Multi Purpose Signal Processor


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.


  • 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)


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" is the solution which enables simultaneous and efficient HDR / SDR content production, proposed by Sony Corporation.

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.
  • The FA-9600 can control 3D-LUT in real-time with WonderLookPro (TVLogic)*1.
    *1 WonderLookPro (V4.3.5 or later)  and WonderLookPro Corporate License are required.

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.

Ember+ Support

Can set all video and audio parameters via Ember+ protocol.

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


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


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
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 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.
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" is the solution which enables simultaneous and efficient HDR / SDR content production, proposed by Sony Corporation.

FA-96EX3G44-R (3G-SDI I/O card)

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

FA-96EX12G06 (12G-SDI 6 outputs expansion card)

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

FA-96SFPC4 (4-cage 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 (Digital audio (unbalanced) I/O card and expansion 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 expansion card)

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

FA-96DNT*5 (Dante audio expansion card)

  • Primary and secondary ports or daisy-chain connection.
  • Max. 32-channel process.
    *5 A computer in which Dante Controller software is installed is required.
    Dante is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

FA-96GPI (External I/O control 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 (GPI expansion cable)

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

FA-96PS (Redundant power supply unit)

  • Power supply option to enable redundant power supply mode.


FA-964K (4K and 12G-SDI software)

  • 4K(UHD) video processing and 12G/6G-SDI or HDMI2.0b input and output. Use with FA-96UDC for versatile conversion: 2SI/SQD, 59.94p/29.97p, and Quad Link 3G-SDI Level-A/B.

FA-96UDC (Up/Down converter software)

  • Converts between SD/720p/1080i, interlaced/progressive and 3G-SDI Level-A/B. When used with FA-964K, converts resolutions from SD up to 4K*1.
    *1 Conversions that include 4K(UHD) are effective only on the Line 1-side. 2SI/SQD conversion and 4K to HD downconversion cannot be used simultaneously.

FA-96AHDR2 (Advanced HDR functions software)

  • Dynamic range conversions compatible with SR Live for HDR, used in live video production with simultaneous creation of 4K HDR and HD SDR. Used in dynamic range conversion conforming to BT.2100. Compatible with S-Log3 and HLG log curves. Also supports 3D-LUTs—convenient for adjustments.
    “SR Live for HDR" is the solution which enables simultaneous and efficient HDR / SDR content production, proposed by Sony Corporation.

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 Control Units

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 FA-10DCCRU

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

Auxiliary unit FA-AUX30

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


  Standard Package 1 Package 2 Package 3 Package 4
FA-9600 Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο
FA-964K Ο Ο Ο Ο
FA-96EX3G44-R Ο Ο 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 2 in 2 out, and 2 distributed outputs 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
SFP 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 8ch
(4 in/out)
Selectable in/out
per 2 ports 16ch
(8 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


  • FA-9600 at
    entrance and exit of system

  • HD/SDR and UHD/HDR
    simultaneous broadcast

  • Color Matching
    between different cameras


  • Introduction

  • Key Features 1
    (Overview, Control Panels)

  • Key Features 2
    (Web GUI)

  • Key Features 3

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

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

  • Key Features 6
    (Audio Processing)

  • Key Features 7

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.