FOR-A to Introduce New Signal Processor, Motion Compensated Converter and 8K/4K Color Converter

At the 2017 NAB Show, FOR-A will introduce its next generation solution in the company’s line of signal processors, the FA-9600 3G/HD/SD dual channel multi purpose unit. The FA-9600 supports 4K, 12G-SDI, HDR and wide color gamut.

Among many other new solutions, FOR-A will debut the InSync MCC-4K motion compensated converter and MCC-8000 8K/4K linear matrix color converter at the show.

Also on display, FOR-A’s FA-9600 signal processor is designed for use in mixed HDR/SDR environments, including production studios, live staging productions and mobile OB and up-link production trucks. The energy-efficient unit is a convenient 1RU size, and the signal processor’s color processing circuit supports HD/4K production. An optional converter circuit is available for up/down/cross conversion.

The new FA-9600 signal processor also features dual channel frame synchronization, extensive professional video format support, color correction, up/down/cross conversion, and offers 12G-SDI and HDMI terminals. 

The LMCC-8000 8K/4K linear matrix color converter provides high-quality frame rate and format conversion for HD/3G/4K UHD signals.

The LMCC-8000 8K/4K linear matrix color converter provides high-quality frame rate and format conversion for HD/3G/4K UHD signals.

The FA-9600 can perform dynamic range conversion bi-directionally between PQ, HLG, S-Log 3 and SDR log curves. The signal processor also offers color gamut conversion between the conventional ITU-R BT.709 gamut for HD and the broad ITU-R BT.2020 gamut for 4K/8K. FOR-A’s FA-9600 can use OOTF (Opto-Optical Transfer Function) to comply with the latest ITU-R BT.2100 standard. In addition to the core audio processing features of remapping and gain adjustment, the FA-9600 will be expanded to support the IP video format in the future.

FOR-A will also debut the InSync LMCC-4K motion compensated converter at the show. The LMCC-4K provides high-quality frame rate and format conversion for HD/3G/4K UHD signals, and offers support for quad link 2SI or SQD format, as well as single link 6G/12G BNC and SFP connectivity. The MCC-4K offers dynamic range conversion between PQ, HLG, S-Log 3, Canon Log 2, SDR and other log curves, and provides color gamut conversion between ITU-R BT.709 and ITU-R BT.2020 standards.

The MCC-4K is ideal for 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, including sports, concerts and breaking news environments. The MCC-4K makes simultaneous transmissions in UHD and HD easy, and is also a perfect solution for integrating HD and 3G content into UHD programming. The MCC-4K is developed by UK-based InSync Technology, and will be exclusively distributed worldwide by FOR-A.

Also to be introduced at NAB is the FOR-A YEM Eletex LMCC-8000 8K/4K linear matrix color converter. Jointly developed between FOR-A and Japan’s NHK, the unit converts color gamut and dynamic range of dual green or full resolution 8K signals, and also supports 4K signals. Users can register up to 8 conversion matrices to convert between ITU-R BT.709 and ITU-R BT.2020 gamuts, and can also register up to 8 EOTF (Electro-Optical Transfer Function)/OETF (Opto-Electrical Transfer Function) to convert between SDR and HDR dynamic ranges. Users are also able to set OOTF (Opto-Optical Transfer Function) to convert to the latest ITU-R BT.2100 standard.

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