Virtual System Platform


FOR-A’s virtual system video platform is a video platform intended specifically for building a virtual system/RCG system. This platform provides substantially improved performance for PC-based real-time graphics solutions, and it also enables the adding of optional broadcast-quality chroma key functions for building a practical and compact system. Combined with the Brainstorm eStudio virtual system software, this platform dramatically boosts the capabilities of real-time graphics, expands the boundaries of creativity, and supports the creation of even more appealing content.

MBP-1244: Video Platform

  • Video I/O board to be installed on PC workstations

  • 4 inputs (camera, video wall 1 V/K, video wall 2 V), 4 outputs

  • Installation of PCI Express ×8 bus

  • Camera delay adjustable (7 frames)

  • 2 mixing engines of 4 layers

  • Bypass function


Video FormatsHD: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p
SD: 525/60, 625/50
Video InputHD-SDI: 1.485/1.001 Gbps or
SD-SDI: 270 Mbps, 75Ω BNC x 4
Camera x 1, Video Wall x 3 (V1/K1, V2)
Video OutputHD-SDI: 1.485/1.001 Gbps or
SD-SDI: 270 Mbps, 75Ω BNC x 4
Genlock InputBB: NTSC: 0.429 Vp-p/PAL: 0.45 Vp-p or Tri-level sync: 0.6 Vp-p 75Ω BNC x 1
Host InterfacePCI Express x 8
Slot Requirement2 slots
Signal Processing4:4:4:4 RGB
Temperature / Humidity10ºC to 35ºC / 30% to 90% (no condensation)
Power / Consumption+12V DC to +24V DC / 25 W
Dimensions / Weight311 (W) x 111.15 (H) mm / 0.5 kg
AccessoryOperation manual
OptionMBP-12CK: chroma keyer card

System Requirements

OSMicrosoft® Windows® 7 Professional/Ultimate, 64-bit, SP1 or higher
CPUSix Core Intel® Xeon® E5-2643v2 x 2 or more
Main Memory16 GB or better
HDDSAS (Serial Attached SCSI) HDD
Extended SlotPCI Express x 8 + adjacent empty slot
Graphics CardEquivalent to NVIDIA Quadro® K5000

MBP-12CK: Chroma Key Option

  • Chroma key board that can be installed in the MBP-1244

  • High-performance auto chroma key function based on a proprietary FOR-A algorithm that features quick, simple, and high-quality chroma key composition

  • Edge color replacement function for correcting incorrect colors on the edges

  • Filtering and other functions for reducing flickering noise

MBP-RUA: Remote Control Unit

  • Intuitive operation using touch panel and button controls
    - 7-inch full color VGA LCD (with touch panel): For display and operation of control GUI
    - Switches: Frequently-used, predefined functions can be freely assigned to switches
    - Dials: Chroma key adjustment, parameter adjustment

  • Can be used with the MBP-12GUI

  • Control of multiple (up to five) MBP-1244 boards is possible from a single MBP-RUA


Power / Consumption100 V AC to 240 V AC ±10%, 50/60 Hz /
25 VA at 100 V AC, 31 VA at 200 V AC
Dimensions / Weight430 (W) x 132 (H) x 87 (D) mm / 3.5 kg
InterfacesLAN: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T, RJ-45 x 1
(for MBP-1244 Remote Control)
HDMI: HDMI x 1 (for GUI mirroring)
USB2.0: Series-A type connector x 5
(For USB memory, Keyboard and Mouse connection)
GPI: 15-pin D-sub (male) x 2 (unused)
AUDIO: RCA pin jack x 1 (unused)
AccessoriesOperation Manual, AC cord, rack mount brackets

MBP-12GUI: Remote Control Software

  • Control software for controlling MBP-1244 and MBP-12CK

  • User-friendly design providing an easy-to-use GUI

  • Enables saving and calling from 100 event memory, television systems, genlock settings, camera delay settings, mixer settings, chroma key settings, and other parameters

  • Control of multiple (up to five) MBP-1244 boards is possible from a single MBP-12GUI


System Requirements

ModelMBP-12GUI System Requirements
OSMicrosoft® Windows® XP Professional 32-bit SP2 or higher
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional/Ultimate
(32 bit/64 bit)
CPUIntel® Core™2 Duo 1GHz or better
Main Memory1GB or better
USB PortUSB1.1 or better, 1 port or more
Network PortEthernet 100BASE-TX, 1 port or more
LibraryMicrosoft® .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 or higher
Display Resolution1024 x 768 pixels, full color





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