Panasonic AVHS450N

16+ Input HD/SD Switcher with Built-In Dual-Display Multi-Viewer

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Panasonic's AV-HS450N HD/SD video switcher is a two-rack-sized HS450N 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 HS450N'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.

Standard Equipment Features:

  • 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 standard. (Format depends on switcher system setting)
  • 2 DVI-D outputs standard (scalable to 1920x1200) 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*(AV-HS04 M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6 and M7 optional boards are not compatible with1080/24Psf,* 1080/23.98Psf,* 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
  • Expandability Options:
    • 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 1920x1080 resolution up to 1920x1080
    • VS-R45 optional 1RU remote multi-bus switch panel for streamlined workflow


  • Video format:
    • HD (1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/23.98F*, 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: A maximum of 20 input channels
    • Standard: 16 SDI inputs (IN 1 to 16)
    • Optional: Maximum of 4 inputs (IN A1, A2, B1, B2)
    • (Up to 2 optional boards may be inserted into the 2 input/output optional slots)
  • Video Output: A maximum of 10 input channels
    • Standard: 4 SDI outputs (OUT 1 to 4 each, 2 output distribution for OUT1)
    • Option: Maximum of 4 inputs (OUT A1, A2, B1, B2)
    • (Up to 2 optional boards may be inserted into the 2 input/output optional slots)
    • Standard: 2 DVI-D outputs (OUT5, OUT6) Does
    • 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
  • Reference input/output: GENLOCK: Black burst or TRI input signal (loop through inputs) Internal synchronization: Black burst outputs
  • BKGD: WIPE/DVE pattern: Wipe, squeeze, slide, 3D, 2 channel DVE pattern
    • Transition type: Cut, mix, wipe (including DVE)
    • Image effect: PGM/A, PST/B BUS
    • Effect: Mosaic, mono color, paint
  • Keyer: Number of keys: 1
    • Key type: Linear key, luminance key, chroma key, full key
    • Transition type: Cut, mix, wipe
    • WIPE/DVE pattern: Wipe, squeeze, slide, 3D pattern
  • DSK: Number of keys: 2
    • Key type: Linear key, luminance key
    • Transition type: MIX
  • PinP: Number of PinP: 2
    • Transition type: MIX
  • AUX Bus: 1-4 *AUX BUS1 is compatible with MIX transition
  • Input function:
    • Frame Synchronizer: IN 1 to 16
    • Freeze: IN 1 to 16
    • Up-converter: IN 13-16
    • Color collector: IN 9 to 16
    • Specification for IN A1, A2, B1 and B2 depend on the specs of the mounted optional equipment.
  • Output function:
    • Multi-viewer: 2 systems
    • Labels tally indication, split-screen (the screen may be split into 4, 9, 10 and 16 sections)
    • *A maximum of 20 channels may be simultaneously displayed on 2 screens
    • Other function: OSD, phase adjustment, chroma key sample marker
  • Memory function: Shot memory, BKGD/wipe memory, PinP memory
  • Interface:
    • PANEL: RJ45 x 1 (to connect to the control panel)
    • EDITOR: D-sub 9 pin x 1, RS-422 (GVG protocol compatible)
    • COM: D-sub 9 pin x 1, pan-tilt system control
    • TALLY/GPI: D-sub 50 pin x 1
    • LAN: RJ45 x 1
    • Mainframe: RJ45 x 1 (to connect to the mainframe)
    • TALLY/GPI: D-sub 25 pin x 1
  • Power supply/Power consumption (TBD):
    • AC 100 V to 240 V
    • 50 Hz/60 Hz, 170 W
  • Operating Temperature: 0 °C to +40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
  • Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% (no condensation)
  • Dimensions (excluding protrusions): 19" W x 3-1/2" H x 18-1/2" D (2RU 482 mm x 88 mm x 471 mm)
  • Dimensions (including protrusions): 22" W x 3-1/2 " H x 11-13/16 " D (560 mm x 88 mm x 300 mm)
  • Weight:
    • Approx. 23.1 lbs (10.5 kg) (without options/excluding accessories)
    • Approx. 24.3 lbs (11.0 kg) (with full options/excluding accessories)
  • Removable media: SD memory card: Still image file loading/saving, setup data back up
  • Power Supply / Power consumption: DC 12V 2A, 24 W (comes with an AC adapter)
  • Weight: Approx. 8.8 lbs (4.0 kg) (excluding accessories)

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