BVE 2015: FOR-A to launch new vision mixer and Broadcast Box four-channel server
At BVE 2015, FOR-A will present its latest vision mixer, the new HVS-2000, together with its new Broadcast Box (BB-404) four-channel server. Introduced at IBC 2014, the 2 M/E HVS-2000 vision mixer is the newest addition to the HVS switcher family.
A flexible unit allowing up to 40 SDI inputs and 22 outputs, the easy-to-use HVS-2000 includes powerful features unavailable in other switchers in its class. The unit runs on what has been dubbed a V6 HVS2K engine, ready for SD, HD, Full HD (3G) and 4K production.
The HVS-2000 has a number of groundbreaking features and technologies, including MELite, which transforms a traditional aux bus into a functional M/E with cut, mix, wipe and key control. The MELite feature provides the HVS-2000 with the production capabilities of a fully functional 6 M/E switcher. MELite is the building block for features such as upstream and downstream transition effects. Operators can deploy a MELite as a third M/E, transforming the switcher to a 3 M/E switcher with a 3 M/E panel. Users can also add a 1 M/E panel and allow a second operator to have the added power of a second fully functional switcher in another location, all from the V6 HVS2K engine.
The versatile HVS-2000 gives operators the power of 6 M/Es for multiple, independent, on-stage monitor display control. ONStage is a newly developed technology designed specifically for staging events, such as house of worship or corporate events where multiple image magnification displays are used, each with independent transitions. The HVS-2000 is the first switcher that allows operators to see mix, wipe, key and DVE changes with full preview control connected directly to the lever arm transition area.
Another feature that provides additional flexibility and customisation is FLEXaKEY. With FLEXaKEY, operators can tailor their production needs by adding and moving key and DVE layers to traditional M/E resources or to MELite resources. FLEXaKEY allows operators to select and multiply the layers and graphics they need, when they need them.
The switcher includes a four-channel media player capable of still image and clip store with memory back-up. Its panel memory system, P-MEM, includes simple panel snap shot recall or events, sequence and macro memory recalls. Within the HVS-2000 is a new FOR-A-developed menu system inspired from customer feedback around the world. Called Midas Touch, the menu system allows for easy configuration changes and full system control. The V6 HVS2K includes frame synchronizers on every input, including valuable frame grab for image capture on any input. Re-sizer for SD to HD migration is also included.
The HVS-2000 is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including OB truck, live event, television studio, house of worship and educational settings. The switcher is now shipping.