For.A HVS-2000 3G/HD/SD/2M/E - Package A

Product Code: HVS-2000 A
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2ME, 24 SDI inputs and 16 SDI + 2 HDMI outputs, 4 kleyers per ME + FLEXaKEY (4 keyers), assignable 4CH 2.5D DVE, 4CH Still/Clip Store, MELite/ON Stage operations with one HVS-2000PSM, Redundant Power Supply. and HVS-2240OU 24-button 2ME OU and Redundant Power supplies. 


The new HVS-2000 engine is a powerful 6 video M/E machine and a game changer in today's video production switchers. Now with the power in our new HVS-2000 technology, the V6MU engine can be used in a variety of applications.

• Up stream transition effects

• Down stream transition effects

• Add the pure power of 6 real M/E’s for multiple independent on stage monitor display control or add multiple control panels to operate from a second control room …each with mixes, wipes, keys, DVE including preview control.

Users of the new HANABI will win the video production race with its high-quality, efficiency, easy operation system.


HVS-2000 Block diagram


Powerful quad FLEXaKEY allows the operator to place keyers in practical areas of the switcher:

  • Add keys to traditional M/E resources to provide more graphic layers
  • Add keys to AUX and multiply additional M/E’s (MELite)
  • Can also expand and multiply AUX bus transitions


This powerful, distinguishing and core feature allows a traditional AUX bus to transform into a full functional M/E with cuts, mixes, wipes, keys all with preview (MELite). The MELite is the building block to a real full-function 6M/E switcher and can be assigned upstream or downstream from main mix effects. Also, MELite allows operators to configure a 3M/E switcher with a 3 rows control surface that provides independent output with transitions to display sources on back monitors in the studio.

Application Examples

  • Recapturing

Independent output with transition function and keyer allow sources to be displayed to the studio back monitor.


  • Multiple image display wall

4 outputs of MELite allows operators to control a multi-display wall as if it were a single display. Graphics can be displayed over a large video wall canvas and transitioned over the quad background.


  • Running multiple programs

Connecting a small control panel allows a single unit to supply dual operation and share all resources between two suites.


  • 2 M/E switcher x 2

Using MELite + M/E 1 in pairs, and MELite + M/E 2 in pairs, the HVS-2000 can be transformed into two 2 M/E switchers.


  • Multiple language programs

With bus and key linking, the unit is able to function in a multi-language operation. Language B will follow Language A, displaying the same sources and programed graphics as Language A output with different language.


  • Simple 3 M/E

Operators can deploy MELite as a third-M/E, transforming the switcher into a 3M/E switcher. The third M/E can be a source for M/E 1 and M/E 2. MELite can also compose M/E 1 and M/E 2.


  • 6 M/E switcher capability

2 M/E + 4 MELite with FLEXaKEY architecture allow the system to be utilized as a 6 M/E switcher.


ONStage is an extremely powerful capability, exclusive to FOR-A! With ONStage mode and our agile MELite?, operators can now preview the MELite before mix, wipe and keying. In addition, operators can assign multiple MELites so the operator has delegable manual lever arm transition control and assign keyer functions. With MELite and ONStage any staging venue can operate a main center Program display and operate multiple independent Image Magnification displays. Never before has this sort of power and creativity been offered to video professionals.

Midas Touch™

A new menu system that allows operators to easily configure and change system parameters, offering full system control, using both a built-in 7-inch touch panel (MiniMenu?) with thumbnail display and external monitor.



P-MEM is capable of saving and recalling full switcher set-up or series of operations on M/E, MELite and AUX. P-MEM can be used with macro functions and operators only need to push one button to perform a complex series of events.

Up to 48 in/18 out or 40 in/22 out (optional)


The HVS-2000 supports 24 inputs/18 outputs including 2 HDMI outputs as standard. Installing 6 HVS-100 series optional cards allows up to 48 inputs/18 outputs or 40 inputs/22 outputs to be supported for use in mid-range system configurations, and allows the support of SD/HD/HDMI/Analog/VGA signals.

4 Multi viewers (standard: 2, up to 4 MVs, and 64 windows)

The built-in multi viewer supports 2 outputs as standard and can be expanded up to 4 outputs (optional). 12 layout patterns are available including 13-split view. Able to assign different layouts with different sources to each output, providing an optimal monitoring environment for dual operation.


4 Keyers per M/E, and 4 x FLEXaKEYs™

The HVS-2000 has 12 keyers total: 4 for M/E 1, 4 for M/E 2 and 4 FLEXaKEYs. Each keyer from M/E 1 and M/E 2 can be a chroma keyer but keyer from M/E 1 and M/E 2 cannot be applied to MELite. FLEXaKEY can be applied to MELite but FLEXaKEY cannot be a chroma keyer. When assigned to M/E 2, up to eight keyers (4 keys and 4 FLEXaKEY) can be combined. DVEs are available for FLEXaKEY to generate multiple P-in-Ps. FLEXaKEY can also be assigned to an MELite bus as an upstream keyer.

8 x 2.5D DVE/4 x 3D DVEs

2.5D DVEs allow P-in-Ps to be freely arranged in 3D space using global axes, and combine exceptionally well with 3D content in virtual studio. Flying key, which moves titles with DVEs applied, is available for all DVEs and can be assigned to all resources in an M/E, whether PGM, PST, or KEY 1∼4. P-in-Ps come in a variety of other shapes besides standard shapes, such as quadrilaterals, and can be used in live sports coverage for example. The switcher’s 3D DVEs include page turn and other warping effects.

Other standard features

  • PGM, PVW and 2 CLEAN outputs per M/E
  • 3G/4K Ready (S/W option)
  • 18 Auxiliary buses (2 HDMI, 12 SDI, 8 AUX transition, 6 MELite function)
  • Intuitive GUI software HVS-2000GUI is included which allows HVS-2000 control and settings to be configured
  • Control panel with LED RGB user configurable color buttons and 7-inch touch panel GUI
  • All inputs have FS with Still image store and capture
  • 4 Still/Clip media player. Image store is 4 channel, with access to pool of 900 frames/30 seconds of on line clip playback, also includes HDD library of images
Video Formats1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/29.97PsF, 1080/25PsF, 1080/24PsF, 1080/23.98PsF, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 525/60 (NTSC), 625/50 (PAL)
Video Formats (optional)1080/59.94p, 1080/50p (Level-A)
Video InputsHD-SDI: 1.5 Gbps or SD-SDI: 270 Mbps, 75Ω, BNC x24 (FSs on all inputs)
Video Inputs (optional)
HD-SDI: 1.5 Gbps or SD-SDI: 270 Mbps, 75Ω, BNC x4 (FSs on all inputs and resize engines on 2 inputs)
HD analog component, SD analog component, Analog composite
HDMI*1: XGA to WUXGA/HDTV (1080i), XGA to WXGA/HDTV (720p), VGA to XGA/SDTV (SD)
RGB: XGA to WUXGA/HDTV (1080i), XGA to WXGA/HDTV (720p), VGA to XGA/SDTV (SD)
3G-SDI: 3.0 Gbps
Number of Video InputsStandard: SDI x24 / Max.: SDI x48 (with 6 HVS-100DI-A cards installed)
Video OutputsHD-SDI: 1.5 Gbps, SD-SDI: 270 Mbps, 75Ω, BNC x16 (4 M/E outputs, AUX1 to 12), HDMI*1 x2
Video Outputs (optional)
HD-SDI: 1.5 Gbps, SD-SDI: 270 Mbps, 75Ω, BNC x4 (Downconverters on 2 outputs)
HD analog component, SD analog component, Analog composite
HDMI*1: SXGA to WUXGA/HDTV (1080i), SXGA to WXGA (720p), SVGA/SDTV (SD)
RGB: SXGA to WUXGA/HDTV (1080i), SXGA to WXGA (720p), SVGA(SD)
3G-SDI: 3.0 Gbps
Number of Video OutputsStandard: HD-SDI x16, HDMI x2 / Max.: SDI x20, HDMI x2 (with 2 HVS-100DO cards installed)
Signal Processing4: 2: 2: 4, digital component
QuantizationHD/SD-SDI: 10-bit
EffectWIPE: 100 patterns (modification capability included) 
2.5D DVE: 30 patterns or more DVE WIPEs (modification capability included)
TransitionAvailable controller: Fader controller, AUTO or CUT button
Type: MIX or WIPE (DVE included)
Still/clip store4 channels (with backup feature), Stores can hold up to 4 still pictures and 30 seconds of video, 
Frame memories in FS provided for all inputs are used for storage
Keyer/FLEXaKEY™12 channels (4 keyers for each M/E, 4 FLEXaKEY) Bus keyer, Luminance keyer, Full keyer, Chroma keyer, Edge effect
FLEXaKEY: can be assigned to AUX outputs
Multi-viewerStandard: 2 channels / Max.: 4 channels (64 windows), 
2/4/5/7/9/10/11/13/16-way split views with title, tally, audio level meter, safety area, and border display
Proc. Amp.Equipped with all inputs/outputs
Color correctionStandard: 4 channels (2 channels per each M/E) / Max.: 12 channels (optional)
Correction mode: Balance, Differential, Sepia Clip mode: YPbPr, RGB
Event Memory100 events (cross-fade transition available when loading events)
Macro Function100 macros, max. 30 actions
Genlock InputBB: NTSC: 0.429 Vp-p/PAL: 0.45 Vp-p or Tri-level sync: 0.6 Vp-p, 75Ω, 
BNC x1, loop-through (to be terminated with 75Ω terminator, if unused)
System Phase AdjustHorizontal: -1/2 H to +1/2 H
Genlock OutputBB: NTSC: 0.429 Vp-p/PAL: 0.45 Vp-p or Tri-level sync: 0.6 Vp-p, 75Ω, BNC x1
I/O DelayHD: 1 H, SD: 1.7 H (minimum delay)
1 to 2 frames +minimum delay (when FS or re-size engine used)
2 to 3 frames +minimum delay (when FS or re-size engine plus DVE used)
3 to 4 frames +minimum delay (when FS or re-size engine plus output resize engine plus DVE used)
External memory portHVS-2240/3320OU: USB2.0 x6
InterfaceLAN1/LAN2: RJ-45 x2; MAIN and SUB both connected to an operation unit
GPI IN: 15-pin D-sub (female) for 10 inputs
GPI IN/TALLY OUT: 25-pin D-sub (female) for 20 outputs
RS-422*2: 9-pin D-sub (female) x6 (for tally unit connection)
ARCNET*3: 75Ω, BNC x1, loop-through (to be terminated with 75Ω terminator, if unused.)
HVS-2240/3320OU: RJ-45 x2, GPI IN/TALLY OUT 25-pin D-sub (female) x1 for 20 inputs/20 outputs
Temperature / Humidity5°C to 40°C / 30% to 90% (no condensation)
Power / ConsumptionHVS-2000: 100 VAC to 240 V AC ±10%, 50/60 Hz / 496 W (at 100 V to 120 V), 476 W (at 220 V to 240 V)
HVS-2240OU: 100 VAC to 240 V AC ±10%, 50/60 Hz / 46 W (at 100 V to 240 V), 46 W (at 220 V to 240 V)
HVS-3320OU: 100 V AC to 240 V AC±10%, 50/60 Hz / 67 W (at 100 V to 120 V), 63 W (at 220 V to 240 V)
Dimensions / WeightHVS-2000: 430 (W) x 177 (H) x 500 (D) mm / 18 kg (incl. optional cards: 30 kg)
HVS-2240OU: 1060 (W) x 155 (H) x 354 (D) mm / 12 kg
HVS-3320OU: 1196 (W) x 155 (H) x 494 (D) mm / 22 kg (incl. redundant power supply: 23 kg)
Consumables (approx. time for replacement after an uninterrupted service at room temperature)HVS-2000: Power unit (5 years), Cooling fan (5 years), 2.5” HDD (3 years)
HVS-2240OU: Power unit (5 years), SBC battery (3 years)
HVS-3320OU: Power unit (5 years), SBC battery (3 years)
AccessoriesOperation manual (CD-ROM), AC cords, Rack mount brackets, Control cables
Options• HVS-100DI-A: HD/SD-SDI Input Expansion Card
• HVS-100AI: Analog Video Input Expansion Card
• HVS-100PCI: PC (HDMI/VGA) Input Expansion Card
• HVS-100DO: HD/SD-SDI Output Expansion Card
• HVS-100AO: Analog Video Output Expansion Card
• HVS-100PCO: PC (HDMI/VGA) Output Expansion Card
• HVS-2000PSM: Redundant Power Supply Unit for MU
• HVS-2000PSO: Redundant Power Supply Unit for OU
• HVS-2000EXP3G: 3 Gbps Expansion Software
• HVS-2000MV: MultiViewer 2ch Expansion Card
• HVS-2000ED: Editor Interface Software
• HVS-2000EX: Color Corrector / Advanced Chroma Keyer Expansion Card
• HVS-2000DVE: 3D DVE 4ch Expansion Card

*1 HDCP-incompatible
*2 For the tally unit connection or EDITOR port (BVS/DVS or GVG-200 protocols)
*3 For optional control panel connection

MELite, FLEXaKEY, P-MEM, ONStage, Midas Touch, MiniMenu, and GearLink are trademarks of FOR-A Company Limited.

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