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FOR-A HVS-4000 Production Switcher Makes U.S. Debut at NAB 2011

Multi-Format Switcher Available in 2 M/E, 2.5 M/E, and 3M/E Versions, Offers Options for 3D, 3 Gbps Production

FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will showcase its new HVS-4000 multi-format video switcher at the at the 2011 NAB Show, which runs April 11-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. (Booth C5219). Available in 2 M/E, 2.5 M/E or 3 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.


“The new HVS-4000 was designed to handle a variety of production challenges,” said Pedro Silvestre, Sales Director, FOR-A Corporation of America. “With options that can support 1080p* and 3D production, our switcher can easily grow with our customers as their production needs evolve. Customers can also easily upgrade to a 3 M/E model from a 2 M/E version.”

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 simple 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, 720/50p; SD formats supported: 525/60, 625/50. Supported 3G formats include: 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p (The HD/SD dedicated model and 3G/HD/SD support model come in separate cabinets, which is currently under development).

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. Eight keyers are standard on the 2 M/E model, 11 keyers are standard on the 2.5 M/E model, and 12 keyers are standard on the 3 M/E model. 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.


Additional Key Features

• Standard 4/10/16-split multi-viewer, second multiviewer can be added

• 2.5D DVEs and 3D DVEs can be added simultaneously. Up to six channels can be added to the 2.5D DVE. Up to eight channels can be added to the 3D DVE.

• Macro function to record and playback operating procedures with press of a button

• Integrated control of various external devices, such as: routing switcher, VTR, DDR, clip server and multi-viewer

• Optional color corrector can be added for inputs, bus line and AUX.

• DVEs can be applied to each bus for transitions.

• 2 DSKs can be added for AUX.

• Event memory capable of registering all types of parameter settings. Up to 1000 events can be registered.

The HVS-4000 will be available this summer.

About FOR-A

FOR-A Corporation of America is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction, and professional video markets.