Focus Enhancements Debuts HX-2 HD/SD Video Switcher

August 24, 2007
Focus Enhancements is shipping its HX-2 HD/SD video switcher.

The HX-2 features eight HD-SDI or SD-SDI inputs, in addition to external key and fill inputs for downstream key sources such as character generators or logo inserters. Easy to set up and operate, the switcher supports full 10-bit internal processing to meet broadcast standards, said Focus Enhancements. The HX-2 also offers switchable HD/SD operation, six separate outputs, an external DSK input, chroma-key functionality, auto or manual mix/wipe operation (with eight different wipe patterns) and a 2D DVE.

The company said its rugged HX-2 and HX-1 switchers are ideally suited for demanding and space-constrained environments such as broadcast OB vans, studios, and rental houses.

Already shipping, the HX-1 switcher offers four HD-SDI inputs with active loop-through on all inputs, as well as dual HD-SDI outputs for program, preview, and effects monitoring.

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