10.19.2008 09:17 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
FOR-A introduces array of new products

For-A demonstrated a wide range of products at the HD World Conference and Exposition last week. Among the products showcased at HD World were the MV-1610 HS 16-input multiviewer, the MV-410HS quad multiviewer, the HVS-1500HS HANABI 1.5 M/E switcher and the FRC-7000 frame rate converter.

The MV-1610HS supports mixed input of HD-SDI, SD-SDI and analog composite signals. High-resolution video output using a DVI terminal is included as standard. Support is also provided for user-created patterns and video transfer over a LAN connection. The viewer can be set to divide the screen in many ways, enabling the combination of small and large images. It also includes a layout editor that allows the user to make any changes to split-screen patterns from a computer.

The MV-410HS is a four-input multiviewer that supports mixed input of HD-SDI, SD-SDI and analog composite signals and offers high-resolution video output using a DVI terminal. User-created patterns and video transfer are supported over a LAN connection. The MV-410HS includes a layout editor that enables the operator to change split-screen patterns from a computer and network video transfer function.

The HVS-1500HS switcher offers three types of control panels: 16-button, 24-button and rack-mountable 12-button versions. It comes equipped with a high-performance DVE capable of 3-D DVE effects. This 3-D DVE has polygonal-based effects where video is wrapped around 3-D shapes. The HVS-1500HS can also accommodate an optional two quad split-screen function. The HVS-1500HS also offers four still stores, with the option to add two more.

FOR-A also showcased its frame rate converter the FRC-7000. The FRC-7000 uses vector motion-compensation processing to analyze and determine the pixel movement in each image frame. Advanced scene cut detection automatically detects scene changes and turns off motion-compensation processing, so it does not affect the scenes before and after the frames being converted.

For more information, visit www.for-a.com.

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