AJA launches FS3 4K upconverter
September 11, 2015

AJA launches FS3 4K upconverter

GRASS VALLEY, CA — AJA Video Systems (www.aja.com) is debuting at IBC its FS3, the newest product in the company’s line of FS professional frame synchronizers. The new FS3 combines AJA’s frame synchronization with high-quality 4K up-conversion technology to seamlessly integrate SD and HD signals into 4K workflows. AJA’s adaptive scaling algorithms, paired with its well-known conversion technology ensures that users’ up-converted images will have the maximum quality possible. Input SD or HD resolution SDI via BNC or fiber and send up-converted 4K/UHD to multiple BNC and fiber outputs simultaneously. The FS3 can also operate as an SD or HD frame synchronizer. 

FS3 also includes the industry-proven features included in AJA frame synchronizers such as RGB color correction, region of interest scaling, extensive audio controls and routing, Web UI control, GPI triggers and more.

“We’ve seen our existing FS products — the FS1, FS1-X and FS2 at the heart of hundreds of broadcast facilities, post houses and mobile trucks,” says Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems. “These products are true workhorses, incredibly reliable and can handle pretty much anything you throw at them — with FS3 we’re excited to introduce an easy way to integrate SD and HD signals into 4K workflows. It’s the bridge to 4K and UHD users have been looking for.”

The FS3 can up-convert almost any input HD or SD format to 4K/UHD up to and including 60p. 4K/UHD outputs can be 4x 3Gb SDI (level A or B), 2x 3Gb SDI (level B) or 4x 1.5Gb SDI. Inputs or outputs can be Fiber with optional SFPs. 

FS3 will be available in October at a price of $2,995 US MSRP.