The A/B program busses can be monitored at the A/B program outputs while the mixed picture is monitored at the Preview Output. The master recording output can be selected at the EFFECT switch in the PROGRAM OUT section. There is an external remote control input for RS-232C serial control. Also, a GPI input is featured. This means the WJ-MX30 is compatible with a wide variety of video editing devices for complementary video editing systems.

Digital Special Effects:

-- Strobe: field strobe for clear still pictures with adjustable interval time.

-- Still: field freeze for clear still pictures

-- Mosaic/Scramble: mosaic size adjustable. Scramble effect appears on the second touch of Mosaic on/off button.

-- Negative: negative/positive reversal

-- Paint (posterization): level adjustment

-- Mono: B/W monochrome picture

-- AV Synchro: Any combination of all digital visual effects can be programmed to trigger with selected levels of the accompanying audio.

-- 107 Wipe Patterns: The combination of 7 basic keys can create 107 wipe patterns. Wipe patterns can be externally selected via RS-232C terminal.

-- Multi Wipe: x3/x6/x9/x36 multiplication of an identical pattern and stripe variation.

-- Picture-in-Picture function: B bus picture can be compressed in selectable 1/4, 1/9, 1/16 size of a full screen. Double Picture-in-Picture function compresses both A and B videos. Every mode can be trimmed with hard/soft edges borders, shadow, shadow & border.

-- Wipe Boundary Effects; Soft/Border (8 Matte Colors available).

-- Joystick Positioner: Allows moving wipe location.

-- Wipe Direction: One way scrolling/Reverse/ Normal Reverse selectable Wipe/Mix Section

-- Luminance Key: video signal can be processed for more flexible wipe/mix effects.
When Luminance Key is selected, low-luminance portions of the B-bus picture are cut off and mixed with the A-bus video: Key level control can be used to adjust luminance key level.

-- Automatic A/B Roll (Auto Take): transition rate adjustable.

-- Audio Follow: audio mix can be synchronized to A/B rolling.

-- External camera input can be routed to either A or B bus.

-- External camera signal can be used as a key signal. Fade-in/Fade-out Video/Title/Audio individually or synchronously faded.

-- Fade to/from White/Black/Matte Color

-- Automatic fade run (Auto Fade) with transition adjustment Down Stream Key

-- Selectable sources: Character Generator, A bus, B bus, Ext. Camera

-- Key level control adjusts pattern sensing level Reverse switch permits interchanging patterns high and low luminance portions.

-- Selectable 8 Colors matte Generator to the DSK (Down Stream Key) patterns or titles

-- Edge Effects: shadowing (2 levels)/drop shadow/ edge effects (2 levels)

-- Connection with optional WJ-KB30, WJ-KB50, WJ-KB15 character generators - 3 Gradation Modes: Upper shading, lower shading, and upper/lower shading.

-- Automatic Programmable Effects: The WJ-MX30 incorporates eight separate memories that enable virtually instant recall of frequently used effects. Serial switching of Events 1-8 using Auto Take or GPI trigger. Effect run transition control is available.

-- Color Correction: Adjustment of color in image shot from any input source, per A/B program bus.

-- Audio Mixing Capability A bus/B bus/Aux and Mic; 4 audio level adjustments. Visible audio level meter is available.


-- Source Input: x3 (SOURCE 1/2/EXT CAM) Composite Video Input: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, NTSC Signal, BNC x 2 S-Video Input: Y Signal; 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, C Signal; 0.288 Vp-p, 75 ohms, Mini Din 4 connectors x 2

-- Audio Input: Source 1/2, pin jack x 2, 6dBs, 20k ohms (unbalanced), left and right Auxiliary Audio: input x 1, 6dBs, 20k ohms, pin jack (unbalanced), left and right

-- Microphone Input: 60dBv, 600 ohms unbalanced, tip-ring sleeve phone jack x 1

-- External Camera Input: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, NTSC composite signal, BNC x 1 Y signal; 1 0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, C signal; 0.286 Vp-p 75 ohms, Mini Din connector x 1

-- GPI Input: Make-contact, BNC x 1 Character Input: 10 pin connector x 1 for optional Character Generators, WJ-KB15, WJ-KB30, WJ-KB50

-- Program Output: x 2 (Program Out 1/2)

-- Composite Video Output: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, NTSC signal, BNC x 2

-- S-Video Output: Y signal; 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, C signal; 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms, Mini Din 4 connectors x 2

-- Audio Output: Program Out 1/2, pin Jack x 2, 6dBs, 1 kohms (unbalanced) left and right

-- Preview Output: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, NTSC composite signal, BNC x 1 Advance Sync Output: 4.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, BNC x 2

-- Headphone Output: -20dBv ~ -80dBv , 8 ohms unbalanced, tip-ring sleeve phone jack x 1

-- Digital Effects: Nega, Mosaic, Scramble, Mono, Paint, Still, Strobe, A/V

-- Synchro Matte Colors: Color bar, white, yellow, cyan, green, magenta, red, blue, black

-- Wipe Patterns: 107 patterns

-- Joystick Control: Positioner, color correction

-- Audio Mixer: Source 1/2, Aux, Mic

-- Others: Audio follow, Auto-take, Auto-fade, Event Memory Video Sampling: 4:1:1, Y-910fH, 8-bit component

-- Frequency Range: Sync; 15,734kHz ± 300Hz SC; 3.579545 MHz ± 40Hz

-- Frequency Response: Y/C signal 4.5 MHz (at -3dB)

-- Composite video signal: 4.5 MHz (at -3dB) Audio: 20 - 20kHz (at ± 3dB) Gain: Unity (Video) S/N (Typical): 56dB (S-video), 50dB. (Composite), 70dB. (Audio at 1 kHz)

-- Power Source: 120V AC, 60Hz

-- Power Consumption: Operation mode approximately 31W Standby-mode approximately 7W Ambient

-- Dimensions (W x H x D): 18-7/8 x 5-3/16 x 12-1/8 (480 x 132 x 308 mm) Weight: 10.3 lbs. (4.7 kg)

If you are interested in purchasing this unit or have any questions, contact me at



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