DFS-900M (DFS900M)Discontinued

2D / 3D compact SD / HD video switcher


Affordable, Compact Multi-Format DME Switcher
Affordable compact DME switcher for live production

The DFS-900M is designed for live productions where there's no need – or no budget – for a large production switcher. Bursting with features in a small, ergonomic package, the DFS-900 makes it easy to interface with HD cameras and other studio equipment, with HD SDI available throughout. It is designed to work with a variety of input formats, including 3D signals.

SD / HD operation

Built-in resizers integrate HD and SD video feeds without external converters, and (with the optional DVI/Composite board) the DFS-900M can connect directly to computer and consumer sources


Native HD and SD operation
The DFS-900M works natively in HD for pristine quality productions but is equally at home with SD. It features a 1 or 1.5 ME control panel.
Dual multi-viewer outputs
DFS-900M includes two multi-viewer outputs production monitoring. This also means that fewer monitors are needed to monitor any production. It provides an overall cost reduction and makes it easier to set up and move.
Easily integrate SD and HD material
Built in up-converters make it easy to integrate SD and HD material without any need for external converters, a potentially significant cost saving.
Provides up to 6 channels of DVE
Up to 6 channels of powerful digital video effects, including non-linear transforms, are built-in to the DFS-900M.
Chromakey as standard on all keyers
Extensive keying including chromakey is standard on all keyers in the DFS-900M.
Option for up to 24 inputs / 12 outputs
The unit can be flexibly configured according to the user's needs and budgets. It is ideal for low-budget broadcast applications.
Option for DVI and composite inputs / outputs
Computer and consumer products with DVI or composite signals are easily connected to the DFS-900M.
3D operation
The DFS-900M, with the latest V2.0 software, also includes an easy 3D mode. By linking inputs and simultaneously mixing the PGM and aux bus 3D programmes can be produced as easily as a 2D production.


Power Requirements
100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption
400 W (when the maximum number of optional boards are installed)
Operating Temperature
5 °C to 40 °C
41 °F to 104 °F
Dimensions (W x H x D) *1
440 × 132 × 445 mm
17 3/8 × 5 1/4 × 17 5/8 inches
Approx. 17.3 kg (excluding optional products)
Approx. 38 lb 2 oz (excluding optional products)
Video Formats
1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/59.94p, 480/59.94i, 576/50i
Signal Processing
4:2:2:4 digital component
Video Input
BNC (x8), 800 mVp-p, 75 Ω
HD-SDI: 1.485 Gbps or 1.485/1.001 Gbps
SD-SDI: 270 Mbps
The frame synchronizer function is built in for all the inputs.
Reference Input
BNC (x2), 75, loop-through (An external 75-ohm terminator is required.)
BB: NTSC 0.429 Vp-p, PAL 0.45 Vp-p (Tri-level sync: ±0.3 Vp-p is available for HD mode.)
GPI Input
D-sub 25-pin, (female), 16 inputs
Video Output
BNC (x4), 800 mVp-p, 75 Ω
HD-SDI: 1.485 Gbps or 1.485/1.001 Gbps
SD-SDI: 270 Mbps
Reference Output
BNC (x1), 75 Ω
BB: NTSC 0.429 Vp-p, PAL 0.45 Vp-p (Tri-level sync: ±0.3 Vp-p is available for HD mode.)
D-sub 9-pin (x3), (female)
D-sub 9-pin, (female)
Tally/GPI Output
D-sub 37-pin, (female), 32 outputs
RJ-45 type
Supplied Accessories
Supplied Accessories
Control Cable *2  (1)
Operating Instructions (1)
Warranty (1)
*[1] The values for dimensions are approximate.
*[2] A shielded cross cable complied with IEEE 802.3 Ethernet 100BASE-TX standards, for connection between the Processor Unit and Control Panel.

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