Apr 08, 2024

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Panasonic Entertainment & Communication Releases Firmware Ver. 2.00 and Software Control Panel with Enhanced Field-Oriented Features

Moving color-bar function streamlines setup of video-production system at live events

Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Entertainment & Communication Co., Ltd. announced today the upcoming May release of exciting enhancements to its AV-HSW10 compact live switcher to improve the efficiency and quality of video production for webinars and other live events. Updates include firmware version 2.00 for streamlined setup and the free AV-SF10 software control panel for efficient one-person operation and remote operation. The new offerings will be on display at the Panasonic Connect booth (#C3310), NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 14 to 17.

The updates will further enhance seamless video-production environments connected to Panasonic PTZ cameras, including support for various IP transmission standards designed for today's video-production needs. Also, integration with RP Link and tally control via IP connections will facilitate high-quality online communication.
Following the high-end AV-UHS500, the updated AV-HSW10 will generate moving color-bar to expedite setup time at live events, especially those with LED walls and large displays. Color bars available moving mode and still mode will enable checking for missing dots in LEDs, displays, etc. and video output for IP connections, eliminating the need for an external test signal generator.

The new software control panel will allow switcher functions to be conveniently controlled from a PC or tablet (Windows 10/11 or macOS Monterey/ Ventura/Sonoma). Detailed settings and confirmation of input/output sources, conventionally performed with buttons and knobs, can be easily executed with a PC keyboard or touch screen. Functions exclusive to a software control panel, such as sequencing of shot memory, direct write/replace of still memory, etc., will be possible for more efficient pre-shoot preparation and on-shoot review. The GUI will integrate the control screen and multiscreen, similar to Panasonic’s popular large switchers and high-end AV-UHS500, for easy switching between multiple video inputs/outputs. The intuitive GUI can be easily used by a single person, including operators with minimal experience.

The new AV-HSW10 compact live switcher will combine the stability of Panasonic's broadcast and professional hardware switchers with the scalability of a software solution. Going forward, Panasonic will continue to support the evolution of advanced video production and enhance live-video streaming capabilities for diverse applications including events, business and education, and providing an ecosystem with our PTZ cameras and a streamlined workflow that enhances production value.

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