ABC has completed the initial broadcast voyage of the network’s mobile truck. Outfitted with FOR-A’s HANABI HVS-1000HS multiformat, one mix/effect digital switcher, the HD mobile unit began its broadcast career with the May 26 “Good Morning America” broadcast. The switcher is a one M/E version of the HVS-3000H/S switcher, supports 1080i, 24p, 720p and standard definition formats.
The HVS-1000HS switcher is 2RU. One DVE card comes pre-installed on the HVS-1000HS. An additional optional DVE card can be installed for increased flexibility on both the SD and HD version. On the SD switchers this increases the capacity to two channels of DVE from each card. On the HD switchers, an optional DVE card provides one DVE channel.
The switcher comes standard with eight inputs, and can be configured for up to 16 inputs. Four still pictures can be stored in frame memory, and it features five standard outputs (PGM x 2, PVW x 1, AUX x 1, Input Preview x 1). It is optionally expandable to seven outputs. One channel of key is also standard. Up to three independent key layers and key edge/shadow generators are available. The two optional keys can be used for chroma key operations.
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