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Acuity Large Production Switcher

Acuity is the top-of-the-line large production switcher designed to handle the world’s most challenging live events. This switcher has been built to easily adapt to evolving technology in the video production industry and is built with the biggest creative feature set – for the biggest productions.

Vast ME Resources

With a true layering engine and more keyers to add graphic elements, compositing complex scenes on a single ME are no problem.

Future-Ready with UHD & IP Capability

Built with the future in mind, Acuity addresses the latest video formats and transport methods, while enabling a gradual transition from your existing equipment.

Fully-Integrated Monitoring

A simple and flexible monitoring solution eliminates the need for external routing systems, signal distribution systems, computers, wiring, and system complexity.

Peak Switcher Flexibility

Acuity lets you do more with every single ME. Split each ME into two buses and make full use of ME resources with multiple configurable and keyable outputs per ME.

Customizable Design

Superior value is offered with upgradable frames that fit in smaller spaces, include an impressive array of standard features, and work with a variety of control panels.

Powerful Processing

Acuity frames can be outfitted with specialized I/O cards for total input and output processing power or hybrid SDI/IP connectivity.

Living Live Community!

The platform offers a place for live production professionals to come together to share their experiences, solve problems, find answers to questions and discuss best practices.
Acuity Overview Video

The Acuity Production Switcher combines limitless production power with aesthetic beauty and unprecedented connectivity.

Features

Powerful Production Engines

Two production engines implemented in 4RU and 8RU frames, enable Acuity to eliminate I/O limitations and add new levels of internal processing power and signal management capability. SD, HD, 3G and 4K production are all easy to achieve within these two processing engines. Learn more…

Output Transitions

The Acuity Production Switcher’s design brings independent mixing and keying capability to auxiliary bus outputs. Learn more…

Facility-Grade MultiViewers

With flexible ME/MultiViewer resources, and input MultiViewers on optional MultiProcessing input cards, Acuity can be the single monitoring hub for your entire facility. Benefit from huge reductions in wiring, external routing, and signal distribution systems – for a cost-effective monitoring workflow. Learn more…

MultiFeed Split MEs

Acuity’s MultiFeed technology allows each ME to be split into 2 MES, each with independent control. Learn more…

MultiFeed Configurable Outputs

MultiFeed provides the configurable output power you need for multiple feeds with different branding/captioning requirements or to drive on-stage displays – all from a single ME. Learn more…

Tremendous DVE Resources

Acuity delivers a new level of DVE resources in a single ME to create incredible composite “box shots”. Learn more…

Acuity Version V9.2 – Custom Control with Logic

Available for download now, the Acuity v9.2 software update enables operators to add conditional statements to Acuity’s Custom Controls.

Future-Proof

4K Production Switcher

Acuity handles 4K productions without requiring expensive upgrades. With the click of a button this switcher can be turned in to a fully-featured multi-ME 4K switcher.

Single-Link 12G Connectivity

Acuity offers hybrid solutions that simultaneously utilize 3G quad link and 12G SDI single-link connectivity to help you make the transition to a UHD facility.

AIMS-Compliant IP

AcuityIP delivers IP support for Acuity, the world’s most powerful production switcher, with AIMS-compliant IP options to interface to standards-based SMPTE ST 2110 and ST 2022-6 infrastructures.

Modular I/O Cards

Acuity engines are built with a modular input and output matrix, to easily swap in unique I/O cards that build upon the Acuity feature set. All these cards are compatible with each other on a single chassis and allow you to customize your Acuity switcher to serve as a hybrid-IP switcher, a signal-processing hub, or a 12G-capable UHD switcher.

12G MultiProcessing Module

The definitive choice for a 12G SDI single-link facility, the multiprocessing module provides several benefits during an HD-to-UHD migration:

  • 12G Connector on Every Fourth Input – Up to 15 (4RU) or 30 (8RU) 12G can be added to the Acuity engines.
  • Complete Video Processing on Every Input – Every connector in the input module has dedicated processing amplifiers and color correctors, guaranteeing a consistent look amongst sources and freeing up internal switcher resources.
  • Handles Any Signal, Format and Range – Every multiprocessing Input Module is built with frame synchronizers, format converters, SDR to HDR converters, Level B to Level A converters, and UHD Quad to 2SI converters.
  • Additional Monitoring on Every Card – Every input module is built with a 20 input MultiViewer that can be sent to any output in the system or be included in other video processor based MultiViewers.

Applications

This product can be used as part of the following
Smart Production Solutions:

Sports & Live Venue

Government

News

Corporate

Virtual Studio

House of Worship

Mobile

Education

Control Panels

Choose from one of 6 control panels, then match it to the chassis that best suits your application.
Acuity 4
Acuity 3
Acuity 3M
Acuity 2X
Acuity 2M
Acuity 1S
Carbonite Black 1
Carbonite Black 2

Acuity 4 Control Panels
Acuity 4 Acuity 4DD
• 40 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
• 4 Mix Effects Control Rows (Stripes)
• 40 Custom Control Macro Buttons with 48 Banks
• 38 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
• 4 Crosspoint Row Source selection buttons
• 4 Mix Effects Control Rows (Stripes)
• 37 Custom Control Macro Buttons with 48 Banks

Acuity 3 Control Panels
Acuity 3 Acuity 3DD
• 32 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
• 3 Mix Effects Control Rows (Stripes)
• 32 Custom Control Macro Buttons with 48 Banks
• 30 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
• 4 Crosspoint Row Source selection buttons
• 3 Mix Effects Control Rows (Stripes)
• 29 Custom Control Macro Buttons with 48 Banks

Acuity 3M Control Panels
Acuity 3M Acuity 3MDD
• 24 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
• 3 Mix Effects Control Rows (Stripes)
• 24 Custom Control Macro Buttons with 48 Banks
• 22 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
• 4 Crosspoint Row Source selection buttons
• 3 Mix Effect Control Rows (Stripes)
• 21 Custom Control Macro Buttons with 48 Banks

Acuity 2X Control Panels
Acuity 2X Acuity 2XDD
• 32 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
• 2 Mix Effects Control Rows (Stripes)
• 32 Custom Control Macro Buttons with 48 Banks
• 30 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
• 4 Crosspoint Row Source selection buttons
• 2 Mix Effects Control Rows (Stripes)
• 29 Custom Control Macro Buttons with 48 banks

Acuity 2M Control Panels
Acuity 2M Acuity 2MDD
• 24 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
• 2 Mix Effects Control Rows (Stripes)
• 24 Custom Control macro Buttons with 48 Banks
• 22 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
• 4 Crosspoint Row Source selection buttons
• 2 Mix Effects Control Rows (Stripes)
• 21 Custom Control Macro Buttons with 48 Banks

Acuity 1S Control Panels
Acuity 1S Acuity 1SDD
• 24 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
• 1 Mix Effects Control Row (Stripe)
• 24 Custom Control macro Buttons with 48 Banks
• 22 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
• 4 Crosspoint Row Source selection buttons
• 1 Mix Effects Control Row (Stripe)
• 21 Custom Control Macro Buttons with 48 Banks

Carbonite Black 1 Panel

A great choice for a lower-cost secondary or satellite panel. The CB1 is also perfect as a primary panel in OverDrive Automated Production Control installs:
• 16 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
• 1 Mix Effects Control Row (Stripe)
• 64 Custom Control Macro Buttons with Split Row Mnemonics

Carbonite Black 2 Panel

A great choice for a lower-cost secondary or satellite panel. The CB1 is also perfect as a primary panel in OverDrive Automated Production Control installs:
• 16 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
• 2 Mix Effects Control Row (Stripe)
• 64 Custom Control Macro Buttons with Split Row Mnemonics

Custom Control with Logic

Acuity v9.2

Available for download now, the Acuity v9.2 software update enables operators to add conditional statements to Acuity’s Custom Controls.

If This, Do That

In computer science, depending on whether a programmer-specified condition evaluates to true or false, different actions are performed.

This powerful logic capability is now part of Custom Controls, powering productions like never before!

Conditions

Create a variety of conditional statements, with the ability to select operators such as == (equal-to) and != (not-equal-to) and compare against different data types.

Conditional statements can be nested. After the first statement, additional conditional statements can be inserted to perform further checks.

Examples of conditional statements:

If UserVariableX > 10

User Variable: User-created variable that holds a numerical value.

This numerical value can be edited and modified by other Custom Controls.

If Cam1 == ME1 PGM

XPT Status: Check the source currently on a bus.

If ME1 Key 1 == ACTIVE

Key State: Check if a keyer is ACTIVE or INACTIVE.

If ME1 PGM != ON AIR

Bus On-Air State: Check if a bus is ON PVW, ON AIR, BOTH (ON PVW and ON AIR) or NONE.

Actions

The full range of Acuity’s Custom Controls can be applied as actions, from recalling memories to sending commands to external devices.

Focus on the Production, not Operation

With the addition of logic to Custom Controls, complex operations are greatly simplified for Acuity operators. This increases production consistency and allows operators to have better focus on the production.

DoubleDown Efficiency

Acuity DoubleDown panels are a premium option that doubles the number of key/aux bus assignment buttons for every ME row. This greatly accelerates the operation of large I/O systems in fast-paced productions, where shift functions to access mapped sources are undesirable.

Specifications

FEATURES Acuity 4RU Acuity 8RU
Multi-Definition Inputs Up to 60 Up to 120
Multi-Definition Outputs Up to 40 Up to 60
Mix Effect Buses (MEs) Up to 6.5 Up to 8

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A place for online self-directed learning of the Acuity Production Switcher.
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Downloads

Brochure

Brochure
Acuity Brochure Download

Cut Sheets

Cut Sheets
IP Solution Download
UHD Production Download
12G MultiProcessing Input Board Download

Configuration Guide

Configuration Guide
Acuity Configuration Guide Download
Acuity UHD Configuration Guide Download

Manuals

Manuals
Acuity Operation Manual Download
Acuity Setup Manual Download
Acuity Frame Specifications Download

Installation Guides

Installation Guides
3D DVE Installation Download
3G Video Processor Installation Download
Aux Control Panel Mounting Download
Aux Power Module Installation Download
Control Panel Module Installation Download
Evertz IP Board Installation Download
Extended Tallies Installation Download
Frame Board Installation Download
Frame HDD Replacement Download
Frame PSU Fan Replacement Download
In-Desk Mounting Download
Panel CompactFlash Replacement Download
Panel Row Addition Download
OSD Remote Download
SideBox Installation Download
Touchscreen Replacement Download

Application Notes

Application Notes
Acuity 4K-UHD Production Download
Router Mnemonics Download

Dimensions

Dimensions
CAD Drawings (PDF) Download
CAD Drawings (AutoCAD) Download

Device Setup

Device Setup
Acuity Device Setup View

Software Updates

Software Updates
Acuity Software Updates Download

Release Notes

Release Notes
Acuity Release Notes Download

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