​FOR-A Debuts New Switcher

FOR-A has a new 3 M/E version of its HVS-2000 switcher making its 2016 NAB show debut.

The HVS-2000 switcher with 3 M/E capability includes a 4K 3D DVE expansion card, and a 2SI software option, which enables switching with less delay than SQD systems, it is claimed.

“Offering all the capabilities of a 7 M/E system, the HVS-2000 is ideal for a wide array of production environments and is well suited for 4K productions,” says FOR-A. “The switcher offers numerous unique 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. MELite is the building block for more powerful, yet easy-to-use features of the HVS-2000, such as upstream and downstream transition effects.”

Another function of the HVS-2000 is FLEXaKEY, which allows operators to add, move, and multiply key and DVE layers to traditional M/E or MELite resources. The switcher allows up to 48 inputs/18 outputs, and offers a 4K DVE expansion card that allows 3D DVEs in 4K mode. The unit is also a 2SI 3D DVE capable video switcher.

“The new version of the HVS-2000 is particularly useful for users who desire flexibility in their switching in a feature-packed, cost-efficient unit,” says the firm.

FOR-A will also showcase the new ability of its HVS-100/110 portable video switcher to accept HVS-100TB2 Thunderbolt 2 I/O expansion cards. This allows users to transfer video content with a single cable through computers and interface with other devices, such as character generators, virtual studios. One cable allows transmission of 4 HD or 1 4K (UHD) signal lines.

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