FOR-A Showcases New Video Switcher

A new video switcher, a decoding solution and multi-viewer are central to FOR-A’s attractions at trade show Infocomm. The HVS-2000 switcher recently began shipping for use in SD, HD, 3G and 4K productions. It allows up to 48 inputs/18 outputs or 40 inputs/22 outputs (optional).

The switcher offers special features, including MELite, which allows a traditional AUX bus to transform into a functional mix effects with cuts, mix, wipes, keys, and DVE including full preview. Another application designed to give operators more power in their switching during staging events is called ONStage. FLEXaKEY enables users to tailor their production needs by adding, moving, and multiplying key and DVE layers to traditional M/E or MELite resources.

Also showcased at InfoComm, which takes place June 17-19 in Orlando, will be FOR-A’s HVS-100 portable switcher. This unit includes mixed HD/SD input, frame synchronizing, a built-in Web server, clip memory feature, re-sizing engine, 2.5D wipe effects, DVE, Chroma keyer and DSK.


The FOR-A HVS-100 portable video switcher .

The FOR-A HVS-100 portable video switcher .

FOR-A will also show Fujitsu’s high-performance IP-920 encoding/decoding solution at InfoComm. The video transmission equipment uses MPEG-4 AVC technology encoding to perform realtime transmission of HDTV at low bit rates over DVB and broadband IT networks, and is capable of operating at less than 99ms back-to-back latency.

Rounding off its highlight, FOR-A is displaying a new multi-viewer. The s MV-1620HSA unit that accepts up to 16 channels of mixed 3G/HD/SD-SDI or analog composite signals for monitoring on up to two screens. It has 4K-input support, allowing users to cascade the multi-viewer with other units to display up to 64 sources at once.

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