FOR-A To Showcase Latest Video Production Tools at WFX Expo

At the upcoming WFX Expo, FOR-A will demonstrate video production solutions ideal for house of worship and live production scenarios. FOR-A will exhibit in booth #619 during the WFX Conference and Expo, which runs from November 13-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

HVS-490 HANABI video switcher

FOR-A’s WFX booth lineup includes the HVS-490 HANABI switcher, 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.

“WFX Expo has always been an important show to FOR-A America,” says Ken Truong, President, FOR-A Corporation of America. “It’s a very targeted show that provides an excellent opportunity to engage with our system integration partners, dealers, and house of worship and live event customers. Plus, many attendees at WFX may not make it out to the NAB Show in Las Vegas or IBC in Amsterdam. We get a chance to show them some of our newest technology and how it benefits their particular applications during this show. It’s always been a very successful event for FOR-A.”

One focus of FOR-A’s WFX booth will be the 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.

ClassX content creation and graphics playout solution

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. 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 touch screen 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.

Envivo Replay sports and live event replay solution

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 WFX booth to see this unique sports replay solution in action, with promotional pricing (valid through Dec 31) 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 four-channel 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.

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