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FOR-A HVS-500HS Switcher Records Live Events In HD For High End TV(June 07, 2007)
High End TV senior engineer, Adam Mills said they added the HVS-500HS to their arsenal of mobile production equipment because it was the most cost effective way for his company to meet demand for high definition production of live events: ?For the price, the FOR-A HVS-500HS switcher had the absolute best line up of features and benefits in a switcher that size.
Concert productions are in high demand in Nashville. Purchasing the HVS-500HS gave High End TV the multi-camera capability needed to meet that demand. High End TV engineers took the FOR-A switcher and built a full bandwidth HD flight pack around it. Now the company can readily accept jobs that call for HD multi-camera work. ?A client told us they needed to do an HD six camera shoot, but hiring a production truck was breaking their budget. We were able to accept the job and do it for a third of the cost, explained Mills. ?It turned out to be the biggest shoot wed ever done. Theres a lot of interest in town now that weve added the HVS-500HS. To be able to do a six camera shoot for what we charge is pretty remarkable.
The HVS-500HS is a self-contained switcher that accepts analog and digital HD and SD formats with no external conversion required. One of the switchers major innovations is its variety of input/output interfaces, including SD-SDI, HD-SDI, Analog Component SD and Analog Component HD. It can also connect to HDV cameras or PCs using component video break-out cables.
The HVS-500HS can be quickly installed and integrated. ?We took delivery one week before a major event, had the unit integrated and up and running in no time said Mills. ?FOR-A was very helpful with that part of it as well.
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-As product line, call (714) 894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.
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