AJA Partners with Colorfront for HDR Conversion

AJA Video Systems is to incorporate HDR technology from developer Colorfront into a future version of the FS universal converter/frame synchronizer. The FS-HDR will provide HDR and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) processing and conversion in real time 4K/UHD and 2K/HD workflows.

The AJA FS-HDR is a 1RU, rack-mount, universal converter/frame synchronizer, designed specifically to meet the HDR/WCG needs of broadcast, OTT, post and live event AV environments. 

The FS-HDR will find application where real time, low-latency processing, color fidelity and metadata handling are of paramount importance. Leveraging video and color space processing algorithms within the Colorfront Engine, which is licensed by AJA from Colorfront, and developed by Colorfront’s CTO Bill Feighter and Lead Engineer Tamas Perlak, both of whom are Academy Award-winners.

Powered by the Colorfront Engine, FS-HDR’s extensive HDR and WCG processing support enables the real time processing of 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD, including HDR conversions, and 4K/UltraHD HDR downconversion to HD HDR. FS-HDR also enables the conversion of popular camera formats from multiple vendors into the HDR space, plus conversion to-and-from BT.2020/BT.709 as needed, critical for the widespread acceptance of HDR alongside SDR in broadcast and OTT workflows.

“Our AJA FS family of products have been incredibly popular in delivering reliable video and audio conversion needs for anything that comes up on-set, in an OB truck, at a facility or in a live event production scenario. There has been a rising demand from these markets for a path to support HDR workflows. Partnering with Colorfront is enabling us to solve our customers’ HDR workflow requirements today, backed by Academy Award-winning engineering!”
Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems

FS-HDR features

  • Real time HDR to HDR, HDR to SDR and SDR to HDR conversions
  • BT.2020 to BT.709 color space conversion.
  • PQ and Hybrid Log Gamma support
  • Sony S-Gamut3/SLog-3
  • ARRI Log C Wide Gamut
  • Panasonic V-Log
  • RED Log3G10 Wide Gamut
  • Canon Log 2­

Outputs

  • SDR BT.709 100 Nits
  • PQ BT.2020 1000 Nits
  • Hybrid Log Gamma BT.2100

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