FOR-A Introduce Multi-Format Frame Rate Converter

The FRC-9100 is an IBC debut alongside the latest version of the FA-9600 signal processor and InSync MCC-4K-A Motion Compensated Converter.

A new multi-format frame rate converter – already selected for use at the upcoming 2019 World Cup Rugby - is a highlight of FOR-A’s Amsterdam exhibit.

The FRC-9100 has up to two independent channels of 3G/HD/SD-SDI frame rate conversion, along with optional 4K and 12G-SDI support. It is able to store up to 4 Dolby E encoder/decoder modules and will be deployed by broadcasters to deliver conversion for next year’s Tokyo Summer Games in both HD and 4K/UHD operation.

Also at IBC will be the latest version of FOR-A’s FA-9600 multi-purpose signal processor, which was first shown at NAB in April. The new optional SFP+ card allows the FA-9600 to install SFP+ modules. With it, the FA-9600 can convert IP inputs to SDI, SDI inputs to IP output, as well as SDI inputs to optical output. The FA-9600 is ideal for use in HDR live production or 4K HDR and HD-HDR/SDR simultaneous production.

The latest version supports 3D LUT for color grading and Sony’s SR Live workflow for live HDR production. This flexibility allows for customers own LUT’s to be loaded into the FA-9600 and saved to a user LUT for instant recall. The dual-channel unit also provides HDR and Wide Color Gamut support and conversion of multiple formats, such as: 12G-SDI, 4K UHD, 1080p, and SD/HD-SDI. SR Live for HDR to 2K-SDR down conversion provides the same picture quality without deterioration.

In addition to conversion, each channel offers independent frame sync, frame delay (up to 8 frames), color correction, processing amplification, 1080p/1080i level A/B conversion, and many more features for video and audio processing.

FOR-A will also debut the MCC-4K-A motion-compensated UHDTV standards converter at the show. The MCC-4K-A provides frame rate and format conversion with motion adaptive capability for 4K UHD (12G-SDI/quad link 3G-SDI)/3G/HD-SDI signals and offers support for quad link 2SI or SQD format, as well as single link 12G BNC and SFP connectivity. It offers dynamic range conversion between PQ, HLG, S-Log 3, SDR and other log curves, and provides color gamut conversion between ITU-R BT.709 and ITU-R BT.2020 standards.

The MCC-4K-A targets live frame rate conversion applications where UHD content sourced at a chosen production frame rate needs to be converted to other frame rates for international contribution and distribution. It is developed by UK-based InSync Technology, and will be exclusively distributed worldwide by FOR-A.

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