The power to convert
AJA's FS family brings the full power of our hardware conversion expertise within compact 1RU rack units that offer unrivalled flexibility. Delivering AJA's industry standard up/down/cross-converter technology for the highest quality images, FS units are ideal for high-density applications such as mobile trucks and packed machine rooms, able to replace multiple hardware units in a single rack slot. A wide range of conversion possibilities makes them perfect for converting disparate sources to a common format, or handling whatever formats the production environment might throw at you.
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.
FS1 is a powerful and flexible frame synchronizer and high quality converter that helps you work with mismatched signal types to establish a consistent format for post production or broadcast.
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
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.
Perfect for transitioning to 4K
Universal SD/HD Frame Sync with High-quality 4K/UHD Up-conversion.
The FS3 is AJA’s first FS product with a 4K/UHD up-converter, and is the next evolution in video conversion and frame synchronization.
Within its compact 1RU chassis, FS3 integrates an array of video and audio processing designed to solve tough signal conversion challenges.
Moving to 4K is never an instant change. Legacy signals and archival material need to be integrated into the 4K environment. Utilizing AJA’s remarkable conversion algorithms, FS3 supports up-conversion from SD, HD, and 3G-SDI video to 4K or UHD video carried on quad 3G-SDI BNCs, dual 3G-SDI BNCs, or optional fiber LC SFP outputs. Both Quadrant (Square Division) and 2SI (Two Sample Interleave) output formats are supported.
Synchronizing and up-converting SD, HD, and 3G-SDI video to 4K or UHD is a critical part of a broadcast, mobile or post-production environment.
FS3 syncs to analog SD blackburst, HD tri-level sync, or to the incoming SDI signal. FS3 also provides integer frame rate conversion (3:2, 1:2, 2:1).
FS3 has full Video Proc Amp and Color Corrector capabilities, and the robust AFD features ensure that the aspect ratio of the outgoing signal is properly identified for downstream devices.
The growth of 5.1 and 7.1 audio has increased the number of audio channels that must be managed in a production. FS3 accepts embedded SDI audio on all four SDI inputs (two coax and two optional fiber), and has an internal 64x64 audio matrix that allows routing of all embedded audio channels. Besides audio level, phase, and delay controls, FS3 also provides for 5.1 and 7.1 mixdown to stereo.