FOR-A demonstrates array of products at HD World

The range of product offerings included a video switcher, virtual studio and media management system.
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FOR-A demonstrated a wide range of products at the HD World Conference and Exposition. Products highlighted included a multiformat, portable video switcher, sensorless virtual studio system, media management systems and frame rate converter.

The HVS-300HS HD/SD portable video switcher features a frame-synchronizing and resizing engine on every input. This enables the use of existing SD equipment to mix various SD and HD signals. Other features included are a built-in, 16-split multiviewer, 2D and 3D DVE transitions, and more than 100 wipe patterns. All this in a compact switcher and 1RU main unit make it an ideal switcher for use in fly packs or remote production applications.

FOR-A VRCAM Sensor-less Virtual Studio System The VRCAM sensorless virtual studio system, a plug-in for the Brainstorm eStudio 3D real-time graphics software package, enables the creation of a virtual studio without any modifications to existing cameras, lenses, tripods or other parts of an established camera system. Studio operation is simplified because the VRCAM system requires no location data-detection sensors or complex calibrations typically required by a traditional virtual studio, when used with the MBP-12CK chroma key option found on FOR-A’s MBP-1244 video card.

MediaConcierge media management system helps broadcasters take full advantage of all business opportunities that exist for their media assets. It handles tasks such as media ingest and file format conversion, allowing each asset to be repurposed for delivery via a variety of outlets, including broadcast, the Internet and packaged media. For ingest, the MBP-100SX MXF clip server converts MXF files to baseband video and HD-SDI signals, and vice versa, in real time. The converter uses a new video card developed by FOR-A that supports XDCAM HD, DVCPRO HD and AVC-Intra tapeless media files.

The FRC-8000 multiformat frame-rate converter provides an easy, one-touch system. It automatically detects scene cuts and changes as well as 2:3 sequence pull-down between 1080/60i or 1080/59.94i and 1080/24p formats to realize optimal motion compensation and frame-rate conversion.