Patent Number: 7,042,516

Title: Video signal switching apparatus and control method thereof

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a video signal switching apparatus having editing function to select an arbitrary video signal from plural video signals or carry out synthesis thereof, which allows an operation unit to be of modular configuration every respective functions to electrically connect adjacent modules of panel modules (22A to 22D) which serve as respective operation modules to each other by relay bases (23), (24) to carry out transmission of signals between both modules, and to allow connection between the panel modules (22A to 22D) and the relay bases (23), (24) to be connector connection to thereby have ability to freely change layout of the panel modules (22B to 22D) of division size in which 19 inches rack size is fundamental in accordance with fondness of operator.

Inventors: Moriya; Yoshinari (Tokyo, JP), Kouda; Atsushi (Kanagawa, JP), Matsushita; Harutoshi (Kanagawa, JP), Tsubota; Tetsuro (Kanagawa, JP), Inoue; Kenji (Kanagawa, JP), Nakasaka; Chikatomo (Shizuoka, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/268 (20060101); H04N 5/44 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018