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Tristar Products, Inc. Selects FOR-A HANABI HVS-1000 Switcher

HVS-1000 Provides High-Quality Production Value And Flexibility Between SD And HD (April 05, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-4-5--Fairfield, New Jersey-based Tristar Products, Inc., a recognized leader in infomercial production, recently purchased FOR-As HVS-1000 HANABI switcher based upon its multi-format capability, price point and high-quality production value.


Tristar Products is home to several soundstages with HD multi-camera capabilities. The company uses the space to create infomercials for a host of celebrity-endorsed products, such as long-time fitness guru Jack LaLannes Power Juicer and former wrestling star, Terry ?Hulk Hogans Ultimate Grill. The HVS-1000 is located in a state-of-the-art digital control room, and the switcher can be routed to control any set within the facility.


The HVS-1000HS supports 1080i, 24p, 720p, and standard definition formats. This is an important feature for Tristar because they also produce outside projects on a for-hire basis. ?Theres only a short list of switchers that were capable of doing what we needed, explained Tristar Products Technical Director John Rybacki. ?But none fell anywhere near the price point that worked for us. FOR-As HVS-1000 gives us the best of both worlds: high quality, an unbeatable track record, and versatility to go between HD and SD as needed.


Tristar has successfully completed more than half a dozen projects since the installation of the HVS-1000. The response from Tristar customers has been overwhelmingly positive. ?This switcher works very well with our cameras and our set up. It helps us give our clients exactly what they want, said Rybacki.


Rybacki said when it came time to convert their facility to HD, the company gave careful consideration to the equipment selected. According to Rybacki, the reputation of FOR-A and the HVS-1000 fell in line with Tristars dedication to high standards. ?Not only were we dealing with a highly regarded manufacturer, but the HVS-1000 is a solid switcher with an established reputation, he explained.


Currently, Tristar has four HD cameras wired to the HVS-1000, with plans to upgrade the switcher in the works. The ability to add features as needed and ease of upgrade were selling points according to Rybacki.


The HVS-1000 comes standard with eight inputs, and can be configured for up to 16 inputs. Four still pictures can be stored in frame memory and the HVS-1000HS features five standard outputs (PGM x 2, PVW x 1, AUX x 1, Input Preview x 1).  It is optionally expandable to seven outputs. One channel of key is also standard. Up to three independent key layers and key edge/shadow generators are available. The two optional keys can be used for chroma key operations.


About FOR-A

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 1-714-894-3311 or visit our web site at

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