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Tristar Products adds HANABI switcher
Infomercial production house Tristar Products in Fairfield, NJ, recently added FOR-A’s HVS-1000 HANABI switcher.
Tristar Products is home to several soundstages with HD multicamera capabilities. The company uses the space to create infomercials for a host of celebrity-endorsed products, such as long-time fitness guru Jack LaLanne’s Power Juicer and former wrestling star Terry “Hulk” Hogan’s Ultimate Grill. The HVS-1000 is located in a digital control room, and can be routed to control any set within the facility.
The HVS-1000HS supports 1080i, 24p, 720p and SD formats, which is an important feature for Tristar because it also produces outside projects.
Tristar has completed more than half a dozen projects since the installation of the HVS-1000. Currently, the company has four HD cameras wired to the HVS-1000.
The HVS-1000 comes with eight inputs and can be configured for up to 16 inputs. Four still pictures can be stored in frame memory. It also has five standard outputs, including PGM x 2, PVW x 1, AUX x 1 and Input Preview x 1.
For more information, visit www.for-a.com.