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?Warp Ahead with Real 3D - FOR-As Theme at Inter BEE

Company highlights true 3D capabilities in HD and SD (October 20, 2004)

HANABI HVS-1000HS (click for larger image)

HANABI HVS-1000HS (click for larger image)

Incorporating an overall theme of integrated products for real-time 3D graphics, FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will show a comprehensive line up of broadcast graphics, production switchers, frame synchronizers, color correctors, video image stabilizers and high-speed cameras at the upcoming Inter BEE 2004, starting November 17th, at the Nippon Convention Center (Makuhari Messe), in Chiba, Japan. Among the companys highlights will be the worlds first true, 3D DVE-capable HD/SD digital switcher.

?2005 will be a pivotal year for Japanese broadcasters, as everyone will be required to transmit terrestrial HD signals beginning next year. Now is the time for broadcasters to update their facilities to HD. This HD movement will propel more advanced content creation. FOR-As wide product range has long supported Japanese broadcasters, and they will further a quick and cost-effective transition to the worlds first true 3D. Were very enthusiastic about the creative possibilities our end-to-end range of technology provides, said Katsuaki Kiyohara, FOR-A Deputy Managing Director.

---Major Products---

HANABI Series of Digital Video Switchers
The true 3D DVE capabilities of the 1 M/E version of the HANABI switcher will be highlighted in the FOR-A booth. FOR-As HANABI digital switcher is capable of true 3D DVE moves in both HD and SD formats, marking the worlds first true 3D DVE in HD. The HANABI HVS-1000HS is HD/SD switchable with a DVE card pre-installed. Up to two optional DVE cards can be installed for increased flexibility. In the SD mode, this increases the capacity to two channels of DVE from each card, and in HD, an optional DVE card provides one additional channel of DVE.

The feature set of the HVS-1000HS has been greatly expanded since its introduction at Inter BEE 2003, including the addition of true 3D DVE and color correction capabilities. The HVS-3000H/S2M/E HANABI will also be shown with true 3D DVE and an enhanced feature set.

Virtual Studio Related Products
Jointly developed through a collaboration between FOR-A and partner company, Brainstorm Multimedia, based in Spain, digiStorm is a turnkey, on-air graphics solution powered by Brainstorms eStudio virtual studio software. Combining FOR-As hardware manufacturing expertise and virtual studio integration with Brainstorms eStudio software program has produced a powerful architecture flexible enough to support broadcast 3D graphics, virtual studio productions, presentations, and feature film pre-visualization.

FOR-A will also demonstrate its VRP-70HS HD/SD switchable virtual reality processor that functions as a high-quality, low-cost HD/SD switchable chroma keyer. It includes FOR-As in-depth understanding of virtual studio management based upon its development of routers, production switchers, color correctors, frame synchonizers, and chroma keyers for much easier system integration.

Character Generator
Furthering FOR-As strength in real-time 3D graphics is the companys 3D-VWS HD/SD character generator system. A highly intuitive workstation, the 3D-VWS has the greatest installed customer base in Japan. Its internal networking system simplifies integration of Brainstorms virtual studio software.

Modular Products
The top-of-the-line UFH-70FS HD/SD switchable frame synchronizer includes high-quality synchronization processing for SD and HD signals. It also offers eight channels of AES/EBU unbalanced audio, audio delay and (optional) color correction features.

The UFM-145DFS is a cost-effective Analog Composite to SD frame synchronizer. It supports serial digital component input/output for UF series chassis. It comes equipped with an analog composite input and enables A/D conversion for serial digital component output, as well as analog composite output for simple monitoring.

Additional UFH and UFM modular series products will also be displayed.

Also on Display
Other products within the FOR-A booth at Inter BEE 2004 include: the FA-128 and FA-395A frame synchronizers; DCC-70HS multi-format, multi-standard digital color corrector, and IVS-700HS image synchronizer and VFC-2000 variable frame rate camera.

About FOR-A
FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. The companys product line includes switchers, color correctors, frame synchronizers/time base correctors, virtual studio solutions, and multi viewers.

For more information about FOR-As product line, call +81-3-3446-3936 (Head office in Japan) or visit our web site at


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