Casablanca Online specifies FOR-A pro video solutions
FOR-A Corporation of America has announced that Casablanca Online, a leading provider of satellite communications services in Sao Paulo, Brazil, recently purchased a number of its professional video solutions. A long time user of FOR-A technology, the order adds to Casablanca’s arsenal of FOR-A products and includes one HVS-390HS video switcher, three UFM-30FRC frame rate converters, and two MV-1620HS multi viewers, as well as one FA-1010 and five FA-9520 multi purpose signal processors.
“One of the key factors that led us to acquire new FOR-A equipment was our high level of satisfaction with our existing FOR-A units,” says Alexandre Minghini, marketing manager of Casablanca. “We’ve been happy with the quality, functionality, and support that we’ve gotten from FOR-A and its technology.”
Casablanca chose the MV-1620HS multi-viewer for use in each of its two new HD OB trucks, which were created to meet market demand for major productions of large sporting events. The MV-1620HS is a cost-effective multi viewer that supports mixed signals from HD-SDI, SD-SDI, or analogue composite sources for up to 16 channels.
FOR-A’s signal processors were purchased by Casablanca to provide signal transmission, conversion and back-haul of live broadcasts. The video services provider is taking advantage of the FA-9520’s additional functionality as a colour corrector, video optimiser, and up/down/cross/aspect converter to meet the demands of its customers, including Fox Sports Latin America. Casablanca specialises in covering live sports events both nationally and internationally.
“FOR-A provides market-leading solutions that are ideal for use in sports production,” said Minghini. “We’re happy to continue our partnership with them, and Casablanca is also looking forward to testing out new FOR-A equipment in the near future, including the FT-ONE 4K super slow motion camera.”