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BVE 2015: FOR-A to Present New Vision Mixer and Server
Computer Hardware & Peripherals

BVE 2015: FOR-A to Present New Vision Mixer and Server

London ExCel, Stand M30, 24-26 February 2015 Chessington, UK,- – At BVE 2015, FOR-A will present its latest vision mixer, the new HVS-2000, together with its new Broadcast Box (BB-404) four-channel server. BVE 2015 runs from February 24-26 at the ExCeL London Convention Centre. Introduced at IBC 2014, the 2 M/E HVS-2000 vision mixer is the newest addition to the HVS switcher family. A flexible...

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FOR-A to Exhibit Video Production Technology at SCBA Winter Conference
Communication Systems & Equipment

FOR-A to Exhibit Video Production Technology at SCBA Winter Conference

Cypress, CA –- FOR-A America announces that it will exhibit its video switcher, signal processing, and encoder/decoder technology at this week’s South Carolina Broadcasters Association (SCBA) Winter Conference. Showcasing the latest in broadcast technology, the SCBA conference takes place January 29-30 at South Carolina’s Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. A highlight of FOR-A’s...

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FOR-A Super Slo Mo, Video Archiving, and Frame Rate Conversion Technology Employed for Coverage of Winter Games
Optics & Photonics

FOR-A Super Slo Mo, Video Archiving, and Frame Rate Conversion Technology Employed for Coverage of Winter Games

Cypress, CA — FOR-A has announced that several of its products are being used for production of the upcoming Winter Games. Networks in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, and Japan are deploying the company’s 4K super slow motion camera, video archiving recorder, and frame rate converter technology for their coverage of sporting events. Among the products being used is FOR-A’s FT-ONE 4K super slow...

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NYIT'S Communications Department Relies on for-A's Hvs-390hs Video Switcher
Agricultural & Farming Products

NYIT'S Communications Department Relies on for-A's Hvs-390hs Video Switcher

Cypress, CA- – When the Communication Arts Department at the Long Island campus of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) began the process of upgrading its studio to HD last year, the school looked for a reliable, cost-effective switcher. NYIT uses video production for hands-on classroom training and for show production for its global digital network, so the video switcher had to be easy...

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Material Handling & Storage

Video Storage Appliance uses linear tape file system.

Using network connection, Model LTS-50 archives media files to LTO-5 high-capacity tape, regardless of file format. Linear Tape File System records video and enables reading/writing of files from PC via FTP. Model LTS-50 is suited for data backup that does not require video I/O, as well as archives of nonlinear editing materials that will be reused. With installation of external LTO drive, Model...

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Video Production Switcher comes in 1 M/E and 2 M/E versions.
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Video Production Switcher comes in 1 M/E and 2 M/E versions.

Model HVS-390HS includes 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs and 8 outputs plus HDMI output, with frame synchronizers for all inputs. It can accommodate I/O boards from HVS-300 switcher, and addition of optional I/O boards allows for system expansion to 24 inputs and 13 outputs. Also included, resizing engines on 4 inputs allow HD, SD, and PC sources to be mixed within same production. Standard features include...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Modular Frame Rate Converter accommodates many applications.

Designed for installation in UFM series universal frames, UFM-30FRC offers HD/SD-SDI and analog composite I/O. It can perform variety of format conversions, including 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 525/60, and 625/50. To optimize results for various applications, converter offers linear converter and motion compensation processing modes. Product can also upconvert SD signals to HD...

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Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Video Archive Recorder supports LTO-5 technology.

Equipped with MPEG-2 codec, Model LTR-100HS features file-based storage system architecture. LTO-5 tape cartridges can store approximately 50 hours of programming recorded at 50 Mbps. Featuring half-rack design, recorder also includes LTO-5 drive, 2 TB hard drive, HD/SD-SDI I/O, and LCD monitor, as well as front panel playback controls, RS-422, gigabit Ethernet interface, and USB 2.0 interface.

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Automatic Video Optimizer stabilizes live and recorded video.
Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Automatic Video Optimizer stabilizes live and recorded video.

Suited for improving unsteady video for security and surveillance applications, IVS-200 optimizes any video source, from live feeds to DVDs and VCR tapes. With ability to stabilize shaky video in real time during capture, it corrects vertical and horizontal shaking, as well as rotation and diagonal shaking. Offering plug-and-play operation, compact unit includes analog composite I/0, correction...

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Portable HD/SD Mixer offers 1ME and full preview operations.
Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Portable HD/SD Mixer offers 1ME and full preview operations.

Packaged in 1RU, HVS-300HS 1ME vision mixer offers range of inputs with simultaneous HD/SD operation as well as components that minimize peripheral equipment requirements. Features include 16-split multi-viewer and 4-12 inputs, each with its own frame synchronizer and re-sizing engine to accept any mix of unsynchronized SD/HD feeds. Optional I/Os - digital HD/SD-SDI and DVI-D as well as analog...

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People in the News

FOR-A America Appoints High-Ranking Sony Executive as President

Satoshi Kanemura Named President of FOR-A Corporation of America Cypress, CA, April 12, 2021 –  FOR-A Corporation of America today announced that industry veteran Satoshi Kanemura has been appointed president of the company, effective April 1. Mr. Kanemura joins FOR-A America from Sony Electronics where he was Vice President of Professional Products and Solutions. Former FOR-A America...

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Company News

FOR-A Helps Legacy Production Group Adjust to New Corporate Video Workflows

Cypress, CA, Jan. 26, 2021 – Legacy Production Group, a corporate video production company based in Minneapolis, built its business around live events. With COVID-19 restrictions eliminating in-person meetings, however, the company had to quickly pivot to corporate videoconference coverage – and relied on its HVS-2000 HANABI video switcher from FOR-A Corporation of America to deliver...

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Company News

During 50th Anniversary Celebration, FOR-A Invites Video Professionals to 'Find Your Next Innovation'

Cypress, CA, Oct. 21, 2020 – FOR-A Company Limited, the parent company of FOR-A Corporation of America, is celebrating its 50th year in business this month. Through its new slogan, FOR-A is inviting broadcast and video professionals to “Find Your Next Innovation” during its yearlong celebration. The company has also updated the for-a.com website to highlight the milestone and provide...

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Company News

Full Complement of FOR-A Equipment in Media Mania OB Truck Delivers Rock-solid Live Coverage of UAEs First Mars Mission

Production and Routing Switchers, Multi-Viewers, Signal Processors and Control Software on Board Mobile Truck Used to Deliver Global Feeds Tokyo, September 1, 2020 – A host of FOR-A equipment was essential to coverage of the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission when the Mars-bound Hope Probe launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan on July 19th. The probe successfully...

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People in the News

David Morris Joins FOR-A as Western Regional Sales Manager

Cypress, CA, January 22, 2020 – FOR-A Corporation of America today announced David Morris joined the company on Dec. 9, 2019, as its western regional sales manager. He will lead sales efforts across more than a dozen U.S. states, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as Western Canada. Morris has built his career in sales serving the professional video industry. He spent more than 16 years as...

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Company News

FOR-A Finalizes Investment and Global Distribution Agreement with Variant Systems Group; Relationship Encourages Product Development and Global Growth

Relationship Maximizes Synergy of Envivo and FOR-A Live Production Workflows Tokyo, October 10, 2019 – FOR-A Company Limited has finalized its full strategic investment in Variant Systems Group (VSG) - a leading provider of live broadcast production tools for the sports media and entertainment industry. FOR-A and VSG have also finalized a global distribution agreement whereby FOR-A will...

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People in the News

FOR-A Corporation of America Names Mike Buchanan to Lead Sales Effort in Western U.S.

Cypress, CA, June 17, 2019 – FOR-A Corporation of America announces the appointment of Mike Buchanan as Western Regional Sales Manager. Buchanan was most recently an executive with the Burbank-based systems integration firm, SIT Group, and was previously with Kramer Electronics. He will be based out of FOR-A’s Cypress, California office. In his new role, Buchanan will be responsible for...

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Company News

Newly Launched Hipica TV Selects Envivo Replay to Enhance Daily, Live Thoroughbred Racing Programming

Direct Publishing to Social Media Platforms, Speed, and Ease of Use Among Factors in Purchase Cypress, CA, May 14, 2019 – The newly launched Spanish-language Hipica TV (TSG Network) selected Envivo Replay from Variant Systems as the heart of its production system. The daily live show features races, replays and offers handicapping selections on races from The Stronach Group-owned (TSG)...

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Company News

FOR-A Named Exclusive Distributor of Variant Systems Group Envivo Replay in North, Central and South America

Partnership will capitalize on product synergies in live production workflow solutions Cypress, CA, March 22, 2018 – FOR-A Corporation of America and Variant Systems Group announce today an exclusive sales and service agreement between the two companies. FOR-A America will now offer, on an exclusive basis in the U.S. and Canada as well as Central and South America, Variant Systems Group’s...

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BVE 2015: FOR-A to Present New Vision Mixer and Server
Computer Hardware & Peripherals

BVE 2015: FOR-A to Present New Vision Mixer and Server

London ExCel, Stand M30, 24-26 February 2015 Chessington, UK,- – At BVE 2015, FOR-A will present its latest vision mixer, the new HVS-2000, together with its new Broadcast Box (BB-404) four-channel server. BVE 2015 runs from February 24-26 at the ExCeL London Convention Centre. Introduced at IBC 2014, the 2 M/E HVS-2000 vision mixer is the newest addition to the HVS switcher family. A flexible...

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