04.28.2009 11:03 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
FOR-A HVS-300HS production switcher debuts in the United States
FOR-A made the U.S. debut of its 1M/E, multiformat HVS-300HS HD/SD switcher at the NAB Show.
First introduced at IBC2008, the HVS-300HS features a compact 1RU main unit, making it well suited for use in flight packs, mobiles or small production facilities.
Standard resizing engines on all inputs of the HVS-300HS make it possible to mix SD and HD signals in a full HD production. Optional analog and DVI/WUXGA input modules enable the use of legacy SD equipment. Standard frame syncs, available on each input, eliminate the timing issues involved with mixed signal installations. Optional output modules each contain one channel of downconversion to feed existing SD systems.
The HVS-300HS supports 1080/60i, 59.94i, 50i, 24PsF, 23.98PsF, 720/60p, 59.94p, 50p, 525/60 (NTSC), and 625/50 (PAL). It also contains an internal 10-bit processor for broadcast-quality 4:2:2:4.