AJA FS-HDR Real Time HDR/WCG Conversion

Product SKU: FS-HDR-R0

AJA FS-HDR Real Time HDR/WCG Conversion, 1RU, rackmount, universal converter/frame synchronizer, designed to meet the HDR, WCG needs of broadcast, OTT, production, post and live event AV environments, where real time, low latency processing and color fidelity is required for 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD workflows.

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AJA FS-HDR Real Time HDR/WCG Conversion
AJA FS-HDR Real Time HDR/WCG Conversion

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AJA FS-HDR Real Time HDR/WCG Conversion

The AJA FS-HDR Real Time HDR/WCG Conversion is a 1RU, rackmount, universal converter/frame synchronizer, is designed specifically to meet the High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) needs of broadcast, OTT, production, post and live event AV environments, where real time, low latency processing and color fidelity is required for 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD workflows. Developed in partnership with Colorfront, the FS-HDR’s HDR/WCG functionality is powered by Colorfront Engine™ proprietary video processing algorithms.

In Single Channel mode, FS-HDR also serves as a full, 1-Channel up, down, cross-converter for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD HDR transformation. In 4-Channel mode, FS-HDR offers 4 independent channels of 2K/HD HDR/WCG transformations as well as up, down, and cross conversions.

FS-HDR for Real Time HDR Workflows

Deliver more immersive content to audiences with the power and flexibility of AJA FS-HDR. See how FS-HDR and the Colorfront Engine can simplify real time HDR/WCG transformations, and makes it easy to maintain the look you’ve worked to achieve across SDR to HDR, HDR to HDR and HDR to SDR for both 4K and HD needs.

Learn more about the device’s extensive capabilities, including extensive camera log translations and more.

Real Time Camera LOG Conversions

The pursuit of High Dynamic Range (HDR) is the dream of getting closer to the Human Visual System (HVS) in all that we experience as viewers. FS-HDR has been designed to get us all there faster with a low profile, stand-alone and real time device uniquely designed to bridge SDR to HDR, HDR to SDR and HDR to HDR, all in real time.

HDR Conversions:

  • HDR to HDR
  • HDR to SDR
  • SDR to HDR

WCG Conversions:

  • BT.709 and BT.2020

Up and Down Conversions:

  • Converting HD SDR BT.709 sources to UltraHD HDR BT.2020
  • Converting UltraHD HDR BT.2020 sources to HD SDR BT.709 or HD HDR BT.2020

Real Time HDR Converter

FS-HDR can take incoming imagery from some of the most popular professional cameras in the world today and convert their LOG output in real time to 4K/UltraHD or 2K/HD and output as either HDR or SDR. This greatly simplifies workflows in a mixed camera environment and provides for a unified input workflow to HDR or SDR capable switchers and more. Additionally, FS-HDR provides the ability to convert to Sony S-Log3 S-Gamut on output from any of these sources for workflows requiring this Log feed to compatible switchers and more.

Colorfront Engine™

FS-HDR’s HDR/WCG capabilities leverage video and color space processing algorithms within the Colorfront Engine™, specially licensed by AJA from Colorfront, and developed by Colorfront’s CTO Bill Feighter and Lead Engineer Tamas Perlaki.

Powered by the Colorfront Engine, FS-HDR’s extensive HDR and WCG processing support enables real time processing of a single channel of 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD including down-conversion to HD HDR or up to four channels of 2K/HD simultaneously. FS-HDR also enables the conversion of popular camera formats from multiple vendors into the HDR space, plus conversion to and from BT.2020/BT.709 as needed, critical for the widespread acceptance of HDR alongside SDR in broadcast and OTT workflows.

Colorfront Engine Live mode provides conversions and controls that support live applications such as broadcast, OTT, A/V, and venue.

Colorfront Engine Film mode provides conversions and controls, including ASC CDL, for applications such as on-set camera preview and look creation.

ACES Support

The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) is becoming an industry standard for managing color throughout the life cycle of a motion picture or television production. From capture through editing, VFX, mastering, public presentation, archiving and future remastering, ACES ensures a consistent color experience that preserves the creative vision.

FS-HDR v3.0 adds an ACES Grading Colorspace and offers ACEScct Input and Output Dynamic Ranges for realtime integration with ACES workflows.

SDR Preview Mode

The Colorfront Engine SDR Preview Mode allows a user to quickly see what an HDR output will look like if it were converted to SDR by an FS-HDR. This is extremely useful in functions like camera shading, where the operator is making adjustments to an HDR camera while viewing the image on an HDR display. A key question is “what will this picture look like when down converted to SDR?” The FS-HDR’s unique SDR Preview mode provides a fast way to answer this question without requiring an HDR to SDR equipment chain or reconfiguring the existing HDR monitor.

When SDR Preview is enabled, the Colorfront Engine maps the video into the currently selected HDR space (PQ or HLG), but with values that will exactly represent the SDR image. This eliminates the time normally required to change the output format to SDR and the wait for the display to reconfigure. By simply controlling the on/off state of SDR Preview (from the front panel, Web GUI, or GPI), the operator can make quick, glitch free A/B comparisons of the HDR and SDR images.

Up, Down, Cross-Conversion

Moving to 4K is never an instant change. Legacy signals and archival material need to be integrated into the 4K environment while 4K/UltraHD sources need to be down-converted for current 2K/HD pipelines.

Utilizing AJA’s remarkable conversion algorithms, FS-HDR supports up, down, cross-conversion from 2K/HD/SD to 4K or UltraHD video and back over 12G/6G/3G-SDI video. Both Square Division (SQD) and Two Sample Interleave (2SI) pixel mapping formats are supported.

AJA’s powerful hardware conversion technology ensures the highest image quality for your productions. Key conversion features include:

4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD up, down-conversion
SD/SD aspect ratio conversion
HD/HD cross-conversion (720p/1080i)
All done in beautiful 10-bit with dedicated hardware.

HDR/WCG Real Time Processor

HDR to HDR
HDR to SDR
SDR to HDR
BT.709 and BT.2020

Video Processing Transforms

Colorfront Engine – Live mode
Colorfront Engine – Film mode
BBC HLG 3-D LUTs
User 3-D LUTs
Dynamic 3-D LUTs

Colorfront Engine (CFE) Advanced HDR Conversions

Processing Based on Human Perception Model
Perceptually optimized color volume remapping
Preserves the original creative intent
Parametric controls including HDR functions and color corrector
Live Mode for applications such as broadcast, OTT, A/V
Film Mode for applications such as on-set camera preview and look creation
Input Video Dynamic Range/Color Gamut
SDR BT.709 100 Nits
PQ BT.2020 1000 Nits
PQ P3D65 1000 Nits
Hybrid Log Gamma BT.2100
Hybrid Log Gamma BT.709
HLG Extended BT.2100
Sony S-Log3 S-Gamut3
Sony S-Log3 S-Gamut3 Cine
Sony S-Log3 BT.2020
ARRI Log C Wide Gamut
Panasonic V-log
RED Log3G10 Wide Gamut
Canon Log 2
Canon Log 3
ACEScct (Film mode only)
Output Video Dynamic Range/Color Gamut
SDR BT.709 100 Nits
PQ BT.2020 1000 Nits
Hybrid Log Gamma BT.2100
Hybrid Log Gamma BT.709
HLG Extended BT.2100
Sony S-Log3 S-Gamut3
Sony S-Log3 BT.2020
ARRI Log C Wide Gamut
ACEScct (film mode only)
SDR Preview mode
Ambient Light Compensation control
PQ Output Nit level: 48-4000 Nit
PQ Output P3 Colorspace Clamp
Exposure, Color Temp, Tint controls
Live Mode controls
Grading: Lift, Gamma, Gain
SDR Softness control
ITU-R BT.2408 control
Film Mode controls
Grading space: LogC, ACEScct, or S-Log3
ACES CDL: Offset, Power, Slope, Saturation
A/B Look Selection
A/B Look Mix
MasterLook
MasterBroadcast
MasterLookBright
MasterLookCool
MasterLookLowCon
MasterLookSoftColor
MasterLookVivid
MasterLookWarm
MasterPastelD60
MasterPastelD65
Agfa
ARRI K1S1
Bleach
ClassicFilm
Ektachrome
FilmBlended
FilmBlendedLoCon
FujiDI
FujiXD
GenericFilm​​​​​​
Kodachrome
ReversalClassic

BBC HLG 3-D LUT HDR Conversions

Mathematical dynamic range mapping per ITU-R BT.2408
SDR/BT.709 Scene Referred to HLG/BT.2100 v1.3
SDR/BT.709 Scene Referred to HLG/BT.2100 Strict v1.3
SDR/BT.709 Scene Referred UC to HLG/BT.2100 v1.3
SDR/BT.709 Scene Referred UC to HLG/BT.2100 Strict v1.3
SDR/BT.709 Display Referred to HLG/BT.2100 v.13
SDR/BT.709 Display Referred UC to HLG/BT.2100 v1.3
PQ 1000 Nits to HLG/BT.2100 v1.3
PQ 4000 Nits to HLG/BT.2100 v1.3
S-Log3/BT.2020 100% to HLG/BT.2100 v1.3
S-Log3/BT.2020 200% (SR-Live) to HLG/BT.2100 v1.3
HLG/BT.2100 to SDR/BT.709 Scene Referred v1.3
HLG/BT.2100 to SDR/BT.709 Scene Referred Strict v1.3
HLG/BT.2100 to SDR/BT.709 Display Referred v1.2
HLG/BT.2100 to SDR/BT.709 Display Referred v1.3
HLG/BT.2100 to PQ 1000 Nits v1.3

User 3-D LUT Processing

Supports custom 33 point .cube format 3-D LUTs
Configurable Colorspace, Scale, and HDR Transfer Characteristic
Nonvolatile storage of 10 fixed LUTs

Dynamic 3-D LUT Processing

Supports third party apps for automatic loading and display of 3-D LUTs
Reflects dynamic changes in real time from source software
Supported by Pomfort LiveGrade Pro
Supported by TV Logic WonderLookPro

Modes of Operation

Four Channel Mode – Four Independent 2K, HD, or SD Video Processors
Single Channel Mode – One 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD, or SD Video Processor
Enhanced Single Channel Mode – One 4K, UltraHD Video Processor with simultaneous 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD/SD outputs

Video Formats

(4K) 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(4K) 4096 x 2160PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
(UltraHD) 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(UltraHD) 3840 x 2160PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
(2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 1920 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 1920 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
(HD) 1920 x 1080i 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 1280 x 720p 50, 59.94, 60
(SD) 625i 50
(SD) 525i 59.94
YCbCr, 4:2:2, 10-bit

Video Input Digital

4x 3G-SDI inputs, 4x BNC
4x 12G-SDI inputs, 4x Fiber or HD-BNC (optional SFP modules)
SFP coax module, 12G/6G-SDI, dual HD-BNC
SFP fiber module, 12G/6G-SDI, Single Mode, dual LC or single LC, SMPTE-297
SFP fiber module, 3G-SDI, Single Mode, dual LC, single LC, or single SC, SMPTE-297
SFP fiber module, 3G-SDI, Multi-Mode, dual LC or single LC, SMPTE-297
12G/6G/3G/HD/SD, SMPTE-259/292/424/2081/2082
Single Link 12G/6G-SDI (with optional SFP module)
Quad Link 3G-SDI Level A or B-DL (4x 3G), SMPTE-425-5
Dual Link 3G-SDI Level B-DS (2x 3G), SMPTE-425-3
Single Link 3G-SDI Level A, B-DL, or B-DS, SMPTE 425
Quad Link HD-SDI (4x 1.5G)
Dual Link HD-SDI (2x 1.5G), SMPTE-372
Single Link HD/SD
Quadrant (Square Division) or 2SI (Two Sample Interleave) 4K/UltraHD input pixel mapping
8x 1 selector feeds video processor(s)

Video Output Digital

4x 3G-SDI outputs, 4x BNC
4x 12G-SDI outputs, 4x fiber or HD-BNC (optional SFP modules)
SFP coax module, 12G/6G-SDI, dual HD-BNC
SFP fiber module, 12G/6G-SDI, Single Mode, dual LC or single LC, SMPTE-297
SFP fiber module, 3G-SDI, Single Mode, dual LC, single LC, or single SC, SMPTE-297
SFP fiber module, 3G-SDI, Single Mode, dual LC, CWDM, SMPTE-297
SFP fiber module, 3G-SDI, Multi-Mode, dual LC or single LC, SMPTE-297
12G/6G/3G/HD/SD, SMPTE-259/292/424/2081/2082
Single Link 12G/6G-SDI (with optional SFP module)
Quad Link 3G-SDI Level A or B-DL (4x 3G), SMPTE-425-5
Dual Link 3G-SDI Level B-DS (2x 3G), SMPTE-425-3
Single Link 3G-SDI Level A, B-DL, or B-DS, SMPTE-425
Quad Link HD-SDI (4x 1.5G)
Dual Link HD-SDI (2x 1.5G), SMPTE-372
Single Link HD/SD
Quadrant (Square Division) or 2SI (Two Sample Interleave) 4K/UltraHD output pixel mapping

Monitor Output Digital

Monitor Output is a copy of the Main Output
1x BNC, 1x 3G-SDI output
3G-SDI/HD/SD, SMPTE-259/292/424, 10-bits
4K/UltraHD automatically down-converted to 2K/HD
SDI Monitor Output is configurable when FS-HDR is operating in Enhanced Single Channel Mode
Video Formats
(2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 1920 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 1920 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
(HD) 1920 x 1080i 50, 59.94, 60
(HD) 1280 x 720p 50, 59.94, 60
(SD) 625i 50
(SD) 525i 59.94
Transforms
Colorfront Engine – Live Mode, select from 8 Dynamic Range & Gamut settings
Colorfront Engine – Film Mode, select from 9 Dynamic Range & Gamut settings
BBC HLG LUTs, select from 15 LUTs
USER LUTs, select from 10 LUTs

Video Processing

Motion adaptive deinterlacer
Proc amp controls
Color corrector
Legalizer
Frame rate conversion/film cadence removal/insertion (3:2, 1:2, 2:1, 2:3)
Adjustable delay 0-6 frames with H and V timing controls in lines and pixels
Closed Captioning conversion (CEA-608/CEA-708)
AFD input detection, down-convert control, and output pass through or overwrite
All embedded ANC packets pass-thru when output format equals input format
Freeze (manual or on input signal loss) to black or last good frame
Matte generator for background fill
Video test generator with SDR and HDR patterns
Nominal video delay HD/SD, 2 frames (LFR), 4 frames (HFR)

Format Conversion

Convert any supported input format to any supported output format, within the same frame rate family. These three families are:
59.94, 29.97, 23.98
50, 25
60, 30, 24

Scaling

Supported in 2K/HD/SD formats
Zoom in and out
Reposition
Region of Interest (ROI)

Up-Conversion

Hardware 10-bit
Zoom 14:9: results in a 4:3 image zoomed slightly to fill a 14:9 image with black side bars
Zoom Letterbox: results in image zoomed to fill fullscreen
Zoom Wide: results in a combination of zoom and horizontal stretch to fill a 16:9 screen; this setting will introduce a small aspect ratio change

Down-Conversion

Hardware 10-bit
Anamorphic: fullscreen
Letterbox: image is reduced with black top and bottom added to image area with the aspect ratio preserved
Crop: image is cropped to fit video output format

Aspect Ratio Conversion for SD to SD

Letterbox: Transforms SD anamorphic material to a letterboxed image
H Crop: Produces a horizontally stretched effect on the image; transforms anamorphic SD to full frame
SD Pillarbox: Produces an image in the center of the screen with black borders on the left and right sides and an anamorphized image in the center
V Crop: Transforms SD letterbox material to an anamorphic image

Audio Input Digital

48 kHz sample rate
8x SDI embedded inputs (16-Channels each)
128-Channels, 24-bit (20-bit SD), SMPTE-272/299
8x balanced AES inputs (16-Channels), 1x DB-25
16-Channels, 24-bit, AES-3
2x MADI inputs, 1 BNC, 1x ST Fiber
128-Channels, 24-bit, AES-10

Audio Output Digital

48 kHz sample rate
1x SDI embedded output per Video Processor (16-Channels each)
16-Channels (in single Video Processor mode), 24-bit (20-bit SD), SMPTE-272/299
64-Channels (in four Video Processor mode), 24-bit (20-bit SD), SMPTE-272/299
8x balanced AES outputs (16-Channels), 1x DB-25
16-Channels, 24-bit, AES-3
2x MADI outputs, 1x BNC, 1x ST Fiber
128-Channels, 24-bit, AES-10

Audio Processing

277 x 208 mono audio matrix, route 1 to 1, 1 to many
Inputs: 128 embedded, 16 AES, 128 MADI, 2 stereo mixdowns, 3 tone generator
Outputs (Four Channel mode): 16 AES, 128 MADI, 64 embedded
Outputs (Single Channel mode): 16 AES, 128 MADI, 16 embedded
Input adjustment controls for each channel
Gain +18 to -18 dB in 0.5 dB steps
Phase invert
Input adjustment controls for each channel pair
Delay -16ms to +1sec in 20.8 us steps
Two independent 5.1 or 7.1 to stereo mixdown processors with gain adjust
High quality Sample Rate Conversion supported on all audio inputs
SRC bypass for non-PCM audio (e.g. Dolby E, AC-3, etc)
Audio tone generator (mute, 400 Hz, 1 kHz)

Reference Input

External, 2x BNC
Looping, nonterminating
Blackburst or tri-level sync

Genlock

Lock to External Reference
Lock to SDI input 1 thru 8
Free run based on Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator

Network Interface

1x RJ-45, 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Embedded web server for remote control
REST Interface
SNMP

User Interface

Display
Keypad with status LEDs
Two rotary/push knobs
Comprehensive alarm indicators

Presets

Four Channel and Single Channel mode each support 40 Presets

GPI

1x 25-pin D-Connector
Four optically isolated GPI inputs
Four optically isolated GPO outputs

Size (w x d x h)

17.5” x 16.0” x 1.75” (1RU) (444.5 x 406.4 x 44.45 mm)

Power

Uses 5-20VDC power (DWP-U-R1 universal power supply included)

Environment

Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 C (-40 to 140 F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)

Converter Type

Frame Sync

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