Broadcast-quality Video in a Compact, Notebook-size Chassis
Conveniently Compact Switcher Achieves High-quality Video
The AV-HSW10 supports 10bit processing for broadcast-quality video and is also equipped with diverse functions necessary for high-quality video production, such as a frame synchronizer, Genlock, and various keyers. SDI input/output allows transmission at a minimum of 1H (when Genlock is used) or 1 frame + 1H (when frame synchronizer is used) facilitating stable video transmission with low latency. It also supports audio input, enabling switching between video and audio with a single unit. The AV-HSW10 takes video broadcasting to the next level, making it perfect for highly professional online lectures, corporate webinars and other live events that are gaining momentum these days.
|3G-SDI||1080/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
|High Bandwidth NDI®*||1080/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
|NDI®|HX*||1080/60fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps, 24fps
- * NDI® is a new protocol developed by NewTek, Inc. that supports IP video production workflow. NDI® is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Diverse Interfaces to Suit Wide-ranging Needs
In addition to 3G-SDI and HDMI, the AV-HSW10 supports NDI®*1 as well as SRT and many other IP transmission standards to suit contemporary video-production needs. Also included is Switcher Link for linking with camera controllers and IP transmission of tally information to connected PTZ cameras. It also supports RTMP for direct upload to streaming services, and USB Video Class for compatibility with web conferencing services. The system can be adjusted based on the particular platform and site layout, enabling one-person operation from production to distribution.
|IP (High Bandwidth NDI®*1)||2|
|IP (High Bandwidth NDI®*1/SRT/RTMP)||2|
|USB Video Class/USB Audio Class*2||1|
The NDI®|HX / SRT input and SRT / RTMP output feature will become available in a future firmware update. (As of Nov. 20, 2023)
- *1: NDI® is a new protocol developed by NewTek, Inc. that supports IP video production workflow. NDI® is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
- *2: USB Video Class(UVC): A standard for connecting video-handling devices such as webcams to a computer via USB. USB Audio Class(UAC): A standard for connecting audio-handling devices to a computer via USB.
Simple, Intuitive and Reliable Operation
The AV-HSW10 offers the simple, intuitive operability required in live production and ensures easy, error-free operation - all in a robust chassis design. The main unit features buttons and a fader - inspired by its predecessor, the AW-HS50, and have been enhanced for even greater operability essential for high-quality video distribution. On-screen display (OSD) also is supported.
Auto Color Adjustment for Multi-camera Videos
The Auto Color Adjustment function automatically adjusts the color tone of videos captured from multiple cameras to match the color tone of the selected camera. The color tone of videos recorded and distributed using multiple cameras tends to vary from one camera to another, and this simple system can be used to equalize this.
NDI® Signal with Alpha Channel for CG Materials
Supports NDI® input signal with alpha channel,*1 allowing CG materials with transparency information (alpha channels) to be input directly from a PC via a single LAN cable. This facilitates flexible operation, such as the easy editing of materials during an event.
- *1: High Bandwidth NDI® input is required when using NDI® input signal with alpha channel.
- *2: NDI® is a new protocol developed by NewTek, Inc. that supports IP video production workflow. NDI® is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Diverse Keyers for More Attractive Videos
Two channels of keyers can be programmed for PinP, linear, luminance or chroma key* enabling high-quality compositing achievable only with 10bit signal processing. Wipes can be selected from 16 different patterns. Two AUX buses are also provided.
- * Chroma key can only be selected from keyer 1.
Webinar Screen Example with Keyer
Types of Keyers
|KEY Type||Lum, Liner, CKEY, PinP, Full||Lum, Linear, PinP, Full|
|Effect||Clip/Gain/Density adj, Invert, Mask, Edge, Matt Gen, Priority|
MultiViewer with 10 Selectable Patterns
MultiViewer output is provided as standard, enabling up to 16 split screens to be displayed on a single screen. Split-layout options include 4, 5 (2 patterns), 6 (2 patterns), 9, 10 (2 patterns), 12 and 16 screens. In addition, when streaming, delivery time, bit rate, and other status information can be displayed in the MultiViewer.
12-split MultiViewer screen
Remote Control with Software Control Panel*
The AV-HSW10 is compatible with Panasonic’s Software Control Panel* for video monitoring and switching with a networked PC. MultiView images can be checked remotely to divide up production tasks for greater on-site efficiency in the field.
- * Future support scheduled.
Software Control Panel screen (sample)
Functionality Allowing Flexible Operation
In addition to output from TALLY/GPI terminals, the AV-HSW10 supports tally output via LAN. It also supports 12 Shot Memories for registering and recalling background transition patterns, PinP sizes, border widths, and other video effects. Any functions such as KEY1 PVW, GPII-EN, and other menu items can be assigned to a user button.