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3G/HD/SD Multi Purpose Signal Processor
The FA-9500 is a multipurpose signal processor loaded with the functions you need for video production. It supports 3G-SDI, HD/SD-SDI, and analog composite I/O, in addition to its functionality as a frame synchronizer, provides up/down/cross/aspect converters, second converter (down/cross/aspect conversion), color corrector, and automatic video optimizer (AVO) as standard features. It can convert many types of video and audio signals. The numerous additional functions include, as options, analog component I/O, frame rate converter, logo generator, Dolby E encoder and Dolby E decoder. By combining these varied options, a single unit can provide the optimal functionality for all video production scenes, including line, relay, reporting, production, editing and delivery. As long as you have the FA-9500, you won’t need any other peripheral video equipment.
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. For SDI input, 2 channels are synchronously coupled independently, so during switch over there is no shock in either video or audio.
In addition, each SDI input has an error detection function. When the signal is cut off or an error detected, this functions as a clean switch and effects a seamless changeover to the other channel. (optional)
Selected input signal go through a converter circuit of 2 internal channels and are output as SDI and analog composite. 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 are Frame, Line, Input and AVDL mode. AVDL adjust range is 5H in HD, 1H in SD.
Moreover, in every mode ancillary data can be passed through together with both H and V.*
*If input/output formats differ, packets that can be passed through are subject to limitations.
Automatic Video Optimizer (AVO)
This 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’s 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 makes ideal corrections only in those places needing it, so highly viewable video with a wide dynamic range is output
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 area for monitoring within the video (e.g. designate places where captions are displayed)
3G Signal Support
In addition to the ordinary processing 1.5 Gbps HD signal, the FA-9500 also supports 3Gbps signal processing. Aside from 3G-SDI signal I/O, the FA-9500 offers mutual conversion between ordinary HD and SD signals.
Digital/Analog Audio I/O
Like video signals, audio signals have digital and analog I/O. Provided are 16 synchronous/asynchronous channels* of embedded audio, 8 channels of AES/EBU, and 4 channels of analog audio, 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.
In addition to A/D and D/A conversion, 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 expand and shrink.
In addition to the ordinary up/down/cross/aspect conversion process, 1 more converter channel is provided for down/cross/aspect conversion. The second converter does not have an up-convert function, but even if HD/SD simul output is needed, this unit is all it takes to deal with that need flexibly.
In addition to the Proc Amp function, a color correction function is supported. You can not only perform color corrections with 3 color correction modes (balance, differential and sepia) but also reproduce the original colors in the selected color space using gamma adjustment or various level adjustment functions.
This lets you impose logo images, including corporate logos and net logos. Data is maintained even when the power is off. This can be used for branding purposes, or used as a side panel added to a 4:3 video in place of a logo.
FA-95LG GUI Download
Click http://www.for-a.com/products/fa9500/fa95lg_gui.zip download.File Download is displayed, then click save.
Select the directory, then click save.
Unzip the file, open the fa95lg_gui folder.
Refer to the FA-95LG-E-V100.pdf file and install the FA-95LG GUI.
Windows 7: 64-bit/32-bit
Windows XP: 32-bit
Windows 7: Intel Core2 Duo processor 2 GHz or faster
Windows XP: Intel Pentium4 processor 2.8 GHz or faster
Windows 7: 2 GB or more
Windows XP: 1 GB or more
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
At least one 100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T compatible port
Enhanced Category 5 or better
Software Versions and Supported FA-9500 Options
FPGA1: 2.30 or higher
FPGA2: 4.10 or higher
FPGA3: 1.02 or higher
SOFT: 5.00 or higher
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)
2D/3D comb filter for Y/C separator (composite)
Web browser-based monitoring and control
SNMP monitoring and patial control function
The FA-9500 offers a wide range of options that let you expand with the functions you need without waste. There are all types of functions you can add, starting with video I/O boards.
Frame Rate Converter
Besides up/down/cross/aspect conversion, a frame rate converter function can be added. This achieves high-grade frame rate conversion with the conversion know-how FOR-A has developed with our FRC Series of specialty devices.
*There is no motion compensation function.
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 even of surround signals with multiple channels.
Analog component I/O
Change over function
Digital audio expansion cable
Redundant power supply unit
Many other functions are planned to be added.