3G/HD/SD Multi Purpose Signal Processor
FA-9500

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FA-9500, the Utmost in Frame Synchronizers

The FA-9500 is a multipurpose signal processor loaded with the functions you need for video production. The unit supports 3G-SDI, HD/SD-SDI, and analog composite I/O. In addition to its functionality as a frame synchronizer, it also provides up/down/cross/aspect converter, color corrector, and automatic video optimizer (AVO) as standard features. It can convert many types of video and audio signals. Numerous additional functions include, as options, analog component I/O, logo generator, Dolby E encoder/decoder. By combining these varied options, a single unit can provide optimal functionality for all video production scenes, including that for transmission, line production, news reporting, production, editing and distribution. As long as you have an FA-9500, you won't need any other piece of peripheral video equipment.

Features

3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI/Analog Composite I/O

For video input, 3 inputs come standard (2 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs and 1 analog composite input). When you add options, you can select 1 channel from up to 4 inputs. Two SDI input channels are independently synchronized, so during switchover there is no “shock” to either video or audio signals. In addition, each SDI input has an error detection function. When the signal is cut off or an error detected, a clean switch is triggered and effects a seamless changeover to the other channel. (optional)
Selected input signals go through 2 converter circuits and are respectively output as SDI and analog composite signals. Each channel has 2 distributed outputs. SDI and analog composite both additionally are provided with an I/O bypass function in case power is cut or there is an emergency.

Powerful Frame Synchronizer Performance

FOR-A’s frame synchronizers have always exhibited superior performance when processing video with poor quality signals. Synchronizer modes that can be selected include Frame, Line, Input and AVDL modes. The automatic AVDL adjustment range is 5H in HD, 1H in SD.
Moreover, in every mode both H and V ancillary data can be passed through.*
*If input/output formats differ, packets that can be passed through are subject to limitations.

Automatic Video Optimizer (AVO)

This feature lets you monitor video in real time and automatically correct it to normal levels. Ideal for correcting over/under-exposed video, video with exposure better suited to the background than the subject, and so on.

  • Real time correction: Monitors the video white level, black level and gamma curve and automatically corrects them to normal levels (Processing time: Minimum of 1 frame)
  • Dynamic range correction: Recognizes dark and bright areas in video, and implements ideal corrections only in places requiring correction, in order to output highly viewable video with a wide dynamic range
  • Correction range adjustment function: Allows you to set the range for level adjustment (e.g. set level subject to correction of dark areas)
  • Mask function: Allows you to set unnecessary areas for monitoring within the video (e.g. designate places where captions are displayed)

3G Signal Support

In addition to ordinary 1.5 Gbps HD signal processing, the FA-9500 also supports 3Gbps signal processing. Aside from 3G-SDI signal I/O, the FA-9500 offers 2-way conversion with ordinary HD and SD signals.

Digital/Analog Audio I/O

Like video signals, audio signals have digital and analog I/O. Provided are sixteen synchronous/asynchronous channels* of embedded audio, 8 channels of AES/EBU, and 4 channels of analog audio are provided, supporting audio signals of a total of 28 input channels and 28 output channels. Many types of signal processing are possible, including embedding and de-embedding with video signals and A/D, D/A conversion, flexibly supporting even multi-channel audio content. Individual sampling rate converters are provided for each audio channel. Signal processing without any phase gap between channels is possible for such processes as delay adjustment, level adjustment, down-mixing and remapping.
*During HD input/output only. In SD, only synchronous audio is supported, and at most there are 16 input channels and 12 output channels.

Up/Down/Cross/Aspect Converter

In addition to A/D and D/A conversion, an up/down/cross/aspect converter is standard equipment on the FA-9500. Besides mutual conversion between HD and SD, the FA-9500 offers mutual conversion between 1080i format and 720p format (IP conversion) and video expansion and shrinkage.

Second Converter

In addition to the ordinary up/down/cross/aspect conversion process, 1 more converter channel is provided for up/down/cross/aspect conversion. If HD/SD simultaneous output is required, this unit is all it takes to deal flexibly with that requirement.

Color Corrector

A color correction function is also standard. In addition to implementing color corrections with 3 color correction modes (balance, differential and sepia), original colors in selected color spaces can be reproduced using gamma adjustment or various level adjustment functions.

  • Three types of color correction modes (balance, differential and sepia)
  • Gamma adjustment function (high, mid and low tone)
  • White level and black level adjustment
  • Various clip functions (YPbPr, RGB)

Logo Generator

  • This feature lets you impose logo images, including corporate logos and net logos. Data is maintained even when the power is off. This feature can be used for branding purposes, or as a side panel added to a 4:3 video in place of a logo.

FA-95LG GUI Download

1.

Click http://www.for-a.com/products/fa9500/fa95lg_gui.zip download.

2.

File Download is displayed, then click save.

3.

Select the directory, then click save.

4.

Unzip the file, open the fa95lg_gui folder.

5.

Refer to the FA-95LG-E-V100.pdf file and install the FA-95LG GUI.

System Requirements  
OS

Windows 7: 64-bit/32-bit
Windows XP: 32-bit

CPU

Windows 7: Intel® Core™2 Duo processor 2 GHz or faster
Windows XP: Intel® Pentium4 processor 2.8 GHz or faster

Memory

Windows 7: 2 GB or more
Windows XP: 1 GB or more

Display

Resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels or better
Must be capable of 24-bit color display

Hard disk space

280 MB or more free hard disk space

LAN port

At least one 100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T compatible port

LAN cable

Enhanced Category 5 or better


Software Versions and Supported FA-9500 Options

Version

FPGA1: 2.30 or higher
FPGA2: 4.10 or higher
FPGA3: 1.02 or higher
SOFT: 5.00 or higher

Supported Option

FA-95LG

Note

FA-95RU ver. 4.00 or higher-compatible.


See the "FA-9500 operation manual" for details on how to check the version.
If your FA-9500 is an earlier version than those above, it will be unable to connect to the FA-95LG GUI.
Consult your FOR-A supplier to upgrade your FA-9500.

Other Features (Standard Functions)

  • Video delay
  • 2D/3D comb filter for Y/C separator (composite)
  • Web browser-based monitoring and control
  • SNMP monitoring/control partial function

Varied Options

The FA-9500 offers a wide range of options that let you expand with the functions you need without waste. Many types of functions can be added, starting with video I/O boards.

Dolby E encoder/decoder

An optional Dolby E encoder/decoder can be equipped as a function for adding audio. This enables accurate monitoring and signal correction of multiple channel surround sound.

Other Options

  • Analog component I/O
  • Changeover function
  • Digital audio expansion cable
  • Redundant power supply unit
Specifications

Specifications

Video Formats 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p (Level-A),
1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/24PsF, 1080/23.98PsF, 720/59.94p, 720/50p,
525/60 (NTSC), 625/50 (PAL)
Video Input 3G-SDI: 3 Gbps, HD-SDI: 1.5 Gbps or SD-SDI: 270 Mbps, 75 x 2 BNC
Analog Composite: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 BNC x 1
Video Input (option) HD Analog Component
SD Analog Component
Video Output 3G-SDI: 3 Gbps or HD-SDI: 1.5 Gbps or SD-SDI: 270 Mbps, 75 BNC x 4 (2 x 2 outputs)
Analog Composite: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 BNC x 2
Video Output (option) HD Analog Component
SD Analog Component
Video I/O Process 3 inputs (standard) or 4 inputs (maximum input) -> 1 processing -> 2 x 2 outputs
Video Processing 4:2:2 Digital Component
Quantization 3G/HD/SD-SDI: 10-bit
Analog Composite: 12-bit
Sampling Frequency 3G-SDI: Y: 148.5 MHz, C: 74.25 MHz
HD-SDI: Y: 74.25 MHz, C: 37.125 MHz
SD-SDI: Y: 13.5 MHz, C: 6.75 MHz
Frequency Response 100 kHz to 4.2 MHz: -0.5 dB to +0.5 dB, 4.2 MHz to 5.0 MHz: -1.0 dB to +1.0 dB,
roll off above 5.0 MHz (NTSC, composite)
100 kHz to 4.2 MHz: -0.5 dB to +0.5 dB, 4.2 MHz to 5.5 MHz: -1.0 dB to +1.0 dB,
roll off above 5.5 MHz (PAL, composite)
DG/DP 1% / 1º (composite)
S/N Ratio 60 dB (without quantization noise, composite)
K-factor (2T pulse) 1% (composite)
Comb Filter 2D or 3D comb filter (selectable, composite)
Genlock Input BB: NTSC 0.429 Vp-p/PAL 0.45 V p-p or Tri-level Sync: 0.6 Vp-p,
75 BNC x 1, loop-through (Terminate with 75 terminator, if unused.)
Synchronizer mode Frame Sync mode, Line Sync mode, AVDL mode, Input Sync mode
System Phase Control Frame Sync mode H phase: -1/2 H to +1/2 H
V phase: -1/2 frame to +1/2 frame
Maximum delay: 1 frame + 1H, Minimum delay: +1 H
Line Sync mode H phase: -1/2 H to +1/2 H
V phase: -1/2 frame to +1/2 frame
Maximum delay: 1 H +1/2 H, Minimum delay: +1/2 H
AVDL mode H phase: -1/2 H to +1/2 H
V phase: -1/2 frame to +1/2 frame
Maximum delay: 5 H +1/2 H, Minimum delay: +1/2 H (HD)
Maximum delay: 1 H +1/2 H, Minimum delay: +1/2 H (SD)
Input Sync mode H phase: -1/2 H to +1/2 H
V phase: -1/2 frame to +1/2 frame
Maximum delay: 1 frame, Minimum delay: +520 clk
Video Delay Maximum 8 frames (Frame Sync or Input Sync)
Video Processing Functions Up/Down/Cross converter
Aspect ration converter
Proc Amp
Color corrector
Automatic video optimizer (AVO)
Second converter (Up/Down/Cross/Aspect ratio)
Proc Amp Video level: 0.0% to 200.0%
Chroma level: 0.0% to 200.0%
Black level: -20.0% to 100.0%
HUE: -179.8° to +180°
Video Clip YPBPR mode
RGB mode
Composite mode
Color correction Balanced mode
Differential mode
Sepia mode
Audio Input Embedded Audio 3G/HD: 16 channels (Group 1 to 4), 48 kHz, 16/20/24-bit, synchronous/asynchronous
SD: 16 channels (Group 1 to 4), 48 kHz, 16/20/24-bit, synchronous only
AES/EBU Unbalanced, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 BNC x 4 for AES/EBU input/output,
Maximum 4 pairs of stereo channels, 32/44.1/48 kHz, 16/20/24-bit
Analog Audio Balanced or unbalanced, 4 inputs (2 stereo channels),
25-pin D-sub (female) x 1 for analog audio input/output,
600 or High impedance, 48 kHz, 24-bit
Audio Output Embedded Audio 3G/HD: 16 channels (Group 1 to 4), 48 kHz, 16/20/24-bit, synchronous/asynchronous
SD: 12 channels (Group 1 to 3), 48 kHz, 16/20/24-bit, synchronous only
AES/EBU Unbalanced, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 BNC x 4 for AES/EBU input/output,
Maximum 4 pairs of stereo channels, 48 kHz, 16/20/24-bit
Analog Audio Balanced or unbalanced, 4 outputs (2 stereo channels), 25-pin D-sub (female) x 1
for analog audio input/output, less than 100, 48 kHz, 24-bit
Audio Delay 2 ms to 1,000 ms (adjustable in 1 ms steps)
Audio Processing (Set per channel) Sampling rate converter (SRC)
Gain control
Down mix
Channel re-mapping
Channel mute
Interfaces Ethernet: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T, RJ-45 x 2
Remote (GPI): 9-pin D-sub (male) (7 terminals) x 1, TTL negative logic level signal or Make contactt
FA-95D-D/FA-95DE-E (Option) Audio Input AES/EBU: Unbalanced, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 BNC x 1, 48 kHz, 16/20/24-bit
Audio Output AES/EBU: Unbalanced, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 BNC x 1, 48 kHz, 16/20/24-bit
Reference Input BB: NTSC 0.429 Vp-p/PAL 0.45 Vp-p or Tri-level Sync: 0.6 Vp-p, 75 BNC x 1
Temperature / Humidity 0ºC to 40ºC / 30% to 90% (no condensation)
Power 100 V AC to 240 V AC ±10%, 50/60 Hz
Consumption FA-9500: 50 VA (47 W) (at 100 V AC to 120 V AC), 64 VA (52 W) (at 220 V AC to 240 V AC)
FA-9500 + FA-95PS: 60 VA (55 W) (at 100 V AC to 120 V AC), 73 VA (56 W) (at 220 V AC to 240 V AC)
Dimensions / Weight 430 (W) x 350 (D) x 44 (H) mm / 3.0 kg (without options)
Accessories Operation manual, AC cord, rack mount brackets
Options FA-95PS: Redundant power supply unit
FA-95DACBL: Digital audio expansion connector cable
FA-95CO: Changeover function
FA-95RU: Remote control unit
FA-95D-D: Dolby E / Dolby Digital decoder
FA-95DE-E: Dolby E encoder
FA-95AIO: HD/SD analog component input/output card
FA-95LG: Logo generator
  • Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
Documents
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