Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
FOR-A technology onboard TV2GO’s new SNG truck
TV2GO, an international satellite transmission and video production company, has built a 31ft uplink mobile truck that features a compact HD/SD switcher and HD/SD quad multiviewer from FOR-A.
The company's decision to go with the MV-410HS was based on its experience with a FOR-A MV-1610HS HD/SD multidisplay processor in its studio. The TV2GO teleport studio is built around an HVS-500HS switcher and includes two FRC-7000 frame rate converters, two FA-9100 HD/SD frame synchronizers.
On the back wall of the new truck, TV2GO installed a 46in LCD screen that serves as the display for the multiviewer. When an engineer is initially setting up the truck, he uses the auto-sensing feature of the quad split.
The MV-410HS is a four-channel multiviewer that supports mixed input of HD-SDI, SD-SDI and analog composite signals. It offers high-resolution video output using a DVI terminal and supports user-created patterns and video transfer over a LAN. The HVS-300HS multiformat 1 M/E switcher features a compact 1RU main unit, making it an ideal solution for mobile applications.