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.
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.
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-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.
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.
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).
This has been a rewarding day spent mixing it with video mixers in the company of professional technicians at Graphics Vision Sdn Bhd.
If you are interested in Datavideo products, call GraphicsVision at 603 – 7727 1868