Dual Channel Frame Synchronizer & Converter

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Dual Channel Frame Synchronizer & Converter

 

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.

Dual video and audio processors

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.

AJA hardware conversion technology

AJA’s powerful 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

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-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.

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.

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.

Fiber connector supported:

  • Single-channel LC connector modules
  • Single-channel SC connector modules
  • Dual-channel LC connector modules

Architecture

FS2 is designed to meet the demands of broadcast engineering and live event production while providing incredible flexibility. Select any of the various inputs for conversion and route to all available outputs simultaneously.

Dual, redundant power supplies ensure uninterrupted power even in the event of a power supply failure.

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

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.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Video Formats
(2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 1920 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 1920 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 
(HD) 1920 x 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
(HD) 1280 x 720p 50, 59.94, 60
(SD) 625i 50
(SD) 525i 59.94
Video Input Digital
Dual 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/424, 8 or 10-bits
Dual Fiber 3G-SDI, SMPTE-297, 8 or 10-bits (optional)
Dual Channel LC connector module
Single Channel LC connector module
Single Channel SC connector module
Single Link 4:2:2 (1x BNC each)
HDMI v1.3 30-bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25 Gbps, SD, HD, 1080p 50/6060
Video Input Analog
HD component YPbPr, SMPTE-274 (3x BNC)
12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling
SD Component (3x 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
12-bit A/D, 4x oversampling
Video Output Digital
Dual SD/HD/3G SDI, SMPTE-259/292/424, 8 or 10-bits
Dual Fiber 3G-SDI, SMPTE-297, 8 or 10-bits (optional)
Dual Channel LC connector modules
Single Channel LC connector module
Single Channel SC connector module
Single Link 4:2:2 (1x BNC each)
HDMI v1.3 30-bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25 Gbps, SD, HD, 1080p 50/60
Video Output Analog
HD component YPbPr, SMPTE-274 (3x BNC)
12-bit D/A, 2x oversampling
SD Component (3x 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-272/299 SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
16-Channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous or nonsynchronous, internal sample rate conversion (8x XLR via 25-pin breakout cable)
Audio Input Analog
8-Channel, 24-bit A/D analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced (8x XLR via 25-pin breakout cable)
+12 dBu, +15 dBu, +18 dBu, +24 dBu (Full Scale Digital)
+/- 0.2 dB 20 to 20 kHz frequency response
Audio Output Digital
16-Channel, 24-bit SMPTE-272/299 SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
16-Channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous or nonsynchronous, internal sample rate conversion (8x XLR via 25-pin breakout cable)
Audio Output Analog
8-Channel, 24-bit A/D analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced (8x XLR via 25-pin breakout cable)
+12 dBu, +15 dBu, +18 dBu, +24 dBu (Full Scale Digital)
+/- 0.2 dB 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 fullscreen
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
External, 2x BNC
Looping, nonterminating
Blackburst or tri-level sync
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
Machine Control
GPI in/out, 15-pin D-connector
Size (w x d x h)
17.25" x 14.5" x 1.75" 1RU (438.15 x 368.3 x 44.45 mm)
Weight
7.9 lb (3.6 kg)
Power
100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz, (Dual, redundant power supplies), 55W typical; 80W max.
Environment
Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 C (-40 to 140 F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)