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FOR-A To Debut Cost-Effective HD/SD Switcher at NAB 2006One M/E HVS-500HS HANABI newest member of FOR-A?s popular HANABI series (March 01, 2006)
FOR-A's HVS-500HS HANABI 1 M/E switcher
?The latest entry into the HANABI family is a self-contained, cost effective, HD/SD switcher with HDV/DV capability, perfect for small trucks, fly packs and beyond, said Hiro Tanoue, Sales Manager, Eastern Region and Central/South America, FOR-A. ?This switcher truly brings down the cost of HD/SD production from the field.
One of the major innovations of the HVS-500HS HANABI is its variety of input/output interfaces including HD/SD SDI, HD/SD Analog, VGA and HDV/DV. It is also able to connect to HDV cameras or PCs. The switcher is multi-format in HD for 1080/60i, 50i, 720/60p, and is switchable from NTSC to PAL. The standard switcher has four HD/SD SDI inputs, two PGM outputs and three AUX outputs. Optional input and output devices include additional four HD/SD-SDI inputs, four HD/SD analog with VGA inputs and one HDV/DV. A maximum of 13 inputs are available. Four asynchronous inputs can be supported when an optional frame synchronization card is added. One channel of up-conversion is also available as an option.
The switchers control panel layout is similar to the entire HANABI series in terms of its ease of operation. The main unit and control panel have a convenient, one-box design.. One DSK comes standard, and one keyer with edge and shadow effects is available as an option. The chromakey function works with both the keyer and DSK.
Additionally, the HVS-500HS has a picture-in picture feature as standard.
The HVS-500HS stores two still frames that can be applied as input. Operators can shift still pictures to and from a PC via a memory card. There is an Ethernet option that enables the user to connect to LAN to obtain and send still frames.
Process control is available to adjust the gain and off-set levels as standard. Frame synchronization is optional, and can be assigned to up to four inputs. A redundant DC power supply is also optional.
FOR-A will begin shipping the HVS-500HS to customers in July.
FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of audio and video systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-As product line, call 1-714-894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.
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