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For-A to Launch HVS-2000 Production Switcher

Flexible and affordable

For-A HVS-2000 switcher

CYPRESS, Calif. — For-A recently announced the debut of its HVS-2000 video production switcher.

With a design that incorporated significant customer feedback, the HVS-2000 is suited to a variety of applications, including live event, television studio, OB truck, house of worship and educational settings. It can be used for SD, HD, 3G and 4K productions, and allows up to 48 inputs/18 outputs or 40 inputs/22 outputs (optional).

One exclusive feature offered by the video switcher is MELite, which allows a traditional Aux bus to transform into a functional Mix/Effects with cuts, mix, wipes, keys and DVE, including full preview. The MELite feature enables the HVS-2K engine to offer the production capabilities of a fully functional six-M/E switcher.

MELite is the building block for more powerful, yet easy-to-use features, such as upstream and downstream transition effects. Operators can deploy a MELite as a third M/E, transforming the switcher to a 3 M/E switcher with a 3 M/E panel. Users can also add an additional 1 M/E control panel and allow a second operator to have the added power of a second fully functional switcher in another location.

Another exclusive feature of For-A’s HVS-2000 is ONStage, which allows operators to have more power and creativity in their video switching. ONStage is designed specifically for staging events, such as house of worship or corporate events where multiple image magnification displays are used, each with independent transitions. The switcher mode allows operators to see mix, wipe, key and DVE changes with full preview control connected directly to the lever arm transition area.

With its FLEXaKEY feature, HVS-2000 operators can tailor their production needs by adding, moving, and multiplying key and DVE layers to traditional M/E or MELite resources. The HVS-2000 includes a four-channel media player capable of still image and clip store with memory back-up, along with its panel memory system P-Mem, which includes simple panel snapshot recall of events, sequence and macro memory recalls. The switcher also features a new For-A-developed menu system called Midas Touch, which enables easy configuration changes and full system control.

The HVS-2000 includes frame synchronizers on every input, including valuable frame grab for image capture on any input. Re-sizer for SD to HD migration is also included. The switcher offers a total of 12 keyers, with up to 12 floating/assignable 2.5D and 3D DVE effects, and up to four independent user configurable multiviewers are available with the switcher.