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FS1-X w FRC Frame Sync/Converter with MADI audio and FRC by AJA

FS1-X w FRC Frame Sync/Converter with MADI audio and FRC by AJA

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FS1-X with Frame Rate Converter (FRC) 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
  • Brand
    AJA
  • SKU
    FS1-X w FRC
  • Weight
    10.00 lbs
  • Warranty
    5 Years
  • Condition
    New
  • Status
    Available
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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.

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 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.

    Frame Rate Converter (FRC)

    The factory installed Frame Rate Converter option enables conversions between the three video frame rate families:

    • 59.94/29.97/23.98
    • 50/25
    • 24 The standard FS1-X (without FRC) can also perform conversions, but only between frame rates that are within the same frame rate family, using add/drop frames. The FRC option provides:
    • High quality motion adaptive linear frame rate conversion
    • Multi field/frame 3D pixel by pixel motion adaptation
    • 1080p50/59.94 support
    • Format and Frame rate conversion can be combined (for example, 625i/50 IN, 1080i/59.95 OUT)

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.

SD-SDI, 270Mb (SMPTE 259-C)

  • 525i 59.94
  • 625i 50

HD-SDI, 1.4835 Gb (SMPTE 292)

  • 720p 59.94
  • 1080i 59.94
  • 1080PsF 23.98, 29.97
  • 1080p 23.98, 29.97
  • 2K 1080p 23.98, 29.97

Dual-link HD-SDI, 2x 1.4835Gb (SMPTE 372)

  • 1080p 59.94
  • 2K 1080p 59.94

Dual-link HD-SDI, 2x 1.485Gb (SMPTE 372)

  • 1080p 50
  • 2K 1080p 50

3G-SDI Level A 2.967 (2.97/1.001) Gb (SMPTE 425-A)

  • 1080p 59.94 (SMPTE 274)
  • 2K 1080p 59.94

3G-SDI Level A 2.97 Gb (SMPTE 425-A)

  • 1080p 50 (SMPTE 274)
  • 2K 1080p 50

3G-SDI Level B 2.967 (2.97/1.001) Gb (SMPTE 425-B / SMPTE 372)

  • 1080p 59.94 (SMPTE 274)
  • 2K 1080p 59.94

2.97 Gb 3G-SDI Level B (SMPTE 425-B / SMPTE 372)

  • 1080p 50 (SMPTE 274)
  • 2K 1080p 50

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.

  • 525i 59.94
  • 525p 59.94
  • 625i 50
  • 625p 50
  • 720p 50, 59.94
  • 1080i 50, 59.94
  • 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 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.

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

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.

  • 525i 59.94 (switchable to NTSC 7.5 IRE or 0 IRE setup)
  • 625i 50

Reference

  • 525i 59.94, 625i 50 analog composite
  • 720p 50, 59.94 tri-level sync
  • 1080i 50, 59.94 tri-level sync
  • 1080p 50 tri-level sync
  • 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

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).
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