AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer & Converter with MADI Audio

AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer & Converter with MADI Audio

AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer & Converter with MADI Audio

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AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer & Converter with MADI Audio

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  • Analog / Digital Signal Converter
  • 1RU Chassis, Vertically Stackable
  • 16-Ch AES Audio, 8-Ch Analog Audio
  • 64-Ch MADI Audio over Coax or Fiber
  • GPI and LAN Control
  • HDMI, 3G-SDI, Optional SDI Fiber
  • Component, Composite
  • Reference with Loop-Through
  • Dual, Redundant Power Supplies
  • Network Configurable via Web Browser
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  • 1Description

The AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer & Converter with MADI Audio features a comprehensive array of video and audio inputs/outputs for converting between a wide range of analog and digital signals. It comes in a rugged, 1RU chassis ideal for high-density application and packed machine rooms.

Connections consist of 16-channel AES audio, 8-channel analog audio, 64-channel MADI audio over coax or fiber, GPI and LAN control, optional SDI fiber, 3G-SDI, HDMI, Component, Composite, and Reference with Loop-Through, supporting all broadcast video formats. The front panel features illuminating menu selection buttons, an alphanumeric LCD with status and control information, parameter select and adjust buttons, and activity LEDs displaying settings and conditions.

The FS1-X supports redundant power supplies and includes two AC power cords. It is quickly configurable by any computer on the network via a standard web browser, and it can be stacked vertically without limit as long as there's adequate supply of cool air around its vents.

MADI Support
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.
High-Quality Conversion
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 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), and AFD conversion or pass-through (user-selectable).
Optional Frame Rate Conversion
AJA offers an optional, factory-installed motion adaptive Frame Rate Converter (FRC) for creating high-quality conversions between different frame rate families for virtually unlimited international standards support.
Sidebar Keying
The sidebar keying feature allows incoming video to be 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 AFD features of the FS1-X ensure that the aspect ratio of the outgoing signal is properly identified for downstream devices.
Automation
Many functions on FS1-X, such as freezing an input or switching between presets, can be triggered by external GPI's, allowing easy integration into existing systems for seamless and accurate automation.
Extensive Connectivity
The FS1-X features a comprehensive set of inputs/outputs for converting between a wide range of analog and digital signals. Connections consist of 16-channel AES audio, 8-channel analog audio, 64-channel MADI audio over coax or fiber, GPI and LAN control, optional SDI fiber, 3G-SDI, HDMI, Component, Composite, and Reference with Loop-Through, supporting all broadcast video formats.
Remote Configuration and Control
The FS1-X is network ready and supports SNMP monitoring and web-based remote control. It can be connected to any Ethernet network via its 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, allowing control and configuration of one or more 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.
Redundant Power Supplies
Dual, redundant power supplies ensure the FS1-X remains online even in the event of a power supply failure.
In the Box
AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer & Converter with MADI Audio
  • 2 x AC Power Cords
  • Rackmount Brackets with Screws (Installed as Part of the Chassis)
  • User Manual PDF File On CD
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Video Input Digital Dual 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits
    3G-SDI Dual Link, Dual Stream, Level A or B
    HDMI 30 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, SD, HD, 1080p @ 50/60

    Dual Fiber (SC or LC) SD/HD/3G SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits (optional)
    Video Input Analog SD/HD component YPbPr, SMPTE-274 (3x 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
    HDMI 30 bits/pixel, RGB or YUV, SD, HD, 1080p @ 50/60 Video Output Analog

    Dual Fiber (SC or LC) SD/HD/3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits (optional)
    Video Output Analog SD/HD component YPbPr, SMPTE-274 (3x 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, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous
    16-channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous
    16-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous or Non-synchronous, Internal sample rate conversion (4x BNC)
    Audio Input Analog 8-channel, 24-bit A/D analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced (25 pin "D" TASCAM connector)
    Audio Output Digital 64-channel MADI, Coax or Fiber, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous
    16-channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous
    16-channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, Synchronous or Non-synchronous, Internal sample rate conversion (4x BNC)
    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: 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: produces 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: transforms 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
    2 - GPI IN 1
    3 - GPI IN 2
    4 - GPI IN 3
    5 - GPI I/O GND 1
    6 - GND
    7 - GPI IN 4
    8 - GPI OUT 1
    9 - GPI OUT 2
    10 - GPI I/O GND 3
    11 - GPI I/O GND 4
    12 - GPI OUT 3
    13 - GPI OUT 4
    14 - NC
    15 - GND
    Rack Height 1 RU
    Power 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz (dual, redundant power supplies), 55 W typical; 80 W max., 15 A max.
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Relative Humidity 0 to 90%, non-condensing
    Dimensions 17.5 x 16 x 1.75" (44.5 x 40.6 x 4.4 cm)
    Weight 7.9 lb (3.6 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.4 x 18.8 x 7.7"

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