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Panasonic 16 Input HD.SD Switcher

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Panasonic 16 Input HD.SD Switcher


The two-rack-sized HS450 switcher comes standard with 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs (expandable to 20 with optional I/O boards), four HD/SD-SDI outputs and two DVI-D outputs. The switcher incorporates full 10-bit HD processing for maximum picture quality, and accepts optional boards for additional up-conversion, down-conversion and scaling of many video formats.

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  • Built-in dual-display Multi-Viewer lets you display up to 20 different images on two monitors (up to 16 on one screen)
  • MultiViewer windows can be assigned to any outputs and offer with easy control of labels and borders, Preview (green) and Program (red) Tally Indicators
  •  Four independent AUX busses, with mix transitions to AUX 1, also offers a clean feed with layer selection for IMAG, Webcasts and other applications
  • 16 HD/SD-SDI Inputs standard. HD/SD (format depends on switcher system setting)
  •  4 HD/SD-SDI outputs standar. (format depends on switcher system setting)
  •  2 DVI-D outputs standard (scalable to 1920x1200) for display of MultiViewers (or other outputs) with large flat panel monitors or projectors.
  • Switchable frame-synchronizers on all inputs ensure reliable, glitch-free switching, even with asynchronous sources
  • Color correction adjustments (with 6-axis matrix) standard on eight inputs, for precise image matching of different sources
  • Switchable up-conversion standard on four inputs - for easy integration of legacy sources
  • Wide range of high-quality 3D digital effects (2 channels) for creative versatility
  • One upstream and two downstream keyers, super-clean chroma keyer employing Primatte® algorithms
  • 10 shot memories and 10 PinP memories with timed transitions, for streamlined operation
  • Six User programmable function buttons - for customized workflow
  • The switcher supports HD (1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/24Psf,* 1080/23.98Psf,* 720/59.94p and 720/50p) and SD (480/59.94i and 576/50i) formats
  • SD card slot for graphics import/export and saving of all system settings
  • Ethernet port for PC graphics transfer with auto sizing software and alpha channel support
  • 4 Frame Memories for rapid access to stills and graphics
  • Direct Control of one Panasonic pan/tilt/zoom camera via RS-422 remote port, with storage and recall of up to 10 presets per camera.
  • Expanded control of up to five Panasonic pan/tilt/zoom camera (with source/control switching) when used with AW-series controller, storage and recall of 10 presets per camera.
  • Two I/O option slots for expansion to 20 inputs or 10 outputs using AV-HS04M series cards.
  • Dual RS-422 ports for editor, pan-tilt, expansion panel control and machine communication
  • Tally/GPI with Preview and Program Tally
  • Genlock with Blackburst or TRI input, plus switchable frame syncs for easy systemization
  • Dual redundant power supplies. (2) A.C. for mainframe, (2) 12V DC for control panel (AC adapters also included.)
  • Compact, two-rack size mainframe, perfect for mobile or studio use
  • Control Panel: weight - 8.6 pounds; dimensions: approx. 22" W x 3-1/2" H x 11-13/16" D
  • Mainframe: weight - approx. 21.6 pounds; dimensions: 19" W x 3-1/2" H x 18-1/2" D
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)
(Up to 2 optional boards may be inserted into the 2 input/output optional slots)
Video Output:  A maximum of 10 input channels
Standard: 4 SDI outputs (OUT 1 to 4 each, 2 output distribution for OUT1)
Option: Maximum of 4 inputs (OUT A1, A2, B1, B2)
(Up to 2 optional boards may be inserted into the 2 input/output optional slots)
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
*Does not support analog outputs
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
Power supply/Power consumption (TBD):  AC 100 V to 240 V
50 Hz/60 Hz, 170 W
Operating Temperature:  0 °C to +40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating Humidity:  10% to 90% (no condensation)
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)
Footnotes:  *Features and specifications in this document are subject to change without notice due to continual improvements.

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