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Panasonic AW-HS50N Sub-Compact HD/SD Live Switcher with Built-in Multi-Viewer

This sub-compact, multi-format live HD/SD switcher offers 10-bit processing, four HD/SD-SDI inputs and one HD DVI-D input, as well as a built-in MultiViewer, Chroma Keyer, Aux Bus, 1080/29.94PsF support, and more.

Ideal for mobile production, AV facilities, event video and more, the half-rack width HS50's built-in MultiViewer allows users to view four, nine, or 10 images on a single display, significantly reducing the cost, size, and weight of a complete HD production system. The adjustable MultiViewer outputs can also be used to provide a multi-image large-screen presentation display. Other advanced functions include dedicated hardware for picture-in-picture (PinP) with dissolve transitions, switchable upconversion, color correction, a chroma/linear keyer plus a downstream keyer (DSK), auto or manual video transitions, wipe and PinP preset memories, and frame memories.

As a key component in Panasonic's first complete Internet Protocol (IP) production system, the HS50 also offers an IP link to the new AW-RP50 remote camera controller. This link enables remote switching of the remote controlled camera video on the HS50's AUX bus, and other unique functions The AW-HS50 has built-in, switchable 10-bit frame synchronizers on each input, ensuring reliable, glitch-free switching even with non-synchronous sources such as remote camera feeds, small camcorders, and computer graphics.

The HS50 has four HD/SD-SDI inputs and one HD DVI-D input, two HD/SD-SDI outputs and one scalable DVI-D output. Additional standard features include an on-screen display (OSD) for viewing switcher settings, GPI input, camera tally outputs, an Ethernet control interface, 4-pin XLR 12VDC input, and an AUX Bus for a versatile production workflow.

Product Weight:  3.1 lbs without options
Dimensions:  8.25"W x 6.94"D x 2.63"H excluding protrusions

Technical Tools

Manufacturer Specs

Video format        
HD: (1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/23.98PsF,1080/24PsF, 720/59.94p, 720/50p)
SD: (480/59.94i, 576/50i)    
Video processing        
Y:Cb:Cr, 4:2:2 10-bit (8-bit for FMEM)
RGB, 4:4:4 8 bit    

1 M/E    

Video Input        
Standard: 4 SDI inputs (SDI-IN1 to 4)
Standard: 1 DVI-D input (DVI-IN)
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
*Video output formats of the AW-HE50H are not supported.
*Analog input signals are not supported.    

Video Output        
Standard: 2 SDI outputs (SDI-OUT1 to 2 each, 2 output distribution for SDI-OUT1)
   1 DVI-D output (DVI-OUT)
   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
*High-resolution multi view mode supported: Signals are also output with a high resolution even when SD has been selected as the system mode.
When the high-resolution multi view mode is enabled, MV is assigned to the DVI-OUT connector, and MV cannot be assigned to the SDI-OUT1 connectors or SDI-OUT2 connector.
*Analog output signals are not supported.    
LAN: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (for IP control)
RJ45 x 1
GPI INPUT x 5 channels
D-sub 15-pin
GPI OUTPUT x 7 channels
(female) x 1    
Wipe Pattern: Wipe x 13
Transition Type: Cut, Mix, Wipe (including DVE)    
Selectable Materials: Black, White, CBGD, FMEM1, FMEM2    
Number of Keys: 1
Key Type: Linear key, Luminance key, Chroma key
Transition Type: Mix    

Number of PinP: 1
Transition Type: Mix
BUS Transition Yes (Mix)    

AUX Bus        
Number of AUX BUS: 1
Selectable Materials: SDI-IN1 to 4, DVI-IN, CBAR, CBGD, BLACK, FMEM1, FMEM2, PGM, PVW, KOUT, CLN, MV
BUS Transition: Yes (Mix)    

Input function        
Frame Synchronizer: SDI-IN1 to 4, DVI-IN (DVI-IN is always-on)
Freeze: SDI-IN1 to 4, DVI-IN
Dot by Dot: SDI-IN1 to 4
Video Processing: SDI-IN1 to 4
Up-converter: SDI-IN3, IN4    

Output function        
Single Screen Display
Labels, Tally indication, Split-screen (the screen may be split into 4, 5a/5b, 6a/6b, 9 and 10a/10b sections)
MV frames, Labels, Tally indications, camera setting information, and Audio Level Meters are not shown on SDI-OUT1.
Single Screen Display
SDI-OUT2,DVI-OUT (unshown on SDI-OUT1)
Audio Level Meter
SDI embedded audio (group1/ 1 ch, 2 ch)    

Frame Memory        
2 channels
The image data in the Frame Memory is stored even when the power is off.    

Memory function   
PinP Preset
*Effect Dissolve Function

Supply: DC12 V ±10 % (AC adapter provided)
Power consumption: 2.0 A    

Operating Temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)    
Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% (no condensation)    

Dimensions: 8.25"W x 6.94"D x 2.63"H (210 x 177 x 67 mm) excluding protrusions    
Weight: 3.1 lbs approx. (1.4 kg) without options

Standard Accessories
AC Adaptor, Power Cable