FOR-A intros multi-matrix colour corrector

FOR-A Corporation of America, a manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, is unveiling the DCC-7000 — a new real-time, multi-matrix colour corrector — for live sports and postproduction applications. As the live HD/SD-SDI signal passes through the DCC-7000, this product performs real-time adjustment, enhancement, and colour correction of up to 12 separate colours and hues in the video.

The DCC-7000 brings FOR-A’s technical capabilities in colour correction to a new level.  While its predecessor, the DCC-70HS, was limited to the primary colours red-green-blue (RGB), the DCC-7000 offers 12-axis colour correction, which includes RGB, saturation, and hue. It supports HDTV and SDTV standards, with 10-bit, 4:2:2 digital signal processing.  Standards it supports include 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/24PsF, 1080/23.98PsF, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 525/60 (NTSC), and 625/50 (PAL).

“This is a whole new class of colour corrector from FOR-A,” said Pedro Silvestre, sales director, FOR-A America. “With the DCC-7000, live event producers now have an accurate way to adjust the colors and hues of live video from low-cost HD cameras that don’t have internal camera control units. These less expensive HD cameras are often placed on racetracks, goal posts, basketball nets, and other precarious locations to capture the action from exciting vantage points.

“The DCC-7000 can process these HD camera signals so that they match those of higher-end cameras.  This ensures that all cameras present the same true colours of logos, uniforms, signage, and other image branding—which is critical to sponsors,” Silvestre continued.  “And this colour correction gives the whole show a unified look.”

The DCC-7000 is a standalone unit, and it is available with the front panel control or with an external control panel for more accurate control.

“Considering its affordable price and real-time performance, it will also appeal to post production professionals as well as to those producing live television,” added Silvestre.

The DCC-7000 will be available for delivery next month.

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