Exceptional Support for Mixed 4K and HD Operation

UHD/HD Multi-Format Support

Multiple 4K/3G/HD formats are supported, including 2160/59.94p and 1080/59.94p.

UHD/HD Function Comparison

4K(UHD) Mode 2K(HD) Mode
DVE Option
Clip 1ch 2ch
Still 1ch 2ch

Input Signal Support

System Format
4K 2K
Input Signal 2160/59.94p 2160/50p 2160/29.97p 2160/25p 2160/24p 2160/23.98p 1080/59.94p 1080/50p 1080/29.97p
1080/59.94i 1080/50i 720/59.94p 720/50p
SDI Resolution V Frequency
2160p 59.94Hz
1080p 59.94Hz*2
1080PsF 29.97Hz *1 *1 *1 *1
25.00Hz *1 *1 *1 *1
1080i 59.94Hz *1 *1 *1 *1
50.00Hz *1 *1 *1 *1
720p 59.94Hz
HDMI 2160p 59.94Hz
1080p 59.94Hz
1080i 59.94Hz *1 *1 *1 *1 *1
50.00Hz *1 *1 *1 *1 *1
720p 59.94Hz
3840 x 2160
2560 x 1440
1920 x 1200
1600 x 1200
1680 x 1050
1280 x 1024
1280 x 768
1024 x 768

: Without Format Conversion : With Format Conversion △: Only when in ROI mode

  • *1: ROI mode is not supported.
  • *2: 3G-SDI Level-B input signals are not supported when in ROI mode.

Frame Synchronizer for All Inputs

All input channels feature a built-in frame synchronizer. The Genlock function also supports synchronizing systems based on external sync signals (Black burst or Tri-level).

Eight Standard SDI Inputs, Two Standard HDMI Inputs*1
Five Standard SDI Outputs, Two Standard HDMI Outputs

The number of inputs and outputs during HD operation can be maintained in 4K. The number can also be increased if required through the use of two optional unit slots.

Number of
12G/3G-SDI 8 inputs, standard / 16 inputs, maximum*2
HDMI 2 inputs, standard*1 / 8 inputs, maximum*2
Number of
12G/3G-SDI 5 outputs, standard /13 outputs, maximum*2
HDMI 2 outputs, standard*3 / 8 outputs, maximum*2
  • *1: SDI input is reduced by the number of HDMI input channels used. HDMI input is not compatible with CPRM (input not possible).
  • *2: When the optional unit is installed. For details, see the Rear Panel / Optional Units.
  • *3: The HDMI output format is the same as the system format only for video.

Various Built-in Conversion Functions, Including Up / Down Conversion

Various conversion functions are provided as standard. No external conversion box is required.

  • Up/down conversion function
  • HDR/SDR conversion function
  • ITU-R BT.2020/BT.709 conversion function
  • Scaler function
  • Color correction function

Video Input / Output Support

Standard Input

Function SDI Input HDMI Input
1*1 2*1 3 4 5 6 7 8 1*1 2*1
4K Up-converter *2 *2 *2 *2
HD Down-converter *2 *2 *2 *2
Frame Synchronizer
BT.709 ←→ BT.2020 Conversion
HDR ←→ SDR Conversion
Color Correction
  • *1: SDI inputs 1 and 2 and HDMI inputs 1 and 2 cannot be used simultaneously because of their exclusive functions. Select from the menu.
  • *2: Standard SDI inputs 1-4 only support simple conversion.

Optional Input

Function when SDI Input Unit
AV-UHS5M1G is Used
when HDMI Input Unit
AV-UHS5M3G is Used
1 2 3 4 1 2 3
4K Up-converter
HD Down-converter
Frame Synchronizer
BT.709 ←→ BT.2020 Conversion
HDR ←→ SDR Conversion
Color Correction

Standard Output

Function SDI Output HDMI Output
1 2 3 4 5 1 2
4K Simple Down-converter
BT.709 ←→ BT.2020 Conversion
HDR ←→ SDR Conversion

Optional Output

Function when SDI Output Unit
AV-UHS5M2G is Used
when HDMI Output Unit
AV-UHS5M4G is Used
1 2 3 4 1 2 3
4K Down-converter
BT.709 ←→ BT.2020 Conversion
HDR ←→ SDR Conversion

Effects to Enhance Your Creativity

Versatile Transitions and Effects

In addition to standard wipe, mix, and cut transitions, a variety of DVE transitions patterns using two channels, such as reduce, slide, squeeze and 3D wipe are available in HD mode. DVE transitions can also be used in 4K by adding a 4K DVE Unit AV-UHS5M5G.

Circle Wipe

Page Turn

Wipe, Squeeze, Slide, 3D Wipe Menu (in HD Mode)

Five Keyers

A luminance key, linear key, chroma key, full key and PinP are provided for three channels, plus two channels of downstream key (DSK). Chroma keying employs the Primatte®* algorithm, which is widely used as a plug-in for nonlinear editors. The same excellent Primatte®* quality that is used worldwide for movies, TV programs, music videos and commercials is achieved by the live switcher's real time processing.

  • * 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®.

4K Mode (Standard)

  Luminance Key
Linear Key
Full Key Mask Edge Chroma Key PinP DVE

HD Mode/4K Mode (when 4K DVE Unit AV-UHS5M5G is Used)

  Luminance Key
Linear Key
Full Key Mask Edge Chroma Key PinP DVE

Four AUX Buses, DSK 1 and 2 Can Also Be Assigned

Two PinP buses and four AUX buses are provided. Borders and software effects can be applied to the Pin P buses. In addition to cut transitions, the bus transition function (P in P and AUX buses transition effect) also enables mix transitions (AUX bus 1 and 2 only). Flexible support is achieved by combining AUX buses and M/E sections. DSK 1 and 2 can also be assigned to AUX 1 and 2.

Three Independent Outputs can be Controlled

Video Memory

Two inputs in HD and one input in 4K for still (STILL) or video (CLIP) images can be selected as bus footage. Moving images can be recorded and played back with key signals (with the 1080/59.94i format, approximately 120 seconds /3600 frames). Up to 50 still or video images (up to 50 images or 20 GB for CLIP) can be saved to the internal storage (non-volatile SSD memory). Still images are registered to Play List and can be replayed in order.

Various Memory Functions for Smooth Live Production

  • Shot Memory
    Up to 100 background transition patterns, PinP sizes, border widths and other video effects can be registered and recalled. Effect dissolve can be set to ensure smooth switching from the current image to the image or operation registered in the shot memory.
  • Event Memory
    Up to 64 image effects in sequence can be registered and played back on a timeline using the event memory function. This allows highly expressive consecutive effects to be easily and smoothly executed. Up to 100 event memories can be registered.
  • Macro Memory
    This function allows recording 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, allowing video effects involving complicated operations to be executed easily. Macro memory playback is executed by assigning to the crosspoint buttons.

Animation Wipe

Combine video memory data with a transition to create animation wipes.

Clip Converter

The Clip Converter software application can be used to convert Targa files into clip files that can be handled as video files by the AV-UHS500.

Supports TSL5.0

TSL5.0 protocol can be used to transfer Tally information, bus transitions and source name information between the AV-UHS500 and external devices connected via a network.

Video memory, shot memory data, event memory data, and setup data can be saved using an SDHC/SDXC memory card.

PTZ Camera Control Function

The PTZ camera control function enables 4K/HD Integrated Cameras to be controlled from the AV-UHS500.

PTZ Camera Control

  • Number of cameras controlled
    8 cameras, standard / 16 cameras, maximum (with input from optional unit)
  • Camera control
    Pan, tilt, zoom, focus, iris, preset store, recall, scope, preset speed, AWB mode, AWB execution, paint, OSD menu
  • Linking with Camera Controllers
    Bus transitions can be performed automatically on the AV-UHS500 by selecting a camera using the AW-RP150GJ or AW-RP60GJ Camera Controller. This is convenient when you need to switch between source monitors while using an external camera controller.

4K/HD Integrated Camera Control Menu Screen

4K/HD Integrated Camera Control Confirmation Screen

4K/HD Integrated Camera Preset Selection Screen

Two MultiViewer Functions

Two independent MultiViewer output functions are provided as standard, enabling the display of up to 16 split screens (a total of 10 patterns) on a single screen.

  • MultiViewer layout can be selected from a total of 10 patterns, including four split, five split (two patterns), six split (two patterns), nine split, 10 split (two patterns), 12 split*, and 16 split.
  • Source names, tallies, audio level meters, clock and safety markers can be displayed.
  • The audio level meters can be displayed not only for IN (the source side), but also on the PGM and PVW screen.
  • 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.
  • * Does not operate at 720p.

Split Screen Configuration Examples

12 Split Screen Configuration

Fit Mode

Squeeze Mode

* The screen is simulated.

ROI (Region of Interest) Function

The AV-UHS500 includes a ROI function that creates a maximum of four crop (cut out) signals (ROI sources) that can be used as input sources from a single input source. The ROI function can be used from standard SDI input terminals 5 to 8 and an SDI/HDMI input unit attached to the optional slot.

<Main features>

  • A maximum of 12* ROI sources (up to four ROI sources per video input) can be used.
  • As with pan/tilt/zoom operations, the position and size can be adjusted and recorded for each material (a maximum of 10 can be recorded per ROI).
  • As with pan/tilt/zoom operations, smooth movement is possible between the recorded positions.
  • Available zoom ratios are 10% (x10) to 100% (x1).
  • * When an SDI or HDMI input unit is attached to optional slot A or B

* The above frames illustrate the cropping screen
and are not actually displayed on the screen.

GUI Menu Screen Examples

Menu Display in Matrix Type

Video Display on Inset Screen

One Line of Menu Display on an Image Monitor

Assign of Crosspoint

WFM Display

VECTOR Display

Audio Source Selection Function

The audio source selection function enables the audio of a selected video input source to be multiplexed with another video signal and output in addition to the audio follow video. A separate audio source can be selected for AUX1 to 4, PGM, PVW, CLN, and MV.

<Selectable audio sources>

IN1, IN2, SDI IN3-8, IN-A1-A4, IN-B1-B4

  • * Audio is only multiplexed when Ancillary is set to ON.

Operability Enhanced

178 mm (7 inches) LCD Monitor with Excellent Visibility and Easy-to-Use Control Panel

Expandable with a Variety of Functions as Required Using Five Optional Units

  • * SDI input is reduced by the number of HDMI input channels used.

Optional Units

SDI Input Unit


12G/3G-SDI x 4 inputs
Frame synchronizer, up-conversion, color correction,SDR/HDR conversion and ITU-R BT.709/BT.2020conversion compatible

SDI Output Unit


12G/3G-SDI x 4 outputs
Down-conversion, HDR/SDR conversion and ITU-R BT.2020/BT.709 conversion compatible

HDMI Input Unit


HDMI 2.0 x 3 inputs
Scaler for each channel

HDMI Output Unit


HDMI 2.0 x 3 outputs
Scaler for each channel

4K DVE Unit


DVE function in 4K mode
(background transition x 1, key transition x 1)