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Panasonic AV-HS450 HD/SD-SDI Multi-format Live Switcher with Dual-Screen Multiviewer Display

  MFR# AV-HS450

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Product Highlights

  • Optional (Board Available)
  • Picture-In-Picture
  • Color Correction
  • Chroma Keyer
  • 16x HD/SD-SDI Inputs
  • 4x HD/SD-SDI Outputs
  • 2x  DVI-D Outputs
  • 10-Bit Processing



The AV-HS450 is a Multi-format Live Switcher by Panasonic. This Switcher features 16x+ input HD/SD-SDI Switcher with Dual-Screen Multiviewer Display. It has a separate mainframe and a control panel. The AV-HS450N is equipped with 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs and 4x HD/SD-SDI outputs, along with 2x DVI-D outputs. The system can be set to have up to 20 inputs with an optional expansion board. All inputs can be displayed on 2 monitors, reducing the space and cost. Moreover, there are 4x AUX busses, up-conversion, full color correction, dual Picture-in-Picture display, two downstream keyers, a chroma keyer, two 3D DVE's, and so more. The Switcher has 10-bit HD processor built\-in that deliver unmatched image quality. When you combined with optional boards, the switcher can be customized for any studio environment for up/down conversion to video scaling.

Built-in Frame Synchronizer
All standard input channels feature a built-in frame synchronizer for use in switching unsynchronized video signals. A gen-lock function supports synchronizing systems based on external sync signals (black burst or tri-level).

A Wide Range of Transitions and Effects
The standard wipe, mix, and cut transitions, powerful 2D and 3D DVE effects, including squeeze, slide, rotation and page turn, are available. The Dual channel DVE effects are available for dramatic key effects and other creative transitions. The new effects are useful, including the variable mosaic and selectable defocus.

High-Quality Chroma Key
The Linear, luminance and chroma keying are included. The Chroma keying employs the Primatte algorithm, which is widely used as a plug-in for non-linear editors. The same excellent Primatte image quality that is used worldwide for movies, TV programs, music videos and commercials is achieved by the AV-HS450's real-time processing. The superior blue-spill processing naturally combines translucent objects, for example thin cloth and glass, with background colors. Other extremely fine objects, including individual
strands of hair, are faithfully reproduced. The 2x DSK channels are provided to add borders, shadows, and other edge effects.

Shot Memory
The Shot Memory can support up to 10 image effects, including the background transition patterns, P-in-P sizes and border widths, can be registered in shot memory for instant retrieval. The AV-HS450's Effect Dissolve function allows smooth switching from a current image to one of the images.

Up to 20 Windows with a Dual-Monitor MultiViewer Display
The AV-HS450 Switcher comes with a standard dual-monitor MultiViewer Display function. It offers up to 20 channels, such as program (PGM), preview (PVW), and an input video signal can be simultaneously displayed on 2 screens. This allows you to work with only two monitors at large-scale events. You can choose from 4, 9, 10 and 16 split-screens.

PTZ Camera System Control
The AV-HS450 offers control of Panasonic pan-tilt camera systems,1 including AW-HE120/HE50S/HE50H*2 HD Integrated PTZ Cameras. The user can control one camera via direct serial connection, or up to five in conjunction with system controllers.

  •  Compatible models: AW-PH400/AW-PH405/AW-PH360
  •  An HDMI/DVI-D conversion cable is required
  •  Compatible models: AW-RP655/AW-RP555


3D Video Signal Status Monitor Displays
The function overlays, 3D video signal status monitor (brightness, RGB distribution, LR difference, grid) on 3D image into the PGM output and PVW output (1/4 size only) of the MultiViewer Display. This allows the differences in the leaping effect and depth of the PGM and PVW without having to wear 3D glasses makes 3D switching easier and smoother. When 3D assists information cannot be displayed on the monitor or viewfinder of a rig-type or other 3D camera, this function will feed back PVW output to the camera so you can correct the brightness and horizontal/vertical positioning right on the camera.



UPC: 791871507292
In the box 1X Panasonic AV-HS450N HD/SD-SDI Multi-format Live Switcher with Dual-Screen Multiviewer Display 
Limited 1-Year Warranty
AV-HS450 Operation Instructions


Video Inputs 16x HD/SD-SDI signal lines BNC x 16 (IN1 to IN16)
Video Outputs 4x HD/SD-SDI
2x DVI-D
Signal Formats SD: 480/59.94i, 576/50i
HD: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/24PsF*, 1080/23.98PsF*
*The following option boards are not supported:
AV-HS04M1, AV-HS04M2, AV-HS04M3, AV-HS04M4, AV-HS04M5, AV-HS04M6,AV-HS04M7, AV-HS04M7D
SDI Inputs HD: Serial digital component (SMPTE 292M)
SD: Serial digital component (SMPTE 259M)

16 signal lines, standard: IN1 to IN16
20 signal lines, maximum: IN A1, IN A2, IN B1, IN B2
(When two AV-HS04M1 boards are used; with active through)

HD [SMPTE 292M (BTA S-004B) standard complied with]
0.8 V [p-p] ±10 % (75 Ω)
 Input return loss More than 15 dB (5 MHz to 750 MHz)
More than 10 dB (750 MHz to 1.5 GHz)
 Automatic equalizer 100 m (328 ft.) (when 5C-FB cable is used)

SD [SMPTE 259M standard complied with]
 0.8 V [p-p] ±10 % (75 Ω)
Input return loss More than 15 dB (5 MHz to 270 MHz)
Automatic equalizer 200 m (656 ft.) (when 5C-2V cable is used)

SDI Outputs HD: Serial digital component (SMPTE 292M)
SD: Serial digital component (SMPTE 259M)

4 signal lines, standard: OUT1 x 2; OUT2, OUT3, OUT4 x 1 each
8 signal lines, maximum: OUT A1, OUT A2, OUT B1, OUT B2
(When two AV-HS04M7 boards are used)

HD [SMPTE 292M (BTA S-004B) standard complied with]
Output return loss: More than 15 dB (5 MHz to 750 MHz), More than 10 dB (750 MHz to 1.5 GHz)
Output level: 0.8 V [p-p] ±10 % (75 Ω)
Rise time: Less than 270 ps
Fall time: Less than 270 ps
Difference between rise ime and fall time: Less than 100 ps
Alignment jitter: Less than 0.2 UI (130 ps)
Timing jitter: Less than 1.0 UI
Eye aperture ratio: More than 90 %
DC offset: 0±0.5 V

SD [SMPTE 259M standard complied with]
Output return loss: More than 15 dB (5 MHz to 270 MHz)
 Output level: 0.8 V [p-p]±10 % (75 Ω)
Rise time: Less than 1.5 ns
Fall time: Less than 1.5 ns
Difference between rise time and fall time: Less than 0.5 ns
Jitter: Less than 0.2 UI

 DVI-D Output

 Digital RGB: 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
Digital RGB: 1080/50P, 1080/59.94P
(The vertical frequency is the same as that of the system format. When the system format is 1080/23.98PsF or 24PsF, the images cannot be output.)

Analog output signals are not supported.
High-resolution multi view mode supported:
Signals are also output with a high resolution even
when SD has been selected as the system mode.
With this mode setting, MV1 is output to OUT5
and MV2 to OUT6; MV1 and MV2 cannot be
output to any other outputs.

2 lines, standard: OUT5, OUT6
 The DVI-I connector cable cannot be used.
For the DVI-D connector cable, use a cable with a length of up to 5 m (16.4 ft.).

TALLY/GPI D-sub, 50-pin, female
INPUT: 8 inputs, general-purpose, photocoupler sensing
OUTPUT: 31 outputs; selected from R/G tally, general-purpose
ALARM: 1 output, open collector output (negative logic)
 Reference Input/Output  In gen-lock mode: Black burst or Tri-level Sync input signals (with loop-through)
In internal sync mode: Black burst output signals x 2
Same field frequencies as those of the system formats supported
With the 1080/23.98PsF and 24PsF formats, only GENLOCK mode supported
With the 1080/23.98PsF format, black burst with 10F-ID (SMPTE318M standard met) or TRI signals supported
Interface 1 x 9-Pin VGA (Editor)
1 x 9-Pin VGA (Com)
1 x 50-Pin D-Sub (Tally/GPI)
Control Terminal  
Panle RJ45 x 1 100 Mbps
When the control panel is connected
COM D-sub, 9-pin, female RS-422 control connector
For Panasonic pan-tilt head system control, etc.
EDITOR D-sub, 9-pin, female RS-422 control connector
GVG standard protocol subset supported
SD Memory Cards Memory size supported: Max. 32 GB
(SDHC memory cards supported)
Still image files: Load, save
Setup data: Backup
LAN RJ45 x 1 100/10 Mbps
Environment 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Power Requirement 100-240 VAC
Power Consumption 170 W
Rack Units 2 RU
Dimensions (wxdxh) 19" x 3.5" x 18.5"
Weight 23.1 lb / 10.5 kg

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