As a product capable of providing both functionality and space savings, the FA-505 is an excellent choice for network operation centers, which handle a large number of video signals. With its ability to process as much as 5 channels of video signal in a 1U size profile, the FA-505 can contribute to significant space savings. Since it can be equipped with an up/down/cross/aspect converter, appropriate processing is available for a variety of signals. The unit possesses excellent audio processing capabilities, including an audio remapping function across 5 channels, and to effectively process consistently stable video, a number of features have been developed, including redundant power supply, SNMP status monitoring, and dedicated, integrated remote control.
There are significant benefits to incorporating what the FA-505 offers into second control room systems. In addition to frame synchronization, the FA-505 implements numerous other features that are useful in the control room, including up/down/cross/aspect conversion, 3G-SDI level-A/B conversion, color correction, delay adjustment, time code distribution, audio remapping, gain adjustment, and polarity reversal. Moreover, the FA-505 offers these features across five channels, and with respect to control, provides a stable working environment by means of remote control over dedicated hardware.
With five channels of processing in a single unit, the FA-505 delivers significant benefits in systems where space savings are required, such as in mobile and Up-Link production trucks, and due to its multi-device functionality, contributes to a significant reduction in both rack space and power consumption. The FA-505 offers a rich feature set that is useful in the field, including frame synchronization, up/down/cross/aspect conversion, color correction, delay adjustment, clean switching, time code generation and insertion, and various audio processing functions.
Housed in a single unit, the FA-505 greatly reduces the amount of peripheral equipment at event sites where portable equipment is used by playing the role of five video and audio processors. For example, its color corrector can be used for color matching between cameras, and its up/down/cross/aspect converter to unify signal formats originating in various devices. In addition, because it comes with a clean switch function, an external remote unit allows the unit to be used as a simple switcher. By installing the analog audio option, it is possible to use and mix direct microphone input with other sounds, then embed the audio into video output. And even in multi-camera editing when using a large number of recorders, system assembly is simplified due to the time code and audio processing being implemented into a single unit.
Today, as non-linear editing has become mainstream, video systems are simplifying the process. Conversely, because the workflow can now be too simple, there may be times when you run into trouble and think, "I wish I had that feature!" The FA-505, which includes a comprehensive set of video and audio-related features in a single unit, gives you the flexibility to deal with those unforeseen situations that make you wish you had that feature!
4K video production has begun. Preparing four processors to handle QFHD video can be a significant burden in terms of both equipment and costs. Just the cable work involved to connect each device requires considerable effort. The FA-505 comes with a 4K mode, allowing it to work as a 4K (QFHD) video processor, and can be used as a 4K-compatible frame synchronizer, as well as a 4K color corrector. Various processing functions also allow it to be used the same was as in HD processing, and with 3G-SDI level-A/B conversion capability also standard, simplifies the assembly of systems that mix peripherals compatible with level-A or level-B.