Multi Purpose Signal Processor

FA-9600

Provides HDR and Wide Color Gamut support. Offers exceptional conversion format delivery, including 12G, 4K(UHD), 1080p and HD/SD.

Each of the FA-9600 processor’s two HD/SD inputs includes a frame synchronizer. Because the signal processor features 12G-SDI terminals, optional software opens the door to 4K(UHD) production. Adding an optional expansion card provides four more channels of 3G-SDI input/output or six channels of 12G-SDI distributed output.*1

The FA-9600 is much more than a basic frame synchronizer. It simplies all types of video conversion. A newly developed color processing circuit supports the latest gamut and dynamic range specications, and an optional converter circuit is available for up/down/cross conversion. Offering a wide range of audio processing, core features of remapping and gain adjustment, the FA-9600 can be expanded with optional cards*1 that make it an ideal standalone solution at transmission centers, in mobile production trucks, production studios, news stations, and other nonlinear editing and playout production environments.
*1 For details, see the expansion cards in “Options” in the Datasheet.

Various Synchronization Mode

Frame Mode

  • Supports asynchronous signals with maximum 1 frame delay.

Line Mode

  • Mode for automatic phase adjusting within 1 line. Used for aligning signals in the system.

AVDL Mode

  • Mode for automatic phase adjusting within multiple lines. Used for aligning signals in the system.

Line (Min) Mode

  • Minimum delay (700clk) output possible. Useful when used as color corrector.

Flexible Timecode Management

Timecode multiplex

  • Selects whether to embed timecode into each FS output.

Timecode generator

  • Drop frame is available for 29.97/30Hz signals.

Offset adjustment

  • Delay or advance the timecode.

Sources of timecode

  • ATC(LTC) timecode in the SDI input
  • ATC(VITC) timecode in the SDI input
  • VITC(DVITC) timecode in the SD-SDI input
  • LTC input with FA-96DIN4-CBL
  • Generator’s timecode

Powerful Color Processing, Suitable for Color Management of Video Wall

Color correction in RGB mode and differential mode

  • RGB mode: Sets White level, Black level and Gamma by separately adjusting R, G, and B components.
  • Differential mode: Sets color in R-Y, G-Y and B-Y space without changing white balance.

Dedicated color control panel with 14 knobs (FA-10DCCRU)

HDR/WCG

Wide support for HDR formats

  • Supports major HDR formats such as HLG, PQ, HLG_Live, S-Log3, Canon Log 3, Canon Log 2, etc.
  • Convert SDR ↔ HDR and HDR ↔ HDR formats.

High performance "Round Trip"

  • Accurates SDR → HLG → SDR conversion..

Full Collaboration with SR Live for HDR

Compatible with SR Live for HDR or OOTF adjustment function. (FA-96AHDR2 option required)
SR Live for HDR represents the workflow which can provide HDR production proposed by Sony.

Highly Accurate Processing with 1D LUT and 3D LUT

  • 1D LUT and 3D LUT supported.
  • 3D LUTs are very effective for color conversions including gamut and dynamic range changes.
  • Convert various camera logs into FOR-A 1D LUT.
    Supported 1D LUT files: Autodesk Lustre, Adobe After Effects, DaVinci Resolve and Sony SRW-1
  • Convert general 3D LUTs used in various NLE systems. Supported 3D LUT files: Cube files created by Adobe Premiere Pro CC, DaVinci Resolve or other software.

NEW! Frame Rate Conversion

Simple frame rate conversion is now available

  • Instantly converts 50↔60 Hz.
  • Provides high quality converted images.
  • Assists broadcast operators with immediate visual.
  • Application: Videos provided by other countries may be converted and put on air without software conversion.

Payload ID Support

Wide support for the HDR formats.

Get color space and HDR range information from payload on input (max. 4bit) and automatically recall the event matched to that color information.

Versatile Video and Audio Input/Output

Video

Single Link 12G-SDI, Dual Link 6G/3G-SDI, Quad Link 3G/HD-SDI, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, SFP/SFP+ option (Fiber)

Audio

Embedded audio, AES, MADI, Dante, Analog

Standard Features

Signal Feature I/O Connector
Video/Audio 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI 1 in 2 out BNC
Video/Audio HDMI 1 in 1 out Standard-A
Black Burst/Tri-level Sync GENLOCK 1 in 1 out(through out) BNC
Audio Digital Audio 4 in/out (selectable) BNC
Ethernet 100BASE-T LAN 1 in/out RJ-45
AC Power Input AC 100-240 V 50/60 Hz - 3P

Optional Slot

The FA-9600 can be upgraded by installing optional modules into Slot A, B and C. Option cards must be installed into the correct slots, because available slots are defined depending on the option type cards as shown below.

Hardware Option Description Slot
A B C D E
FA-96EX3G44-R Quad link 3G/1.5G-SDI in/out Ο
FA-96EX12G06 6 outputs of 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI Ο
FA-96SFPC4*1 4-cage card for SFP modules Ο
FA-96AES-UBL Unbalanced digital audio 8-in/out Ο
FA-96AES-UBLC*2 Unbalanced digital audio cable Ο Ο
FA-96ANA-AUD*1 Balanced analog audio 4-in/4-out card Ο
FA-96MADI MADI I/F 32-in 32-out Ο
FA-96DNT*3 Dante I/F 32-in 32-out Ο
FA-96GPI GPI I/ F 10-on 10-out Ο Ο
FA-96DIN4-CBL LTC 1-in 1-out Ο
FA-96DB9-CBL GPI 1-in 1-out Ο
FA-96PS Redundant Power Supply
  • 1. Note that operating temperature should be kept below 35°C(95°F) when both FA-96SFPC4 and FA-96ANA-AUD options are installed.
  • 2. FA-96AES-UBLCs cannot be installed into Slot B and Slot C at the same time.
  • 3. FA-96DNT will be included in a future release.
Software Option Description
FA-964K 12G-SDI signals
FA-96UDC Up/down/cross conversion
FA-96AHDR2 Advanced color imaging features:
SR Live for HDR, S-Log3 and HLG log curves

SR Live for HDR represents the workflow which can provide HDR production proposed by Sony.

FA-96EX3G44-R (SDI I/O Expansion Card)

  • 4-input/4-output of 3G/HD/SD-SDI
  • Allows relay bypass

FA-96EX12G06 (12G-SDI Output Expansion Card)

  • Supports 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI outputs
  • Available for up to 6 distributed outputs

FA-96SFPC4 (4-Cage Connector Card for SFP Modules)

  • Able to install up to 4 SFP or SFP+ modules*4
  • 4 channels of Rx and 4 channels of Tx support for fiber optic via SFP+ modules
  • 4. SFP/SFP+ modules are not supplied. Please prepare modules for yourself and consult your FOR-A supplier for more details.

FA-96AES-UBL/96AES-UBLC (AES/EBU Digital Audio Expansion Card and Cable)

  • Adds 4 ports (8 channels) respectively.
  • FA-96AES-UBL card adds 4 ports (8 channels) for input or output. Selectable in/out per 2 ports (4 channels) in the same manner as standard.
  • FA-96AES-UBLC cable adds 4 ports (8 channels) for output. Sets all standard AES ports to input.

FA-96ANA-AUD (Balanced Analog Audio 4-In 4-Out Card)

  • Respectively connect hot and cold lines to pins.

FA-96MADI (MADI Audio Card)

  • Supports MADI using 75-ohm coaxial cable.
  • 1 in 1 out with BNC connector.
  • Max. 32-channel process.

FA-96GPI (GPI Interface 10-In and 10-Out Card)

  • Each input/output terminal is function assignable.

FA-96DIN4-CBL (LTC I/O Expansion Cable)

  • Adds 1 LTC input and 1 LTC output.
    I/O 1 and I/O 2 are reserved for future use.

FA-96DB9-CBL (7 GPI In/Out Expansion Cable)

  • Use the menu to select input or output function for each pin.

Broadcast Style Operation

No PC required - everything is included in the front panel LCD monitor for input source monitoring.

  • LCD monitor for input source monitoring and status display on the front panel.
  • Color-coded knobs for intuitive color correction.
  • Immediate control with shortcut buttons for each function in the processor.

Remote Panels

Remote Control Unit FA-10RU

  • The same structure as the front panel
  • Controls multiple units via 1 FA-10RU (Max. 100 units)

Remote Control Unit for Color Correction FA-10DCCRU

  • Dedicated for color correction
  • Immediate access to proc amp, white, black and gamma level control

Remote Control Panel FA-AUX30

  • Pre-program many functions in the processor via GPI interface
  • Push buttons to select different units or to recall events

5-year warranty

The generous extended warranty includes:

  • Free product firmware updates for the life of the product, whether in or out of the warranty period.
  • Coverage transfer to the new owner at no cost should you sell your product.
  • Parts and labor with any defect under normal operating conditions.
  • Free technical support via phone or email for the life of the product, whether in or out of the warranty period.

Terms of the extended warranty apply to the FA-9600 sold by FOR-A and its subsidiary companies since August 1, 2019.

Packages

  Standard Package 1 Package 2 Package 3 Package 4
FA-9600 Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
FA-96UDC Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
FA-964K Ο Ο Ο Ο
FA-96AHDR2
FA-96PS Ο Ο Ο Ο
FA-96DB9-CBL
FA-96DIN4-CBL
FA-96EX12G06
FA-96EX3G44-R Ο Ο Ο
FA-96AES-UBL Ο
FA-96AES-UBLC
FA-96GPI
FA-96SFPC4 Ο
FA-96ANA-AUD
FA-96MADI Ο
Spec Standard Package 1 Package 2 Package 3 Package 4
12G/6G/HD/SD-SDI 1 in 2 out 1 in 2 out 1 in 2 out 1 in 2 out
3G/HD/SD-SDI 1 in 2 out 5 in 6 out 1 in 2 out 5 in 6 out 5 in 6 out
HDMI 1 in 1 out 1 in 1 out 1 in 1 out 1 in 1 out 1 in 1 out
HDMI 4ch Rx, 4ch Tx for Fiber Optic
AES Selectable in/out
per 2 ports 8ch
(4 in/out)
Selectable in/out
per 2 ports 8ch
(4 in/out)
Selectable in/out
per 2 ports 16ch
(8 in/out)
Selectable in/out
per 2 ports 8ch
(4 in/out)
Selectable in/out
per 2 ports
MADI 32ch
(BNC 1 in 1 out)
4K Support Ο Ο Ο Ο
Redundant Power Supply Ο Ο Ο Ο

Applications

  • FA-9600 at
    entrance and exit of system

  • HD/SDR and UHD/HDR
    simultaneous broadcast

  • Color Matching
    between different cameras

Videos

  • Introduction

  • Key Features 1
    (Overview, Control Panels)

  • Key Features 2
    (Web GUI)

  • Key Features 3
    (Options)

  • Key Features 4
    (Proc Amp/Color Correction,HDR/WCG)

  • Key Features 5
    (Up/Down/Cross Conversion)

  • Key Features 6
    (Audio Processing)

  • Key Features 7
    (Summary)