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FS2

A world of conversion possibilities.

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/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.

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.

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.

Dolby® E option

Optional Dolby E cards give FS2 the ability to extract Dolby encoded signals, which can then be assigned just like any other audio input to FS2.


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.

Architecture

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Connections

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Tech Specs


Video Formats

  • 525i 29.97
  • 625i 25
  • 720P 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1080PsF 23.98, 24
  • 1080p 24, 25, 30

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:
    1. In the case of 1080pSF/23.98 input - and when 1080i59.94 (or 525) 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.
    2. When passing 24 or 60 framerate video, output is high definition.

Video Input Digital

  • Dual SD/HD/3G SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits
    • Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC each)
  • Dual Fiber (SC or LC) SD/HD/3G SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits (optional)
  • HDMI v1.3 30 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, 2.25 Gbps, SD, HD, 1080p-50/60

Video Input Analog

  • HD component YPbPr, SMPTE-274 (3 x BNC)
    • 12-bit A/D, 2x oversampling
  • SD Component (3 x BNC)
    • SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J
    • 12-bit A/D, 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 A/D, 4x oversampling

Video Output Digital

  • Dual SD/HD/3G SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits
    • Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC each)
  • Dual Fiber (SC or LC) SD/HD/3G SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits (optional)
  • 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 (3 x BNC)
    • 12-bit D/A, 2x oversampling
  • SD Component (3 x 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-259 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 (8 x XLR via 25-pin breakout cable)
  • Optional Dolby E Decoding

Audio Input Analog

  • 8-channel, 24-bit A/D analog audio, 48kHz sample rate, balanced (8 x XLR via 25-pin breakout cable)
    • +12dBu, +15dBU, +18dBu, +24dBu (Full Scale Digital)
    • +/- 0.2db 20 to 20kHz Frequency Response

Audio Output Digital

  • 16-channel, 24-bit SMPTE-259 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 (8 x XLR via 25-pin breakout cable)
  • Optional Dolby E Encoding (future option)

Audio Output Analog

  • 8-channel, 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48kHz sample rate, balanced (8 x XLR via 25-pin breakout cable)
    • +12dBu, +15dBU, +18dBu, +24dBu (Full Scale Digital)
    • +/- 0.2db 20 to 20kHz Frequency Response

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
  • 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

  • Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V)
  • Looping, non-terminating.

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

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    


  • RS-422/RS-485, 15-pin D-connector (reserved for future use)
    • Pinout is as follows:
      1 NC 9 RS-485 Dolby Metadata Output +
      2 RS-422 Machine Control Output + 10 NC
      3 RS-422 Machine Control Output - 11 GND
      4 RS-485 Dolby Metadata Output - 12 RS-485 Dolby Metadata Input -
      5 GND 13 RS-485 Dolby Metadata Input +
      6 NC 14 NC
      7 RS-422 Machine Control Output - 15 GND
      8 RS-422 Machine Control Input +    

Physical

  • Width: 17.25" (43.81cm)
  • Depth: 14.5" (36.83cm)
  • 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.
  • Environment:
    • Operating temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C
    • Relative humidity: 0 to 90%, non-condensing