|Issue: HD - April 2008
FOR-A SHOWS FRAME RATE CONVERTER FOR SMALLER STUDIOS
|CYPRESS, CA - For-A Corporation of America (www.for-a.com) introduced the FRC-3000 HD frame rate converter at NAB 2008. The new unit has many of the features found in the company’s flagship frame rate converter, the FRC-7000, at a price range suitable for smaller operations.
The 1RU FRC-3000 uses vector motion compensation processing to analyze and determine the pixel movement in each image frame. Like the 7000, it also features advanced scene cut detection that automatically detects scene changes and turns off motion compensation processing so not affect the scenes before and after the frames being converted.
The FRC-3000 features text field automatic detection, which automatically recognizes scrolling text superimposed on video. This provides optimal conversion and delivers uncompromised character depiction. A manual setting can be chosen for static fields, such as date, time and program titles and logos, allowing for those portions to be treated separately without performing motion compensation processing.
Both the FRC-3000 and FRC-7000 can perform conversions between 1080/59.94i and 1080/50i, and between 720/59.94p and 720/50p HD frame rates in realtime. An eight-channel digital audio multiplexer/demultiplexer card comes standard with the new 3000, enabling signals of different frequencies to be transmitted within a single channel. The FRC-3000 also supports the FRC-70D-D Dolby E/AC-3 decoder option and the FRC-70DE-E Dolby E encoder option. It will begin shipping in September.