The sub-compact, multi-format live HD/SD AW-HS50 switcher offers 10-bit processing, four HD/SD-SDI inputs and one HD DVI-D input, as well as a built-in multi-viewer, chroma keyer, AUX bus, 1080/29.94PsF support and more.

Ideal for mobile production, AV facilities, event video and more, the half-rack width HS50's built-in multi-viewer allows users to view four, nine, or 10 images on a single display — significantly reducing the cost, the size and the weight of this complete HD production system. The adjustable multi-viewer outputs can also be used to provide a multi-image large-screen presentation display. Other advanced functions include dedicated hardware for picture-in-picture (PinP) with dissolve transitions, switchable upconversion, color correction, a chroma/linear keyer plus a downstream keyer (DSK), auto or manual video transitions, wipe and PinP preset memories, and frame memories.

Panasonic's first complete Internet Protocol (IP) production system offer a variety of unique functions, as well as an IP link to the AW-RP50 remote camera controller. This link enables remote switching of the remote controlled camera video on the HS50's AUX bus. The AW-HS50 has built-in, switchable 10-bit frame synchronizers on each input, ensuring reliable, glitch-free switching even with non-synchronous sources such as remote camera feeds, small camcorders, and computer graphics.