AW-HS50N

Sub-compact HD/SD Live Switcher with built-in MultiViewer

Free Graphics/Titling Software with professional AV Mixer or Switcher Purchase

From now until September 30, 2013, Panasonic is offering the powerful ProPresenter 5.0 graphics and titling software valued at $399, free to purchasers of the AW-HS50, AV-HS410, AV-HS450, AG-HMX100 or the AV-HS400A.

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U.S. List Price: $4,000.00
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Overview

The sub-compact, multi-format live HD/SD AW-HS50 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.

• 5 input, 3 output switcher in sub-compact ½ rack-width design
• AUX bus, PinP, Chroma Keyers, 10-bit frame synchs
• Measures only 8 ¼" W x 2-5/8" H x 6-15/16" D
• 10-bit, 4:2:2 HD or SD live switching
• Weighs just over four pounds
• Supports 1080/59.94i, 1080/23.98PsF, 1080/24PsF, and 720/59.94p

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    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
    M/E: 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)
    Standard: 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.
    Interface:: LAN: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (for IP control); RJ45 x 1
    TALLY/GPI
    GPI INPUT x 5 channels; D-sub 15 pin
    GPI OUTPUT x 7 channels; (female) x 1
    Power Supply / Power consumption: DC12 V ±10 % (AC adapter provided), 2.0 A
    Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
    Operating Humidity: 10 % to 90 % (no condensation)
    Dimensions (WxHxD): 210 mm x 67 mm x 177 mm (8-1/4 " x 2-5/8 " x 6-15/16 " ) (excluding protrusions)
    Weight: Approx. 1.4 kg (3.1 lb) (without options)
    Standard Accessories: AC Adaptor, Power Cable
    BKGD: Wipe Pattern: Wipe x 13
    Transition Type: Cut, Mix, Wipe (including DVE)
    FTB: Selectable Materials: Black, White, CBGD, FMEM1, FMEM2
    Keyer: Number of Keys: 1
    Key Type: Linear key, Luminance key, Chroma key
    Transition Type: Mix
    PinP: 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: MultiViewer
    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.
    OSD
    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.
    *Video processing for the Frame Memory is 8-bit.
    *OSD, Frames, Labels, Tally indications, camera setting information, and Audio Level Meters for MultiViewer are not stored in the Frame Memory.
    Memory Function:
    PinP Preset
     
     
    Footnotes: *Effect Dissolve Function
    *Be sure to use the included AC adapter and power cable.
     

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