The AV-HS400A Compact Live Multi-Format SD/HD-SDI Switcher from Panasonic offers a wide array of advanced video management features for the unit's (4) SD/HD-SDI inputs and (4) SD/HD-SDI outputs. Main features include full 10-bit HD processing, expandable SD/HD architecture, and more than (40) digital effects.
Panasonic AVHS400A Description:
The unit's MultiViewer tools include labeling, control & preview tally, and a joystick camera control for (1) camera via serial connection or up to (5) cameras via a camera controller. Advanced key effects include flying key, 3D key effects, and a full key for a second moveable PIP (picture in picture). It offers graphics features such as file import via Ethernet and alpha channel support, among others.
This unit features a modular architecture that allows you to expand its functionality to meet your exact needs. It can be expanded to support up to (8) SD/HD-SDI inputs and (8) SD/HD-SDI outputs in total. Other expansion modules are also available for the unit to add support for other signal formats, such as analog composite video.
Panasonic AVHS400A Features:
- SD/HD-SDI Signal Management
- Use this switcher's advanced features to meet your specific needs for advanced management of your SD/HD production environment.
- Modular Architecture
- The switcher can be expanded to support additional inputs, outputs, and signal formats.
- Camera Controls
- A joystick camera control allows you to manage up to (5) cameras.
- Advanced Features
- This unit offers 10-bit HD processing, advanced key effects, and graphic management tools, among many other advanced features that allow you to better manage your workflow.
Panasonic AVHS400A Specifications: MultiViewer tools include easier labeling of sources (can use default labels or customize up to 6 characters); label color can be adjusted in shades from full white to black (with removable background bar); adjustable frame brightness Features a separate green frame outline for preset tally in addition to the red-outlined MultiViewers large windows can now display either Aux or Key out, not just preview or program Key functions include 3D Key transitions, flying key, and full key for second PiP and many other uses Provides joystick camera control of pan/tilt systems (including the AW-HE100) Expanded graphics functions allow users to import graphics of various formats via Ethernet for fast access to titles and pictures Automatic import and sizing of imported TIFF (w/Alpha Channel), PNG (with Alpha Channel), BMP, GIF and JPEG images with HS400 Tool Software (included) Compact design with multi-format compatibility for use in studio or mobile production systems worldwide Multi-viewer function allows users to select and arrange each individual split-screen image Designed with workflow-friendly functions including on-screen display of menus, SD Card slot for transferring still images, and user programmable function buttons Forty-three transition effects, including 3D DVE key effects with page turns and rotations, as well as standard wipe, squeeze and slide patterns Enhanced Picture-in-picture (PIP), flying key for eye-catching titling effects, full key for a 2nd effective PiP, luminance key, Aux Bus and downstream key (DSK) functions Modular interface includes Ethernet, RS-422 remote, Tally output and GPI input Rack-mountable and self-contained (ideal for flight-packs and small control rooms) Optional I/O boards include: dual HD/SD-SDI inputs (with SD up-conversion); dual HD/SD component inputs (with up-conversion); dual DVI inputs (up to WXGA 1280x768); dual Component outputs for maximum compatibility with legacy systems; a component/DVI output (scalable up to 1920x1200 for large venue displays); Option boards include the AV-HS04M6 dual analog composite input card; and the AV-HS04M7 dual HD/SD-SDI output card with downconversion capabilities.