Video Switchers

Every feature has been enhanced.
The new HANABI, a game changer in today's
video production switchers.



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 Introduction


Reasons to Buy


1.Easy-to-use control panel

Offers enhanced usability and supports accurate control through color-coded button lights for specific material or button functions, a built-in 7-inch mini menu touch panel with thumbnail display, button/macro bus macro name display, and more. Direct input via a three-axis (XYZ) joystick, dials, and a keyboard. Several user-customizable buttons are available to assign as functions.

2.6 M/E performance
2M/E + 4MELite™ with FLEXaKEY™ architecture

In addition to two full M/E’s, the switcher includes MELite. With cuts, mixing, wiping, and keying “all with preview” available from four MELite buses. Operators will enjoy the performance of 6M/E’s in a single unit. MELite is ready for a broad range of scenarios, such as providing an independent “web cut” output, expanding an operation with multiple control surfaces, delegating M/E resource and even allowing a single operator from a single desk to easily control independent transitions on multiple monitors. Excellent for staging applications.

3.4 keyers per M/E, plus 4 FLEXaKEY per system

The four FLEXaKEY system can be freely assigned to M/E 1, M/E 2, or MELite (AUX output). When assigned to M/E 2, up to eight keyers (4 keys and 4 FLEXaKEY) can be combined. DVE is available for FLEXaKEY to generate multiple P-in-Ps. FLEXaKEY can also be assigned to an MELite bus and Advanced Aux as an upstream keyer, and to multiple AUX buses to change each with keying output. Useful in many scenarios.

4.24 inputs/18 outputs standard,
expandable to 48/18 or 40/22

Besides standard inputs and outputs, six expansion slots enable you to add optional I/O cards for easy in-field expansion. Easily incorporate an array of content from PC sources (such as PowerPoint, videos played on computers, webcam images, or Skype calling screens) and combine it with broadcast material. Even analog composite I/O can be added.

5.Four 2.5D DVEs per M/E, Four 3D DVEs

2.5D DVEs enable free arrangement of P-in-Ps in a 3D space using global axes. Also combines exceptionally well with 3D content, as with virtual studios. Flying key, which moves titles with DVEs applied, is available from all DVEs and can be assigned to all resources in any M/E, whether PGM, PST, or KEY 1-4. P-in-Ps are available 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.

6.3G and 4k upgrades

Systems supporting 3 Gbps 1080/59.94p or 50p and even 4K are a requirement today in many operations. Rest assured that the HVS-2000 is ready today or for your future upgrade plans.



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


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.
The bottom 6 slots on the rear panel are dedicated for I/O expansion. Up to 6 input expansion cards can be installed into the slots, with up to 2 of the slots available for output expansion cards to be installed.

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 dedicated still/clip stores installed as standard with 900 frames at 1080 resolution (approx. 30 seconds at 1080i) of built-in memory. With optional expansion cards, support up to 6 still/clip stores*1 and 1080 frames at 1080 resolution (approx. 60 seconds at 1080i)*2.
    *1 HVS-2000MV required.  *2 HVS-2000RAM required.