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IBC2005: For-A to Premiere Ginga Switcher for Europe

For-A plans to offer its first European demo of its one M/E digital switcher, the VPS-700 Ginga, for operators in live production and editing suites at IBC. Ginga, which means "galaxy" in Japanese, includes 2D DVE (digital video effects) for all inputs, up to 16 SD inputs and outputs, six keyers, six chroma keys and six channels of 2D or 3D DVE. The IBC is held in Amsterdam each September.

The VPS-700 offers optional 2D DVE in every input, delivering up to 32 DVE channels and total flexibility for multi-source productions. It supports the 525/60 and 625/50 SD formats and can be tapped for mobile production and in-studio broadcasting applications. It features 8 standard inputs, each of which has a frame synchronizer and still-store feature using the F/S freeze, and eight standard outputs, which can be increased by increments of between 4-16 primary inputs, 16 outputs and six key layers (four keyers and two DSK).

Also, For-A will show its Hanabi HVS-3800HS SD/HD multi-bit-rate switcher. It features the first polygon-based HD DVE available in the United States and supports all HD and SD formats.