FOR-A to Debut New Switchers

For-A will introduce several new SD/HD switchers at IBC2004 in Amsterdam.

On hand at the For-A booth will be the Hanabi HVS-1000HS, a multi bit-rate, multi-format switcher that allows broadcasters to transfer between SD and HD in real-time, featuring up to 16 video inputs, up to two DVE layers, chromakeying, compositing and editing functionality.

The Hanabi SD switcher is an on-air digital video switcher designed for live production use in either studio or OB environments.

Also featured will be the virtual studio digiWARP-EXII software, which allows users to create scenery made up of four object layers with a live blue screen image.

DigiStorm is virtual 3D software created by For-A and Brainstorm Multimedia, including eStudio, a virtual studio broadcast graphics program as well as new plug-ins.

For-A will showcase its range of time-base corrector and frame synchronizers, including the FA-145 and FA-395A.

The VFC-2000 and the high-resolution IHC-600 cameras will also be shown.

For-A will be in Booth 2.141 at IBC2004, Sept. 10-14. For more information, visit