FOR-A Corporation Will Debut Entire Live Production Ecosystem at InfoComm 2023

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FOR-A Corporation will debut a complete live production ecosystem at InfoComm 2023. FOR-A’s solution includes Alfalite Litepix screens, the FA-9600 multipurpose signal processor with HDR and wide color gamut support, the EZtrack camera tracking system, ClassX graphics and XR technology, and its own new, NDI-compatible HVS-190 video switcher.

Alfalite brings its LED panels to InfoComm for the first time. The Alfalite Litepix 1.9mm pixel displays are integrated with the company’s ORIM (Optical Injection Resin Module) technology, which offers viewers a 175-degree viewing angle. ORIM technology also contributes to the durability of the panels.

With support for HDR and wide color gamut, FOR-A’s FA-9600 signal processor provides optimal color correction on large displays, such as Alfalite’s Litepix. Its broadcast-style operation, with everything included on the front panel for input source monitoring, means no PC is required. And it enables engineers to “paint” outputs, so LED walls and projection displays appear uniform when positioned close together. Physical “knobs” provide a more intuitive touch and feel of precise and detailed color correction. It’s an ideal standalone solution for live events and production.

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FOR-A includes the EZtrack camera tracking system from oARo Studio. The EZtrack system features a small Hub unit to which users can interface multiple sensor configurations, from LED infrared sources to Mocap cameras and PTZ/mechanical heads. The sensor, placed on the top of each camera, is used as a reference to calculate the geometry. This allows for practically instant set-up with no need for long installation times. The EZTrack system communicates with the ClassX XR system, Elitium, enabling a fast, stable, and cost-effective way to set up virtual studios and augmented/mixed reality. The solution is ideal for green screen studios and can also be used with LED walls.

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Shipping this month, the new, NDI-compatible HVS-190 fills out the live production ecosystem for FOR-A. The HVS-190 supports high-bandwidth NDI and NDI|HX input and output and marks the expansion of the popular HVS switcher series. It is a one M/E version of FOR-A’s flagship HVS-490 video switcher and comes standard with 3G/HD-SDI and HDMI interfaces. The HVS-190 features frame synchronization and processing amplification on all inputs and is available in two models. A typical configuration might be the FOR-A HVS-490 or HVS-190 production switcher, teamed with the MFR-3100EX all-in-one-production center, Odyssey Insight Server and ClassX graphics — all of which have NDI options for seamless operation.