FOR-A HVS-500HS Switcher Records in HD for High End TV

High End TV, an HD equipment rental house located in Nashville, TN, that specializes in concert and sports production, recently selected FOR-A s HVS-500HS production switcher.

High End TV senior engineer, Adam Mills, said they added the HVS-500HS to their arsenal of mobile production equipment because it was the most cost effective way for his company to meet demand for high definition production of live events: For the price, the FOR-A HVS-500HS switcher had the absolute best line up of features and benefits in a switcher that size.

Concert productions are in high demand in

Nashville. Purchasing the HVS-500HS gave High End TV the multi-camera capability needed to meet that demand. High End TV engineers took the FOR-A switcher and built a full bandwidth HD flight pack around it. Now the company can readily accept jobs that call for HD multi-camera work. A client told us they needed to do an HD six camera shoot, but hiring a production truck was breaking their budget. We were able to accept the job and do it for a third of the cost, explained Mills. It turned out to be the biggest shoot we d ever done. There s a lot of interest in town now that we ve added the HVS-500HS. To be able to do a six camera shoot for what we charge is pretty remarkable.

The HVS-500HS is a self-contained switcher that accepts analog and digital HD and SD formats with no external conversion required. One of the switcher s major innovations is its variety of input/output interfaces, including SD-SDI, HD-SDI, Analog Component SD and Analog Component HD. It can also connect to HDV cameras or PCs using component video break-out cables.

The HVS-500HS can be quickly installed and integrated. We took delivery one week before a major event, had the unit integrated and up and running in no time said Mills. FOR-A was very helpful with that part of it as well.