AJA FS1-X Advanced Frame Synchronizer/Converter

AJA FS1-X Advanced Frame Synchronizer/Converter

AJA FS1 Universal SD/HD A/V Frame Synchronizer and Converter

AJA FS1 Universal SD/HD A/V Frame Synchronizer and Converter

AJA FS1-X Advanced Frame Synchronizer/Converter with motion adaptive Frame Rate Converter

Advanced frame synchronizer and up, down, cross-conversion with 64-channel MADI audio support, high-quality, motion adaptive linear Frame Rate Converter and extensive video and audio I/O supporting both digital and analog.
Regular Price $7,905.00 Special Price $7,184.00
SKU
VIDAJA101

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 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. 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 224x224 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

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 and optional SDI Fiber I/O, comprehensive multi-channel audio connections supporting the latest standards, and I/O for analog video equipment, including HD and SD component.

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.

Architecture

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.

  • Motion-Adaptive Frame Rate Conversion
  • Fiber and Coax 64-channel MADI Audio input and output
  • High Quality Up/Down/Cross conversion
  • Sidebar Keying for inputs of differing aspect ratios
  • GPI Automation
  • Digital and Analogue In/Out Connectivity
  • Remote control via Network cable
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Video Input Digital:Dual 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits
3G SDI Dual Link, Dual Stream, Level A or B
Dual Fiber (SC or LC) SD/HD/3G SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits (optional)
HDMI 30 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, SD, HD, 1080p-50/60
Video Input Analog:SD/HD component YPbPr, SMPTE-274 (3 x BNC)
12-bit A/D, 2x 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:Dual 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits
3G SDI Dual Link, Dual Stream, Level A or B
Dual Fiber (SC or LC) SD/HD/3G SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits (optional)
HDMI 30 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, SD, HD, 1080p-50/60 Video Output Analog
Video Output Analog:SD/HD component YPbPr, SMPTE-274 (3 x BNC)
12-bit A/D, 2x 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
Audio Input Digital:64-channel MADI, Coax or Fiber, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
16-channel, 24-bit 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 (4 x BNC
Audio Input Analog:8-channel, 24-bit A/D analog audio, 48kHz sample rate, balanced (25 pin “D” TASCAM connector
Audio Output Digital:64-channel MADI, Coax or Fiber, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
16-channel, 24-bit 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 (4 x BNC
Audio Output Analog:8-channel, 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48kHz sample rate, balanced (25 pin “D” TASCAM connector
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
1080P to 720P, 720P to 1080P
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:Color Black, Tri-Level Sync
Looping, non-terminating
Network Interface:10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45)
Embedded web server for remote control
VTECSTM protocol for Remote Control Panel
User Interface:Alphanumeric display, with dedicated buttons
Control:GPI in/out, 15-pin D-connector
Physical:Width: 17.5” (44.45cm)
Depth: 16” (40.65cm)
Height: 1RU, 1.75” (4.44cm)
Weight: 7.85lb (3.56kg)
Power: 100-240 VAC 50/60Hz (Dual, redundant power supplies), 55W typical; 80W max. 15A max.
Operating temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C
Relative humidity: 0 to 90%, non-condensing