The XS-62S is a six-channel video switcher with audio mixing and PTZ camera control capabilities for both permanent installs and on-site events. In a compact 1U rackmount unit, this powerful, integrated solution supports a wide range of applications, including presentations, performances, special events, corporate AV conferences, e-learning, and more.
This system update brings new AUX audio features introduced with the flagship V-160HD, including selectable dry, pre-fader, and post-fader AUX Bus settings, embedded audio to SDI, and expanded camera remote control compatibility.
Live Production Studio
Content creation is a challenge for many companies looking to more efficiently produce product presentations, town hall meetings, and trainings. The XS-62S makes it easy to create content with an all-in-one switching and audio mixing system that streamlines the production process.
The XS-62S is easy to operate from the front-panel interface or a computer using the XS-62S Remote Control Software (RCS) for macOS and Windows. Programmable presets allow one-touch recall of camera positions and angles, and the Auto Mixing function takes care of audio mixing in the background to allow the operator to focus on switching video. The XS-62S is the perfect size for installation in small spaces and is portable enough to be used in multiple areas of a corporate office or other facility.
Performance Venue / Church
XS-62S is the ideal solution for hotel meeting rooms and banquet halls, houses of worship, and live performance venues.
Matrix Mode makes it easy to send different content to two or three screen destinations from a single switcher, all while mixing program audio and controlling PTZ remote cameras.
PGM/PST Mode works as a traditional switcher complete with cross-dissolve switching and Aux bus delegation for sending different video to a secondary destination, such as a presenter’s confidence monitor or an additional presentation screen.
Performance venues will benefit greatly from the built-in Auto Mixing function. This automatically balances incoming audio sources—such as microphones from a discussion panel—making it easier for the operator. The XS-62S’s audio processing also includes advanced effects such as EQ, dynamics, and delay for mixing of vocal speech along with music and other audio that’s embedded in video sources. These effects provide improved sound quality for streaming applications, recording, and sound reinforcement.
Live Streaming and Video Conference
The XS-62S is also suitable for livestreaming* and web conferencing systems. Multiple PTZ cameras and computers can easily be operated by a small team or even a single person. PTZ camera control eliminates the need for individual camera operators, since everything can be controlled from the XS-62S while video is being switched by the same operator. And with the XS-62S’s audio capabilities, you can connect and mix four microphones along with audio from computers and other video sources.
The XS-62S video switcher can seamlessly switch six inputs, including 3G-SDI, HDMI, and analog (RGB, component, and composite) sources along with two still images stored in internal memory. Three video switching modes can be selected, allowing a wide range of applications from the XS-62S.
14 SDI inputs (with de-interlacer)
22 HDMI inputs (scaled)
3RGB/COMPONENT/COMPOSITE input (scaled) - shared with HDMI Input 6
42 SDI Outputs ‒ assignable to PGM, PVW, AUX
52 HDMI outputs ‒ assignable to PGM, PVW, AUX
61 HDMI Output (Multi-View/Scaler) – Multi-View or scaled output
8RS-232 ‒ remote control
9RS-422 ‒ PTZ control (VISCA)
10LAN ‒ remote control and Smart Tally
Professional User Interface
The XS-62S is designed for direct control and intuitive operation in any event. The professional broadcast-quality Cross Point buttons are backlit, and a brightness control is available for adjusting to bright daylight or dark performance spaces. A dedicated menu screen and audio volume knobs are easy to access from the front panel.
The XS-62S offers multiple switching modes for different applications.
PGM/PST Mode functions as a traditional video switcher, complete with video composition features for grouping multiple images on one screen. Create compositions by layering a title or graphic with DSK and insetting a PinP window. You can check compositions with the Preview output, and then send them live to the Program output with a press of the Take button. It’s also possible to output different video content from the PGM bus and PST bus at the same time.
Video switching and composition with cross-dissolve to the PGM bus is possible using Dissolve Mode. It’s easy to operate from the front panel, making it great for setups where the user directly operates the main unit in a meeting space or event. And like PGM/PST Mode, it’s possible to output different video content from the PGM bus and PST bus.
With Matrix Mode, you can send individual video input signals to different destinations on three buses. This is ideal for routing signals to multiple screens during events.
The PinP function provides traditional square and rectangle shapes, as well as circle, heart, and diamond shapes for unique effects. PinP cropping and split center adjustment is available, allowing you to tailor the composition for long, vertical smartphone screens and other sources. And with the DSK function, you can overlay titles, lyrics, logos, and more on top of composited video. Both luminance key (black/white) and chroma key (blue/green) functions are available.
The XS-62S can preview all six video inputs, two still images, PGM, and PVW to a single monitor via the Multi-View output. You can also display the menu with Multi-View, allowing you to make settings without changing your focus from the preview display. From Version 2.5, exchanging PGM/PVW windows and editing input label names is possible.
The XS-62S features an 18-channel audio mixer with four TRS inputs and an RCA stereo input, plus de-embedded stereo audio from the six video inputs. A built-in audio effects library added with Version 2.5 is packed with ready-to-go presets for common production scenarios including interviews, ambient sound recording, and wind noise elimination.
High-Quality Sound Processing
Each XS-62S audio channel offers powerful preamp functions and dynamics processing, including a high-pass filter, gate, compressor, three-band EQ, and delay. There’s also an audio-follows-video function, which automatically turns on an audio source when a specific video source is selected. A Solo bus was added with Version 2.0, and preamp/dynamics processing can be adjusted from the onscreen menu or accessed through the powerful RCS for Windows and macOS.
The Auto Mixing function ensures the correct mix for multiple panel participants at conferences by automatically adjusting levels across multiple audio sources, allowing the AV operator to focus on video switching. A channel-specific weighting assignment can be set, giving the moderator or priority audio channel a higher volume level.
Discrete Multi-Channel Audio Embedding
Embed up to eight analog audio inputs on separate channels on the SDI 1 and 2 outputs. Select from a variety of feeds—pre-effect (dry), post-effect and pre-fader (wet), or post-effect and post-fader (wet)—to meet your post-production needs after the live event. This feature is also useful for multi-language events, enabling you to record a voice-over or language translation on its own audio channel.