Mixing It Up With DataVideo’s Mixers @ Graphics Vision

WolFangDatavideo, Research & Development, Video Mixers

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Video Mixers have always been an integral part of live performance broadcast. Some of our favourite video mixers come from Datavideo Technologies, a Taiwan based corporation with 27 years of experience.

Datavideo's DN-200 Hard Drive Recorder and HS-2000 HD Mobile Studio

Datavideo's DN-200 Hard Drive Recorder and HS-2000 HD Mobile Studio

When a Facebook user asked us some technical questions about the HS-2000 and its combo with a Canon EOS 7D, we turned to our local Data Video distributor, Graphics Vision.

This is the newly upgraded Hand Carried Studio, HS-550

This is the newly upgraded Hand Carried Studio, HS-550

I spent more than half the day checking out the various mixers and accessories that go with it. Accessories include a HDMI to HD SDI converter, intercom systems (to the videographers) and file-based recording devices.

The HS-550 comes equipped with the DN-60 CF Card Recorder for file-based recording.

The HS-550 comes equipped with the DN-60 CF Card Recorder for file-based recording.

The HS-2000 is affectionately called a ‘Hand Carried Studio’. It is one of Datavideo’s flagship video mixers. Somewhere in the middle is the HS-550 (featuring 2 LCD screens) which has been beefed-up with some awesome features.

Here a Canon EOS 7D is connected via HDMI cable to the HS-2000 to test live feed qiality.

Here a Canon EOS 7D is connected via HDMI cable to the HS-2000 to test live feed qiality.

The HS-550 now boasts an internal VGA and DVI converter. This gives event producers the ability to integrate PowerPoint (or computer/laptop based presentations) with live video feeds. It also comes with intercom system for on-location communication with videographers.

The HS-2000 only accepts HD-SDI and DVI signals so a DAV-9 is used to convert the HDMI feed.

The HS-2000 only accepts HD-SDI and DVI signals so a DAV-9 is used to convert the HDMI feed.

Another neat feature is the addition of a Firewire 400 port and bay which a CF card recorder like the DN-60 can fit snugly. This addition lets producers record shows directly to CF cards instead of capturing to tapes (a slow and cumbersome workflow).

The settings to enable Canon EOS 7D output to Datavideo HS-2000 for broadcast.

The settings to enable Canon EOS 7D output to Datavideo HS-2000 for broadcast.

This has been a rewarding day spent mixing it with video mixers in the company of professional technicians at Graphics Vision Sdn Bhd.

For more info on the Datavideo HS-550 and be sure to check out the incredible HS-2000

If you are interested in Datavideo products, call GraphicsVision at 603 – 7727 1868