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Universal HD/SD Audio/Video Frame Sync/Converter, 1RU AJA

Product Code: AJA-FS1

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$4,740.00 inc GST
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Series Frame Sync Series
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FS1 Universal HD/SD Audio/Video Frame Sync/Converter


FS1 is a powerful and flexible frame synchronizer and high quality converter that helps you work with mismatched signal types to establish a consistent format for post production or broadcast.

Flexible input, flexible output

Featuring a flexible input, output, and control architecture, the FS1 Universal HD/SD Audio/ Video Frame Synchronizer and Converter can simultaneously work with both HD and SD video all in full 10-bit broadcast quality video and 24-bit audio.

Supporting virtually any input or output, analog or digital, HD or SD, FS1 can up or down-convert between SD and HD, and provide simultaneous HD and SD outputs. Up, down, cross-conversion between HD formats are also supported, with simultaneous output of both formats.

AJA hardware conversion technology

AJA's powerful hardware conversion technology ensures the highest image quality for your productions. Key conversion features includ:

  • 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

Digital and analog I/O flexibility

FS1 is loaded with comprehensive I/O that lets it handle the widest range of analog and digital signals - and convert between them.

Perfect for use in broadcast and post production environments, FS1 features Dual HD/SD-SDI inputs and outputs, comprehensive multi-channel audio connections and I/O for analog video equipment, including HD and SD component.

For audio, FS1 supports 8-channel AES, balanced analog, or 16-channel embedded audio with full flexibility and audio processing controls. You can choose from any of the 4 groups of embedded audio for 8-channel output on the AES or analog audio.

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 10/100/1000MB 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.

To integrate smoothly with the existing automation of a facility, FS1 can also receive external GPI commands to trigger a variety of functions, such as freezing an input source.

Closed caption conversion

FS1 supports closed captioning and the conversion of closed captioning between SD and HD formats - including full conversion of CEA-608 captions to the CEA-708 standard. FS1 can preserve closed captioning even when converting between formats, removing the need to re-insert closed captions after conversion.
Active Format Description

Automatically sets Active Format Description information to match the converted signal. This means AFD information does not have to be inserted after conversion and provides accurate information for devices that understand AFD.

Tech Specs

Video Formats
  • (HD) 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
  • (HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24
  • (HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60
  • (SD) 625i 25
  • (SD) 525i 29.97

Input

Possible Output Formats

525i59.94

525i59.94

720p59.94

1080i59.94

720p59.94

525i59.94

720p59.94

1080i59.94

1080i59.94

525i59.94

720p59.94

1080i59.94

 

1080pSF23.98

1080pSF23.98

1080i59.94

525i59.94

 

625i50

625i50

1080i50

720p50

720p50

625i50

1080i50

720p50

1080i50

625i50

1080i50

720p50

 

1080pSF24

1080pSF24

1080i60

 

1080i60

1080i60

720p60

 

720p60

720p60

1080i60

 

Notes:
• In the case of 1080pSF 23.98 input - and when 1080i 59.94 (or 525) is selected as an output format, the FS1 automatically does 3:2 pulldown to get the correct frame rate.
• When passing 24 or 60 frame rate video, output is high definition.


Video Input Digital

  • Dual SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8 or 10-bits
  • Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC each)

Video Input Analog
  • HD component YPbPr, SMPTE-274 (3 x BNC)
  • 12-bit A/D, 2 x oversampling
  • SD Component (3 x BNC)
  • SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J
  • 12-bit A/D, 4 x oversampling
  • +/- .25 dB to 5.5 mHz Y frequency response
  • +/- .25 dB to 2.5 mHz C frequency response
  • .5% 2T pulse response
  • <2 ns Y/C delay inequity
  • SD Composite/YC (S-Video)
  • 12-bit A/D, 4 x oversampling
Video Output Digital
  • Dual SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8 or 10-bits
  • Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC each)

Video Output Analog
  • HD component YPbPr/RGB, SMPTE-274 (3 x BNC)
  • 12-bit D/A, 2 x oversampling
  • SD Component (3 x BNC)
  • SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J
  • 12-bit D/A, 4 x oversampling
  • +/- .25 dB to 5.5 mHz Y frequency response
  • +/- .25 dB to 2.5 mHz C frequency response
  • .5% 2T pulse response
  • <2 ns Y/C delay inequity
  • SD Composite/YC (S-Video)
  • 12-bit D/A, 4 x oversampling
Audio Input Digital
  • 16-Channel, 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
  • 8-Channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous or nonsynchronous, internal sample rate conversion (4 x BNC)
Audio Input Analog
  • 8-Channel, 24-bit A/D analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced (8 x XLR via 25-pin breakout cable)
  • +12dBu, +15dBU, +18dBu, +24dBu (Full Scale Digital)
  • +/- 0.2db 20 to 20 kHz frequency response
Audio Output Digital
  • 16-Channel, 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
  • 8-Channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous or nonsynchronous, internal sample rate conversion (4 x BNC)
Audio Output Analog
  • 8-Channel, 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced (8 x XLR via 25-pin breakout cable)
  • +12dBu, +15dBU, +18dBu, +24dBu (Full Scale Digital)
  • +/- 0.2db 20 to 20 kHz frequency response
Up-Conversion
  • Hardware 10-bit
  • Anamorphic: fullscreen
  • Pillarbox 4:3: results in a 4:3 image in center of screen with black sidebars
  • Zoom 14:9: results in a 4:3 image zoomed slightly to fill a 14:9 image with black side bars
  • Zoom Letterbox: results in image zoomed to fill full screen
  • Zoom Wide: results in a combination of zoom and horizontal stretch to fill a 16:9 screen; this setting can introduce a small aspect ratio change
Down-Conversion
  • Hardware 10-bit
  • Anamorphic: fullscreen
  • Letterbox: image is reduced with black top and bottom added to image area with the aspect ratio preserved
  • Crop: image is cropped to fit new screen size
Cross-Conversion
  • Hardware 10-bit
  • 1080i to 720P
  • 720p to 1080i
  • 720p to 1080PsF
SD to SD Aspect Ratio Conversion
  • Letterbox: This transforms SD anamorphic material to a letterboxed image
  • H Crop: Will produce a horizontally stretched effect on the image; transforms anamorphic SD to full frame
  • SD Pillarbox: Will produce an image in the center of the screen with black borders on the left and right sides and an anamorphized image in the center
  • V Crop: Will transform SD letterbox material to an anamorphic image
Timecode
  • SDI RP188 via SDI BNC
Reference Input
  • Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V)
  • Looping, nonterminating
Network Interface
  • 10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Embedded web server for remote control
  • VTECS™ protocol for Remote Control Panel

User Interface
  • Alphanumeric display, with dedicated buttons

Machine Control

  • GPI in/out, 9-pin D-connector
  • Pinout is as follows:

1

GPI IN 1

2

GPI IN 2-

3

GPI OUT 1

4

GPI OUT 2

5

Chassis Ground

6

I/O GROUND 1

7

I/O GROUND 2

8

I/O GROUND 1-

9

I/O GROUND 1

  • RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol (reserved for future use)
  • 9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:

1

GND

2

RX-

3

TX+

4

GND

5

No Connection

6

GND

7

RX+

8

TX-

9

GND

Shell

GND


Size (w x d x h)
  • 17.25" x 12.5" x 1.75" iRU (438.1mm x 317.5mm x 44.4mm)
Weight
  • 6.5 lb (2.94 kg)
Power
  • 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz (Dual, redundant power supplies), 25W typical; 30W max.
Environment
  • Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C (32 to 104 degrees F)
  • Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 degrees C (-40 to 140 degrees F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
  • Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)

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