Making its NAB debut, the new MFR-6100 routing switcher was built to support 12G-SDI infrastructures.
The switcher provides single-cable transfer of 4K video for less complex cabling. It also includes multi-format I/O support, auto signal detection, and SNMP monitoring support. Add up to 16 I/O cards (nine channels per card) to configure a matrix up to 144x144.
Processing remains an important part of today’s multi-format broadcast environment. For-A offers frame rate converters such as the FRC-9100, which supports 3G, HD, and SD content, including upconversion and interlace-to-progressive conversion. The FRC-9100 can also support 12G-SDI and 4K content with optional software.
For more extensive processing, the FA-505 multi-channel signal processor features five inputs and outputs, with support for 4K and HDR. Both signal processors include frame synchronizers on each input. Gaining attention from premiere broadcasters requiring the highest quality image conversion technology at high profile events, a large number of FA-9600s will be used for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games.
For live event productions For-A is showing a variety of IP supporting kit. This includes the new MV-1640IP multi viewer which itself supports up to 16 IP inputs (SMPTE ST2110-10/20/30 and ST2022-7) in HD or four inputs in 4K. It also offers HDMI and SDI output options, with an intuitive layout manager and up to 16 window display.
At NAB, the company will also provide a technology demonstration of REMI, an IP-based remote integration system. The compact audio, video, and data transmission solution supports up to four SDI, 16-channel AES I/O, and optional storage for recording and playout. The company's IP roadmap also includes its HVS-6000/6000M 4K/HD HANABI video switcher, which allows IP interfaces to be mounted on all I/O slots and supports up to 80 inputs for future 8K production.
High frame rate cameras and image correctors for broadcasters, OB production trucks, and sports and live venue productions will also be demonstrated on the show floor. The FT-ONE-SS4K, for example, shoots up to 1000 fps in 4K, offers simultaneous record and playback with internal memory, and features independent live output. Plus, when equipped with a B4 lens, it shoots footage up to four times brighter than models with a PL lens.
Additionally, FOR-A will demonstrate efficient HD integration with third-party graphics, replay systems, and production servers, including partner products such as the ODYSSEY Insight video server, ClassX content creation and graphics playout solution, Variant Systems Group's Envivo Replay sports and live event replay solution, and InSync's frame synchronizer, frame rate converter, and up/down converters.
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