Audio/Visual Firm Emergency Production Purchases FOR-A HVS-100 Portable Video Switcher
“A number of things led us to purchasing the HVS-100 switcher,” explained Chris Hubbard, owner of Emergency Production. “First and foremost, the switcher has proven that it’s highly reliable. We were also impressed with the HVS-100’s ability to run multiple AUX controllers, operate native in both 1080p and 23.98PsF, which are client requested video format specifications, and its ability to assign ‘anything to anything’ with the outputs.”
The biggest project that Emergency Production has used FOR-A’s HVS-100 for thus far incorporated a five-camera chain running in 23.98PsF to achieve a film look, and was recorded on 14 decks with video fed to a presentation switcher for live image magnification. The event was simulcast live in three languages. Emergency Production found the HVS-100 AUX controllers running sub-switches to be an essential part of its video production.
Hubbard explained, “We’re extremely happy to have added this system into our inventory. After many demos and testing, in the end, purchasing the HVS-100 was a simple choice for us.”
Since its introduction into the market last year, FOR-A’s HVS-100/110 video switcher series has proven to be a popular fit for a wide range of applications. Boasting exceptional cost performance, the HVS-110 features an integrated main unit and control panel, while the HVS-100 switcher comes standard with a separate main unit and control panel. Both switchers offer diverse functions and features, including a frame synchronizer, multi-viewer capability, re-sizing engine, 2.5D wipe effects, dedicated bus buttons, AUX buttons, a fader controller, and DVE and keyer with chroma key. The HVS-100’s control panel design leverages the knowledge of expert operators, making it an ideal fit for Emergency Production’s production staff.
“We’ve relied on numerous FOR-A equipment in the past, and we’ve never had a negative experience. Plain and simple, FOR-A’s solutions are workhorses,” added Hubbard.