FOR-A to Debut Live Video Switchers and a Video Server at InfoComm 2017

At the upcoming InfoComm 2017, FOR-A will showcase the integration between its range of video switchers with ClassX 2D/3D character generation and live motion graphics/playout software, along with FGP-400 Insight multi-channel video server and FA-505 multi-channel/multi-function signal processor. InfoComm runs from June 14-16 at the Orange Convention Center in Orlando.

The FOR-A/ClassX combination will be seen in the FOR-A booth (#2381) where ClassX’ graphics, 3D animation and video playout will be teamed up with FOR-A video switchers, including the HVS-2000 2 M/E switcher and the 1 M/E HVS-100 Express.

ClassX offers a complete solution with real-time 2D and 3D motion graphics and titling, SportsGraphics, SocialServer, MOS newsroom interface, clip playing automation, picture-in-picture and a multi-functional scripting facility.


Front and center in the FOR-A InfoComm booth will be the HVS-2000 switcher. With its easy-to-use control panel, the HVS-2000 offers 3 M/E capability, a 4K 3D DVE expansion card, and a 2SI software option. Offering the capabilities of a 7 M/E system, the HVS-2000 is ideal for a wide array of production environments and for 4K productions. The switcher offers MELite, which allows a traditional AUX bus to transform into a functional Mix Effects with cuts, mix, wipes, keys, and DVE including full preview.

First introduced at NAB in April, the HVS-100 Express video switcher is controlled via any tablet, handheld or laptop type device with a web browser as opposed to a ‘hard’ control panel. New at NAB are features such as additional multi-view layouts and audio to accompany transition graphics.

Any computer device with a web browser can control the HVS-100 Express. It accepts simultaneous SD and HD inputs and supports 3G and 4K production as well as HVS-100TB2 Thunderbolt 2 I/O expansion cards, which allow users to transfer video content with a single cable through computers and interface with other devices, such as character generators, virtual studios and/or file-based/IP products. The price tag of the HVS-100 Express was recently reduced to $7,900.

The FA-505 is a five-input, five-output signal processor that supports wide color gamut and high dynamic range matrices from ITU-R BT.709 to IT-R BT.2020 – making it an essential processing unit in 4K production. Other features include a dynamic range conversion function that allows SDR-to-HDR conversion, and the ability to store conversion algorithms internally.

FOR-A is here.