AJA FS4
AJA FS4
AJA FS4
AJA FS4

AJA Video Systems

Part # AJAFS4

MFR Part # AJAFS4

The Ultimate 4K Toolbox! FS4 is a 4-Channel 2K/HD/SD or 1-Channel 4K/UltraHD frame synchronizer and up, down, cross-converter. More
MSRP: $4995

Availability: In stock

$4,995.00

FS4 is a 4-Channel 2K/HD/SD or 1-Channel 4K/UltraHD frame synchronizer and up, down, cross-converter. AJA’s flagship frame synchronizer and converter offers incredible versatility and connectivity in a sleek 1RU frame for all your 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD/SD conversion needs. Offering a wide range of connection options for both video and audio, FS4 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.

Features:

  • Single or Four Channel Modes in a 1RU frame
  • FS4 offers two modes for comprehensive conversion and signal processing:
  • 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 an elegant 1RU chassis for multi-channel high-density delivery.

Single Channel Mode

4K/UltraHD delivery, processing and synchronization is fast becoming the next standard, and FS4 gets you there with a wealth of digital video connectivity including Quad 1.5G, Dual 3G, Quad 3G over 3G-SDI and 12Gb/6Gb over optional 12G-SDI BNC and 12G-SDI LC Fiber SFP modules.

In single channel mode, FS4 will up scale 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.

Four Channel Mode

In four channel mode FS4 provides incredibly powerful multi-channel conversion with up to 4 channels of simultaneous processing for 2K/HD and SD signals. Powerful processing allows Region of Interest (ROI) scaling, color correction, proc amp controls, motion adaptive deinterlacing and much more.

Multi-channel density in a 1RU Chassis. Space, energy and power possibilities preserved.

New Thinking, New Interface

New thinking requires a new layout and FS4’s front panel has been redesigned to simplify and speed your access to the product’s wealth of features. The panel has also been designed to provide straightforward operation in single channel or four channel mode. In four channel mode, all four VIDx buttons under Channel Select are lit up. In single channel mode, only VID1 is lit and VID2-4 are off.

Up, Down, Cross-Conversion

Moving to 4K is never an instant change. Legacy signals and archival material need to be integrated into the 4K environment while 4K sources need to be down-converted for current 2K/HD pipelines.

Utilizing AJA's remarkable conversion algorithms, FS4 supports up, down, cross-conversion from SD, HD or 2K over 12G/6G/3G-SDI video to 4K or UltraHD video and back. Both Quadrant (Square Division) and 2SI (Two Sample Interleave) output formats are supported.

AJA's powerful hardware conversion technology ensures the highest image quality for your productions. Key conversion features include:

  • 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD up, down-conversion
  • SD/SD aspect ratio conversion
  • HD/HD cross-conversion (720p/1080i)

All done in beautiful 10-bit with dedicated hardware.

Incredible Digital Connectivity

Video and Audio deserve the connectivity and bandwidth required to meet the demands of your projects.

FS4 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 worklows all the way up to 12G.

FS4 has BNC and Fiber* inputs and outputs to accept 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD resolution SDI signals in Single Channel Mode. In Four Channel mode 2K/HD/SD inputs can be be routed to multiple locations simultaneously without the need for any external signal distribution.

A looping Reference input allows the FS4 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 incredible array of routing possibilities.

Tech 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-bi

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 processor(s)

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 Digital

• 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 for 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

Size (w x d x h)

• 17.5” x 16” x 1.75” (1RU) (444.5mm x 406.5mm x 44.4mm)

Weight

• 7.0 lb (3.6 kg)

Power

• 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz (Dual, redundant power supplies), 55W typical; 70W max. 15A max.

Environment

• Operating temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C (32 to 104 degrees F)
• Storage temperature: -40 to 60 degrees C (-40 to 140 degrees F)
• Operating Relative Humidity: 10 to 90%, noncondensing
• Operating altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)

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