M2 Events Group trusts FOR-A’s equipment to produce its high-level events

FOR-A Corporation has announced that live corporate event producer M2 Events Group has used its FOR-A live production system for two recent events. The company utilized the solution for live sessions at the auto industry’s NADA 2022 Show in Las Vegas and for leadership meetings for a U.S.A.-based insurance company.

For both, M2 Events Group was the sole producer and production company, handling management, audio, video, and lighting from start to finish. They deployed FOR-A’s HVS-1200 switcher and FA-9600 signal processor to send the camera signals to screen management systems. The objective was to build image magnification picture-in-pictures (IMAG PIPS) for the events’ LED canvases. The MFR-1000 routing switcher served as the signal distribution hub, sending camera signals to multiple multi-viewers backstage for prompter, directors, and producers.

The 3RU form factor FOR-A HVS-1200 switcher is very portable, making it the ideal choice for mobile production and events. Ten 12G-SDI inputs come as standard, plus one or two M/E switching in 4K UHD and HD mode, respectively. The MFR-1000 4K routing switcher accomplishes 4K and 8K routing with 12G-SDI compatibility across all inputs and outputs. The FA-9600 signal processor provides HDR and WCG. It offers conversion format delivery, including 12G, 4K UHD, 1080p and HD/SD-SDI.

“One of the great things about FOR-A switchers is how easy they are to use, how intuitive the web GUI is, how intuitive the buttons and the menu on the physical switcher controller are,” said Ken Sorrell, National Accounts Manager, Music Matters Productions. “It’s easy for any Director to start, with even a basic knowledge of video switchers in general, and they can at least find their way around and make a show work pretty quickly.”

The 12G compatibility of FOR-A technology is beneficial for the production company as it has to work with large displays. “The ability to use 12G-SDI is a plus as we move towards even larger canvas sizes, and we need to push 4K signals to all of our screen management devices. Also, being able to create presets was beneficial so we could prepare PIPS and two-shots that were ready on the click of a button,” Lalani concluded.

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