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DX-2200 Dual-view 2×1 SDI Video Switcher supporting: PIP, PAP, Split-screen and Text/Graphics Overlay


Available on back-order


The Microtronix DX-2200-SW Dual-view 2×1 SDI Video Switcher is a high-quality professional grade, frame synchronous, seamless video switch supporting:

  • Glitch-free switching of non-synchronous video
  • Alpha blended Picture-in-Picture (PIP)
  • Picture-and-Picture (PAP): side-by-side and vertically stacked dual-display
  • Digital zoom and video scaling
  • Alpha blended wipe/video switching transitions,
  • Alpha blended text and logo/graphics overlay/OSD (in progressive video format only)
  • Drawing of straight lines and rectangles
  • On-screen Frame Counter display
  • Standby video switcher
  • Video resolutions up to 1920x1080p30
  • User control via switches and RS-232 Serial Control Port

The unit is designed as a seamless 2×1 SDI video switcher for professional camera display systems, video recording and high-end surveillance applications requiring glitch-free (frame synchronous) video switching and simultaneous (dual-view) display of the SDI inputs and the ability to insert alpha-blended text and graphic (overlay) onto live a SDI video stream. The graphic images are uploaded through the RS-232 serial port from a computer using a Java software uploader application.

Note: Embedded audio channels and vertical blanking information (VBI) data are not support in the DX-2200 Dual-view 2×1 SDI Switcher product.

Seamless, glitch-free Video Switching

Designed to operate with non-synchronous video sources, proprietary frame-synchronous video switching IP ensures seamless glitch-free video output whether: switching between inputs, swapping inputs for PIP display, or when switching modes of operation between PIP, PAP (dual display) or Split-Screen display. Switching occurs between frames for progressive video and between fields for interlaced video. The switcher supports most standard interlaced, progressive and progressive segmented frame (PsF) video formats.

User Control

The unit is controlled either manually using a toggle switch and a 4-position DIP switch or dynamically under the control of a computer via RS-232 Serial Control Port commands. The size and position of the PIP window is fully configurable via the Serial Control Port. Additional serial commands provide for: alpha blending of both video and text/graphics, multi-function switching transitions, dynamic text overlay (with colour, size and position control), drawing of straight lines/rectangles and digital zoom of the video inputs. The user also has the option to re-assign the use of the switches to support custom modes of operation.

Key Features

  • Seamless frame-synchronous glitch-free video switching between video inputs and across modes of operation
  • Dual-view PIP, PAP and split-screen display
  • Alpha blended PIP
  • 2×1 4.2.2 RGB SD/HD-SDI multi-function video switching
  • Modes of operation:
    • Full-screen 2×1 switcher
    • Picture-in-Picture (with alpha blending with size and position control)
    • Dual-display: side-by-side and vertically stacked Picture-and-Picture
    • Split-screen display
    • Alpha blended overlay full screen
    • Standby Switcher
  • Text and graphic inserter/overlay on-screen display (OSD):
    • Alpha blended text and graphic overlay (in progressive video format only)
    • Up to 48 independent Text/Graphic Fields
    • Text size, color, and position control
    • Configurable background color
  • Digital Zoom: 28 steps of 0.25 from 1x to 8x
  • On screen Frame Counter
  • Alpha blended wipe/video switching transitions
  • Auto detection of input video format including:
    • NTSC @ 59.94 fps
    • PAL @ 50 fps
    • 720p @ 25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
    • 1080i @ 25/29.97/30 fps
    • 1080p @ 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
    • 1080PsF @ 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
  • Auto Standby Switching: output switches to active input on signal loss
  • Two 75 Ω equalized HD-SDI inputs
  • One 75 Ω re-clocked HD-SDI 2×1 switcher output
  • One 75 Ω re-clocked HD-SDI loop output of SDI Input 1
  • User Control:
    • RS-232 Serial Control Port commands. (An optional Data Port is available for custom applications.)
    • User programmed toggle switch and DIP switch functions
  • Flash storage of user configuration for auto system recovery after power-off
  • Firmware update via RS-232 serial port
  • Power: regulated 12VDC @ 1.3A
  • Mechanical: 132mm x 109mm x 33mm (LxWxH)

Product Warranty

  • 1-year factory replacement policy


Application include:

  • Broadcast facilities
  • Professional video recording
  • High-end video surveillance
  • Multi-view systems
  • Embedded video switching/monitoring systems
  • Live SDI text and graphic/logo insertion (on screen display)

Note: Embedded audio channels and vertical blanking information (VBI) data are not supported in this version of the DX-2200 product.

Kit Contents

The DX-2200-SW-02 product contents includes:

  • DX-2200 – Dual-view 2×1 SDI Video Switcher
  • 120/240VAC – 12VDC/1.3A power adapter
  • USB 2.0 to DB9 RS-232 Serial Port Adapter Kit
  • Software Uploader Program (on CD)
  • User Manual (on CD)

Ordering Information

  • PN: DX-2200-SW-02; Dual-view 2×1 SDI Video Switcher


DX-2200-SW-02 User Manual v3-75


DX-2200-SW-02 Product Brochure