Panasonic AW-HS50 Compact HD/SD Live Switcher

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Panasonic AW-HS50 Compact HD/SD Live Switcher

  • Dedicated Hardware for PiP
  • Complete IP Production System
  • IP Link with the AW-RP50 Controller
  • Built-in 10-bit Frame Synchronizers
  • On-screen Display
  • 10-bit Processing Capacity
  • 4x HD/SD-SDI/1HD DVI-D Inputs
  • 2x HD/SD-SDI/1 scalable DVI-D Output
  • Multi-viewer Displays up to 10 Images

The Panasonic AW-HS50 Compact HD/SD Live Switcher features a 10-bit processing capacity with 4x HD/SD-SDI inputs, 1x HD DVI-D input, 2 HD/SD-SDI outputs, and 1 x scalable DVI-D output. Moreover, it offers a built-in Multiviewer Display function that lets you split the screen in 8 different ways. This allows the user to view 10,9, or 4 images on a single screen. The AW-HS50 is equipped with an SD/HD up-converter function for 2x inputs (SDI IN 3/SDI IN 4), and a dot by dot function that can be used for P-in-P display of HD images from SD footage without degradation. A video processing function with brightness, pedestal level, saturation, and color phase correction is provided for 4x inputs. Another feature is the Frame Synchronizer the delivers high-quality switching. This embedded in all inputs and enables asynchronous video signals to be switched without glitches. In addition, this Live Switcher offers a chroma/linear keyer, a downstream keyer (DSK), auto or manual video transitions, wipe and PiP preset memories, and frame memories. The AW-HS50N supports video resolution for 1080/59.94i,1080/24PsF, 720/59.94p,1080/23.98PsF.

Effect Functions
There are 13 Transitions wipe patterns and mixes. The built-in key function lets you select from linear, luminance, and chroma keying. One P-in-P bus and one Aux bus are included. A Bus transition function (P-in-P bus and Aux bus switching effect) enables Mix transitions.

HD/SD Multi-Format
The AW-HS50 supports different types of HD/SD formats, for example, 1080/24PsF as standard. System frequency is 59.94 Hz/50 Hz/24 Hz switchable. This makes it ideal for digital cinema production and worldwide operation.

Audio Level Meter
This amazing feature displays the level of the embedded audio signals (group 1/1ch, 2ch) superimposed on the SDI input signal.

Simple Control Buttons
There are 5 Crosspoint buttons in each A bus and B bus (for a maximum of 10 with the Shift function), a Cut button, a P-in-P button, a Key button, and an FTB button that allows direct control with the panel layout. You can slide the lever and provides easy control of transitions, P-in-P, and Key Fade In/Out. These functions can be assigned to 2 user buttons (for a maximum of 4 with the Shift function) for a one-touch operation

Linking with a Remote Camera Controller
You can link the AW-HS50 to the AW-RP50 Remote Camera Controller with an IP connection over a network. This feature will allow you to remotely operate the AW-HE50S or AW-HE120 HD Integrated Camera.

Notice* Only one AW-RP50 can be connected to the switcher via an IP connection and connection is not possible with a public network.

More Information
In the box 1x AW-HS50
1x AC Adaptor
1x Power Cable
Limited 1-Year Warranty
Panasonic Operating Instructions 
Video Formats HD :1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/23.98PsF, 1080/24PsF,720/59.94p,
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
Video Inputs  
SDI Inputs 4 (SDI-IN1 to 4)
DVI-D Input 1 (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 Outputs  
SDI Outputs : 2 (SDI-OUT1 to 2 each, 2 output distribution for SDI-OUT1
DVI-D Output : 1 (DVI-OUT), XGA (1024 x 768), WXGA (1280 x 768), SXGA (1280 x 1024), SXGA+ (1680 x 1050), UXGA (1600 x 1200), WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
Vertical frequency 60 Hz 1080/50p, 1080/59.94p
LAN 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (for IP control/RJ45 x 1)
TALLY/GPI GPI Input : 5 channels GPI Output : 7 channels 1 D-sub 15 pin(female)
Power Supply DC12 V/2 A ±10 % (AC adapter provided)
Environment Operating Temperature: 0°C to +40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating Humidity: 10 % to 90 % (no condensation)
Dimensions 8.25" x 2.6" x 6.9 "
Weight 3.1 lb (1.4kg)
Accessories AC Adaptor Power Cable
Wipe Patterns 13
Transitions Cut, Mix, Wipe (including DVE)
Number of Keys 1
key Type Linear key, Luminance key, Chroma key
Transition Type Mix
Number of PinP 1
Transition Type Mix
BUS Transition Yes
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
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 Memor.
Memory Function PinP Preset Effect Dissolve Function
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