V-1600HD: Multi-Format Live Video Switcher

An all-in-one multi-channel, multi-format live video switcher

Features

V-1600HD

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The V-1600HD Live Video Switcher is ideal for any live event or installation that requires a high channel count and the ability to accept a variety of video input formats out of the box.

The V-1600HD switcher features a built-in preview monitor that provides a convenient monitoring solution when external monitors are not available or ideal.  The sixteen inputs provide connectivity to HD/SD-SDI, DVI-D/HDMI, RGB, Component, S-video, and composite formats – as well as still images assignable via USB memory.  The 14 mixing channels provide built-in scalers and frame syncs for worry-free seamless mixing regardless of the resolution or format.

The V-1600HD supports an incredible variety of system design and creative production options for live or fixed installation applications. Dual independent multi-format outputs provide a number of innovative multi-screen output options including the ability to SPAN the mixer output to two projectors with the ability to edge-blend the center. In AUX mode, the outputs can be set to different resolutions which is ideal for sending the program out to a record feed.

The V-1600HD Video Mixer brings high quality video production to live event, corporate, educational, and house of worship applications.

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Parnelli Nomination 2011: Indispensable Technology - Video

More Info

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Connect, seamlessly mix and output a variety of video sources such as cameras, VTR's, RGB Computer Sources, Blu-ray/DVD, and high-end SD/HD-SDI video sources. All inputs and outputs are standard so there is no need to purchase additional cards. The V-1600HD's all-in-one design combined with professional quality and features makes it the ideal choice for live video production.

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HD video sources are now a standard video format. The need to also mix in other video sources and formats makes the V-1600HD a necessary component for today's live video production.
  • All-in-one 14 channel (16 input) seamless switcher/mixer
  • Ready to connect anything: SDI, DVI, RGB, Component, S-Video, Composite
  • Built-in high-res preview monitor, frame synchronizer and scalers
  • Independent multi-format outputs including edge-blending
  • Downstream Keyer, Composite Keyer and Picture-in-Picture
  • SPAN, DUAL and SPLIT modes offer a variety of output configurations
  • Use one camera to create multiple perspectives for virtual multi-camera production
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Example Configurations

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Event Production

Various video sources can be mixed seamlessly without external video converters.


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Studio Production

Text/Graphics from a PC/Mac can be composited on background video content.  HD outputs are available for display, recording, or broadcasting. In DSK mode, outputs are the same format.


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Multi-Zoom

Using the thru out connectors, one video input can be daisy-chained to multiple inputs. The scaler for each input can zoom into any position in the video image enabling a virtual multi-camera environment. This gives the appearance that you have additional cameras.



Multi-Screen Solutions

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Two independent outputs enable powerful multi-screen video productions.
*In DUAL Mode, PinP, Key, DSK, External Control are not available. Video transitions available are CUT and Mix (Fade In/Out).


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Multi-Screen with Edge Blending

Displays a single image across two screens. Edge Blending function enables seamless image across a wide screen.
*In SPAN Mode, PinP, Key, DSK, External Control are not available. Video transitions are CUT and Mix (Fade In/Out).


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DUAL Mode

Using the  DUAL Mode, two video inputs can be switched individually. Switching both inputs at same time is also possible. Preview monitoring of each output enables confident operation.
*In DUAL Mode, PinP, Key, DSK, External Control are not available. Video transitions available are CUT and Mix (Fade In/Out).


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SPLIT Mode

Using SPLIT Mode, two video inputs can be displayed on one display. This is useful for comparing two videos on a single screen.
*In SPLIT Mode, PinP, Key, DSK, External Control are not available. Video transitions available are CUT and Mix (Fade In/Out).

Specs

Video Processing
Processing
4:2:2 (Y:Pb:Pr), 10 bit
Supported Formats
SD : 480/59.94i, 576/50i, 480/59.94p, 576/50p
HD : 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p
RGB : 640 x 480/60Hz, 800 x 600/60Hz, 1024 x 768/60Hz, 1280 x 768/60Hz,
         1280 x 1024/60Hz, 1600 x 1200/60Hz, 1920 x 1200/60Hz
* Confirms to VESA DMT Ver 1.0 Revision 10
* Reduced blanking to be applied to 1920 x 1200

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Input/Output Level and Impedance
Composite
1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
S-Video
Luminance Signal : 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Chrominance Signal : 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms (NTSC) , 0.3 Vp-p, 75 ohms (PAL)
Analog HD/RGB
0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms (H, V : 5VTTL)
Input Connectors * Loop thru connectors are equipped for all inputs
Analog SD
S-Video (4 pin mini DIN type) x 1
Composite (BNC type) x 1
* Select one from menu
Analog HD (Component)
Y/Pb/Pr (BNC type) x 2
D-Sub 15 pin type x 2
* Combined use with analog RGB
Analog RGB
R/G/B/H/V (BNC type) x 2
D-Sub 15 pin type x 2
* Combined use with analog HD (Component)
DVI-D
Single Link Type x 2
HD/SD-SDI
BNC type x 8
* Conforms to SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M
Output Connectors
Analog SD
S-Video (4 pin mini DIN type) x 1
Composite (BNC type) x 1
Analog HD (Component)
Y/Pb/Pr (BNC type) x 1
D-Sub 15 pin type x 1
* D-Sub 15 pin type : combined use with analog RGB
Analog RGB
D-Sub 15 pin type x 1
* Combined use with analog HD (Component)
DVI-D
Single Link Type x 2
HD/SD-SDI
BNC type x 2
* Conforms to SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M
Other Connectors
TALLY
D-Sub 15 pin type x 3 (200 mA, Open Collector type)
Remote
MIDI (IN, OUT/THRU)
RS-422 (D-Sub 9 pin type) x 1 (supports TSL V1.3 for Tally)
REFERENCE
BNC type (IN, THRU)
* Black Burst, Bi-Level, Tri-Level Sync
USB port (host)
A type x 1 for USB memory
Effects
Transition
Mix, FAM, NAM, Wipe (9 patterns)
Composition
PinP, Chroma Key, Luminance Key, Split, DSK
Others
Output Fade, Edge Blending, Multi Screen (Video Wall)
Others
Power Supply
AC117 V, 220 V, 230 V, 240 V (50/60Hz)
Power Consumption
90 W
Accessories
Power Cord, Owner's Manual
Size and Weight
Width
482 mm
19 inches
Depth
319 mm
12-5/8 inches
Height
206 mm
8-1/8 inches
Weight
8.1 kg
17 lbs. 14 oz.
*In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.

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Accessories

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Downloads

Compressed ZIP file Additional Test Patterns for the V-1600HD
Compressed ZIP file V-1600HD System Software Update Version 1.5.1
Compressed ZIP file V-1600HD System Software Update Version 1.0.2
Use only if your V-1600HD system version is 1.0.1 or earlier. Updating to version 1.0.2 is required to facilitate updating to the current and future versions.
Compressed ZIP file V-1600HD Images

Support

If you have a question about operating your product V-1600HD, please contact our Product Support department by phone or email.

Support Documents

Compressed ZIP file V-1600HD Dimensions DXF
PDF file V-1600HD Owner's Manual
PDF file V-1600HD Multi-Screen Modes Reference
This document describes Multi-Screen Modes (AUX/Split/Span/Dual) of the V-1600HD.
PDF file V-1600HD Remote Control Reference
The V-1600HD supports remote control via MIDI (V-LINK) and RS-422. This document describes connections and settings for remote control.
PDF file V-1600HD Brochure