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HD/SD Portable Video Switcher

Model: HVS-100
  • HVS-100
  • 8 HD/SD SDI inputs, 4 HD/SD SDI outputs and 1 HDMI output come as standard. Mixed HD/SD input is supported in the standard configuration
  • The 5 outputs can all be freely assigned
  • Three slots enable various inputs and outputs to be added, such as analog component, analog composite, HDMI, and VGA in addition to more HD/SD-SDI
  • Frame Synchronizers
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The HVS-100 and the HVS-110, FOR-A's HD/SD portable video switchers, boast exceptional cost performance. Both servers inherit and improve upon the diverse functions and features of the popular HVS-300HS, including mixed HD/SD input, frame synchronizing, re-sizing engine, 2.5D wipe effects, DVE, Chroma keyer and DSK. The HVS-100 and HVS-110 also have a built-in Web server that lets you change settings from a PC or a tablet. A clip memory feature has been added to the still store to support playback of video or animations and enhances productions through the use of CG wipes, while the multi-viewer meets a diverse range of monitoring needs. The equipment can be used in all types of locations, including live events, sports, news studios, OB vans, editorial offices and presentation venues, making it the ideal tool for shaping the imaginative ideas of video creators. Recently, the HVS-100 and the HVS 110 received new functionality and are now able to accept HVS-100TB2 Thunderbolt 2 I/O expansion cards, which allows users to transfer video content with a single cable through computers and interface with other devices, such as character generators, virtual studios. One cable allows transmission of 4 HD or 1 4K (UHD) signal lines. 

HVS-100 Separated Main Unit/Control Panel Type

The control panel has been laid out specifically with professionals in mind with a design that leverages the knowledge of expert operators. It includes dedicated bus buttons, AUX buttons, a fader controller and direct user buttons for various functions. The main unit offers exceptional expandability to facilitate the addition of a redundant power source unit and various input/output cards.

HVS-110 Integrated Main Unit/Control Panel Type

Featuring operability almost on par with the HVS-100, the HVS-110 also boasts a compact design enabling simple portability. The inclusion of ample video input and output functionality, making it ideal for use in small broadcasting vans and broadcasting helicopters. Despite being portable, a redundant power source is also possible using an optional AC adaptor.

  • HVS-100
    • 8 HD/SD SDI inputs, 4 HD/SD SDI outputs and 1 HDMI output come as standard. Mixed HD/SD input is supported in the standard configuration
    • The 5 outputs can all be freely assigned
    • Three slots enable various inputs and outputs to be added, such as analog component, analog composite, HDMI, and VGA in addition to more HD/SD-SDI
  • Frame Synchronizers
    • Every input in the HVS-100 and 8 inputs in the HVS-110 are fitted with frame synchronizers that enable switching of synchronous and asynchronous video signals
    • Installation of optional expansion cards supports asynchronous picture input from PCs, etc. Each input is also equipped with a process amplifier capable of adjusting the video level and chroma level, etc. of the input signal
  • Re-sizing Engine
    • Up-resizing engines are provided on 4 of the standard inputs
    • This achieves a fully mixed SD/HD environment with the switcher alone
    • The optional input cards also have re-sizing engine
    • This is readily suitable for re-sizing not only SD signals but also PC video
  • 2 Keyers and 2 DSKs
    • Further proof of the power of these new small mixers is that they come as standard with 2 keyers, 2 DSKs and 4 powerful 2.5D DVE engines
    • An advanced, high quality Chroma keyer can be assigned to any one of the two M/E Keyers or two Downstream Keyers
    • The 4 powerful DVE engines, can be assigned to any keyer or used for transitions etc, and with their standard 2.5D ability, allows flexible creativity for the operator to enhance productions
  • Abundant Transitions and DVEs
    • Cut, mix and wipe can be chosen for the transition
    • Diverse DVE wipes include 100 2.5D wipe patterns
    • Along with wipes, effects like mosaic and defocus are also provided
  • 2 Still/Clip Stores
    • Powerful, high capacity clip stores are now a standard feature. Each store can hold up to 227 frames of HD video
    • Images can be recorded and played back from incoming video or PGM o/p, or animations transferred over FTP (.bmp, .jpeg, .tga sequences)
    • Clip store images can be used as CG wipe transitions, to further enhance possibilities and add production value
    • In addition, should both stores be used for clips, then still images can still be used as well, by the standard feature of using some of the inputs as still stores
  • 2/4/5/7/9/10/11/16 Split Multi Viewer
    • Display channels can be freely assigned, allowing assignment of not only input source but also PGM output
    • Each channel offers title display and tally display functions
  • Event Memory and User Button
    • The main unit is equipped with an event memory function allowing up to 100 events to be stored
    • Event memories can be simply recalled by the user buttons
    • Mixer set-ups and useful operational tools such as key set up, DVE position/size etc can all be stored in event memories
    • Operators can freely set the transition time and effect for loading events
    • By setting up in advance, event memories can bring extra power and creativity, simply by pressing buttons during the live event
    • User buttons can also be used for many other features, such as instant navigation to a selectable menu page, or grab a still, or send a GPI, or preview a key etc as well as many other functions to make life easier in a live production
  • Macro Function
    • A macro function enables you to store and register a series of operations and then perform complicated operations with one push of a button
  • Freely Assignable DSK
    • The 2 Downstream keyers can be assigned to either the M/E PGM, M/E PST or an AUX output
    • As we also include the ability to mix on an Aux crosspoint selection, the Aux outputs can effectively and creatively be used to do away with the need for multiple M/Es, when creating different outputs for different screens or feeds at a live venue
  • External Interfaces
    • External interfaces include GPI port supporting up to 24 inputs/outputs and two RS-422 ports as standard
    • The RS-422 ports support for connecting an HVS-30RU remote unit, tally expansion boxes, device specific VDCP, VTR, MFR routers, or TSL
    • An Ethernet port is used during PC control
    • An editor interface option allow to connect to an editor/automation system or other external control system
  • GUI Control Function via Web Browser
    • An in-built Web server enables the settings of the HVS-100 and HVS-110 to be changed from a PC via a network
    • Mobile and tablet terminals can also be used through a wireless access point
  • Redundant Power Supply
    • An optional redundant power supply unit enables doubling-up of power source (redundant AC adaptor for the HVS-110)
    • An enlarged fan and improved exhaust process guarantee quiet operation
  • 4K (Ultra-HD) Switcher Capability
    • The HVS-100 and HVS-110 can be used as 4K switchers with HVS-100EXP3G. HVS-100 supports 2 inputs/1 output (expandable to 3 inputs/2 outputs with optional Input/Output cards)
    • HVS-110 supports 3 inputs/2 outputs. In conjuction with MFR series, 4K input channels can be expanded
    • Cut and mix are provided as transitions
  • Other
    • Safety area marker display
    • Color bar generator
    • Mat generator, etc
  • Applications
    • Small mobile and up-link production trucks
    • Live staging/event production
    • Small broadcasting environment
    • House of worship
    • Sub screens
    • Flypack
    • Multi channel delivery
    • Corporate Production
    • Education
    • 4k production
  • Accessories
      CD-ROM (user's manual), Quick setup guide, AC cord, Rack mount brackets for main unit, MU-OU connection cable (10 m)
  • Options
    • HVS-100DI-A HD/SD-SDI Input Card
    • HVS-100AI Analog Video Input Card
    • HVS-100PCI PC (HDMI/VGA) Input Card
    • HVS-100DO HD/SD-SDI Output Card
    • HVS-100AO Analog Video Output Card
    • HVS-100PCO PC (HDMI/VGA) Output Card
    • HVS-100PSM/100PSO Redundant Power Supply Unit

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