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New switching and conversion from For-A

11 April 2012
New switching and conversion from For-A

The HVS-390HS (pictured) is the latest compact, cost-effective switcher from FOR-A. Available in 1 M/E and 2 M/E versions, it includes 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs and eight outputs (expandable to 24 inputs and 13 outputs), with frame synchronisers for all inputs. Built-in resizing engines on four inputs allow mixing HD, SD, and PC sources. Two chroma keyers and four keyers per M/E are standard. All keyers have 2D DVE and there are two 3D DVEs (for background and keyer) for each M/E. The switcher includes stores for 240 video frames and for up to 100 events. The new LTS-50 storage device archives media files to LTO-5 high-capacity tape, regardless of file format, via a network connection. Using LTFS (linear tape file system) it records video on tape as files and enables reading and writing files from PCs via FTP. It can provide data backup that does not require video I/O, and archives of nonlinear editing materials for reuse. Adding an external LTO drive, it can create originals and duplicates. Control can be via FOR-A’s LTR Browser software, and another optional proxy generator can automatically create proxy files and thumbnails when archiving MXF files. The new MV-1620HS supports mixed inputs of HD-SDI, SD-SDI and analogue composite video. The compact, cost-effective multi-viewer supports 16 inputs with embedded audio-level display to 16 channels per input and title display to 16 characters per input. The two clocks can display countdown and remaining time. MV-1620HS stores up to 16 layout patterns and PC software makes it easy to create screen layouts. Compact frame-rate conversion is now available as the new 1-RU, half-width FRC-30 or as the UFM-30FRC card for a UFM rack frame. These HD/SD converters offer the quality of motion-compensation conversion as well as linear. They support up/down/cross conversion of 1080i, 720p, NTSC, and PAL at a variety of frame rates for HD/SD-SDI and analogue composite signals. C5219


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