A 6-channel HD switcher with built-in options is the latest update to Datavideo’s switcher line-up.
The 2200 comes in two versions. The first is the standalone SE-2200, which consists of a 2U rack mounted mainframe and an external keypad. The second is the HS-2200, a hand carry version of the SE-2200 with a 17.3-inch built-in monitor and talkback/tally system; it can run on an external battery.
The SE-2200’s features include 6x6 SDI genlocked Matrix, Dual PIP and a built-in title overlay system that works with entry level Datavideo CG systems or other graphics programmes.
It can accept up to six HD-SDI and two HDMI signals, six HD-SDI assignable outputs and two HDMI multi-view outputs (one on HS-2200 because the internal screen uses the other one).
The 2200 series switchers also have built-in overlay splitters. This means that one of the HDMI inputs can be used with a laptop or PC with entry level Datavideo CG systems, or other graphics programmes.
The HS-2200 lists for $7000, ad SE-2200 for $4000.