Pacific Television Center (PacTV) is using three UFM-30FRC HD/SD units by FOR-A to simplify its production process, using the product’s up/down/cross converting capabilities to transmit feeds around the world.
As PacTV constantly works with incoming feeds via satellite and their proprietary global fibre network, the UFM-30FRC’s built-in frame synchroniser helps the company clear up any drops in incoming signals that have the potential to cause issues in signal conversion and distribution.
PacTV has utilized FOR-A’s UFM-30FRC for international sports broadcasts, including boxing, tennis, golf, wrestling, race car driving, and martial arts events, as well as live news productions.
Both the frame sync and ‘any format in/out’ functions of the UFM-30FRC minimise the need for additional processing gear and simplify PacTV’s conversions of various standards. FOR-A also notes that the web graphical user interface (GUI) of the product allows quick, easy setup and control from any of PacTV’s three facilities.
“The UFM-30FRC offers motion compensation that rivals that of top-of-the-line converters while being very affordable,” said Jakob Nielsen, PacTV’s Projects Coordinator. “PacTV is a longtime user of FOR-A’s products. In addition to the UFM-30FRC, we also rely on other FOR-A solutions, such as their video switchers, playback systems and other frame rate converter units.”