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FOR-A to highlight graphics and virtual studios at NAB2003

digiWarp-EX II includes expanded masking and chroma key capabilities.

FOR-A plans to show a new version of its digiWarp virtual studio system, a 24P version of its Hanabi two mix/effect digital switcher and the new IVS-500 video stabilizer with digital input and output at NAB2003. Other products making their NAB debut include the IVS-300 video stabilizer and the cost-efficient FA-115 and FA-125 time base corrector/frame synchronizers.

digiWarp-EX II is a new version of FOR-A’s digiWarp virtual studio system. The enhanced feature set includes expanded masking and chroma key capabilities.

FOR-A will also introduce and demonstrate a turnkey, data-driven graphics solution that provides real-time 2D and 3D CG graphics and animation for sports, weather, election coverage, financial data, mapping, statistics box and information graphic applications. It provides a central interface to newsroom computing systems for the management and distribution of media assets within a broadcast environment.

Designed for post-production houses, a version of Hanabi, a 24P progressive scan two mix/effect, dual SD/HD switcher with multiple channel DVE will be introduced. The Hanabi switcher is a compact 3RU unit well suited for OB vans and live applications.

The FA-115 time base corrector/frame synchronizer.

The IVS-500 video stabilizer with digital input and output will also be introduced. For broadcasters, the IVS-500 and IVS-300 stabilize shaking images from ENG shoots and footage from atop weather or surveillance cameras. This is a common production problem, especially when telephoto or zoom lenses are used. The stabilizers electronically correct movement up to 20 percent from a still picture down to the sub-pixel level for both recorded and live images. While unwanted movement is eliminated, both stabilizers preserve intentional pan/tilt camera movements.

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