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Panasonic AW-HS50N Compact Live Switcher

Abel Code: PN-AW-HS50N
Mfr. Code: AW-HS50N
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
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This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
The AW-HS50N is a sub-compact, multi-format live HD/SD switcher that provides 10-bit processing, four HD/SD-SDI inputs and one HD DVI-D input, as well as a built-in MultiViewer, Chroma Keyer, Aux Bus, 1080/29.94PsF support, and more.
Key Highlights
  • Live HD/SD switcher
  • Multi-format
  • Sub-compact form factor


The Panasonic AW-HS50N Compact Live Switcher is a sub-compact, multi-format, live HD/SD switcher with 10-bit processing. The AW-HS50N features (4) HD/SD-SDI inputs and (1) HD DVI-D input, (2) HD/SD-SDI outputs and (1) scalable DVI-D output. Additional standard features include an on-screen display (OSD) for viewing switcher settings, GPI input, camera tally outputs, an Ethernet control interface, 4-pin XLR 12V DC input, and an AUX Bus for a versatile production workflow. It also features an integrated MultiViewer, Chroma Keyer, 1080/29.94PsF support, and more. The half-rack width AW-HS50N is ideal for mobile production, AV facilities, event video, et al.

The built-in MultiViewer allows users to view four, nine, or ten images on a single display, significantly reducing the cost, size, and weight of a complete HD production system. The adjustable MultiViewer 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 and downstream keyer (DSK), auto or manual video transitions, wipe and PinP preset memories, and frame memories.

As a key component in Panasonic's first complete Internet Protocol (IP) production system, the AW-HS50N also offers an IP link to the new AW-RP50 Remote Camera Controller (sold separately). This link enables remote switching of the remote controlled camera video on the AW-HS50N's AUX bus, and other unique functions. The AW-HS50N has integrated, switchable, 10-bit frame synchronizers on each input, ensuring reliable and glitch-free switching even with non-synchronous sources, such as remote camera feeds, small camcorders, and computer graphics.


  • (5) input, (3) output switcher in a sub-compact, half rack-width form factor
  • AUX bus, PinP, Chroma Keyers, 10-bit frame sync
  • 10-bit, 4:2:2 HD or SD live switching
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 8.25" x 6.94" x 2.63" 
  • Weighs just over four pounds
  • Supports 1080/59.94i, 1080/23.98PsF, 1080/24PsF, and 720/59.94p


  • Video Format:
    • HD: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/23.98PsF, 1080/24PsF, 720/59.94p, 720/50p
    • SD: 480/59.94i, 576/50i
  • Video Processing: Y:Cb:Cr, 4:2:2 10 bit (8 bit for FMEM) RGB, 4:4:4 8 bit
  • M/E: 1
  • Background (BKGD): 
    • Wipe Pattern: Wipe x 13
    • Transition Type: Cut, Mix, Wipe (including DVE)
    • Selectable Materials: Black, White, CBGD, FMEM1, FMEM2
  • Keyer:
    • Number of Keys: 1
    • Key Type: Linear key, Luminance key, Chroma key
    • Transition Type: Mix
  • PinP: 
    • Number of PinP: 1
    • Transition Type: Mix
    • BUS Transition: Yes (Mix)
  • AUX Bus:
    • Number of AUX Bus: 1
    • Selectable Materials:
      • Bus Transition: Yes (Mix)
  • Video Input:
    • Standard: 4 SDI inputs (SDI-IN1 to 4)
    • Standard: 1 DVI-D input (DVI-IN)
      • XGA (1024 x 768), WXGA (1280 x 768),
      • SXGA (1280 x 1024), WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050), UXGA (1600 x 1200), WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
      • Vertical frequency: 60 Hz
      • 1080/50p, 1080/59.94p
        • Video output formats of the AW-HE50H are not supported
        • Analog input signals are not supported
  • Input Function:
    • Frame Synchronizer: SDI-IN1 to 4, DVI-IN (DVI-IN is always-on)
    • Freeze: SDI-IN1 to 4, DVI-IN
    • Dot by Dot: SDI-IN1 to 4
    • Video Processing: SDI-IN1 to 4
    • Up-converter: SDI-IN3, IN4
  • Video Output:
    • Standard: 2 SDI outputs (SDI-OUT1 to 2 each, 2 output distribution for SDI-OUT1)
    • Standard: 1 DVI-D output (DVI-OUT)
      • XGA (1024 x 768), WXGA (1280 x 768),
      • SXGA (1280 x 1024), WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050), UXGA (1600 x 1200), WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
      • Vertical frequency: 60 Hz
      • 1080/50p, 1080/59.94p
        • High-resolution multi view mode supported:
          • Signals are also output with a high resolution even when SD has been selected as the system mode
          • When the high-resolution multi view mode is enabled, MV is assigned to the DVI-OUT connector, and MV cannot be assigned to the SDI-OUT1 connectors or SDI-OUT2 connector
        • Analog output signals are not supported
  • Output Function:
    • MultiViewer:
      • Single Screen Display
      • Labels, Tally indication, Split-screen (the screen may be split into 4, 5a/5b, 6a/6b, 9 and 10a/10b sections)
        • MV frames, Labels, Tally indications, camera setting information, and Audio Level Meters are not shown on SDI-OUT1
    • OSD: Single Screen Display; SDI-OUT2,DVI-OUT (not shown on SDI-OUT1)
    • Audio Level Meter: SDI embedded audio (group1/ 1 ch, 2 ch)
  • Frame Memory:
    • 2 channels
    • The image data in the Frame Memory is stored even when the power is off
      • Video processing for the Frame Memory is 8-bit
      • OSD, Frames, Labels, Tally indications, camera setting information, and Audio Level Meters for MultiViewer are not stored in the Frame Memory
  • Memory Function:
    • PinP Preset
      • EFfect Dissolve Function
  • Interface:
    • LAN: RJ45 x 1
      • 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (for IP control)
    • TALLY/GPI: D-sub 15 pin (female) x 1
      • GPI INPUT x 5 channels
      • GPI OUTPUT x 7 channels
  • Power Supply/Consumption: DC12 V ±10 % (AC adapter provided), 2.0 A
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to +40°C)
  • Operating Humidity: 10-90% (non-condensing)
  • Dimensions (Excluding Protrusions): 8.25" x 6.94" x 2.63"  (21cm 6.7cm x 17.7cm)
  • Weight (Approx.): 3.1 lb (1.4 kg), without options

What's in the Box

  • Power Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Panasonic AW-HS50N Compact Live Switcher


Key Highlights

  • Live HD/SD switcher
  • Multi-format
  • Sub-compact form factor
  • 10-bit processing
  • (4) HD/SD-SDI inputs
  • (1) HD DVI-D input
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