Sim Video Selects For-A HVS-3800HS Hanabi Switcher

September 14, 2007
Video production rental house Sim Video bought a Hanabi switcher from For-A for an HD/SD flight pack, the companies announced.

“We need a flight pack that ships easily from place to place,” said President and Founder Rob Sim. “The For-A HVS-1000 we currently use has proven itself extremely roadworthy, and we knew the HVS-3800 would be as well. During a live show, we need to handle numerous playback sources as well as a CG with all the titles. The HVS-3800 is well-suited to live productions.”

Its compact 4 RU frame makes it particularly ideal for mobile production, according to For-A. The switcher uses Arcnet communications to allow long cable runs between the main unit, operational unit and auxiliary remote controls. In standard configuration, the unit offers 16 inputs, 16 outputs, and six keyers, four of which have high-end chroma key capability. Optionally, users can configure the HVS-3800HS with up to 28 inputs and 23 outputs. It comes with four still stores, which can be loaded from the built-in Compact flash card reader and used as inputs.

The HVS-3800 supports all major formats and frame rates, including NTSC, PAL, HD 1080i 50/60/24p/ 23.98SF/25/30, and 720p 50/60.

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