FS1 Features “Everything In, Everything Out” Architecture for HD and SD Video; GEN10 is Flexible SD/HD/AES Sync Generator

AJA Video, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced two new converters, the FS1 supporting virtually any video input or output in HD or SD and the GEN10, an SD/HD/AES sync generator for professional video post and broadcast environments.

The FS1 is a universal HD and SD, audio and video frame synchronizer and converter. With an extremely flexible architecture, the FS1 can simultaneously support both HD and SD video-all in full 10-bit broadcast quality video and 24-bit audio. The FS1 supports virtually any input or output as analog or digital, HD or SD. This converter can up-or-down-convert between SD and HD, and provide simultaneous outputs of both formats and supports closed captioning and the conversion of closed captioning between SD and HD formats. FS1 also includes 10-bit HD to HD cross-conversion for 1080 and 720 formats. For audio, the FS1 supports 8-channel AES, balanced analog or embedded audio with full flexibility. The FS1 is also network ready, supporting SNMP monitoring and web-based remote control.

The GEN10 is a very cost effective and flexible solution for syncing video and audio devices across a facility or network. The GEN10 converter features seven outputs including two groups of independently controlled SD/HD sync outputs and one AES-11 output. The SD outputs can be switched between color black or color bars and HD tri-level sync can be switched between 19 different HD formats including all that are in use today. The AES-11 output can be switched between silence and tone and all outputs are in sync with each other and are sourced from a highly accurate master time base.

“Our converter business has been going strong for many years, and we continue to innovate with more flexible solutions that deliver an incredible level of power and support at unparalleled price points in the professional marketplace,” said Karen Holt, Converter Sales Manager, AJA. “The FS1 is like the Swiss Army Knife of converters, and with inputs and outputs active at all times, can enable huge productivity boosts for multi-format video and audio environments. The GEN10 delivers highly accurate sync capabilities with incredible price performance.”

AJA is demonstrating both the FS1 and the GEN10 at NAB 2007 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth SU7511. FS1 and GEN10 are expected to ship worldwide in June of this year. FS1 has a US MSRP of $3990.00, and GEN10 a US MSRP of $390.00.