3G/HD/SD 2M/E Video Switcher

New generation of HANABI series, 2M/E switcher HVS-2000 is launched.

The HANABI, V6 HVS-2K Engine
The new HVS-2K 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-2K 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…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.

Main features

  • 6 M/E capability: 2 M/E + UNIQUE 4 MELite™ with FLEXaKEY™ architecture
  • 24 in/18 out standard. Up to 48 in/18 out or 40 in/22 out (optional)
  • 6 I/O expansion slots: HVS-100 series optional cards can be installed
  • PGM, PVW and 2 CLEAN outputs per M/E
  • Multi format: HD/SD/HDMI/Analog/VGA (optional)
  • 3G/4K Ready (S/W option)
  • 4 x Keyers per M/E, and 4 x FLEXaKEYs™ (assignable to M/E or AUX, even has a unique method to all more MELite™) Up to 6 keyers to M/E1, up to 8 keyers to M/E2, and up to 4 keyers to AUX are assignable
  • 8x 2.5D DVE plus 4x 3D DVE (3D DVE is optional)
  • 18 Auxiliary buses (2 HDMI, 12 AUX transition, 6 MELite™ function)
  • Control panel with RGB color buttons and 7-inch touch panel GUI
  • 4 Multi viewers (standard: 2, up to 64 windows)
  • All inputs have FS with Still image store and capture
  • 4 Still/Clip media player. Image store is 4 channel, with access to pool of 900 frames/ 30 seconds¡ of on line clip playback
  • Chroma keyers + 2 Advanced Chroma Keyers (optional)
  • Easy operation with Midas Touch™: ONStage™ mode for stage and multiscreen application

Other features


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

The HVS-2000 V6 engine is the only system that offers this kind of pure power and user flexibility.


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 to the main mix effects. Also, MELite™ allows to configure 3 M/E switcher which provides independent output with transition function to display sources on back monitors in the studio.


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.


P-MEM™ is capable of memorizing 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 complex series of events.

Midas Touch™

A New menu system that can be used for easy configuration changes and easy full system control. Operators will feel they are finding gold every time they make menu changes.


Control Panel

  • Up to 3 control panels can be connected simultaneously:
    HVS-2000 dedicated control panel: HVS-2244OU
    Other control panel: HVS-391OU /392ROU /392OU /392WOU
  • A single processing main unit can supply a dual operation.
    Able to Share the resources between two suites

2M/E Panel

2M/E Panel

2M/E Panel

1M/E Panel

  • Unique Auxiliary bus control, shotbox, P-MEM™ and macro control panels: HVS-AUX16A /AUX32A /AUX64A