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.

$3,995 US MSRP*

* Pricing is for US only. International pricing will vary.

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 1RU space.

Capable of simultaneously working with two independent streams of HD/SD 10-bit broadcast quality video and two independent groups of multi-channel analog or digital 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. A 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. Each video processing channel can be individually cropped and resized using AJA’s image scaling technology for the best possible quality when incorporating nonstandard image sizes.

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 HD and SD and cross-convert between HD formats. 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.

View Architecture

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

    SFP Configurator     

Closed caption conversion

FS2 supports Closed Captioning and the conversion of Closed Captioning between HD and SD formats - including full conversion between CEA-608 and CEA-708 caption standards.

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.



Tech Specs


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

 

 


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)