Focus Enhances Switcher Line

Enhancements is introducing the HX-2 HD/SD video switcher to the European
broadcast community at IBC. The HX-2, along with the HX-1 portable HD video
switcher, are designed for everything from outside broadcasts to inside
production shoots.

The HX-2
features eight HD-SDI or SD-SDI inputs, in addition to external key and fill
inputs for down stream key sources such as character generators, or logo
inserters. Easy to set up and operate, the high performance switcher supports
full 10-bit internal processing to meet the highest broadcast standards.

The HX-2
also offers switchable HD/SD operation, six separate outputs, an external DSK
input, chroma key functionality, auto or manual mix/wipe operation (with eight
different wipe patterns) and a 2D DVE.

shipping, the HX-1 switcher offers four HD-SDI inputs with active loop-through
on all inputs, as well as dual HD-SDI outputs for program, preview, and effects
monitoring. With ultra-portable and rugged form factors, both the HX-1 and HX-2
are ideally suited for demanding and space-constrained environments such as

OB vans, studios, and rental houses.

HX-1 Switcher has received an enthusiastic response and positive feedback from
the field,” said Matt McEwen, senior product manager for Focus
Enhancements. “With eight HD-SDI or SD-SDI inputs, the HX-2 provides our
customers with a new level of versatility for their HD and SD
productions—making it a great addition to our growing lineup of HD production

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