Live Switchers

2ME Live Switcher

  • AV-HS6000

Excellent Value System Capability

32 SDI and Two DVI Inputs, 16 SDI Outputs*

Despite its compact 3RU body, this mainframe provides wide variety of inputs/outputs with frame synchronizer, format converter, and color correctors.Colors can be adjusted to correspond to different video source formats, camera properties, and displays, enabling trouble-free production.


  • 34 inputs in total, with 32 SDI and two DVI inputs.
  • All SDI inputs are provided with a 10 bit frame synchronizer.
  • Eight inputs equipped with color correctors.
  • Four inputs equipped with up-converters. Signals can be delayed by up to eight frames.


  • 16 SDI outputs with two outputs per channel.
  • Four outputs equipped with color correctors.
  • Two outputs equipped with downconverters.

Control Panel Rear Terminal

Mainframe Rear Terminal

Supported Formats

Input Output
SDIx32 DVI-Dx2
SDI 480/59.94i, 576/50i
1080/59.94i, 50i
720/59.94p, 50p
1080/25PsF, 29.97PsF
1080/59.94p, 50p (3G mode)
2160/59.94p, 50p (4K mode)
DVI-D XGA 60Hz 1024 x 768
WXGA 60Hz 1280 x 768
SXGA 60Hz 1280 x 1024
WSXGA+ 60Hz 1680 x 1050
UXGA 60Hz 1600 x 1200
WUXGA 60Hz 1920 x 1200
1080/59.94p, 50p
1080/59.94i, 50i
720/59.94p, 50p

3G/4K Format Compatibility (Advanced Support for High-definition)

This advanced switcher can be used to produce 4K*1 high-definition video as well as HD/SD-SDI and 3G-SDI by switching between three use modes.

Functions Supported by Format

Standard mode 3G mode 4K mode
Input function Number of SDI inputs 32 16(3G Level A/B*2) 8(SQD/2SI 3G Level A/B*2 × 4)
Number of DVI inputs 2 Not possible Not possible
Number of up-converter channel 4 8
Dot by Dot Possible
Number of delay function channel 4 2
Number of color corrector channel 8 4
Number of upstream keyer channel 4 2
Output function Number of SDI output 16 8 3(SQD 3G Level B × 4)
Number of down-converter channel 2 2*3 2*4
Number of color corrector channel 4 2
ME1 function Number of utility bus 2 1 1
ME2 function BKGD transition pattern MIX / WIPE / DVE MIX / WIPE MIX / WIPE
IMAGE Possible Not possible Not possible
Number of keyer 4 Not possible Not possible
Number of utility bus 2 Not possible Not possible
Number of DSK keyer 4 2 2*5
Number of still image (Still) memory channel 4 2 2*5
Moving image
(Clip) memory
Number of channel 4 2 2*5
Recording time per channel (standard image quality) Approximately 60 seconds Approximately 30 seconds Approximately 30 seconds
Recording time per channel (high image quality) Approximately 30 seconds Approximately 15 seconds Approximately 15 seconds
Number of MultiViewer 4 2 2*5
Number of AUX 16 8 8*5
  • *1: Firmware Ver. 4 or later required. For details, see “Service and Support”.
  • *2: When FS function is active and 3G-SDI Level A signal is input, it is converted to Level B signal to perform signal processing. When FS function is off and 3G-SDI Level A signal is input, a black screen will be displayed. FS function is always ON when in 4K mode.
  • *3: SDI OUT 14 outputs down-converted HD-SDI signal of SDI OUT 13, and SDI OUT 16 outputs down-converted HD-SDI signal of SDI OUT 15.
  • *4: Same video output on SDI OUT 13(3GSDI) and SDI OUT 14 (HD-SDI) . Same video output on SDI OUT 15(3G-SDI) and SDI OUT 16 (HD-SDI).
  • *5: 2K resolution video scaled to 4K resolution.

Effects to Enhance Creativity

Diverse DVE Transitions*

In addition to wipe, mix, and cut transitions, DVE transitions with 3D DVE 2ch, such as size reduction and sliding, can be performed. Diverse rendering of image effects such as mosaic or defocus are possible.

  • 4ch of 3D DVE and 2ch of 2D DVE systems are provided to support background and keys for each ME.

Transitions and Effects Display Example



Circle Wipe


Various Keyers*1

Featuring variety of keyers, HS6000 supports creative live content creation. A luminance key, linear key, chroma key, full key, and PinP are provided for 4ch per ME (8ch in total), plus 4ch of DSK, for a total 12keyers, with 4ch of upstream key (USK).

Sample of Four Keyers in Use

  • Chroma key
    By implementing the Primatte®*2 algorithm, real time and high quality key composition are possible.

Primatte® High-Quality Chroma Key (picture simulated)

Primatte® Chroma Key (picture simulated)

Conventional Chroma Key (picture simulated)

  • PinP
    4ch per ME (8ch total). Through the flying key effect, move, expand and shrink the input key signals using DVE effects.
  • Key preset
    Key Preset function allows easy store and recall of the settings for key. Four settings for each channel of key and four settings for each channel of DSK can be registered.
  • Upstream key
    4ch of USK are convenient for usage such as adding the CG sources to fill the gap of 4:3 image to 16:9 image.

Display Example of Using Upstream Key

  • Downstream key
    4ch are available. Can be assigned to PGM1/PGM2.

Display Example of using Downstream Key (Example of multi-language broadcasting)

Key Types

Luminance key
Linear key
Chroma key
Full key
Picture in Picture

Available Functions

Chroma key Standard optional*3 optional*3 optional*3 N/A
PinP*4 3D effect 3D effect 2D effect 2D effect N/A

Key Formation

  • *1: Some functions differ when 3G/4K mode is selected. See Function Supported Format for detsails.
  • *2: Primatte® is the registered trademark of Photron Limited. Photron Limited is the holder of the intellectual rights to Primatte®. Photron Limited is the holder of the patent for Primatte®.
  • *3: Chroma Key software AV-SFU60G required (sold separately).
  • *4: Includes the flying key effect.

Memory Functions*1

Using memory function, setting, video and effects can be easily stored and recalled. It allows quick operation of switching and recalling effects in live video production, supports efficient operation and making it easy to perform video effects for more complicated operations.

  • Shot memory
    This function recalls background transition patterns or other video effects, including PinP size, position, border width, and key on (maximum of 81 memories). Effect dissolve can be set to ensure smooth switching from the current effect to the next effect registered in shot memory.

Display Example of Shot Memory

  • Event memory
    This function allows continuous image effects to be to registered and played back in a timeline.
  • Macro memory
    This function allows record and playback of a series of operations on the Control Panel. It can also record and playback setting information, such as input/output and keyers. Macro memories can be played back by assigning them to the cross point buttons, such as macro bus, PGM, and PST.
  • Video memory
    Moving image (Clip) and still image (Still) can be recorded in 4ch each (maximum of 81 memories*2) for use as video sources. Maximum 60 seconds of moving images can be saved in standard mode, and Maximum 30 seconds in high image quality mode. Moving image (Clip) allows audio recording and playback.
  • *1: Some functions differ when 3G/4K mode is selected. See Function Supported Format for details.
  • *2: Storage module is required separately.

Intuitive Switching

  • Multi-Selection Panel
    A color panel that can display thumbnail images with high visibility. The switches provide a tactile response which allows quick and precise memory operation.
  • Animation wipe
    With moving images (clip) and still images (still) recorded in video memory, animation wipes can be created easily.

Animation Wipe Examples

Built-in 4ch MultiViewer Function*

An independent 4ch MultiViewer output function is provided as standard, enabling displays of up to 16 split screens (a total of nine patterns).
All of these functions are available without the need for a specialized device.

  • MultiViewer can be selected from a total of nine patterns, including four split, five split (two patterns), six split (two patterns), nine split,10 split (two patterns), and 16 split.
  • Source names, tallies, audio level meters, clock and safety markers can be displayed.
  • Select between fit mode, in which the video image is the same size as the split frame, and squeeze mode, which places the source name and level meter outside the image.

Fit Mode Display Example

Squeeze Mode Display Example

MultiViewer Examples

Operability Enhanced

Operability Enhanced with Ergonomically Designed Panels

The graphical user interface combines excellent visibility with ease of operation
Control Panel
AV-HS60C2 (redundant power supply model)

ME1 KEY Bus Selector Buttons (KEY BUS DELEGATION)

  • Switches bus column and functions operated by ME1 KEY bus
  1. Select KEY 1 to 4 key source/key fill bus (key source/key fill link coupling function available)
  2. Select AUX1 to 16 bus (AUX1 to 4 support the MIX transition function) (AUX bus 1/2 to 15/16 have the crosspoint link coupling function)
  3. Select Display <DISP> bus*1
  4. Select Utility bus*2
  5. Select MACRO bus*3
  • *1: This bus selects images to be displayed on Menu Panel (AV-HS60C3)
  • *2: This bus selects sources to be inserted in border background or key edge
  • *3: This bus plays back the macro memory

Crosspoint Buttons

  1. Eight colors can be used for grouping to matched sources
  2. Switching is possible among 24 crosspoints x four pages (96 total crosspoints)
  3. Assign and play back the macro memory

Source Name Display Panel

  • Displays crosspoint numbers, source display names, and macro names. Bit map characters can be displayed for source names

KEY Bus Crosspoint Buttons

  • Select source for the bus switched with KEY bus select buttons
  • Can playback macro memory

ME2 KEY Bus Selector Buttons (KEY BUS DELEGATION)

  • Switches bus column and functions operated by ME2 KEY bus
  1. Select KEY 1 to 4 key source/key fill bus (key source/key fill link coupling function available)
  2. Select DSK 1 to 4 key source/key fill bus (can be assigned to PGM1/PGM2)
  3. Select Utility bus*1
  4. Select MACRO bus*2
  • *1: This bus selects sources to be inserted in the border background or key edge
  • *2: This bus plays back the macro memory

Multi-Selection Panel

  • Easy-to-use colored switches with tactile response
  • Wipe patterns, Event memory, Shot memory, Video memory (CLIP/STILL) can be registered and recalled

Wipe Pattern

Event Memory

Shot Memory

Video Memory (CLIP)

Video Memory (STILL)

Memory Card Slot

  • Video files, project files and log data can be stored / accessed on an SD memory card or SDHC memory card
  • * SD memory card and SDHC card are sold separately


  • Provides cursor operation for positioning WIPE/PinP, size adjustment, chroma key


  1. Background/key transition
    Operate fader, AUTO, or CUT transitions
  2. Select transition type
    Select from WIPE, MIX, or NAM transitions
  3. Switch on/off the macro memory attachment function (macro attach)
    Enable/disable the macro memory play back trigger assigned to PGM bus, PST bus, or AUX bus buttons
  4. Fader play back of the event memory (EMEM link)
    Performs fader operation of the event memory
  5. ME change
    Switches the Control Panel ME1/ME2 columns

Key, DSK Operation

  1. KEY/DSK transition
    Operates KEY 1 to 4, DSK 1 to 4 AUTO, CUT transition of each ME
  2. Key preset
    For KEY 1 to 4 and DSK 1 to 4 of each ME, register and access key preset

Large and easy-to-use touch panel
Menu Panel

  • 10.1-type(256.5 mm) Menu Panel with touch screen allows quick and easy menu operation
  • On-screen software keyboard/numerical keypad available
  • General-purpose DVI monitor can be used instead of Menu Panel
  • * When using software control panel AV-SF6000G, menu panel and DVI monitor do not display moving video, WFM, or VECT.

Output Screen to DVI Monitor



Two Types of Control Panels

Control Panel AV-HS60C2

Control Panel AV-HS60C4

Model no. ME Number XPT Power Supply Width
AV-HS60C2 2 ME 24 XPT Redundant Power Supply 980 mm
(38-19/32 inches)
AV-HS60C4 2 ME 16 XPT Redundant Power Supply 656 mm
(25-13/16 inches)

Software Control Panel AV-SF6000G (Free Download for Mac and Windows)

The AV-HS6000 control panel is also available as a PC based application software. Equipped with the MJPEG codec, it allows display of video and image in the application. Intuitive and simple operations while viewing source video or using the display as a sub-panel is possible.

  • * For information on downloading software control panel, see “Software download”.

System Composition Example

Mode Selection Part

  • Switches between Control Mode, Menu Panel, and Video Status modes.
  • Displays mainframe communications status and error status.
  • Switches between connected mainframes by inputting the IP address.
  • Allows free arrangement of sources displayed on the input and output windows.

Input and Output Windows

  • Displays PGM and PST for the selected ME.
  • Displays DSK PGM1 for PGM when PGM (+DSK) button is selected.
  • Displays Next Transition setting status superimposed on window for PST.

Page Button

  • Switches display of operation panel part.

Operation Panel Part-1

  • Operates transitions (fader, AUTO, CUT).
  • Selects key type and transition type for KEY 1 to 4 and sets transition time.
  • Sets key type for DSK 1 to 4.
  • Displays thumbnail for source assigned to KEY and DSK.

Operation Panel Part-2

  • Controls shot memory, event memory, and macro memory.
  • Video memory (still/clip) can be controlled. Stills and clips can be loaded from the built-in SSD or a PC.

Operation Menu Part

  • Switches ME to be operated.Selects PST, PGM, UTIL 1 to 2, and KEY 1 to 4.

Source Assignment Part

  • Selects movie to be assigned to the bus selected with operation menu part.
  • A total of 54 sources can be displayed on three pages by displaying 18 sources on one page and switching pages.
  • Displays tally status in red and green frames.

Examples of Other Major Screens

Menu Panel Screen

Displays menu panel operation display,showing ME1, ME2 andPGM on left side. It ispossible to operate menupanel or to check theresult while checking the PGM output.

Video Status Screen

Video sources of allinputs, all outputs,ME/DSK/AUX buses, and MultiView screenare displayed in a list.

Macro Edit Screen

Added editing function which are adding and deleting operations, wait time setting, etc.,recorded Macro memory for more convenience.


  • Edit menu
    Copy / Cut / Paste / Insert / Rec / Undo / Redo
  • Preview menu
    Play / Step / Cancel / Resume
  • Store menu
    Store register / Recall local / Store local

Maintenance Screen

This function searches for IP addresses ofAV-HS6000 on the same network and easily connects to the software controlpanel.

  • * Specification subject to change without notice to improve the functionality.

Flexible Scalability and Secure Operability

System Scalability*1

  • 16 AUX buses are provided. MIX transition is available from the AUX1 to AUX4 buses.
  • Menu operations can be performed from a PC or tablet via a network connection.
  • Various interfaces and plug-in software installation capability to expand the connectivity with other devices. Seven plug-in software is provided and customized plug-in software can be created using SDK.

Selectable GUI operation

  • * DVI monitor and menu panel cannot be connected simultaneously (Select by switch on back side).
  • * Menu screen on PC does not display moving video, WFM, or VECT.

Plug-in Software


This software allows sending and receiving information on source switching or source name for AV-HS6000 buses between external devices such as system controllers or tally interfaces connected via network. Control can be done via router control systems from Evertz and Utah Scientific.*2

Evertz Utah Scientific
MAGNUM Router Control System SC-4 System Controller


This software allows connection and control of Panasonic P2 devices via RS-422 serial communications.


This software allows control such as crosspoint switching or transition on GVG200 protocol compliant external controllers, editors, etc. by RS-422 serial communications. (External controllers and control software are sold separately.)


This software allows crosspoint switching from a remote operation panel (VS-R45) via an IP network. (VS-R45 is a product of Venetex Corp.)

Serial TALLY

This software provides tally output and source names to an external tally display or interface by RS-422 serial communications with UMD protocol Ver. 3.1 compliant devices.


This software allows crosspoint switching, executing transitions, and controlling macro playback from a remote operation panel via an IP network. Control can be done from LAWO LBP series remote operation panel*3


This software enables the preset memory recall and PAN/TILT/ZOOM/FOCUS/IRIS control of the AW-HE/UE series integrated camera. Up to 10 cameras can be controlled.

  • *1: Some functions differ when 3G/4K mode is selected. See “3G/4K format compatibility” for details.
  • *2: Please inquire with the individual manufacturer regarding router system settings.
  • *3: Please inquire with LAWO regarding remote operation panel settings.

Backup System for Peace of Mind

  • A redundant power supply is provided for the mainframe and control panel.
  • Operation of up to three control panels is possible through an IP connection.
  • ME rows can be switched by swapping the ME panel and changing the output of the system when ME faults.
  • A web browser is provided to allow access to the GUI menu from a remote PC.
  • System settings and memory information can be stored on SD cards, PC’s, and other optional storage devices.

Redundant Power Supply