The RS-8 is a hardware switcher surface for the VT  or . It allows for an external switch of up to 8 inputs using VT. Features include 8 programs buttons, 8 preview buttons, T- Bar DVE control, DSK fade and take buttons, DDR 1 and 2 selection buttons, variable effects speed control knob, effect advance control knob to advance through the effects in the DVE bank, jog control over selected ddr control knob - great for advancing through overlays for use in DSK, and more.
RS-8 works in tandem with the SX-8 Switcher Expansion module to offer great flexibility between composite, Y/C or component inputs and outputs, with high-quality, hermetically-sealed, magnetic-reed switches, as you'd find on any high-end switcher.
NewTek SX84 A/V Switcher Expansion Module for VT - 24 Composite and 8 Component and Y/C Inputs, 4 Balanced Audio In/Out
The NewTek SX-84 (the heart of the VT LIVE! Switcher) gives your students hands-on professional video production equipment they will encounter in the broadcast and production world. It offers component, Y/C or composite ins and outs, along with audio, preview, alpha channel, tally, GPI and machine control. There are 8 Video input rows, but that does not indicate the true flexibility of this rack-mountable beauty measuring 18 7/8" wide by 10.5" high (or 5 rack-units high) and 1.5" deep. This is a production switcher that saves you both time and money.