HD/SD 1M/E - 2M/E Video Switcher

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All the switcher you will ever need!
Unparalleled versatility for today’s ever changing world

The HANABI HVS-390HS is available as a 1M/E or 2M/E switcher. 1M/E versions can be upgraded to 2M/E. The 2M/E is switchable to 2.5M/E, with the additional bus being controlled by either the (included) Web browser control, or an (optional) control panel.

Online Tutorial

Extreme choice in control surfaces

With the HVS-390HS, there is no compromise offering up to 3 different control panels and up to 5 remote AUX control panels that can be used all at the same time!

You can choose what size or type of control you prefer and what fits your environment. From the 19” rack mount 12 button panels (1M/E or 2M/E), all the way up to the operator designed 2M/E 28 button panel. As well as traditional control panels, there is also the choice of simple remote panel, included Web browser control, and our range of AUX control panels. All control choices are easy to operate, for safe, reliable and repeatable LIVE operation!


2 M/E 28-buttons

2 M/E 20-buttons

2 M/E 12-buttons


1 M/E 20-buttons

1 M/E 12-buttons

web browser


Remote 12-buttons

AUX control panel

Configuration Guide

The HVS-390HS - Why is it all the switcher you’ll ever need?

HVS-390HS standard features

  • 4 x Keyers on each M/E, including 2 high quality Chroma keyers, can be used as keyers and/or Picture in Picture
  • Freely assign up to 4 x keyers to an AUX output or M/E output (2 from M/E 1, 2 from M/E 2)
  • All keyers include DVE with resize and perspective/tilt, etc. (2.5D)
  • 2 x 3D DVEs on each M/E for background and keyer transitions
  • CG Wipe engine on each M/E offering animated wipe/mix transitions
  • ‘Next transition’ including direction for all keyers and background on each M/E, as well as FOR-A’s On-Air programmable transition section
  • Included Web Browser GUI gives total control and set up from a connected device such as PC, Mac, or Tablet, etc.
  • FTP access for stills and clip sequences, plus built-in USB for stills
  • Increase the number of stills by using spare inputs as extra still stores
  • The Web Browser provides an easy way to edit: Macros, Event Memories and key-frame sequences
  • Industry leading color correction with 2 per M/E, assignable for inputs or entire bus
  • 4 clip store capability with up to 60 frames in each clip store (HVS-39MEM option provides 120 frames)
  • Option to save stills and clips to internal memory (HVS-39MB)
  • Redundant PSU for both Main and Control Panel available, hot-swappable from the front of the MU
  • Safe-area generator and audio monitoring are selectable and adjustable per window on internal multi-viewer layouts
  • 2 x Multi-viewer outputs in HD Mode, each with selectable layouts
  • Standard interface for multiple external device control, including audio mixers, routers, and VTR/VDCP units via RS-422 and VDCP
  • Individually switchable frame synchronizer on each input
  • 4 x Upconverters are standard—expandable to 12
  • 16 inputs are standard, expandable to 24 with optional HD/SD-SDI, DVI, VGA, composite or component cards
  • 8 outputs plus 1 x HDMI output are standard, expandable to 13 with optional HD/SD-SDI, DVI, VGA, composite or component cards
  • Depending on configuration and usage, HVS-390HS has a minimum delay of 1 line in HD
  • Up to 100 m BNC cable can be used to connect Mainframe and control panel
  • Dedicated Black Burst or Tri-Level sync output

Unparalleled broadcast reliability and performance

Advanced AUX- Virtual 6M/E

While the HVS-390HS has a full powered primary Mix Effects (M/E), FOR-A offers the first switcher system to use Advanced AUX technology. Operators and technical staff will appreciate the capabilities of a virtual 6M/E switcher. With Advanced AUX technology any AUX bus can be used like never before… and AUX output can cut, mix, wipe, key and move graphics with a DVE.

A dozen DVE channels

The HVS-390HS has 8 channels of 2.5D and 4 channels of 3D DVE. Twelve channels of DVE means you don’t need to float DVEs as you should have enough for any production need. All twelve channels are included, no extra charge. Some other suppliers, ask you to pay for enough DVEs or only provide 4.

Animation playout (CG wipe): with picture of CG wipe

The HVS-390HS can store and playout from an internal 4 channel media player. Why not free up your external clip player(s) and let the ‘no extra charge’ internal media player replay those animated bugs or integrate your animations into transition opens and closes.
Your wipe transitions will really get noticed as the animation becomes part of youn A/B wipe.

Operation via Web browser

The ability to set up, adjust and operate the HVS-390HS via a Web browser, from a PC, Mac, or tablet device, over Ethernet, is included at ‘no extra charge’.
This also allows easy recalling and editing of macros, key-frame sequences and event memories. The Web browser control also displays thumbnails of stills loaded to still stores. This easy to use software control can be used as at secondary operational positions, or as an AUX control for TD or director.

Powerful outputs! - All at the same time

● 2.5 M/E switcher
With Advanced AUX plus technology, we provide a virtual 6M/E production switcher. You can even also use AUX bus 7 and 8 as a Half M/E (Program/Preset bus) complete with mix transitions and up to 4 DSK’s.

● Dual multi-viewer
Two independent multi-viewers are equipped, each capable of displaying 16 windows with safety area marker and audio level meter.

HVS-390HS versatile and reliable main unit

A 3U main unit is available with one or two redundant power supplies.
It is the same main unit for 1M/E or 2(2.5)M/E systems, thus providing easy future to upgrade.

HVS-390HS input/output options

HVS-390HS can accept up to 2 optional input cards and 2 output cards from the following types:


4 channels HD/SD-SDI input card. 2 types of card available; HVS-30HSDI has a frame synchronizer function and re-size (expansion) function on all inputs so SD images can be processed internally as HD images. The less expensive HVS-30HSDI-A has a frame synchronizer function but not the ability to resize SD to HD.

HVS-30HSAI: Analog Video Input Card

2 channel analog video input card. Either channel can be used as composite or component and the component inputs can be set for SD or HD.

HVS-30PCIN: PC (DVI/VGA) Input Card

For computer-based applications we have an input card with one DVI-D and one VGA connector, with resolutions ranging from VGA to WUXGA.

HVS-30HSDO: HD/SD-SDI Output Card

2 channel HD/SD-SDI output card. A third dedicated down-converted output is provided for simultaneous output of HD and SD.

HVS-30HSAO: Analog Video Output Card

2 channel analog video output card. Outputs can be set-up as 1 component and 1 composite or as 2 component. The component outputs can be set as SD or HD.

HVS-30PCO: PC (DVI/VGA) Output Card

For computer-based applications we have an output card with one DVI-D and one VGA connector, with resolutions ranging from SVGA to WUXGA.

HVS-30TALR: Tally Interface Card

Tally relay interface card (18 terminals). Up to 2 cards can be installed (the slot is shared with I/O cards).

Facility Integration:

When integrating a router and switcher, FOR-A’s system incorporates pass through for processing of tally information and source names. Integrate an Audio mixer with the HVS-390HS using ESAM II (edit suite audio mixer) industry standard protocol. Media player interfaces can use VDCP (video disk communications protocol) RS-422 based VTR style control. VR-Link Optional software for FOR-A for current or future virtual studio use.

Configuration Guide


Number of M/Es 1 M/E or 2 M/E
Control Panel 6 types
HVS-391OU: 1 M/E 20-button model
HVS-392WOU: 2 M/E 28-button model
HVS-392OU: 2 M/E 20-button model
HVS-392ROU: 2 M/E 12-button rack size model
HVS-30OU: 1 M/E 12-button model
HVS-30RU: Remote panel
Video Formats 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/29.97PsF, 1080/25PsF, 1080/24PsF, 1080/23.98PsF, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 525/60 (NTSC), 625/50 (PAL)
Video Input HD-SDI: 1.5 Gbps or SD-SDI: 270 Mbps 75Ω BNC x 16 * Frame synchronizer on each input
Video Input (optional) HVS-30HSDI/HSDI-A
HD-SDI: 1.5 Gbps or SD-SDI: 270 Mbps 75Ω BNC × 4
HD analog component, SD analog component, Analog composite
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 Inputs Standard: 16 (SDI), Max.: 24 (with HSDI x 2 or HSDI-A x 2)
Video Output HD-SDI: 1.5 Gbps or SD-SDI: 270 Mbps 75Ω BNC x 8 (PGM x 2, AUX x 6), HDMI (AUX) x 1 (HDCP, AUDIO incompatible)
Video Output (optional)
HD-SDI: 1.5 Gbps or SD-SDI: 270 Mbps 75Ω BNC x 3
HD analog component, SD analog component, Analog composite
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 Outputs Standard: 9 (SDI x 8, HDMI x 1), Max.: 13 (with 2 output cards)
AUX Outputs Standard: 6, Max.: 8 * Crossfade switching available on each AUX output
Signal Processing 4:2:2 Digital component
Quantization HD/SD-SDI: 10-bit
Genlock Input BB: NTSC 0.429 Vp-p / PAL 0.45 Vp-p or Tri-level Sync: 0.6 Vp-p, 75Ω BNC x 1, loop-through (Terminate with 75Ω terminator, if unused.)
System Phase Adjust Horizontal: -1/2H to +1/2H
Genlock Output BB: NTSC 0.429 Vp-p / PAL 0.45 Vp-p or Tri-level Sync: 0.6 Vp-p, 75Ω BNC x 1
I/O Delay HD: 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)
9-pin D-sub (female) x 1 (inch screw)
9-pin D-sub (female) x 6 (inch screw)
15-pin D-sub (female) x 1 (inch screw) 10 inputs
25-pin D-sub (female) x 1 (inch screw) 20 outputs
75Ω BNC x 1, loop-through (Terminate with 75Ω terminator, if unused.)
100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T RJ-45 x 1
Temperature / Humidity 0°C to 40°C / 30% to 90% (no condensation)
Power 100 V AC to 240 V AC ±10%, 50/60 Hz
Consumption HVS-390HS: 510 W (at 100-120 VAC) 460 W (at 220-240 VAC)
HVS-391OU: 32 W (at 100-120 VAC) 30 W (at 220-240 VAC)
HVS-392WOU: 39 W (at 100-120 VAC) 37 W (at 220-240 VAC)
HVS-392OU: 43 W (at 100-120 VAC) 40 W (at 220-240 VAC)
HVS-392ROU: 28 W (at 100-120 VAC) 26 W (at 220-240 VAC)
Dimensions/Weight HVS-390HS: 430 (W) x 450 (D) x 132 (H) mm / Approx. 17 kg (standard), 20 kg (full option)
HVS-391OU: 576 (W) x 279 (D) x 131 (H) mm / Approx. 5.5 kg
HVS-392WOU: 800 (W) x 409 (D) x 132.6 (H) mm / Approx. 10.5 kg
HVS-392OU: 576 (W) x 409 (D) x 132 (H) mm / Approx. 8.5 kg
HVS-392ROU: 430 (W) x 409 (D) x 132 (H) mm / Approx. 7.5 kg
Accessories Main unit: Operation manual, AC cord, Rack mount brackets (for main unit)
HVS-391OU/392WOU/392OU/392ROU: Operation manual, AC cord, BNC cable (10 m)
Consumables (if used 24 hours a day at room temperature) Cooling fan: Replace every 4 years
Power unit: Replace every 5 years
Battery: Replace every 5 years


Model Name Features
HVS-39EXTME M/E expansion card (for 1 M/E model)
HVS-30HSDI HD/SD-SDI input card (w/ up-resize engine)
HVS-30HSAI Analog input card
HVS-30HSAI Analog input card
HVS-30HSDO HD/SD-SDI output card
HVS-30PCO PC output card
HVS-AUX8RK/AUXRK AUX remote extension kit
HVS-TALOC20/32 Tally open collector unit (20/32 terminal)
HVS-39ED Editor interface software
HVS-39PSM Redundant power supply unit for main unit
HVS-39MEM Video memory expansion card
HVS-30HSDI-A HD/SD-SDI input card (w/o up-resize engine)
HVS-30PCIN PC input card
HVS-30HSAO Analog output card
HVS-AUX8/16/32 AUX remote unit
HVS-TALR20/32 Tally relay unit (20/32 terminal)
HVS-30TALR Tally relay output card
HVS-39VR Virtual link software
HVS-39PSO Redundant power supply unit for HVS-391OU/392WOU/392OU/392ROU
Configuration Guide
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