The new FS3 combines AJA’s industry-proven frame synchronization with high-quality 4K up-conversion technology to seamlessly integrate SD and HD signals into 4K workflows. AJA’s adaptive scaling algorithms, paired with our well-known conversion technology ensures your up-converted images will have the maximum quality possible. Input SD or HD resolution SDI via BNC or Fiber and send up-converted 4K to multiple BNC and Fiber outputs simultaneously. FS3 also includes the industry-proven features included in AJA frame synchronizers such as RGB color correction, region of interest scaling, extensive audio controls and routing, web UI control, GPI triggers and more.
Up-convert to 4K Moving to 4K is never an instant change. Legacy signals and archival material need to be integrated into the 4K environment. Utilizing AJA's remarkable conversion algorithms, FS3 supports up-conversion from SD, HD, and 3G-SDI video to 4K or UHD video carried on quad 3G-SDI BNCs, dual 3G-SDI BNCs, or optional fiber LC SFP outputs. Both Quadrant (Square Division) and 2SI (Two Sample Interleave) output formats are supported.
Incredible Connectivity FS3 has BNC and Fiber* inputs to accept SD or HD resolution SDI signals. The up-converted 4K signal is output to two sets of BNC and Fiber* connections, allowing the output to be routed to multiple locations simultaneously without the need for any external signal distribution.
A looping Reference input allows the FS3 to be locked to your house reference signal for rock-solid stability.
* Fiber inputs and outputs are optional.
AJA hardware conversion technology We bring the same AJA conversion technology to FS3 as we have to all our other conversion products, ensuring your legacy material can move with you to 4K with the highest image quality for your productions.
Fiber I/O option FS3's Fiber I/O option allows fiber cable runs of up to 10 kilometers to be connected directly to the FS3 without the need for separate fiber to SDI conversion.
Remote configuration and control FS3 is network ready and supports 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, FS3 can also receive external GPI commands to trigger a variety of functions.
Video Input Digital
Four 3G-SDI Inputs, 2 BNC and up to 2 Fiber (optional) 4x1 selector feeds Video Processor SD/HD/3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/424, 8 or 10-bits Single Link SD/HD/3G-SDI Dual-Link HD-SDI (2x1.5G), SMPTE -372 3G-SDI Level A, Level B-DL, or Level B-DS Fiber SDI, SMPTE-297, 8 or 10-bits (optional) Single-channel LC connector modules Single-channel SC connector modules Dual-channel LC connector modules Formats and frame rates YCbCr, 4:2:2, 10-bit 2048x1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 1920x1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 1920x1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 1920x1080i 50/59.94 1280x720p 50/59.94 525i 59.94 625i 50
Audio Input Digital
64 channels via four 16 channel audio dis-embedders (1 dis-embedder per SDI input) SD/HD/3G-SDI, SMPTE-272/299 20-bit SD, 24-bit HD/3G, 48kHz sample rate Drop/repeat sample rate conversion to match output reference
Video Output Digital
Twelve 3G-SDI Outputs, 8 BNC and up to 4 Fiber (optional)Video Processor feeds all outputsSD/HD/3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/424, 8 or 10-bitsSingle Link SD/HD/3G-SDI (12 copies on Single SDI)Dual 3G-SDI for 4K/UHDp23.98/24/25/29.97 (6 copies on Dual SDI)Quad 3G-SDI for 4K/UHDp50/59.94 (3 copies on Quad SDI)3G-SDI Level A, Level B-DL, or Level B-DSQuadrant (Square Division) or 2SI (Two Sample Interleave) 4K/UHD pixel mapping Fiber SDI, SMPTE-297, 8 or 10-bits (optional) Single-channel LC connector modules Single-channel SC connector modules Dual-channel LC connector modulesFormats and frame rates: YCbCr, 4:2:2, 10-bit 4096x2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 3840x2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 2048x1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 1920x1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 1920x1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 1920x1080i50/59.94 1280x720p50/59.94 525i59.94 625i50
Proc Amp controls Color Corrector Legalizer Frame-rate conversion (3:2, 1:2, 2:1) Delay 0-6 frames with H and V controls Closed Caption conversion (CEA-608/CEA-708) AFD input detection, down convert control, and output pass–thru 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/UHD, 3 frames (LFR), 6 frames (HFR) HD/SD, 2 frames (LFR), 4 frames (HFR)
Convert any supported input HD/SD format to any supported 4K/UHD/HD/SD output format, as long as the input and output frame rates are of the same frame rate family. These three families are: 59.94/29.97/23.98 50/25 24
Zoom in and out Reposition Region of Interest
SD/HD/2K to UHD/4K SD to HD/2K 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 full screen 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
HD/2K to SD Hardware 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
Aspect Ratio Conversion
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
64x64 mono audio matrix, route 1 to 1, 1 to many Independent controls for each channel Gain +18 to -18 dB in 0.5dB steps Delay -16ms to 256 ms in 20.8us steps Phase Invert 5.1 or 7.1 to stereo mixdown with gain adjust Audio test generator
SDI RP188 via SDI BNC
Black-Burst or Tri-Level Sync Looping, non-terminating
10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45) Embedded web server for remote control