Products for 12G-SDI 4K live production.
FOR-A Corporation of America says it has a suite of new products for deploying 12G-SDI 4K live production, including its HVS-1200 video switcher, MFR-1000 routing switcher, and the FA-9600 multi-purpose signal processor which provides optimal colour correction on large displays.
“Today, 12G-SDI single cable solution has become the standard for live concerts, sports, and corporate events,” said Satoshi Kanemura, president of FOR-A. “The rapid transformation to 4K for live events is being made possible by the availability of advanced 12G-SDI products designed with the flexibility to handle 3G-SDI and HD signals as well, upscaling them to provide a seamless experience for the audience. That’s why we’ve continued to expand our line of solutions to provide an easy upgrade path for live-event producers looking to further their use of 12G in the future.”
Large-screen projectors and videowalls for live events not only demand the quality, flexibility, and speed of 12G-SDI 4K transmission, but also benefit from a solution that’s lighter to transport and easier to set up.
Music Matters Productions, an Atlanta-based live event producer of concerts and corporate events, recently started using a 12G-SDI 4K workflow anchored by FOR-A gear.
“FOR-A has greatly simplified the transition from HD to 4K. The operation and workflow is so intuitive, it just feels right,” said Ken Sorrell, national account manager for Music Matters. He said the colour correction capability on the FOR-A signal processors, FA-9600 makes it easy for engineers to “paint” outputs so LED walls and projection displays look uniform when positioned close together, especially because of having “knobs” give artists more intuitive touch and feel of precise and detailed colour correction.
Lyon Video, an Ohio video broadcasting and mobile production company, recently purchased 42 FA-9600 signal processors and HDR software option. While the units will first be used for live broadcasts of NCAA college football games, the long-term plan is to incorporate them into a variety of other live productions as well.
Chad Snyder, president of Lyon Video, said, “FOR-A’s conversion quality is clearly superior to their competitors. Having these signal processors as part of our equipment package allows us to include the extra visual elements that viewers are accustomed to seeing, which gives our productions a consistent feel at the network level.”
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