AJA Releases FS-HDR for Real Time HDR and WCG Conversion and Processing

AJA Video Systems has announced the release of FS-HDR, a versatile 1RU, rack-mount universal converter/frame synchronizer for real time HDR transforms and 4K/HD up/down/cross conversions. FS-HDR delivers breakthrough real time High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) conversion and processing capabilities for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD HDR workflows.

Fusing AJA’s production-proven FS frame synchronisation and conversion technology with video and colour space processing algorithms from the Academy and Emmy Award-winning Colorfront Engine, FS-HDR matches the real time, low-latency processing and colour fidelity demands that broadcast, OTT, post production and ProAV environments require. FS-HDR offers two modes for comprehensive signal conversion, and allows users to also convert a range of camera Log formats to HDR broadcast standards as well as to/from BT.2020/BT.709.

FS-HDR’s single-channel mode, with extensive HDR and WCG support for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD processing, enables up, down and cross-conversion, including real time down conversion of 4K/UltraHD HDR to HD HDR or SDR. Four-channel mode allows users to simultaneously apply up to four HDR and SDR transforms to an incoming 2K/HD signal for output or apply transforms to four separate 2K/HD incoming signals for simultaneous output.

FS-HDR feature highlights include real time HDR to HDR/HDR to SDR/SDR to HDR conversions. 

Inputs:

  • SDR BT.709 100 Nits
  • PQ BT.2020 1000 Nits
  • PQ P3D65 1000 Nits
  • Hybrid Log Gamma BT.2100
  • Sony S-Gamut3/S-Log3
  • ARRI Log C Wide Gamut
  • Panasonic V-Log
  • RED Log3G10 Wide Gamut
  • Canon Log 2
  • Canon Log 3

Outputs:

  • SDR BT.709 100 Nits
  • PQ BT.2020 1000 Nits
  • Hybrid Log Gamma BT.2100
  • Sony S-Gamut3/S-Log3
  • Dual mode support
  • Single-channel mode for 4K/UltraHD or 2K/HD frame sync/ conversion
  • Four-channel mode for simultaneous independent 2K/HD/SD channels for SDR and HDR conversion and frame sync workflows
  • 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD video processing and up, down, cross-conversion
  • A full range of I/O options for 4K/UltraHD: Quad 1.5G; Dual 3G; and Quad 3G, 6G and 12G over a range of SDI and optional fiber choices
  • SMPTE 2SI mapping for broad compatibility with 4K/UltraHD devices
  • Four-channel 2K/HD/SD video processing and conversion
  • 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD up, down, cross-conversion
  • SD/SD aspect ratio conversion
  • HD/HD cross-conversion (720p/1080i)
  • A 1RU form factor with space, power and cost efficiencies ideal for broadcast trucks, and post production or broadcast settings
  • Audio I/O processing with a 272x208 matrix of possibilities; support for several audio feeds and embedded SDI audio, with sample-rate conversion for each audio input
  • An intuitive menu structure and fast access to features via front panel buttons, and a web-based UI offering control over a LAN or across the web
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