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FOR-A Plans New Multiformat Switcher

FOR-A, which makes video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, plans to preview its new HVS-4000 multiformat video switcher at next month's NAB Show in Las Vegas.

FOR-A HVS 4000

FOR-A HVS 4000

FOR-A, which makes video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, plans to preview its new HVS-4000 multiformat video switcher at next month's NAB Show in Las Vegas. Available in two mix/effects (M/E), 2.5 M/E, or three M/E models, the switcher is loaded with standard features to handle complex video productions and offers optional support for 3 Gbps and 3D production, company officials said.

"The new HVS-4000 was designed to handle a variety of production challenges," said Pedro Silvestre, sales director of FOR-A Corp. of America, in a statement. "With options that can support 1080p and 3D production, our switcher can easily grow with our customers as their production needs evolve."

The HVS-4000 comes with a control panel for the 2 M/E version and one for the 2.5 M/E and 3 M/E models. The 2 M/E switcher comes with either 16 or 24 buttons. The control panel for the 2.5 M/E and 3 M/E models enables direct access to preset content, including a macro bus and event recall button for each M/E. And the 2.5 and 3 M/E versions come with either 24 or 32-buttons.

With its panel operation, the HVS-4000 lets the operator switch between HD and SD signals and the various HD formats. With the optional up/down/cross converter card installed, the system can support mixed input from HD and SD devices. Supported HD formats include: 1080/59.94i, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/30PsF, 1080/29.97PsF, 1080/25PsF, 1080/24PsF, 1080/23.98PsF, 720/60p, 720/59.94p, and 720/50p. SD formats supported include: 525/60 and 625/50. Supported 3G formats include 1080/59.94p and 1080/50p.

With its optional stereo 3D function, the HVS-4000 can handle the left and right video from a stereo camera as a pair, allowing the operator to switch or invert video, add delays, and adjust parallax. The M/E count does not change even if used as a stereoscopic 3D switcher.

The HVS-4000 comes standard with four keyers for each M/E. Optionally, two keyers can be added to each M/E, enabling expansion of to up to 12 keyers on the 2 M/E model, 15 keyers on the 2.5 M/E model, and 18 keyers on the 3 M/E model.

Other features includes a standard 4/10/16-split multiviewers; macro functionality to record and playback operating procedures with the press of a button; integrated control of various external devices, such as a routing switcher or clip server; and an optional color corrector for inputs, bus line and AUX.

The HVS-4000 will be available this summer, according to FOR-A.

 


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