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Signal Processor offers multi-channel routing between sources.

Press Release Summary:

Apr 15, 2013 - With 10 video inputs and outputs, Model FA-1010 offers multi-channel routing between sources as well as video and audio signal processing for line, relay, reporting, production, editing, and delivery applications. Unit supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, NTSC, and PAL video formats. Delivering 16 channels of embedded audio for 3G/HD-SDI synchronous/asynchronous input and 12 channels for each synchronous SD-SDI input, processor offers extensive audio support, including SDI embedding and de-embedding.

Original Press Release

For-A Offers 'Extreme Connectivity' with New FA-1010 Multi-Channel Signal Processor

Press release date: Apr 03, 2013

Cypress, CA, - FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, today introduced the FA-1010 signal processor at the 2013 NAB Show (C5116), which runs April 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. With 10 video inputs and outputs, the new FA-1010 offers multi-channel routing between sources as well as effective video and audio signal processing for line, relay, reporting, production, editing, and delivery applications.

Also known as “THE Processor,” the FA-1010 supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, NTSC, and PAL video formats. The standard configuration includes 10 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs and outputs, each synchronized independently for a clean switch, even between asynchronous signals.

There are 16 channels of embedded audio for 3G/HD-SDI synchronous/asynchronous input and 12 channels for each synchronous SD-SDI input. The FA-1010 provides extensive audio support, including SDI embedding and de-embedding. A/D and D/A conversions are also possible with an optional expansion card. The FA-1010’s signal processing ensures ancillary data, such as subtitles and time code, and remains intact while performing delay or level adjustment, down-mixing, remapping, and other functions.

Users can choose between frame, line, or AVDL sync modes (adjustment range in AVDL mode is 5H in HD and 1H in SD). The FA-1010 also offers three different color correction modes – balance mode for RGB signals, differential mode that does not affect white balance, and sepia mode for monotone color schemes. A built-in Web server, combined with the FA-1010’s PC-based GUI, makes it easy to change settings from a computer or tablet on the network.

Four slots in the rear panel of the 1 RU FA-1010 can accommodate a variety of expansion cards to increase functionality. Options include analog component video I/O, Dolby E encoder/decoder, loudness control and more.

“The FA-1010 offers extreme connectivity and is loaded with functionality. That’s why we call it THE Processor,” said Pedro Silvestre, Sales Director, FOR-A Corporation of America. “In the past, you needed separate signal processing equipment for each channel, but we’ve integrated support for 10 channels in one compact frame sync with room for expansion.”

The FA-1010 will be available this summer.

About FOR-A
FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 201-944-1120 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

FOR-A CORPORATION OF AMERICA, 11155 Knott Ave., Suite G&H, Cypress, C.A. 90630 Phone: 714-894-3311, Fax 714-894-5399 Web site: www.for-a.com