Sony Multi-Media Video Switcher DFS-700A


Powerful and versatile digital performance at your fingertips!


Sony Video Switcher Model: DFS-700A

The Sony video switcher DFS-700A offers full component digital processing as well as hundreds of preset special effects. Also, the DFS-700 is perfectly proportioned, user-friendly, offers real-time functioning, multi-effects capabilities that are well suited for a wide range of  digital applications. The types of applications supported include post production, EFP/ENG, live production, digital switching for sporting events and more.

Further, both the inputs and outputs are available in analog composite, S-Video, analog component as well as SDI component digital signal formats. Similarly, the capability of mixed use via these different types of signals offers a fully comprehensive, flexible format with extended capabilities and functions. The DFS-700A comes already equipped with eight external inputs (primary inputs), four SDI and four analog components as built standard. Finally, through the use of the appropriate option board (BKDF-701 or BKDF-702), a maximum of 16 inputs can be supported and utilized.

Additional Features:

  • Full 4:2:2:4 component digital processing
  • 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio
  • Built-in, full digital signal processing chroma keyer & down-stream keyer, Y/U/V color-correction, fade-to-black and frame memory
  • True 3D, page turns and effects, including Fanta Trail, ripple and swirl effects, Crystal Wipe, Multi-pillars and Polygon V-Studio
  • Over 800 pre-programmed effects
  • Two channel effects for push-in/push-out, Duality effect (two channel picture in picture) and brick-like effect
  • DME-Link option for control of the DFS700A via DVS2000C or DVS7000 series production switchers


  • Signal format flexibility
  • Wide range of spectacular special effects
  • Two channel DME effect capability (w/BKDF-711 optional baord)
  • Flexible DSK function
  • Standard Anti-aliasing low pass filter
  • Easy to program and operate, pre-programmed effects
  • Ergonomic, rugged control panel
  • Auto chroma keying
  • COlor correction
  • Frame memeory
  • Frame synchronizer provided for each analog compoiste and Y/C input
  • Comprehensive interface with Sony editing controllers.
  • Direct cross point switching
  • Preview and clean output
  • Tally output
  • DME link
  • Compact size

Additional information

Weight38 lbs
Dimensions20.5 x 17.25 x 5.25 in
Power requirments

AC 100/120 V, 50/60 Hz (DFS-700)
AC 220/240 V, 50/60 Hz (DFS-700P)

Operating voltage

AC 90 to 130 V, 47 to 63 Hz (DFS-700)
AC 180 to 260 V, 47 to 63 Hz (DFS-700P)

Power consumption

200 W

Operating temperature

0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)

Dimensions (WxHxD)

Control panel: 17.25 x 4.75 x 11.25" / 440 x 121 x 287 mm

Processor unit: 17.25 x 5.25 x20.5" / 440 x 132 x 520 mm


Control panel: 3 kg, 6 lb 10 oz
Processor unit: 14 kg, 30 lb 14 oz