Cypress, CA – At the upcoming NAB Show, FOR-A will introduce its next generation solution in the company’s line of signal processors, the FA-9600 3G/HD/SD dual channel multi purpose unit. The FA-9600 supports 4K, 12G-SDI, HDR and Wide Color Gamut, and will be shown in the 4K production and HDR area of FOR-A’s NAB booth, #C5117. Among many other new solutions, the company will also debut the InSync MCC-4K motion compensated converter and LMCC-8000 8K/4K linear matrix color converter at the show.
The new FA-9600 multi purpose signal processor makes video conversion of all kinds a simple, reliable process. The unit features dual channel frame synchronization, extensive professional video format support, color correction, up/down/cross conversion, and offers 12G-SDI and HDMI terminals – opening the door to 4K production. FOR-A’s FA-9600 solution is ideal for use in mixed HDR/SDR environments, including production studios, live staging productions and mobile OB and up-link production trucks. The energy-efficient unit is a convenient 1U size, and the signal processor’s newly developed color processing circuit provides strong support in HD/4K production. An optional converter circuit is available for up/down/cross conversion.
The FA-9600 signal processor
The FA-9600 can perform dynamic range conversion bi-directionally between PQ, HLG, S-Log 3 and SDR log curves. The signal processor also offers color gamut conversion between the conventional ITU-R BT.709 gamut for HD and the broad ITU-R BT.2020 gamut for 4K/8K. FOR-A’s FA-9600 can use OOTF (Opto-Optical Transfer Function) to comply with the latest ITU-R BT.2100 standard. In addition to the core audio processing features of remapping and gain adjustment, the FA-9600 will be expanded to support the IP video format in the future. The FA-9600 can be expanded by adding an optional card, making it an ideal standalone solution.
FOR-A will also debut the InSync MCC-4K motion compensated converter at the show. The MCC-4K provides high-quality frame rate and format conversion for HD/3G/4K UHD signals, and offers support for quad link 2SI or SQD format, as well as single link 6G/12G BNC and SFP connectivity. The MCC-4K offers dynamic range conversion between PQ, HLG, S-Log 3, Canon Log 2, SDR and other log curves, and provides color gamut conversion between ITU-R BT.709 and ITU-R BT.2020 standards.
The MCC-4K motion compensated converter
The MCC-4K is ideal for live frame rate conversion applications where UHD content sourced at a chosen production frame rate needs to be converted to other frame rates for international contribution and distribution, including sports, concerts and breaking news environments. The MCC-4K makes simultaneous transmissions in UHD and HD easy, and is also a perfect solution for integrating HD and 3G content into UHD programming. The MCC-4K is developed by UK-based InSync Technology Ltd, and will be exclusively distributed worldwide by FOR-A.
The LMCC-8000 8K/4K linear matrix color converter
Also to be introduced at NAB is the FOR-A YEM ELETEX LMCC-8000 8K/4K linear matrix color converter. Jointly developed between FOR-A and Japan’s NHK, the unit converts color gamut and dynamic range of dual green or full resolution 8K signals, and also supports 4K signals. Users can register up to 8 conversion matrices to convert between ITU-R BT.709 and ITU-R BT.2020 gamuts, and can also register up to 8 EOTF (Electro-Optical Transfer Function)/OETF (Opto-Electrical Transfer Function) to convert between SDR and HDR dynamic ranges. Users are also able to set OOTF (Opto-Optical Transfer Function) to convert to the latest ITU-R BT.2100 standard.
FOR-A, a worldwide, industry-leading manufacturer, offers a wide range of broadcast and production products with a focus on cutting-edge technologies, including: HD, 4K and IP products. FOR-A continues to offer future-ready, cost effective, advanced technology solutions. Products include: video switchers, routing switchers, multi-viewers, full 4K high-speed cameras, IP encoders/decoders, multi-channel signal processors, 8K/4K/HD test signal generators, color correctors, frame synchronizers, file-based products, character generators, video servers and much more.
For a full range of HD and 4K production and processing solutions, as well as IP-based products, visit our web site at www.for-a.com.