FOR-A to Introduce New 12G-SDI 4K Universal System Frame at NAB 2018

FOR-A to Introduce New 12G-SDI 4K Universal System Frame at NAB 2018

The company will also showcase a new 12G/IP 4K test signal generator

March 15, 2018

USF-106UDC-12G 4K up/down converter

USF-212S universal system frame

Cypress, CA, March 15, 2018 – At next month's NAB Show, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A® will introduce the latest solution in its USF-Series of universal system frames, the USF-106UDC-12G 4K up/down converter. The unit offers Interlace/Progressive and up/down conversion for HD to 4K, and will be demonstrated at NAB alongside FOR-A's extensive line of video production solutions in booth #C5117.

FOR-A's USF-Series is designed for compact, economical system building. The new USF-106UDC-12G unit supports HD to 4K up/down/cross conversion. It offers frame synchronization and audio/SDI error correction, and features SNMP monitoring and browser-based control via a built-in web server. The USF-106UDC-12G compensates for differences among external devices by using EOTF/OETF conversion functions to correspond with various HDR or SDR curves, and EOTF/OETF log curves and gamut can be registered from a computer. It also supports conversion between the following 4K signal formats: 12G-SDI/quad link 3G-SDI, 3G-SDI Level A/B, 2SI/SQD and ITU-R BT.2020/709.

FOR-A offers dozens of universal system frame modules, enabling users to build the optimal system for their broadcast requirements. Other available modules in the USF-Series include: the USF-10IP, which converts between IP formats; the USF-10IPSDI6-FS, which comes standard with one 12G-SDI input and one output, 2SI/SQD conversion, and offers SMPTE 2022-6 (uncompressed) simultaneous conversion of up to six inputs/outputs (6-stream as total) selectable; the USF-10IPSDI12-FS module, which also comes standard with one 12G-SDI input and one output, as well as 2SI/SQD conversion, and offers simultaneous conversion of up to six inputs and six outputs (12-stream as total).

The USF-106UDC-12G 4K up/down converter and USF-10IP series will be showcased at NAB in the 12G/IP technology area of FOR-A's booth. Another new solution to be shown in this area is the ESG-4200 multi-rate 12G/IP 4K test signal generator – which features versatile 4K UHD output support, 12G/3G/HD-SDI outputs, IP stream outputs (SMPTE 2022-5/6/7, 2110 and NMI), WAV file support, and the option to choose from ITU-R BT.2020 or ITU-R BT.709 for 4K testing. Other products to be showcased in the 12G/IP technology area include the new MFR-6000 SD/HD/3G/6G/12G router, MV-4320 multi-viewer supporting 12G-SDI I/Os, and MFC-2GB 12G-SDI/Quad Link 3G-SDI converter.

FOR-A's NAB Show booth will showcase the company’s commitment to innovation by highlighting a number of 12G supported products that integrate baseband and IP, as well as products that support UHD resolution, high dynamic range and wide color gamut, as well as various codecs.