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FOR-A to Highlight Graphics/Animation Integration with Live Video Switchers, and Demo New Video Server, Signal Processing at InfoComm 2017

Cypress, CA – At the upcoming InfoComm 2017, FOR-A will showcase the integration between its range of video switchers with ClassX 2D/3D character generation and live motion graphics/playout software, along with FGP-400 Insight multi-channel video server and FA-505 multi-channel/multi-function signal processor. InfoComm runs from June 14-16 at the Orange Convention Center in Orlando.

The FOR-A/ClassX combination will be seen in the FOR-A booth (#2381) where ClassX’ graphics, 3D animation and video playout will be teamed up with FOR-A video switchers, including the HVS-2000 2 M/E switcher and the 1 M/E HVS-100 Express.

HVS-2000 video switcher

ClassX offers a complete solution with real-time 2D and 3D motion graphics and titling, SportsGraphics, SocialServer, MOS newsroom interface, clip playing automation, picture-in-picture and a multi-functional scripting facility.

“With ClassX, our FOR-A portfolio becomes a complete range of best-in-class solutions,” said Hiro Tanoue, President of FOR-A America.  “Adding ClassX to the FOR-A suite of live production switchers strengthens our graphics reach to end users in university, digital signage, live events, and sports production applications. We can’t wait to show off our new and cost-effective graphics creation tool to the InfoComm crowd.”

Front and center in the FOR-A InfoComm booth will be the HVS-2000 switcher. With its easy-to-use control panel, the HVS-2000 offers 3 M/E capability, a 4K 3D DVE expansion card, and a 2SI software option. Offering the capabilities of a 7 M/E system, the HVS-2000 is ideal for a wide array of production environments and for 4K productions. The switcher offers MELite™, which allows a traditional AUX bus to transform into a functional Mix Effects with cuts, mix, wipes, keys, and DVE including full preview.

First introduced at NAB in April, the HVS-100 Express video switcher is controlled via any tablet, handheld or laptop type device with a web browser as opposed to a ‘hard’ control panel. New at NAB are features such as additional multi-view layouts and audio to accompany transition graphics.

Any computer device with a web browser can control the HVS-100 Express. It accepts simultaneous SD and HD inputs and supports 3G and 4K production; as well as HVS-100TB2 Thunderbolt™ 2 I/O expansion cards, which allow users to transfer video content with a single cable through computers and interface with other devices, such as character generators, virtual studios and/or file-based/IP products. The price tag of the HVS-100 Express was recently reduced to $7,900.

HVS-100 Express

The FA-505 is a five-input, five-output signal processor that supports wide color gamut and high dynamic range matrices from ITU-R BT.709 to IT-R BT.2020 – making it an essential processing unit in 4K production. Other features include a dynamic range conversion function that allows SDR-to-HDR conversion, and the ability to store conversion algorithms internally.

FA-505 signal processor

About FOR-A

FOR-A, a worldwide, industry-leading manufacturer, offers a wide range of broadcast and production products with a focus on cutting-edge technologies, including: HD, 4K and IP products. FOR-A continues to offer future-ready, cost effective, advanced technology solutions. Products include: video switchers, routing switchers, multi-viewers, full 4K high-speed cameras, IP encoders/decoders, multi-channel signal processors, 8K/4K/HD test signal generators, color correctors, frame synchronizers, file-based products, character generators, video servers and much more.

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