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Frame Sync/Converter with MADI audio, 1RU

Product Code: AJA-FS1-X

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Brands AJA
Series Frame Sync Series
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FS1-X

Problem Solved

FS1-X is the next evolution in frame synchronization and conversion. Within its compact 1RU chassis, FS1-X integrates an amazing array of video and audio connectivity and processing, including 56- and 64-channel MADI audio over coax or fiber. With its flexible architecture, FS1-X utilizes a high-quality, motion adaptive linear Frame Rate Converter for smooth motion conversion between a wide range of frame rates whether for broadcast, production or live events.

Incredible frame rate conversion option*

Matching up and synchronizing disparate video and audio formats is a critical part of any broadcast, mobile or postproduction environment. Within its compact 1RU chassis, FS1-X integrates an amazing array of video and audio connectivity and processing. Featuring a flexible architecture, FS1-X simultaneously works with 3G-SDI 10-bit broadcast quality video and incorporates embedded audio, AES, MADI, and analog audio.Utilizing AJA’s remarkable conversion algorithms, FS1-X supports up, down and cross-conversion between SD and HD signals for the highest quality output possible. Additionally, the factory installed motion adaptive Frame Rate Converter (FRC) option enables high quality conversions between different frame rate families for virtually unlimited international standards support.*Optional. Factory installation required at time of order.
Massive audio flexibility

The growth of 5.1 and 7.1 audio has increased the number of audio channels that must be managed in a production. The MADI standard provides a convenient way to transport huge numbers of audio channels along a single cable, simplifying the cabling demands for broadcasters, mobile trucks, and production.FS1-X supports both fiber and coax 64-Channel MADI input and output. An internal 224 x 224 audio matrix allows full routing of MADI and all audio coming from SDI, fiber, AES and analog sources for an incredible amount of audio processing capability in a single box.
High-quality conversion

AJA’s hardware conversion technology ensures the highest image quality for your productions.
Key conversion features include:
  • SD/HD up, down-conversion
  • SD/SD aspect ratio conversion
  • HD/HD cross-conversion (720p/1080i)
  • Up, down, cross-conversion with both the input and converted formats on SD/HD SDI outputs (both synchronized)
  • HD cross-conversion with simultaneous down-converted SDI output
  • Automatic Reverse Telecine detection and removal
  • Closed Caption conversion (CEA-608/CEA-708 standards)
  • AFD conversion or pass-through (user-selectable)
Sidebar Keying

FS1-X features a unique keyer configuration, allowing incoming signals to be combined in powerful ways. A common example is sidebar keying, where incoming video is converted from SD to HD but rather than stretching the 4:3 aspect ratio to fit in a 16:9 frame, a second signal is used to fill the sides of the 16:9 frame. This allows channel identification or other imagery to be placed in that area rather than having black bars on either side. The robust AFD features of FS1-X ensure that the aspect ratio of the outgoing signal is properly identified for downstream devices.
Automation

Many functions on FS1-X can be triggered by external GPI’s such as freezing an input or switching between presets, allowing easy integration into existing systems for seamless and accurate automation.
Extensive Connectivity

FS1-X is loaded with comprehensive I/O for converting between the widest range of analog and digital signals. Perfect for use in all broadcast and post production environments, featuring 3G-SDI inputs and outputs, HDMI, comprehensive multi-channel audio connections supporting the latest standards, and I/O for analog video equipment, including HD and SD component.
CWDM Fiber Options

The optional fiber inputs and outputs let you to choose from multiple wavelength CWDM SFPs, allowing advanced multiplexing of signals over a single fiber connection.Possible CWDM options:
  • Dual TX 1271/1291
  • Dual TX 1311/1331
  • Dual TX 1351/1371
  • Dual TX 1391/1411
  • Dual TX 1431/1451
  • Dual TX 1471/1491
  • Dual TX 1511/1531
  • Dual TX 1551/1571
  • Dual TX 1591/1611
Remote configuration and control

FS units are network ready and support SNMP monitoring and web-based remote control. Units can be connected to any Ethernet network via the built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, allowing control and configuration of multiple FS units from any web browser on a connected computer. Configurations can be saved and applied to multiple units, ensuring consistency and quick configuration in large installs.


Tech Specs


Video Input/Output Formats
  • The FS1-X supports a wide variety of video formats and connectors, as listed below.
SDI and Fiber
  • The FS1-X has two standard SDI video inputs and outputs, and two optional Fiber video inputs and outputs.
  • All SDI video inputs and outputs, including Fiber, are YCbCr 4:2:2 pixel format.
  • Fiber connections support 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits (optional)
    • Single channel LC connector modules
    • Single channel SC connector modules
    • Dual channel LC connector modules
  • 2.97 Gb 3G-SDI Level B (SMPTE 425-B / SMPTE 372)
    • 2K 1080p 50
    • 1080p 50 (SMPTE 274)
  • 3G-SDI Level B 2.967 (2.97/1.001) Gb (SMPTE 425-B / SMPTE 372)
    • 2K 1080p 59.94
    • 1080p 59.94 (SMPTE 274)
  • 3G-SDI Level A 2.97 Gb (SMPTE 425-A)
    • 2K 1080p 50
    • 1080p 50 (SMPTE 274)
  • 3G-SDI Level A 2.967 (2.97/1.001) Gb (SMPTE 425-A)
    • 2K 1080p 59.94
    • 1080p 59.94 (SMPTE 274)
  • Dual link HD-SDI, 2x 1.485 Gb (SMPTE 372)
    • 2K 1080p 50
    • 1080p 50
  • Dual link HD-SDI, 2x 1.4835 Gb (SMPTE 372)
    • 2K 1080p 59.94
    • 1080p 59.94
  • HD-SDI, 1.4835 Gb (SMPTE 292)
    • 2K 1080p 23.98, 29.97
    • 1080p 23.98, 29.97
    • 1080PsF 23.98, 29.97
    • 1080i 59.94
    • 720p 59.94
  • SD-SDI, 270 Mb (SMPTE 259-C)
    • 625i 50
    • 525i 59.94
HDMI
  • The HDMI input only accepts SMPTE video formats, and accepts embedded audio. Video input formats are RGB or YCbCr 4:2:2 pixel format for consumer video scan formats. Computer scan rates are not supported.
    • 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94
    • 1080i 50, 59.94
    • 720p 50, 59.94
    • 625p 50
    • 625i 50
    • 525p 59.94
    • 525i 59.94
Component HD/SD Analog
  • The Component Analog Input accepts YCbCr 4:2:2 pixel format, configurable to SMPTE or Betacam levels. If the composite input is used, the component input is not available.
    • 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97
    • 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97
    • 1080i 59.94
    • 720p 50, 59.94
    • 625i 50
    • 525i 59.94
Composite SD Analog
  • The FS1-X composite analog video input/output formats are listed below. If the component inputs are used, the composite input is not available.
    • 625i 50
    • 525i 59.94 (switchable to NTSC 7.5 IRE or 0 IRE setup)
Reference
  • 1080p 50 tri-level sync
  • 1080i 50, 59.94 tri-level sync
  • 720p 50, 59.94 tri-level sync
  • 525i 59.94, 625i 50 analog composite
  • Genlock available to the current Video Processor 1 Input
  • Free run
Format Exceptions
  • The following formats are not supported:
    • 720p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97
    • All 30, 60 frame rates
    • 4:4:4 YCbCr, RGB, or XYZ inputs
    • 4:2:2 YCbCr 12-bit inputs
Video Format Conversion

Standard FS1-X Conversions
  • The standard FS1-X can convert almost any input format to nearly any output format, as long as the frame rates are of the same frame rate family. The three families are:
    • 23.98, 29.97, 59.94
    • 25, 50
    • 24

NOTE: See "Conversion Exceptions" below

FRC FS1-X Enabled Conversion
When the factory installed Frame Rate Converter (FRC) option is present and active, conversions between different frame rate families are supported. An appropriate genlock reference format will be required.

Supported Conversions, FRC Enabled

Input Format Output Format Genlock Source Formats Supported
525i 59.94 625i 50; 1080i 50 625i 50; 1080i 50
525i 59.94 720p 50; 1080p 25, 50 625i 50; 1080i 50; 720p 50
525i 59.94 1080PsF 25 625i 50; 1080i 50
525i 59.94 2K 1080PsF 25, 50 625i 50; 1080i 50; 720p 50
625i 50 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94
625i 50 720p 59.94 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94; 720p 59.94
625i 50 1080PsF 29.97 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94
625i 50 1080p 29.97, 59.94; 1080PsF 29.97; 2K 1080p 29.97, 59.94 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94; 720p 59.94
1080i 50 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94; 1080PsF 29.97 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94
1080i 50 720p 59.94; 1080p 29.97, 59.94; 2K 1080p 29.97, 59.94 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94; 720p 59.94
1080i 59.94 625i 50; 1080i 50; 1080PsF 25 625i 50; 1080i 50
1080i 59.94 720p 50; 1080p 25, 50; 2K 1080p 25, 50 625i 50; 1080i 50; 720p 50
720p 50 1080p 29.97, 59.94; 1080PsF 29.97; 2K 1080p 29.97 59.94 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94; 720p 59.94
720p 50 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94; 1080PsF 29.97 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94
720p 59.94 625i 50; 1080i 50; 1080PsF 25 625i 50; 1080i 50
720p 59.94 720p 50; 1080p 25, 50; 2K 1080p 25, 50 625i 50; 1080i 50; 720p 50
1080p 50 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94; 1080PsF 29.97 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94
1080p 50 1080p 29.97, 59.94; 1080PsF 29.97; 2K 1080p 29.97, 59.94 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94; 720p 59.94
1080p 59.94 625i 50; 1080i 50; 1080PsF 25 625i 50; 1080i 50
1080p 59.94 720p 50; 1080p 25, 50; 2K 1080p 25, 50 625i 50; 1080i 50; 720p 50
1080PsF 24 625i 50; 1080i 50; 1080PsF 25 625i 50; 1080i 50
1080PsF 24 720p 50; 1080p 25, 50; 2K 1080p 25, 50 625i 50; 1080i 50; 720p 50
1080PsF 24 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94; 1080PsF 29.97 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94
1080PsF 24 720p 59.94; 1080p 29.97, 59.94; 2K 1080p 29.97, 59.94 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94; 720p 59.94
1080PsF 23.98 625i 50; 1080i 50; 1080PsF 25 625i 50; 1080i 50
1080PsF 23.98 720p 50; 1080p 25, 50; 2K 1080p 25, 50 625i 50; 1080i 50; 720p 50
1080PsF 23.98 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94; 1080PsF 29.97 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94
1080PsF 23.98 720p 59.94; 1080p 29.97, 59.94; 2K 1080p 29.97, 59.94 525i 59.94; 1080i 59.94; 720p 59.94


Conversion Exceptions
Selecting the following format and frame rate conversions will cause a Video Format alarm.

Non-Supported Conversions

Input Format Output Format
525i 59.94 1080p 23.98; 1080PsF 23.98
1080i 59.94 1080p 23.98; 1080PsF 23.98
720p 29.97, 59.94 1080p 23.98; 1080PsF 23.98
1080p 29.97; 1080PsF 29.97 1080p 23.98; 1080PsF 23.98
625i 50 1080p 24; 1080PsF 24
1080i 60 1080p 24; 1080PsF 24
720p 30, 60 1080p 24; 1080PsF 24
1080p 30 1080p 24; 1080PsF 24



Video Format Alarms

When incompatible I/O formats are detected, an alarm can be triggered with these results:

  • Lights the relevant alarm LED on the front panel (FMT ERROR, 1 or 2)
  • Displays an alarm in the browser user interface
  • Influences selection of the first-displayed status screen
  • Generates an SNMP trap (if configured)
  • Triggers a GPI Output (if configured)
Video A/D, D/A Converters
  • 12-bits
  • 2x oversampled (HD)
  • 4x oversampled (SD)

Audio Inputs/Outputs
  • The FS1-X can accept and route any audio inputs to any audio output.
    • 8-Channel balanced analog I/O, DB-25F 25-pin connector (Tascam pinout)
    • 16-Channel AES/EBU I/O (BNC), DB-25F 25-pin connector
    • 16-Channel SDI/HD-SDI embedded BNC (2)
    • 16-Channel SDI/HD-SDI embedded Fiber (2)
    • 64-Channels MADI digital audio. BNC
    • 64-Channels MADI digital audio. Fiber
Audio Analog Levels
  • Analog audio input and output levels, as referenced to full scale digital, can be set to:
    • +12 dBu (consumer), +15 dBu, +18 dBu, +24 dBu (professional)
Audio Adjustments
  • Individual audio channels (or channel pairs) can adjusted for:
    • Level: +/- 18 dB
    • Phase: Normal or Reverse
    • Delay: -128 to +12288 samples (-2.7 ms to +256 ms)
LAN Interfaces
  • 10/100/1000 automatic configuration
  • Automatic cable crossover (auto MDI-X)
  • Embedded web server
  • SNMP
GPI Interace
  • DB-15F: Single connector provides four inputs and four outputs. See Appendix B for a connector pinout and GPI specifications
Size (w x d x h)
  • 19.0" x 16.0" x 1.75" (1RU) (482.6 x 406.4 x 44.45 mm)
Weight
  • 7.9 lbs (3.6 kg)
Power
  • 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz, (Dual, redundant power supplies), 55W typical, 60W with FRC option; 70W max.
Environment
  • Cooled via two internal fans and side vents
  • Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
  • Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 C (-40 to 140 F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
  • Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)

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