Datavideo SE-500 4-Channel Analog SD Video Switcher

Datavideo SE-500 4-Channel Analog SD Video Switcher

Datavideo SE-500 4-Channel Analog SD Video Switcher

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  • 4 Input, 2 Output Analog Switcher
  • NTSC Composite and S-Video Compatible
  • 4-Channel Analog Audio Mixer
  • Multiplexed Composite Preview Output
  • Picture-In-Picture
  • Built-In Effects and Transitions
  • RS-232 and MIDI Control
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System Type: NTSC


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Datavideo SE-500 overview

  • 1Description

Compact and lightweight, the Datavideo SE-500 4-Channel Analog SD Video Switcher features composite and S-Video inputs and outputs for switching live events at houses of worship, conventions, educational institutions, small studios, and other venues. The four inputs can accept composite signals via BNC connectors and S-Video via mini-DIN connectors. Two program output sections each have composite and S-Video options as well. For previewing all four video feeds, an onboard multiplexer sends all four outputs to a single monitor over a composite video feed. Using both the S-Video and composite outputs, a single high-quality component video stream can be sent to a compatible DVD or memory recorder. Digital sources can also be connected to the SE-500 using separately available converter boxes.

Up to four channels of audio can be input via one set of stereo RCA connectors and two unbalanced 1/4" jacks. Using the onboard faders and audio meters, the sound can be mixed and properly balanced to fit your program. Balanced audio sources will require a separately available impedance switching device in order to ensure proper operation.

Once set up, use the T-bar and illuminated selection buttons to switch and apply effects to your video signals. Some built-in transitions include dissolves, fades, and wipes. The SE-500 can also be controlled via RS-232 (DIN-15 connector) and MIDI. Essential effects such as picture-in-picture (PiP), color processing, and split-screen are also integrated into the SE-500. To keep things simple, all inputs are internally synced by a 4-channel 4:2:2 time base corrector (TBC), so no genlock or external syncing is required for achieving smooth transitions.

UPC: 672255001554
In the Box
Datavideo SE-500 4-Channel Analog SD Video Switcher
  • AC Adapter
  • S-Video Cable
  • 2 x BNC to RCA Connector
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Datavideo SE-500 specs

    Video System NTSC 525
    Inputs 4 x BNC composite video
    4 x 4-pin S-video
    1 x RCA unbalanced stereo audio
    2 x 1/4" / 0.6 cm microphone
    Outputs 3 x BNC composite video (1 output can be used as component when joined with Y/C via included breakout cable)
    1 x 4-pin S-video
    1 x RCA unbalanced stereo audio
    1 x Headphone
    1 x 15-pin tally
    Other Ports 1 x MIDI control
    1 x 9-pin RS-232 control
    Time Base Correction Full-frame, quad-channel synchronization, 4:2:2, 13.5 MHz
    Video Bandwidth Component: 5.2 MHz
    S-Video (Y/C): 5.0 MHz
    Composite: 4.5 MHz
    DG, DP ±3%, 3°
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Video >50 dB
    Audio >65 dB
    Audio Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±3 dB
    THD: <0.1%
    Power Input 12 VDC, 1.5 A (11 W)
    Dimensions 15.75 x 10.5 x 3.25" / 400 x 265 x 83 mm
    Weight 5.5 lb / 2.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.1 x 16.1 x 6.8"

    Datavideo SE-500 reviews

    SE-500 4-Channel Analog SD Video Switcher is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from REALLY GETS THE WORK DONE AND MORE... In my country St. Vincent & the Grenadines in the Caribbean, I use this mixer to send a live 4 input feed to two Big Screens with the BNC outputs and still also use the S-Video Output to send a feed to another company that streams the video live also. And for the Audio, it allows to output an audio channel to the main PA system whenever I'm required to do so for example a performer's intro Av presentation. Overall It's a great Av Mixer when you're just getting started on your own in the Business, Thanks DATAVIDEO & B&H, looking forward to purchasing more great products from you both.
    Date published: 2011-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little switcher! Have used it for 3 or 4 live events so far, and am absolutely impressed with this little guy! It may look like a toy, but it works, and it is seemless. Has some cheesy effects, but some very cool features as well - Quad monitor view through one output is AWESOME. Even better, when you switch from one source to another, the quad monitor shows you how the dissolve/switch is going to look, and then reverts back to quad view. Haven't had a chance to use the audio mixer yet, but it may come in handy in a pinch. Bottom line: Small, easy to use, good value for the money.
    Date published: 2009-06-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product at a Great Price This is a great product. We are using it at Church for up to 3 hours at the time with no issues so far. The color correction feature is a big plus when using multiple cameras or inputs. The built in multiviewer is great, I hooked it up to a 32 lcd tv and the picture is pretty decent and accurate color wise. We currently use 3 Cameras and a laptop on Channel 4, just plug in the s-video cable from the laptop to any of the inputs on the datavideo and you'll be ready to roll. We even use one of the 4 outputs to feed our internet streaming system and it works great. I don't personally use the integrated audio mixer but it is a good tool to monitor audio, especially on the road. You Can't find a better product for the money!
    Date published: 2010-07-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Neat and no frills I somehow found myself up to my eyes in SD work in the HD era and needed to do some multi-camera work. Although not my first choice for a switcher, it gets the job done. Switches cleanly and has stable frame syncs to do what we need. My only nit is that there is not an Auto-Take button but I believe one can be rigged up through its external interface. One more item, if you are using Marshall monitors, a straight VGA cable will display the red and green LEDs backwards so you will either need to buy the cable from DataVideo or make your own cable for the tally lights when using a non-Data Video monitor.
    Date published: 2009-07-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT Little Video Switcher! Very easy to use, right out of the box. In just a few button presses, you're switching like a pro! It's easy to get creative with the fades/wipes/clears/etc. It has limited settings for PIP, but otherwise works perfectly as advertised. I was very disappointed that it does NOT have Chromakey, (that's the only reason I knocked it down a star) but decided to keep it anyway - it's that good! The built-in audio mixer is perfect for small gigs - a GREAT space saver. Superb quality for SD broadcasts.
    Date published: 2010-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless I use it for a client who has a talk show. We record on location with 4 cameras in widescreen format. We output to a laptop, so the result can immediately go into post-prod. The switcher is flawless, and the quality of the image is great even though it uses the composite signal (SD) of our HD cams.
    Date published: 2010-07-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good budget mixer Used one of these to broadcast a political event over ustream and it worked flawlessly. I especially appreciated the 4-way split preview which reduced the number of monitors I needed to one. The unit has a hefty feel despite the plastic exterior, the T-bar is nice and solid, and the switching is flawless. BNC connectors are also a great touch (some BNC-RCA adapters are included). For the price you pay for this, you're really getting your money's worth. The unit handles 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios automatically, appearing to select the first standard encountered. It will not match the input aspect ratios, but use the first one encountered and stick with it. Not that you want to mix & match anyways, but sometimes you'll be forced to if you're incorporating input signal gear from others. If you're pulling canned video from another device and it's not the same aspect ratio as you're currently using, the output will be squeezed or expanded to match the current aspect ratio. Just be aware of this, and you'll be fine. The unit lacks luma and chroma key, and only outputs NTSC and S-Video which helps makes it so cheap. Really think about how you'll manage titling and logos if you plan on getting this. If you know you won't need chroma/luma, this is a compelling candidate for your hard-earned dollar. This basic unit seems so far to be a great value, and I'm glad I selected it.
    Date published: 2009-12-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and Effective. Perfect Solution. After reading other reviews, I decided to purchase this for our high school broadcasting team. Having no experience myself, I was concerned to spend this much of our small budget on this device. However, having used it now, it is significantly better than any cheaper alternative I sampled and is ridiculously easy to set up and use. Literally no learning curve at all. Our high school students had it set up and running with the monitor preview and a two camera with separate audio running perfectly on the first try in less than 5 minutes.
    Date published: 2013-09-13
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