Panasonic AV-HS400A - AV-HS400A Compact Live Multi-Format SD/HD-SDI Switcher

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Panasonic AV-HS400A Compact Live Multi-Format SD/HD-SDI Switcher

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The AV-HS400A Compact Live Multi-Format SD/HD-SDI Switcher from Panasonic offers a wide array of advanced video management features for the unit's (4) SD/HD-SDI inputs and (4) SD/HD-SDI outputs. Main features include full 10-bit HD processing, expandable SD/HD architecture, and more than (40) digital effects.

The unit's MultiViewer tools include labeling, border control & preview tally, and a joystick camera control for (1) camera via serial connection or up to (5) cameras via a camera controller. Advanced key effects include flying key, 3D key effects, and a full key for a second moveable PIP (picture in picture). It offers graphics features such as file import via Ethernet and alpha channel support, among others.

This unit features a modular architecture that allows you to expand its functionality to meet your exact needs. It can be expanded to support up to (8) SD/HD-SDI inputs and (8) SD/HD-SDI outputs in total. Other expansion modules are also available for the unit to add support for other signal formats, such as analog composite video.

Product Highlights

  • SD/HD-SDI Signal Management
  • Modular Architecture
  • 10-Bit HD Processing
  • More Than (40) Digital Effects
  • Joystick Camera Controls
  • Advanced Key Effects
  • MulitViewer Tools
  • Graphic Support

Format SD (576/50i, 480/59.94i)
HD (1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p)
Inputs Video Processing:
Y:Cb:Cr, 4:2:2 10 bit
RGB, 4:4:4 8 bit


(1) black burst/TRI (loop through)

Outputs Video:

(1) loop through (genlock)
(2) black burst (internal synchronization)

Power 100 to 120VAC, 50/60Hz, approximately 98W
Dimensions (HxWxD) 5.19 x 16.56 x 16.06" (132 x 420 x 408mm)
Weight 14.1 (6.4kg)
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