CYPRESS, CA â€“ MVT Productions, based in Orange County, Calif., was pleasantly surprised to realize that the FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD portable digital video switcher they purchased early in 2010 is twice the switcher they originally thought. At a recent corporate function held at the Anaheim Marriott, MVT produced a live HD-SDI feed for I-MAG (image magnification) while simultaneously sending a separate signal to a hard drive for recording.
â€œWhile working on an annual summit event for a corporate client, we discovered that we have a dual output feature on the HVS-300HS switcher â€“ it splits the content to two locations,â€? said George Ayrouth, owner of MVT. â€œWhat is headed for the record side of the switcher is not necessarily going on the big screen at the live event. It saved us a lot of time, and it saved us from having to rent another switcher to transmit the I-MAG to the big screens.â€? The production company used two HVS-300HS switchers for the event. One switcher was used in each of two halls containing 500-600 people. MVT added the HVS-30PCIN input card from FOR-A, which provides a VGA input, and the HVS-30PCO output card, which provides a VGA output from the switcher. â€œWhat we projected on the screens was the VGA output from the switcher itself,â€? Ayrouth explained. â€œWith this card, a document like a PowerPoint presentation could be transmitted to the recording signal while the switcher was also transmitting the HD-SDI signal to I-MAG.â€? MVT uses its HVS-300HS switcher for live projections at different events on location, as well as TV programs shot in the MVT facility in Santa Ana, Calif. â€œWe shoot three four-camera shows all the time here,â€? said Ayrouth. â€œso we use the FOR-A switcher constantly for live acquisition. It makes life a lot easier, especially with the multi-viewer already built in. Also, we can take the switcher anywhere. In a few minutes, we can set it up and feed the signals to it very easily.â€? MVT has been in business in Orange County for the past 29 years and has been using FOR-A gear for the past 26 years. â€œWe are very pleased with this recent purchase and we are considering purchasing another FOR-A switcher very soon,â€? said Ayrouth. 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. For more information about FOR-Aâ€™s product line, call (714) 894-3311 or visit our web site at
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