April 18, 2007

AJA Launches New Converters

Las Vegas - AJA Video, a manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced two new converters: the FS1 supporting virtually any video input or output in HD or SD and the GEN10, an SD/HD/AES sync generator for professional video post and broadcast environments.
The FS1 is a universal HD and SD, audio, and video frame synchronizer and converter. With a flexible architecture, the FS1 can support HD and SD video in full 10-bit broadcast-quality video and 24-bit audio. The FS1 supports virtually any input or output as analog or digital, HD or SD. 
The FS1 converter can up-or-down-convert between SD and HD, provide simultaneous outputs of both formats, and supports closed captioning and the conversion of closed captioning between SD and HD formats. FS1 also includes 10-bit HD to HD cross-conversion for 1080 and 720 formats. For audio, the FS1 supports 8-channel AES, balanced analog or embedded audio with full flexibility. TheFS1 is network ready, supporting SNMP monitoring and Web-based remote control.
The GEN10 is a flexible solution for syncing video and audio devices across a facility or network. The GEN10 converter features seven outputs including two groups of independently controlled SD/HD sync outputs and one AES-11 output. The SD outputs can be switched between color black or color bars and HD tri-level sync can be switched between 19 different HD formats. The AES-11 output can be switched between silence and tone and all outputs are in sync with each other and are sourced from a highly accurate master timebase.
AJA is demonstrating the FS1 and the GEN10 at NAB 2007 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth SU7511. 
FS1 and GEN10 are expected to ship worldwide in June of this year. FS1 is priced at $3990, and GEN10 at $390.