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.

Signal Format

3G-SDI 1080/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
1080/59.94i, 50i
720/59.94p, 50p
NDI® High Bandwidth 1080/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
720/59.94p, 50p
NDI® HX 1080/60fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps, 24fps
720p/60fps, 50fps
  • * NDI® is a registered trademark of Vizrt NDI AB in the United States and other countries.

In addition to 3G-SDI and HDMI, the AV-HSW10 supports NDI® as well as SRT and many other IP transmission standards to suit contemporary video-production needs. When combined with IP-enabled PTZ cameras, it creates a simple IP-based video production system. 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.

Video Input

3G-SDI 4 3
HDMI 1 2
IP (NDI® High Bandwidth) 2

Video Output

3G-SDI 2
IP (NDI® High Bandwidth/SRT/RTMP) 2
USB Video Class/USB Audio Class 1

The NDI® HX/SRT input and SRT/RTMP output features are compatible with firmware version 1.12 or later.

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,* 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.

  • * High Bandwidth NDI® input is required when using NDI® input signal with alpha channel.

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
Transition Mix, Wipe Mix
Effect Clip/Gain/Density adj, Invert, Mask, Edge, Matt Gen, Priority

Wipe Menu

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-SF10 Software Control Panel, available free of charge, enables video monitoring and switching from a PC or tablet over a network.

Software Control Panel screen (sample)

PTZ Camera Connection

Panasonic‘s AW-RP150/RP60 Remote Camera Controller can be paired with up to nine PTZ cameras. Using an IP connection, camera selection via the Remote camera controller can be synchronized with the main unit's AUX output switching (RP Link), and the tally of each PTZ camera can be managed from the unit (Tally Link). This streamlined system setup eliminates the need for additional monitors to check camera output or tally transmission devices.

Moving color-bar

The compact live switcher offers two types of moving color-bar for testing the operation, display and output of devices such as LED walls, displays and projectors. Test images can be output directly from the switcher, eliminating the need for a signal generator. Also, the ability to confirm conditions that closely resemble the actual system simplifies setup at venues such as events.

When moving color-bar is not supported

When moving color-bar is supported

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.