AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer & Converter with MADI Audio & FRC

AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer & Converter with MADI Audio & FRC

AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer & Converter with MADI Audio & FRC

  • Analog / Digital Signal Converter
  • 1RU Chassis, Vertically Stackable
  • 16-Ch AES Audio, 8-Ch Analog Audio
  • 64-Ch MADI Audio over Coax or Fiber
  • LAN Control via web browser on any platform
  • HDMI, 3G-SDI, Optional SDI Fiber
  • All outputs active at all times
$3,495.00
Ships in 1-2 Weeks

The AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer & Converter with MADI Audio & 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. Featuring a flexible architecture, FS1-X simultaneously works with 3G/HD/SD-SDI 10-bit broadcast-quality video and incorporates embedded audio, AES, MADI, and analog audio.

AJA FS1-X Features:

  • 1RU HD/SD Frame Synchronizer
  • Supports 2 video channels: one with full conversion, one pass-through
  • 10-bit up-, down-, and cross-convert to simultaneous outputs
  • MADI, AES, Embedded and Analog audio support
  • Component and Composite Analog HD/SD video input and output
  • LAN Control via web browser on any platform
  • All outputs active at all times
  • Closed Caption conversion; up-, down-, cross-conversion between CEA-608 and CEA-708
  • AFD support for optimal aspect ratio conversion

Utilizing AJA’s remarkable conversion algorithms, FS1-X supports up, down, and cross-conversion between SD and HD signals for the highest quality output possible. Additionally, the factory-installed motion adaptive Frame Rate Converter (FRC) option enables high-quality conversions between different frame rate families for virtually unlimited international standards support.

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.

FS1-X features a unique keyer configuration, allowing incoming signals to be combined in powerful ways. A common example is sidebar keying, where the 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.

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 the 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
The 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. View Architecture.

More Information

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:
    1 GND 9 GPI OUT 2
    2 GPI IN 1 10 GPI I/O GND 3
    3 GPI IN 2 11 GPI I/O GND 4
    4 GPI IN 3 12 GPI OUT 3
    5 GPI I/O GND 1 13 GPI OUT 4
    6 GND 9 NC
    7 GPI IN 4 15 GND
    8 GPI OUT 1    

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
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