Video production company Tennessee Digital Video (TNDV) first used FOR-A's HVS-390HS video switcher while producing conferences for Atlanta-based Passion City Church. Impressed with the cost efficient switcher, TNDV purchased a 2 M/E HVS-390HS of its own in December 2013. The company will rely on its new switcher for events leading up to the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards on April 6, including production of a 2-day music festival fundraiser and a red carpet show special.
On April 4-5, ACM will be hosting a two-day outdoor music fundraiser festival at Caesars LINQ in Las Vegas. Deemed “Party for a Cause," the festival's proceeds will help to fight hunger by benefitting Outnumber Hunger, and features headliners Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban. TNDV will handle video production of the festival, and plans to use the HVS-390HS to produce IMAG on three video boards, enabling the crowd to see performers up close. TNDV will feed video to two different stages during the festival's events. The production company will also be on location in Las Vegas to produce a live red carpet special at the ACM Awards.
“We have a number of HD trucks and flypacks, so we own a variety of switchers," said Nic Dugger, owner of TNDV. “The HVS-390HS stands out compared to others for the variety of useful features that it offers for such an affordable price. A lot of our productions require a second M/E for broadcast and IMAG switches, so that was a major consideration in us choosing the 2 M/E HVS-390HS. We believe that the switcher is a perfect fit for our work surrounding the ACM Awards."
A longtime user of FOR-A color correction and video conversion products, the HVS-390HS is the first FOR-A switcher that TNDV has purchased. The company has found the unit to be well built, robust, and road worthy – all important considerations that the mobile production company looks for when selecting equipment.
“FOR-A's HVS-390HS offers features that allow us to highly customize the unit to meet our production needs," said Dugger. “Its expansion slots, twelve DVE channels, and option to use the larger 28-button panel greatly benefit our operations."
Beyond the switchers themselves, Flatirons Community Church has been impressed with FOR-A's high level of customer service. MacTavish said, “Though we haven't had the need to contact technical support since our switchers consistently work so well, the customer support from FOR-A on our switcher setup, use, and programming was outstanding."
ABOUT TNDV: Television
Formed in 2004, TNDV: Television represents the culmination of many years of broadcast and live production for Nic Dugger, owner and president; and his staff of full time engineers. TNDV produces events from small single-camera productions all the way up to multi-million dollar international TV events, and takes pride in building custom solutions for challenging productions of any size, in any situation. Recent productions include the live concert productions at the NCAA Final Four, the 2013 Re/Max Long Drive Challenge on ESPN, and the inaugural season of Sing for Your Supper on PBS.
Please call 615-585-6528 or visit http://www.tndv.com for more information.