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Acuity Large Production Switcher

Acuity is the top-of-the-line large production switcher designed to handle 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.

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…

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.

ASPEN IP Card

Acuity IP input and output cards introduce IP streams to the Acuity switcher, while offering all the SDI I/O that the standard Acuity card provides:

  • Select between SDI or IP – With ASPEN IP cards, you don’t need to choose between SDI or IP. This card provides IP connectivity in addition to the standard SDI count of a standard input card
  • Migrate from SDI to IP on a Single Board – The SDI and IP sources are feely available in the switcher. Sources feed simultaneously to IP encapsulation and SDI hardware

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




40 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
4 Mix Effects Control Rows (Stripes)
40 Custom Control Macro Buttons with 48 Banks




32 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
3 Mix Effects Control Rows (Stripes)
32 Custom Control Macro Buttons with 48 Banks




24 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
3 Mix Effects Control Rows (Stripes)
24 Custom Control Macro Buttons with 48 Banks




32 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
2 Mix Effects Control Rows (Stripes)
32 Custom Control Macro Buttons with 48 Banks




24 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
2 Mix Effects Control Rows (Stripes)
24 Custom Control Macro Buttons with 48 Banks




24 Crosspoint Buttons on Panel with Mnemonics
1 Mix Effects Control Row (Stripe)
24 Custom Control Macro Buttons with 48 Banks

Applications

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

Sports & Live Events

Government

News

Corporate

Virtual Studio

House of Worship

Mobile

Education

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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User Stories

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    Sun Chun Xiao
    Esports Production Director at VSPN
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    David Desrochers
    VP Engineering at NESN

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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

Manuals

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Installation Guides

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Application Notes

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Device Setup

Device Setup
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Software Updates

Software Updates
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