Panasonic to Launch New 2ME Broadcast Switcher

Panasonic is set to launch a new compact broadcast switcher aimed at studio sub-control rooms and outside broadcasts

On stand at the annual BVE conference in London, the AV‑HS6000 was the first 2ME model in Panasonic’s HS series. It employed a newly designed, easy-to-use GUI Control Panel to support accurate switching.

The main unit features 32 SDI and 2 DVI inputs plus 16 SDI outputs, while four DVEs per ME enable multiple transitions when producing creative video in demanding fast paced situations.

Ideal for industry professionals producing creative video that demands fast responses, the unit features four Multi-Viewer outputs with a maximum 16 splits per channel and an optional, non-volatile video memory for up to 81 clips (30sec/clip).

AV-HS6000 Mainframe


It also features an intuitive button layout and has an optional 10.1-type touch-operated menu panel, which can also be used a multi-view display.

Stefan Hofmann, Business Development Manager at Panasonic, said: “A web server feature enables users to select menu settings on a PC through a LAN connection. Furthermore, a Software Development Kit (SDK) ensures excellent expandability, so third-party vendors and SI professionals can freely develop plug-in software that adds new functionality to the model.”

The AV-HS6000 supports both HD and SD multi-format signals. The system frequency of the live switcher is also changeable between 59.94 Hz, 50 Hz, and 24 Hz (or 23.98Hz), enabling efficient operation and digital cinema production worldwide.


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