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Multi-Channel Processor

FA-1616 Series

*This information is as of January, 2024. All specification and contents are subject to change without prior notice.
 


Anything in, anything out.
Supports for diversified broadcasting standards.
Software-defined architecture provides an efficient migration path

Multi-channel processor series with essential video production features in a compact 1 RU enclosure. Besides its core role as a frame synchronizer for up to 32 channels, supporting IP/SDI (12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI) and 4K, the FA-1616 series also serves as a color corrector, video processing amp, and audio remapper. Software-defined architecture enables to choose just the right configuration for your needs. Build an optimal system without unnecessary costs by adding exactly what you need with MoIP cards*1 and a range of audio (including Dante and MADI) and GPI*2 cards.
*1 Optional. *2 To be supported.
 

Product lineup

FA-1616HB-12G

  • 12G-SDI*1 supported, 16 inputs/16 outputs model.
  • 32 HD-BNC connectors are mounted.
    Input: 75Ω HD-BNC ×16, 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI×8, 3G/HD-SDI×8.
    Output: 75Ω HD-BNC ×16, 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI×8, 3G/HD-SDI×8.
  • IP input/output.
    Add the option(s)*2 to choose any mode.
  • FA-16MOIP
    <SMPTE ST 2110>
     - Sender: HD(3G)×16/UHD×4.
     - Receiver: HD(3G)×16/UHD×4.
     - Sender and Receiver: HD(3G)×8/UHD×4.
     <SMPTE ST 2022-6>* To be supported
     - Sender and Receiver: HD×16/3G×14.
  • FA-16MOIP + FA-16MOIP-EX
    <SMPTE ST 2110>
     - Sender: HD(3G)×32/UHD×8.
     - Receiver: HD(3G)×32/UHD×8.
     - Sender and Receiver: HD(3G)×16/UHD×8.
    <SMPTE ST 2022-6>* To be supported
     - Sender and Receiver: HD×32 or 3G×28.
    *1 12G compatibility applies to only 8 of the 16 inputs/outputs.
    *2 FA-16MOIP, FA-16MOIP-EX.
    Note: This external view is a tentative version.

FA-1616B-12G* To be supported

  • 12G-SDI supported, 16 inputs/outputs*1 model.
  • All terminals support 12G-SDI.
  • 16 normal HD connectors are mounted.
    Input/output*2: 75Ω BNC ×16, 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI×16.
  • IP input/output.
    Add the option(s)*3 to choose any mode.
  • FA-16MOIP
    <SMPTE ST 2110>
     - Sender: HD(3G)×16/UHD×4.
     - Receiver: HD(3G)×16/UHD×4.
     - Sender and Receiver: HD(3G)×8/UHD×4.
    <SMPTE ST 2022-6>* To be supported
     - Sender and Receiver: HD×16/3G×14.
  • FA-16MOIP + FA-16MOIP-EX
    <SMPTE ST 2110>
     - Sender: HD(3G)×32/UHD×8.
     - Receiver: HD(3G)×32/UHD×8.
     - Sender and Receiver: HD(3G)×16/UHD×8.
    <SMPTE ST 2022-6>* To be supported
     - Sender and Receiver: HD×32 or 3G×28.
    *1 Input or output is selected in a menu for each channel.
    *2 Used for both input and output.
    *3 FA-16MOIP, FA-16MOIP-EX.

FA-1616HB-3G*To be supported

  • 3G-SDI supported, 32 inputs/outputs*1 model.
  • 32 HD-BNC connectors are mounted.
    Input/output*2: 75Ω HD-BNC ×32, 3G/HD-SDI×32.
  • IP input/output.
    SDI to IP encapsulation and IP to SDI de-encapsulation for up to 32 channels.
    Add the option(s)*3 to choose any mode.
  • FA-16MOIP
    <SMPTE ST 2110>
     - Sender: HD(3G)×16/UHD×4.
     - Receiver: HD(3G)×16/UHD×4.
     - Sender and Receiver: HD(3G)×8/UHD×4.
    <SMPTE ST 2022-6>* To be supported
     - Sender and Receiver: HD×16/3G×14.
  • FA-16MOIP + FA-16MOIP-EX
    <SMPTE ST 2110>
     - Sender: HD(3G)×32/UHD×8.
     - Receiver: HD(3G)×32/UHD×8.
     - Sender and Receiver: HD(3G)×16/UHD×8.
    <SMPTE ST 2022-6>* To be supported
     - Sender and Receiver: HD×32 or 3G×28.
    *1 Input or output is selected in a menu for each channel.
    *2 Used for both input and output.
    *3 FA-16MOIP, FA-16MOIP-EX.
    Note: This external view is a tentative version.

Features

  • Control and monitoring
    - Control from a browser and via Ember+ or NMOS IS-04/05.
    - Browser-based control: No need to install a dedicated GUI.
    - Ember+ control: Enables control GUI development by users*1,2.
    - SNMP monitoring.
    - Management/control system redundancy also ensured, with 2 dedicated LAN ports (1000BASE-T)*3.
    *1 To be supported . *2 Using Lawo VSM. *3 FA-16MOIP is required.
  • GENLOCK input
  • Timecode*1
    - LTC, ATC (LTC, VITC) time code generating and offset adjustment.
    - Equipped with LTC I/O terminals; supports ancillary time code multiplexing.
    *1 To be supported.
  • Others - Standard redundant power supply. With the fan, hot-swappable from the front.
    - Compact, relatively shallow 1 RU enclosure. 430(W)×500(D)×44(H) mm.

Software-defined

Instantly build the system you need with software-defined architecture

FA-1616 units are equipped with 2 processor blocks. Thanks to the processor’s software-defined architecture, each block can be customized to get the functions and channels you need. By selecting an optimal configuration* from 3 choices, hardware resources are applied more efficiently and flexibly for increasingly diverse video production. Instant reconfigurability also makes it a useful portable processor for events with constantly changing requirements.
* Video processing capacity varies depending on the configuration selected. For details, contact your FOR-A dealer.

Processor block A / Processor block B

2 blocks process video and audio for output via SDI and IP. Equipped with up to 4 processors each, the blocks can be set up in the same or different configurations, depending on your application.

  • Processing available per video processor
    - Video: 1 channel for 4K or 4 channels for 2K.
    - Audio: 4×16 channels.
  • Configuration example: Same configuration

  • Configuration example: Different configurations

Configurable functions for processor block

Main functions for processor block

  • Audio input/output
    - Mux/demux, remap, delay adjustment, and other processing for SDI embedded audio.
  • Robust frame synchronization
    - Synchronization Mode: Selectable from Frame, Line, AVDL, or Line (Min).
  • Advanced conversion
    - Interlace/progressive (from HD to 4K).
    - Up/down/cross(from HD to 4K).
    - Aspect ratio.
    - Resize/repositioning.
    - 2SI/SQD/3G-SDI Level-A/B conversion.
    - Single Link 12G-SDI/Quad Link 3G-SDI interconversion.
  • ProcAmp
    - Adjustment of video level, chroma level, and hue.
  • Robust color correction
    - 2 color correction modes: Balance (RGB) mode and color difference (YCbCr) mode.
    - Supports and converts between the broad ITU-R BT.2020 gamut and the conventional ITU-R BT.709 gamut*.
    - Compensates for differences among external devices by using EOTF/OETF corresponding to various HDR or SDR curves*.
    - EOTF/OETF log curves and gamut can be registered from a computer*.
    - SDR/HDR conversion designed for an array of log curves (including HLG, PQ, and SDR) and reliable round-trip performance*.
    - 1D and 3D LUTs supported*.
    * To be supported.

Table of configurable functions for processor blocks


Configuration lineup selectable according to application

Configuration 1: Standard configuration

Configuration 1 Features

  • 4 video processors used for 2K (×4 channels) and UHD (×1 channel). Frame synchronization: up to 16 channels*1 for 2K, 4 channels*1 for UHD.
  • Adding optional MoIP cards enables use as an SDI/IP gateway with FS.
  • Audio processing: 256 channels standard. Optional cards enable audio processing for up to 128 additional channels.
    *1 Configuring both processor blocks (A and B) in this way doubles the number of channels.


Table of functions available in Configuration 1

 Configuration 2*: Optional configuration (Up/down conversion, SDR/HDR conversion)

Required options

  • FA-16UDC-P2: Up/down/cross conversion functionality
    - Enabling this functionality with one unit allows for up/down/cross conversion with two processors.
    - A maximum of 4 FA-16UDC-P2 units can be installed*.
  • FA-16HDR-P2: SDR/HDR conversion
    - Enabling this in one unit allows for SDR/HDR conversion using two processors.
    - A maximum of 4 FA-16HDR-P2 units can be installed.
    If converter functions (up/down/cross/aspect conversion/resize, etc.) are used, including in HD/4K, the number of, one channel can be processed by one processor. Without converter functions, SDR/HDR conversion of 3G/HD x 16 channels or 4K x 4 channels is possible.
      * To be supported.



Table of functions available in Configuration 2

 Configuration 3*: Optional con guration (Up/down conversion, 3D LUT)

options

  • FA-16UDC-P2: Up/down/cross conversion
    - Enabling this functionality with one unit allows for up/down/cross conversion with two processors.
    - A maximum of 4 FA-16UDC-P2 units can be installed*.
  • FA-16LUT-P2: 3D LUT conversion
    - Enabling this functionality with one unit allows for 3D LUT conversion using two processors.
    - A maximum of 4 FA-16LUT-P2* units can be installed.
    If converter functions (up/down/cross/aspect conversion/resize, etc.) are used, including in HD/4K, the number of channels that can be processed by one processor is limited to one channel. If converter functions are not used, 3D LUT conversion of 3G/HD x 16 channels or 4K x 4 channels is possible.
    * To be supported.


Table of functions available in Configuration 3

IP support

FA-1616 supports SMPTE ST 2110/ST 2022-6* encapsulation and de-encapsulation with an optional MoIP card. It can also be used as an IP gateway for up to 32-channel SDI/MoIP conversion. Add as many as 2 MoIP cards with four 25G SFP ports (2 redundant channels). Ready for production where IP is already in use, where a mix of IP and SDI is used, or where future IP migration is planned.

  • Video
    - SMPTE ST 2110/ST 2022-6* encapsulation or de-encapsulation for up to 32 channels.
    - Encapsulation/de-encapsulation capacity per MoIP card
     For SMPTE ST 2110: 16 channels for HD/3G-SDI or 4 channels for 4K.
     For SMPTE ST 2022-6*: 16 channels for HD-SDI or 14 channels for 3G-SDI.
    - 2 dual 25 GbE (SFP28) port supports hitless operation for redundancy (SMPTE ST 2022-7).
    - 2 MoIP cards can be added to expand capacity and enable SMPTE ST 2022-6*/ST 2110 transcoding.
  • Audio
    - Convert various type of audio data to IP audio data. Audio data received over IP can also be output via an array of optional audio interfaces.

FA-1616 signal processing

SDI up/down/cross-conversion is supported as well as conversion between SDI/IP and SMPTE ST 2110/ST 2022-6*. Besides the added functionality of software-defined architecture and expansion cards, effective signal processing makes the FA-1616 valuable in many production environments.
* To be supported.

Expansion card options

The extensive options available include cards that add IP capabilities and expand audio and GPI interfaces.

Expansion cards for Media over IP

  • FA-16MOIP: Media over IP card
    Enables SMPTE ST 2022-6*/ST 2110 encap/decap and PTP synchronization. Only one card can be installed.
    * To be supported.
  • FA-16MOIP-EX: MoIP Expansion card
    Expands MoIP functionality. Only one card can be installed.
    Note: FA-16MOIP is required.

Expansion cards for audio interface

  • FA-16DNT: Dante audio card
    Enables sending/receiving of Dante audio. Supports RJ45x2, RX/TX 64ch each.
    Note: Dante® is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.
  • FA-16AES-PNL*1: AES audio expansion card
    Expands I/O channels for AES audio. BNCx4.
    Note: FA-16AES-UBL is required.
  • FA-16MADI: MADI audio card
    Enables input/output of MADI audio. Supports
    HD-BNCx4, SFPx2,RX/TX 64 ch each.
  • FA-16ANA-AUD*1: Balanced analog audio card
    Enables input/output of analog audio. DSUB-25 pin x1, Balanced audio for 4 Rx and 4 Tx channels.
  • FA-16AES-UBL: Unbalanced AES audio card
    Enables input/output of AES audio. BNCx4, Rx/Tx switching supported for 8 channels.
  •  

Expansion cards for GPI interface

  • FA-16GPI*1: General purpose interface card
    Adds support for GPI control. DSUB-25 pin x 1, 10 inputs + 10 outputs + power + GND.
  • FA-16GPI-PNL*1: GPI Extension panel
    Expands channel control via GPI. DSUB-25 pin x 1.
    Note: FA-16GPI is required.

*1 To be supported.

Examples of applications

Production studios are only the start. Can be set up at live/events, in OB vans, and in many other settings.

Live/Event

  • In LED wall staging: Color correction
    Coordinate the colors of LED walls and floors or projections at event venues to create a unified space.

    In LED wall staging: Resizing
    In multi-screen staging, resizing function enables 8 video signals to be enlarged, aligned, or otherwise scaled to fit LED displays.

    Audio selector applications
    With support for SDI embedded audio, SMPTE ST 2110-30, MADI, Dante, AES, and other interface formats, a single FA-1616 unit can integrate the many audio interfaces used at venues. Also useful as an audio selector for remapping, delay or gain adjustment.

OB Vans

  • Up to 16 channels of video signals and embedded audio can be managed from a compact 1 RU processor that offers color correction and frame synchronization. In addition, it is possible to select optimum configuration for the operation. In OB vans with size and weight constraints, the FA-1616 series is an ideal solution.