FOR-A Processors Installed For U.S. Presidential Election Coverage

Four new FA-505 Processors have been installed by the U.S. television network covering the presidential election. Intended to optimise large monitors on wall displays for coverage of the presidential election, their implementation promises a successful coverage.

FOR-A's FA-505 is often used as a general frame sync. It is equipped with an many of the essential functions used in video production that allow multi-channel routing — 5 inputs/5 outputs. For use during the election coverage, however, the FA-505s are being used to feed the in studio monitors of the video wall that require a 1080p source. Because the network facility uses 1080i as their standard format, the monitors must to be converted from 1080i to 1080p (HD to 3G) for better image quality with no degradation.

The FA-505 design is an evolution of its sister product the FA-1010, with enhanced features to meet the industry’s needs. The FA-505 also features up/down/cross conversion on each of its 5 inputs as standard, and allows 1080i to 720p / 720p to 1080i conversion. Video payload ID, HDR and conversion between colour spaces used for ITU-R BT.709 and ITU-R BT.2020 applications are all supported by it. Additionally, the 5- input, 5-output signal processor supporting 3G/HD/SD-SDI is equipped with a variety of functionalities including, frame synchronizer and outstanding color-correction.

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