Switching with the Panasonic AW-HS50N HD Video Switcher

FiveSix Productions was asked to live switch for a client at the HIMSS Tradeshow in Las Vegas. The live cut was encoded and distrubited via the clients website.

We were tasked at finding a compact, affordable solution to produce and mix the different content. We decided on the Panasonic switcher which allowed us to mix multiple cameras and digital sources without any problems. We recorded the final mix on an aja Ki Pro Mini and the Atomos Samurai recorder.


The Panasonic has 4 HD-SDI Camera inputs and 1 DVI input for graphic sources. The strength of the unit is its multi view port. It scales all of the sources and put them on 1 monitor so our setup was compact and easy.

Overall this switcher made the show a breeze.