Compact, yet multi-functional. Comes with a multi-viewer display function for professional HD production.




It features 10-bit processing, four HD/SD-SDI inputs and one HD DVI-D input, as well as a built-in multi-viewer, chroma keyer, Aux bus, 1080/29.94PsF support. In addition to input, there are two HD/SD-SDI outputs and one scalable DVI-D output. Other 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.

The built-in multi-viewer 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 multi-viewer 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 up-conversion, colour 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 AW-HS50E also offers an IP link to the new AW-RP50E remote camera controller. This link enables remote switching of the remote controlled camera video on the AW-HS50E's AUX bus, and other unique functions The AW-HS50E 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.

• Five input, three output switcher in sub-compact ½ rack-width design
• AUX bus, PinP, chroma keyers, 10-bit frame synchs
• Measures only 210 mm W x 67 mm H x 177 mm D (8 ¼" W x 2-5/8" H x 6-15/16" D)
• 10-bit, 4:2:2 HD or SD live switching
• Weight of approx 1.4 kg
• Supports HD (1080/50i, 1080/59.94i, 1080/23.98PsF, 1080/24PsF, 720/50p and 720/59.94p) and SD (576/50i and 480/59.94i).