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Panasonic AV-UHS500 4K/12G-SDI Compact Live Switcher

Code: GEC/AV-UHS500EJ
$32,990.00

This feature-rich, multi-format switcher for 4K and HD productions extends Panasonic's legacy of producing high-quality, reliable switchers. With its compact, integrated body, this live switcher is equipped with many functions found in high end models and delivers 4K video production with the same operability as HD.

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Achieving 4K Video Production with a Compact, Versatile Switcher

This feature-rich, multi-format switcher for 4K and HD productions extends Panasonic's legacy of producing high-quality, reliable switchers.
With its compact, integrated body, this live switcher is equipped with many functions found in high end models and delivers 4K video production with the same operability as HD.
In addition to fixed installations such as university lecture halls and corporate conference rooms, the AV-UHS500 is well suited for remote production. Designed for easy portability and simple set up it should become a favorite tool for staging and other event production.

12G-SDI/3G-SDI/HDMI Support

12G-SDI that can transmit 4K video with as single coaxial cable is supported as standard, and it provides easy setup and operation with high quality 4K video production. In addition, HDMI support allows direct input of data from a PC for live production such as during seminars and lectures without the need for a separate HDMI converter.

UHD/HD Multi-Format Support

Multiple 4K/3G/HD formats are supported, including 2160/59.94p and 1080/59.94p.

UHD/HD Function Comparison

  AV-UHS500
4K(UHD) Mode 2K(HD) Mode
DVE Option
(AV-UHS5M5G)
Standard
Clip 1ch 2ch
Still 1ch 2ch

Frame Synchronizer for All Inputs

All input channels feature a built-in frame synchronizer. The Genlock function also supports synchronizing systems based on external sync signals (Black burst or Tri-level).

Eight Standard SDI Inputs, Two Standard HDMI Inputs*1

The number of inputs and outputs during HD operation can be maintained in 4K. The number can also be increased if required through the use of two optional unit slots.

Number of
Inputs
12G/3G-SDI 8 inputs, standard / 16 inputs, maximum*2
HDMI 2 inputs, standard*1 / 8 inputs, maximum*2
Number of
Outputs
12G/3G-SDI 5 outputs, standard /13 outputs, maximum*2
HDMI 2 outputs, standard*3 / 8 outputs, maximum*2
  • *1: SDI input is reduced by the number of HDMI input channels used. HDMI input is not compatible with CPRM (input not possible).
  • *2: When the optional unit is installed. For details, see the Rear Panel / Optional Units.
  • *3: The HDMI output format is the same as the system format only for video.

Various Built-in Conversion Functions, Including Up / Down Conversion

Various conversion functions are provided as standard. No external conversion box is required.

  • Up/down conversion function
  • HDR/SDR conversion function
  • ITU-R BT.2020/BT.709 conversion function
  • Scaler function
  • Color correction function

Versatile Transitions and Effects

In addition to standard wipe, mix, and cut transitions, a variety of DVE transitions patterns using two channels, such as reduce, slide, squeeze and 3D wipe are available in HD mode. DVE transitions can also be used in 4K by adding a 4K DVE Unit AV-UHS5M5G.

Five Keyers

A luminance key, linear key, chroma key, full key and PinP are provided for three channels, plus two channels of downstream key (DSK). Chroma keying employs the Primatte®* algorithm, which is widely used as a plug-in for nonlinear editors. The same excellent Primatte®* quality that is used worldwide for movies, TV programs, music videos and commercials is achieved by the live switcher's real time processing.

* Primatte is the registered trademark of Photron Limited. Photron Limited is the holder of the intellectual rights to Primatte. Photron Limited is the holder of the patent for Primatte.

Video Memory

Two inputs in HD and one input in 4K for still (STILL) or video (CLIP) images can be saved and selected as bus footage. Moving images can be recorded and played back with key signals (with the 1080/59.94i format, approximately 120 seconds /3600 frames).

Four AUX Buses, DSK 1 and 2 Can Also Be Assigned

Two PinP buses and four AUX buses are provided. Borders and software effects can be applied to the Pin P buses. In addition to cut transitions, the bus transition function (P in P and AUX buses transition effect) also enables mix transitions (AUX bus 1 and 2 only). Flexible support is achieved by combining AUX buses and M/E sections. DSK 1 and 2 can also be assigned to AUX 1 and 2.

Various Memory Functions for Smooth Live Production

  • Shot Memory
    Up to 100 background transition patterns, PinP sizes, border widths and other video effects can be registered and recalled. Effect dissolve can be set to ensure smooth switching from the current image to the image or operation registered in the shot memory.
  • Event Memory
    Up to 64 image effects in sequence can be registered and played back on a timeline using the event memory function. This allows highly expressive consecutive effects to be easily and smoothly executed. Up to 100 event memories can be registered.
  • Macro Memory
    This function allows recording and playback of a series of operations on the Control Panel. It can also record and playback setting information, such as input/output and keyers, allowing video effects involving complicated operations to be executed easily. Macro memory playback is executed by assigning to the crosspoint buttons.

Animation Wipe

Combine video memory data with a transition to create animation wipes.

Clip Converter

The Clip Converter software application can be used to convert Targa files into clip files that can be handled as video files by the AV-UHS500.

Supports TSL5.0

TSL5.0 protocol can be used to transfer Tally information, bus transitions and source name information between the AV-UHS500 and external devices connected via a network.

SDHC / SDXC Memory Card Slot

Video memory, shot memory data, event memory data, and setup data can be saved using an SDHC/SDXC memory card.

PTZ Camera Control Function

The PTZ camera control function enables 4K/HD Integrated Cameras to be controlled from the AV-UHS500.

  • Number of cameras controlled
    8 cameras, standard / 16 cameras, maximum (with input from optional unit)
  • Camera control
    Pan, tilt, zoom, focus, iris, preset store, recall, scope, preset speed, AWB mode, AWB execution, paint, OSD menu
  • Linking with Camera Controllers
    Bus transitions can be performed automatically on the AV-UHS500 by selecting a camera using the AW-RP150GJ or AW-RP60GJ* Camera Controller. This is convenient when you need to switch between source monitors while using an external camera controller.
    • * From August 2020.

Two MultiViewer Functions

Two independent MultiViewer output functions are provided as standard, enabling the display of up to 16 split screens (a total of 10 patterns) on a single screen.

  • MultiViewer layout can be selected from a total of 10 patterns, including four split, five split (two patterns), six split (two patterns), nine split, 10 split (two patterns), 12 split*, and 16 split.
  • Source names, tallies, audio level meters, clock and safety markers can be displayed.
  • Select between fit mode, in which the video image is the same size as the split frame, and squeeze mode, which places the source name and level meter outside the image.

 

Specifications

General
Power Supply AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Current Consumption 1.5 A
Ambient Operating Temperature 0°C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Ambient Operating Humidity 10 % to 90 % (no condensation)
Storage Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage Humidity 10 % to 90 % (no condensation)
Weight Approx. 7 kg ( Approx.15.4 lb)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 440 mm x 170 mm x 360 mm (17-5/16 inches x 6-11/16 inches x 14-3/16 inches) (excluding protrusions)
Video Terminal
SDI IN 1 to SDI IN 8 Terminals 8 lines (plus another maximum of 8 lines when using the OPTION unit)
• Connectors: BNC x 8
• Color space conversion function
• Frame synchronizer function
• Connectors <SDI IN 1> to <SDI IN 4> equipped with simple format converters.
• Connectors <SDI IN 5> to <SDI IN 8> equipped with up-converters.
• Connectors <SDI IN 5> to <SDI IN 8> equipped with color correctors.

* SDI IN 1/2 excludes HDMI IN 1/2.

12G-SDI 12G-SDI, SMPTE ST 2082-10 standard complied with
3G-SDI 3G-SDI, SMPTE292 standard complied with (Compatible with Level-A/Level-B)
HD-SDI HD-SDI, SMPTE292M standard complied with
HDMI IN 1 to HDMI IN 2 Terminals 2 lines (plus another maximum of 6 lines when using the OPTION unit)
Video format inputs:
720p/59.94 Hz, 720p/50 Hz, 1080i/59.94 Hz, 1080i/50 Hz, 1080p/59.94 Hz, 1080p/50 Hz, 1080p/29.97 Hz, 1080p/25 Hz,
1080p/24 Hz, 1080p/23.98 Hz, 2160p/59.94 Hz, 2160p/50 Hz, 2160p/29.97 Hz, 2160p/25 Hz, 2160p/24 Hz, 2160p/23.98 Hz
PC format inputs:
4K (3840 x 2160, 60 Hz), WQHD (2560 x 1440, 60 Hz), WUXGA (1920 x 1200, 60 Hz), UXGA (1680 x 1200, 60 Hz),
WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050, 60 Hz), SXGA (1280 x 1024, 60 Hz), WXGA (1280 x 768, 60 Hz), XGA (1024 x 768, 60 Hz)
Mode: Full/Fit-H/Fit-V
• Scaler, Frame synchronizer and Color space conversion function
• Connectors: HDMI x 2
• This connector does not support the CPRM technologies.

* HDMI IN 1/2 excludes SDI IN 1/2.

SDI OUT 1 to SDI OUT 5 Terminals 5 lines (plus another maximum of 8 lines when using the OPTION unit)
• Connectors: BNC x 5
• Down-converter to 1080p, Color space conversion function
• PGM, PVW, CLN, ME PGM, MV1 to MV2, AUX1 to AUX4, Key Out can be assigned.
12G-SDI 12G-SDI, SMPTE ST 2082-10 standard complied with
3G-SDI 3G-SDI, SMPTE292 standard complied with (Compatible with Level-A)
HD-SDI HD-SDI, SMPTE292M standard complied with
HDMI OUT 1 to HDMI OUT 2 Terminals 2 lines (plus another maximum of 6 lines when using the OPTION unit)
• Connectors: HDMI x 2
• Not support Scaler (Only system format is available)
• Color space conversion function
• PGM, PVW, CLN, ME PGM, MV1 to MV2, AUX1 to AUX4, Key Out can be assigned.
Signal Formats 2160/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p, 1080/59.94p, 50p,
29.97PsF, 25PsF, 24PsF, 23.98PsF, 59.94i, 50i, 720/59.94p, 50p
Signal Processing R: G: B 4: 4: 4 8 bit / 4: 2: 2 10 bit (Only for HDMI)
Y: CB: CR 4: 2: 2 10 bit
ME Number 1ME
Synchronous Terminal
REF Terminal Reference Input/ BB Outputs In Genlock mode: Black burst or Tri-level Sync input signals (with loop-through)
• Loop-through output is performed in external sync mode.
• If loop-through output is not going to be used, provide a 75 Ω termination.
• Connectors : BNC x 2
• Same field frequencies as those of the system formats supported.
• With the 24.00p format, Black Burst input signal is not supported.
• With the 1080/23.98PsF format, black burst with 10 Field ID (SMPTE318M standard met) or Trilevel Sync signals supported.
• BB signals are output from two connectors in the internal sync mode.
Video Delay Time 1 line (H) When the frame synchronizer setting is [Off] and neither the up-converter nor the down-converter is operating
1 frame (F) When the frame synchronizer setting is [On] and the up-converter and down-converter are operating
• When the signals have passed through PinP, DVE, multi view, down-converter or HDMI IN,
a maximum delay of 1 frame is applied in each case.
Control Terminal
LAN Terminal Compatible with 1000BASE-TX and AUTO-MDIX (For IP control)
• Connecting cable: LAN cable (CAT5e), max. 100 m (328 ft), STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) cable recommended
• Connectors : RJ-45
TALLY GPI Terminal INPUT 8 inputs general-purpose, photocoupler sensing
OUTPUT 19 outputs; selected from R/G tally, general-purpose
ALARM 1 output, open collector output (negative logic)

Option Unit

General
AV-UHS5M1G AV-UHS5M2G AV-UHS5M3G AV-UHS5M4G AV-UHS5M5G
Power Supply DC 12 V Supplied by AV-UHS500
Power Consumption 15 W 1.2 A 16 W 1.3 A 14 W 1.1 A
Ambient Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Ambient Operating Humidity 10 % to 90 % (no condensation)
Storage Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage Humidity 10 % to 90 % (no condensation)
Weight Approx. 371 g
(Approx. 0.82 lbs.)
Approx. 353 g
(Approx. 0.78 lbs.)
Approx. 354 g
(Approx. 0.78 lbs.)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 112 mm x 42 mm x 167 mm
(4-13/32 inches x 1-21/32 inches x 6-9/16 inches)
(excluding protrusions)
112 mm x 42 mm x 166 mm
(4-13/32 inches x 1-21/32 inches x 6-17/32 inches)
(excluding protrusions)
SDI Input Unit AV-UHS5M1G
SDI IN 1 to
SDI IN 4 Terminals
4 lines
• Connectors: BNC x 4
• Frame synchronizer function
• Up-converter fitted.
• Color space conversion function
• Color corrector fitted.
12G-SDI 12G Serial digital, SMPTE ST 2082-10 standard complied with
• 0.8 V [p-p] ± 10 % (75 Ω)
• Automatic equalizer 80 m (when the cable is used)
3G-SDI 3G Serial digital, SMPTE292 standard complied with (Level-A/Level-B)
• 0.8 V [p-p] ± 10 % (75 Ω)
• Automatic equalizer 100 m (when the cable is used)
HD-SDI HD Serial digital, SMPTE292M standard complied with
• 0.8 V [p-p] ± 10 % (75 Ω)
• Automatic equalizer 100 m (when the cable is used)
SDI Output Unit AV-UHS5M2G
SDI OUT 1 to
SDI OUT 4 Terminals
4 lines
• Connectors: BNC x 4
• Down-converter
• Color space conversion function
• PGM, PVW, CLN, ME PGM, MV1 to MV2, AUX1 to AUX4, Key Out can be assigned.
12G-SDI 12G Serial digital, SMPTE ST 2082-10 standard complied with 0.8 V [p-p] ± 10 % (75 Ω)
3G-SDI 3G Serial digital, SMPTE292 standard complied with (Level-A) 0.8 V [p-p] ± 10 % (75 Ω)
HD-SDI HD Serial digital, SMPTE292M standard complied with 0.8 V [p-p] ± 10 % (75 Ω)
HDMI Input Unit AV-UHS5M3G
HDMI IN 1 to
HDMI IN 3 Terminals
3 lines
Video format inputs:
720p/59.94 Hz, 720p/50 Hz, 1080i/59.94 Hz, 1080i/50 Hz, 1080p/59.94 Hz, 1080p/50 Hz, 1080p/29.97 Hz, 1080p/25 Hz,
1080p/24 Hz, 1080p/23.98 Hz, 2160p/59.94 Hz, 2160p/50 Hz, 2160p/29.97 Hz, 2160p/25 Hz, 2160p/24 Hz, 2160p/23.98 Hz
PC format inputs:
4K (3840 x 2160, 60 Hz), WQHD (2560 x 1440, 60 Hz), WUXGA (1920 x 1200, 60 Hz), UXGA (1680 x 1200, 60 Hz),
WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050, 60 Hz), SXGA (1280 x 1024, 60 Hz), WXGA (1280 x 768, 60 Hz), XGA (1024 x 768, 60 Hz)
Mode: Full/Fit-H/Fit-V
• Connectors: HDMI x 3
• Frame synchronizer function
• Color corrector fitted.
• Scaler and Color space conversion function
• This connector does not support the CPRM technologies.
HDMI Output Unit AV-UHS5M4G
HDMI OUT 1 to
HDMI OUT 3 Terminals
3 lines
Mode: Fit-V, Fit-H, Full, Full-90 %, Full-80 %
Size: Auto, WQHD (2560 x 1440, 60 Hz), WUXGA (1920 x 1200, 60 Hz),
UXGA (1680 x 1200, 60 Hz), WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050, 60 Hz),
SXGA (1280 x 1024, 60 Hz), WXGA (1280 x 768, 60 Hz), XGA (1024 x 768, 60 Hz), Native
Color: Auto, RGB, YUV444, YUV422
• Connectors: HDMI x 3
• PGM, PVW, CLN, ME PGM, MV1 to MV2, AUX1 to AUX4, Key Out can be assigned.
• Scaler and Color space conversion function