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Published: 3/2/2010
(Software Version 2.1.2.54)
Installation and Operation
Guide
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Trademarks
AJA®, KONA®, and XENA® are registered trademarks of AJA Video, Inc. Io HD™ and Io™ are
trademarks of AJA Video, Inc.
TASCAM® is a registered trademark of TEAC Corporation. Dolby® is a registered trademark of
Dolby laboratories.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
Notice
Copyright © 2010 AJA Video, Inc. All rights reserved. All information in this manual is subject to
change without notice. No part of the document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form,
or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording, without the
express written permission of AJA Inc.
FCC Emission Information
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by AJA Video can effect emission compliance
and could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Contacting Support
To contact AJA Video for sales or support, use any of the following methods:
180 Litton Drive, Grass Valley, CA. 95945 USA
Telephone: +1.800.251.4224 or +1.530.274.2048
Fax: +1.530.274.9442
Web: http://www.aja.com
Support Email: support@aja.com
Sales Email: sales@aja.com
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty
AJA Video warrants that this product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship
for a period of five years from the date of purchase. If a product proves to be defective during
this warranty period, AJA Video, at its option, will either repair the defective product without
charge for parts and labor, or will provide a replacement in exchange for the defective product.
In order to obtain service under this warranty, you the Customer, must notify AJA Video of
the defect before the expiration of the warranty period and make suitable arrangements for the
performance of service. The Customer shall be responsible for packaging and shipping the
defective product to a designated service center nominated by AJA Video, with shipping
charges prepaid. AJA Video shall pay for the return of the product to the Customer if the
shipment is to a location within the country in which the AJA Video service center is located.
Customer shall be responsible for paying all shipping charges, insurance, duties, taxes, and
any other charges for products returned to any other locations.
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This warranty shall not apply to any defect, failure or damage caused by improper use or
improper or inadequate maintenance and care. AJA Video shall not be obligated to furnish
service under this warranty a) to repair damage resulting from attempts by personnel other
than AJA Video representatives to install, repair or service the product, b) to repair damage
resulting from improper use or connection to incompatible equipment, c) to repair any
damage or malfunction caused by the use of non-AJA Video parts or supplies, or d) to service
a product that has been modified or integrated with other products when the effect of such a
modification or integration increases the time or difficulty of servicing the product.
THIS WARRANTY IS GIVEN BY AJA VIDEO IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. AJA VIDEO AND ITS VENDORS
DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. AJA VIDEO’S RESPONSIBILITY TO REPAIR OR
REPLACE DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS IS THE WHOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
PROVIDED TO THE CUSTOMER FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER AJA VIDEO OR
THE VENDOR HAS ADVANCE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES.
Important Safety Instructions
Warning: This symbol, when used in the manual, indicates a serious risk or
threat to personal safety.
WARNING
Caution: This symbol, when used in the manual, indicates important safety and
informational notices.
CAUTION
Warning:
WARNING
1. Read these instructions
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
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WARNING
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cords from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
13. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
Warning: Do not open the chassis. There are no user-serviceable parts inside.
WARNING
Hazardous voltage is present inside the unit, presenting a risk of electric shock or serious
personal injury. Opening the chassis will void the warranty unless performed by an AJA
service center or licensed facility. Remove the two supplied AC line cords from mains power
when moving the unit. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding-type plug.
Warning: To meet safety regulations for leakage current, connect the FS1 dual power
supplies to separate branch circuits.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
FCC Emission Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Contacting Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
FS1 Front Panel Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Remote Web Browser Control of FS1 via Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SNMP Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Block Diagram Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
What’s In The Box? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
In This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chapter 2: Controls and Indicators
Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Alphanumeric Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Status Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Controlling the FS1—Using the Select and Adjust Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Indicator Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Activity Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Power and Status Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
About video and format compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
About Inputs and Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Connector Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
8 Channel AES/EBU Audio Inputs And Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Analog 8 Channel Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
RS-422 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
GPI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Component (YPbPr/RGB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
S-Video (Y/C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Composite NTSC/PAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Reference Video (looping) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Examples of permissible reference video signals: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
T-1
T-2
Chapter 3: Installation
Installation Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Shipping Box Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
The FS1 Chassis—Rackmount or Place on a Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Physical Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Network Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
TCP/IP Information You’ll Need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Networking the FS1 via DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Networking the FS1 using a Static IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Networking the FS1 using the Factory Default IP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Test the FS1 Network Connection with “Ping” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Mac Ping Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Windows PC Ping Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Controlling the FS1 from a web-browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Installing The Latest Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Download the Latest FS1 Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Unpack the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Uploading and Installing the Software to the FS1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
GPI Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Cabling the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Where to Place FS1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
System Video/Audio Cable Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
FS1 Audio Level Choices—Pro or Consumer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
How Do Audio Levels Settings Relate to Nominal Levels? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Chapter 4: Parameter Menus
Controlling the FS1 via Its Front Panel Parameter Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
1.1 Output Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
1.2 SDI 2 Out Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
1.3 Component Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
2.1 Video Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
2.2 Audio Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
2.11 Audio Map Ch1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
2.12 Audio Map Ch2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
2.13 Audio Map Ch3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
2.14 Audio Map Ch4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
2.15 Audio Map Ch5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
2.16 Audio Map Ch6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
2.17 Audio Map Ch7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
2.18 Audio Map Ch8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
2.21 Audio Map Ch 1/2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
2.22 Audio Map Ch 3/4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
2.23 Audio Map Ch 5/6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
2.24 Audio Map Ch 7/8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
3.1 Component In Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
3.2 Component Out Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — Table of Contents
3.3 Frame Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
3.4 NTSC Standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
4.1 Analog Audio Std. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
4.2 Audio Delay (mS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
4.3 Embed Audio Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
4.4 Sample Rate Convert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
4.5 Audio Follow Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
4.6 AFV Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
5.1 Upconvert Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
5.2 Downconvert Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
5.3 SD Aspect Ratio Convert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
5.5 Downconvert AFD Default . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . 46
5.6 AFD Out SDI 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
5.7 AFD Out SDI 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
6.1 Genlock Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
6.2 Output Timing H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
6.3 Output Timing V . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
6.4 Analog Output Fine (Horizontal Timing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
7.1 Sidebar Keyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
7.2 Sidebar Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
10.1 Proc Amp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
10.2 Proc Amp Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
10.3 Proc Amp Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
10.4 Proc Amp Hue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
10.5 Proc Amp SAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
20.0 Audio Output Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
20.1 Audio Level Ch1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
20.2 Audio Level Ch2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
20.3 Audio Level Ch3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
20.4 Audio Level Ch4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
20.5 Audio Level Ch5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
20.6 Audio Level Ch6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
20.7 Audio Level Ch7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
20.8 Audio Level Ch8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
21.0 Audio Output Phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
21.1 Audio Phase Ch1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
21.2 Audio Phase Ch2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
21.3 Audio Phase Ch3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
21.4 Audio Phase Ch4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
21.5 Audio Phase Ch5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
21.6 Audio Phase Ch6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
21.7 Audio Phase Ch7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
21.8 Audio Phase Ch8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
30.1 Closed Captioning Translator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
31.1 Upconvert Line 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
35.1 Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
35.2 Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
36.1 GPI IN 1 Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
36.2 GPI IN 2 Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
T-3
T-4
37.1 GPI 1 OUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
37.2 GPI 2 OUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
40.1 Freeze Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
50.1 IP Config . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
50.2 IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
50.3 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
50.4 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
50.5 System Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
50.6 MAC Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
51.1 SNMP Enable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
51.2 SNMP Trap Destination 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
51.3 SNMP Trap Port 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
51.4 SNMP Trap Destination 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
51.5 SNMP Trap Port 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
60.1 Power Supply Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
60.2 Format Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
60.3 Reference Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
70.1 Screen Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
70.2 Display Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
80.1 Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
80.2 Software Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
99.0 Factory Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Chapter 5: Browser Remote Control
Remote FS1 Control Via a Web Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
General Screen Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Controlling Multiple FS1s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Resetting Values To Factory Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Audio and Video I/O Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Audio Control Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Convert Mode Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Genlock Control Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
ProcAmp Control Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Caption Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Miscellaneous Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Network Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
SNMP Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Chapter 6: SNMP
FS1 Simple Network Management Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Appendix A: Specifications
Appendix B: GPI Connector Pinout
Appendix C: Analog Audio Connector Pinout
Chapter 1:
Introduction
Overview
Featuring a flexible architecture, the FS1 Universal SD/HD Audio/Video Frame
Synchronizer and Converter can simultaneously work with both HD and SD
video—all in full 10-bit Broadcast quality video and 24-bit audio. The FS1 supports
virtually any input or output, analog or digital, HD or SD. The FS1 can up- or
down-convert between SD and HD, and provide simultaneous HD and SD
outputs. Cross-conversions between HD formats are also supported, with
simultaneous output of both formats. For audio, the FS1 supports 8-channel AES,
Balanced analog, or embedded audio with full flexibility. The FS1 supports closed
captioning and the conversion of closed captioning between SD and HD formats.
The FS1 is also network ready, supporting web-based remote control.
Features
The FS1 product offers a large number of unique features for connectivity, control,
and ease of use in any environment:
• Universal HD/SD audio/video frame synchronizer and converter
• SDHD up/down conversion
• SDSD aspect ratio conversion
• HDHD cross conversion (720p/1080i)
• Up/down/cross converting with both the input and converted formats on SD/
HD SDI outputs (both synchronized)
• HD cross converting with simultaneous downconverted
SDI output
• AFD support
• Dual HD/SD SDI inputs and outputs
• Component analog HD/SD input and output
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• Composite/S video input and output with TBC
• 8 Channel AES and balanced analog audio inputs and outputs
• 16 Channel embedded audio passed to SDI outputs
• Audio mapping and control with AFV (audio follows video)—
16 channels embedded audio can be mapped to any 8
• Fully redundant power supplies standard
• 10/100 LAN with SNMP, embedded web server for remote control, and
VTECS™ open protocol
• Video Proc Amp
• Closed caption support – including SD to HD upconversion
• Chassis styling optimized for use in a wide variety machine rooms, with
simple panel and remote web browser user interfaces
• Front panel alphanumeric and graphical display shows input and output
settings, and is also used for parameter viewing/editing
• LED status indicators for at-a-glance system monitoring
• Two GPI inputs and outputs, TTL, isolated
• Sidebar Keyer
• 5-year international warranty, with unlimited technical support
FS1 Front Panel Control
FS1 operation can be monitored and changed in a number of ways:
• Front panel control
• Remote web browser via Ethernet
• VTECS protocol via Ethernet
• SNMP monitoring (Simple Network Management Protocol)
Feature sets in each of the control methods vary, although the Front Panel and
Web Browser interfaces offer much of the same features.
The front panel offers the most direct control of the device, ideally for use in
machine rooms or where quick and fast changes and status checks must
sometimes be made. Chapter 2, Controls and Indicators discusses the front and rear
panel features of the panel in great detail.
Remote Web Browser Control of FS1 via Ethernet
The FS1 internally contains an optimized web server that allows remote
monitoring and parameter setting via a network-attached computer running a
web-browser.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — SNMP Interface
From a network-connected computer you can communicate with one or more
FS1 devices, even getting them to identify themselves via LEDs on the front and
rear panel (front: “Identify”, rear: “ID”).
Networks can be closed local area networks or even a straight computer-to-FS1
cable, or the greatest flexibility, exposed through a firewall to a broadband
WAN.
The LAN connection on the FS1 uses a standard RJ45 connector, but internally
is intelligent and communicates via standard “straight-through” CAT 5 ethernet
cables or null-modem (cross-over) cables without any configuration or strapping
required.
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Note: Firefox and Internet Explorer 7 are supported as web browsers
for FS1
control. Other browser software may work, but AJA cannot guarantee
operation.
The browser GUI operation and features are discussed in Chapter 5.
SNMP Interface
SNMP offers remote network monitoring of alarm conditions. SNMP support
is described in Chapter 6.
Block Diagram
Block Diagram
Description
The FS1 features a very flexible architecture that allows simultaneous HD/SD
operation. There are actually three separate frame synchronizers in the FS1: a
full up/down/cross converting synchronizer, a downconverting synchronizer,
and a standard HD/SD non-converting synchronizer. This architecture allows
the following functions:
• HD cross converting with simultaneous downconverted SDI output
• Up/down/cross converting with both the input and converted formats on
SD/HD SDI outputs (both synchronized)
• Up/down/cross converting with dual SD/HD-SDI outputs
• Composite and S Video outputs are always active (dedicated down-
converter for HD inputs)
For example, the FS1 can input 720p, and output both cross-converted 1080i
HD-SDI and down-converted 525i SDI (or the same with 1080i in and 720p
out).
The FS1 also allows the user to set the output format, and the conversion will be
automatic depending on what the input is. The FS1’s output format can also be
controlled by using the reference input (follows the reference input format).
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SNMP
Remote Web
Browser
Control
Remote Control Panel
VTECS
Other FS1s
LAN or
WAN
Ethernet
Connection
Embedded
Web
Server
Front
Panel
Control
GPI
Inputs
(2)
GPI
Outputs
(2)
FS1
CPU
RS422
Port
(reserved for
future use)
Ref
Ref
Genlock
Loop
Audio
Embed
SD-SDI Out or
HD-SDI Out (#1)
Audio
Embed
SD-SDI Out or
HD-SDI Out (#2)
Input
Norm
Framesync
Bypass
Downconvert 2
SD/HD SDI In (#1)
SD/HD SDI In (#2)
Video
Select
Component YPbPr In
Up/Down/Cross
Converter,
Framesync,
ARC1
Norm
Component YPbPr or
RGB Out
Bypass
S-Video In
Down
Converter 2,
Framesync,
ARC1
Composite In
SDI 1
AES/EBU Digital
Audio
Input
8-channels
SDI 2
Audio
Select
Audio
Processor
Downconvert 2
S-Video Out
Composite Out
AES/EBU digital
Audio
8-channels
AES/EBU
Analog
Analog Audio
Input
8-channels
(Tascam-style cable)
Notes:
ARC1 = Aspect Ratio Converter
Analog Audio
Output
8-channels
(Tascam-style cable)
FS1 Simplified Block Diagram
What’s In The Box?
When you unpack your AJA FS1 chassis, you’ll find the following components:
• AJA FS1 Chassis
• AC Power cords (2).
• The manual you’re reading (on CD).
• Optional: Late-breaking News or Read-Me-First notices (where applicable,
AJA may include additional bulletins related to your product and software).
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — In This Manual
Please save all packaging for shipping the FS1 should you wish to do so when moving
or sending it in for service.
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AC Power Cords (2)
FS1 Shipping Box Contents
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In This Manual
Chapter 1 is the introduction you’re reading, listing features, box contents, and
requirements.
Chapter 2 discusses the FS1 front and rear panel connections and indicators.
Illustrations point out the various connectors and indicators with text discussions of
each.
Chapter 3 provides complete instructions for installing and configuring the FS1
panel, from unpacking, cabling the system and then getting it up and running.
Chapter 4 gets you started with setting up and using the FS1 via its front panel
controls. Discussed are the Parameter Menu and Select/Adjust buttons used to view
and edit settings.
Chapter 5 discusses controlling the FS1 remotely via a network-attached computer
with a web browser.
Chapter 6 discusses FS1 support of SNMP.
Appendix A presents a list of technical specifications for the product.
The remainder of the manual consists of an index section to help you rapidly find
topics in the manual.
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Chapter 2:
Controls and Indicators
Controls and Indicators
When installing the AJA FS1 chassis, you’ll make media cable connections to a
variety of equipment. After installation, the front panel indicators will be useful in
monitoring what is happening on the system as well as troubleshooting problems
that can occur. Becoming familiar with the FS1 front and rear panels will simplify
installation, setup, and operation of the system. Use of the Web browser user
interface and Remote Control Panel option are described in a later chapter.
On the following pages are front and rear panel illustrations with notations that
summarize all of the connectors and indicators. Detailed descriptions of each of the
connectors and indicators follow afterward.
Full installation instructions are provided in Chapter 3 later in this manual.
Note: The AJA FS1 should be plugged into 3-prong AC power before you make
connections to other equipment. The AC cords provide a path to ground for
accidental static discharge and protect system equipment. The FS1 has two fully
independent and redundant power supplies; it will operate with one or both AC
power cords plugged into the unit, although fault-tolerance will only exist if both
are connected.
Warning: To meet safety regulations for leakage current, connect the FS1 dual
power supplies to separate branch circuits.
WARNING
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Front Panel
Control Menu
Buttons
Remote
Button
displays remote
status (color of
button) and
brings up the
remote control
menu
Status
Button
changes the
display to the
Status Mode
and cycles
through status
and screensaver
displays
Alphanumeric display
has two modes:
Status (displays status
information) and
Control (for viewing and
changing functions/
parameters)
Select
a parameter
Change or
adjust value
of parameter
selected
Activity
Indicator
LEDs:
• HD In
• SD In
• HD Out
• SD Out
• Aux
• Proc Amp
• LAN
• Ref
Power and Status
Indicator
LEDs:
• Power 1
• Power 2
• Identify
• Alarm
AJA FS1 Front Panel Indicators
Alphanumeric
Display
The Alphanumeric display has two modes:
Status: Displays current machine status and/or error conditions. The Status
display is enabled by pushing the Status button.
Control: The control mode displays the menu structure for selecting and
changing/adjusting machine functions and parameters. The display is
changed from Status to Control mode by pushing a Select or Adjust button
(the up/down arrow buttons).
When the FS1 is powered up, the display will show an AJA logo and then the
Status Display.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — Front Panel
Status Display
There are eight different status displays you may see (the main status display was
shown in the previous illustration). The other status displays are the video format
status display, sidebar status and sidebar input displays, power/temperature display,
close-captioning status, AJA logo, and System Name display. You can page through
the status displays by repeatedly pressing the “Status” button under the AJA logo
on the front panel.
Normally, you'll be viewing the Main Status screen shown earlier. It’s the default
screen at powerup. Information contained in the Status Display shows the
current primary settings for the FS1:
• Input Format (upper left)
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• Output Format (lower left)
• Selected Video Input setting (upper right)
• Selected Audio Input setting (lower right)
Input Format
Video Input setting
Output Format
Audio Input setting
For example, if set up to do a cross-convert from 1080i59.94 to 720p59.94
using embedded audio in and out, the display would look as follows:
IN 1080i59.94
SDI 1
OUT 720p59.94
SDI 1
If the selected input has no valid signal present, the FS1 displays “IN No Input”.
Note: If the input is incompatible with the chosen output format, the default
status screen will display the actual format, such as “IN 525i 59.94". The video
format status screen, however, would be the 'default' status screen at that point
(since the Alarm LED would be on), and it would display “IN Incompat”.
The second status screen is the video format status screen. It shows the status of
the active video input, the output format, the genlock source, and the format of
the reference signal (if applicable). For example, if the Output Format is set to
“Follow REF”, but there is no valid reference signal present, the Output Format
section of the 'video format status' screen will read “OUT No Ref ”.
The sidebar status screen shows the main input format, sidebar input format,
output format, and sidebar input select. Any incompatibilities between these
formats aare shown as “Incompat.”
The sidebar input screen always shows the detected formats of the main input
and the sidebar input—to help resolve incompatibilities.
The next status screen is the power/temperature status screen. If a power supply
error is detected, the top line of the display will read “PS 1 Error” or “PS 2
Error.” If one of the power supplies is not plugged in, or fails completely, the
display will read “PS 1 OFF” or “PS 2 OFF”, respectively. (If the Power Supply
Alarm filter (60.1) is set to “Suppress”; then it will read “Power OK” instead.)
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If the temperature threshold is exceeded inside the FS1, the lower line of the
power/temperature status display will read “OVERHEATED”. This is an
indication that video output may be compromised. Please note, that if the Alarm
LED is lit on the front panel, the reason should be evident after examining the
video format status screen and the power/temperature status screen.
The fourth screen is a close-captioning status screen showing whether Closed
Caption data is present on the selected Video Input.
The fifth status screen is a scrolling AJA Logo. This same scrolling logo will be
displayed when no button activity has been detected for 60 minutes.
The sixth status screen is the FS1’s System Name as has been previously defined
(the System Name and how to enter/edit it is described later in Chapter 4,
Parameter Menus, System Name 50.5).
Controlling the
FS1 Using the
Select and Adjust
Buttons
The FS1's Control system is designed to be easy to operate and remember. All
functions in the menu system are numbered for easy reference. There are two sets
of up/down buttons, Select and Adjust:
Select Adjust
To operate the FS1, one merely selects a function/parameter with the Select
buttons, and then adjusts the selected function/parameter with the Adjust
buttons.
The Control Display has two lines:
Parameter Number and Name
Current Parameter Setting
The top line contains a numbered and named FS1 parameter and or function.
The lower line contains the current setting.
The parameter Select buttons select a parameter to view or modify. Pressing one of
the parameter Adjust buttons changes the current parameter's value to a new one
from the FS1's list of choices—repeating the list if you continue to press Adjust-or
adjusting a numerical value up or down. The exact choices displayed will vary
depending on the Parameter. Adjustment choices made with the Adjust buttons
take effect immediately (except 1.1 Output Format which has a 1/2 second delay).
In most cases, changed parameters will be subsequently stored into the FS1s nonvolatile memory after it remains unchanged for 3 seconds. The exceptions to this
are the IP Address, IP Config, Subnet Mask and all SNMP parameters: for these
you must exit the selection after making changes to activate the changes.
If a Select or Adjust button is held down continuously, the changes will begin to
happen automatically - with acceleration if applicable.
Pressing either a Select or Adjust button-while on the Status or Screen Saver
displays-changes the display to the last remembered Control menu.
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Holding down both the Adjust (up) and Adjust (down) buttons—at the same time —
will set that parameter back to its factory default value.
For some parameters, once a parameter is selected the first Adjust button pressed
begins the editing. The top Select button then can be used to choose the position (left
to right) within the parameter being edited.
Holding down both the Select (up) and Select (down) buttons—at the same time —
will return the front panel menu to parameter 1.1 (Output Format). If you are editing
an octet, string or other parameter at the time that requires a commit action (like
editing an IP address that’s blinking) and you press both Select buttons, then the edit
will terminate (i.e. not take affect and not be saved). On the other hand, if you are
editing menu items that should take affect as they are edited (e.g. procamp
gain), then
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the edited value will directly take affect.
Note: Parameter displays and adjustment choices and values are described in detail
in Chapter 4.
Remote Control
Pressing the Remote button once results in a display showing how the FS1 is being
controlled. Pressing the button again cycles the display through all the control options
possible:
LOCAL+REMOTE: Control is from the panel buttons, a web browser, or remote
panel (VTECS). The Remote button will glow white.
REMOTE ONLY: Control of the FS1 is from a web browser on a network attached
computer or a remote control panel via the VTECS protocol (except for the
remote control function). The Remote button will glow red.
LOCAL ONLY: FS1 control is only allowed from the front panel buttons (except for
the remote control function). The Remote button will glow green.
Indicator
Descriptions
Indicators on the front panel are multi-state LEDs that illuminate when a condition is
present. The following indicators are conveniently arranged in groups to show specific
subjects; each are also discussed on the following pages.
• Activity LEDs
• Power and Status LEDs
Activity Indicators
HD In—Shows that an active HD signal is detected at the previously selected input.
SD In—Shows that an active SD signal is detected at the previously selected input.
HD Out—Shows that an HD signal is being output.
SD Out—Shows that an SD signal is being output.
Aux—This LED will be ON whenever a GPI input trigger is active—if that GPI
affects the internal state of the FS1. If the associated GPI In parameter ('36.1 GPI
In 1 Response' or'36.2 GPI In 2 Response') is set to No action, then the LED will
stay OFF.
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Proc Amp—Shows that the ProcAmp values are different from the factory nominal
values. If lit, the video passing through the FS1 is being altered according to
changes in ProcAmp parameter settings (it’s no longer at unity).
LAN—This LED will flash once whenever the FS1 is being controlled by a Web
Browser input or remote panel. Web Browser actions that do not affect the
internal state of the FS1 will not cause the LED to blink.
Ref—Shows that the FS1 has an external reference video source applied to the Ref
connector.
Power and Status Indicators
Power 1—Shows that the FS1 #1 power supply is connected to AC mains power via
its power cord and is operational. Both the Power 1 and Power 2 LEDs must be
lit to ensure redundant power is available.
Power 2—Shows that the FS1 #2 power supply is connected to AC mains power via
its power cord and is operational.
Identify and ID—These two LEDs (one on the front panel and one on the rear) will
blink when directed to do so via the FS1’s Web browser interface “Identify”
button. This action is useful for identifying which FS1 you’re controlling when
there are multiple FS1 units in a machine room being controlled by a laptop or
computer. To do so via the browser, simply click “Identify” and then watch for
one of the FS1s “Identify” LEDs to blink. The “Identify” LED on the front
panel and “ID” LED on the rear panel perform the exact same function—no
matter which side of a rack you’re facing, you’ll be able to see one of the LEDs.
Alarm—If This LED is illuminated, press the Status button to see a description of
the alarm event detected.
The Alarm LED may be lit because of a hardware failure, because of video
incompatibilities, or because of genlock loss. (Any of these conditions may be
filtered out using the Alarm Filters parameters.)
Note: only having one power cord connected to the FS1 will cause the alarm LED
to light—this may be filtered with the Alarm Filters parameters.
Video incompatibilities may be deduced from the “Alarm Status” screen. When the
Alarm LED is lit, press the front panel Status button to go directly to the “Alarm
Status” screen.
Video incompatibilities that the FS1 may detect include:
Video Incompatibility Detected
Alarm Status screen will show
6.1 Genlock Source is set to “Reference”, but
Reference signal format is not compatible with
selected Output Format.
Alarm Status screen shows:
“IN.....
GEN Ref
“
“OUT....
REF Incompat”
6.1 Genlock Source is set to “Reference”, and
selected Output Format is compatible with detected
Reference format, but Input signal format is not
compatible with detected Reference format.
Example: if Reference and Output
formats are 525, but Input is 625,
Alarm Status screen shows:
“IN Incompat
GEN Ref
“
“OUT 525i 59
REF 525i 59 “
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Video Incompatibility Detected
Alarm Status screen will show
Input signal is not compatible with selected Output
Format.
Alarm Status screen shows:
“IN Incompat
“
“OUT 525i 59
Reference signal events that the FS1 may detect include:
Reference Alarm Event
Alarm Status screen will show
6.1 Genlock Source is set to “Reference”, but no
Reference signal is detected.
Alarm Status screen shows:
“IN.....
GEN1Ref”
“OUT....
REF No Ref”
1.1 Output Format is set to “Reference”, but no
Reference signal is detected.
Alarm Status screen shows:
“IN.....
GEN Ref”
“OUT....
REF No Ref”
Sidebar incompatibility events that the FS1 may detect include:
About video and
format
compatibility
Sidebar incompatibility Event
Alarm Status screen will show
Sidebar format incompatible with output format
Alarm Status screen shows:
“IN.....
SB Incompat”
“OUT....
SB ...”
Main input format incompatible with Sidebar keyer
Alarm Status screen shows:
“IN Incompat SB...”
“OUT....
SB...”
Sidebar Input Select incompatible with Main Input
Select (both Analog inputs)
Alarm Status screen shows:
“IN....
SB Incompat”
“OUT....
SB Incompat”
The table below shows at a glance all the conversions (and straight-through modes)
possible for given input formats. In the case of interlace formats the table lists the field
rate; for progressive formats the table lists the frame rate.
Input
Possible Output Formats
525i59.94
720p59.94
1080i59.94
525i59.94 720p59.94 1080i59.94
525i59.94 720p59.94 1080i59.94
525i59.94 720p59.94 1080i59.94
1080pSF23.98
1080pSF23.981 1080i59.94 525i59.94
625i50
720p50
1080i50
625i50
625i50
625i50
1080pSF24
1080i60
720p60
1080pSF24 1080i60
1080i60 720p60
720p60 1080i60
1080i50 720p50
1080i50 720p50
1080i50 720p50
1 When the main output (SDI 1) is not 1080pSF23.98, bypass mode will not be
available.
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Notes:
1. In the case of 1080pSF/23.98 input—and when 1080i59.94 (or 525) is
selected as an output format, the FS1 automatically adds 3:2 pulldown to get
the correct frame rate. Similarly, in the case of 1080pSF/24 input, FS1
automatically adds 3:2 pulldown to get the correct frame rate.
2. When passing 24 or 60 framerate video, the standard definition outputs will
not output valid video (the FS1 is not a framerate converter).
Rear Panel
RS422
DB9 Connector
(Reserved for Future Use)
AC Power Supply
Socket #1
Autosensing
100 to 240VAC, 0.3A
50/60Hz
AES/EBU Digital
Audio In/Out
Channels 1 through 8
Analog Audio In/Out
Channels 1 through 8
GPI
(uses Tascam-style
9-pin
cable)
Connector
10/100
RJ45
Ethernet
LAN
Connector
ID (Identify)
LED
About Inputs and
Outputs
Composite
In/Out
Serial
Digital
In/Out
(SD-SDI
HD-SDI)
Component
YPbPr and
RGB In/Out
S-Video
In/Out
AC Power Supply
Socket #2
Autosensing
100 to 240VAC, 0.3A
50/60Hz
External
Reference
with LoopThrough
The function of the FS1 Inputs and Outputs depend on the operational mode.
Operation is simple in steps: first select an output format, and then select the
desired input. All outputs are active all the time. By selecting an output format first
and then the input source, the FS1 can automatically put in place any conversion
required (up/down/cross). Audio embedding/disembedding is also automatic,
following any parameter settings you’ve selected for your application. For example,
even though the input selected might be HD-SDI with embedded audio, the analog
audio output connectors will output proper analog audio that has been
disembedded from the serial digital stream.
Please study Chapter 4 Parameter Menus, for a full understanding of all the FS1
settings possible.
Connectors
Connectors on the rear panel are arranged in groups for easy installation and
maintenance. Connectors provided are:
• 2 AC power connectors, each 3 pin (with Ground), one for each independent
power supply. Each power supply is autosensing from 100 to 240VAC at 50/
60Hz. Only one has to be connected for FS1 operation, but redundant
operation can only be ensured if both connectors are plugged into mains
power.
• 8 channels AES/EBU digital audio in and out, two pairs per BNC.
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• 8 channels of analog audio in and out via a DB25 TASCAM-style cable (not
supplied).
• GPI connector: Dual isolated TTL compatible inputs and outputs. Functions of
each are selectable in software.
• 10/100 LAN RJ45 connector.
• SDI video with embedded audio In/Out. There are two input and two output
BNC connectors. The outputs are active all the time, although you must specify
the output format (and thus whether any conversion takes place). SDI 2 can
follow the input (“bypass”)—see description on the following page.
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• Component YPbPr/RGB Video, 3 BNCs for input, and 3 BNCs for output.
Component can follow the input (“bypass”)—see the description on the
following page.
• S-Video In/Out (Y/C), one 4-pin mini-DIN for input, and one 4-pin mini-DIN
for output—see the description on the following page.
• Composite NTSC/PAL Video In/Out, 1 BNC for input, and 1 BNC for
output—see the description on the following page.
• Reference Video (looping), 2 BNCs
• RS-422: DE-9 Reserved for future use.
Each of these groups of connectors are discussed on the following pages.
Connector
Descriptions
8 Channel AES/EBU Audio Inputs And
Outputs
One BNC is provided for each of four pairs of
channels, both on the input and output: 1/2, 3/4,
5/6, and 7/8.
AES/EBU signals are handled by the FS1
internally as 24-bit digital.
Analog 8 Channel Audio
The two DB25 connectors, one for input and one for
output, support a TASCAM-style cable snake for
balanced 8-channel audio. Analog audio signals are
converted internally to 24-bit digital Audio Inputs
And Outputs
RS-422 Port
This DE-9 connector is reserved for future use.
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GPI
A female DE-9 connector provides connection to external
equipment or circuits via an isolated TTL-compatible interface.
Appendix B contains a pinout and specifications for the GPI
connector.
LAN
An RJ45 connector provides a 10/100 Ethernet port for connection
directly to a computer or Ethernet hub or switch for connecting to a
LAN. The FS1 is compatible with CAT-5 straight-through or cross-over
Ethernet cables, automatically detecting which is used.
SDI Input and Outputs
BNC connectors are provided for two SDI inputs and two SDI
outputs. SDI video connections include embedded audio In/Out
(depending on your parameter settings). The outputs are active all
the time, although you must specify the output format (and thus
whether any conversion takes place). For example, with an SD-SDI
input selected, you could set the SDI 1 output to HD 720p for an
upconvert, and then set the SDI 2 output to “Follow Input”
(bypass) to output the SD-SDI at the same format/framerate as the
input.
Use SDI wherever possible for the best quality 10-bit video input and output. If
peripheral equipment has a variety of inputs/outputs, look to see if it has SDI I/O,
and use it where possible.
Component (YPbPr/RGB)
Connect SD or HD component YPbPr or RGB video
cables from a VTR, camera, or other source to the three
input BNCs. Then connect the YPbPr or RGB output
BNCs to your destination component device. Component
video signals are A/D (input) and D/A (output) converted
(10-bit). Like the SDI 2 output, Component can be set to
Bypass (follow input). Output is affected by 5.3 Aspect
Ratio and 1.3 Component Out parameter settings (see
chapter 4 for discussion of these parameters).
S-Video (Y/C)
S-Video input and output female 4-pin mini-DINs provide for connection
of desktop video/prosumer level equipment, including camcorders, VCRs/
VTRs, and monitors—to name a few. Use high quality shielded S-Video
cables when making connections. S-video signals are converted internally
to 10-bit digital. Output is affected by 5.3 Aspect Ratio and 1.3 Component
Out parameter settings (see chapter 4 for discussion of these parameters).
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Composite NTSC/PAL
BNC connectors support composite NTSC or PAL standard definition
input and output. Connect an NTSC or PAL composite video cable from a
VTR, Camera, or other source to the Composite In BNC. Then connect the
Composite Out BNC to a destination composite video device. Composite
video signals are A/D (input) and D/A (output) converted (10-bit). Output
is affected by 5.3 Aspect Ratio and 1.3 Component Out parameter settings (see
chapter 4 for discussion of these parameters).
Reference Video (looping)
These two BNC connectors allow you to synchronize FS1 outputs to your
1 Trihouse reference video signal (blackburst or composite sync for SD, or
level for HD). If you have a sync generator or video equipment source to use
for synchronizing other video equipment in your studio, then connect its
composite output here. When FS1 outputs video it uses this reference signal
to lock to. Reference video does not need to be the same format as the video
input/outputs, but it must have the same vertical rate (for example, 1080i
Tri-level reference video will work for 525 video input and output).
Examples of permissible reference video signals:
• 525 Color Black
• 625 Color Black
• 1080i Tri-level sync
• 720p Tri-Level sync
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Chapter 3:
Installation & Configuration
Installation Overview
The installation and set up of an FS1 is very simple. Plug both AC supply cords into
AC mains power, connect the LAN connector to a LAN, WAN or local computer
with a web-browser, and then connect source and destination video and audio
equipment.
WARNING
Warning: Do not open the chassis. There are no user-serviceable parts inside.
Hazardous voltage is present inside the unit, presenting a risk of electric shock or
serious personal injury. Opening the chassis will void the warranty unless performed
by an AJA service center or licensed facility. Remove the two supplied AC line cords
from mains power when moving the unit. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
grounding-type plug.
Warning: To meet safety regulations for leakage current, connect the FS1 dual
power supplies to separate branch circuits.
WARNING
All of the steps of Installation and Configuration are documented in this chapter,
summarized as follows:
1. Unpack the shipping box, removing the FS1 and two power cords.
2. Connect the FS1 to power, connecting the two power cords to mains AC.
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3. If remote control of the FS1 is desired, ensure you have an Ethernet cable
routed to where the FS1 will be placed. It can be connected over a LAN, or
attached directly to a locally attached computer. Ensure that the computer
(whether communicating over a LAN or directly to the FS1 Ethernet port)
has a web browser on it (FireFox or IE 7 recommended). If the FS1 will be
attached to a LAN, talk to your IT administrator and obtain the details on
how he/she wishes you to configure the FS1 (DHCP or static IP, explained
in this chapter).
4. If connecting to a network, configure the FS1 IP CONFIG, IP ADDR,
IP MASK, and IP GATEWAY parameters according to the information
obtained from your IT administrator in the last step. Connect it to the
LAN. From a network attached computer or one directly connected to the
FS1, “ping” the FS1 (explained later in this chapter).
5. Mount the physical chassis as desired: front rack, rear rack, or deskmount.
If you are mounting multiple FS1 units, try to place them visually in the
same area so if you communicate with them via a network attached
computer, you can use the FS1’s “Identify” feature to turn ON the
corresponding LED of the FS1 you’re communicating with.
6. Cable the system audio and video sources, VTR(s), monitors, and audio
equipment.
Laptop
w/Web Browser
for FS1 Remote
Control
10/100Base-T
Hub
10/100 Base-T
LAN
WAN/ISP
Firewall
& Router
FS1 Network Example, Two FS1s on a LAN, with Laptop for Remote Control
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — Unpacking
Unpacking
Shipping Box
Contents
An FS1 chassis is shipped with two AC power cords, a user manual CD, and any
late-breaking news bulletins (if applicable). Chassis rackmount brackets are
provided as part of the chassis with screws.
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AC Power Cords (2)
AJA FS1 Panel Chassis
Box Contents
As you unpack the shipping box, carefully examine the contents. Ensure you
received everything and that nothing was damaged during shipment. If you find
any damage, immediately notify the shipping service and supply them with a
complete description of the damage. AJA will repair or replace damaged items.
If you find shipping damage, contact your AJA dealer or distributor for details
on how to have your FS1 repaired or replaced.
Note: Save packing materials and the shipping box. If you ever require service
or move your system—use the packaging materials and box for safe shipment.
The FS1 Chassis Rackmount or Place on a Desk
Physical
Requirements
You can locate your chassis in two ways:
• Rackmounting—attach the FS1 (rear or front mounted) to a standard 19”
equipment rack. The FS1 chassis takes up only one rack unit vertically.
• Desktop—lay it on a horizontal flat surface.
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When planning equipment locations and mounting methods, take into account
the size of the chassis:
• Chassis Dimensions:
Height—1 rack units, 1.75” (4.445 cm)
Depth—12” (30.48 cm)
Width—17.25” (43.8 cm)
Network Connection
The FS1 can be networked directly to a laptop or other desktop computer using a
single Ethernet cable (straight or cross-over)—or it can be connected to a local
area network (LAN). In either case, the FS1 connects via its 10/100Base-TX
Ethernet connector. A LAN is a shared network that includes other Ethernet
devices all attached via a hub or digital switch. LANs may be divided into zones
separated by software or hardware routers. Routers may also be used to connect
the LAN to an outside wide area network (WAN) such as the internet. Devices on
a LAN have IP addresses which may be fixed and permanent, or dynamically
assigned by the network (DHCP). When attaching the FS1 to a LAN, you should
first talk to your network administrator and find out how they want it connected
(static IP or DHCP). Your IT department will be able to supply the information
you need to install the FS1 on a LAN.
TCP/IP Information
You’ll Need
If your LAN has a DHCP server that assigns IP addresses dynamically, then you
don’t have to configure anything (the FS1 defaults to DHCP). If for some reason
your IT administrator prefers an assigned IP address that is fixed (called a “static
IP), then get the IP address—you’ll be entering it in the “IP CONFIG parameter”
of the FS1. If your LAN requires static IP addresses, then also ask your IT
administrator for the Subnet Mask and default gateway IP address (your LAN’s
internet router). The following two topics discuss two different ways to set up the
FS1: via DHCP or via a static IP address.
Networking the
FS1 via DHCP
The FS1 default configuration (from the factory) automatically looks for a DHCP
server to issue an IP address. So, as long as your network has a DHCP server
(usually part of your router), then you need to do nothing other than plugging the
FS1 into the net. To manually select DHCP: use the Select buttons to navigate to
the parameter “50.1 IP CONFIG”, and then use the Adjust buttons to select
“DHCP”. That’s it!
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Here are the steps to communicate with the FS1 after choosing the DHCP selection:
1. Use the Select buttons to navigate to parameter 50.2. Note on a piece of paper
the DHCP supplied IP address shown.
2. With your laptop or desktop computer connected to the same LAN as the FS1
and DHCP enabled, type the IP address you noted in step 1 into the browser
address bar. You should now see the FS1’s browser status screen.
If the FS1 cannot get an address from the DHCP server on the LAN while the FS1 is
set to DHCP via parameter 50.1, the FS1 will automatically drop back to a preset
factory IP address of 192.168.0.2. In this instance you can follow these alternate steps
to communicate with the FS1:
1 n is not 2).
1. Set the computer’s Ethernet IP address to 192.168.0.n (where
2. Set the computer’s Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0 (most PCs default to the
proper netmask when the address is set).
3. Run a browser on the computer and type “192.168.0.2” (the factory fallback
IP address). You should now see the FS1’s browser status screen.
Note: (If the FS1 fails to find a DHCP server via it’s network connection, it will fall
back to using the factory default static IP of 192.168.0.2—or whatever IP address
you’ve previously defined. AJA recommends you define a Static IP address with
parameter 50.2 so you’ll be prepared in the event your DHCP server fails.)
Networking the
FS1 using a Static
IP Address
To set a static IP address for the FS1’s IP address, you’ll also make some simple
Parameter menu selections. The illustration below shows the four menu selections you
need to make, while entering the information provided to you by your IT
administrator (as discussed earlier).
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Note: for parameters 50.2,
50.3, and 50.4, you will be
setting IP addresses that
consist of “octets” separated
by a period (i.e., 90.0.180.0).
For these parameters, the
Select button selects the
octet and then the Adjust
buttons select the desired
number. Pressing Select
again advances to the next
octet. At the final octet, the
address will flash—pressing
Select at that point confirms
the setting.
Configuring the FS1 with a Static IP Address
Networking the
FS1 using the
Factory Default IP
If you don’t want to use DHCP to network the FS1 and also don’t want to set your
own static IP address, you can simply use a Default setting to use a factory setting of
10.65.74.65. This might be useful for an application where you directly connect a
laptop or computer to the FS1 and want to get networking quickly. Here are the
steps to set up this method of communication:
1. Use the Select buttons to navigate to parameter “50.1 IP CONFIG”, and
then use the Adjust buttons to select “Default”.
2. Set your laptop or desktop computer Ethernet IP address to 10.m.n.m
(where m is not 65 and n is not 74).
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3. Also on the computer, set the Subnet mask to 255.0.0.0 (most PCs default to
the proper netmask when the address is set—so you may not have to do
anything here).
4. Run a browser on the computer and type “10.65.74.65” (the Default factory IP
address). You should now see the FS1’s browser status screen.
Test the FS1 Network Connection with “Ping”
After setting the IP address and other TCP/IP settings and connecting the FS1’s
Ethernet connection to a LAN or directly to a computer, ensure that you have a valid
connection by “Pinging” the FS1. Pinging ensures that other devices on the network,
or a computer directly attached to it, can see it. Simply run the Ping1utility from a
computer on the same LAN as the FS1, or one attached directly to the FS1. Here’s
how to Ping an FS1 from a Mac OSX computer or Windows PC:
Mac Ping
Procedure
1. Find the Applications Folder, and then find the Utilities Folder inside of the
Applications Folder.
2. Locate the “Terminal” utility application and double-click it.
3. On the FS1, go to parameter menu 50.2 and read the IP address.
4. At the Terminal prompt, enter the IP address noted in step 3. For example:
ping 192.168.0.2
5. If successful, the ping utility will respond that packets were sent, received and
how long it took. For example:
64 bytes from 192.168.0.2: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.590 ms
6. If unsuccessful, check the FS1 network settings and resolve the problem with
your IT administrator.
Windows PC Ping
Procedure
1. From the Start button, find and locate and select the All Programs menu.
2. From the All Programs list, select Accessories, and then from that list, select
Command Prompt.
3. On the FS1, go to parameter menu 50.2 and read the IP address.
4. From the Command Prompt utility’s prompt, enter the IP address noted in step
3. For example: ping 192.168.0.2
5. If successful, the ping utility will respond that packets were sent, received and
how long it took. For example:
64 bytes from 192.168.0.2: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.590 ms
6. If unsuccessful, check the FS1 network settings and resolve the problem with
your IT administrator.
Controlling the FS1 from a web-browser
To control the FS1 from a web-browser on a network attached computer, you must
enter the FS1 IP address as a URL in the browser. For example, if the FS1 IP address
were “90.0.6.31”, you would then type into the web browser: http://90.0.6.31. This
topic is explained in greater detail in Chapter 5: Browser Remote Control.
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Note: The webUI (GUI) will keep up with (most) network changes (IP address
and netmask) initiated at the GUI. On the other hand, the webUI may not reconnect to the FS1 when network changes are initiated at the FS1 Front Panel. The
browser may or may not time out and display "Disconnected". When network
changes are initiated in the FS1, the user should manually reestablish the webUI
connection by typing in the new address, if the IP address has changed, or clicking
the refresh button on the web browser.
Installing The Latest Software
Although the FS1 comes from the factory pre-installed with software, it may not be
as up-to-date as software posted on our AJA website. This topic describes the steps
required to upgrade the software in your AJA FS1.
Download the
Latest FS1
Software
Current and past releases of FS1 software are available on the World Wide Web
from AJA's website. To get the software, point your browser to:
http://www.aja.com/html/FS1_update_page.html
This link is also available at the bottom of the “Update Firmware” screen (discussed
later on this page). Once you’re at the update page, FS1 software files can be selected
to download to your Mac or PC for upgrading your local FS1 machine.
Unpack the
Software
FS1 software update files are “ZIP” files, which you can open with a number of
standard and third party uncompressor applications. The software image that you’ll
install on the FS1 is a file with a name like fs1_ver_2.1.2.54.bin or similar.
Note: Depending on your PC or Mac operating system settings, the “.bin”
extension may not be visible to you in a file directory.
Uploading and
Installing the
Software to the
FS1
Uploading and installing the software update only requires a PC or Mac that can
“see” the FS1 via its ethernet connection. Follow this procedure to install the
software:
1. Point your browser at the FS1's upgrade page by clicking on the “Update
Firmware” link at the bottom of the navigation box on the left-hand side of
any FS1 web page. The FS1 web pages are discussed in Chapter 5.
Browse
and
Upload
Buttons
Click
First
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — GPI Connections
2. Click the “Browse...” button to select the file you previously downloaded. For
example: fs1_ver_2.1.2.54.bin contained in the zipfile downloaded from AJA.
3. When you have selected a valid FS1 image file, click the “Upload” button in
the web browser. The file you select will upload to the FS1 and be tested for
validity. Incomplete, corrupted, or non-FS1 software files are rejected.
4. Wait for the procedure to complete—it will take only a few minutes. When
done, the FS1 will prompt you to restart your FS1. After restart, the FS1 will
be running the new software. Progress is shown on the front panel of the FS1.
5. Once these steps are complete, the FS1 will be running the software you just
uploaded until the next time you upgrade it. The configuration of the FS1
prior to the upgrade will be preserved.
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Ensure the new software is running by bringing up the FS1 web page again; the
software version is displayed at the top of all FS1 web screens. If for some rare
reason it didn't update, you can then run through the update steps again.
Notes:
On some browsers, the Retry page may appear even though the software upgrade
was successful. If this occurs, before clicking on retry, refresh the web page and
check the version number. If the new version number appears at the top of the
page, the software upgrade was successful. If the old version appears, click Retry.
If there is a power outage or glitch during the software download, the FS1 will
boot the older software version and the upgrade process can then be re-started by
the user. This happens because the FS1 has been designed with a safety feature
where an internal “safe” copy of the previous software is retained in the event the
updating process fails.
GPI Connections
54321
9876
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
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Function
GPI Input 1
GPI Input 2
GPI Output 1
GPI Output 2
Chassis Ground
Pin
6
7
8
9
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Function
I/O Ground 1
I/O Ground 2
I/O Ground 1
I/O Ground 2
GPI Connector Pinout
The GPI inputs and outputs are electrically isolated from the power and ground on
the FS1 frame. There are two inputs and two outputs. Electrical isolation is provided
for up to two pieces of external equipment. The following guidelines apply to the two
GPI inputs and outputs:
• Input 1 and Output 1 share a common isolated ground on pins 6 & 8 (I/O
Ground 1),
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• Input 2 and Output 2 share a common isolated ground on pins 7 & 9 (I/O
Ground 2).
• Pin 5, local chassis ground, may only be used as a reference when isolation is
not required.
• Both GPI inputs are internally pulled high through a 10K ohm resistor to an
isolated 5V supply, so that a relay contact closure or any device sinking at least
0.4 mA to ground will register a logic low.
• Both GPI outputs are 5V TTL compatible, sourcing up to 6mA and sinking up
to 4mA each.
Cabling the System
Where to Place
FS1
• Plan adequate space for cable routing from the back of the chassis. Ensure that
cable connectors are not stressed and that cables are not bent or crimped.
• When rackmounting or stacking multiple FS1 chassis, ensure there is adequate
airspace for cooling around the FS1 units. Note the location of cooling vents
on all equipment next to the FS1 and ensure none are obstructed.
Note: FS1 units earlier than serial number 2F0482 should not be stacked more
than two together; later units can be stacked vertically without limit as long as there
is adequate cool air supply around the FS1 vents.
Power
Requirements
• Input Voltage—Chassis: autosensing 100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60Hz,
fully redundant with both power supplies diode isolated
• Power Consumption—25 Watts
Warning: Do not open the chassis. There are no user-serviceable parts inside.
WARNING
Hazardous voltage is present inside the unit, presenting a risk of electric shock or serious
personal injury. Opening the chassis will void the warranty unless performed by an AJA
service center or licensed facility. Remove the two supplied AC line cords from mains power
when moving the unit. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding-type plug.
System Video/
Audio Cable
Connections
When installing your system, you’ll make video and audio input/output
connections. These connectors are explained individually in chapter 2.
FS1 Audio Level
Choices Pro or
Consumer
Since the FS1 handles both digital and analog audio and can convert between the
two, it provides settings via the parameter menus and the remote web browser, that
allow you to control the relationship between audio level in analog versus the same
audio level in the digital domain. The FS1 offers four settings to accommodate these
different audio relationships in both professional and consumer audio applications.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — Cabling the System
The analog audio levels listed on the next page are defined in reference to 0 dBFS
(where FS = full scale), which is the maximum level that can be represented digitally.
Note: test criteria mentioned here involves a 1kHz sine wave.
FS1 Professional Audio Level Settings
FS1 Audio Setting
Meaning
+24 dBu analog = 0 dBFS SMPTE standard
With digital audio at maximum possible level
(before clipping), the expected analog audio
input level is +24 dBu, and the output will be
scaled to this level.
+18 dBu analog = 0 dBFS EBU standard
With digital audio at maximum possible level
(before clipping), the expected analog audio
input level is +18 dBu, and the output will be
scaled to this level.
+15 dBu analog = 0 dBFS
With digital audio at maximum possible level
(before clipping), the expected analog audio
input level is +15 dBu, and the output will be
scaled to this level.
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FS1 Consumer Audio Level Setting
FS1 Audio Setting
Meaning
+12 dBu analog = 0 dBFS.
With digital audio at maximum level (before
clipping), the analog audio input level will be
+12 dBu, and the output will be scaled to
this level.
These levels are provided for consumer
equipment that outputs audio at levels lower
than the professional levels.
Note: In the consumer audio world, units are
often given in terms of dBV, so +12.2dBu is
equivalent to +10dBV. The standard
operating level then corresponds to -10dBV
(-7.8dBu). The "+12dBu" FS1 setting
provides consumer audio levels with
headroom.
How Do Audio Levels Settings Relate to Nominal Levels?
Most users refer to audio levels at the Standard Operating Level for the U.S. and
Alignment Level for the EU—a level not at maximum level, but rather at some lower
point to allow “headroom” for audio to become louder without clipping.
In the U.S. most users use +4 dBu as their Standard Operating Level. This
corresponds to -20dBFS in the digital domain (20 dB of headroom, per SMPTE RP155), so the +24 dBu setting on the FS1 provides proper headroom levels for digital
and analog audio.
Most users in the EU use 0dBu as their Alignment Level. This corresponds to 18dBFS in the digital domain (18 dB of headroom per EBU R68). Correspondingly,
the +18dBu setting on the FS1 provides for this relationship. Alternatively, the FS1
+15 dBu setting provides safe headroom levels corresponding to some German
professional audio equipment.
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Chapter 4:
Parameter Menus
Controlling the FS1 via Its Front Panel Parameter Menus
There are three ways to control the FS1: remotely from a web browser, using a
remote control panel, and using front panel Select/Adjust buttons and Parameter
Menus. This chapter deals with the latter—the most direct and all inclusive way to
configure an FS1.
In Chapter two we discussed the panel controls overall, so ensure you’ve read and
understand that material first. Here in this Chapter we discuss each of the parameter
menus and their usage.
In each parameter screen we discuss the Parameter Number and Name on the top
line of the display and the Parameter Setting(s) possible as shown on the bottom line
of the display; remember, the current setting is what is shown.
As mentioned in Chapter 2, the Parameter Menu is entered whenever any of the
Select or Adjust buttons are pressed. Here is the general Parameter Menu display:
Parameter Number and Name
Current Parameter Setting
Pressing either a parameter Select or parameter Adjust button—while on the Status
or Screen Saver displays—changes the display to the last remembered Parameter
Adjust menu. If you’re already viewing a Parameter Menu, pressing
a Select or Adjust button causes a change to the next item.
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Select Adjust
The parameter Select buttons to the right of the display select a parameter to view
or modify.
Pressing one of the parameter Adjust buttons changes the current parameter’s value
to a new one from the FS1’s list of choices—repeating the list if you continue to
press Adjust—or adjusting a numerical value up or down. The exact choices
displayed will vary depending on the parameter. Most adjustment choices made
with the Adjust buttons take effect immediately and will be subsequently stored
into the FS1s non-volatile memory if they remain unchanged for 3 seconds.
If a Select or Adjust button is held down continuously, the changes will begin to
happen automatically - with acceleration if applicable.
Pressing either a Select or Adjust button-while on the Status or Screen Saver
displays-changes the display to the last remembered Control menu.
Holding down both the Adjust (up) and Adjust (down) buttons—at the same time
—will set that parameter back to its factory default value.
The remaining topical headings in this chapter list all of the Parameter Menus by
number and name. The number shows the order in the menu navigation system:
pressing the up or down Select button shifts you numerically up or down in the
order of their assigned parameter numbers. The name is what you’ll see in the
Parameter Menu display (for example, the first heading listed here is “1.1 Output
Format” which is exactly what you’ll see in the top line of the display when
viewing this parameter).
1.1 Output Format
This parameter defines the output format of SDI 1. Depending on other
parameters and settings, it may also apply to SDI 2 and the Component Video
output.
1.1 Output Format
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Follow Input (Default)
Follow Ref
SD <sd_rate>
HD 720p <hd_rate1>
HD 1080i <hd_rate1>
HD 1080psf <hd_rate2>
Follow the format of the selected input
Follow the format of the reference video input (Ref)
Select standard definition (available SD rates are listed choices)
Select HD 720p (available rates are listed choices)
Select HD 1080i (available rates are listed choices)
Select HD 1080psf (available rates are listed choices)
Notes:
1. Available rates that are listed here are dependent on what has been chosen in the
3.3 Frame Rates parameter setting.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 1.2 SDI 2 Out Format
2. If the parameter 1.1 Output Format is set to “Follow Ref”, and the 6.1
Genlock Source is set to “Input”—and the 2.1 Video Input is set to select one
of the analog inputs, then the output format will follow the input format rather
than the format of the signal on the Ref BNC as might be expected. (This
happens because this combination of settings effectively disconnects the Ref
BNC.)
3. Changing the Output Format selection automatically selects new values for
H & V timing parameters (6.2 Output Timing H, 6.3 Output Timing and
6.4 Analog Output Fine). Each Output Format remembers its own H & V
timing settings.
1.2 SDI 2 Out Format
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This parameter defines the output format as seen on the SDI 2 BNC connector.
1.2 SDI 2 Output Format
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Normal (Default)
Bypass (Follow Input)
Standard Def
SDI 2 output follows the 1.1 Output Format parameter selection
(both SDI outputs are the same format).
SDI 2 output follows the format of the selected input.
The output from downconverter 2 (see block diagram in Chapter 1) is always
standard definition.
Notes:
1. the output from downconverter 2 (see block diagram in Chapter 1) is always
standard definition.
2. Bypass mode is not offered in these cases (3:2 Pulldown):
1080pSF/23.98 Input / 1080i/59.94 Output
1080pSF/23.98 Input / 525i/59.94 Output
1080pSF/24 Input / 1080i/60 Output
In these cases, Bypass mode behaves like Normal mode—the output is the
same format as the main SDI1 output.
1.3 Component Out
This parameter defines the output format of the Component Video Output
BNC connectors (Composite Out is a function of Input Format and the 1.3
Component Out parameter setting).
1.3 Component Output
Parameter Adjustments:
Normal (Default)
Bypass (Follow Input)
Standard Def
Description of Choices
Component output follows the 1.1 Output Format parameter selection
Component output follows the format of the selected input.
Notes: Bypass mode does not work when the input is 1080pSF24 and output is
1080i60 (3:2 pulldown mode).
The signal type of the component output (RGB versus YPbPr) is defined
in another parameter (3.2 Component OUT Format)
The output from downconverter 2 (see block diagram in Chapter 1) is always
standard definition.
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Notes:
1. Bypass applies to all Analog outputs (Component, Composite, and S-Video).
When 1.3 Component Out is set to 'Bypass', Input signal format is 525i/59.94,
and 5.2 SD Aspect Ratio is set to anything other than 'Off', the Composite Out
and S-Video Outputs will also bypass the Aspect-Ratio-Converter.
2. Setting parameter 1.3 Component Out to “Bypass” causes Composite Output to
bypass aspect ratio conversion (parameter 5.3).
3. As in 1.2 SDI2 Out, Bypass mode is not offered in these cases (3:2 Pulldown):
1080pSF/23.98 Input / 1080i/59.94 Output
1080pSF/23.98 Input / 525i/59.94 Output
1080pSF/24 Input / 1080i/60 Output
In these cases, Bypass mode behaves like Normal mode—the output is the same
format as the main SDI1 output.
2.1 Video Input
This parameter performs input video source selection for the FS1. Multiple input
sources may be present at all the connectors on the FS1 rear panel, but the active
input source routed through the FS1 will be the one selected here.
2.1 Video Input
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
SDI 1 (Default)
SDI 2
Composite
S-Video
Component
Select SDI 1 connector as the input source
Select SDI 2 connector as the input source
Select the Composite connector as the input source
Select the S-Video connector as the input source
Select the Component connector as the input source
Notes:
1. Changing the Video Input selection automatically selects new values for Proc
Amp parameters (10.1 through 10.5). Each video source remembers its own
Proc Amp settings. This is referred to as Source Memory.
2. If 4.5 Audio Follow Video is set to On, then changing the Video Input selection
will also automatically select new values for all audio parameters associated
with Audio Follow Video (see the list provided in the description of parameter
4.5 Audio Follow Video). Audio Source Memory is enabled only when 4.5
Audio Follow Video is set to On.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 2.2 Audio Input
2.2 Audio Input
This parameter performs input audio source selection for the FS1. Multiple input
sources may be present at all the connectors on the FS1 rear panel, but the active
input source routed through the FS1 will be the one selected here.
2.2 Audio Input
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Stereo Map
Channel Map
Embed SDI 1
Embed SDI 2
AES unbal (Default)
Analog
Select stereo inputs according to Audio Map parameters 2.21 through 2.24.
Any channel pair (4 pair total) can be mapped to 16 different choices.
For 8 channels of embedded audio out, select and map inputs according
1 to
Audio Map parameters 2.11 through 2.18. Any of the 16 embedded channels can
be mapped to one of the 48 possible choices.
Use the embedded audio from the SDI 1 connector as the input source
Use the embedded audio from the SDI 2 connector as the input source
Select the AES/EBU digital audio connectors (8-ch) as the audio input source
Select the Analog audio connector (DB25, 8-ch) as the audio input source
Note: If parameter 4.5 Audio Follow Video is set to ON, then Audio Input selection
is independently kept for each separate input: SDI 1, SDI 2, Composite, S-Video, and
Component. If Audio Follow Video is set to OFF, then another Audio Input selection
is used.
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2.11 Audio Map Ch1
This parameter is used with parameter 2.2—when “Channel Map” is selected—to
specify the source of the audio output on channel 1. Possible choices (48 in all) are:
2.11 Audio Map Ch1
Parameter Adjustments:
AES Ch 1 (default)
AES Ch 2
AES Ch 3
AES Ch 4
AES Ch 5
AES Ch 6
AES Ch 7
AES Ch 8
Analog Ch 1
Analog Ch 2
Analog Ch 3
Analog Ch 4
Analog Ch 5
Analog Ch 6
Analog Ch 7
Analog Ch 8
SDI 1 Ch 1
SDI 1 Ch 2
SDI 1 Ch 3
SDI 1 Ch 4
SDI 1 Ch 5
SDI 1 Ch 6
SDI 1 Ch 7
SDI 1 Ch 8
SDI 2 Ch 1
SDI 2 Ch 2
SDI 2 Ch 3
SDI 2 Ch 4
SDI 2 Ch 5
SDI 2 Ch 6
SDI 2 Ch 7
SDI 2 Ch 8
SDI 1 Ch 9
SDI 1 Ch 10
SDI 1 Ch 11
SDI 1 Ch 12
SDI 1 Ch 13
SDI 1 Ch 14
SDI 1 Ch 15
SDI 1 Ch 16
SDI 2 Ch 9
SDI 2 Ch 10
SDI 2 Ch 11
SDI 2 Ch 12
SDI 2 Ch 13
SDI 2 Ch 14
SDI 2 Ch 15
SDI 2 Ch 16
Mute
Description of Choices
Selects AES channel 1 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects AES channel 2 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects AES channel 3 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects AES channel 4 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects AES channel 5 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects AES channel 6 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects AES channel 7 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects AES channel 8 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects Analog Channel 1 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects Analog Channel 2 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects Analog Channel 3 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects Analog Channel 4 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects Analog Channel 5 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects Analog Channel 6 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects Analog Channel 7 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects Analog Channel 8 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 1 Channel 1 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 1 Channel 2 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 1 Channel 3 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 1 Channel 4 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 1 Channel 5 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 1 Channel 6 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 1 Channel 7 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 1 Channel 8 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 2 Channel 1 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 2 Channel 2 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 2 Channel 3 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 2 Channel 4 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 2 Channel 5 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 2 Channel 6 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 2 Channel 7 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 2 Channel 8 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 1 Channel 9 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 1 Channel 10 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 1 Channel 11 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 1 Channel 12 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 1 Channel 13 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 1 Channel 14 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 1 Channel 15 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 1 Channel 16 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 2 Channel 9 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 2 Channel 10 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 2 Channel 11 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 2 Channel 12 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 2 Channel 13 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 2 Channel 14 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 2 Channel 15 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Selects the SDI 2 Channel 16 and maps it to Channel 1 audio out.
Mute Channel 1 (no audio)
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 2.12 Audio Map Ch2
Note: If parameter 4.5 Audio Follow Video is set to ON, then Audio Map Ch1
selection is independently kept for each separate input: SDI 1, SDI 2, Composite, SVideo, and Component. If Audio Follow Video is set to OFF, then another Audio Map
Ch1 selection is used. This note applies to Parameters 2.11 through 2.18.
2.12 Audio Map Ch2
This parameter is used with parameter 2.2—when “Channel Map” is selected—to
specify the source of the audio output on channel 2. Possible choices are the same as
parameter 2.11. Default = AES Ch 2.
2.13 Audio Map Ch3
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This parameter is used with parameter 2.2—when “Channel Map” is selected—to
specify the source of the audio output on channel 3. Possible choices are the same as
parameter 2.11. Default = AES Ch 3.
2.14 Audio Map Ch4
This parameter is used with parameter 2.2—when “Channel Map” is selected—to
specify the source of the audio output on channel 4. Possible choices are the same as
parameter 2.11. Default = AES Ch 4.
2.15 Audio Map Ch5
This parameter is used with parameter 2.2—when “Channel Map” is selected—to
specify the source of the audio output on channel 5. Possible choices are the same as
parameter 2.11. Default = AES Ch 5.
2.16 Audio Map Ch6
This parameter is used with parameter 2.2—when “Channel Map” is selected—to
specify the source of the audio output on channel 6. Possible choices are the same as
parameter 2.11. Default = AES Ch 6.
2.17 Audio Map Ch7
This parameter is used with parameter 2.2—when “Channel Map” is selected—to
specify the source of the audio output on channel 7. Possible choices are the same as
parameter 2.11. Default = AES Ch 7.
2.18 Audio Map Ch8
This parameter is used with parameter 2.2—when “Channel Map” is selected—to
specify the source of the audio output on channel 8. Possible choices are the same as
parameter 2.11. Default = AES Ch 8.
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2.21 Audio Map Ch 1/2
This parameter is used with parameter 2.2—when “Stereo Map” is selected—to
specify the source of the channel pair for audio output channels 1 and 2. Possible
choices (16 in all) are:
2.21 Audio Map Ch1/2
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
AES Ch 1/2 (default)
AES Ch 3/4
AES Ch 5/6
AES Ch 7/8
Analog Ch 1/2
Analog Ch 3/4
Analog Ch 5/6
Analog Ch 7/8
SDI 1 Ch 1/2
SDI 1 Ch 3/4
SDI 1 Ch 5/6
SDI 1 Ch 7/8
SDI 2 Ch 1/2
SDI 2 Ch 3/4
SDI 2 Ch 5/6
SDI 2 Ch 7/8
Mute
Selects AES Channels 1/2, and maps them to Channel 1/2 audio out.
Selects AES Channels 3/4, and maps them to Channel 1/2 audio out.
Selects AES Channels 5/6, and maps them to Channel 1/2 audio out.
Selects AES Channels 7/8, and maps them to Channel 1/2 audio out.
Selects Analog Channels 1/2, and maps them to Channel 1/2 audio out.
Selects Analog Channels 3/4, and maps them to Channel 1/2 audio out.
Selects Analog Channels 5/6, and maps them to Channel 1/2 audio out.
Selects Analog Channels 7/8, and maps them to Channel 1/2 audio out.
Selects SDI 1 Channels 1/2, and maps them to Channel 1/2 audio out.
Selects SDI 1 Channels 3/4, and maps them to Channel 1/2 audio out.
Selects SDI 1 Channels 5/6, and maps them to Channel 1/2 audio out.
Selects SDI 1 Channels 7/8, and maps them to Channel 1/2 audio out.
Selects SDI 2 Channels 1/2, and maps them to Channel 1/2 audio out.
Selects SDI 2 Channels 3/4, and maps them to Channel 1/2 audio out.
Selects SDI 2 Channels 5/6, and maps them to Channel 1/2 audio out.
Selects SDI 2 Channels 7/8, and maps them to Channel 1/2 audio out.
Mute Channel pair 1/2 (no audio)
Note: If parameter 4.5 Audio Follow Video is set to ON, then Audio Map Ch1/2
selection is independently kept for each separate input: SDI 1, SDI 2, Composite,
S-Video, and Component. If Audio Follow Video is set to OFF, then another Audio
Map Ch1/2 selection is used. This note applies to Parameters 2.21 through 2.24.
2.22 Audio Map Ch 3/4
This parameter is used with parameter 2.2—when “Stereo Map” is selected—to
specify the source of the channel pair for audio output channels 3 and 4. Possible
choices are the same as parameter 2.21. Default = AES Ch 3/4.
2.23 Audio Map Ch 5/6
This parameter is used with parameter 2.2—when “Stereo Map” is selected—to
specify the source of the channel pair for audio output channels 5 and 6. Possible
choices are the same as parameter 2.21. Default = AES Ch 5/6.
2.24 Audio Map Ch 7/8
This parameter is used with parameter 2.2—when “Stereo Map” is selected—to
specify the source of the channel pair for audio output channels 7 and 8. Possible
choices are the same as parameter 2.21. Default = AES Ch 7/8.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 3.1 Component In Format
3.1 Component In Format
This parameter configures the format of the Component video input.
3.1 Component In
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Beta YPbPr
SMPTE YPbPr (Default)
Configure the Component video input source as Beta YPbPr (Standard Definition)
(If the selected Component video source is HD, this will default to SMPTE YPbPr)
Configure the Component video input source as SMPTE YPbPr
3.2 Component Out Format
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This parameter configures the format of the Component video output.
3.2 Component Out
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Beta YPbPr
SMPTE YPbPr (Default)
RGB
Configure the Component video output as Beta YPbPr (Standard Definition)
(If the Component video is HD, this will default to SMPTE YPbPr)
Configure the Component video output as SMPTE YPbPr
Configure the Component video output as RGB
3.3 Frame Rate
This parameter selects the HD video frame rate associated with the video standard.
3.3 Frame Rate
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
59.94/23.98 (Default)
60/24
50/25
Select the “59.94/23.98” item if your desired rate is either 59.94 or 23.98
Select the “60/24” item if your desired rate is either 60 or 24
Select the “50/25” item if your desired rate is either 50 or 25 (PAL)
Note: Changing the Frame Rates selection automatically selects a new value for 1.1
Output Format. Each “Frame Rates” selection remembers its own Output Format
settings.
3.4 NTSC Standard
This parameter selects the NTSC video standard.
3.4 NTSC Standard
Parameter Adjustments:
NTSC (Default)
NTSC Japan
Description of Choices
Select NTSC for North America NTSC standard.
Select NTSC Japan for Japan’s NTSC standard.
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4.1 Analog Audio Std
This parameter sets the analog audio input and output level of the FS1 with
reference to full scale digital, from consumer levels (+12 dBu) all the way to
professional (+24 dBu).
4.1 Analog Audio Std
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
+24 dBu (Default)
+18 dBu
+15 dBu
+12 dBu
Select +24 dBu as the expected analog audio level
Select +18 dBu as the expected analog audio level
Select +15 dBu as the expected analog audio level
Select +12 dBu as the expected analog audio level
Maximum amplitude (0 dBFS)
Note: audio levels are discussed at the end of Chapter 3 (“FS1 Audio Level
Choices—Pro or Consumer”).
4.2 Audio Delay (mS)
This parameter allows you to adjust the delay to compensate for video timing issues
(delay/latency). Pressing the Adjust buttons changes the delay from -16 to 256 ms
(the default is zero delay).
4.2 Audio Delay (mS)
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Variable
Adjustment range increments from -16 to 256ms
Default = 0 (synchronized to Video Out)
Note: If parameter 4.5 Audio Follow Video is set to ON, then Audio Delay
selection is independently kept for each separate input: SDI 1, SDI 2, Composite,
S-Video, and Component. If Audio Follow Video is set to OFF, then another Audio
Delay selection is used.
4.3 Embed Audio Out
This parameter allows you to enable or disable audio output. SDI Embedded Audio
output may be On, Muted (embedded silence) or turned Off (no embedded audio).
Analog and AES audio outputs are not affected by 4.3 (they’re left On).
4.3 Embed Audio Out
Parameter Adjustments:
ON (Default)
OFF
MUTE
Description of Choices
Embedded audio will be passed
Do not pass embedded audio packets to the SDI outputs.
FS1 outputs SDI embedded audio packets with silence in them.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 4.4 Sample Rate Convert
4.4 Sample Rate Convert
This parameter controls audio sample rate conversion on input audio. ON is the
default (audio is rate converted and synced with video) and OFF is a setting for use
when Dolby® 5.1 and similar schemes need to be preserved and the audio data passed
unaltered. This setting should be left ON unless both of the following are true:
1. You want to pass digital encoded audio from either embedded or AES into
embedded and/or AES out.
2. You have the embedded or AES input genlocked to the FS1 output. In other words,
the encoded audio will not survive the frame-sync function (dropping or repeating
frames) so it needs to be set to lock to the input. You can lock to a reference only if
that reference is driving both the FS1 and the upstream source of1the embedded or
AES input to the FS1.
Note: If parameter 4.5 Audio Follow Video is set to ON, then Sample Rate Convert
selection is independently kept for each separate input: SDI 1, SDI 2, Composite, SVideo, and Component. If Audio Follow Video is set to OFF, then another Sample
Rate Convert selection is used.
4.4 Sample Rate Conversion
Parameter Adjustments:
ON (Default)
OFF
Description of Choices
Normal operation. The FS1 performs audio sample rate conversion and keeps the
video and audio synchronized.
The FS1 does not sample rate convert the audio, leaving embedded audio as-is,
useful for Dolby® 5.1 embedded audio and other applications.
4.5 Audio Follow Video
This parameter determines whether audio settings are remembered for each video
input.
Audio Follow Video applies to these
parameters:
• 2.2 Audio Input
• 2.11—2.18 Audio Map
• 2.21—2.24 Audio Map (Stereo)
• 4.2 Audio Delay
• 4.4 Sample Rate Convert
• 20.0 Audio Output Levels
• 20.1—20.8 Audio Level Ch (n)
• 21.0 Audio Output Phase
• 21.1—21.8 Audio Phase Ch (n)
Note: Turning Audio Follow Video (AFV) ON
results in the loss of the above settings. When AFV is
turned ON, the source-memory settings are written
over the current settings. Turning AFV OFF again will
not restore the original settings, but instead will result
in the source-memory settings remaining in effect
until edited again.
Audio Follow Video does not apply to
these parameters:
• 4.1 Analog Audio Std
• 4.3 Embed Audio Out
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4.5 Audio Follow Video
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
OFF (Default)
ON
Normal operation. Audio settings must be made separately from any video settings;
they are not associated automatically.
The FS1 remembers the saved audio settings associated with the currently
selected input. Whenever an input is selected, the corresponding audio settings will
be recalled.
This allows you to set up specific audio settings for the different video inputs (i.e.,
perhaps the SDI 1 has a specific embedded audio channel mapping while the
component video input might always use AES audio input).
4.6 AFV Memory
Selecting this parameter and then pressing the up-arrow Adjust button saves the
current audio settings to source-memory for the currently selected video input.
5.1 Upconvert Mode
This parameter selects the type of upconversion performed on the incoming selected
SD source input.
5.1 Upconvert Mode
Parameter Adjustments:
4x3 Pillar
14x9 Pillar (Default)
Full Screen
LB to Full
Wide Zoom
Description of Choices
Results in 4x3 image in center of screen, with black sidebars
Results in 14x9 image, zoomed slightly to fill a 14x9 image with black sidebars
Anamorphic full screen display
Image is zoomed to fit the full screen (letterbox)
Using a combination of zoom and stretch, the image is sized to fit a 16x9 screen
(this can introduce a small aspect ratio change)
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 5.1 Upconvert Mode
Upconvert Illustrations—FS1
4:3 Upconverts To
These displays on 16:9
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16
Full Screen
3
9
1
4:3 Pillar
LB to Full
14:9 Pillar
Wide Zoom
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5.2 Downconvert Mode
This parameter selects the type of downconversion performed on the incoming
selected HD source input.
5.2 Downconvert Mode
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Letterbox (Default)
Crop
Anamorphic
14:9
Auto AFD
Image is reduced with black top and bottom added to image area, with the aspect
ratio preserved
Image is cropped to fit new screen size
HD image is converted to full-screen SD with a 16x9 aspect ratio (anamorphic)
Image is reduced slightly with aspect ratio preserved. Black is added top and
bottom, and the left and right sides are cropped.
Automatically selects the best downconvert mode based on the input video's Active
Format Description (AFD) code. If the input video is not carrying an AFD VANC
code, the downconverter defaults to the mode specified in parameter menu 5.5
(“Downconvert AFD Default”).
Downconvert Illustrations—FS1
16:9 Downconverts To
These displays on 4:3
16
4
Letterbox
9
3
Crop
Anamorphic
14:9
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 5.3 SD Aspect Ratio Convert
Note: Active Format Description (AFD) codes are carried in the vertical ancillary
(VANC) portion of HD SDI video signals, specified in SMPTE 2016 as follows:
“AFD information is intended to guide DTV receivers and/or intermediate
professional video equipment regarding the display of video of one aspect ratio on a
display of another aspect ratio.”
In the FS1 downconverter, the AFD code on the video input can be used to guide
the downconverter in choosing which mode to use to best display the important
content of the input 16:9 HD video on the 4:3 SD output. For example, if the
input AFD code is 10 (“Full Frame”), it means that the input video has important
picture information throughout the full 16:9 frame, so the downconverter should
use Letterbox mode to be sure none of the content is cropped off.1An AFD code of
9 (“Pillarbox”) says that the input video only has content within the center 4:3
area of the picture (usually because it originally came from an upconverted SD
signal) so the downconverter “Crop” mode would be the best choice. There are 16
possible HD AFD codes, of which 8 are in common use. The FS1 does not
process or use SD AFD codes.
FS1 AFD processing (passing, removing, and re-inserting) occurs based on the
setting of parameters 5.2, 5.5, 5.6 and 5.7.
5.3 SD Aspect Ratio Convert
This parameter selects an SD to SD Aspect Conversion mode for converting between
normal 4:3 SD video and either 16:9 Anamorphic SD video or Letterbox SD video.
(In Europe 16:9 anamorphic video is also known as “Wide screen” video.)
5.3 SD Aspect Ratio Convert
Parameter Adjustments:
Off (Default)
Letterbox
H Crop
Pillarbox
V Crop
14:9
Description of Choices
Turns aspect ratio conversion OFF
Converts 16:9 Anamorphic video to Letterbox video
Converts 16:9 Anamorphic video to 4:3 Standard video
(crops left and right edges of video)
Converts 4:3 Standard video to 16:9 Anamorphic video
Converts Letterbox video to 16:9 Anamorphic video
Converts 16:9 Anamorphic video to 14:9 Cropped video
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SD Aspect Ratio Conversion Illustrations—FS1
4:3 Converts To
These displays on 4:3
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3
Off
(no conversion)
Letterbox
H Crop
Pillarbox
V Crop
14:9
5.5 Downconvert AFD Default
This parameter selects how the FS1 will operate when parameter 5.2 “Downconvert
Mode” has been set to “Auto AFD” and no AFD codes are detected at the selected
input source (i.e., which default does it go to).
5.5 Downcvt AFD Dflt
Parameter Adjustments:
Hold Last (Default)
Letterbox
14x9
Anamorphic
Crop
Description of Choices
Use the last AFD code detected and continue to use its aspect ratio selection until
a new AFD code is detected again in the SDI meta data.
When an AFD code isn’t present, switch the downconverter mode to Letterbox.
When an AFD code isn’t present, switch the downconverter mode to 14x9.
When an AFD code isn’t present, switch the downconverter mode to Anamorphic.
When an AFD code isn’t present, switch the downconverter mode to Crop.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 5.6 AFD Out SDI 1
5.6 AFD Out SDI 1
This parameter menu determines whether the FS1 inserts a SMPTE 2016 Active
Format Descriptor (AFD) packet into the SDI 1 output video. The inserted AFD
code does not affect FS1 up/down/cross conversion, but it may affect downstream
video processing if the signal is downconverted.
Note: AFD codes are only inserted into HD video outputs.
5.6 AFD Out SDI1
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
OFF (Default)
Auto
>16:9
Full Frame
Pillarbox
Letterbox
14:9
4:3 Alt 14:9
16:9 Alt 14:9
16:9 Alt 4:3
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The FS1 does not insert an AFD code into the output. If the video input has an AFD
code and the FS1 is not Up/Down/Cross converting it, the input AFD code will be
passed through to the output.
If the FS1 is not upconverting or downconverting the input video, the input AFD
code is passed through. If there is no AFD code on the input video, a “Full Frame”
(8) code is inserted. If the FS1 is upconverting, the appropriate AFD code will be
chosen based on the upconvert mode.
The FS1 always inserts a “Box > 16:9 (center)” AFD code (4), which indicates that
the HD image has an aspect ratio greater than 16:9 as a vertically centered
letterbox within the 16:9 frame.
The FS1 always inserts a “Full Frame” AFD code (8), which indicates that the HD
image is full frame, with an aspect ratio that is 16:9.
The FS1 always inserts a “4:3 (center)” AFD code (9), which indicates that the HD
image has a 4:3 aspect ratio as a horizontally center pillarbox image within the
16:9 frame.
The FS1 always inserts a “16:9 (with complete 16:9 image protected)” AFD code
(10), which indicates that the HD image is full frame, with a 16:9 aspect ratio and
all image areas are protected.
The FS1 always inserts a “14:9 (center)” AFD code (11), which indicates that the
HD image has a 14:9 aspect ratio as a horizontally centered pillarbox within the
16:9 frame.
The FS1 always inserts a “4:3 (with alternate 14:9 center)” AFD code (13), which
indicates that the HD image has a 4:3 aspect ratio and with an alternative 14:9
centered pillarbox image within the 16:9 frame.
The FS1 always inserts a “16:9 (with alternative 14:9 center” AFD
code (14), which indicates that the HD image has a 16:9 aspect ratio with an
alternative 14:9 center within the 16:9 frame.
The FS1 always inserts a “16:9 (with alternative 4:3 center)” AFD code (15), which
indicates that the HD image has a 16:9 aspect ratio with an alternative
4:3 center within the 16:9 frame.
5.7 AFD Out SDI 2
This parameter menu determines whether the FS1 inserts a SMPTE 2016 Active
Format Descriptor (AFD) packet into the SDI 2 output video. The inserted AFD
code does not affect FS1 up/down/cross conversion, but it may affect downstream
video processing if the signal is downconverted.
Parameter selections are the same as for Parameter 5.6 (AFD Out SDI 1).
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6.1 Genlock Source
This parameter selects the source of reference video used to genlock to, either
automatically or explicitly.
6.1 Genlock Source
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Reference (Default)
Input
Free run
Use the Ref connector as the Genlock source
Use the currently selected input as the Genlock source
Free run mode (FS1 syncs to its own timebase, not locked to an external source)
6.2 Output Timing H
This parameter adjusts horizontal output timing with reference to the Ref video
already selected. When adjusting the horizontal timing (H), this parameter specifies
a number of pixels to offset, from zero to full line width.
6.2 Output Timing H
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Variable
Adjustment range increments from 0 to the width of the line in pixels. This could be
720, 1280, or 1920, depending on the format already chosen
Default: 0
Note: Independent horizontal and vertical timing values are kept for all available
output formats.
6.3 Output Timing V
This parameter adjusts vertical output timing with reference to the Ref video already
selected. When adjusting the vertical timing (V), this parameter specifies a number
of lines to offset, moving the screen up to a half a frame up or down.
6.3 Output Timing V
Parameter Adjustments:
Variable
Description of Choices
Adjustment range increments from half a frame up to a half a frame down in single
line increments (where the frame size could be 525, 625, 750, or 1125—depending
on the format already chosen).
Default: 0
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 6.4 Analog Output Fine (Horizontal
6.4 Analog Output Fine (Horizontal Timing)
Further adjusts the horizontal output timing of the analog output (only) in finer
increments than 6.2 (above)—in this case by sub-pixels. Each adjustment of this
control, from 0 to 127 adjusts the analog output timing by 1/128th of a pixel. Like
6.2, horizontal output timing is adjusted with reference to the Ref video selected.
6.4 Analog Output Fine
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Variable
Adjustment range increments from 0 to 127, with each increment moving the timing
by 1/128th of a pixel.
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Default: 0
7.1 Sidebar Keyer
This parameter turns the Sidebar Keyer on and off, plus selects its source. When
turned on, the FS1 Sidebar Keyer takes a standard definition signal from the selected
input source (parameter 2.1), upconverts it, and then adds HD Sidebars from the
source selected here in parameter 7.1.
The Sidebars keyed over the FS1’s source video (2.1) will each have a width as
specified in parameter 7.2. Sidebar video is useful when upconverting standard
definition video in 4:3 Pillar mode, as the Sidebar takes the place of the black on the
sides of the 4:3 aspect ratio picture.
The input selected here (7.1) for the Sidebar must be an HD signal, and it must be
the same format as that selected for parameter 1.1 Output Format.
Notes:
1. It is normal for SD sources used for the sidebar fill to sometimes have asymmetrical
edges (if video SD video isn’t cropped to “real video”). This can be seen in some
cases where digital video was digitized from analog.
2. Composite and S-Video inputs are not available as the Sidebar Source since they
only support SD.
The Component input may be used as a Sidebar Input source for 7.1—but only if the
main input selected by 2.1 is not Composite or S-Video. (There is only one A/D
converter in the FS1, so it cannot be used for both inputs simultaneously.)
7.1 Sidebar Keyer
Parameter Adjustments:
OFF (default)
SDI 1
SDI 2
Component
Description of Choices
Turn the Sidebar Keyer off.
Turn the Sidebar Keyer on and route the video from the SDI 1 input into it.
Turn the Sidebar Keyer on and route the video from the SDI 2 input into it.
Turn the Sidebar Keyer on and route the video from the Component analog input
into it.
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7.2 Sidebar Edge
This parameter selects the width of the Sidebar Keyer when turned on via parameter
7.1. Sidebars with the video selected in 7.1 will appear, on the right and left of the
active video input (selected in 2.1). Sidebar Edge can be set to -128 through +128.
A value of “0” produces a 4:3 center. Positive values produce wider sidebars (and a
narrower center).
Conflicts between Output Format (1.1), Sidebar input format, main input (2.1)
and its associated format can cause an Alarm condition. Likewise, selecting analog
inputs for both the main input and the sidebar input will cause an Alarm condition.
Turning Sidebar Key on while in 'Follow Input' mode will also cause an Alarm,
since the sidebar keyer requires that the main input be upconverted.
When a Sidebar-related Alarm condition appears, Sidebar Key status menus will be
displayed to help you find the cause of the conflict.
7.2 Sidebar Edge
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
NORMAL (default)
-128 to +128 (Variable)
Selects a 4:3 aspect ratio center picture (2.1 selected input source) with sidebars
keyed to fill the screen on the left and right from the Sidebar Keyer source selected
by parameter 7.1.
Using the Adjust buttons, step through and select a width value from -128 through
+128 to expand or shrink the sidebars. Selecting a larger value causes the center
picture to become narrower while the sidebars expand.
10.1 Proc Amp
This parameter turns the Proc Amp on and off.
Note: Proc Amp controls (Parameters 10.1 through 10.5) are independently kept
for each separate input: SDI 1, SDI 2, Composite, S-Video, and Component.
10.1 Proc Amp
Parameter Adjustments:
ON
OFF (default)
Description of Choices
Turn Proc Amp on.
Turn Proc Amp off.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 10.2 Proc Amp Gain
10.2 Proc Amp Gain
This parameter adjusts the video gain from black to 1.5 times luma in steps of .01,
each time an Adjust button is pressed.
10.2 Proc Amp Gain
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Variable
Adjustment range increments from zero to 1.5 in .01 steps.
Default (unity): 1.0
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10.3 Proc Amp Black
This parameter adjusts the video black level from -20 IRE to +20 IRE in .5 steps, each
time an Adjust button is pressed.
10.3 Proc Amp Black
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Variable
Adjustment range increments from -20 IRE to +20 IRE in .5 steps.
Default (unity): 0 IRE
10.4 Proc Amp Hue
This parameter adjusts the video color hue through 360 degrees (color wheel). Steps
increment/decrement 1 degree each time an Adjust button is pressed.
10.4 Proc Amp Hue
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Variable
Adjustment range increments from -180 to +180 in steps of 1 degree.
Default (unity): 0 degrees
10.5 Proc Amp SAT
This parameter adjusts the video color saturation from black & white to 1.5 times
chroma in steps of .01, each time an Adjust button is pressed.
10.5 Proc Amp SAT
Parameter Adjustments:
Variable
Description of Choices
Adjustment range increments from 0 (black and white) to 1.5 (Chroma) in steps of
.01.
Default: 1.0
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20.0 Audio Output Levels
This parameter enables or disables individual audio output level adjustment of the
eight FS1 audio output channels. When Adjust is selected, parameters 20.1 through
20.8 are then used to select the output levels for each separate channel.
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20.0 Audio Output Level
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Unity (default)
Adjust
Disable audio output level adjustments.
Enable audio output level adjustments for the eight audio channels.
Note: If parameter 4.5 Audio Follow Video is set to ON, then Audio Output Levels
selection is independently kept for each separate input: SDI 1, SDI 2, Composite,
S-Video, and Component. If Audio Follow Video is set to OFF, then another Audio
Output Levels selection is used. This note applies to Parameters 20.0 through 20.8.
20.1 Audio Level Ch1
This parameter adjusts the audio level of audio channel 1 ± 18dB in steps of 0.5 dB.
20.1 Audio Level Ch1
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Variable
Adjustment of audio level ±
18dB range in steps of .5dB.
Default: +0dB
Note: If parameter 4.5 Audio Follow Video is set to ON, then Audio Level Ch1
selection is independently kept for each separate input: SDI 1, SDI 2, Composite,
S-Video, and Component. If Audio Follow Video is set to OFF, then another Audio
Level Ch1 selection is used. This note applies to Parameters 20.1 through 20.8.
20.2 Audio Level Ch2
This parameter adjusts the audio level of audio channel 2 ± 18dB in steps of 0.5 dB.
Parameter adjustments are the same as for 20.1.
20.3 Audio Level Ch3
This parameter adjusts the audio level of audio channel 3 ± 18dB in steps of 0.5 dB.
Parameter adjustments are the same as for 20.1.
20.4 Audio Level Ch4
This parameter adjusts the audio level of audio channel 4 ± 18dB in steps of 0.5 dB.
Parameter adjustments are the same as for 20.1.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 20.5 Audio Level Ch5
20.5 Audio Level Ch5
This parameter adjusts the audio level of audio channel 5 ± 18dB in steps of 0.5 dB.
Parameter adjustments are the same as for 20.1.
20.6 Audio Level Ch6
This parameter adjusts the audio level of audio channel 6 ± 18dB in steps of 0.5 dB.
Parameter adjustments are the same as for 20.1.
20.7 Audio Level Ch7
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This parameter adjusts the audio level of audio channel 7 ± 18dB in steps of 0.5 dB.
Parameter adjustments are the same as for 20.1.
20.8 Audio Level Ch8
This parameter adjusts the audio level of audio channel 8 ± 18dB in steps of 0.5 dB.
Parameter adjustments are the same as for 20.1.
21.0 Audio Output Phase
This parameter enables or disables individual audio phase adjustment of the eight FS1
audio output channels. When Adjust is selected, parameters 21.1 through 21.8 are
then used to adjust phase for the eight channels.
21.0 Audio Output Phase
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Normal (default)
Adjust
Disable audio phase adjustments.
Enable audio phase adjustments for the eight audio channels.
Note: If parameter 4.5 Audio Follow Video is set to ON, then Audio Output Phase
selection is independently kept for each separate input: SDI 1, SDI 2, Composite, SVideo, and Component. If Audio Follow Video is set to OFF, then another Audio
Output Phase selection is used. This note applies to Parameters 21.0 through 21.8.
21.1 Audio Phase Ch1
This parameter selects whether audio phase is normal (same as passed from the input)
or inverted on channel 1.
21.1 Audio Phase Ch1
Parameter Adjustments:
Normal (default)
Invert
Description of Choices
Phase is unaltered as it passes from the input to the output.
Phase is inverted as it passes from the input to output. (This may be useful to
correct analog audio signals that are incorrectly wired, placing audio out of phase at
input.)
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Note: If parameter 4.5 Audio Follow Video is set to ON, then Audio Phase Ch1
selection is independently kept for each separate input: SDI 1, SDI 2, Composite,
S-Video, and Component. If Audio Follow Video is set to OFF, then another Audio
Phase Ch1 selection is used. This note applies to Parameters 21.1 through 21.8.
21.2 Audio Phase Ch2
This parameter selects whether audio phase is normal (same as passed from the
input) or inverted on channel 2. Parameter adjustments are the same as 21.1.
21.3 Audio Phase Ch3
This parameter selects whether audio phase is normal (same as passed from the
input) or inverted on channel 3. Parameter adjustments are the same as 21.1.
21.4 Audio Phase Ch4
This parameter selects whether audio phase is normal (same as passed from the
input) or inverted on channel 4. Parameter adjustments are the same as 21.1.
21.5 Audio Phase Ch5
This parameter selects whether audio phase is normal (same as passed from the
input) or inverted on channel 5. Parameter adjustments are the same as 21.1.
21.6 Audio Phase Ch6
This parameter selects whether audio phase is normal (same as passed from the
input) or inverted on channel 6. Parameter adjustments are the same as 21.1.
21.7 Audio Phase Ch7
This parameter selects whether audio phase is normal (same as passed from the
input) or inverted on channel 7. Parameter adjustments are the same as 21.1.
21.8 Audio Phase Ch8
This parameter selects whether audio phase is normal (same as passed from the
input) or inverted on channel 8. Parameter adjustments are the same as 21.1.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 30.1 Closed Captioning Translator
30.1 Closed Captioning Translator
30.1 Caption Xlator
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
ON
When set to ON and using the UpConverter, the FS1 will automatically translate
incoming line 21 captions to CEA-708 format and insert the VANC packets into the
converted HD video stream. This is a complete translation from CEA-608 format to
CEA-708 format (including the embedded SD captions).
When set to ON and using the Downconverters, the FS1 will automatically intercept
and reformat the SD caption data in the incoming CEA-708 VANC1packets, and
output it on line 21 of the standard definition outputs.
OFF (Default)
When OFF, translation is not performed.
In Standard Definition (525i59.94) video, closed captioning data is encoded and sent
on line 21 of both fields, using a format defined by the Consumer Electronics
Association standard, CEA-608. This is traditionally called “line 21", “SD”, or “608”
captioning, and is used for analog composite, analog component, and serial digital
(SDI) video.
In High Definition video, closed captioning is encoded and sent as Vertical Ancillary
(VANC) packets in SDI video, using a format defined by the Consumer Electronics
Association standard CEA-708 (there is no equivalent for analog HD video).
This is traditionally called “HD”, “DTV”, or “708” captioning. The data formatting
and encoding for 708 captions is very different from the data contained in 608 (SD)
captioning, reflecting the added features and capabilities available with CEA-708
standard.
The FS1 UpConverter automatically translates incoming line 21 captions to CEA708 format and inserts the VANC packets into the converted HD video stream. This
is a complete translation from CEA-608 format to CEA-708 format (including the
embedded SD captions).
The FS1 DownConverters automatically intercept and reformat the SD caption data
in the incoming CEA-708 VANC packets, and outputs it on line 21 of the standard
definition outputs.
To pass closed captioning data to the outputs, parameter 31.1 must also be set to
“Pass.” The FS1 CrossConverters will reformat and pass any incoming CEA-708
VANC packets for the output frame rate.
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FS1 Captioning Conversion
Output
Input
SD 525i59.94
HD 720p59.94
HD1080i59.94
HD1080pSF23.98
HD
720p59.94
HD
1080i59.94
2
4
5
-
1
3
3
3
Output
Input
SD 625i50
HD 720p50
HD1080i50
SD
525i59.94
HD
1080pSF23.98
2
5
4
-
SD
625i50
HD
720p50
HD
1080i50
-
-
-
n/a
n/a
n/a
4
Key
12345-
Line 21 (CEA-608) passthrough
Line 21 (CEA-608) to SMPTE-334 (CEA-708) upconversion
SMPTE-334 (CEA-708) to Line 21 (CEA-608) downconversion
SMPTE-334 (CEA-708) passthrough
SMPTE-334 (CEA-708) reframing for change in frame rate
31.1 Upconvert Line 21
31.1 Upconvert Line 21
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Blank (Default)
Pass
Auto blank
In UpConvert or SD Aspect Ratio Convert modes, this setting blanks input video
Line 21 before conversion. This is used to blank Line 21 caption data.
Passes input video Line 21 to the converter and to the outputs.
The FS1 looks for Line 21 caption data on the video input. If present, Line 21 is
blanked before video conversion occurs. If no caption data is found, Line 21 passes
to the converter.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 35.1 Remote Control
35.1 Remote Control
This parameter determines how the FS1 panel responds to controls locally from the
front panel and from a network attached computer and web browser (or both). The
selected mode is clearly indicated by the color of the Remote button. (Note: the Remote
button and other front panel buttons and indicators are described in Chapter2.)
35.1 Remote Control
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
LOCAL + REMOTE (Default)
REMOTE ONLY
LOCAL ONLY
Allow FS1 control from the front panel, a remote control panel, or a
network-attached browser. Selection lights the Remote button white.
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Allow FS1 control only from a network attached browser or remote control panel.
Selection lights the Remote button red.
Allow FS1 control only from the front panel (browsers cannot change parameters)
Selection lights the Remote button green.
35.2 Authentication
This parameter determines whether password authentication is presented in order to
make FS1 changes.
35.2 Authentication
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Disabled (Default)
Basic
No authentication
User's browser prompts for a username/password for access to the FS1
Notes:
1. AJA recommends using the Disabled setting, unless it is absolutely necessary to use
the “Basic” setting, since the authentication used is only as good as the underlying
network security. This is due to the password being sent across the network in clear
text. Security follows the “Basic” authentication defined in RFC2617, which can be
read here: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2617.txt
2. The default value is Disabled. It will be reset by a two-button hold down factory
reset, which will change this parameter back to Disabled; the single UP button
factory reset will not (see parameter 99.0 for information).
3. Changing Authentication to Disabled will also reset the System Password
parameter to the default password, which is “password”.
4. If you select Basic without first setting the password (via web), the default
password will be used. See parameter 123.2.
5. After changing this parameter to Basic, your browser will prompt for a username/
password for all access to the FS1. The FS1 ignores any supplied username. Only
the password will be used during authentication. If prompted for a password more
than once, please re-enter the proper password each time you are asked.
6. In the web browser, changing this parameter will show/hide the controls for setting
the password.
7. You may be prompted for a password before you are able to set a new password. In
this case, you need to enter the default password. (This happens because enabling
the feature enables it with the default password already set to “password” and all
traffic to/from the FS1 needs to be authenticated once this happens.)
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36.1 GPI IN 1 Response
Setting of this parameter determines what happens when a GPI trigger is received at
the FS1s first GPI input (pin #1 on DE-9).
36.1 GPI IN 1 Response
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
No Action (Default)
Freeze
SDI1 In
SDI2 In
Composite In
S-Video In
Component In
Selections below will occur when a GPI trigger is received at pin#1 and the
corresponding parameter response is chosen (left column)
FS1 performs no action if a GPI trigger is received at pin#1
FS1 freezes the current video frame at its outputs if a GPI trigger is received at
pin#1. The freezing of the frame will stop when the GPI trigger is released
FS1 selects SDI1 as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#1
FS1 selects SDI2 as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#1
FS1 selects Composite In as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#1
FS1 selects S-Video In as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#1
FS1 selects Component In as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#1
When either SDI1 In, SDI2 In, Composite In, S-Video In, or Component In are
selected, the input video source selected will remain selected even after the GPI
trigger is released (deactivated).
UC 14x9 Pillar
UC Fullscrn
UC LB to Full
UC Wide Zoom
UC 4x3 Pillar
DC Letterbox
DC Crop
DC Anamorph
DC 14x9
DC Auto AFD
ARC Off
ARC Lettrbox
ARC H Crop
ARC Pillarbox
ARC V Crop
ARC 14x9
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source to 14x9 pillarbox (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source to Full screen (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source from letterbox to Full (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source to a wide zoom (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source to 4x3 pillarbox (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 downconverts HD source to letterbox picture (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 downconverts HD source to cropped 4x3 picture (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 downconverts HD source to anamorphic picture (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 downconverts HD source to 14x9 picture (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 downconverts HD source, selecting the best downconvert mode based on the
input video's Active Format Description (AFD) code (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 SD to SD aspect ration conversion is turned off (see parameter 5.3)
Converts 16:9 Anamorphic video to Letterbox video (see parameter 5.3)
Converts 16:9 Anamorphic video to 4:3 Standard video
(crops left and right edges of video—see parameter 5.3)
Converts 4:3 Standard video to 16:9 Anamorphic video (see parameter 5.3)
Converts Letterbox video to 16:9 Anamorphic video (see parameter 5.3)
Converts 16:9 Anamorphic video to 14:9 Cropped video (see parameter 5.3)
Note: A GPI Trigger is defined as a TTL low voltage level (0 to 0.8V with respect
to its isolated ground pin). GPI interface pinout and specifications are discussed in
Appendix B at the back of this manual.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 36.2 GPI IN 2 Response
36.2 GPI IN 2 Response
Setting of this parameter determines what happens when a GPI trigger is received at
the FS1s second GPI input (pin #2 on DE-9).
36.2 GPI IN 2 Response
Parameter Adjustments:
No Action (Default)
Freeze
SDI1 In
SDI2 In
Composite In
S-Video In
Component In
Description of Choices
Selections below will occur when a GPI trigger is received at pin#2 and the
corresponding parameter response is chosen (left column)
FS1 performs no action if a GPI trigger is received at pin#2
FS1 freezes the current video frame at its outputs if a GPI trigger is received at
pin#2. The freezing of the frame will stop when the GPI trigger 1
is released
FS1 selects SDI1 as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#2
FS1 selects SDI2 as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#2
FS1 selects Composite In as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#2
FS1 selects S-Video In as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#2
FS1 selects Component In as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#2
When either SDI1 In, SDI2 In, Composite In, S-Video In, or Component In are
selected, the input video source selected will remain selected even after the GPI
trigger is released (deactivated).
UC 14x9 Pillar
UC Fullscrn
UC LB to Full
UC Wide Zoom
UC 4x3 Pillar
DC Letterbox
DC Crop
DC Anamorph
DC 14x9
DC Auto AFD
ARC Off
ARC Lettrbox
ARC H Crop
ARC Pillarbox
ARC V Crop
ARC 14x9
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source to 14x9 pillarbox (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source to Full screen (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source from letterbox to Full (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source to a wide zoom (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source to 4x3 pillarbox (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 downconverts HD source to letterbox picture (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 downconverts HD source to cropped 4x3 picture (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 downconverts HD source to anamorphic picture (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 downconverts HD source to 14x9 picture (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 downconverts HD source, selecting the best downconvert mode based on the
input video's Active Format Description (AFD) code (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 SD to SD aspect ration conversion is turned off (see parameter 5.3)
Converts 16:9 Anamorphic video to Letterbox video (see parameter 5.3)
Converts 16:9 Anamorphic video to 4:3 Standard video
(crops left and right edges of video—see parameter 5.3)
Converts 4:3 Standard video to 16:9 Anamorphic video (see parameter 5.3)
Converts Letterbox video to 16:9 Anamorphic video (see parameter 5.3)
Converts 16:9 Anamorphic video to 14:9 Cropped video (see parameter 5.3)
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37.1 GPI 1 OUT
Setting of this parameter determines what (if any) FS1 event will generate a GPI
trigger output at GPI 1, pin #3 on DE-9.
37.1 GPI 1 OUT
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
No Action (Default)
Alarm
No Video
No Ref
FS1 will not trigger a GPI 1 output trigger regardless of event
FS1 will generate a GPI 1 output trigger on pin#3 if an internal alarm condition
occurs
FS1 will generate a GPI 1 output trigger on pin#3 if no video is detected at its
selected input
FS1 will generate a GPI 1 output trigger on pin#3 if no video is detected at its
Ref video input
37.2 GPI 2 OUT
Setting of this parameter determines what (if any) FS1 event will generate a GPI
trigger output at GPI 2, pin #4 on DE-9.
39.1 GPI 2 OUT
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
No Action (Default)
Alarm
No Video
No Ref
FS1 will not trigger a GPI 2 output trigger regardless of event
FS1 will generate a GPI 2 output trigger on pin#4 if an internal alarm condition
occurs
FS1 will generate a GPI 2 output trigger on pin#4 if no video is detected at its
selected input
FS1 will generate a GPI 2 output trigger on pin#4 if no video is detected at its
Ref video input
40.1 Freeze Output
This parameter tells the FS1 to freeze the current video frame on all outputs. This
may be useful for either testing or in case of loss of the input source.
40.1 Freeze Output
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
OFF (Default)
ON
Normal operation. The FS1 outputs video from the input.
The FS1 captures and freezes the most current video frame and displays it on the
outputs as long as this parameter is set to ON.
Note: The freeze feature can be controlled not only by the front-panel and Web
browser interface, but also by GPI. When GPI is causing the freeze condition, the
AUX lamp will be lit on the front-panel.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 50.1 IP Config
50.1 IP Config
This parameter determines the type of TCP/IP network configuration used by the
FS1. (Networking is discussed in Chapter 3, Installation, topic “Network Connection.”
Note: With parameters 50.1, 50.2 and 50.3, there is no timeout when editing—
changes made while in these menus will be saved and activated when the menu is
exited.
50.1 IP Config
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
DHCP (Default)
Static Addr
Default Addr
1
Select automatic IP address assignment from DHCP server on LAN.
Note: if the FS1 cannot find a DHCP server to communicate with, it will fail-over to
the static IP address.
Assign a static IP address manually (parameters 50.2, 50.3, and 50.4 will have to
be entered to accomplish this).
Use the factory default static IP address: 10.65.74.65
50.2 IP Address
This parameter determines the static IP address used by the FS1 for TCP/IP
networking. (Networking is discussed in Chapter 3, “Network Connection.”
50.2 IP Address
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
variable
Using the adjust buttons, enter an IP address compatible with your LAN (if you have
one). If direct connecting to a computer, enter a legal IP address that you’ll also
enter in the computer’s web browser. This is only needed for Static IP
configurations.
If 50.1 is set to DHCP and there is a DHCP failure, then the IP address is set to
the static IP address. If 50.1 is set to Default Addr, the default static IP address is:
10.65.74.65
Note: For parameters 50.2, 50.3, and 50.4, you will be setting IP addresses that
consist of “octets” separated by a period (i.e., 90.0.181.0). When editing these, the
Select button selects the octet and then the Adjust buttons select the desired number.
Pressing Select Up again advances to the next octet. At the final octet, the address will
flash—pressing Select Up at that point confirms the setting.
When these parameters are edited, you can abort the editing process by backing out
(press the Select down arrow button repeatedly until the edit passes the first octet).
You’ll notice that after completing the edit on the last octet, the display will blink—
this is an indication that the edited IP address is about to be saved. You can save the
edited IP address (press the Select arrow up to save) or choose not to save by pressing
the Select arrow down button.
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50.3 Subnet Mask
This parameter determines the subnet mask used by the FS1 for TCP/IP
networking. (Networking is discussed in Chapter 3, “Network Connection.”
50.3 Subnet Mask
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
variable
Using the adjust buttons, enter a subnet mask compatible with your LAN (if you
have one). This is only needed for Static IP configurations.
If 50.1 is set to DHCP, the Subnet Mask is set by the DHCP server and cannot be
changed by the user.
If 50.1 is set to Default Addr, the default Subnet Mask is: 255.0.0.0
Please read the “Note” about editing IP addresses in parameter 50.2 as it also applies
to parameters 50.3 and 50.4.
50.4 Default Gateway
This parameter determines the gateway or router used on your LAN for TCP/IP
networking. (Networking is discussed in Chapter 3, “Network Connection.”
Note: Without a properly configured default gateway (whether you have a router/
gateway or not), the FS1 will be unable to see other FS1s on the network, although
you may still be able to control this FS1 via a web browser. Also, without a proper
gateway defined, the discovery feature “Available FS1s—Click to Refresh” on the
Network web page will not work correctly and list other FS1s on the network.
50.4 Default Gateway
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
variable
Using the adjust buttons, enter the IP address for your LAN’s gateway/router (if you
have one).
Default: 192.168.0.1
Please read the “Note” about editing IP addresses in parameter 50.2 as it also applies
to parameters 50.3 and 50.4.
50.5 System Name
This parameter defines a name for the FS1 and gives it a unique identifier. This
same name is used both when displaying systems via the web interface and for
display on the FS1’s screen saver (if System name is chosen in Parameter 70.1 Screen
Saver).
To eliminate trailing characters in order to shorten an existing system name,
overwrite them with '-', then press the top Select button twice to save the changes
and exit. Hit bottom Select button to go back to the system name to verify your
entry. Spaces may not be entered in the system name via the front panel. If spaces in
the system name are required, the name must be entered from the Web browser.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 50.6 MAC Address
50.5 System Name
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
variable
Using the adjust buttons, enter a name for the FS1. Using the adjust buttons and
the top Select button, select the characters for each of the up to 20-character name.
The adjust buttons scroll through the choices and the top Select button advances to
the next character. While selecting characters, the character being changed will
flash to show its position. The character set allowed is: '-', '.', A through Z
(uppercase) and a through z (lowercase).
Default: aja-fs1
50.6 MAC Address
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Selecting this parameter allows you to view the FS1 MAC address. The MAC address
is a unique value associated with the FS1’s internal network adapter. MAC addresses
are also known as hardware addresses or physical addresses. MAC addresses uniquely
identify an ethernet adapter on a LAN.
MAC address format: MM:MM:MM:SS:SS:SS
The value is 12-digit hexadecimal, where the first half identifies the manufacturer and
the second half identifies the unique serial number.
51.1 SNMP Enable
This parameter turns ON and OFF all SNMP messaging between the FS1 and an
external client. Refer to Chapter 6 for a description of SNMP and how the FS1
supports it.
When SNMP is enabled, one or more of 4 alarms may be sent by the FS1 as a trap
message:
Power supply failure or disconnection: fs1PSAlarm (see parameter 60.1)
Reference video: fs1REFAlarm (see parameter 60.3)
Format: fs1FMTAlarm (see parameter 60.2)
Temperature of FS1 is over limit (internally): fs1OVRAlarm
51.1 SNMP Enable
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Disable (Default)
Enable 1
Enable Both
When set to Disable, the FS1 will not issue SNMP trap messages.
When set to Enable 1, the FS1 issues SNMP trap messages to Trap Destination 1
(parameter 51.2) and as defined in the MIB.
When set to Enable Both, the FS1 issues SNMP trap messages to Trap Destination
1 and 2 (parameters 51.2 and 51.4) and as defined in the MIB.
Note: With SNMP parameters 51.1 through 51.6, there is no timeout when
editing—changes made while in these menus will be saved and activated when the
menu is exited. For example, changing from Disable to Enable 1 does not turn SNMP
on. You must exit the 51.1 SNMP Enable parameter menu in order to turn SNMP
on.
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51.2 SNMP Trap Destination 1
This parameter determines the SNMP destination IP address where trap messages
issued by the FS1 will be sent.
51.2 SNMP Trap Dest 1
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
variable
Using the adjust buttons, enter the IP address of the destination where SNMP
command messages (called “traps”) will be sent. This is usually an SNMP client
somewhere on your LAN.
Default: 192.168.0.3
When the SNMP Trap Destination IP addresses are edited, you can abort the
editing process by backing out (press the Select down arrow button repeatedly until
the edit passes the first octet). You’ll notice that after completing the edit on the last
octet, the display will blink—this is an indication that the edited IP address is about
to be saved. You can save the edited IP address (press the Select arrow up to save) or
choose note to save by pressing the Select arrow down button.
51.3 SNMP Trap Port 1
This parameter determines the SNMP Port used for sending destination #1 trap
messages. UDP port 162 is the default used for SNMP trap messages. However, if
this port is being used by another protocol or service, you can change the setting by
modifying this parameter.
51.3 SNMP Trap Port 1
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
variable
Using the adjust buttons, select a UDP port for sending FS1 trap messages.
Default: 162
Note: The SNMP Trap Port number does not blink when changed (as does the
Trap Destination IP address); if you change the Port number and exit the parameter
(moving to another parameter), the port will change immediately as edited.
51.4 SNMP Trap Destination 2
This parameter determines the secondary SNMP destination IP address where trap
messages issued by the FS1 will be sent (if desired).
51.4 SNMP Trap Dest 2
Parameter Adjustments:
variable
Description of Choices
Using the adjust buttons, enter the IP address of the destination where SNMP
command messages (called “traps”) will be sent. This is usually an SNMP client
somewhere on your LAN.
Default: 192.168.0.3
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 51.5 SNMP Trap Port 2
When the SNMP Trap Destination IP addresses are edited, you can abort the editing
process by backing out (press the Select down arrow button repeatedly until the edit
passes the first octet). You’ll notice that after completing the edit on the last octet, the
display will blink—this is an indication that the edited IP address is about to be saved.
You can save the edited IP address (press the Select arrow up to save) or choose note to
save by pressing the Select arrow down button.
51.5 SNMP Trap Port 2
This parameter determines the SNMP Port used for sending destination #2 trap
messages. UDP port 162 is the default used for SNMP trap messages. However, if this
port is being used by another protocol or service, you can change the1 setting by
modifying this parameter.
51.5 SNMP Trap Port 2
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
variable
Using the adjust buttons, select a UDP port for sending FS1 trap messages.
Default: 162
Note: The SNMP Trap Port number does not blink when changed (as does the Trap
Destination IP address); if you change the Port number and exit the parameter
(moving to another parameter), the port will change immediately as edited.
60.1 Power Supply Alarm
This parameter controls how the FS1 alarm responds to power supply failures. The
default (“Normal”) is that the alarm will be triggered anytime either of the internal
power supplies experiences a failure or is disconnected from a power source (becomes
unplugged). If the FS1 will only be connected to one power cord, then you’ll want to
suppress this alarm.
60.1 Pwr Supply Alarm
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Normal (default)
Suppress
Alarm triggers if either internal power supply experiences a failure or is
disconnected from mains power.
Alarm will not be triggered by a power supply failure or disconnection from power.
60.2 Format Alarm
When set to Normal (default), an alarm will be triggered whenever the format of the
selected input video signal is incompatible with the selected output format (refer to
the matrix of inputs and compatibilities presented in Chapter 2). If you want the FS1
alarm to only trigger on hardware failures, then suppress the format alarm.
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60.2 Format Alarm
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Normal (default)
Alarm triggers if the format of the selected input video signal is incompatible with
the selected output format.
Suppress
Alarm will not be triggered by a format incompatibility.
60.3 Reference Alarm
This parameter controls how the FS1 responds to various reference video signal
conditions. When set to Normal, the alarm will trigger when:
1. the reference signal is incompatible with the selected output format or is not
detected at all.
2. the reference signal is required, due either to 1.1 Output format set to “Follow
Ref” or 6.1 Genlock Source set to “Reference.”
If you want the FS1 alarm to only trigger on hardware failures, then suppress the
format alarm.
60.3 Reference Alarm
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Normal (default)
Suppress
Alarm triggers if either internal power supply experiences a failure or is
disconnected from mains power.
Alarm will not be triggered by a power supply failure or disconnection from power.
70.1 Screen Saver
When set to “AJA Logo”, a rolling AJA logo screen saver will appear on the
alphanumeric display after 60 minutes of inactivity—defined as no button presses
on the front panel. If disabled, then the display just becomes dim. When the Screen
saver is on, the STATUS button will return the display to the last Status display, or
any Select or Adjust button will return the display to the last Parameter menu.
70.1 Screen Saver
Parameter Adjustments:
AJA Logo (Default)
System Name
Disabled
Description of Choices
Display horizontally rolling AJA logo after 60 minutes of button inactivity
Display the FS1 system name (defined in parameter 50.5).
Dim display after 60 minutes of button inactivity
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — 70.2 Display Intensity
70.2 Display Intensity
This parameter determines the brightness of the alphanumeric display and front panel
LEDs.
70.2 Display Intensity
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
variable
Using the adjust buttons, you can dim or brighten the alphanumeric display and
activity indicator LEDs in steps from 1 (dim) to 8 (brightest)
Default: 6
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80.1 Serial Number
This parameter displays the FS1’s unique serial number.
80.2 Software Version
This parameter displays the FS1’s software version level.
99.0 Factory Settings
Selecting this parameter and then pressing the Adjust (up) button recalls the FS1’s
factory default settings.
Caution: Selecting this parameter and recalling factory defaults will overwrite the
current settings (with the exception of network settings and password, which are
retained).
Recalling factory defaults does not affect these network settings: IP Config, IP
Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, or the Password. To clear network settings
and password and recall factory defaults, hold down both the Adjust (up) and Adjust
(down) buttons at the same time.
Note: To set a single parameter to its factory default value, go to that Parameter's
“Adjust” menu, and hold down both the Adjust (up) and Adjust (down) buttons at
the same time.
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Chapter 5:
Browser Remote Control
Remote FS1 Control Via a Web Browser
An optimized web server inside the FS1 allows you to remotely monitor and adjust
parameter settings via a network-attached computer running a web-browser. The
network can be a closed local area network, a straight computer-to-FS1 cable, or
even exposed through a firewall to a broadband WAN (not generally recommended
since anyone on the internet can then access the FS1). The LAN connection on the
FS1 uses a standard RJ45 connector, but internally it’s intelligent and communicates
via standard “straight-through” CAT 5 ethernet cables or null-modem (cross-over)
cables without any configuration or strapping required.
Note: Firefox and Internet Explorer 7 are supported as web browsers for FS1
control. Other browser software may work, but AJA cannot guarantee operation.
To access the FS1, simply enter its URL in the web browser. The URL will be the IP
address defined in the FS1’s Network parameter menus (50.2—please note also that
50.1 through 50.4 must all be configured correctly to access the FS1 on your
network). If the FS1 is using DHCP (the default), the IP address can be found by
pressing the Status button on the FS1 front panel repeatedly until the Network
Status display is shown or by going to parameter 50.2 and reading it there. When
the FS1 is shipped from the AJA factory, the FS1 defaults to DHCP operation.
If 50.1 is set to DHCP, and the DHCP server on the network fails to grant an IP
address, then the FS1 will fall back to the IP address set in STATIC ADDR (50.2).
If 50.1 is set to Default Addr, the factory default static IP address is: 10.65.74.65.
So, if 50.1 is set to Default Addr, you would type the following in the web browser:
http://10.65.74.65 to see the FS1 web interface Main Status screen.
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FS1 Web Interface, Main Status Screen
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General Screen
Information
All FS1 web screens have certain areas in common. On the left of each screen is a
navigational list of the available FS1 screens. Click any of these items to jump to that
screen. At the top of each screen you’ll also find a heading showing the connection status
and IP address in addition the FS1’s serial number and software version. This latter
information is useful if you ever have to call AJA Technical Support to discuss a problem
or get help. In the middle of each screen there menu choices and information pertaining
to the subject matter of that screen (i.e., the “Audio and Video I/O” screen has choices
about audio and video).
FS1 web screens closely mirror the parameter menus displayed on its front panel. In
each of the screens presented on the following pages, we’ll list the parameter menu
numbers that are related. Also, to make things easier for you to reference, we’ll list the
definitions redundantly here so you don’t have to flip back and forth between chapters.
FS1 S/N, software version, and connection status
List of FS1 Screens:
Click one to Display
that Screen
Pull-down menu choices
FS1 Web Interface, Main Status Screen
Controlling
Multiple FS1s
From the Network screen, you can at-a-glance see all of the FS1 devices present on the
same local LAN as the current FS1 you are controlling. At the bottom of the screen
under “Available FS1s—Click to Refresh”, the system names of all FS1s on the LAN are
listed. Clicking on any of these will bring up the Status screen of that FS1. Note: the
FS1 you control may be running a different software version so screens may look
different. As a rule, it’s wise to have all your FS1 devices running the most current
software and the same version. Also, you must have a properly configured default
gateway to see the FS1s.
Note: If the Default Gateway (parameter 50.4) is not configured properly, other FS1s
will not be visible here. If it displays “No FS1’s found” then check the gateway setting.
FS1 Installation and Operation Manual — Remote FS1 Control Via a Web
Resetting
Values To
Factory
Settings
FS1 web browser screens feature many user controls that can be reset to factory values by
simply “right-clicking” on the control, whether it be a drop-down menu or adjustable
“spinner” control. When right-clicking a control, the browser will display a Reset to Factory
message that will cause the parameter to be reset.
Note: This only works with computers that allow right-clicking. Some models/brands of
computers and laptops may not permit this operation.
To perform a global reset of the FS1 to factory settings, go to the Miscellaneous screen
and click on the button at bottom labelled Reset all FS1 parameters to Factory Values. (This
functions the same as the FS1 front panel parameter 99.0—another way to reset to factory
values.)
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Audio and
Video I/O
Screen
FS1 Web Interface, Audio and Video I/O Screen
Input Format—Information only field that displays the format the FS1 has detected at the
selected input.
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Output Format (1.1)
Follow Input (default)
Follow Ref
SD <sd_rate>
HD 720p <hd_rate1>
HD 1080i <hd_rate1>
HD 1080psf <hd_rate2>
Output follows the format of the selected input
Output follows the format of the reference video input (Ref)
Output is standard definition (available SD rates are listed choices)
Output is HD 720p (available rates are listed choices)
Output is HD 1080i (available rates are listed choices)
Output is HD 1080psf (available rates are listed choices)
Video In (2.1)
SDI 1 (default)
SDI 2
Composite
S-Video
Component
Select SDI 1 connector as the input source
Select SDI 2 connector as the input source
Select the Composite connector as the input source
Select the S-Video connector as the input source
Select the Component connector as the input source
NTSC Standard (3.4)
NTSC (default)
NTSC Japan
Select NTSC for US NTSC standard
Select NTSC Japan for NTSC standard
Audio In (2.2)
Embed Auto
(Follows Video Input select)
Embed SDI 1
Embed SDI 2
AES unbal (default)
Analog
Use the embedded audio from the currently selected Video Input (SDI 1 or 2) as the
input source. (This defaults to SDI 1 if Video In is not SDI.)
Use the embedded audio from the SDI 1 connector as the input source
Use the embedded audio from the SDI 2 connector as the input source
Select the AES/EBU digital audio connectors (8-ch) as the audio input source
Select the Analog audio connector (DB25, 8-ch) as the audio input source
Frame Rate (3.3)
59.94/23.98 (default)
60/24
50/25
Select the “59.94/23.98” item if your desired rate is either 59.94 or 23.98
Select the “60/24” item if your desired rate is either 60 or 24
Select the “50/25” item if your desired rate is either 50 or 25 (PAL)
Component In (3.1)
Beta YPbPr
SMPTE YPbPr (default)
Configure the Component video input source as Beta YPbPr (Standard Definition)
(If the selected Component video source is HD, this will default to SMPTE YPbPr)
Configure the Component video input source as SMPTE YPbPr
Component Out (3.2) Signal Type
Beta YPbPr
SMPTE YPbPr (default)
RGB
Configure the Component video output as Beta YPbPr (Standard Definition)
(If the Component video is HD, this will default to SMPTE YPbPr)
Configure the Component video output as SMPTE YPbPr
Configure the Component video output as RGB
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Analog Audio Standard (4.1)
+24 dBu (default)
+18 dBu
+15 dBu
+12 dBu
Select +24 dBu as the analog audio level
Select +18 dBu as the analog audio level
Select +15 dBu as the analog audio level
Select +12 dBu as the analog audio level
Maximum amplitude (0 dBFS)
Embed Audio Out (4.3)
ON (default)
OFF
MUTE
Embedded audio will be passed
Do not pass embedded audio packets to the SDI outputs.
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Freeze Output (40.1)
OFF (default)
ON
Normal operation. The FS1 outputs video from the input.
The FS1 captures and freezes the most current video frame and displays it on the outputs as
long as this parameter is set to ON.
SDI 2 Output (1.2)
Normal (default)
Bypass
Standard Def
SDI 2 output follows the 1.1 Output Format parameter selection (both SDI 1 & 2 are the
same)
SDI 2 output follows the format of the selected input
The output from downconverter 2 (see block diagram in Chapter 1) is always standard
definition.
Component Output (1.3)
Normal (default)
Bypass
Standard Def
Component output follows the 1.1 Output Format parameter selection
Component output follows the format of the selected input
Note: Bypass mode does not work when the input is 1080pSF24 and output is 1080i60 (3:2)
pulldown mode.
Note 2: the signal type of the component output is defined in another selection “Component
Out” above in the screen (also parameter 3.2 from the parameter display)
The output from downconverter 2 (see block diagram in Chapter 1) is always standard
definition.
Audio Follow Video (4.5)—This parameter determines whether audio settings are
remembered for each video input.
OFF (default)
ON
Normal operation. Audio settings must be made separately from any video settings;
they are not associated automatically.
The FS1 remembers the audio settings associated with the currently selected input.
Whenever an input is selected, the corresponding audio settings will be recalled.
This allows you to set up specific audio settings for the different video inputs (i.e., perhaps
the SDI 1 has a specific embedded audio channel mapping while the component video
input might always use AES audio input).
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Audio Follow Video applies to these
parameters:
• 2.2 Audio Input
• 2.11—2.18 Audio Map
• 2.21—2.24 Audio Map (Stereo)
• 4.2 Audio Delay
• 4.4 Sample Rate Convert
• 20.0 Audio Output Levels
• 20.1—20.8 Audio Level Ch (n)
• 21.0 Audio Output Phase
• 21.1—21.8 Audio Phase Ch (n)
Audio Follow Video does not apply to
these parameters:
• 4.1 Analog Audio Std
• 4.3 Audio Out
The Audio Follow Video control is also on the Audio Control screen.
Side Bar Keyer Source (7.1)
OFF (default)
SDI 1
SDI 2
Component
Turns the Sidebar Keyer OFF.
Turns the Sidebar Keyer ON and selects SDI 1 as the HD input source for the Sidebar keyer.
Turns the Sidebar Keyer ON and selects SDI 2 as the HD input source for the Sidebar keyer.
Turns the Sidebar Keyer ON and selects Component In as the HD input source for the
Sidebar keyer. (The FS1 input source selected by parameter 2.1 cannot be either Composite
or S-Video when Component is chosen as the Sidebar Keyer source.)
Side Bar Edge(7.2)
0
+1 to +128
-128 to -1
Produces a 4:3 centered picture
Produces wider sidebars (larger number = larger sidebars)
Produces narrower sidebars (smaller number = smaller sidebars)
Note: please read the discussions in Chapter 4, Parameter Menus, for 7.1 Sidebar
Keyer and 7.2 Sidebar Edge for complete information on usage of the Sidebar keyer.
Audio Control
Screen
This screen offers settings for a variety of audio-related functions, including turning
AFV on and off, saving AFV settings for any selected video input, and changing channel
adjustments (level and phase). The actual appearance of this page can change, reflecting
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Audio Output choices. For example, if the Level control is not set to Unity, then controls
will appear allowing you to set the levels of the eight channels.
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Audio Follow Video (4.5)—This parameter determines whether audio settings are
remembered for each video input.
OFF (default)
ON
Normal operation. Audio settings must be made separately from any video settings;
they are not associated automatically.
The FS1 remembers the audio settings associated with the currently selected input.
Whenever an input is selected, the corresponding audio settings will be recalled.
This allows you to set up specific audio settings for the different video inputs (i.e., perhaps
the SDI 1 has a specific embedded audio channel mapping while the component video
input might always use AES audio input).
Audio Follow Video applies to these
parameters:
• 2.2 Audio Input
• 2.11—2.18 Audio Map
• 2.21—2.24 Audio Map (Stereo)
• 4.2 Audio Delay
• 4.4 Sample Rate Convert
• 20.0 Audio Output Levels
• 20.1—20.8 Audio Level Ch (n)
• 21.0 Audio Output Phase
• 21.1—21.8 Audio Phase Ch (n)
Audio Follow Video does not apply to
these parameters:
• 4.1 Analog Audio Std
• 4.3 Audio Out
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Save AFV Settings for Video Input (4.6 AFV Memory)—Selecting a video input and then
clicking on the Save AFV Settings... button saves the current audio settings and
adjustments to source-memory for that video input.
Audio Out Level (20.1)—Enables or disables individual audio output level adjustment
of the eight FS1 audio output channels.
Unity (default)
Adjust
Disable audio output level adjustments.
Enable audio output level adjustments for the eight audio channels. When set to Adjust,
controls are provided for adjusting the eight channels ± 18dB in steps of 0.5 dB
Audio Out Phase (21.0)—Enables or disables individual audio phase adjustment of the
eight FS1 audio output channels.
Normal (default)
Adjust
Disable audio phase adjustments.
Enable audio phase adjustments for the eight audio channels. When set to Adjust, controls
are provided for setting each of the eight channels to normal phase or inverted phase.
Source (Audio Input 2.2)—Defines the input audio source selection for the FS1.
Multiple input sources may be present at all the connectors on the FS1 rear panel,
but the active input source routed through the FS1 will be the one selected here.
This same control is also present in the Audio and Video I/O screen.
Note: If either Stereo Map or Channel Map are selected, then controls will appear
allowing you to map input sources as desired for each of the eight channels or pairs of
channels (stereo).
Stereo Map
Channel Map
Embed SDI 1
Embed SDI 2
AES unbal (Default)
Analog
For the 8 channels of embedded audio out, select stereo inputs according to
Audio Map parameters 2.21 through 2.24. Any channel pair (4 pair total) can be
mapped to 16 different choices.
For the 8 channels of embedded audio out, select and map inputs according to
Audio Map parameters 2.11 through 2.18. Any of the 16 embedded channels can
be mapped to one of the 48 possible choices.
Use the embedded audio from the SDI 1 connector as the input source
Use the embedded audio from the SDI 2 connector as the input source
Select the AES/EBU digital audio connectors (8-ch) as the audio input source
Select the Analog audio connector (DB25, 8-ch) as the audio input source
Sample Rate Convert (4.4)
ON (default)
OFF
Normal operation. The FS1 performs audio sample rate conversion and keeps the video and
audio synchronized.
The FS1 does not sample rate convert the audio, leaving embedded audio as-is, useful for
Dolby® 5.1 embedded audio and other applications.
This setting should be left ON unless both of the following are true:
1. You want to pass digital encoded audio from either embedded or AES into embedded
and/or AES out.
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2. You have the embedded or AES input genlocked to the FS1 output. In other words, the
encoded audio will not survive the frame-sync function (dropping or repeating frames)
so it needs to be set to lock to the input. You can lock to a reference only if that
reference is driving both the FS1 and the upstream source of the embedded or AES
input to the FS1.
Audio Delay, ms (4.2)—This slider allows you to adjust the delay to compensate for video
timing issues (delay/latency). This slider changes the delay from -16 to 256 ms (the
default is zero delay).
Convert Mode
Screen
This screen offers settings for the FS1 upconverter, downconverter, and SD Aspect Ratio
converters.
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Upconvert Mode (5.1)
4x3 Pillar
14x9 Pillar (default)
Full Screen
LB to Full
Wide Zoom
Results in 4x3 image in center of screen, with black sidebars
Results in 14x9 image, zoomed slightly to fill a 14x9 image with black sidebars
Anamorphic full screen display
Image is zoomed to fit the full screen (letterbox)
Using a combination of zoom and stretch, the image is sized to fit a 16x9 screen
(this can introduce a small aspect ratio change)
Downconvert Mode (5.2)
Letterbox (default)
Crop
Anamorphic
14x9
Auto AFD
Image is reduced with black top and bottom added to image area, with the aspect ratio
preserved
Image is cropped to fit new screen size
HD image is converted to full-screen SD with a 16x9 aspect ratio (anamorphic)
Image is reduced slightly with aspect ratio preserved.Black is added top and bottom, and the
left and right sides are cropped.
Automatically selects the best downconvert mode based on the input video's Active Format
Description (AFD) code. If the input video is not carrying an AFD VANC code, the
downconverter defaults to the mode specified in parameter menu 5.5 (“Downconvert AFD
Default”).
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SD Aspect Ratio (5.3)
Off (default)
Letterbox
H Crop
Pillarbox
V Crop
14x9
Turns aspect ratio conversion OFF
Anamorphic converted to Letterbox 16:9 to 4:3
Anamorphic 16:9 screen cropped to 4:3 screen
Converts standard 4:3 screen to Pillarbox (black sidebars) as an
anamorphic screen
Transforms an SD Letterbox image to an anamorphic image
Converts 16:9 Anamorphic video to 14:9 Cropped video
Downconvert AFD Default (5.5)
Hold Last (Default)
Letterbox
14x9
Anamorphic
Crop
Use the last AFD code detected and continue to use its aspect ratio selection until
a new AFD code is detected again in the SDI meta data.
When an AFD code isn’t present, switch the downconverter mode to Letterbox.
When an AFD code isn’t present, switch the downconverter mode to 14x9.
When an AFD code isn’t present, switch the downconverter mode to Anamorphic.
When an AFD code isn’t present, switch the downconverter mode to Crop.
AFD Out SDI1 (5.6)
OFF (Default)
Auto
>16:9
Full Frame
Pillarbox
Letterbox
14:9
4:3 Alt 14:9
16:9 Alt 14:9
16:9 Alt 4:3
The FS1 does not insert an AFD code into the output. If the video input has an AFD
code and the FS1 is not Up/Down/Cross converting it, the input AFD code will be
passed through to the output.
If the FS1 is not upconverting or downconverting the input video, the input AFD
code is passed through. If there is no AFD code on the input video, a “Full Frame”
(8) code is inserted. If the FS1 is upconverting, the appropriate AFD code will be
chosen based on the upconvert mode.
The FS1 always inserts a “Box > 16:9 (center)” AFD code (4), which indicates that
the HD image has an aspect ratio greater than 16:9 as a vertically centered
letterbox within the 16:9 frame.
The FS1 always inserts a “Full Frame” AFD code (8), which indicates that the HD
image is full frame, with an aspect ratio that is 16:9.
The FS1 always inserts a “4:3 (center)” AFD code (9), which indicates that the HD
image has a 4:3 aspect ratio as a horizontally center pillarbox image within the
16:9 frame.
The FS1 always inserts a “16:9 (with complete 16:9 image protected)” AFD code
(10), which indicates that the HD image is full frame, with a 16:9 aspect ratio and
all image areas are protected.
The FS1 always inserts a “14:9 (center)” AFD code (11), which indicates that the
HD image has a 14:9 aspect ratio as a horizontally centered pillarbox within the
16:9 frame.
The FS1 always inserts a “4:3 (with alternate 14:9 center)” AFD code (13), which
indicates that the HD image has a 4:3 aspect ratio and with an alternative 14:9
centered pillarbox image within the 16:9 frame.
The FS1 always inserts a “16:9 (with alternative 14:9 center” AFD
code (14), which indicates that the HD image has a 16:9 aspect ratio with an
alternative 14:9 center within the 16:9 frame.
The FS1 always inserts a “16:9 (with alternative 4:3 center)” AFD code (15), which indicates
that the HD image has a 16:9 aspect ratio with an alternative
4:3 center within the 16:9 frame.
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AFD Out SDI2 (5.7)
Parameter selections are the same as for AFD Out SDI1.
Genlock
Control Screen
This screen selects the type of Genlock source and then allows fine adjustment of the
horizontal and vertical timing, and audio delay—relative to the source selected.
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Genlock Source Select (6.1)
Reference (default)
Input
Free run
Use the Ref connector as the Genlock source
Use the currently selected input as the Genlock source
Free run mode (FS1 syncs to its own timebase, not locked to an external source)
Horizontal Output Timing, pixels (6.2)—This slider adjusts horizontal output timing with
reference to the Ref video already selected. When adjusting the horizontal timing (H),
this value specifies a number of pixels to offset, from zero to full line width.
Horizontal Output Fine Timing—Further adjusts the horizontal analog output timing
(only) in finer increments than 6.2 (above)—in this case by sub-pixels. Each
adjustment of the control, from 0 to 127 adjusts the timing by 1/128th of a pixel.
Note: this fine timing control only affects the analog outputs.
Vertical Output Timing, lines (6.3)—This slider adjusts vertical output timing with
reference to the Ref video already selected. When adjusting the vertical timing (V),
this value specifies a number of lines to offset, moving the screen up to a half a frame
up or down.
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ProcAmp
Control Screen
This screen selects whether the Processing Amplifier (ProcAmp) is ON or OFF, and if
ON, allows adjustment of gain, blacklevel, hue and saturation via slider controls.
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Video In—Selecting a value results in the ProcAmp screen showing the current
ProcAmp settings for that specific input as well as changing the FS1’s input to the
one chosen.
Note: Proc Amp controls (Parameters 10.1 through 10.5) are independently kept for
each separate input: SDI 1, SDI 2, Composite, S-Video, and Component.
ProcAmp Enable (10.1)
ON
OFF (default)
The Processing Amplifier is turned ON and all settings are applied to the currently selected
input source
Turns the Processing Amplifier OFF—video is passed unaltered.
All—Resets all the Proc Amp settings back to Unity, regardless of their current settings.
Gain (10.2)—Slider changes the video gain from black to 1.5 times luma in steps of .01
Blacklevel (10.3)—Slider adjusts the video black level from -20 IRE to +20 IRE in .5
steps.
Hue (10.4)—Slider adjusts the video color hue through 360 degrees (color wheel).
Slider can adjust in increments/decrements of 1 degree or more.
Saturation (10.5)—Slider adjusts the video color saturation from black & white to 1.5
times chroma in steps as small as .01.
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Caption Screen
This screen controls how the FS1 handles closed captioning ancillary data and whether it
and VITC timecode are passed to the outputs or blanked.
Caption Translator (30.1)—When set to ON and using the Upconverter, the FS1 will
automatically translate incoming line 21 captions to CEA-708 format and insert the
VANC packets into the converted HD video stream. This is a complete translation
from CEA-608 format to CEA-708 format (including the embedded SD captions).
When set to ON and using the Downconverters, the FS1 will automatically intercept
and reformat the SD caption data in the incoming CEA-708 VANC packets, and
output it on line 21 of the standard definition outputs.
When OFF, translation is not performed.
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Upconvert Line 21 (31.1)
Blank (default)
Pass
Auto blank
In UpConvert or SD Aspect Ratio Convert modes, this setting blanks input video Line 21
before conversion. This is used to blank Line 21 caption data.
Passes input video Line 21 to the converter and to the outputs.
The FS1 looks for Line 21 caption data on the video input. If present, Line 21 is blanked
before video conversion occurs. If no caption data is found, Line 21 passes to the converter.
Captioning Status—This field is a read-only informational display that shows whether
Closed Caption data is present on the currently selected video input.
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Miscellaneous
Screen
This screen allows you to adjust the brightness of alphanumeric display on the FS1 front
panel and whether it reverts to an AJA screen saver after 60 minutes of activity.
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Identify LED
On
Off (default)
Turn the front and rear panel “ID” LED lights ON.
Turn the front and rear panel “ID” LED lights OFF.
Screen Saver (70.1)
AJA Logo (default)
System Name
Disabled
Display horizontally rolling AJA logo after 60 minutes of FS1 front panel button inactivity
Display horizontally rolling System Name after 60 minutes of FS1 front panel button inactivity
Dim display after 60 minutes of button inactivity
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System Name (50.5)—Defines a name for the FS1 and gives it a unique identifier. This
same name is used both when displaying systems via the web interface and for display
on the FS1’s screen saver (if System name is chosen in Parameter 70.1 Screen Saver). If
you enter a change in this field, click Apply to enter the change. Non-English
characters entered in the System Name field may not display properly on the front
panel. Characters that cannot be used as part of the System Names include the
following: ; < > ‘ \ | } {
If you try to enter any of these illegal characters into the system name field, the FS1
will not let you. If you cut/copy and paste text containing illegal characters into the
field, the background will change to the color red and the FS1 won’t allow you to
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GPI In 1 Response (36.1), when a GPI trigger is received at pin#1
No Action (default)
Freeze
SDI1 In
SDI2 In
Composite In
S-Video In
Component In
FS1 performs no action if a GPI trigger is received at pin#1 (GPI DE-9 Connector)
FS1 freezes the current video frame at its outputs if a GPI trigger is received at
pin#1. The freezing of the frame will stop when the GPI trigger is released
FS1 selects SDI1 as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#1
FS1 selects SDI2 as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#1
FS1 selects Composite In as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#1
FS1 selects S-Video In as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#1
FS1 selects Component In as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#1
When either SDI1 In, SDI2 In, Composite In, S-Video In, or Component In are selected, the
input video source selected will remain selected even after the GPI trigger is released
(deactivated).
UC 14x9 Pillar
UC Fullscrn
UC LB to Full
UC Wide Zoom
UC 4x3 Pillar
DC Letterbox
DC Crop
DC Anamorph
DC 14x9
DC Auto AFD
ARC Off
ARC Lettrbox
ARC H Crop
ARC Pillarbox
ARC V Crop
ARC 14x9
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source to 14x9 pillarbox (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source to Full screen (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source from letterbox to Full (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source to a wide zoom (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source to 4x3 pillarbox (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 downconverts HD source to letterbox picture (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 downconverts HD source to cropped 4x3 picture (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 downconverts HD source to anamorphic picture (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 downconverts HD source to 14x9 picture (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 downconverts HD source, selecting the best downconvert mode based on the
input video's Active Format Description (AFD) code (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 SD to SD aspect ration conversion is turned off (see parameter 5.3)
Converts 16:9 Anamorphic video to Letterbox video (see parameter 5.3)
Converts 16:9 Anamorphic video to 4:3 Standard video
(crops left and right edges of video—see parameter 5.3)
Converts 4:3 Standard video to 16:9 Anamorphic video (see parameter 5.3)
Converts Letterbox video to 16:9 Anamorphic video (see parameter 5.3)
Converts 16:9 Anamorphic video to 14:9 Cropped video (see parameter 5.3)
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GPI In 2 Response (36.2), when a GPI trigger is received at pin#2
No Action (default)
Freeze
SDI1 In
SDI2 In
Composite In
S-Video In
Component In
FS1 performs no action if a GPI trigger is received at pin#2 (GPI DE-9 Connector)
FS1 freezes the current video frame at its outputs if a GPI trigger is received at
pin#2
FS1 selects SDI1 as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#2
FS1 selects SDI2 as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#2
FS1 selects Composite In as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#2
FS1 selects S-Video In as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#2
FS1 selects Component In as the video input if a GPI trigger is received at pin#2
When either SDI1 In, SDI2 In, Composite In, S-Video In, or Component In are selected, the
input video source selected will remain selected even after the GPI trigger is released
(deactivated).
UC 14x9 Pillar
UC Fullscrn
UC LB to Full
UC Wide Zoom
UC 4x3 Pillar
DC Letterbox
DC Crop
DC Anamorph
DC 14x9
DC Auto AFD
ARC Off
ARC Lettrbox
ARC H Crop
ARC Pillarbox
ARC V Crop
ARC 14x9
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source to 14x9 pillarbox (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source to Full screen (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source from letterbox to Full (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source to a wide zoom (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 performs upconversion of SD source to 4x3 pillarbox (see parameter 5.1)
FS1 downconverts HD source to letterbox picture (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 downconverts HD source to cropped 4x3 picture (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 downconverts HD source to anamorphic picture (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 downconverts HD source to 14x9 picture (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 downconverts HD source, selecting the best downconvert mode based on the
input video's Active Format Description (AFD) code (see parameter 5.2)
FS1 SD to SD aspect ration conversion is turned off (see parameter 5.3)
Converts 16:9 Anamorphic video to Letterbox video (see parameter 5.3)
Converts 16:9 Anamorphic video to 4:3 Standard video
(crops left and right edges of video—see parameter 5.3)
Converts 4:3 Standard video to 16:9 Anamorphic video (see parameter 5.3)
Converts Letterbox video to 16:9 Anamorphic video (see parameter 5.3)
Converts 16:9 Anamorphic video to 14:9 Cropped video (see parameter 5.3)
Note: For information on GPI connections, including pinout, refer to Appendix B.
GPI 1 Out (37.1)
No Action (default)
Alarm
No Video
No Ref
FS1 will not trigger a GPI 1 output trigger regardless of event
FS1 will generate a GPI 1 output trigger on pin#3 if an internal alarm condition
occurs (GPI DE-9 Connector). See Chapter 2 for alarm descriptions.
FS1 will generate a GPI 1 output trigger on pin#3 if no video is detected at its
selected input
FS1 will generate a GPI 1 output trigger on pin#3 if no video is detected at its
Ref video input
GPI 2 Out (37.2)
No Action (default)
Alarm
No Video
No Ref
FS1 will not trigger a GPI 2 output trigger regardless of event
FS1 will generate a GPI 2 output trigger on pin#4 if an internal alarm condition
occurs (GPI DE-9 Connector). See Chapter 2 for alarm descriptions.
FS1 will generate a GPI 2 output trigger on pin#4 if no video is detected at its
selected input
FS1 will generate a GPI 2 output trigger on pin#4 if no video is detected at its
Ref video input
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Front Panel Lockout—When set to Locked, this setting locks out FS1 front panel access,
the same as setting 35.1 to REMOTE ONLY. This menu can only be enabled or disabled
from the web browser.
Unlocked (default)
Locked
Panel will respond as set in 35.1 REMOTE CONTROL
Lock out front panel access; the same as setting 35.1 to “REMOTE ONLY”
Authentication (35.2)—Setting determines whether password protection is applied to the
FS1 web browser interface.
Disabled (default)
Basic Password
Selects no password protection.
1 and Password.
Selects password protection. When selected you will be prompted for a Name
Ignore the “Name” field, but enter the correct password to allow web access. The factory
value for password is “password”—if you select “Basic Password” you will have to initially
enter the factory password before you can enter a new password using the “Set Password”
field below Authentication. Once a password is entered, you have to additionally enter the
same exact password in the “Confirm Password” field and then click the Change Password
button to the right of it. Please read the “Notes” below.
leave blank
enter password here
FS1 Web Interface, Miscellaneous Screen: Authentication set to “Basic Password”
Notes:
1. AJA recommends using the Disabled setting, unless it is absolutely necessary to use the
“Basic” setting, since the authentication used is only as good as the underlying network
security. This is due to the password being sent across the network in clear text.
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Security follows the “Basic” authentication defined in RFC2617, which can be read
here:
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2617.txt
2. The default value is Disabled. Once changed to Basic Password, only entering the
password or a dual button factory reset will change this parameter back to Disabled,
the single UP button factory reset will not (see parameter 99.0 for information).
3. Changing Authentication to Disabled resets the System Password parameter to the
default password, which is “password”.
4. If you select Basic Password Authentication, the default password will initially be
used (until you set a password with “Set Password”).
5. After selecting Basic Password, your browser will prompt for a username/password
for all access to the FS1. The FS1 ignores any supplied username. Only the password
will be used during authentication. If prompted for a password more than once, please
re-enter the proper password each time you are asked.
6. In the web browser, changing this parameter will show/hide the Set Password and
Confirm Password controls for setting the password.
7. You may be prompted for a password before you are able to set a new password. In
this case, you need to enter the default password. (This happens because enabling the
feature enables it with the default password already set to “password” and all traffic
to/from the FS1 needs to be authenticated once this happens.)
Set Password—the field used to enter a password (this field will not be visible if
Authentication is set to Disabled).
Confirm Password and Change Password button—the field used to confirm the password
entered above; contents must match and the password will not be final until the
Change Password button is clicked (these controls will not be visible if
Authentication is set to Disabled).
Display Intensity (70.2)—Either by using the slider or by entering a value, you can dim
or brighten the alphanumeric display and activity indicator LEDs in steps from 1
(dim) to 8 (brightest).
Reset All FS1 Parameters To Factory Values—As this button title implies, clicking it will
cause all current FS1 parameter settings to revert to the original AJA factory values
(except network settings—which are retained). Any settings you have made to date
will be overwritten.
Recalling factory defaults does not affect these network settings: IP Config, IP
Address, Subnet Mask, or Default Gateway. To clear network settings and recall
factory defaults, hold down both the Adjust (up) and Adjust (down) buttons at the
same time from the FS1 front panel.
Network
Screen
This screen contains all of the information required to set up FS1 TCP/IP networking.
The screen also shows all FS1s that are on the same LAN as the FS1 the web browser is
communicating with.
Note: FS1 IP Address and netmask fields filter keystrokes and only allow legal
characters. The FS1 also checks the format of the entry to ensure it is valid; if found to
be invalid, the background of the IP Address or netmask will turn red. If you click the
Update button while an invalid entry exists in one of the these fields, the FS1 will
display an error dialog—you must correct the error before updating.
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IP Address Type (50.1)—Use to change the IP address for the FS1. When an IP address is
entered and the Update button is clicked, the FS1 IP address will change and the
browser will display a “redirecting to...” page which should send the browser to the
new IP address entered. (You can also click on a link on the redirect page.)
DHCP (default)
Default Addr
Static Addr
Select automatic IP address assignment from DHCP server on LAN
Note: if the LAN DHCP server fails to grant an IP address, the FS1 will default to using
the static address (factory default is 192.168.0.2)
Use the factory default IP address: 10.65.74.65
Assign a static IP address manually (parameters 50.2, 50.3, and 50.4 will have to
be entered to accomplish this).
IP Address (50.2)—Enter an IP address compatible with your LAN (if you have one).
When networking the FS1 to a computer, this is the IP address that you’ll enter in the
computer’s web browser to bring up the FS1’s web interface from its embedded web
server. You must also click the “Update” button to update the FS1 with the IP address
entered here.
Netmask (50.3)—Enter a subnet mask compatible with your LAN (if you have one). You
must also click the “Update IP Address” button to update the FS1 with the changed
information entered here.
Default Gateway (50.4)—Enter the IP address for your LAN’s gateway/router (if you have
one). You must also click the “Update IP Address” button to update the FS1 with the
changed information entered here.
Update Network Settings—Pressing this button requests the FS1 to update its IP
information with that entered on this screen.
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Available FS1 s- Click to Refresh—All of the FS1 devices present on the same local LAN
as the current FS1 are listed below this heading (see note below). The serial numbers
of all FS1s on the LAN, or their defined “System Names” (see parameter 50.5) are
listed—and clicking on any of these will bring up the Status screen of that FS1.
Note: the FS1 you control may be running a different software version so screens
may look different. As a rule, it’s wise to have all your FS1 devices running the most
current software and the same version. Also, without a properly configured default
gateway (whether you have a router/gateway or not), the discovery feature “Available
FS1s—Click to Refresh” on the Network page may not work.
Below the FS1s listed are “Other” AJA devices. Items that may appear here include
AJA Ki Pro recorders and AJA KUMO routers.
Note: AJA devices shown are cached and may not reflect the realtime state of all
devices on the LAN. As FS1s and other AJA devices are added or removed from the
network they may take awhile to appear in the listing. If, at anytime you want a current
view of the network (clearing the cache and showing the realtime state), then press
theControl key on your keyboard while clicking the Available FS1s—Click to Refresh
link.
SNMP Screen
This screen contains all of the information required to set up SNMP messaging to the
FS1.
FS1 Web Interface, SNMP Screen
SNMP Disabled, Enable 1 or Enable Both (51.1)—Select Enable 1 if you want the FS1
to issue trap messages to the defined trap 1 destination. To issue trap messages to
both Trap 1 and Trap destinations, Select Enable Both. Select Disabled (default)
when you don’t want the FS1 to issue trap messages.
Trap Receivers (51.2 to 51.5)—Enter the IP address of the destination where SNMP
command messages (called “traps”) will be sent (default is 191.168.0.3). This is
usually an SNMP client (“NMS” or Network Management System) somewhere on
your LAN. You must also click the “Update” submit button to update the FS1 with
the IP address entered here. A Port number for the TCP/IP port to be used for trap
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messages from the FS1 to the NMS must also be specified (UDP port 162 is the
default). Two sets of Trap Destination IP and Port numbers are provided so you can
send trap messages in parallel to two NMS.
Note: Illegal data, such as out of range addresses or text, entered on the SNMP web page
will generate an error page similar to the following:
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Update (Submit button)—Pressing this button requests the FS1 to update its SNMP
information with that entered on this screen.
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Chapter 6:
SNMP
FS1 Simple Network Management Protocol
SNMP is defined as a “simple network management protocol” and was defined as a
component of the internet protocol suite specified by the Internet Engineering Task
Force (IETF). The FS1 can act as a network element that issues SNMP trap messages
signalling a detected alarm condition or other system condition.
First, before the FS1 can respond to SNMP requests, parameter 51.1 must be set to
enable SNMP communication.
51.1 SNMP Enable
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
Disable (Default)
Enable 1
Enable Both
When set to Disable, the FS1 will not issue SNMP trap messages.
When set to Enable 1, the FS1 issues SNMP trap messages to Trap Destination 1
(parameter 51.2) and as defined in the MIB.
When set to Enable Both, the FS1 issues SNMP trap messages to Trap Destination
1 and 2 (parameters 51.2 and 51.4) and as defined in the MIB.
When SNMP is enabled, one or more of 4 alarms may be sent by the FS1 to the
client NMS as a trap message:
Power supply failure or disconnection: fs1PSAlarm (see parameter 60.1)
Reference video: fs1REFAlarm (see parameter 60.3)
Format: fs1FMTAlarm (see parameter 60.2)
Temperature of FS1 is over limit (internally): fs1OVRAlarm
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The trap message would be sent to server-based external network management
systems (NMS). These trap destinations must have a fixed IP address that you have
pre-defined (FS1 parameters 51.2 and 51.4 must be set to point to these, if used).
51.2 SNMP Trap Dest 1
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
variable
51.4 SNMP Trap Dest 2
Using the adjust buttons, enter the IP address of the destination where SNMP
command messages (called “traps”) will be sent. This is usually an SNMP client
(“NMS” or Network Management System) somewhere on your LAN.
Default: 192.168.0.3
Description of Choices
Parameter Adjustments:
variable
Using the adjust buttons, enter the IP address of the destination where SNMP
command messages (called “traps”) will be sent. This is usually an SNMP client
(“NMS” or Network Management System) somewhere on your LAN.
Default: 192.168.0.3
For example, the FS1 could send a trap message if one of its redundant power
supplies becomes unplugged. A client software agent that communicates with the
NMS might then get a message telling the operator what has happened.
Parameter 51.3 and 51.5 determine the SNMP Port(s) used for sending the trap
messages. UDP port 162 is the default used for SNMP trap messages. However, if
this port is being used by another protocol or service, you can change the setting by
modifying these parameters.
51.3 SNMP Trap Port 1
Parameter Adjustments:
variable
51.5 SNMP Trap Port 2
Parameter Adjustments:
variable
Description of Choices
Using the adjust buttons, select a UDP port for sending FS1 trap messages.
Default: 162
Description of Choices
Using the adjust buttons, select a UDP port for sending FS1 trap messages.
Default: 162
Appendix A:
Specifications
Formats
525i
625i
1080i 50/59.94/60 Hz
1080psf 23.98/24 Hz
720p 50/59.94/60 Hz
Video Inputs and Outputs
Dual SDI/HD-SDI, SMPTE 259/274/292/296
HD component YPbPr/RGB (RGB is output only), SMPTE-274
SD component/composite/YC (S Video)
Video A/D, D/A
12 bits
2x oversampled (HD)
4x oversampled (SD)
Audio Inputs and Outputs
8 Channel Balanced, 25 pin D (Tascam pinout)
8 Channel AES (BNC)
8 Channel SDI/HD-SDI Embedded
Audio levels
+12dBu, +15dBu, +18dBu, +24dBu, (Full Scale Digital)
LAN
10/100 automatic configuration
Automatic cable crossover (auto MDI-X)
Embedded web server HTTP v1.1
SNMP
VTECS™ protocol for Remote Control Panel
A1
1
A-2
RS422
DE-9: Reserved for future use.
GPI
DE-9: single connector provides two inputs and two outputs. See Appendix B for pinout and
specifications
Physical
Width: 17.25" (43.81cm)
Depth: 11.75" (29.84cm)
Height: 1RU, 1.75" (4.44cm)
Weight: 6.5lbs (2.94kg)
Convection cooled
Power
Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Power Consumption: 25W (30W maximum)
Two independent power supplies: fully redundant, diode isolated
Regulatory
UL, FCC Class A, CE
Appendix B:
GPI Connector Pinout
GPI Connections
54321
9876
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
-
Function
GPI Input 1
GPI Input 2
GPI Output 1
GPI Output 2
Chassis Ground
Pin
6
7
8
9
-
Function
I/O Ground 1
I/O Ground 2
I/O Ground 1
I/O Ground 2
GPI DE-9 Connector Pinout
The GPI inputs and outputs are electrically isolated from the power and ground on
the FS1 frame. There are two inputs and two outputs. Electrical isolation is
provided for up to two pieces of external equipment. The following guidelines apply
to the two GPI inputs and outputs:
• Input 1 and Output 1 share a common isolated ground on pins 6 & 8 (I/O
Ground 1),
• Input 2 and Output 2 share a common isolated ground on pins 7 & 9 (I/O
Ground 2).
• Pin 5, local chassis ground, may only be used as a reference when isolation is
not required.
• Both GPI inputs are internally pulled high through a 10K ohm resistor to an
isolated 5V supply, so that a relay contact closure or any device sinking at least
0.4 mA to ground will register a logic low.
Both GPI outputs are 5V TTL compatible, sourcing up to 6mA and sinking up to
4mA each.
B1
1
B-2
Appendix C:
Analog Audio Connector Pinout
Analog Audio Connections
Connector Pinout
The two DB25 connectors on the FS1 rear panel support a TASCAM-style cable
snake for balanced 8-channel analog audio. The pinout is the same for both input
and output connectors, each following the TASCAM DB-25 standard shown in the
drawing above.
C1
1
C-2