Panasonic AW HS50 HD Switcher

AW HS50 Switcher – $200.00 / Day

Our Mini Flypacks are equipped with this half-rack size HD digital video switcher. In spite of its compact size the HS50 switcher features four SDI inputs, one DVI-D input, two SDI outputs, and one DVI-D output. A MultiViewer Display function lets you split the screen in eight different ways, and a Frame Synchronizer ensures easy, high-quality switching.
The Panasonic AW HS50 HD Switchers are perfect for multi-camera and multi-format source shoots.

HD/SD Multi-Format

The AW-HS50 supports a variety of HD/SD formats, including 1080/24PsF, as standard.

• Five inputs : Four SDI inputs and one DVI-D input come standard.
• Three outputs : Two SDI outputs and one DVI-D output come standard.

A Frame Synchronizer is embedded in all inputs. This enables asynchronous video signals to be switched without glitches.

Up-Converter, Dot by Dot and Video Processing
The AW-HS50 is equipped with an SD/HD up-converter function for two inputs (SDI IN 3/SDI IN 4), and a dot by dot function that can be used for P-in-P display of HD images from SD footage without degradation. A video processing function with brightness, pedestal level, saturation, and color phase correction is also provided for four inputs.

Versatile Effect Functions

• Transitions : 13 wipe patterns and mixes.
• The built-in key function lets you select from linear, luminance and chroma keying.
• One P-in-P bus and one Aux bus are included. A Bus transition function (P-in-P bus and Aux bus switching effect) enables Mix transitions.

Simple and Flexible Control Buttons

Five crosspoint buttons in each A bus and B bus (for a maximum of 10 with the Shift function), a Cut button, a P-in-P button, a Key button and an FTB button allow direct control with this simple panel layout. It’s really easy to set up your shots and pick your transitions quickly and easily and save them. This switcher makes three camera shoots on a tight budget and short notice a breeze.

Up to 10 Split-Screen, MultiViewer Display

The built-in MultiViewer Display function can simultaneously display various images, including program (PGM), preview (PVW) and input signals, on a single monitor. The screen may be split into 4, 5a/5b, 6a/6b, 9 and 10a/10b sections.

Inputs 5 video lines
SDI 4 s-ignal lines: SDI IN 1 to SDI IN 4
DVI-D 1 signal line: DVI IN

Outputs 3 video lines, 4 outputs
SDI 2 signal lines: SDI OUT 1, SDI OUT 2
(Only the SDI OUT 1 signals are split into two)
DVI-D 1 signal line: DVI OUT

Signal formats SD 480/59.94i, 576/50i
HD 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/24PsF, 1080/23.98PsF

Signal processing Y:Cb:Cr 4:2:2, 10 bit (8 bits for frame memory)
RGB 4:4:4, 8 bit
ME number 1ME

SDI inputs HD: Serial digital component (SMPTE 292M)
SD: Serial digital component (SMPTE 259M)

4 signal lines: SDI IN 1 to SDI IN 4

HD: SMPTE 292M (BTA S-004B) standard complied with
• 0.8 V [p-p] 10 % (75 )
• Input return loss More than 15 dB (5 MHz to 1.5 GHz)
• Automatic equalizer 100 m (328 ft.) (when 5C-FB cable is used)

SD: SMPTE 259M standard complied with
• 0.8 V [p-p] 10 % (75 )
• Input return loss More than 15 dB (5 MHz to 270 MHz)
• Automatic equalizer 200 m (656 ft.) (when 5C-2V cable is used)

DVI-D input Digital RGB (Vertical frequency: 60 Hz):
XGA (1024  768), WXGA (1280  768), SXGA (1280  1024),
WSXGA+ (1680  1050), UXGA (1600  1200), WUXGA (1920  1200)

Digital RGB: 1080/50p, 1080/59.94p
Analog input signals are not supported.