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AJA Video Systems FS2 Universal Frame Synchroniser/ Converter

Dual Independent 3G/HD/SD Up/Down/Cross Video Synchronizer along with Dual 16-Channel Audio Processors
Part No: FS2

With dual-channel conversion and frame synchronizing in a slim 1RU space, FS2 can do the work of two separate devices or combine both processors together for maximum flexibility.

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AJA Video Systems

Product Description

Details

Offering huge flexibility and the power to adapt to meet the needs of rapidly changing environments, FS2 offers unprecedented conversion and frame synchronization power in a single 1RU space. FS2 can be used as two separate Frame Synchronizers/Format Converters, or the two channels can be linked with the internal FS2 keyer to do the work of three or more devices - for example HD sidebar keying where both the video and background graphics are up converted and combined.

Features

FS2 can up or down convert between SD, HD, and 3G HD (1080p50/60), and cross convert between HD formats including 3G HD. Additionally, FS2 has full input and output signal routing, allowing any I/O port to be assigned to either processing channel

 

Digital and Analog I/O

Capable of simultaneously working with two independent streams of 3G/HD/SD 10-bit broadcast-quality video and two independent groups of 16-channel AES audio, each FS2 video channel supports virtually any input or output: analog component or composite, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, Dual Link (1.485 Gb), Fiber and HDMI I/O. For audio, FS2 has two audio processors, each supporting 16-channel AES/EBU digital audio, 16-channel embedded audio, and 8-channel balanced analog audio with a variety of controls for maximum flexibility. The output of each processor can be embedded in its respective video processor output (SDI, Fiber, or HDMI), or sent to the AES or balanced outputs. For 3G and Dual Link inputs, the audio processors can have access to all 32 channels


Fiber I/O option

FS2’s Fiber I/O option allows fiber cable runs of up to 10 kilometers to be connected directly to the FS2 without the need for separate fiber to SDI conversion

 

Dolby E option

Optional Dolby E cards give FS2 the ability to extract Dolby encoded signals, which can then be assigned just like any other audio input to FS2

 

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, FS2 can also receive external GPI commands to trigger a variety of functions, from freezing an input source to switching between saved presets

 

Closed caption conversion

FS2 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. FS2 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


Features

  • 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

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification

Video Formats

  • 525i 29.97
  • 625i 25
  • 720P 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1080PsF 23.98, 24
  • 1080p 24, 25, 30

 

Video Input Digital

  • Dual SD/HD/3G SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits
  • Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC each)
  • Dual Fiber (SC or LC) SD/HD/3G SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits (optional)
  • HDMI v1.3 30 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25 Gbps, SD, HD, 1080p-50/60


Video Input Analog

HD component YPbPr, SMPTE-274 (3 x BNC)

  • 12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling

SD Component (3 x BNC)

  • SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J
  • 12-bit A/D, 4x 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

  • 12-bit A/D, 4x oversampling
 

Video Output Digital (all simultaneously active)

  • Dual SD/HD/3G SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits
  • Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC each)
  • Dual Fiber (SC or LC) SD/HD/3G SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits (optional)
  • HDMI v1.3 30 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25 Gbps, SD, HD, 1080p-50/60


Video Output Analog (all simultaneously active)

HD component YPbPr, SMPTE-274 (3 x BNC)

  • 12-bit D/A, 2x oversampling

SD Component (3 x BNC)

  • SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J
  • 12-bit D/A, 4x 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

  • 12-bit D/A, 4x oversampling


Audio Input Digital

  • 16-channel, 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
  • 16-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous or Non-synchronous, Internal sample rate conversion (8 x XLR via 25-pin breakout cable)
  • Optional Dolby E Decoding


Audio Input Analog

8-channel, 24-bit A/D analog audio, 48kHz sample rate, balanced (8 x XLR via 25-pin breakout cable)

  • +12dBu, +15dBU, +18dBu, +24dBu (Full Scale Digital)
  • +/- 0.2db 20 to 20kHz Frequency Response


Audio Output Digital

  • 16-channel, 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
  • 16-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous or Non-synchronous, Internal sample rate conversion (8 x XLR via 25-pin breakout cable)
  • Optional Dolby E Encoding (future option)


Audio Output Analog

8-channel, 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48kHz sample rate, balanced (8 x XLR via 25-pin breakout cable)

  • +12dBu, +15dBU, +18dBu, +24dBu (Full Scale Digital)
  • +/- 0.2db 20 to 20kHz Frequency Response


Up-Conversion

  • Hardware 10-bit
  • Anamorphic: full-screen
  • Pillar box 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: full-screen
  • 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, non-terminating.


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/knobs


Control

  • GPI in/out, 15-pin D-connector
  • RS-422/RS-485, 15-pin D-connector (reserved for future use)

          

Power

  • 100-240 VAC 50/60Hz (Dual, redundant power supplies), 55W typical; 80W max. 15A max.


Environment

  • Operating temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C
  • Relative humidity: 0 to 90%, non-condensing


Dimensions and Weight

  • 43.81cm (W) 31.75cm (D) 1RU 4.44cm (H)
  • Weight: 3.56kg)

 

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