HD/SD Frame Rate Converter
FRC-8000

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The FRC-8000 is a multi-format frame rate converter for both HD and SD. Based on FOR-A’s highly successful HD Frame Rate Converter FRC-7000 with motion compensation technology, the FRC-8000 features a host of advanced functions as well as excellent image quality.
In addition to HD format conversion, the new image processing board in the FRC-8000 also enables SD format conversion. Up converter, down converter, and cross converter functions are also provided for converting to various formats.

Features

HD/SD multi-format support

  • The FRC-8000 features HD-SDI and SD-SDI input and output (for input) and frame rate conversion of a wide range of format SDI signals, including 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 525/60 and 625/50.

Up, down, and cross converters

  • Up, down, and cross converters included as standard not only for frame rate conversion, but also up conversion from SD to HD, down conversion from HD to SD, and cross conversion between 1080i and 720p, all using a single FRC-8000 unit.

Conversion with Motion Compensation Processing

  • With linear converters that do simple frame rate conversion, there has been a problem of doing appropriate conversion for moving objects. FOR-A’s FRC series, with our proven image processing technology, realizes motion compensation processing by using motion vectors. It detects motion vectors of objects and generates the object’s motion in interpolated frames from the amount of vector fluctuation in the frames before and after, realizing frame rate conversion with minimal juddering.

Scene Cut Detection

  • Another issue with frame rate conversion is the processing of scene changes. Since conversion generates interpolated frames from frames, scene changes become composite images surrounding of the before and after frames and appropriate images cannot be acquired. With its function to detect scene cuts, the FRC-8000 detects scene changes automatically so that frame rate conversion is performed without using motion compensation processing on unrelated data for the frames before and after scene cuts.

Progressive Format Support

  • With improved motion estimate/compensation ability, smooth motion conversion is now possible even for up conversions such as conversion from 1080/23.98PsF to 1080/59.94i. (option)

Text Field Automatic Detection

  • Automatically detects rolling text superimposed on the video and can make optimal conversion for uncompromised character depiction. Also allows manual specification of fields for static superimposed text (date, time, program title, logo, etc.), so that these portions can be treated alone without performing motion compensation processing.

Genlock

  • The video and audio signals in frame rate conversion are output in sync with a sync signal supplied internally or externally. Two independent input terminal channels are provided for sync, and tri-level sync and BB can be selected for input.

Proc Amp

  • Process control can be done to converted images. It is possible to send optimal images by adjusting video level, chroma level, chroma phase, set up level and various clips.

Embedded audio support

  • Compatible with 48kHz, 24-bit embedded 8-channel audio signal. Also equipped with a delay function to adjust audio for image processing. One can make adjustments without there being any phase difference between video and audio. (Check with your FOR-A representative for details on when support will become available for asynchronous embedded audio.)

AES/EBU digital audio support

  • By installing optional FRC-80DA or FRC-80DA16, it becomes possible to input asynchronous/synchronous digital audio signals. One can also build flexible audio systems combining the sample rate conversion/individual delay adjustment function and remap function.

Dolby E, AC-3 support

  • By adding FRC-70D-D and FRC-70DE-E to FRC-80DA or FRC-80DA16 as an option, one can decode and encode Dolby E data and decode AC-3 with just one FRC-8000. FRC-80DA and FRC-80DA16 are also equipped with a BB output terminal that is synchronized to input/output signals. It are also possible to supply sync signals to outside Dolby E/AC-3 devices. Even if you already have a Dolby E decoder/encoder, building an otherwise complicated Dolby E system can be greatly simplified.

Dolby E 2-channel encode/decode support

  • Two Dolby E Encoder FRC-70DE-E cards and two Dolby E/AC-3 Decoder FRC-70D-D cards can be installed on the optional Digital Audio Card FRC-80DA16 for enabling the encoding and decoding of two channels of Dolby E data. The FRC-8000 by itself can support multi-channel audio conversion. (FRC-80DA is supported only single encoding/decoding)

Options

  • FRC-80PSFC : 1080p/PsF and Timecode support
    Additional expanded format options allow for the support of various frame rate conversions. This includes not only conversion from 1080/24p, commonly used in digital cinema, to 1080/59.94i used in broadcasting, but also mutual conversions between various frame rate formats regardless progressive or interlaced format.

  • FRC-80SO : Second Output
    This option adds simultaneous HD and SD output, and can be used for HD output. Two channels of SD or HD cross-converted output (distribution output) have been added in addition to the two regular output channels (distribution output).

    - Supported formats: 1080/60i, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/60p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 525/60, 625/50 (If a format other those listed here is set as an output format, simultaneous output is not supported)
    - Aspects that can be set: Squeeze, 16:9, 14:9, 13:9, 4:3 (when SD output is selected)
    *If SD output is selected, simultaneous output is not supported
    *Maximum input cable length: 100m (5C-FB or equivalent)

  • FRC-80FP : Front Control Panel
    A control panel that can be installed in place of the standard front panel. With its touch panel type large size LCD panel and various direct buttons, it enables a visually intuitive display of format selection as well as audio processing and delay processing, which otherwise tend to become complicated.

    - Equipped with a tilt mechanism to enable adjusting the angle of the operating interface.
    - Equipped with 5.7-inch LCD touch panel.

  • FRC-80RU : Remote Control Uni
    A remote control unit common for FRC-8000.

    - Lets the user change various parameter settings of the FRC-8000.
    - Saves one to four events from the FRC-8000 for later access.
    - One remote control unit can control up to four connected FRC-8000.

  • FRC-70D-D : Dolby E/AC-3 Decoder
    A Dolby E and AC-3 decoder card that can be installed onto the FRC-80DA and FRC-80DA16. Input Dolby E or AC-3 signals as AES/EBU or embedded into HD-SDI signals.

  • FRC-70DE-E : Dolby E encoder
    A Dolby E encoder card that can be installed onto the FRC-80DA and FRC-80DA16. Enables the output of HD-SDI embedded audio or AES/EBU input as a Dolby E signal.

  • FRC-80DA/80DA16 : Digital Audio Input/Output Card
    An audio expansion card for the FRC-8000, supporting up to 8 (FRC-80DA) or 16 (FRC-80DA16) channels of audio signals.

    - 8-channel AES/EBU input/output support (FRC-80DA): supports connection to multi-channel audio devices.
    - 16-channel AES/EBU input/output support (FRC-80DA16): supports connection to multi-channel audio devices such as HDCAM-SR.
    - Equipped with individual delay adjustment function.
    - Equipped with automatic assignment function for input/output including Dolby signals, and automatic delay adjustment function.
    - Audio channel remap function.
    - Equipped with a BB output terminal synchronized to input/output SDI signals. It can supply sync signals to the outside, so when a Dolby E device is already present in the system, building an otherwise complicated Dolby E system can be greatly simplified.

  • FRC-80WEB : WEB Browser Control
    Control option for FRC-8000. Enables remote control and status monitoring of FRC-8000 via PC from an Internet browser.

    - Enables changes of various parameter settings of FRC-8000.
    - Saves one to four events of FRC-8000 and controls access to them.
    - No software installation: There is no need for special software to be installed since an Internet browser is used for remote control and status monitoring.
Specifications

Specifications

Video Formats HD: 1080/60i, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/60p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p (auto detect)
SD: 525/60, 625/50 (auto detect)
Additional Video Formats(FRC-80PSFC)*1 1080/30p, 1080/30PsF, 1080/29.97p, 1080/29.97PsF, 1080/25p, 1080/25PsF, 1080/24p, 1080/24PsF, 1080/23.98p, 1080/23.98PsF (auto detect)
Frame Rate Conversion 1080i, 720p, 525/60, or 625/50, to 1080i, 720p, 525/60, or 625/50, (selectable at menu)
Frame Rate Conversion(FRC-80PSFC)*1 1080p/PsF to 1080i, 1080p/PsF to 720p, 1080p/PsF to 1080p/PsF, 1080p/PsF to 525/60, 1080p/PsF to 625/5
Video Inputs HD-SDI: 1.485 Gbps or 1.485/1.001 Gbps or SD-SDI: 270 Mbps, 75Ω BNC x 1
Genlock Input BB: NTSC: 0.429 Vp-p/PAL: 0.45 Vp-p or Tri-level sync: ±0.3 V, BNC x 1, loop-through (Terminate with 75Ω terminator, if unused.)
Reference Outputs (FRC-80DA)*2 BB: NTSC: 0.429 Vp-p/PAL: 0.45 Vp-p, 75Ω BNC x 2 (Input sync / output sync switchable) * SC phase is not locked to the reference signal.
Reference Outputs (FRC-80DA16)*2 BB: NTSC: 0.429 Vp-p/PAL: 0.45 Vp-p, 75Ω 15-pin D-sub (male) x 2 (Includes 15-pin D-sub to BNC connector) (Input sync / output sync switchable)
Video Outputs HD-SDI: 1.485 Gbps or 1.485/1.001 Gbps or SD-SDI: 270 Mbps BNC x 4 (Output 1 functions as bypass output)
Quantization Y: 10-bit, C: 10-bit
Sampling Frequency Y) HD-SDI: 74.25 MHz or 74.25/1.001 MHz SD-SDI: 13.5 MHz
C) HD-SDI: 37.125 MHz or 37.125/1.001 MHz SD-SDI: 6.75 MHz
Proc Amp Video level: ±30% (0.5% step)
Chroma level: ±30% (0.5% step)
Chroma phase: ±30º (0.5º step)
Setup level: ±30% (0.5% step)
Clip: Y 100% ON/OFF, Y 0% ON/OFF, C 100% ON/OFF
Phase Control System Phase:
- Horizontal: -1375 clk to +1375 clk -1/2 H to +1/2 H
- Vertical: -562 H to +562 H -1/2 Frame to +1/2 Frame
I/O Delay +100 msec to +340 msec (Based on input/output format) (e.g., approx. 105 msec when converting 1080/59.94i to 1080/50i)
Simul Out Delay Simultaneous output will have a delay;
2 frames in 1080i, 652/50 and 525/60, 4 frames in 720p,
400 clocks when the main output is in 625/50 or 525/60, although the simultaneous output is in the same format.
Audio Input Embedded Audio: 2 groups (8 channels: 4 stereo pairs)
Automatic Embedded Audio Detection Performs sampling rate conversion for the embedded audio signals.
Audio Input (FRC-80DA)*2 1/2 to 7/8: AES/EBU Unbalanced, 75Ω BNC x 4 (4 stereo pairs) 
AUX (AES/EBU 1 channel or Dolby E): Unbalanced, 75Ω BNC x 1
Audio Input (FRC-80DA16)*2 1/2 to 15/16: AES/EBU Unbalanced, 75Ω BNC x 8 (8 stereo pairs: Dolby data of max. 2 stereo pairs can be input) Meta Data In: 9-pin D-sub (female) x 1
Audio Output Embedded audio: 2 Groups (4 stereo pairs)
Audio Output (FRC-80DA)*2 1/2 to 7/8: AES/EBU Unbalanced, 75Ω BNC x 4 (4 stereo pairs) 
AUX: AES/EBU, unbalanced, 75Ω BNC x 1 (one stereo pair, a Dolby E, or a AC-3 signal)
Audio Output (FRC-80DA16)*2 1/2 to 15/16: AES/EBU Unbalanced, 75Ω BNC x 8 (8 stereo pairs: Dolby data of max. 2 stereo pairs can be input) 
Meta Data Out: 9-pin D-sub (female) x 1
Audio Sampling Frequency / Quantization 48 kHz (Exceptionally AES/EBU input can be 32 kHz or 44.1 kHz.) / 24-bit, 20-bit, 16-bit
Audio Delay +5 msec - +1000 msec (1 msec step, 8 channels: 4 stereo pairs individually adjustable)
Audio Remapping Function Individually adjustable for embedded output, AES/EBU output (FRC-80DA/DA16 option), and Built-in Dolby E encoder input (FRC-80DA/DA16 option)
Time Code I/O (FRC-80PSFC)*1 Reader / generator for ancillary time code.
Ancillary Data Audio and time code (only if FRC-80PSFC is installed) data outputs are supported.
Interfaces Alarm output: 15-pin D-sub (female) x 1 (Power, fan, temperature alarm) 
RS-422/Remote: 9-pin D-sub (female) x 1
Temperature / Humidity 0ºC to 45ºC / 30% to 85% (no condensation)
Power / Consumption 100 V AC to 240 V AC ±10%, 50/60 Hz / Standard: 290 VA (290 W) (If 100 V AC supplied)
Dimensions / Weight 430 (W) x 132 (H) x 500 (D) mm, EIA 3 RU / Standard: 22 kg, Full option: 23 kg
Accessories Operation manual, AC cord, Rack mount brackets
Options FRC-80PSFC: 1080p/PsF and timecode support
FRC-80SO: Simultaneous outputs
FRC-80DA: Digital audio card (8ch)
FRC-80DA16: Digital audio card (16ch)
FRC-70D-D: Dolby Digital / AC-3 Decoder
FRC-70DE-E: Dolby E encoder
FRC-80RU: Remote Control Unit
FRC-80FP: Front Control Panel
FRC-80WEB: WEB Browser Control
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