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SVG Summit: FOR-A showcased New Switcher, Instant Replay, Server and CG/Live Motion Software

At the upcoming SVG Summit, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A® will demonstrate its latest switcher, replay, graphics and multi-channel server technology, designed for the demands of live event, studio and sports production.

Overall, the company showcased its commitment to developing technologies that support both 12G-SDI/4K and 3G-SDI/HD resolution for sports and live event applications.

On display at FOR-A’s SVG Summit booth was: the new HVS-1200 4K/HD compatible switcher, the ClassX content creation and graphics playout solution, Variant Systems Group’s Envivo Replay sports and live event replay solution, and the ODYSSEY Insight multi-channel video server.

The new HANABI HVS-1200, first shown at IBC 2018, a compact 4K/HD compatible switcher was on display in the FOR-A SVG booth. This new switcher builds on the features of the HANABI HVS-490 video switchers and adds 12G-SDI support as standard. The switcher utilizes a single coaxial cable and is configurable as both a 12G-SDI/4K and as a 3G-SDI/HD switcher. In HD mode, the switcher accepts up to 40 inputs, and in 4K mode it accepts up to 10. In 4K mode, the switcher provides 2 ME performance (1 ME + 1 MELite), and in HD mode it’s a 6 ME (2 ME + 4 MELite) switcher vertually. The HVS-1200 is extremely portable with a 3RU chassis design, making it well suited for mobile production or events, specifically in 12G-SDI/4K.

FOR-A provided demonstrations of the ClassX (CG) content creation and graphics playout solution. ClassX is a dedicated broadcast solution for 2D/3D character generation, live motion and play out graphics with numerous layers available. Support for NDI is standard. ClassX is integrated with all of FOR-A’s HANABI production video switchers.  FOR-A is the exclusive distributor of ClassX in North, Central and South America.

FOR-A conducted live demonstrations of the latest FOR-A partnership with Variant Systems Group (VSG). Variant’s Envivo Replay is a complete replay solution packaged with an intuitive touch screen user interface that can be learned how to use in 20 minutes. Envivo Replay is being used by several major broadcasters and universities for slow motion replay applications. Integration with all of FOR-A’s HANABI production switchers comes standard.

Highlights of Replay included:

  • four or six iso-channel recording capabilities
  • simultaneous clip storage of multiple angles to clip bins
  • playlists for highlight playback
  • built-in branding capabilities
  • direct and instant publishing to social media platforms
  • supports 3x and 4x high-speed, super slow-motion cameras

FOR-A also showcased ODYSSEY’s Insight Production Server – a versatile four channel playout system designed for studio and OB Van environments. Offering a Web interface for control from any device with a web browser (no installation required), the multi-channel video server provides a wide range of supported wrappers and codecs for media contribution and video play out with time delay playback. Insight’s flexible event processor allows users to connect multiple devices and interact with FOR-A production video switchers, routing switchers, CG generators, GPIO-connected devices and other studio equipment to orchestrate event triggering for a seamless production.

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