FOR-A Corporation Releases HVS-190 Video Switcher and NDI-compatible Live Video Production Ecosystem

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FOR-A Corporation has a new NDI-compatible live video production ecosystem including the new HVS-190 video switcher.

The new HVS-190 supports high-bandwidth NDI and NDI|HX input and output and marks the continued expansion of the 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. The HVS-190S, with a control panel separate from the main unit, comes with eight inputs/five outputs, and is expandable to 20 inputs/11 outputs. The HVS-190I is an integrated control panel/main unit video switcher with the same standard I/O configuration as the HVS-190S and is expandable to 16 inputs/9 outputs.

Both HVS-190 models include keyer, chroma keyer, multi viewer, still/clip store, macro and event memory functions as standard. A simple, browser-based control and setup is also supported for both. The HVS-190 switchers are easily expandable, with additional multi view outputs, increased storage with an added SSD and optional auxiliary and tally unit(s).

NDI connectivity is provided via an optional card, the HVS-NIF. Each card provides four inputs/two outputs. Add up to three cards with the HVS-190S and two with the HVS-190I. With the HVS-190 switchers, users can add output from PTZ cameras, webcams, smartphone camera apps, computer content and other sources and route video/audio from a single switcher to multiple devices. It also provides two-way communication with multiple video, audio, control or tally systems using only Ethernet cables. SDI playout and IP streaming occur simultaneously, enabling mixed or coordinated broadcasts of both sources.

NDI connectivity enables packaged solutions to be assembled and operated easily. 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.