AJA 4-Channel 2K/HD/SD or 1-Channel 4K/UHD Frame Synchronizer

AJA 4-Channel 2K/HD/SD or 1-Channel 4K/UHD Frame Synchronizer

AJA 4-Channel 2K/HD/SD or 1-Channel 4K/UHD Frame Synchronizer

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The 4-Channel 2K/HD/SD or 1-Channel 4K/UltraHD Frame Synchronizer from AJA offers incredible versatility and connectivity in a sleek 1RU frame for 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD/SD conversion needs. Offering a wide range of connection options for both video and audio, this frame synchronizer can do the work of four separate devices in 2K/HD/SD or combine all processors and channels together for maximum flexibility for 4K/UltraHD productivity.

In single channel mode, the synchronizer will upscale your HD or SD materials to 4K/UltraHD and back, with a huge array of audio channels over Fiber, 3G-SDI, AES, and MADI for an incredible 272 x 208 matrix of audio possibilities.

In four channel mode, it provides multi-channel conversion with up to 4-channels of simultaneous processing for 2K/HD and SD signals. The processing allows ROI (Region of Interest) scaling, color correction, proc amp controls, motion adaptive de-interlacing, and much more.

Single channel mode provides a full suite of 4K/UltraHD processing and up, down, cross-conversion to and from 2K, HD, or SD
Four channel mode offers 4 x 2K/HD/SD channels of simultaneous conversion and processing, all within a 1RU chassis for multi-channel high-density delivery
Panel design provides straightforward operation in single channel or four channel mode
All four VIDx buttons under Channel Select are lit up in four channel mode
VID1 is lit and VID2-4 are off in single channel mode
Legacy signals and archival material need to be integrated into the 4K environment
4K sources need to be down-converted for current 2K/HD pipelines
Supports up, down, cross-conversion from SD, HD or 2K over 12G/6G/3G-SDI video to 4K or UltraHD video and back
Supports both Quadrant (Square Division) and 2SI (Two Sample Interleave) output formats
Hardware conversion technology ensures better image quality for your productions
Utilizes standard BNC as well as optional SFP inputs and outputs to integrate easily into a variety of workflows and facilities with support for SDI workflows all the way up to 12G
BNC and Fiber inputs and outputs accept 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD resolution SDI signals in single channel mode
2K/HD/SD inputs can be routed to multiple locations simultaneously without the need for any external signal distribution in four channel mode
Looping reference input allows the synchronizer to be locked to your house reference signal for rock-solid stability
Digital audio can be disembedded and embedded between SDI, MADI, and AES for an array of routing possibilities
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AJA 4-Channel 2K/HD/SD or 1-Channel 4K/UHD Frame Synchronizer
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    AJA FS4 specs

    Modes of Operation Four independent 2K, HD, or SD video processors
    One 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD, or SD video processor
    Video Formats (4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    (UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    (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 50, 59.94, 60
    (HD) 1280 x 720p 50, 59.94, 60
    (SD) 525i 59.94
    (SD) 625i 50
    YCbCr, 4:2:2, 10-bit
    Video Input Digital 4 x 3G-SDI inputs, 4 x BNC
    4 x 3G-SDI inputs, 4 x Fiber or HD-BNC (optional SFP modules)
    SFP fiber modules, 3G-SDI, dual LC, single LC, or single SC, SMPTE-297
    SFP fiber module, 12G/6G-SDI, dual LC, SMPTE-297
    SFP coax module, 12G/6G-SDI, dual HD-BNC
    12G/6G/3G/HD/SD, SMPTE-259/292/424/2081/2082
    Single Link 12G/6G-SDI (with optional SFP module)
    Quad Link 3G-SDI Level A or B-DL (4 x 3G), SMPTE-425-5
    Dual Link 3G-SDI Level B-DS (2 x 3G), SMPTE-425-3
    Single Link 3G-SDI Level A, B-DL, or B-DS, SMPTE 425
    Quad Link HD-SDI (4 x 1.5G)
    Dual Link HD-SDI (2 x 1.5G), SMPTE-372
    Single Link HD/SD
    Quadrant (Square Division) or 2SI (Two Sample Interleave) 4K/UltraHD input pixel mapping
    8 x 1 selector feeds video processors
    Video Output Digital 4 X 3G-SDI outputs, 4 x BNC
    4 x 3G-SDI outputs, 4 x fiber or HD-BNC (optional SFP modules)
    SFP fiber modules, 3G-SDI, Dual LC, Dual LC CWDM, Single LC, or Single SC, SMPTE-297
    SFP fiber module, 12G/6G-SDI, dual LC, SMPTE-297
    SFP coax module, 12G/6G-SDI, dual HD-BNC
    12G/6G/3G/HD/SD, SMPTE-259/292/424/2081/2082
    Single Link 12G/6G-SDI (with optional SFP module)
    Quad Link 3G-SDI Level A or B-DL (4 x 3G), SMPTE-425-5
    Dual Link 3G-SDI Level B-DS (2 x 3G), SMPTE-425-3
    Single Link 3G-SDI Level A, B-DL, or B-DS, SMPTE 425
    Quad Link HD-SDI (4 x 1.5G)
    Dual Link HD-SDI (2 x 1.5G), SMPTE-372
    Single Link HD/SD
    Quadrant (Square Division) or 2SI (Two Sample Interleave) 4K/UltraHD output pixel mapping
    Monitor Output 1 x BNC, 1 x 3G-SDI output
    3G-SDI/HD/SD, SMPTE-259/292/424, 10-bits
    1 x HDMI, 1 x HD output
    2K/HD/SD, HDMI v1.4a
    Monitored Video Processor output (video and audio) is simultaneously output on both connectors
    4K/UltraHD down-converted to 2K/HD
    Crop control on HDMI output
    Video Processing Motion adaptive deinterlacer
    Proc amp controls
    Color corrector
    Legalizer
    Framerate conversion/film cadence removal/insertion (3:2, 1:2, 2:1, 2:3)
    Adjustable delay 0-6 frames with H and V timing controls
    Closed Caption conversion (CEA-608/CEA-708)
    AFD input detection, down-convert control, and output pass through or overwrite
    Freeze (manual or on input signal loss) to black or last good frame
    Matte generator for background fill
    Video test generator
    Nominal video delay
    4K/UltraHD, 3 frames (LFR), 6 frames (HFR)
    HD/SD, 2 frames (LFR), 4 frames (HFR)
    Format Conversion Convert any supported input format to any supported output format, within the same frame rate family. These three families are:
    59.94, 29.97, 23.98
    50, 25
    60, 30, 24
    Scaling Supported in 2K/HD/SD formats
    Zoom in and out
    Reposition
    Region of Interest (ROI)
    Up-Conversion Hardware 10-bit
    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 will 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 video output format
    Aspect Ratio Conversion SD to SD
    Letterbox: Transforms SD anamorphic material to a letterboxed image
    H Crop: Produces 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
    Audio Input Digital 48 kHz sample rate
    8 x SDI embedded inputs (16-Channels each)
    128-Channels, 24-bit (20-bit SD), SMPTE-272/299
    8 x balanced AES inputs (16-Channels), 1 x DB-25
    16-Channels, 24-bit, AES-3
    2 x MADI inputs, 1 BNC, 1 x ST Fiber
    128-Channels, 24-bit, AES-10
    Audio Output Digital 48 kHz sample rate
    1 x SDI embedded output per Video Processor (16-Channels each)
    16-Channels (in single Video Processor mode), 24-bit (20-bit SD), SMPTE-272/299
    64-Channels (in four Video Processor mode), 24-bit (20-bit SD), SMPTE-272/299
    8 x balanced AES outputs (16-Channels), 1 x DB-25
    16-Channels, 24-bit, AES-3
    2 x MADI outputs, 1 BNC, 1 x ST Fiber
    128-Channels, 24-bit, AES-10
    Audio Processing 277 x 208 mono audio matrix, route 1 to 1, 1 to many
    Inputs: 128 embedded, 16 AES, 128 MADI, 2 stereo mixdowns, 3 tone generator
    Outputs: 64 embedded, 16 AES, 128 MADI
    Input adjustment controls for each channel
    Gain +18 to -18 dB in 0.5 dB steps
    Phase invert
    Input adjustment controls for each channel pair
    Delay -16ms to +1sec in 20.8 us steps
    Two independent 5.1 or 7.1 to stereo mixdown processors with gain adjust
    High quality Sample Rate Conversion on all audio inputs
    SRC bypass for non-PCM audio (e.g. Dolby E, AC-3, etc)
    Audio tone generator (mute, 400 Hz, 1 kHz)
    Reference Input External, 2 x BNC
    Looping, nonterminating
    Blackburst or tri-level sync
    Genlock Lock to External Reference
    Lock to SDI input 1 thru 8
    Free run based on Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator
    Network Interface 1 x RJ-45, 10/100/1000 Ethernet
    Embedded web server for remote control
    SNMP
    Front Panel Display
    Keypad with status LEDs
    Two rotary/push knobs
    Comprehensive alarm indicators
    Presets Each mode supports 40 Presets
    GPI 1 x 25-pin D-Connector
    Four optically isolated GPI inputs
    Four optically isolated GPO outputs
    Power 100 to 240 VAC 50/60 Hz (Dual, redundant power supplies), 55 W typical; 70 W maximum
    Environment Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Storage Temperature: -40 to 140°F (-40 to 60°C)
    Operating Relative Humidity: 10 to 90%, non-condensing
    Operating Altitude: <10,000' (<3,000 m)
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 17.5 x 16 x 1.75" (1RU) (44.4 x 41 x 4.45 cm)
    Weight 7 lb (3.2 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 11.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.3 x 18.3 x 7.0"

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