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Panasonic Introduces Universal-format SD/HD Switcher For Live Production

Jan 4, 2007 2:52 PM

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Panasonic Broadcast has announced the availability of the compact AV-HS300G SD/HD live switcher. The multiformat AV-HS300G is a great performer for live event productions such as church programs, cable shows, conferences, and seminars.

Whether using SD or HD, the AV-HS300G is compatible with major formats around the world: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 480/59.94i (NTSC) and 576/50i (PAL). Designed to provide high-quality broadcast switching that fits into mid- to low-level production budgets, the universal-format switcher is ideal for sports and church productions, educational and training facilities, music videos, cable shows, and corporate videos.

With a compact, one-piece design and a 12V DC power supply, the AV-HS300G fits easily into small production vans and remote trucks and offers a highly portable switching solution for field production.

The switcher comes with six inputs (five HD/SD-SDI and one DVI/RGB), three HD/SD SDI outputs, and an Ethernet connection to import and store a background from a PC. HD analog component outputs are also standard.

Additional features include a tally output; RS-422 control; a built-in, 10-bit, 6-channel frame synchronizer that adjusts automatically (external genlock synchronization available also); and nine wipe patterns with three directional wipes.

The AV-HS300G is available at a suggested list price of $7,990.

A five-input HD analog component option board will be available this month at a suggested list price of $1,990.

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