Engineering Service, Inc.
At NAB Show 2017, FOR-A will introduce the HVS-490 live HD/4K-UHD multiple effects production switcher. Held from April 22-27 this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center, FOR-A will exhibit in NAB booth C5117.
The new HVS-490 production switcher is designed for use in any live environment, including mobile shoots, events, and in-house corporate productions. Event memory and macro functions make it easy to set up quickly for live performances. And FOR-A’s MELite™ technology eliminates the need for multiple switchers in a multi-monitor staging scenario.
Thanks to its compact size, the HVS-490 is ideal for mobile production or live event venues where space is limited but production quality is critical. With integrated frame synchronizers and multi viewers, the HVS-490 reduces the amount of equipment required. Using multiple control panels, the system enables several operators to work on separate tasks.
Using optional input and output expansion cards, the HVS-490 supports 40 inputs/18 outputs, 36 inputs/20 outputs or 32 inputs/22 outputs, including two-channel HDMI outputs. In 4K, it allows 10 inputs/six outputs, nine inputs/six outputs or eight inputs/seven outputs. It also has 16 channels of 2.5 DVE as standard and can be optionally expanded to a maximum of 32 channels.
Building on the success of the HVS-2000 2 M/E switcher, the HVS-490 offers features such as MELite™ and FLEXaKEY™, which allows a traditional AUX bus to transform into a functional Mix Effects with cuts, mix, wipes, keys, and DVE including full preview. MELite extends the switcher’s 2 M/Es to 6 M/E performance. MELite is the building block for more easy-to-use features of the HVS-490, such as upstream and downstream transition effects.
The four FLEXaKEY™ keyers provided are designed for flexible reassignment. They create keys that can be freely assigned to M/E 1, M/E 2, or AUX buses (if there is a need for 4 keyers on an AUX, no problem), thus extending the switcher’s performance beyond that of conventional switchers. Up to 12 keyers can be combined. FLEXaKEY can also be applied to create a multi-monitor video wall with a single HVS-490.
HVS-490 has a frame synchronizer and a process amplifier at all inputs, and a resize engine (enlarged) is also installed within four video inputs. The switcher can input SD and HD resolution video simultaneously without external devices, such as up-converters. PC images can also be resized.
The HVS-490 has a built-in multi-viewer that supports three outputs as standard. Ten or more layout patterns can be selected for each output, including a 16-split view. By using the HDMI 2.0b output at 4K, a display of up to 48-split is possible with three outputs.
The HVS-490 includes an extensive feature set of audio functions. Users can bring AES audio directly into and out of the mixer, reducing the need for external embedders and de-embedders. Natural sound audio can be routed from one source as a master to other outputs, and an internal frame sync can be added without losing the embedded audio.
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