Multi-Format Video Switcher

Rack mount multi-format video switcher for applications requiring seamless switching of standard definition, RGB (PC/Mac) and hi-definition sources.

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Rack mount multi-format video switcher for applications requiring seamless switching of standard definition, RGB (PC/Mac) and hi-definition sources.

Seamless mixing of multiple video formats with operational ease with the capability to input 4 SD video sources and 4 HD or RGB sources, the V-44SW enables seamless switching of multi-format video signals. With the ease of operation and compact rack size, the V-44SW is a great fit for any installation and any video application.

  • - Mix Multiple Input formats
  • - Choose from Various Output Formats
  • - Proven Reliability
  • - Examples of PinP/Keyer
  • - Remote Controllable
  • - Extremely Easy Operation
  • - Multi-Screen setup in compact space
  • - Preview sources before outputting
  • - Instant recall of switcher settings

Mix Multiple Input formats

Like the V-440HD Multi-Format Video Mixer, the V-44SW supports multiformat
signals like HD video (1080i / 720p component), SD video (S-Video/
Composite) and RGB from PC/Mac (from VGA to SXGA).

Choose from Various Output Formats

Output format is selectable from various types: 1080i or 720p for HDTV
and RGB for computer displays, plasmas and projectors. SD inputs are
up-converted for HD or RGB output.

Proven Reliability

The highly reliable internal circuitry of the V-44SW enables it to be the
trusted cornerstone of any video presentation system.

Remote Controllable

V-44SW can be remote controlled from various external devices via MIDI
or RS-232C serial interface. This enables the use of customized user
interfaces to match specific applications resulting in even more intuitive

Extremely Easy Operation

Most of the operations can be completed simply by pressing input select
buttons. This enables people with little knowledge or skills to fully control
the unit.

Multi-Screen setup in compact space

V-44SW can function as a slave unit of any V-440HD. This enables multiscreen/
video wall setups in compact spaces at an affordable price.

Preview sources before outputting

A key feature of the V-44SW is it’s “flip-flop” type
preview function. You can check the source image on
a preview monitor prior to sending the signal to the
Program output. Simply press the TAKE button on the
front panel and the selected source signal being
previewed is sent to Program output.

Instant recall of switcher settings

Like the V-440HD Multi Format Mixer, the V-44SW is equipped with a
Panel Preset function. You can instantly recall the desired configuration of
input channel selection, PinP settings and Key setup, etc. directly from
the front panel buttons. Enables instant and speedy setup.

Video Processing

Video Format

HD : 1080/59.94i/50i SMPTE274M (Y/Pb/Pr TriLevel Sync)
720/59.94p/50p SMPTE296M (Y/Pb/Pr TriLevel Sync)

RGB : 640x480/60/75, 800x600/60/75,1024x768/60/75,
1366x768/60/75 (RGB VH:positive/negative logic)
* VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 10 conform
* 1366 x 768 is for output only.
Video Sampling
SD : 4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr) 8-bit 13.5 MHz (BT.601)

HD : 4:4:4 (Y/Pb/Pr) 8-bit 74.1758 MHz / 74.25 MHz

RGB : 4:4:4 (R/G/B) 8-bit 25 MHz to 110 MHz
Video Transition
Cut, Dissolve, Wipe: 6Patterns, Reverse, SoftEdge
Video Composition
Picture in Picture, Chroma Key (Blue/Green), Luminance Key(White/Black)


Multi-screen Presentation
Screen Setup (width by hight): 2 x 1, 3 x 1, 2 x 2, 3 x 2

*For multi-screen setups, V-44SW works as slave unit only.
V-440HD is required as a master unit.
Master Fade
Auto (0 to 4 seconds) Black or White


SD Input
S-Video (Y/C) Preferential x 4: 4 pin mini DIN type
(Y: 1.0 Vp-p, C:0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms)
Video (composite) x 4:BNC type (1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms)
HD/RGB Input
D-SUB 15pin Shrink Type for HD/RGB x 4
HD: Y/Pb/Pr (1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, TriLevel Sync)
RGB:R/G/B (0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms), H (5VTTL), V (5VTTL)
Menu Output
Video (composite) x 1: BNC type (1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms)
PGM Output
HD/RGB : D-sub 15 pin Shrink Type x 2
(0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms, 5 VTTL Sync)
Preview Output
HD/RGB : D-sub 15 pin Shrink Type x 1
(0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms, 5 VTTL Sync)
Remote Control Interfaces
MIDI 5 pin DIN Type (In, Out/Thru), RS-232C D-sub 9pin


Power Supply
AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption
50 W
Signal Latency
SD Input - HD/RGB Output : 2 frames

Size and Weight

Width (W)
482 mm19 inches
Depth (D)
308 mm12-1/8 inches
Height (H)
88 mm3-1/2 inches
6 kg13 lbs. 4 oz.

EIA-2U Rack Mount Size

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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