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
Matching up and synchronizing disparate video and audio formats is a critical part of any broadcast, mobile or post-production environment. With the factory-installed motion adaptive Frame Rate Converter (FRC) option, FS1-X creates incredible, high-quality conversions between different frame rate families for virtually unlimited international standards support.
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 as well as needing to create stereo mixdowns from 5.1 and 7.1 sources. 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 56- and 64-channel MADI input and output. An internal 224x224 audio matrix allows full routing of MADI, mixdowns and all audio coming from SDI, fiber, AES and analog sources for an incredible amount of audio processing capability in a single box.
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)
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.
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.
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.
FS1-X is designed to maximize flexibility while providing a dependable solution that is engineered to meet the demands of broadcast engineering. Dual, redundant power supplies ensure FS1-X remains online even in the event of a power supply failure.
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)
SD-SDI, 270Mb (SMPTE 259-C)
HD-SDI, 1.4835 Gb (SMPTE 292)
Dual-link HD-SDI, 2x 1.4835Gb (SMPTE 372)
Dual-link HD-SDI, 2x 1.485Gb (SMPTE 372)
3G-SDI Level A 2.967 (2.97/1.001) Gb (SMPTE 425-A)
3G-SDI Level A 2.97 Gb (SMPTE 425-A)
3G-SDI Level B 2.967 (2.97/1.001) Gb (SMPTE 425-B / SMPTE 372)
2.97 Gb 3G-SDI Level B (SMPTE 425-B / SMPTE 372)
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.
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.
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.
The following formats are not supported:
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:
See "Conversion Exceptions" below.
Video Format Alarms
When incompatible I/O formats are detected, an alarm can be triggered with these results:
Video A/D, D/A Converters
Inputs and Outputs
The FS1-X can accept and route any audio inputs to any audio output.
Analog Audio Levels
Analog audio input and output levels, as referenced to full scale digital, can be set to:
Individual audio channels (or channel pairs) can adjusted for: