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FOR-A Corporation HVS-100 Type A
Hanabi XT Switcher 1M/E Switcher with HVS-100OU 12-Button Operation Unit


The FOR-A Corporation's HVS-100 Hanabi series portable video switcher boasts exceptional cost performance.
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The FOR-A Corporation's HVS-100 Hanabi series portable video switcher boasts exceptional cost performance.  It inherits and improves upon the diverse functions and features of the HVS-300HS, including mixed HD/SD input, frame synchronizing, re-sizing engine, 2.5D wipe effects, DVE, Chroma keyer and DSK.  The HVS-100 has a built-in Web server that lets you change settings from a PC or a tablet.  A clip memory feature has been added to the still store to support playback of video or animations and enhances productions through the use of CG wipes, while the multi-viewer meets a diverse range of monitoring needs.  The equipment can be used in all types of locations, including live events, sports, news studios, OB vans, editorial offices and presentation venues, making it the ideal tool for shaping the imaginative ideas of video creators.

HVS-100 - Separated Main Unit/Control Panel Type ["Type A"]

The control panel has been laid out specifically with professionals in mind with a design that leverages the knowledge of expert operators.  It includes dedicated bus buttons, AUX buttons, a fader controller and direct user buttons for various functions.  The main unit offers exceptional expandability to facilitate the addition of a redundant power source unit and various input/output cards.

FOR-A HVS-100 Type A Features:

Standard 8, Maximum 14 Inputs; Standard 4 + 1, Maximum 9 outputs

8 HD/SD SDI inputs, 4 HD/SD SDI outputs and 1 HDMI output come as standard.  Mixed HD/SD input is supported in the standard configuration.  The 5 outputs can all be freely assigned.  Three slots enable various inputs and outputs to be added, such as analog component, analog composite, HDMI, and VGA in addition to more HD/SD-SDI.

Frame Synchronizers

Every input in the HVS-100 is fitted with frame synchronizers that enable switching of synchronous and asynchronous video signals.  Installation of optional (sold separately) expansion cards supports asynchronous picture input from PCs, etc.  Each input is also equipped with a process amplifier capable of adjusting the video level and chroma level, etc. of the input signal.

Re-sizing Engine

Up-resizing engines are provided on 4 of the standard inputs.  This achieves a fully mixed SD/HD environment with the switcher alone.  The optional input cards also have re-sizing engine.  This is readily suitable for re-sizing not only SD signals but also PC video.

2 Keyers and 2 DSKs

Further proof of the power of these new small mixers is that they come as standard with 2 keyers, 2 DSKs and 4 powerful 2.5D DVE engines.  An advanced, high quality Chroma keyer can be assigned to any one of the two M/E Keyers or two Downstream Keyers.  The 4 powerful DVE engines, can be assigned to any keyer or used for transitions etc, and with their standard 2.5D ability, allows flexible creativity for the operator to enhance productions.

Abundant Transitions and DVEs

Cut, mix and wipe can be chosen for the transition.  Diverse DVE wipes include 100 2.5D wipe patterns.  Along with wipes, effects like mosaic and defocus are also provided.

2 Still/Clip Stores

Powerful, high capacity clip stores are now a standard feature.  Each store can hold up to 227 frames of HD video.  Images can be recorded and played back from incoming video or PGM o/p, or animations transferred over FTP (.bmp, .jpeg, .tga sequences).  Clip store images can be used as CG wipe transitions, to further enhance possibilities and add production value.  In addition, should both stores be used for clips, then still images can still be used as well, by the standard feature of using some of the inputs as still stores.

2/4/5/7/9/10/11/16 Split Multi Viewer

Display channels can be freely assigned, allowing assignment of not only input source but also PGM output.  Each channel offers title display and tally display functions.

Event Memory and User Button

The main unit is equipped with an event memory function allowing up to 100 events to be stored.  Event memories can be simply recalled by the user buttons.  Mixer set-ups and useful operational tools such as key set up, DVE position/size etc can all be stored in event memories.  Operators can freely set the transition time and effect for loading events.  By setting up in advance, event memories can bring extra power and creativity, simply by pressing buttons during the live event.  User buttons can also be used for many other features, such as instant navigation to a selectable menu page, or grab a still, or send a GPI, or preview a key etc as well as many other functions to make life easier in a live production.

Macro Function

A macro function enables you to store and register a series of operations and then perform complicated operations with one push of a button.

Freely Assignable DSK

The 2 Downstream keyers can be assigned to either the M/E PGM, M/E PST or an AUX output.  As we also include the ability to mix on an Aux crosspoint selection, the Aux outputs can effectively and creatively be used to do away with the need for multiple M/Es, when creating different outputs for different screens or feeds at a live venue.

External Interfaces

External interfaces include GPI port supporting up to 24 inputs/outputs and two RS-422 ports as standard.  The RS-422 ports support for connecting an HVS-30RU remote unit, tally expansion boxes, device specific VDCP, VTR, MFR routers, or TSL.  An Ethernet port is used during PC control.  An editor interface option allow to connect to an editor/automation system or other external control system.

GUI Control Function via Web Browser

An in-built Web server enables the settings of the HVS-100 to be changed from a PC via a network.  Mobile and tablet terminals can also be used through a wireless access point.

Redundant Power Supply

An optional (sold separately) redundant power supply unit enables doubling-up of power source (redundant AC adaptor for the HVS-XT110).  An enlarged fan and improved exhaust process guarantee quiet operation.

Other Features:

  • Safety area marker display
  • Color bar generator
  • Mat generator, etc.

FOR-A HVS-100 Specifications:

  • Video Formats:
    • 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/24PsF, 1080/23.98PsF, 1080/25PsF, 1080/29.97PsF, 720/59.94p, 720/50p
      1080/59.94p and 1080/50p Level A (option)
    • 525/60 (NTSC), 625/50 (PAL)
  • Video Input: HD-SDI: 1.5 Gbps or SD-SDI: 270Mbps, 75 OHhm, BNC x8 (FSs on 8 inputs, resize engines on 4 inputs)
  • Optional (sold separately) Video Inputs: See"Optional Input & Output Cards and Accessories" list below
  • Standard Number of Inputs: HD-SDI x8
  • Video Output: HD-SDI: 1.5 Gbps or SD-SDI: 270Mbps, 75 Ohm, BNC x4, HDMI x1
  • Optional (sold separately) Video Outputs: See"Optional Input & Output Cards and Accessories" list below
  • Standard Number of Video Outputs: HD-SDI x4, HDMi x1
  • Signal Processing: 4: 2: 2: 4, digital component
  • Quantization: HD/SD-SDI: 10-bit
  • Effect:
    • WIPE: 100 patterns, border and softness / 2.5D
    • DVE: 56 patterns or more DVE WIPEs
  • Transition: Available controller: Fader controller, AUTO or CUT button / Type: MIX or WIPE (DVE included)
  • Still Store: 2 channels (with backup feature). Each store can hold up to 227 frames of HD video
  • Keyer/DSK:
    • 4 channels (KEYER x 2 + DSK x 2), includes 2D DVE that can be freely assigned
    • An advanced, high-quality Chroma keyer can be assigned to any one of the two Keyers or two DSKs.
  • Multi-viewer: 2/4/5/7/9/10/11/16-way split views with title, tally and audio level meter display and 1 frame delay for PGMoutput
  • Proc. Amp.: Equipped with all inputs
  • Event Memory: 100 events (complementary transition available when loading events)
  • Macro Function: 30 commands (up to 230 series of operations can be registered per command)
  • Genlock Input: BB: NTSC: 0.429 Vp-p/PAL: 0.45Vp-p or Tri-level Sync: 0.6 Vp-p, 75 Ohm, BNC x1, loop-through (to be terminated with 75 Ohm terminator, if unused)
  • System Phase Adjust: Horizontal: -1/2H to +1/2H
  • Genlock Output: BB: NTSC: 0.429 Vp-p / PAL: 0.45Vp-p or Tri-level Sync: 0.6 Vp-p, 75 Ohm, BNC x1
  • I/O Delay:
    • 1H (minimum delay)
    • 1 to 2 frames +1H (when FS or re-size engine used)
    • 2 to 3 frames +1H (when FS or re-size engine plus DVE used)
    • 3 to 4 frames +1H (when FS or re-size engine plus output resize engine and DVE used)
  • External Memory: USB flash drive
  • Interface:
    • Ethernet (10/100Base-TX): RJ-45 x1
    • TO OU: RJ-45 x1
    • GPI-IN/OUT: 25-pin D-sub (female) x1 (24 inputs/24 outputs), TTL negative logic pulse or Make-contact
    • RS-422: 9-pin D-sub (female) x2 (for the HVS-30RU and tally unit connection or EDITOR port (BVS-3000 and GVG-100 protocols)
  • OptionalInterface: ARCNET: 75 Ohm, BNC x2, loop-through (to be terminated with 75 Ohm terminator, if unused.) (for control panel and AUX remote panel connection)
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C
  • Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% (no condensation)
  • Power / Consumption:
    • HVS-100: 100 V AC to 240 V AC ±10%, 50/60 Hz / Approx. 240 W
    • HVS-100OU: 100 V AC to 240 V AC ±10%, 50/60 Hz / Approx. 23 W
  • Dimensions & Weight:
    • HVS-100: Approx. 430 (W) x 88 (H) x 225 (D) mm / Approx. 5 kg (incl. optional cards: Approx. 7 kg at most)
    • HVS-100OU: Approx. 420 (W) x 87.2 (H) x 246 (D) mm / Approx. 2.6 kg
  • Consumables: Power supply unit (to be replaced every 5 years), Cooling fan (to be replaced every 6 years)
  • Accessories: Operation manual, AC cord, Rack mount brackets, MU-OU connection cable (CAT5 10 m)

Optional Input & Output Cards and Accessories (ALL SOLD SEPARATELY):

With the HVS-100, you can add just the input and output formats you need, in just the amount needed.  There are three expansion slots so that other inputs and outputs can be installed, such as analog component, analog composite, HDMI and RGB in addition to HD/SD-SDI.

  • HVS-100DI-A HD/SD-SDI Input Card - 4 channels of HD/SD-SDI input are possible with a single card.  A frame synchronizer function for all inputs and re-size (expansion) function for 2 inputs are provided.  SD images can be processed internally as HD images.
  • HVS-100DO HD/SD-SDI Output Card - 2 channels of HD/SD-SDI output are possible with a single card. As down-converters are provided for all outputs, HD and SD images can simultaneously be output.
  • HVS-100AI Analog Video Input Card - 2 channels of analog video signal input are possiblewith a single card.  Input terminal 2 is a dedicated connector (conversion connector supplied).  The user can select between analog composite and analog component (HD or SD) input for each input terminal.
  • HVS-100AO Analog Video Output Card - 2 channels of analog video signal output are possible with a single card.  Output terminal 2 is a dedicated connector(conversion connector supplied).  The user can select between analog composite and analog component (HD or SD) output for each output terminal.
  • HVS-100PCI PC (HDMI/VGA) Input Card - HDMI and VGA terminals have been mounted onto a single card.  2 input channels are possible using both.
    Resolutions supported by the input cards:
    • HD mode (HDCP-incompatible):
      • 1080i/p/PsF: 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HDTV)
      • 720p: 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
    • SD mode: 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA)
  • HVS-100PCO PC (HDMI/VGA) Output Card - HDMI and VGA terminals have been mounted onto a single card.  2 output channels are possible using both.
    Resolutions supported by the output cards:
    • HD mode (HDCP-incompatible):
      • 1080i/p/PsF: 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HDTV)
      • 720p: 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
    • SD mode: 800 x 600 (SVGA)
  • HVS-100PSM Redundant Power Supply Unit for the HVS-XT100
  • HVS-100PSO Redundant Power Supply Unit for the HVS-XT100OU Control Panel
  • HVS-TALOC20/32 and HVS-TALR20/32 Tally Interface Units - Open collector-type HVS-TALOC20/32 or relay-type HVS-TALR20/32 can be connected.  They are both half-rack size, and as many as 3 units can be connected to the HVS-XT100.
  • HVS-AUX8/AUX16 AUX Remote Control Panel - FOR-A has arranged AUX remote control panels with either 8 or 16 buttons.  The 8-button panel is half a rack wide and the 16-button panel is of full rack width.  5 AUX remote control units can be daisy-chained via ARCNET.  A panel extension kit enables the button interface to be extended.
    • HVS-AUX8RK Panel extension kit for HVS-AUX8
    • HVS-AUXRK Panel extension kit for HVS-AUX16
  • HVS-30RU Remote Control Panel - This 1RU compact control panel can be attached to the main unit.  It comes with Full size crosspoint buttons on the operating surface, a compact liquid crystal display that shows the wipe pattern selected, and has been optimized for ease of use in a Live environment. This panel can also be used as a remote AUX panel.
  • HVS-100ARC ARCNET Card - This enables connection to an AUX panel, etc.
  • HVS-100ED Editor Interface Software - Interface software to connect with an external device that supports BVS-3000/DVS and GVG-100 protocols.

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