September 1, 2017
By Rachel Ho
“We’re really proud of what the HVS-490 switcher brings to the market,” said Jay Shinn, Vice President, FOR-A America. “It’s packed with useful features that allow for creativity in video switching, including FOR-A’s exclusive switcher technologies, and opens the door to more affordable 4K production.” Thanks to its compact size, the affordable HVS-490 is ideal for mobile production or live event venues where space is limited but production quality is critical. Event memory and macro functions make it easy to set the switcher up quickly for live performances. With integrated frame synchronizers and multi viewers, the HVS-490 reduces the amount of equipment required. Using multiple control panels, the system enables several operators to work on separate tasks. With use of optional input and output expansion cards, the HVS-490 supports 40 inputs/18 outputs, 36 inputs/20 outputs or 32 inputs/22 outputs, including two-channel HDMI outputs. In 4K-UHD, it allows 10 inputs/six outputs, nine inputs/six outputs or eight inputs/seven outputs. It also has 16 channels of 2.5 DVE as standard and can be optionally expanded to a maximum of 32 channels.