FOR-A's Cost-Efficient, Feature-Packed HVS-2000 to Make U.S Debut at NABShow2015

FOR-A’s HVS-2000 video production switcher willmake its U.S. debut at NAB 2015. Firstintroduced at last year’s IBC Show, the HVS-2000 recently began shipping, andis the newest unit in FOR-A’s successful line of HANABI switchers. FOR-A will exhibit the switcher along with awide variety of its video production technology in Booth C5117 during NAB,which takes place April 13-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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With a design that incorporated significant customerfeedback, the HVS-2000 is suited to a variety of applications, including liveevent, television studio, OB truck, house of worship and educational settings.It can be used for SD, HD, 3G and 4K productions, and allows up to 48 inputs/18outputs or 40 inputs/22 outputs (optional).

“We’ve been looking forward to bringing the HVS-2000to America, and the NAB stage is the perfect place for us to do so,” said HiroTanoue, FOR-A America’s President. “The switcher includes many groundbreakingtechnologies that set it apart from other switchers in its class. FOR-A alwaysstrives to be best-in-class with each product we introduce, and we’re confidentthat our HVS-2000 is a game changer for video production.”

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One exclusive feature offered by the video switcher is MELite™,which allows a traditional AUX bus to transform into a functional Mix Effectswith cuts, mix, wipes, keys, and DVE including full preview. The MELite featureenables the HVS-2K engine to offer the production capabilities of a fullyfunctional 6 M/E switcher. MELite is the building block for more powerful, yeteasy-to-use features, such as upstream and downstream transition effects.Operators can deploy a MELite as a third M/E, transforming the switcher to a 3M/E switcher with a 3 M/E panel. Users can also add an additional 1 M/E controlpanel and allow a second operator to have the added power of a second fullyfunctional switcher in another location. The versatile, cost efficient HVS-2000gives operators the power of six Mix Effects for multiple, independent,on-stage monitor display control.

Another exclusive feature of FOR-A’s HVS-2000 isONStage™, which allows operators to have more power and creativity in theirvideo switching. ONStage is designed specifically for staging events, such ashouse of worship or corporate events where multiple image magnificationdisplays are used, each with independent transitions. The switcher mode allowsoperators to see mix, wipe, key and DVE changes with full preview controlconnected directly to the lever arm transition area.

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With its FLEXaKEY™, unique feature, HVS-2000 operatorscan tailor their production needs by adding, moving, and multiplying key andDVE layers to traditional M/E or MELite resources. The HVS-2000 includes afour-channel media player capable of still image and clip store with memoryback-up, along with its panel memory system P-MEM™, which includes simple panelsnap shot recall of events, sequence and macro memory recalls. The switcheralso features a new FOR-A-developed menu system called Midas Touch™, whichenables easy configuration changes and full system control.

The HVS-2000 includes frame synchronizers on everyinput, including valuable frame grab for image capture on any input. Re-sizerfor SD to HD migration is also included. The switcher offers a total of 12keyers, with up to 12 floating/assignable 2.5D and 3D DVE effects, and up to fourindependent user configurable multi-viewers are available with the switcher.

Offering a number of functions that make it uniqueto other switchers in its class, FOR-A’s new HVS-2000 unit is a cost effective andfeature-packed choice for a wide variety of video production applications.

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