Barco Dual-Channel Seamless Video Switcher DSC-100


Easy to use, affordable video switcher perfect for local events/productions!


DSC-100 Features

The Barco DSC-100 is a dual-channel switcher with a true seamless switching design. Similarly, this design allows for effortless switching between different input sources and formats, while consistently maintaining superb scaling quality. Additionally, the DSC-100 is the most economical choice for users and is perfect for switching between video sources at smaller local events and productions. Also, its design allows for both intuitive and simple operating. Further, this makes the DSC-100 the ideal choice for seamless switching. Also, great for live events, parties, boardrooms, amphitheaters, hotel ballrooms, churches, stadiums, lounges, arenas, galleries, lecture halls and more!

Additional Specifications


  • True seamless switching
  • High quality scaling technology
  • 10-bit sampling and internal processing/scaling
  • Auto-acquire and auto-positioning
  • Up to three (3) LOGO stores/recall capability
  • Luma keying utilizing DVI
  • Low video delay


  • All resolutions from NTSC/PAL up to UXGA including all HD resolutions
  • DVI, analog computer and video, HD/SD SDI


  • All progressive resolutions from 480p up to UXGA including all HD resolutions
  • Full screen
  • Supports HDCP compatible projectors
  • Built-in test pattern simplifies projector alignment


  • Auto ranging power supply
  • Width: 19” Rack
  • Height: 2RU
  • Operating temperature range: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)

Front panel control

Display section
  • Four (4) line, 128×32 VFD Display
  • Menu navigation via rotary encoder knob, Select/Escape buttons
Inputs sectionTen buttons select the corresponding input source, or the stored LOGO image, to be placed on program after the TAKE button is pressed. There are three button states:

  • Off: The source is not currently on program
  • Blinking: The source has been selected and will be placed on program after the TAKE button is pressed
  • Yellow: The source is on program.
Effects section
  • FRZ: Instantly freezes the current image that is on program.
  • BLK: Cuts the program to black
  • KEY: The key source will transition to/from program, after the TAKE button is pressed
  • TAKE: Transitions the selected source or KEY at the pre-selected rate.
Six analog inputs via HD-15 VGA connectors
  • Supports YPbPr, RGBHV, S-video and composite
  • 10-bits/color sampling at maximum 170 MHz
  • True pixel mapping (1:1) for signal resolutions up to 1600×1200@60 Hz. Sources with higher pixel rates (1920x1080p@60, 1920×1200@60 and 2048x1080p@60) are also supported.
Two digital or analog inputs via DVI-I connectors
  • 8-bit digital input per DDWG 1.0 with HDCP support.
  • RGBHV data via analog pins of the DVI-I connector
  • The digital source will be processed if valid DVI signals are detected. The Analog source can be selected via the front panel menu.
Serial digital input (HD/SD SDI) via BNC connector
  • SD SDI per SMPTE 259M-C (NTSC/PAL resolution)
  • HD SDI per SMPTE 292M (HDTV)
  • Program output in digital format on the DVI-I connector and in analog format on the HD-15 connector.
  • Progressive resolutions at RGBHV
  • HDCP Encryption support for DVI signals
EthernetRJ-45 connector for 10/100Base-T Ethernet communications
Serial RS-232DB-9 connector for communicating with external serial devices

Additional information

Weight22 lbs
Dimensions14.25 x 17 x 3.5 in
Power Connector

Standard IEC, integral on/off switch


100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz


0-40 degrees C


0-95% non-condensing

Device Weight

7.5 lbs (3.40 kg)

Communications: Ethernet

RJ-45, 10/100 Mbps

Communications: Serial

DB-9 Female, DCE, 115k Baud

Video Input Connectors

(40) BNC

Router Input Channels


Video Bandwidth

350 MHz

Input Sync Signals

Sync-on-Video; Separate C or H, V



Video Inputs High-Resolution Computer Video

Supports conversion of RGB computer video with horizontal scan rates up to 100 KHz and resolutions up to 1600×1200. Brightness, Contrast, and Color Balance are also adjustable

Standard Video

Accepts Component (RGB or YUV), S-Video (Y/C), and Composite in both NTSC and PAL formats Adjustable Saturation for Component input and Hue and Saturation controls for S-Video and Composite


The unit automatically locks to a selected input using separate H and V syncs or a separate Composite sync © with levels of 0.3 to 4 Volts P-P or Sync on Video (G/Y)

Main Outputs

Two independently buffered outputs
(1) RGBHV with an HD-15
(1) RGBHV with five BNC connectors.

Preview Output

(1) RGBHV with an HD-15

User-selectable in the following formats

VGA (640×480) SVGA (800×600)
XGA (1024×768) SXGA(1280×1024)

Plasma formats including

1280×720 1280×768 1365×768 1365×1024


User selectable H/V or C with selectable polarities

Frame Rate

User selectable 50Hz, 59.94Hz, 60Hz and 75Hz. (75Hz is not available for SXGA, 1365×1024 1280×1024 II and 1280×960 resolutions. 60Hz is only available for 1280×768)


RGB 0.7 Volts P-P



Mixing and Transition Effects

The unit supports seamless switching between sources, including the following transition effects: cut, dissolve and wipes. Transition time and directions are fully programmable.

Source Selection

(9) Illuminated keys support selection of the eight source videos or black screen

Transition Effects

(3) Illuminated keys: wipe, dissolve, and cut

Program Keys

(5) Illuminated keys support generation, storage, recall and editing of preprogrammed control