FOR-A unveils new products at IBC20 September 2013
Broadcast technology provider FOR-A introduced several new products at last week’s IBC, including two new compact vision mixers and an update to its MINI M/E extension.
FOR-A’s HVS-XT HD/SD compact vision mixer series is designed for live events, news studios, OB vans and corporate production. The HVS-XT100 comprises a separate main unit and control panel, while the HVS-XT110 is an integrated single-unit design.
The two new mixers expand on the established HVS-300 vision mixer’s functions, including mixed HD/SD input, frame synchronisation, multi-viewer, re-sizing engines, multiple 2.5D DVEs, transition effects and an extremely high quality chroma key. Standard features also include two freely assignable keyers and two DSK channels that can be applied to Aux outputs.
The HVS-XT mixers include a built-in web server enabling adjustment of settings from a PC or a tablet device. The clip memory within the mixer’s two still stores supports complex moves, such as CG wipe. The mixer’s event memory stores up to 100 events and users can customise their control panel via dedicated user buttons. Macros are also included to allow more flexible and creative operation.
The HVS-XT100 offers eight HD/SD-SDI inputs, four outputs and one HDMI output, expandable to 14 inputs and six outputs, or 12 inputs and eight outputs that can be freely assigned. The HVS-XT110 is more compact and designed for use in small broadcasting vans and flypacks. The unit has 12 HD/SD-SDI inputs and six outputs, plus one HDMI that can be freely assigned.
FOR-A’s new MINI M/E extension, which is offered as a standard feature of the company’s HVS-390HS 2 M/E vision mixer, expands the mixer to deliver the capabilities of a virtual 6 M/E mixer. The MINI M/E extension enables the deployment of any aux-bus transition with cuts, mixes or wipes, and to display a keyer complete with DVE functions.
The MINI M/E can be independently controlled or operated from a master/slave configuration. It can also follow any bus on 1 or 2 M/Es, allowing easy one-man operation. MINI M/E can be expanded into a half M/E function, to configure the HVS-390HS as a 2.5 M/E mixer. The half M/E can be controlled remotely where a traditional P/P bus mixer is used with up to four DSKs.