For-A celebrates 50th anniversary with Gold sponsorship of SVG Europe

For-A’s FA-9600 multi-purpose signal processor installed in Lyon Video’s Lyon-15, a 53ft expando OB truck. Lyon Video recently purchased 10 FA-9600s

Founded in 1971, For-A, a manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast post-production and professional video markets, is celebrating its golden anniversary by renewing its SVG Europe Gold sponsorship.

For-A equipment has been in high demand throughout 2021, being used by broadcasters covering the Tokyo Olympic Games among other events.

“We’ve been fortunate that, despite the pandemic, we’ve stayed busy,” says Peter Hattan, general manager, For-A UK. “Major global media organisations deployed our integrated sports production package at the Summer Games, which included our FA-9600 multi-purpose signal processors, FRC-9100 SD/HD/3G/12 motion compensation frame rate converters and MCC-4K-A universal standards converters for their coverage.”

For-A has also been assisting Japanese television broadcasters with their 8K workflow for the past nine years and that continued in Tokyo this summer. 4K broadcasts from one public broadcaster utilised an extensive amount of FA-9600s as well as MFR-6100 12G-SDI routing switchers.

Designed to support live HDR broadcast production, the FA-9600 signal processor supports 3D LUT for advanced colour grading and Sony’s SR Live workflow. The unit also provides HDR and wide colour gamut support and conversion of multiple formats, including 12G, 4K, 1080p and HD/SD. With 12G-SDI or 6G-SDI compatibility across all inputs and outputs, the MFR-6100 supplies support to 4K 12G single link routing without incurring any CRC error.

On the decision to renew its sponsorship, Hattan adds: “For the past several years, Sports Video Group has played a big part in our company’s success in this dynamic industry, and we’re excited to extend our participation with SVG. Their conferences keep us up to date on the latest technology and business developments, and we’ve fostered long-standing relationships with many new friends during SVG networking events. We look forward to many more successful years collaborating with this wonderful team.”

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