Five inputs and three outputs

Built-in multi-viewer displays

Audio level meter display function

AUX bus with transition


SKU: AW-HS50E Category: Tag:

The AW-HS50E is a powerful, sub-compact, multi-format live HD/SD switcher for mobile production, AV facilities and event video.

It features 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. In addition to input, there are two HD/SD-SDI outputs and one scalable DVI-D output. Other standard features include an on-screen display (OSD) for viewing switcher settings, GPI input, camera tally outputs, an ethernet control interface, 4-pin XLR 12VDC input, and an AUX bus for a versatile production workflow.

The built-in multi-viewer allows users to view four, nine, or 10 images on a single display – significantly reducing the cost, size, and weight of a 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 up-conversion, colour correction, a chroma/linear keyer plus a 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-HS50E also offers an IP link to the new AW-RP50E remote camera controller. This link enables remote switching of the remote controlled camera video on the AW-HS50E’s AUX bus, and other unique functions The AW-HS50E 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.


  • Five input, three output switcher in sub-compact ½ rack-width design
  • AUX bus, PinP, chroma keyers, 10-bit frame synchs
  • Measures only 210mm W x 67mm H x 177mm D
  • 10-bit, 4:2:2 HD or SD live switching
  • Weight of approx 1.4 kg
  • Supports  HD (1080/50i, 1080/59.94i, 1080/23.98PsF, 1080/24PsF, 720/50p and 720/59.94p) and SD (576/50i and 480/59.94i).


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 M/E
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.
*Analogue input signals are not supported.
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.
*Analogue output signals are not supported.
Interface:: LAN: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (for IP control); RJ45 x 1
GPI INPUT x 5 channels; D-sub 15 pin
GPI OUTPUT x 7 channels; (female) x 1
Power Supply / Power consumption: DC12 V ±10 % (AC adapter provided), 2.0 A
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C
Operating Humidity: 10 % to 90 % (no condensation)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 210mm x 67mm x 177mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 1.4Kg (without options)
Standard Accessories: AC Adaptor, Power Cable
BKGD: Wipe Pattern: Wipe x 13
Transition Type: Cut, Mix, Wipe (including DVE)
FTB: 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: SDI-IN1 to 4, DVI-IN, CBAR, CBGD, BLACK, FMEM1, FMEM2, PGM, PVW, KOUT, CLN, MV
BUS Transition: Yes (Mix)
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
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.
Single Screen Display
SDI-OUT2,DVI-OUT (unshown 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
*Be sure to use the included AC adapter and power cable.
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