Quebec broadcaster buys FOR-A switcher for news

Tele Inter-Rives, a broadcaster in Northern Quebec, has purchased FOR-A's Hanabi HVS-3800S 2 M/E HD production switcher for its live news broadcasts from station CFTF-TV in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec.

The HVS-3800S is an upgrade of its existing Hanabi HVS-3000S SD switcher used at sister stations CIMT and CKRT-TV, also in Riviere-du-Loup. The HVS-3800S can be easily upgraded to handle all HD formats.

The HVS-3800S features a polygon-based DVE. Up to two 3-D DVE cards can be installed on the HVS-3800S. One card can support two channels when working in the SD mode and one channel HD when the switcher is upgraded to full HD capability. Two cards provide up to two channels in HD and four channels in SD. A DVE channel can be assigned to any M/E or key layer.

Tele Inter-Rives' previous acquisition of FOR-A's HVS-3000S last year replaced a switcher that had been in operation since the early 1980s. The HVS-3000S was installed in CIMT/CKRT's production room and is used primarily for daily local news and public affair programs.

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