The broadcasting and professional video industry is embarking on a new chapter in terms of both expression and business due to the shift to multi-channel broadcasting, multi-media in video and audio content, higher resolution cameras and TVs, and advancements in computer graphics. The production environment has also taken on new dimensions owing to a change to a file-based workflow for video and audio. FOR-A is seeking to carve out a new era hand-in-hand with our customers by leveraging our definitive technological capabilities backed up by actual achievements and our ability to provide flexible proposals that respond swiftly to changes in the times.
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FOR-A’s new technology changing society
FOR-A has led the world with the development of FT-ONE, a high-speed camera capable of super-slow-motion acquisition at full 4K resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) up to 900 frames per second (fps). There are high expectations for application of this product in a variety of content domains that include sports link-ups, commercials and films.
FOR-A brands supporting society
The FOR-A VWS series of caption systems is chosen by more professionals nationwide and commands approximately 70% of domestic market share. This series handles the transition from 2D to 3D and enables captions with greater movement and impact. Its application stretches to programs that people watch every day.
Frame-rate converter FOR-A frame rate converters have become the industry standard in converting international broadcasts such as sports telecasts.
FOR-A signal processors assume the role of converting and correcting video. With these devices, it is possible to convert various types of video/audio.
These devices support duplication so that broadcasts remain uninterrupted and protect the signal from errors that can occur in the line.
FOR-A archiving recorders enable the digitalization of videotapes lying dormant in broadcasting stations and can realize from ingest to archive and reuse on a single device.
These systems enable the integrated management of different media files,conversion to required format and output, providing important support in a file-based era.
FOR-A character generators can be used for all kinds of captions employed at broadcasting stations such as for election specials, news and sports link-ups, providing essential support for program production.
A virtual studio can be applied to multiple situations such as weather forecasts and election specials in which live images and computer graphics can be integrated at will.
FOR-A’ s HANABI series of video switchers is being used all around the world, playing a key role in video production by enabling users to switch between different video sources such as camera, VTR and captions.
Multi viewers allow multiple videos to be displayed on a single screen with ease for fast, stress-free monitoring.