FOR-A Corporation of America will showcase its complete range of video production and broadcast products designed for hybrid SDI and IP operation, together with an IP migration path for existing products at the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas) in Booth C5408. As broadcast media continues its rapid transformation from Serial Digital Interface (SDI) […]
Perceptions of FOR-A Corp. as an established broadcast hardware vendor are set to transform at this year’s NAB convention (April 23-27 in Las Vegas at Booth C5408), the company says. “From SDI to all flavors of IP, FOR-A will unveil several, unique technology breakthroughs this year. FOR-A’s innovative, software-defined design architecture enables the most precise conversion […]
FOR-A Co. Ltd. today announced that its founder and representative director, Keizo Kiyohara, died on March 7. He was 88 years old. Kiyohara established FOR-A in 1971. Three years later, he started FOR-A Corp. of America in California. FOR-A, the Japanese company name, means “A Partnership that Grows Together.” The name was chosen by Kiyohara because he believed […]
FOR-A has delivered a complete flyaway production kit to Media and Art Production (MAP), based in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The kit was designed to provide the technology platform for Emirates Draw, one of the most-watched television programs in the UAE. MAP provides complete production services, from creative concepts to delivery. Emirates Draw is a live draw and entertainment […]
FOR-A Corporation of America said today that its MV‑3240 multi viewer, a 32-channel, multi-format multi viewer that supports customized layouts with up to 25 windows for one 4K output. FOR-A will demonstrate the new MV-3240 at the 2021 NAB Show (Booth C4918), which runs Oct. 10-13 in Las Vegas. The MV-3240 supports up to 16 inputs for 6G-SDI and up […]
Dunwoody Baptist Church in Atlanta anchored its recent AV overhaul with an HVS-490 video switcher and an MFR-3000 routing switcher from FOR-A Corp. of America. The upgrade was part of a multi-million-dollar campus improvement effort, which included a complete renovation of the 1,000-seat worship center. Work on the AV overhaul began in early February. It was designed and […]
The new Career Technical Education Center in the Kern High School District in Bakersfield, Calif., offers a wide range of vocational education programs. To support its hands-on digital video coursework, CTEC includes a multi-room video production facility that features an HVS-100 video switcher and ClassX character generator from FOR-A Corp. of America. Lisa Krch, instructor for the Video […]
FOR-A Corporation of America today announced, Griffin Communications’ CBS affiliate KOTV Tulsa, Okla., has a new weapon in its tech arsenal for weather segments: a FVW-700 telestrator. No matter the forecast, the intuitive FVW-700 live annotation tool has proven to be useful since it was installed in late March. “When a meteorologist does a ‘First Forecast,’ ‘Final […]
Broadcasters are calling on multiviewers to work in traditional, hybrid and IP environments, monitoring many different formats and high numbers of input and output signals. Vendors say they’re keeping up, while advancing in virtualization, compression and resolution. Above, TAG’s probing, monitoring and multiviewing platform for real-time video.
InSync Technology and FOR-A today announced the latest in their range of motion compensated UHD frame rate converters, the MCC-4K-A, developed by InSync Technology and exclusively distributed by FOR-A. For live events produced and delivered in UHD, uncompromising quality standards conversion is critical to international audience satisfaction. MCC-4K-A is a highly advanced motion compensated frame […]
COVID-19 has had numerous tectonic effects on broadcast technology vendors, from accelerating a move to IP- and cloud-based systems to making for much uncertainty and probable consolidations ahead.
As audience appetites for sports coverage continue to increase, FOR-A Corporation of America offers a range of FT-ONE variable frame rate cameras to deliver the action in super slow motion. Recent advances now allow playback of 4K video at up to 1,000 frames per second to provide incredible detail for live broadcast applications. “Sports continue to be […]
FOR-A Corporation of America has built integrated live production solutions that combine its HANABI series of video switchers with Variant Systems Group replay systems, ClassX graphics and playout software, ODYSSEY Insight video servers, and Brainstorm Multimedia virtual studios. “Together with our technology partners, FOR-A is creating live production systems that make integration easier and more reliable,” said Ken […]
FOR-A Corporation of America continues to develop products that support 12G-SDI infrastructures for live production workflows. Among its offerings are the new MFR-4100 and MFR-6100 12G/6G/3G/HD/ASI routing switchers, as well as the HVS-6000 Series of HANABI video switchers, which support HD and 4K production. “For live event production and broadcasters, 12G offers increased bandwidth for uncompressed 4K/60p/59.94p/50p video over a […]
Lehigh Valley Public Media’s WLVT Bethlehem, Pa. (PBS39), upgraded its control room with FOR-A Corporation of America’s HVS-2000 HANABI video production switcher and ClassX broadcast graphics system. The new equipment has improved the on-air look of the station’s original programming as well as its live production workflows. For example, the HVS-2000 can load and playback […]
During the 2019 Champions League final in Madrid, several FOR-A ultra high-speed FT-ONE-SS4K cameras were utilized for critical slow motion replays as part of the live broadcast. The same camera will be on display within the FOR-A booth (Hall 2, Stand A51) during IBC 2019 at the RAI Amsterdam this week. The FT-ONE-SS4K will be demonstrated with […]
At IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam), FOR-A will introduce a multi-format frame rate converter, the latest version of its most popular signal processor, and the new InSync motion-compensated converter. IBC 2019 will be held Sept. 13-17 at the RAI Amsterdam. FOR-A will exhibit in Hall 2, Stand A51. Selected for use at the upcoming 2019 World Rugby […]
For years FOR-A has been designing and manufacturing production switchers, video servers, keyers and test signal generators that support both 12G-SDI/4K and 3G-SDI/HD resolution. At IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) the company will again highlight its wide range of 12G-SDI/4K systems but will also emphasize the capabilities of its video-over-IP compatible technology. Other FOR-A booth […]
Given a mandate from the country’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Nepal Television, the national broadcaster of Nepal, must fully upgrade to high-definition by January of next year — which also marks the broadcaster’s 34th anniversary. By Jan. 31, 2019, Nepal Television will be running three HD studios, replacing all of its current equipment from […]
FOR-A | Booth C5117 | https://www.for-a.com/ FOR-A is demonstrating its end-to-end line of video production tools and unveiling several solutions, including video switcher, frame rate converter, routing switcher and technologies that support UHD resolution, high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG), various codecs, 12G-SDI and IP. FOR-A will showcase the new MBP-1000VS video […]
FOR-A Corp. of America and Variant Systems Group have formed an exclusive sales and service agreement between the two companies. FOR-A America will now offer, on an exclusive basis in the U.S. and Canada as well as Central and South America, Variant Systems Group’s Envivo Replay sports and live event replay solution. The distribution agreement […]
With the Winter Olympics underway from Pyeongchang, South Korea, here’s a look at some of the various tech vendors and the equipment that’s making it possible for NBC to provide a record 2,400 hours of coverage.
NBC’s first night, before Friday’s opening ceremony, had the feel of spring training. You could see it in the team ice skating, where men took tumbles one after the other. NBC’s Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, to their credit, didn’t make excuses for anyone
FOR-A’s recently introduced FVW-700 4K telestrator has been delivered to its first customers. The full-featured telestrator enables users to annotate and draw on video using a touch-screen computer monitor or wirelessly connected tablet, and has been purchased by several customers, including Colorado’s Mobile TV Group, Columbus, Ohio-based video production provider Lyon Video and the Rochester Institute of Technology. MTVG […]
FOR-A Corp. of America, a manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, today named Ken Truong president of FOR-A Corp. of America, effective Aug. 1. He was previously FOR-A’s chief technical officer. Truong’s career with FOR-A has spanned 18 years, during which he served as technical director and then […]
FOR-A | Booth C5117 | Website: https://www.for-a.com/ FOR-A will introduce the latest product in Fujitsu’s line of video transmission solutions, the IP-HE950 real-time H.265/HEVC encoder/decoder units. Employing the latest compression tools and image processing algorithms to provide best-in-class video fidelity, the IP-HE950 supports real-time 4K contribution, as well as SD and HD. FOR-A is a distributor of Fujitsu’s high-performance […]
The graphics systems broadcasters rely on daily to make news, sports and weather reports more appealing and informative have advanced quite far — so much so that quality has become a given. To differentiate themselves, vendors now are focusing on the finer points like tighter workflow integration. But that’s just one of the many trends broadcasters can expect in graphics systems on the exhibit floor at the 2017 NAB Show. (Ross Video photo) Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of broadcast graphics vendors and products, or here to download it as a PDF.
FOR-A | Booth C5117 | Website: http://www.for-a.com/ FOR-A will showcase over 15 new products, all pointing to the company’s commitment to overall product integration, and as part of its full HD and 4K initiative, continuing with the construction of a comprehensive IP and 12G-SDI infrasturcture. FOR-A will re-affirm its emphasis on comprehensive product integration with a […]
FOR-A | Booth C5117 | Website: www.for-a.com FOR-A demonstrated a number of products at the NAB Show. They include: 4K Multi-Viewer Technology The new MV-1200 4K multi-viewer and MFR-16MV multi-viewer output board option for the MFR-3000 routing switcher. FOR-A will also showcase new features for its popular 4K-compatible MV-4200 multi-viewer solution. Making its debut at […]
FOR-A will showcase its lineup of video switchers at the upcoming Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (WFX), which takes place Nov. 18-19 at the Music City Center in Nashville. Popular with many houses of worship, FOR-A’s HVS-2000, HVS-100HS, and HVS-390HS units will be displayed at WFX within booth 118. Debuting in the U.S. at NAB […]
FOR-A | Booth 816 | Website: www.for-a.com At the upcoming Content and Communications World (CCW) Expo, taking place November 11-12 at the Javits Convention Center in New York, FOR-A will spotlight its video switchers and signal processors. As Fujitsu’s exclusive North American distributor, FOR-A will also be showcasing Fujitsu encoding and decoding technology. One FOR-A […]