Panasonic HS 450 HD Switcher

Panasonic HS 450 HD Switcher

This 1M/E live switcher is the heart of our Producer Flypacks.
The HS450 Switcher has a separate mainframe and control panel, and comes standard with 16 SDI inputs, four SDI outputs, and two DVI outputs. It also features a variety of standard effect functions, including luminance and chroma keying, two DSK channels, two P-in-P buses, and two DVE channels. The HS450N’s built-in dual-display Multi-Viewer lets us set this up to display up to 20 different images on two monitors, up to 16 on one screen. Additional standard features include four independent AUX busses, up-conversion on 4 inputs and full color correction on 8 others, dual Picture-In-Picture display, two downstream keyers, a very high-quality chroma key, dual 3D DVE’s, shot and PiP memories, and much more.

16 Standard Inputs/Six Standard Outputs

The AV-HS450 comes standard with 16 SDI (HD/SD) inputs and six outputs (four SDI (HD/SD) and two DVI-D).

HD/SD Multi-Format Support

The AV-HS450 supports a variety of HD/SD formats, including 1080/24PsF,* as standard. System frequency is 59.94 Hz/ 50 Hz/ 24 Hz switchable. This makes it ideal for all types of digital production and worldwide operation. All standard input channels feature a built-in frame synchronizer for use in switching unsynchronized video signals. A gen-lock function also supports synchronizing systems based on external sync signals (black burst or tri-level).

Up-Converter, Dot by Dot and Video Processing

The AV-HS450 is equipped with an SD/HD up-converter function for four standard inputs, and a dot by dot function for 16 inputs. Dot by dot input can be used for P-in-P display of HD images from SD footage without degradation. A video processing function with color correction is also provided for eight inputs.

Four Aux Buses and Two P-in-P

We have this setup in our Flypacks so that you have two P-in-P buses and four Aux buse. Borders and soft-edge effects can be applied to the P-in-P buses. In addition to a Cut transition, the Bus transition function (P-in-P bus and Aux bus* switching effect) also enables a Mix transition (Aux 1 only). Flexible operation is achieved by combining Aux buses and M/E sections.
Embedded audio on SDI input signals can be passed through PGM, PVM, and MV.

Preview A Wide Range of Transitions and Effects

In addition to standard wipe, mix, and cut transitions, powerful 2D and 3D DVE effects, such as squeeze, slide, rotation and page turn, are available. Dual channel DVE effects are also available for dramatic key effects and other creative transitions. Useful new effects include variable mosaic and selectable defocus.

Primatte® High-Quality Chroma Key

Linear, luminance and chroma keying are provided. Chroma keying employs the Primatte® algorithm, which is widely used as a plug-in for nonlinear editors. Superior green-spill processing naturally combines translucent objects, such as thin cloth and glass, with background colors. Works great in our green screen shoots. Extremely fine objects, such as individual strands of hair, are faithfully reproduced. Two DSK channels are also provided to add borders, shadows, and other edge effects.

Shot Memory

Up to 10 image effects, such as background transition patterns, P-in-P sizes and border widths, can be registered in shot memory for instant retrieval. The AV-HS450’s Effect Dissolve function enables smooth switching from a current image to one of the images or operations registered in the shot memory.

Up to 20 Windows, Dual-Monitor MultiViewer Display

The AV-HS450 comes with a standard dual-monitor MultiViewer Display function. A maximum of 20 channels, including program (PGM), preview (PVW), and an input video signal can be simultaneously displayed on two screens. The exclusive feature lets you work comfortably with only two monitors, even at large-scale events. You can select from 4, 9, 10 and 16 split-screens.

Video format: HD (1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/23.98F*, 1080/24psF*, 720/59.94p, 720/50p)
SD (480/59.94i, 576/50i)
*AV-HS04 M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6 and M7 optional boards are not compatible.

Video processing: Y:Cb:Cr, 4:2:2 10 bit (8 bit for FMEM)
RGB, 4:4:4 8 bit
M/E: 1 M/E

Video Input: A maximum of 20 input channels
Standard: 16 SDI inputs (IN 1 to 16)
Optional: Maximum of 4 inputs (IN A1, A2, B1, B2)

Video Output: A maximum of 10 input channels
Standard: 4 SDI outputs (OUT 1 to 4 each, 2 output distribution for OUT1)

Standard: 2 DVI-D outputs (OUT5, OUT6)*
XGA (1024 x 768), WXGA (1280 x 768), SXGA (1280 x 1024), WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050), UXGA (1600 x 1200), WUXGA (1920 x 1200)

Vertical frequency: 60 Hz
1080/50p, 1080/59.94p

Reference input/output: GENLOCK: Black burst or TRI input signal (loop through inputs)
Internal synchronization: Black burst outputs

BKGD: WIPE/DVE pattern: Wipe, squeeze, slide, 3D, 2 channel DVE pattern
Transition type: Cut, mix, wipe (including DVE)

Image effect: PGM/A, PST/B BUS
Effect: Mosaic, mono color, paint

Keyer: Number of keys: 1
Key type: Linear key, luminance key, chroma key, full key
Transition type: Cut, mix, wipe

WIPE/DVE pattern: Wipe, squeeze, slide, 3D pattern
DSK: Number of keys: 2
Key type: Linear key, luminance key
Transition type: MIX

PinP: Number of PinP: 2
Transition type: MIX

AUX Bus: 1-4 *AUX BUS1 is compatible with MIX transition

Input function:
*Frame Synchronizer: IN 1 to 16
*Freeze: IN 1 to 16
*Up-converter: IN 13-16

Color collector: IN 9 to 16
*Specification for IN A1, A2, B1 and B2 depend on the specs of the mounted optional equipment.

Output function: Multi-viewer:
2 systems
Labels tally indication, split-screen (the screen may be split into 4, 9, 10 and 16 sections)
*A maximum of 20 channels may be simultaneously displayed on 2 screens

Other function: OSD, phase adjustment, chroma key sample marker

Memory function: Shot memory, BKGD/wipe memory, PinP memory
Interface: PANEL: RJ45 x 1 (to connect to the control panel)

EDITOR: D-sub 9 pin x 1, RS-422 (GVG protocol compatible)
COM: D-sub 9 pin x 1, pan-tilt system control
TALLY/GPI: D-sub 50 pin x 1

LAN: RJ45 x 1

Dimensions (W x H x D) (TBD): (2RU 482 mm x 88 mm x 471 mm (19" x 3-1/2" x 18-1/2") (excluding protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 10.5 kg (23.1 lbs) (without options/excluding accessories)
Approx. 11.0 kg (24.3 lbs) (with full options/excluding accessories)
CONTROL PANEL - Interface:: Mainframe: RJ45 x 1 (to connect to the mainframe)
TALLY/GPI: D-sub 25 pin x 1
Removable media: SD memory card: Still image file loading/saving, setup data back up
Power Supply / Power consumption: DC 12V 2A, 24 W (comes with an AC adapter)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 560 mm x 88 mm x 300 mm (22" x 3-1/2 " x 11-13/16 ")(excluding protrusions)
Weight-2: Approx. 4.0 kg (8.8 lbs) (excluding accessories)