Panasonic announces compact multiformat switcher

September 26, 2007

Panasonic has announced the AV-HS400, a compact multiformat, eight-input/eight-output video switcher for live events.

The company's new HD/SD mixed-format switcher works with inputs from most video sources as well as PCs. It is designed for use where there’s a need to view sources live on multiple platforms or via transmission. The AV-HS400 switcher also mixes SD and HD content at the same time.

The switcher has a built-in, 10-bit, eight-channel frame synchronizer that eliminates the need to genlock when switching between cameras or asynchronous sources.

The new switcher includes four video inputs and outputs as standard, with an option for up to eight inputs and outputs. These interfaces are assignable as PGM, PVW, AUX, multiscreen and keyout.

For more information, visit www.panasonic-broadcast.com.

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