​FOR-A Debuts Software Controlled Switcher

FOR-A introduce the HVS-100 Express, presented as a low-cost switcher with browser controls instead of a hard panel.

“This is something many of our customers have been asking for,” said Hiro Tanoue, President, FOR-A Corporation of America of the $7,900 HVS-100 Express unit. “A switcher with all the bells and whistles and clear upgrade path that our other switchers offer but at a much lower price point. We’re able to do that with a software-controlled version of our HVS-100 video switcher, and we’re very excited to show it off to our customers at NAB this year.”

Any computer device with a web browser can control the appliance. Offered with a superior processing frame, the HVS-100 Express accepts simultaneous SD and HD inputs and supports 3G and 4K production.

The HVS-100 Express includes: frame synchronization on all inputs; four full function keyers, each with full function DVE; a built-in multi-viewer with 20 display layouts, a re-sizing engine, 2.5D wipe effects, embedded audio, and a chroma keyer. It has a clip memory feature within the still store that supports playback of video or animations.

It accepts HVS-100TB2 Thunderbolt 2 I/O expansion cards, which allows users to transfer video content with a single cable through computers and interface with other devices, such as character generators, virtual studios and/or file-based/IP products. One cable allows transmission of 4 HD signal lines. 

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