FOR-A to showcase range of multiformat SD/HD products at Government Video Expo 2006

FOR-A will showcase several new multiformat products designed for the government broadcasting, analysis and surveillance/CCTV markets at the Government Video & Technology Expo 2006. The event will be held Dec. 6-7 at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center.

The company will demonstrate its HANABI HVS-500HS HD/SD switcher; the VPS-700 GINGA 1 M/E digital switcher; the HANABI HVS-1000HS one mix/effect HD/SD switcher; the FA-9000 and FA-128 frame synchronizers; the MV-16S and MV-400 multiviewers; and the IVS-100 video stabilizer.

The HVS-500HS is an economical, compact and self-contained switcher that accepts HD and SD formats. The switcher is multiformat in HD for 1080/60i, 50i, 720/60p, 50p and 24p, and is configurable in either NTSC or PAL.

The HANABI HVS-1000HS switcher is a one mix/effect version of FOR-A’s two M/E HANABI HVS-3800HS HD/SD switcher, which supports 1080i, 24p and 720p, among other HD formats. Using real-time rendering, images can be mapped into 3-D shapes such as page turns and spheres, and full 3-D processing can create DVE effects.

The VPS-700 GINGA includes frame synchronization for every input, up to 16 SD inputs and outputs, six keyers, six chroma keyers and six channels of 3D DVE.

The FA-9000 frame synchronizer supports all formats, including HD, SD, analog, digital and audio. The FA-128 is a 14-bit internal processing frame synchronizer.

The MV-16S supports analog composite and SD-SDI mixed inputs. The viewer can be set to divide the screen in many ways, such as 4, 5+1, 8+1, 9, 12, 12+1 or 16 sections, enabling the combination of small and large images.

The MV-400 multiviewer composite input/output quad display unit monitors up to four channels of camera video with a single monitor. The MV-400 allows for both two and four split-screen modes, and up to four asynchronous composite signal (color, B/W) inputs.

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