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FOR-A Debuts HANABI HVS-3800HS Multi-Bit-Rate SwitcherFirst polygon-based HD DVE in the U.S with two built-in DVE channels and more (March 31, 2005)
FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, continues to expand its popular HANABI switcher series with the introduction of the groundbreaking SD/HD switchable, multi-bit rate HANABI HVS-3800HS. To be introduced at the upcoming NAB 2005 convention, the HVS-3800HS is a multi-bit-rate combination of FOR-As well-known HANABI HVS-3000S standard definition and HVS-3000H high definition 2 M/E switchers. The HVS-3800HS features the first polygon-based HD DVE available in the U.S. and supports all major standard and high definition formats, including 1080i, 24p, 23.98SF, and 720p, among others.
Up to two 3D DVE cards can be installed on the HVS-3800HS. One card can support two channels when working in the SD mode and one channel when working in HD. Two cards provide up to two channels in HD and four channels in SD. A DVE channel can be assigned to any M/E or key layer. For the first time in the U.S., operators have the option to install a new DVE, the first polygon-based DVE in HD, on the HVS-3800HS. Chroma key operation is supported as standard, with one chroma key operation per M/E, for a total of two chroma keyers. The HVS-3800HS also features two independent key edge/shadow generators and six key channels?two key layers and one DSK per M/E.
The HVS-3800HS is designed for both television and film production applications. Its compact 4RU frame size makes it particularly ideal for mobile production. The new switcher can configure up to five main units or control panels, making it easy for users to set up productions from multiple locations. It has 16 standard inputs and 16 standard outputs. As an option, users can configure the HVS-3800HS with up to 28 inputs. It comes with four still stores, which can be loaded from the built-in Compact flash card reader and used as inputs simultaneously. It will also be equipped with optional color correction features, which can be applied to the bus inputs and key layers.
?The HVS-3800HS is truly future-proof, says Hiro Tanoue, Sales Manager/Eastern Region and Central/South America, FOR-A. ?It can be used in a current SDI operation and switched over to high definition when the time is right, without having to buy a new switcher. Another great feature of the HVS-3800HS is its ease of operation. It takes a minimum number of button-punches to complete an operation, and you can program it to automatically operate the transition patterns you use most often.
The HVS-3800HS will begin shipping this summer.
FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets.
For more information about FOR-As product line, call (714) 894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.
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