Panasonic AV-HS450N

Video Switching



The AV-HS450NJ** HD/SD video switcher offers a greater value than any other in its class. The two-rack-sized HS450NJ switcher comes standard with 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs (expandable to 20 with optional I/O boards), four HD/SD-SDI outputs and two DVI-D outputs. The switcher incorporates full 10-bit HD processing for maximum picture quality, and accepts optional boards for additional up-conversion, down-conversion and scaling of many video formats. This high-performance switcher is a flexible, economical solution for mid-size studios, mobile vehicles and mobile production systems.

The HS450NJ’s built-in dual-display Multi-Viewer lets you display up to 20 different images on two monitors (up to 16 on one screen), eliminating the need for a rack full of expensive monitors. Additional standard features include four independent AUX busses, up-conversion on 4 inputs and full color correction on 8 others, dual Picture-In-Picture display, two downstream keyers, a very high-quality chroma key, dual 3D DVE’s, shot and PiP memories, and much more.

Key Features (Standard Equipment)

• Built-in dual-display Multi-Viewer lets you display up to 20 different images on two monitors (up to 16 on one screen)

• MultiViewer windows can be assigned to any outputs and offer with easy control of labels and borders, Preview (green) and Program (red) Tally Indicators

• Four independent AUX busses, with mix transitions to AUX 1, also offers a clean feed with layer selection for IMAG, Webcasts and other applications

• 16 HD/SD-SDI Inputs standard. HD/SD (format depends on switcher system setting)

• 4 HD/SD-SDI outputs standar. (format depends on switcher system setting)

• 2 DVI-D outputs standard (scalable to 1920×1200) for display of MultiViewers (or other outputs) with large flat panel monitors or projectors.

• Switchable frame-synchronizers on all inputs ensure reliable, glitch-free switching, even with asynchronous sources

• Color correction adjustments (with 6-axis matrix) standard on eight inputs, for precise image matching of different sources

• Switchable up-conversion standard on four inputs – for easy integration of legacy sources

• Wide range of high-quality 3D digital effects (2 channels) for creative versatility

• One upstream and two downstream keyers, super-clean chroma keyer employing Primatte® algorithms

• 10 shot memories and 10 PinP memories with timed transitions, for streamlined operation

• Six User programmable function buttons – for customized workflow

• The switcher supports HD (1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/24Psf,* 1080/23.98Psf,* 720/59.94p and 720/50p) and SD (480/59.94i and 576/50i) formats

• SD card slot for graphics import/export and saving of all system settings

• Ethernet port for PC graphics transfer with auto sizing software and alpha channel support

• 4 Frame Memories for rapid access to stills and graphics

• Direct Control of one Panasonic pan/tilt/zoom camera via RS-422 remote port, with storage and recall of up to 10 presets per camera.

• Expanded control of up to five Panasonic pan/tilt/zoom camera (with source/control switching) when used with AW-series controller, storage and recall of 10 presets per camera.

• Two I/O option slots for expansion to 20 inputs or 10 outputs using AV-HS04M series cards.

• Dual RS-422 ports for editor, pan-tilt, expansion panel control and machine communication

• Tally/GPI with Preview and Program Tally

• Genlock with Blackburst or TRI input, plus switchable frame syncs for easy systemization

• Dual redundant power supplies. (2) A.C. for mainframe, (2) 12V DC for control panel (AC adapters also included.)

• Compact, two-rack size mainframe, perfect for mobile or studio use

• Control Panel: weight – 8.6 pounds; dimensions: approx. 22″ W x 3-1/2″ H x 11-13/16″ D

• Mainframe: weight – approx. 21.6 pounds; dimensions: 19″ W x 3-1/2″ H x 18-1/2″ D

Options – Expandability

• Two standard equipment, multi-purpose slots support all HS-O4M(x) series I/O option cards

• New optional full-HD Dual DVI Input Board allows switcher to accept DVI input signals up to 1920×1080 resolution up to 1920×1080

• VS-R45 optional 1RU remote multi-bus switch panel for streamlined workflow (available in the Fall)

*(AV-HS04 M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6 and M7 optional boards are not compatible with1080/24Psf,* 1080/23.98Psf,* formats.)

Primatte® is a registered trademark of IMAGICA DIGIX Inc.

**Model AV-HS450NJ is identical to model AV-HS450N

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