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To be unveiled at 2023 NAB Show; 10bit processing enables easy broadcast-quality video production
Tokyo, Japan - Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd. today announced that it has developed a new IP-compatible compact live switcher, the AV-HSW10 for easy, high-quality video streaming of university lectures, corporate webinars and other diverse live events. Based on Panasonic's predecessor AW-HS50 live switcher, which has been widely used for various live productions, the new model features a compact body with 10bit processing and achieves higher operability, greater reliability and advanced functions such as IP compatibility, making this the ideal choice for contemporary live video production. The AV-HSW10, which is scheduled for commercial release in the fourth quarter of this year, will be exhibited at the 2023 NAB Show featuring broadcasting equipment in Las Vegas, USA from April 15 to 19.
The AV-HSW10 is Panasonic Connect's response to the increasing demand for high-quality video used by companies and schools, as well as the need for labor-saving IP compatibility in video production. It supports the most widely used broadcasting protocols and features IP inputs/outputs such as NDI®*1,2 and SRT in addition to SDI and HDMI, all contained in a conveniently compact and highly mobile notebook-size chassis. When combined with IP-enabled PTZ cameras, it creates a simple IP-based video production system. The AV-HSW10 also supports RTMP for direct upload to streaming services, and USB Video Class for compatibility with web conferencing services. Systems can be adjusted based on the site size and platform, enabling one-person operation from production to distribution.
The AV-HSW10 supports high-end production, including 10bit processing for broadcast-quality video. In addition, the popular design of its predecessor, the AW-HS50, has been enhanced for even greater operability and robustness. User-friendly buttons on the main unit, a handy T-shaped fader, and intuitive on-screen displays ensure easy, error-free operation - vital for live-venue production. Furthermore, the AV-HSW10 will be compatible with the Panasonic Software Control Panel for viewing video and images in applications, as well as for easy, direct switching from a PC via a network.*3 allowing multiple people to work simultaneously for extra-efficient on-site operation.
Boasting IP-based convenience and high-quality video, the AV-HSW10 is the ideal choice for simplifying on-site video production and broadcasting, whether for a high-flex educational class, a webinar to enhance corporate presence or countless other live events.
Compact Live Switcher
Fourth quarter of CY2023
*1: NDI® is a new protocol developed by NewTek, Inc. that supports IP video production workflow. NDI® is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc. in the United States and other countries. In this instance, NDI® is used to indicate low latency with high bandwidth NDI®, NDI®|HX is used to indicate high efficiency low bandwidth NDI®|HX.
*2: Requires purchase of separate license. Please contact Panasonic sales rep for details.
*3: Future support scheduled
*4: NDI®|HX is supported for input only.
*5: RTMP is supported for output only.
About Panasonic Connect
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd. was established on April 1, 2022 as part of the Panasonic Group's switch to a holding company structure. With roughly 28,500 employees worldwide and annual sales of JPY924.9 billion the company plays a central role in the growth of the Panasonic Group's B2B solutions business and provides new value to its customers by combining advanced hardware, intelligent software solutions, and a wealth of knowledge in industrial engineering accumulated in its over 100-year history. The company's purpose is to "Change Work, Advance Society, Connect to Tomorrow." By driving innovation in the supply chain, public services, infrastructure, and entertainment sectors, Panasonic Connect aims to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society and to ensure well-being for all.
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