Four-channel and eight-channel HD-SDI video switchers provide broadcasters and video professionals with powerful live switching and effects Focus HX-2 Focus Enhancements Inc, a worldwide leader in media management and Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, today announced the latest addition to its line-up of enhanced HD workflow solutions. The new HX-1 and HX-2 high-definition video switchers provide broadcasters and video professionals with the highest quality switching and effects available today. The HX series will be on display in the Enhancements' booth, SL2605, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 16-19, 2007. The stand-alone and ultra-portable, four HD-SDI input HX-1 features active loop-through on all inputs for easy monitoring, as well as three dual HD-SDI outputs for program, preview, and video effects monitoring. The mix and wipe functionality of the HX-1 includes eight wipe patterns and adjustable effects such as soft edges, border size, and border color. The HX-2 features eight HD-SDI inputs, in addition to two external DSK inputs and a self chroma key function. The HX-2 also offers switchable HD/SD operation, six separate outputs, auto or manual mix/wipe operation (with eight different wipe patterns) and a 2D DVE. Both models are ideally suited for demanding and space-constrained environments such as broadcast OB vans, studios, and rental houses. “Focus Enhancements has extensive experience in the video mixer/switcher market," said Matt McEwen, senior product manager for Focus Enhancements. "With the introduction of the HX-1 and HX-2 switchers, we have seamlessly transitioned our mixer/switcher family into the HD realm, providing our customers with a new level of quality.† Additional HX-1 features include: †¢ 1080i 50/60 or 720p 60 operation †¢ DC 12V XLR power input (AC adapter included) †¢ Adjustable background and border color †¢ Adjustable frame store on each channel †¢ Adjustable aspect ratio and position attributes for circle and square wipes †¢ A/B bus indicated by LED and separate video effect bus †¢ BB or Tri Level Sync input with loop through †¢ LCD Status display †¢ Tally outputs †¢ Built in test pattern generator with 16-character title overlay for program ID †¢ Professional metal construction with back-lit channel buttons and high quality take bar Additional HX-2 features include: †¢ 1080i 50/60 or 525/60 operation †¢ Adjustable background and border color †¢ Adjustable aspect ratio and position attributes for circle and square wipes †¢ 2D DVE functionality includes transition squeeze, slide and mosaic. †¢ Extensive Chroma Key and DSK control options †¢ Auto transition and auto key on adjustable from 1 frame to 3 seconds. †¢ A/B bus indicated by LED and separate video effect bus †¢ BB or Tri Level Sync input with loop through †¢ LCD Status display †¢ Dual Tally Output (Red/Green) †¢ Built in test pattern generator †¢ Professional metal construction with back-lit channel buttons and high quality take bar Planned availability for the HX series is June 2007. MSRP is $10,995 US for the HX-1 and $19,995 for the HX-2. Both models will be available right here at videoguys.com.

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