As a compact, all-in-one mixer system, the HS400A easily integrates into existing HD/SD workflows, flawlessly mixing HD and SD video sources using a wide range of optional I/O boards. Its modular architecture comes standard with four HD/SD-SDI inputs and four HD/SDI outputs and can be expanded to support up to 8 inputs and 8 outputs with optional I/O boards. The switcher has a built-in, switchable 10-bit frame synchronizer for each input, for glitch-free switching, even with non-synchronous sources such as Blu-Ray DVD players or remote camera feeds.
New option cards for the HS400A include the AV-HS04M7 dual HD/SD-SDI output card with high-quality down-conversion for simultaneous outputting of high-definition video for HD IMAG and Standard-definition video for webcasting or recording. The AV-HS04M6 dual analog composite input card is ideal for use with legacy equipment.
The HS400A’s built-in MultiViewer can output 4, 8, or 10 images from different sources to a single high-resolution display, eliminating the need for multiple HD source and preview monitors. New Multiviewer features include custom and menu selection of window labels, and enhanced control of labels, borders, and label background. For added creativity, the switcher offers a wide selection of wipe patterns including 3D digital effects (such as Page Turn), and features a high-quality chroma key for green screen applications in broadcast and production.