Barco FSN-1004 Fixed-Configuration Multi-Format Presentation Switcher

Barco FSN-1004 Fixed-Configuration Multi-Format Presentation Switcher

Barco FSN-1004 Fixed-Configuration Multi-Format Presentation Switcher

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  • Multi-Format Switcher System
  • FSN-1400 Modular Chassis
  • GUI Controller Software
  • 5 Universal Input Cards: 10x SDI/VGA/DVI
  • 2 Universal Output Card: 2x SDI/VGA/DVI
  • M/E Card
  • System Card
  • Multi-Viewer Card: 2x SDI, 2x DVI/1x LTC
  • HD-Convertible VGAs
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Barco FSN-1004 overview

  • 1Description

The Barco FSN-1004 Fixed-Configuration Multi-Format Presentation Switcher is a multi-screen system centering on the FSN-1400 modular chassis. Instead of a physical controller for the chassis, the package comes with a GUI control software. The GUI can be run from a Mac or PC connected into an Ethernet port on the chassis. As part of the package, the highly-configurable chassis comes pre-configured with 5 Universal Input Cards (UIC), 2 Universal Output Cards (UOC), an M/E Card (M/E), a Multi-Viewer Card (MVR), and a System Card (SYS) with the above Ethernet port, two 9-pin serial ports, and a Ref In, Out and Loop on BNCs.

The 5 Universal Input Cards each feature 2 SDI inputs, 2 VGA inputs, and 2 DVI inputs. The Universal Output Cards likewise each have 2 SDI, 2 VGA, and 2 DVI outputs. All the VGAs are HD-convertible via optional adapters from Barco's Switcher Cable Kit. The M/E Card has 6 SDI AUX outputs. The Multi-Viewer Card is a 16 channel monitoring card with 2 SDIs, 2 DVIs, and an LTC input.


  • Fast source acquisition
  • Fast and seamless switching
  • Preset recall from Encore
  • Advanced Athena scaling technology
  • 12-bit processing
  • 10 SDIs, 10 VGAs, 10 DVIs
  • 1 RJ45, 2 9-pin serial ports, 1x Ref In on BNC
  • Color correction for each input
  • Size and position adjustments
  • Hue, saturation and independent RGB contrast and brightness adjustments
  • Gamma adjustment
  • Powerful de-interlacing modes: motion adaptive, field to frame (for low latency), PSF (frame-to-frame), 3:2 and 2:2 pull-down detection
  • LOS (loss of signal) or invalid signal detection
  • Freeze
  • 4 SDIs, 4 VGAs, 4 DVIs
  • Multi-Viewer Card with 2 SDIs and 2 DVIs
  • 1 Ref Out on BNC, 1 Ref Loop-Out on BNC
  • M/E Card with 6 AUX SDIs
  • Pan and zoom
  • High-quality Athena scaling technology
  • Brightness, contrast, hue, saturation and gamma correction
  • Internal test pattern
  • Flicker filter
  • Up to 16 windows
  • Single or dual monitor configuration
  • Each output includes 1xDVI and 1xSDI
  • Hot-swappable active cards and fan tray
  • Dual redundant power supply
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Key Features
The UIC is a dual-channel scaling processor that accepts a wide range of video and computer signals and converts them to the switcher's native format. Each channel operates independently.

The FSN-1400 accepts up to five UIC cards, allowing up to 10 universal, non-native input signals to be scaled. Each channel accepts analog RGBHV/RGBS/RGsB, YPbPr video, S-video, Composite input signals on HD-15 connectors, DVI digital signals on DVI-I connectors and SD/HD/3G video on BNC connectors.

A custom algorithm allows each channel to automatically and rapidly lock to the selected input video source. For genlocked sources, the delay through each scaling channel is one frame.

In addition, the UIC provides the following video processing features per input channel:

  • Freeze
  • Input size and position adjustments
  • Brightness and contrast adjustment
  • Hue, saturation
  • Independent RGB contrast and brightness adjustment
  • Gamma adjustments
  • Scaler sharpness control
  • Motion adaptive de-interlacing
  • Field to frame de-interlacing (for low latency)
  • pSF de-interlacing (Frame-to-Frame)
  • 3:2 (NTSC) and 2:2 (PAL) pull-down detection de-interlacing
  • 12-bit processing
  • Output black on LOS (loss of signal) or invalid signal
  • Flicker filter


Key Features
The UOC is a dual channel scaler card that enables the FSN to output DVI, Analog or SMPTE 3G/HD/SD-SDI signals, independent of the switcher's native video format.

Inputs to the UOC are internal, simplifying system setup and wiring. Up to three UOCs can be inserted in the FSN-1400 chassis, for a total of 18 independent outputs, each of which can output at a different format and resolution. When the system's UOC capability is combined with UIC capability, FSN effectively operates as a multi-channel "anything in, anything out" system.

You can select the output format for each channel via the UOC setup menu, and all standard analog, DVI and SDI formats are available. In addition to standard formats, you can also output custom resolutions and timings, thus further enhancing the system's "anything in, anything out" flexibility.

The UOC outputs can vertically genlock to the system's internal sync, or they can free-run. For vertically locked outputs, the frame delay is one or two (user selectable) interlaced fields for interlaced native outputs, or one progressive frame for native progressive outputs.

The UOC also offers additional effects:

  • Pan and zoom
  • Brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, and gamma correction
  • Internal test pattern


Key Features
The FSN-1004 M/E card provides six AUX outputs running at 720p, 1080p or 1200p (BarcoLink). Internal test patterns can also be routed to any (or all) outputs.

The FSN-1004 ME card can be configured to operate in two modes: Program/Preview and Mixer mode. In the Program / Preview mode all six BNC connectors are configured as Program outputs. In the Mixer mode the six connectors are grouped as three pairs of Program and Preview outputs.

The Preview inputs to the mixers can be viewed with the Multiviewer card prior to the transition.


Key Features
The System card provides the FSN's reference timing signals, plus connections for GPIO and 24 Tally outputs. The Ethernet and serial communication connectors also reside on the card.

Three connections are provided for reference:

  • Reference Input: The system accepts bi-level and black burst for SD, and tri-level for HD with status reporting. If the external video reference is lost, no visual artifacts on FSN video outputs will occur
  • Reference Output: The system outputs bi-level and black burst for SD, and tri-level for HD. The signal can be vertically locked to external video reference, or free run.
  • Reference Loop: The looped reference input signal is present on the connector, even if the system card is removed.


Key Features
The Multi-Viewer Card provides a fully integrated monitoring solution, eliminating the need for multiple monitors and signal distribution, simplifying your system's operation and reducing the overall operating cost. The Multi-Viewer enables you to monitor up to 16 video signals, comprised of any input source, any Program, Preview or Clean feed output, and any Aux bus output.

In addition to video sources, the Multi-Viewer can also display a real-time-clock (RTC) or timecode from the card's LTC input connector.

The Multi-Viewer operates in either single or dual monitor modes. In single mode, up to 16 PIPs can be displayed on a single monitor. In dual mode, the 16 PIPs are distributed between two DVI-D and HD-SDI monitor outputs. Over 20 different layouts are available, designed to fit any monitoring requirement.

Once a layout is selected, you can customize the text, background, border and UMD color. Any PIP can be turned off, and the overall layout's background color, border color, and UMD (Under Monitor Display) color are all variable. The Multi-Viewer provides standard red/green tally within the UMD, and PIP borders automatically turn red to indicate loss-of-signal (LOS) or cyan when the corresponding input source is frozen. Just like all FSN cards, the Multi-Viewer card is hot-swappable, allowing for quick and easy extraction and insertion, without disturbing the system operation.
In the Box
Barco FSN-1004 Fixed-Configuration Multi-Format Presentation Switcher
  • FSN-1400 Chassis for FSN Series Switcher System
  • 5 x R9004631 Universal Input Card Set
  • 2 x R9004632 Universal Output Card Set
  • FSN Multiviewer Card (16 Channel)
  • M/E Card
  • System Card
  • GUI Software Download
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Barco FSN-1004 specs

    Inputs Universal Input Card 1 (UIC): 2x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, 2x VGA, 2x DVI inputs
    Universal Input Card 2 (UIC): 2x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, 2x VGA, 2x DVI inputs
    Universal Input Card 3 (UIC): 2x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, 2x VGA, 2x DVI inputs
    Universal Input Card 4 (UIC): 2x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, 2x VGA, 2x DVI inputs
    Universal Input Card 5 (UIC): 2x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, 2x VGA, 2x DVI inputs

    Multi-Viewer Card (MVR): 1x LTC

    System Card (SYS): 1x RJ45, 2x 9-pin serial ports, 1x Ref In on BNC, 1x Ref Loop on BNC
    Outputs Universal Output Card 1 (UOC): 2x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, 2x VGA, 2x DVI outputs
    Universal Output Card 2 (UOC): 2x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, 2x VGA, 2x DVI outputs

    Multi-Viewer Card (MVR): 2x SDI, 2x DVI

    M/E Card (M/E): 6x SDI AUX

    System Card (SYS): 1x Ref Out on BNC
    Inputs/Outputs DVI:
    - All single-link DVI digital formats up to 165 Mhz, per DVI 1.0 specification
    - EDID version 1.3 compatible

    HD-15 VGA:
    - NTSC/PAL composite and Y/C video SD YPbPr with bi-level sync HD YPbPr with tri-level sync per SMPTE 274, RGBHV/RGBS/RGsBB computer video with bi-level sync
    - Sources with pixel rates up to 170 Mhz are sampled 1:1; sources with pixel rates above 170 Mhz are filtered and sampled at 170 Mhz, including but not limited to 1920 x 1200p, 2048 x 1080p
    - EDID version 1.3 compatible

    -3G-SDI per SMPTE 424 M; HD-SDI per SMPTE 292M, 296M; SD-SDI per SMPTE 259M-C (NTSC/PAL resolution)

    DVI (Multi-Viewer):
    -All single-link DVI digital formats up to 1920 x 1200

    SDI (Multi-Viewer):
    -720p and 1080p
    Supported Resolutions VGA 640 x 480 through WUXGA 1920 x 1200
    HDTV 720p, 1080i, 1080p
    2048 x 1080p digital cinema format
    Plasma display resolutions
    Control Ethernet RJ-45, 10/100 Mbps autosense
    Input Power 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 800 W max. on each supply
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Operating Humidity 0-95% non-condensing
    Dimensions FSN-1400 Chassis:
    19 x 10.5 x 20.75" (48.2 x 26.7 x 52.7 cm)
    Weight FSN-1400 Chassis:
    58 lb (26.3 kg)

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