AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer & Converter with MADI Audio & FRC

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AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer & Converter with MADI Audio & FRC
Key Features
  • Analog / Digital Signal Converter
  • Motion Adaptive Frame Rate Converter
  • 1RU Chassis, Vertically Stackable
  • 16-Ch AES Audio, 8-Ch Analog Audio
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The AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer & Converter with MADI Audio & FRC features a comprehensive array of video and audio inputs/outputs for converting between a wide range of analog and digital signals. It also features a motion adaptive Frame Rate Converter (FRC) for creating high-quality conversions between different frame rate families. It comes in a rugged, 1RU chassis ideal for high-density application and packed machine rooms.
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AJA FS1-X W Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Frame Rate Converter (FRC)
  • 3MADI Support
  • 4High-Quality Conversion
  • 5Sidebar Keying
  • 6Automation
  • 7Extensive Connectivity
  • 8Remote Configuration and Control
  • 9Redundant Power Supplies

The AJA FS1-X Frame Synchronizer & Converter with MADI Audio & FRC features a comprehensive array of video and audio inputs/outputs for converting between a wide range of analog and digital signals. It also features a motion adaptive Frame Rate Converter (FRC) for creating high-quality conversions between different frame rate families. 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.

Frame Rate Converter (FRC)

The FS1-X with FRC features an optional, factory-installed motion adaptive Frame Rate Converter for creating high-quality conversions between different frame rate families for virtually unlimited international standards support.

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).

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.

AJA FS1-X W Specs

Video Input DigitalDual 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 AnalogSD/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 DigitalDual 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 AnalogSD/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 Digital64-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 Analog8-channel, 24-bit A/D analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced (25 pin "D" TASCAM connector)
Audio Output Digital64-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-ConversionHardware 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-ConversionHardware 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-ConversionHardware 10-bit
1080i to 720p
720p to 1080i
1080p to 720p, 720p to 1080p
SD to SD Aspect Ratio ConversionLetterbox: 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
TimecodeSDI RP188 via SDI BNC
Reference InputColor Black, Tri-Level Sync
Looping, non-terminating
Network Interface10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45)
Embedded web server for remote control
VTECSTM protocol for Remote Control Panel
User InterfaceAlphanumeric display, with dedicated buttons
ControlGPI 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 Height1 RU
Power100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz (dual, redundant power supplies), 55 W typical; 80 W max., 15 A max.
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Relative Humidity0 to 90%, non-condensing
Dimensions17.5 x 16 x 1.75" (44.5 x 40.6 x 4.4 cm)
Weight7.9 lb (3.6 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight12.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.575 x 18.819 x 7.717"
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