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AJA FS-HDR HDR/WCG Converter/Frame Synchronizer

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AJA FS-HDR HDR/WCG Converter/Frame Synchronizer
Key Features
  • 4x 3G-SDI (BNC) Inputs/Outputs
  • 4x 3G-SDI (Fiber SFP) Inputs
  • Colorfront Engine TV Mode
  • BBC 3D HLG LUTs v1.4/Knee Controls
The FS-HDR HDR/WCG Converter/Frame Synchronizer from AJA is specifically designed to provide HDR (High Dynamic Range) and WCG (Wide Color Gamut)–video processing. Proprietary Colorfront algorithms offer real-time color fidelity and minimal latency for both UHD/4K and HD/2K workflows. The FS-HDR also works as a single-channel UHD 4K cross-converter, or a 4-channel HD/2K converter, complete with HDR, scaling, color correction, and deinterlacing functions.
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AJA FS-HDR Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2v4.1 Features
  • 3Real-Time HDR Conversion
  • 4Colorfront Engine Processing
  • 5Real-Time Log Support
  • 6HDR Workflow
  • 7Knee & Slope Control
  • 8BBC & NBCU LUTs
  • 9Wide Camera & Lens Support
  • 10Channel-Specific HDR
  • 11Cross Conversion
  • 12UHD 4K Up & Down-Conversion
  • 13BNC Interface
  • 14BNC & Fiber I/O
  • 15Simultaneous 4-Location Routing
  • 16Looping Reference Input
  • 17Multiplexing
  • 18Control Options
  • 19Closed Captioning Conversion
  • 20Compact Form

The FS-HDR HDR/WCG Converter/Frame Synchronizer from AJA is specifically designed to provide HDR (High Dynamic Range) and WCG (Wide Color Gamut)–video processing. Proprietary Colorfront algorithms offer real-time color fidelity and minimal latency for both UHD/4K and HD/2K workflows. The FS-HDR also works as a single-channel UHD 4K cross-converter, or a 4-channel HD/2K converter, complete with HDR, scaling, color correction, and deinterlacing functions.

Firmware update 4.1 increases the buffer depth from 6 to 20 frames and adds both BBC HLG format conversion LUTs v1.5 and NBCU (NBCUniversal) HLG LUTS. Update 4.1 also offers expanded Closed Captioning (CC) support and the ability to pass through or translate critical ancillary data, even while performing a conversion. The FS-HDR offers a Colorfront Engine TV Mode with enhanced color-correction and camera control functions. Features include knee point and knee slope controls for better highlights and roll-offs in SDR and HDR conversion, seamless round-tripping to help maintain branded SDR color fidelity, and improved use of HDR image information in SDR down-conversions and SDR to HDR expansion. Update 4.0 introduced BBC 3D HLG LUTs v1.4, a LUT 9 for HLG to SDR display-light conversions, and metadata support for additional cameras and lenses. It also brought the ability to configure HDR components of the SDI output VPID on a channel-by-channel basis. Cinematic color spaces like ARRI Log C, Canon Log 2/3, Panasonic V-Log, RED Log3G10/Wide Gamut, and Sony S-Gamut3/S-Log3 are accurately reproduced and converted from log to either HDR or SDR output.

With a wide range of connection options for both video and audio, in frame synchronizer mode the FS-HDR does the work of four separate devices in 2K/HD/SD. Combine all the processors and channels together for maximum flexibility for UHD/4K productivity. UHD/4K input and output options include quad 1.5G, dual 3G, and quad 3G, 6G, and 12G over a range of SDI and optional fiber choices.

In single-channel mode, the FS-HDR will upscale your HD or SD materials to UHD/4K and back, with a wide array of audio channels over Fiber, 3G-SDI, AES, and MADI connectors. In four-channel mode, the FS-HDR provides multi-channel conversion with up to 4-channels of simultaneous processing for 2K/HD and SD signals. Closed captioning is preserved even when converting between formats, and a looping Reference input enables locking to your housed reference signal.

These multiple conversion/synchronizer features are housed within the FS-HDR's compact 1 RU frame. Control the FS-HDR using the front-panel buttons, or the web-based user interface via the built-in 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet port. When working with large installations, configurations can be applied and saved to multiple FS-HDR units, ensuring consistency and speed.

v4.1 Features

  • Buffer now supports up to 20-frame delays
  • Updated BBC HLG LUTs to v1.5 including two new LUTs and:
    • LUT1 had 105% output clip to the EBU R103 “preferred” signal range removed
    • LUT8 has improved color saturation and softer tone-mapping to enhance image highlights
    • LUT9 has improved color saturation, especially in highlights and tone-mapping has been adjusted to avoid clipping of the HLG nominal signal range
    • LUT17 and LUT18 are new LUTs for SDR BT.2020 to HLG BT.2100 conversion
  • New NBCU LUT Transform category includes:
    • 1-NBCU_SDR2HLG_DL_v1, SDR UpMap to HLG using Display Light
    • 2-NBCU_SDR2HLG_SL_v1, SDR to HLG using Scene Light
    • 3-NBCU_HLG2SDR_DL_v1.1, HLG to SDR using Display Light
    • 4-NBCU_SDR2PQ_DL_v1, SDR UpMap to PQ using Display Light
    • 5-NBCU_PQ2SDR_DL_v1, PQ to SDR using Display Light
    • 7-NBCU_HLG10002PQ_v1, HLG 1000 Nits to PQ
  • New ability to automatically pass through SCTE-104 packets for a wide range of formats and conversions
  • New Timecode Xlator to pass-through or translate Ancillary Timecode (ATC) packets for a wide range of formats and conversions.
    • Supports LTC, VITC1, or VITC2

Real-Time HDR Conversion

Real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR) conversion from SDR to HDR, HDR to SDR, and HDR to HDR; BT.709 and BT.2020 support

Colorfront Engine Processing

Colorfront Engine video processing of a single channel of 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD (including down-conversion to HD HDR), or up to four channels of 2K/HD simultaneously

Real-Time Log Support

Real-time conversion of your camera's log output to 4K/UltraHD or 2K/HD, then output as either HDR or SDR; wide support of popular log formats

HDR Workflow

HDR workflow support for a range of UHD/4K and HD/2K configurations

Knee & Slope Control

Knee point and slope control for improved highlights and roll-off in SDR and HDR conversions

BBC & NBCU LUTs

Includes BBC 3D HLG LUTs v1.5 and a LUT 9 for HLG to SDR display-light conversions

Wide Camera & Lens Support

Support for wider array of camera and lens metadata pass-through

Channel-Specific HDR

Configure HDR components of the SDI output VPID on a channel-by-channel basis

Cross Conversion

Cross conversion including upscaling, ROI scaling, color correction, proc amp control, motion-adaptive deinterlacing, etc.

UHD 4K Up & Down-Conversion

Supports up, down, cross-conversion from SD, HD, or 2K over 12G/6G/3G-SDI video to UHD/4K video and back

BNC Interface

Utilizes standard BNC as well as optional SFP inputs and outputs, supports SDI workflows up to 12G

BNC & Fiber I/O

BNC and Fiber inputs and outputs accept UHD/4K/2K/HD/SD resolution SDI signals in single-channel mode

Simultaneous 4-Location Routing

2K/HD/SD inputs can be routed to up to four locations simultaneously

Looping Reference Input

Looping reference input allows the synchronizer to be locked to your house reference signal for rock-solid stability

Multiplexing

Carry multiple SDI, MADI, and AES signals along a single cable for an array of routing possibilities including 1 to 1, or 1 to many

Control Options

Configure and control using the front panel buttons, or the web-based user interface via the integrated 10/100/1000MB Ethernet port

Closed Captioning Conversion

Closed caption conversion between 2K/HD/SD and UHD/4K formats

Compact Form

Compact, 1 RU size is suitable for broadcast trucks, studios, and post facilities
UPC: 892448000816

AJA FS-HDR Specs

Input
Video Input Connectors4 x BNC (3G-SDI)
Input Video FormatSDI (10-Bit 4:2:2)
DCI 4K at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
DCI 4KPsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
UHD 4K 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
UHD 4KPsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
DCI 2K 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
1080i 50/59.94/60 fps
720p 50/59.94/60 fps
576i / 625 lines 50 fps
480i / 525 lines 59.94 fps
Audio Input Connectors1 x DB-25 (Shared with Audio) 16-Channel AES/EBU
1 x BNC MADI
Input Audio FormatAES/EBU: 48 kHz / 24-Bit
Embedded Audio InputWireless: 16-Channel (per Input)
Output
Video Output Connectors4 x BNC (3G-SDI)
1 x BNC (3G-SDI) (Program)
1 x HDMI (Program)
Output Video FormatSDI (4:2:2)
DCI 4K at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
UHD 4K 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
DCI 2K 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
1080i 50/59.94/60 fps
720p 50/59.94/60 fps
576i / 625 lines 50 fps
480i / 525 lines 59.94 fps
Audio Output Connectors1 x DB-25 AES/EBU
1 x BNC MADI
1 x ST Fiber MADI
Output Audio FormatAES/EBU: 48 kHz
Embedded Audio OutputSDI: 16-Channel (per Output)
Standards
Video Standard ComplianceSMPTE 259M/292M/372M/425M/ST-2081/ST-2082
ITU -R BT.2020
Connectivity
Other I/O1 x RJ45 LAN
2 x BNC Reference
1 x DB-25 GPI
Expansion Slots4 x SFP Slot
Hardware
Wi-Fi SupportYes
Power
Power Connector2 x IEC C14 Input
Power ConsumptionDevice: 110 to 240 VAC (55 W)
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 140°F / -40 to 60°C
Operating Humidity10 to 90%
General
Dimensions17.5 x 16 x 1.75" / 444.5 x 406.4 x 44.45 mm
Weight7.9 lb / 3.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight11.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.3 x 18.3 x 7.1"

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