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08.17.2009
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
FOR-A to show 3Gb/s-capable HVS-5000 switcher series at IBC

FOR-A will demonstrate its HVS-5000 switcher series during IBC2009. The HVS-5000 series supports the 3Gb/s signal standard. In addition to HD and SD signals, the switcher series supports 1080/60p, 1080/59.94p and 1080/50p.

The switcher line offers three new model choices: the HVS-5300A with 2 M/E, the HVS-5300 with 3 M/E and the HVS-5400 with 4 M/E. All switchers in the series are designed for both live and post production. All models come standard with a touch panel controller. Users can operate all switcher functions through this feature, including editing the still store and sequence timeline and making color-correction settings.

An optional up/down/converter card also supports mixed input from HD and SD signals. Supported HD formats include: 1080/60i, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/24p, 1080/24PsF, 1080/23.98p, 1080/23.98PsF, 720/60p, 720/59.94p and 720/50p. The HVS-5000 series also supports SD formats such as 525/60 and 625/50.

The switchers can be tailored to meet a variety of applications and can scale to fit an array of existing configurations. The HVS-5400 switcher accepts a maximum of 96 inputs and can supply up to a total 48 outputs. The HVS-5300 accepts a maximum of 96 inputs and 44 outputs. The HVS-5200 can accept up to 96 inputs and 40 outputs.

The HVS-5000 switcher includes a vast array of functions. Users can operate the four M/Es on the HVS-5400 separately through the independent control feature, in essence, transforming one switcher into four. Each switcher comes standard with four-channel keyers for each M/E. In addition, two common DSK are freely assignable any function, which can be upgraded to four channels.

A 2D DVE and chroma key for each keyer come as standard features. A high-quality chroma keyer can be added as an option. In addition to the standard keyer DVE, a 3D DVE can be added. The HVS-5000 series can have up to eight channels added.

See FOR-A at IBC2009 in Stands 2.A51 and 2.B59.



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