For.A HVS-390HS HD/SD 2M/E Switcher with HVS-392WOU 28 Button Panel

For.A HVS-390HS HD/SD 2M/E Switcher with HVS-392WOU 28 Button Panel
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For.A HVS-390HS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Main Unit
  • 35 Operation Styles
  • 4Frame Synchronizer on All Inputs
  • 5HD, SD Mixed Input/Resize Engine
  • 6Keyers with DVE
  • 7DVE
  • 8Transitions
  • 9Wipe Patterns
  • 10Effects
  • 11Dual Multi-Viewer
  • 12Event Memory with Loading Duration
  • 13Still Stores
  • 14Video Memory
  • 15Web Control
  • 16Flexible Input/Output
  • 17Multi-screen Function (Video Wall)
  • 18Sequence Function
  • 19AUX Transitions
  • 20Keyer Free Assign
  • 21External Interfaces
  • 22Other

The HVS-390HS HD/SD 2M/E Switcher with HVS-392WOU 28 Button Panel from For.A features 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs and 8 HD/SD-SDI outputs and 1 HDMI output. With a frame synchronizer on each input, this unit also features 4 channels of resize engine. A maximum of up to 24 inputs and 13 outputs can be achieved by the addition of input and output expansion cards (sold separately).

It also includes 4 keyers with 2.5D DVE per M/E, 2 chroma keyers, 2 independent 16-channel multi-viewer outputs, and 4 still stores.

Main Unit

  • 3U main unit size
  • Enlarged fan and efficient exhaust process ensures silent operation
  • Supports redundant power supply configurations


5 Operation Styles

  • Includes a USB interface to store/recall data or up/download still images
  • Connects to the main unit using BNC cables via ARCNET (maximum 328’ (100m))
  • Supports redundant power supply configurations
  • Can be connected to up to 3 control panels at once for simultaneous control
  • Compatible with control panels from For.A’s HVS-300HS Switcher (HVS-30OU 12 Button Control Panel and HVS-30RU Remote Front Panel )

Frame Synchronizer on All Inputs

  • Individual frame synchronizers are standard for all inputs to support the switching of asynchronous signals
  • Includes Proc Amp control to adjust video and chroma levels

HD, SD Mixed Input/Resize Engine

  • Mixing of HD and SD inputs is possible
  • Of the standard 16 inputs, 4 inputs and the HVS-30HSDI Input Board (sold separately) can resize SD signals to HD
  • Supports resizing of computer signals when using HVS-30PCIN Computer Input Board (sold separately)
Inputs 13 to 16 can be used for resizing.

Keyers with DVE

  • 4 keyers per M/E come standard
  • All keyers support bus and luminance keys
  • High-level chroma keyer on Key 1 & Key 2 for each M/E
  • All keyers have an independent 2.5D DVEs
  • Key 3 & Key 4 can be assigned to AUX outputs for multi-screen display


  • All keyers have an independent 2.5D DVE channel
  • Two 3D DVEs per M/E are available for background and keyer


  • M/E bus: CUT, MIX, WIPE

Wipe Patterns

  • 100 2D wipe patterns
  • 68 DVE wipe including page turn


  • Mosaic, defocusing, etc.

Dual Multi-Viewer

  • Equipped with 2 multi-view channels, each capable of displaying a maximum of 16 split windows
  • 4, 10, and 16 window split patterns
  • Different display patterns and channels can be set for the multi-viewer
  • All sources, including internal sources, inputs, and outputs can be monitored on the multi-viewer
  • Each multi-viewer window is equipped with title, tally, and audio meter display

Event Memory with Loading Duration

  • Equipped with an event memory in the main unit. Up to 100 events can be stored Direct recall function recalls events with a single click
  • Event load with duration enables users to freely set the transition time and effect for loading events
  • Because seamless transition to the recorded state is possible, it is suitable for live applications

Still Stores

  • 4 still stores are available in standard configuration
  • Allows capturing of video input and PGM output as still images
  • Still images generated on a PC or other source can be loaded to the main unit over Ethernet
  • Supports loading images via USB connection when connected to control panels
  • Saves data to the main unit using the backup function
  • Supports JPEG, BMP, and TGA file formats
  • FS memory on IN-1 to IN-16 can be used as still image memory

Video Memory

  • Equipped with output video recording and playback functions
  • Simultaneous recording of fill and key perfect for CG Wipes
  • Saves consecutive still images transferred from PC as video (clips)
  • Four memory channels can be used to record up to 60 frames
  • Up to 120 frames of recording is possible with the HVS-39MEM Video Memory Expansion Card (sold separately)
The number of frames that can be saved does not change even when simultaneously recording Fill + Key

Web Control

  • Many controls are accessible from an external computer via the unit’s built-in Web server
  • Control from notebook computers or tablets are also possible via a wireless LAN router

Flexible Input/Output

  • 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs, and 8 outputs and an HDMI output come as standard
  • Using input/output option boards (sold separately), the system can be expanded to 24 inputs and 13 outputs
  • HD, SD mixed input is supported as standard (same frame rate only)
  • Standard Output Breakdown: 2 x PGM, 6 x AUX, 1 x HDMI (AUX)
  • Input/output, such as analog component, analog composite, DVI, and RGB, can also be added (sold separately)
  • AUX outputs allow previews and multi-viewer assignments

Multi-screen Function (Video Wall)

  • Supports multi-monitor display by assigning keyers to AUX outputs
  • It is also possible to output separately from the main line, making it suitable for large screen displays

Sequence Function

  • Up to 10 sequences can be stored
  • Registers each parameter setting as a key frame
  • Sequence functions can be assigned to any user buttons

AUX Transitions

  • AUX bus signal switching with an effect and transition time
  • Expanded range of AUX utilization suitable for applications that require multiple outputs

Keyer Free Assign

  • Keyer can be assigned to M/E and AUX
  • Keyer can use composite results of M/E as an input source (+0.5 M/E extended feature)

External Interfaces

  • EDITOR: For connection to editing equipment
  • GPI/GPO (Tally): 10 inputs/20 outputs
  • RS-422: 6 ports
  • ARCNET: For connection to OU and AUX remote panel
  • Ethernet: For connection to a PC
Each interface is sold separately.


  • Color correction function (2 channels for each M/E)
  • Macro function
  • Up to 20 direct patterns
  • Safety area display
  • Built-in color bar display
  • Equipped with many useful functions, including a built-in mat function

For.A HVS-390HS Specs

Number of M/Es2
Control PanelHVS-392WOU: 2 M/E 28-button rack size model
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 InputHD-SDI: 1.5 Gb/s or SD-SDI: 270 Mb/s, 16 x 75 Ω BNC
Using HVS-30HSDI/HSDI-A Input Card (Sold Separately)
HD-SDI: 1.5 Gb/s or SD-SDI: 270 Mb/s, 4 x 75 Ω BNC
Using HVS-30HSAI Input Card (Sold Separately)
HD analog component, SD analog component, Analog composite
Using HVS-30PCIN Input Card (Sold Separately)
DVI-D: XGA to WUXGA (1080i), XGA to WXGA (720p), VGA to XGA (SD) (HDCP incompatible)
RGB: XGA to WUXGA (1080i), XGA to WXGA (720p), VGA to XGA (SD)
Number of InputsStandard: 16 (SDI)
Maximum: 24 (with 2 x HSDI or 2 x HSDI-A)
Video OutputHD-SDI: 1.5 Gb/s or SD-SDI: 270 Mb/s, 8 x 75 Ω BNC (2 x PGM, 6 x AUX), 1 x HDMI (AUX) (HDCP, AUDIO incompatible)
Using HVS-30HSDO Output Card (sold separately)
HD-SDI: 1.5 Gb/s or SD-SDI: 270 Mb/s, 3 x 75 Ω BNC
Using HVS-30HSAO Output Card (sold separately)
HD analog component, SD analog component, analog composite
Using HVS-30PCO Output Card (sold separately)
DVI-D: SXGA to WUXGA/HDTV (1080i), SXGA/WXGA (720p), SVGA (SD) (HDCP incompatible)
RGB: SXGA to WUXGA (1080i), SXGA/WXGA (720p), SVGA (SD), YPbPr: HDTV(1080i)
Number of OutputsStandard: 9 (8 x SDI, 1 x HDMI)
Maximum: 13 (with 2 output cards)
AUX OutputsStandard: 6
Maximum: 8
Signal Processing4:2:2 Digital component
QuantizationHD/SD-SDI: 10-bit
Genlock InputBB: NTSC: 0.429 Vpp/PAL: 0.45 Vpp or Tri-level Sync: 0.6 Vpp, 1 x 75 Ω BNC, loop-through (terminate with 75 Ω terminator, if unused)
System Phase AdjustHorizontal: -1/2H to +1/2H
Genlock OutputBB: NTSC: 0.429 Vpp/PAL: 0.45 Vpp or Tri-level Sync: 0.6 Vpp, 1 x 75 Ω BNC
I/O DelayHD: 1 H, SD: 1.7 H (minimum delay) 1 to 2 frames + minimum delay (when FS or up-resize engine used) 2 to 3 frames + minimum delay (when FS or up-resize engine plus DVE used) 3 to 4 frames + minimum delay (when FS or up-resize engine plus output resize engine and DVE used)
InterfacesEDITOR: 1 x 9-pin D-sub (female), (inch screw)
RS-422: 6 x 9-pin D-sub (female), (inch screw)
GPI IN: 1 x 15-pin D-sub (female), (inch screw) 10 inputs
TALLY OUT: 1 x 25-pin D-sub (female), (inch screw) 20 outputs
ARCNET: 1 x 75 Ω BNC, loop-through (Terminate with 75 Ω terminator if unused)
Ethernet: 100Base-TX/1000Base-T: 1 x RJ-45
Temperature / Humidity32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) / 30 to 90% (no condensation)
Power100 to 240 VAC ±10%, 50/60 Hz
ConsumptionMaximum 28 W
ConsumablesCooling Fan: Replace every 4 years
Power Unit: Replace every 5 years
Battery: Replace every 5 years
(if used 24 hours a day at room temperature)
Dimensions (W x D x H)HVS-390HS Switcher: 16.9 x 17.7 x 5.2" (430.0 x 450.0 x 132.0 mm)
WeightOnly Main Unit: Approximately 33.1 lb (15.0 kg) (standard)
Main Unit with full option: Approximately 42.3 lb (19.2 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight94 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)38 x 27 x 23"
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