BVE sees the launch of two new low-cost Datavideo HD production switchers that give producers the ability to deliver live graphics and titles straight from a laptop.
The SE-2200 and HS-2200 switchers give users the option to connect any Windows laptop with an HDMI output and use cost-effective Datavideo CG software to generate and play out real-time motion titles. Featuring a built-in overlay board, the switchers can deliver broadcast-level graphics with no need for an SDI interface card and high specification workstation.
“These switchers are designed to be portable, ready for use on location,” explained Allan Leonhardsen, director of Holdan, the UK Datavideo distributor. “With the new 2200 range, users can use a laptop to make and amend titles on the fly, giving the audience real-time information, whether it’s live scores or breaking news.”
The new lightweight switchers are available either as a vision mixer with traditional console (SE-2200) or with an integrated built-in 17” multi-viewer monitor (HS-2200).
Each model is based on a 6 HD-SDI input design, complete with HDMI connectivity. They include a full range of wipes, effects and transition, multi-viewer monitoring, 4 HD outputs and balanced XLR inputs for connecting to external audio mixers. They are designed to support intercom and tally systems, with belt packs being supplied with the HS-2200.