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.
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.
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.
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