Panasonic AWHS50



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  • 5 input, 3 output switcher in sub-compact ½ rack-width design
  • AUX bus, PinP, Chroma Keyers, 10-bit frame synchs
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Panasonic's AW-HS50 sub-compact, multi-format live HD/SD switcher offers 10-bit processing, four HD/SD-SDI inputs and one HD DVI-D input, as well as a built-in MultiViewer, Chroma Keyer, Aux Bus, 1080/29.94PsF support, and more.

Ideal for mobile production, AV facilities, event video and more, the half-rack width AWHS50's built-in MultiViewer 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 MultiViewer 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 upconversion, color 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 AWHS50 also offers an IP link to the new AWRP50 remote camera controller. This link enables remote switching of the remote controlled camera video on the AWHS50's AUX bus, and other unique functions The AWHS50 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.

The AWHS50 has four HD/SD-SDI inputs and one HD DVI-D input, two HD/SD-SDI outputs and one scalable DVI-D output. Additional 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.

Panasonic AW-HS50 Features:

  • 5 input, 3 output switcher in sub-compact ½ rack-width design
  • AUX bus, PinP, Chroma Keyers, 10-bit frame synchs
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 8-1/4" x 2-5/8" x 6-15/16"
  • 10-bit, 4:2:2 HD or SD live switching
  • Weighs just over four pounds
  • Supports 1080/59.94i, 1080/23.98PsF, 1080/24PsF, and 720/59.94p

Panasonic AW-HS50 Specifications:

  • Video Format:
    • HD (1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/23.98PsF, 1080/24PsF, 720/59.94p, 720/50p)
    • 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
  • M/E: 1 M/E
  • Video Input:
    • Standard: 4 SDI inputs (SDI-IN1 to 4)
    • Standard: 1DVI-D input (DVI-IN)
    • XGA (1024 x 768), WXGA (1280 x 768),
    • SXGA (1280 x1024), WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050)
    • UXGA (1600 x 1200), WUXGA (1920 x1200)
    • Vertical frequency: 60 Hz
    • 1080/50p, 1080/59.94p
    • Video output formats of the AW-HE50H are not supported
    • Analog input signals are not supported
  • Video Output:
    • Standard: 2 SDI outputs (SDI-OUT1 to 2 each, 2 output distribution for SDI-OUT1)
    • Standard: 1 DVI-D output (DVI-OUT)
    • XGA(1024 x 768), WXGA (1280 x 768)
    • SXGA (1280 x 1024), WSXGA+ (1680 x1050)
    • UXGA (1600 x 1200), WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
    • Vertical frequency: 60Hz
    • 1080/50p, 1080/59.94p
    • High-resolution multi view mode supported:
      • Signals are also output with a high resolution even when SD has been selected as the system mode
    • When the high-resolution multi view mode is enabled, MV is assigned to the DVI-OUT connector, and MV cannot be assigned to the SDI-OUT1 connectors or SDI-OUT2 connector
    • Analog output signals are not supported
  • Interface:
    • LAN: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (for IP control), RJ45 x 1
    • TALLY/GPI: GPI input x 5 channels, GPI output x 7 channels, D-sub 15-pin (female) x 1
  • Power Supply/Power Consumption: DC12 V ±10 % (AC adapter provided), 2.0 A
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to +40°C (32°F to 104°F)
  • Operating Humidity: 10 % to 90 % (no condensation)
  • Dimensions (excluding protrusions)(WxHxD): 8-1/4" x 2-5/8" x 6-15/16" (210 x 67 x 177 mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 1.4 kg (3.1 lbs.) (without options)
  • Standard Accessories: AC Adaptor, Power Cable
  • BKGD:
    • Wipe Pattern: Wipe x 13
    • Transition Type: Cut, Mix, Wipe (including DVE)
  • FTB: Selectable Materials: Black, White, CBGD, FMEM1, FMEM2
  • Keyer:
    • Number of Keys: 1
    • Key Type: Linear key, Luminance key, Chroma key
    • Transition type: Mix
  • PinP:
    • Number of PinP: 1
    • Transition Type: Mix
    • BUS Transition: Yes (Mix)
  • AUX BUS:
    • 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 (Mix)
  • 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 to4
    • 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 (not shown 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 FrameMemory.
  • Memory Function: PinP Preset - Effect Dissolve Function

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