As Broadcasters and Post facilities are challenged to transition to 4K workflows, AJA debuted at IBC its FS3, the newest product in the company’s line of FS frame synchronizers. By combining frame synchronization with high-quality 4K up-conversion the unit is designed to integrate SD and HD signals into 4K workflows. 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 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. According to AJA President Nick Rashby, “It’s the bridge to 4K and UHD users have been looking for.”
The FS3 can also operate as an SD or HD frame synchronizer, and will be available in October at a price of $2,995 US MSRP.