Panasonic AV-HS400

The multi-format AV-HS400 live switcher is an all-in-one system that easily integrates into existing HD/SD workflows, flawlessly mixing HD and SD video sources. With a built-in MultiViewer image preview, expandable HD/SD architecture, 3D digital effects and a host of other advanced features, the AVHS400 provides all the functions you need for superb results.

Built-in MultiViewer

The AVHS400’s built-in MultiViewer can output 4, 6, or 10 images from different sources to a single high-resolution display, eliminating the need for multiple HD source and preview monitors. For added creative flexibility, the AVHS400 offers a broad selection of wipe patterns including 3-D digital effects and features a high-quality chroma key for applications such as green screen in broadcast and production. This is a great option for both saving space in your small gallery style set up and also saving costs in not having to transport several HD monitors to a location

8 x HD SDI Inputs and still image store

The AVHS400’s modular architecture comes standard with four HD/SD-SDI inputs and four HD/SDI outputs and can be expanded to support up to 8 inputs and 8 outputs with optional I/O boards. The AVHS400 has a built-in, switchable 10-bit frame synchronizer for each input, for glitch-free switching, even with non-synchronous sources such as Blu-Ray DVD players or remote camera feeds. This switcher also comes with the ability to transfer a still image file by SD memory card. This comes in handy as a holding slide for live events before the vision mixed output needs to go live.


  • Ready for operation with most HD cameras used worldwide
  • 4 HD/SD SDI inputs are equipped as standard and up to 8 video inputs are available
  • Analogue component and DVI Inputs are supported as option
  • Each input has a 10 bit frame synchronizer enabling asynchronous video signal inputs
  • Built-in UP converter on option board capable to mix HD and SD video signal
  • Multi-View Display of PGM, PVW and input video on only one monitor to reduce total system cost.
  • Selectable split numbers (four, eight or ten) and selectable video image for each split area
  • Still image file transfer by SD memory card
  • Versatile Video Effects (Wipes, DVE, Keys, Chroma Key, DSK, P in P)
  • 8-tally outputs and RS422 interface
  • User-friendly design by simple operation and quick preset functions
  • Embeded audio on Aux bus

Video format: SD (576/50i, 480/59.94i),HD (1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p)
M/E: 1M/E
Input: Video processing:Y:Cb:Cr, 4:2:2 10 bitRGB, 4:4:4 8 bit
Video: Standard: Four inputs (HD/SD-SDI)Option: A maximum of four inputs (Up to 2 input boards (each board offering 2 inputs) for each of the following 4 types of boards may be added: HD/SD-SDI x 2, HD/SD-analog component x 2, analog composite x 2, DVI-I x 2.)
Reference-Video: Black burst/TRI (loop through) x 1
Output: Standard: Four outputs (PGM x 2, general-purpose x 2, each HD/SD-SDI )Option: A maximum of four outputs (general-purpose x 4), (Up to 2 output boards (each board offering 2 outputs) for the following 3 types of boards may be added: analog component x 2, DVI-I/analog component x 1 each, HD/SD-SDI x 2).
Reference-Output: Reference: Loop through x 1 (Genlock)/ Black burst x 2 (internal synchronization)
WIPE/DVE: Pattern: WIPE x 12, Squeeze x 11, SLIDE x 8, 3D DVE x 12 (3 directions)Selection with key transition is possible independently of background.
Transition: Transition Method: FADER, AUTOTransition Type: Cut, mix, wipe (including DVE), background and key can be selected.
Keyer: Key source: BUSKey fill: BUS, MATTEKey mode: Linear key, Lum key, Chroma key (Key only), Full key (Key only)
PinP: Transition Method: AUTO (PinP only)Transition Type: MIX
Interface: Serial (EDITOR): D-sub9pin x 1: RS-422 (GVG protocol compatible), for controlling a pan-tilt systemTally output: D-sub15pin x 1, open collector outputGPI: Ø 3.5 Stereo mini jackLAN: RJ45, 10 Mbps x 1
Removable media: SD memory card slot: 1 (for transferring still image files and providing an upgrade capability)
Humidity: 10 % to 90 % (no condensation)
Operating Temperature: 0 °C to +40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Power Supply / Power consumption: AC 100 V to 120 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz / Approx. 98 W
Dimensions (W x H x D): 420 mm x 132 mm x 408 mm (16-9/16 ” x 5-3/16 ” x 16-1/16 “)(excluding protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 6.4 kg (14.1 lbs): without optionsApprox. 7.2 kg (15.9 lbs): with options*Features and specifications in this document are subject to change without notice due to continual improvements.

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