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U.S. List Price: $19,990.00
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The AV-HS450NJ** HD/SD video switcher offers a greater value than any other in its class. The two-rack-sized HS450NJ 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. This high-performance switcher is a flexible, economical solution for mid-size studios, mobile vehicles and mobile production systems.

The HS450NJ's built-in dual-display Multi-Viewer lets you display up to 20 different images on two monitors (up to 16 on one screen), eliminating the need for a rack full of expensive monitors. 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.

Key Features (Standard Equipment)

• 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

Options - Expandability
• Two standard equipment, multi-purpose slots support all HS-O4M(x) series I/O option cards
• New optional full-HD Dual DVI Input Board allows switcher to accept DVI input signals up to 1920x1080 resolution up to 1920x1080
• VS-R45 optional 1RU remote multi-bus switch panel for streamlined workflow (available in the Fall)

*(AV-HS04 M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6 and M7 optional boards are not compatible with1080/24Psf,* 1080/23.98Psf,* formats.)
Primatte® is a registered trademark of IMAGICA DIGIX Inc.

**Model AV-HS450NJ is identical to model AV-HS450N

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    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 are subject to change without notice due to continual improvements.
    Model AV-HS450NJ is identical to model AV-HS450N.


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