NAB NY 2018: FOR-A To Present HANABI Switchers, ClassX Playout Solution
At NAB Show New York, FOR-A (booth N425) will demonstrate video production solutions ideal for corporate video, worship, sports, and live production scenarios. NAB New York runs from October 17-18 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York.
FOR-A’s booth lineup includes the HVS-490 HANABI switchers, ClassX content creation and graphics playout solution, Variant Systems Group’s Envivo Replay sports and live event replay solution, and ODYSSEY Insight multi-channel video server.
“NAB New York is an important show to FOR-A America,” says Ken Truong, President, FOR-A Corporation of America. “The show is an excellent opportunity to engage with our system integration partners, our family of end users, and prospective customers. A regional show allows us an additional opportunity to meet with everyone who was not able to attend the NAB Show in Las Vegas. We look forward to showcasing some of our most popular and latest technology at NAB New York.”
One focus of FOR-A’s NAB New York booth will be the latest HANABI production video switcher. FOR-A will demonstrate a new workflow solution to provide mux/demux of Dante digital audio into the HVS-490. (Developed by Audiante, Dante distributes uncompressed, multi-channel digital media via standard Ethernet networks.) Dante integration is an addition to the HVS-490’s exclusive feature set, which includes MELite technology. MELite extends the switcher’s 2 M/Es to offer 6 M/E performance.
The compact HVS-490 provides users with event memory, macro functions, integrated frame synchronizers, and video processors on all inputs, with three multi-viewers available via the HDMI 2.0b output to 4K monitors — making it easy to set up quickly for live performances. The HVS-490 has a new suggested list price of $29,000 in the U.S.
At NAB New York, FOR-A will also provide 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. ClassX’ graphics suite is popular worldwide with universities, digital signage, live event, and sports production applications. FOR-A is the exclusive distributor of ClassX in North, Central, and South America. Suggested list price starts at $9,900 in the U.S.
FOR-A will conduct 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 touchscreen 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 include:
- 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
Plan a visit to FOR-A’s NAB New York booth to see this unique sports replay solution in action, with promotional pricing (valid through Dec 31, 2018) of $22,000 in the U.S. with four input and two output channels. FOR-A America is the exclusive distributor of Envivo Replay in the U.S. and Canada, along with Central and South Americas.
FOR-A will also showcase ODYSSEY’s Insight Production Server — a versatile four-channell 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. Suggested list price of the Insight server begins at $19,900 in the U.S.