The theme will carry across five distinct areas of FOR-A’s booth – video system integration, 12G-SDI solutions, signal processing, IP solutions, and high-speed cameras – as the company offers solutions for broadcasters and live production operations.
A recent integration success story is the Miami-based New World Symphony, which recently upgraded to 4K video technology built on a single-link 12G-SDI infrastructure in its New World Center concert hall. The facility is now anchored with FOR-A equipment, including a 3 M/E HANABI HVS-6000 production switcher, MFR-6000 and MFR-3000 routing switchers, Insight 212 video servers, FA-9600 signal processors, MV-4310 multi viewer, and GearLink integrated control software.
FOR-A offers a number of products that support 12G-SDI workflows. Making its NAB debut, the new MFR-6100 routing switcher was built to support 12G-SDI infrastructures. It provides single-cable transfer of 4K video for less complex cabling. The MFR-6100 also includes multi-format I/O support, auto signal detection, and SNMP monitoring support. Add up to 16 I/O cards (nine channels per card) to configure a matrix up to 144x144.
Processing remains an important part of today’s multi-format broadcast environment. FOR-A offers frame rate converters such as the FRC-9100, which supports 3G, HD, and SD content, including upconversion and interlace-to-progressive conversion. The FRC-9100 can also support 12G-SDI and 4K content with optional software.
Designed to support live HDR broadcast production, the FA-9600 multi-purpose signal processor supports 3D LUT for advanced color grading and Sony's SR Live workflow. Optional software opens the door to 4K production, as the unit also features 12G-SDI terminals. The unit provides HDR and Wide Color Gamut support and conversion of multiple formats, including 12G, 4K, 1080p, and HD/SD. For more extensive processing, the FA-505 multi-channel signal processor features five inputs and outputs, with support for 4K and HDR. Both signal processors include frame synchronizers on each input. Gaining attention from premiere broadcasters requiring the highest quality image conversion technology at high profile events, a large number of FA-9600s will be utilized for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games.