Multi Purpose Signal Processor

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The FA-9100/9100RPS supports all formats: HD, SD, analog, digital, plus audio. It uses 12-bit internal processing for high quality images. The FA-9100/9100RPS goes beyond the realm of a typical signal processor featuring numerous options like an up-converter, down-converter, color corrector, median-based noise reduction, logo generator, Dolby E encoder/decoder. THE Processor is the next generation multi purpose signal processor.

Input/Output of All HD, SD, Digital, and Analog Formats
  The FA-9100/9100RPS supports all video signal formats, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, HD analog component, SD analog component, NTSC/PAL analog composite, and Y/C.
Digital/Analog Audio Support
  The FA-9100/9100RPS provides digital or analog input/output for audio signals in the same way as it handles video signals. 8-channel support is provided for embedded audio and AES/EBU, and 4-channel support is provided for analog audio. Multi-channel audio signal processing is possible without phase differences between channels. Individual level adjustments can be made for each audio channel, and audio delay adjustment is provided for synchronizing to the video signal.
12-bit Internal Processing for High Image Quality
The FA-9100/9100RPS uses 12-bit internal processing for dramatically better format conversion and A/D and D/A image quality. FOR-A use the best elements in image processing technology which enables us to provide image quality that stands out from the competition.
High-quality A/D Converter and D/A Converter
In the FA-9100/9100RPS, the input signal is converted to all video output signals that are possible. Signal conversion of all output signals by A/D or D/A is constantly performed, allowing an on-air system to have all output signals available.
Powerful Frame Synchronizer Performance
FOR-A’s frame synchronizers have always exhibited superior performance when processing video with poor quality signals. The FA- 9100/9100RPS incorporates all of this technical expertise into a single unit, developed with the highest priority on reliable frame synchronization.
Up/Down/Cross-converter is optionally available for enabling conversion of HD signals to SD, SD signals to HD, HD 1080i to 720p, and HD 720p to 1080i. With the FA-9100/RPS, there's no need to have an external up/down/cross converter.
*No frame rate conversion function is provided.
HDV/DV Interface
HDV/DV encoder/decoder option available for decoding DV or HDV streams from an IEEE1394 terminal and encoding to various baseband signal DV/HDV formats.
FA-90DV: DV interface card / FA-90HDV: DV and HDV interface card.
Dolby E / Dolby Digital
A Dolby E / Dolby Digital card can be installed as an additional audio function. This option provides support for Dolby E / Dolby Digital a surround sound distribution system by Dolby Laboratories. Dolby E or Dolby Digital signals input from an external encoder can be decoded, or internal audio signals can be encoded to Dolby E and output.
FA-90DE-D: Dolby E / Dolby Digital decoder card / FA-91DE-ED: Dolby E / Dolby Digital* encoder/decoder card
*Dolby Digital encode is not supported
Process Control
The standard model allows adjusting video level, chroma level, chroma phase, and setup level. Remote control of these parameters is also possible.
Color Correction
In addition to the standard process control function, a color correction option is also available. Three available color correction modes (balanced, differential and sepia) with gamma correction and various clip functions are provided to enable easy reproduction of the video’s original color space and range.
2D/3D Comb Filter
2D or 3D comb filter is available for selection during analog composite signal conversion.
Powerful Video Delay Circuit
A delay unit is incorporated that also allows adjustment of video delay in addition to audio delay. This is useful for delay adjustment with Dolby E signals and for preparing composites with computer graphics when using Virtual Studio.
Standard Support for SNMP Monitoring
The FA-9100/9100RPS has a built-in Ethernet port that provides support for network monitoring using SNMP protocol. This feature allows remote checking of device status, signal errors and other available information.
Wide Range of Remote Interfaces
Like all FOR-A FA-series models, a remote interface using a BNC connection is standard. Additionally, remote control using GPI is also supported.
Scramble Connection Support
The FA-9100/9100RPS supports scramble connections to allow multiple remote control units and SNMP control software to communicate with multiple main units.
Logo Generator
An optional logo generator can be installed for insertion of company or program logos or indication credits for creative content. The FA- 9100/9100RPS can serve as a useful tool for program branding.
Frame Rate Converter
Provides frame rate conversion by nearest frame method between: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/24PsF, 1080/23.98PsF, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 525/60, 625/50 including analog component and composite (NTSC, PAL).
Auto Level Controller
Automatic real-time monitoring and correction of: White Level, Black Level and Gamma Curve simultaneously.
FA-9100RPS: Redundant Power Supply Model
The redundant power supply model, FA-9100RPS also available.

Standard HD: 1080/59.94i, 50i, 24PsF, 23.98PsF, 720/59.94p, 50p (Auto detect)
SD: 525/60 (NTSC), 625/50 (PAL) (Auto detect)
Video Input HD-SDI: 1.5Gbps, 75Ω, 1 ea., BNC
HD Analog Component: Y: 1.0Vp-p, PB/PR: 0.7Vp-p, 75Ω, 1 ea., BNC
SD-SDI: 270Mbps, 75Ω, 1 ea., BNC
SD Analog Component: Y: 1.0Vp-p, R-Y/B-Y: 0.757Vp-p, (Betacam or SMPTE level selectable), 75Ω, 1 ea., BNC
SD Y/C: Y: 1.0Vp-p, C: 0.275Vp-p (NTSC)/0.3Vp-p (PAL), 75Ω, 1 ea., BNC
SD Analog Composite: 1.0Vp-p, 75Ω, 1 ea., BNC
Genlock Input BB: NTSC: 0.429Vp-p/PAL: 0.45Vp-p; or Tri-level Sync: 0.6Vp-p, 75Ω, 1 ea., BNC
Genlock Phase Control SC Phase: ±180º / H Phase: ±0.5H / V Phase: ±562H
Video Output HD-SDI: 1.5Gbps, 75Ω, 3 ea., BNC
HD Analog Component: Y: 1.0Vp-p, PB/PR: 0.7Vp-p, 75Ω, 1 ea., BNC
SD-SDI: 270Mbps, 75Ω, 3 ea., BNC
SD Analog Component: Y: 1.0Vp-p, R-Y/B-Y: 0.757Vp-p, (Betacam or SMPTE level selectable), 75Ω, 1 ea., BNC
SD Y/C: Y: 1.0Vp-p, C: 0.275Vp-p (NTSC)/0.3Vp-p (PAL), 75Ω, 1 ea., BNC
SD Analog Composite: 1.0Vp-p, 75Ω, 1 ea., BNC
Audio I/O Digital Audio: AES/EBU or Embedded Audio
Analog Audio: 24-bit, 48kHz sampling
Input Embedded Audio: 2 groups (4 stereo pairs)
- Sampling frequency: 48kHz
- Quantization: 16-bit to 24-bit
AES/EBU: unbalanced, 75Ω 4 ea. (4 stereo pairs), BNC
- Sampling frequency: 32kHz/44.1kHz/48kHz
- Quantization: 16-bit to 24-bit
Analog Audio: Balanced or unbalanced, 4 ea. (2 stereo pairs), 9-pin D-sub (female)
- Input Impedance: 600Ω/High impedance
- Sampling frequency: 48kHz
- Quantization: 24-bit
Output Embedded Audio: 2 groups (4 stereo pairs)
- Sampling frequency: 48kHz
- Quantization: 16/20/24-bit
AES/EBU: unbalanced, 75Ω, 4 ea.(4-ch stereo), BNC
- Sampling frequency: 48kHz
- Quantization: 16/20/24-bit
Analog Audio: Balanced or unbalanced, 4 ea. (2 stereo pairs), 9-pin D-sub (female)
- Output Impedance: less than 100Ω
- Sampling frequency: 48kHz
- Quantization: 24-bit
Audio Delay 0ms to 360ms (adjustable in 1ms steps)
Individual channel adjustment:
1) From 0-fold to 3-fold against the value.
2) In addition to 1) from 0ms to 10ms (in 0.125ms steps)
Video Delay 0 frame to 4 frames (adjustable in 1frame steps)
Processing 4:2:2 component
Correction range 2 fields (field inversion prevented)
Quatization 12-bit, Internal process: 12-bit
Sampling Frequency HD: Y: 74MHz, C: 37MHz / SD: Y: 13.5MHz, C: 6.75MHz
Frequency Response 100kHz - 4.2MHz: -0.5dB - +0.5dB, 4.2MHz - 5.0MHz: -1.0dB - +1.0dB,
roll off above 5.0MHz (NTSC, composite)
100kHz - 4.2MHz: -0.5dB - +0.5dB, 4.2MHz - 5.5MHz: -1.0dB - +1.0dB,
roll off above 5.5MHz (PAL, composite)
DG / DP 1% / 1º (composite)
S/N Ratio 60dB (without quantization noise, composite)
K-factor (2T-pulse) 1% (composite)
Comb Filter 2D or 3D comb filter (selectable, composite)
Proc Amp Video level: 0% - 200%
Chroma level: 0% - 200%
Black level: -20% - 100%
Chroma Phase: -179.8º - 180º
Noise Reduction Y and C: 4 steps, motion adaptive filtering performed
(Median filtering noise reduction soon as an option)
Color Correction
(FA-90CC option)
Mode: RGB (balanced), YPbPr (differential), sepia
White level (RGB): 0% - 200% (referring to input signal)
Black level (RGB): 0% - 200% (referring to input signal)
Gamma level (RGB): 0% - 200% (referring to input signal)
Gamma Curve: 3 types (Center, Black, White)
Color Gamut Control Clip Mode: YBR clip, GBR clip, VBS clip (FA-90CC option)
Interfaces CONTROL (IN/OUT): BNC x 2 (for FA-90RU connection, cascading available)
REMOTE (RS-422): 9-pin D-sub (female) x 1
REMOTE (GPI): 9-pin D-sub (male) x 1, make contact, 7-input/output
LAN 1 (10/100BASE-T): RJ-45, 1 port (for SNMP connection)
LAN (10/100BASE-T): RJ-45, 1 port (for receiving logo source data)
Temperature / Humidity 0ºC - 40ºC / 30% - 90% (no condensation)
Power 100VAC - 240VAC ±10%, 50/60Hz
Consumption FA-9100: Approx. 72VA (72W)
FA-9100RPS: Approx. 78VA (76W) at 100VAC
Dimensions FA-9100: 430(W) x 44(H) x 425(D) mm, EIA1RU
FA-9100RPS: 430(W) x 44(H) x 525(D) mm, EIA1RU
Weight FA-9100: Approx. 6.3kg
FA-9100RPS: Approx. 7.5kg
Accessories Operation manual, AC cable, Rack mount brackets
Options FA-90RU: Remote control unit
FA-90GUI: SNMP Control Software
FA-90UD: Up/Down/Cross converter
FA-90CC: Color corrector
FA-90DV: DV Interface card
FA-90HDV: HDV Interface card
FA-90DE-D: Dolby E decoder card
FA-91DE-ED: Dolby E encoder/decoder card
FA-91LG: Logo generator
FA-91FRC: Frame rate converter
FA-91ALC: Auto Level Control
HDV and HDV logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan Limited (JVC).
Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
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