Sony BKE-2010

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Sony BKE-2010 Editing Keyboard
Sony BKE-2010 - Front.jpg
Part number BKE-2010
Branding Sony, Topre (on PCB)
Manufacturer Topre, Sony
Layouts 71-key
Keyswitches Topre Switches
Keycaps PBT
Interface Proprietary
Dimensions ~424 x 65 x 258 mm
(16 ¾ x 2 ⅝ x 10 ¼ inches)[1]
Weight ~2.3 Kg (5 Ib 1 oz)[1]


The Sony BKE-2010 Editing Keyboard is a special purpose keyboard used on the Sony BVE-2000 linear edit system, and possibly others. It is one of the only known Topre keyboards that does not use capacitive switches, instead adopting a conductive membrane setup, much like the one seen on the Sony BKE-2011.


The BKE-2010's case is completely plastic, unlike the Sony BKE-9400A (all metal) and Sony BKE-2011 (metal bottom only). The keycaps are PBT, and compatible with a standard capacitive Topre keyboard. There is a rubberised section surrounding the jog/shuttle dial. The keyboard interfaces via a 15-pin proprietary connector on the back. Interestingly, the rubber domes on the BKE-2010 do not have carbon-contact pads like the BKE-2011. This suggests that the carbon contact pads on the Sony BKE-2011 are unnecessary, as previously assumed.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Sony Corporation — Editing Control Unit Sony BVE-2000