NASHVILLE, TN, June 6, 2007–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."

About FOR-A

FOR-A Corporation of America is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction, and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A´s product line, call (714) 894-3311 or visit our web site at

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