AJA FS2

AJA FS2 Dual Channel Frame Synchronizer and Converter

AJA FS2 Dual Channel Frame Synchronizer and Converter

  • 3G-SDI, HDMI, Component, & Composite I/O
  • Supports Dual 10-Bit Video Signals
  • 16-Channel AES Audio per Signal
  • Dual Video and Audio Processors
  • Up/Down/Cross-Conversion
  • Web-Based Remote Control
$4,499.00
Ships in 1-2 Weeks

The AJA FS2 Dual Channel Frame Synchronizer and Converter a Dual Channel 1RU Universal 3G/HD/SD Audio/Video Frame Sync/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. The 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.

FS2 Features:

  • Dual Video format converters each featuring SD/HD (up/down), SD-to-SD (aspect ratio), and HD-to-HD (720/1080 cross) conversions
  • Dual Video processors supporting proc amp and color correction
  • Dual Frame Synchronizers
  • Dual video/key framestores downloadable from the local area network
  • User-specified custom format conversion settings with variable crop, size, aspect, and position parameters
  • Dual flexible Keyers for video/key overlays or sidebar keying from the two Video processors, the two internal video/key framestores (not in version 1), or internal matte generators.
  • Closed captioning support featuring true conversion between EIA 608 and 708 (SD and HD) CC formats
  • Active Format Description (AFD) support
  • Scan convert computer formats via a DVI to HDMI cable (future firmware release)
  • Dual 3G/HD/SD SDI I/O with embedded audio
  • Dual 3G/HD/SD Optical Fiber I/O (optional)
  • HDMI I/O supporting 3D HDMI output
  • Component/Composite analogue HD/SD video I/O, 12 bit
  • Looping reference input with flexible genlock

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 Ecards 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.

More Information
 
In the box                                                      1x FS2 Dual Channel Frame Synchronizer and Converter
Limited AJA  5-Year Warranty
   
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

 

Input

Possible Output Formats

525i59.94

525i59.94

720p59.94

1080i59.94

720p59.94

525i59.94

720p59.94

1080i59.94

1080i59.94

525i59.94

720p59.94

1080i59.94

 

1080pSF23.98

1080pSF23.98

1080i59.94

525i59.94

 

625i50

625i50

1080i50

720p50

720p50

625i50

1080i50

720p50

1080i50

625i50

1080i50

720p50

 

1080pSF24

1080pSF24

1080i60

 

1080i60

1080i60

720p60

 

720p60

720p60

1080i60

 

 

Notes: In the case of 1080PsF 23.98 input - and when 1080i 59.94 (or 525i) is selected as an output format, the FS2 automatically does 3:2 pulldown to get the correct frame rate. Similarly, in the case of 1080pSF/24 input, FS2 automatically does 3:2 pulldown to get the correct frame rate.

When passing 24 or 60 frame rate video, output is high definition.

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
Pinout is as follows:

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

GPI I/O GND 2

14

NC

7

GPI IN 4

15

GND

8

GPI OUT 1

 

 

 

Dimensions 7.25" x 14.5" x 1.75" 1RU
Weight 7.9 lb
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)
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