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RPR Sports Buys FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD Portable Switcher and Two HVS-3800HS Switchers for Extreme Productions

In their arsenal, RPR Sports also has the FOR-A HVS-500HS HD/SD portable digital video switcher, along with two HVS-3800HS units

RPR Sports, a Los Angeles-based production company for corporate and network clients, built an HD studio from scratch on the beach this past August for the Huntington Beach (US Open of Surf) National Surf Competition. Central to the on-site studio were RPR’s recently purchased FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD portable video switcher and two HVS-3800HS HD/SD2M/E digital video switchers with DVE options. According to RPR Sports director of operations Robert Real, the all-in-one functionality and small footprint of the FOR-A switchers make them indispensable for extreme shooting environments such as this.

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“My company does a lot of productions in hazardous situations, often running off a generator,” said Real. “I use FOR-A switchers on location because they have a small footprint and are bulletproof. The HVS-300HS has a built-in multi-viewer ? along with other built-in components ?so we don’t need monitors and a lot of additional equipment in order to set up the control room/studio.”

Setup on location is simplified by the frame sync capability found on every input of the HVS-300HS. Real also relies on the switcher's HD inputs and multiple HD outputs as well as its expanded AUX outputs with the SDI output option that provide flexibility for feeding monitors or projectors, as well as providing an AUX output for a producer.

In their arsenal, RPR Sports also has the FOR-A HVS-500HS HD/SD portable digital video switcher, along with two HVS-300HS units and the HVS-3800HS.

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