FS1 is a powerful and flexible frame synchronizer and high quality converter that helps you work with mismatched signal types to establish a consistent format for post production or broadcast.
Featuring a flexible input, output, and control architecture, the FS1 Universal HD/SD Audio/ Video Frame Synchronizer and Converter can simultaneously work with both HD and SD video all in full 10-bit broadcast quality video and 24-bit audio.
Supporting virtually any input or output, analog or digital, HD or SD, FS1 can up or down-convert between SD and HD, and provide simultaneous HD and SD outputs. Up, down, cross-conversion between HD formats are also supported, with simultaneous output of both formats.
AJA's powerful hardware conversion technology ensures the highest image quality for your productions. Key conversion features includ:
FS1 is loaded with comprehensive I/O that lets it handle the widest range of analog and digital signals - and convert between them.
Perfect for use in broadcast and post production environments, FS1 features Dual HD/SD-SDI inputs and outputs, comprehensive multi-channel audio connections and I/O for analog video equipment, including HD and SD component.
For audio, FS1 supports 8-channel AES, balanced analog, or 16-channel embedded audio with full flexibility and audio processing controls. You can choose from any of the 4 groups of embedded audio for 8-channel output on the AES or analog audio.
FS units are network ready and support SNMP monitoring and web-based remote control. Units can be connected to any Ethernet network via the built-in 10/100/1000MB Ethernet port, allowing control and configuration of multiple FS 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.
To integrate smoothly with the existing automation of a facility, FS1 can also receive external GPI commands to trigger a variety of functions, such as freezing an input source.
FS1 supports closed captioning and the conversion of closed captioning between SD and HD formats for up, down or cross-conversion - including full conversion between CEA-608 captions and the CEA-708 standard. FS1 preserves closed captioning even when converting between formats, removing the need to re-insert closed captions after conversion.
Automatically sets Active Format Description information to match the converted signal. This means AFD information does not have to be inserted after conversion and provides accurate information for devices that understand AFD.
FS1 is designed to meet the demands of broadcast engineering and live event production while providing incredible flexibility. Select any of the various inputs for conversion and route to all outputs simultaneously.
Dual, redundant power supplies ensure uninterrupted power even in the event of a power supply failure.
FS1 has a wide range of analog and digital inputs and outputs to allow integration into virtually any environment, featuring HD-SDI, analog component, composite and S-Video inputs and outputs and comprehensive embedded, digital and analog audio I/O with full routing capability.
AJA’s technical support is recognized as among the best in the industry and is available to all AJA customers. If you need assistance with any aspect of your FS installation, configuration, operation or encounter any technical issue, AJA Support will work with you to get up and running.
FS products are covered by a generous five year warranty. Please see the individual Product’s Manual for additional specifics around warranty conditions for the product itself.
(HD) 1080i 25, 29.97, 30 (HD) 1080PsF 23.98, 24 (HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60 (SD) 625i 25 (SD) 525i 29.97
Possible Output Formats
Notes: In the case of 1080pSF 23.98 input - and when 1080i 59.94 (or 525) is selected as an output format, the FS1 automatically does 3:2 pulldown to get the correct frame rate. When passing 24 or 60 frame rate video, output is high definition.
Dual SD/HD SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8 or 10-bits Single Link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC each)
HD component YPbPr, SMPTE-274 (3 x BNC) 12-bit A/D, 2 x oversampling SD Component (3 x BNC) SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J 12-bit A/D, 4 x 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/YC (S-Video) 12-bit A/D, 4 x oversampling
HD component YPbPr/RGB, SMPTE-274 (3 x BNC) 12-bit D/A, 2 x oversampling SD Component (3 x BNC) SMPTE/EBU N10, Betacam 525 line, Betacam 525J 12-bit D/A, 4 x 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/YC (S-Video) 12-bit D/A, 4 x oversampling
16-Channel, 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous 8-Channel, 24-bit AES/EBU audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous or nonsynchronous, internal sample rate conversion (4 x BNC)
8-Channel, 24-bit A/D analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced (8 x XLR via 25-pin breakout cable) +12dBu, +15dBU, +18dBu, +24dBu (Full Scale Digital) +/- 0.2db 20 to 20 kHz frequency response
8-Channel, 24-bit D/A analog audio, 48 kHz sample rate, balanced (8 x XLR via 25-pin breakout cable) +12dBu, +15dBU, +18dBu, +24dBu (Full Scale Digital) +/- 0.2db 20 to 20 kHz frequency response
Hardware 10-bit Anamorphic: fullscreen Pillarbox 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
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 new screen size
Hardware 10-bit 1080i to 720P 720p to 1080i 720p to 1080PsF
Letterbox: This 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: Will produce 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: Will transform SD letterbox material to an anamorphic image
SDI RP188 via SDI BNC
Analog Color Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V) Looping, nonterminating
10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45) Embedded web server for remote control VTECS protocol for Remote Control Panel
Alphanumeric display, with dedicated buttons
GPI in/out, 9-pin D-connector
Pinout is as follows:
GPI IN 1
GPI IN 2-
GPI OUT 1
GPI OUT 2
I/O GROUND 1
I/O GROUND 2
I/O GROUND 1-
RS-422, Sony 9-pin protocol (reserved for future use)
9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:
17.25" x 12.5" x 1.75" iRU (438.1mm x 317.5mm x 44.4mm)
6.5 lb (2.94 kg)
100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz (Dual, redundant power supplies), 25W typical; 30W max.
Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C (32 to 104 degrees F) Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 degrees C (-40 to 140 degrees F) Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)
AJA FS1 Frame Synchronizer and Bi-directional Converter - HDand SD, Digital and Analog Audio, Rackmountable
Limited 5-Year Warranty