IBC: FOR-A brings file-based products to IBC
September 9, 2011

IBC: FOR-A brings file-based products to IBC

AMSTERDAM — FOR-A Company Limited (www.for-a.com) is at IBC with its new LTR-120HS video archiving recorder. The LTR-120HS uses a high-quality AVC-Intra/DVCPRO codec and MXF wrapper/un-wrapper to record MXF files to LTO-5 tape. These files can be used by a variety of NLE systems. 

The archiving recorder is designed to serve as an “archive at ingest” solution, recording video footage as an MXF file in realtime by simply pressing “record” and “play” on the front panel controls. The LTR-120HS supports AVC-Intra100, AVC-Intra50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, and DVCPRO files. With its internal hard drive, and with each LTO-5 tape providing 1.5 TB of recording capacity and LTFS portable file system, the LTR-120HS also doubles as a material/program exchange media server. The unit features HD/SD-SDI I/O, gigabit Ethernet interface for file-based I/O, and RS-422 for external VTR control. A built-in LCD screen allows for monitoring.

FOR-A also offers the LTR-100HS, which was introduced last year and supports various MPEG-2 video formats.

Also on display is the company’s compact MBP-100SX MXF clip server and baseband converter which offers mutual conversion between MXF (XDCAM) files and HD/SD-SDI signals for ingest applications. A solid-state drive can be installed to create a redundant playback environment as well.