The switcher, which can accommodate up to 32 video inputs, has six keyers, six DVEs, animated transitions with audio, a multiview monitor, dual channel clip store for as many as 60 hours of QuickTime and MPEG-2 clips, Harris Inscriber CG, and five channels of graphics. The panel has two banks of device controls, each of which can be assigned to a switcher function, clip or graphics store, or to control other devices in the studio.
The Slate 5000 can be ordered in various configurations, such as HD/SD, SD-only, analog, or mixed format. The HD versions can simultaneously process 1080i, 720p, SD-SDI, HD analog component, analog composite, Y/C, component, DVI and VGA inputs, with both synchronous and asynchronous signals, in both NTSC and PAL, and in both 16:9 and 4:3 formats. The Slate HD models can output both 16:9 and 4:3 formats simultaneously.
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