03.09.2007 08:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
FOR-A to introduce FA-9100
FOR-A will introduce the FA-9100 HD/SD signal processor — a more advanced version of its FA-9000 — at NAB2007.
The new FA-9100 has optional crossconversion between 1080i and 720p HD formats as well as HD/SD up/downconversion, The FA-9100 also offers freely adjustable aspect ratio conversion and crossconversion between 1080i and 720p HD formats.
The new product also has an optional Dolby E encoder/decoder. Dolby E, a surround-sound distribution system developed by Dolby Laboratories, is becoming increasingly common in the broadcast production pipeline.
The FA-9100 can decode Dolby E signals from an external encoder or encode internal audio signals into Dolby E for output. Audio signal processing is based on a high-accuracy sampling rate converter.
Other enhancements to the FA-9100 include a powerful video delay circuit that can delay video by up to four frames.
For more information, visit www.for-a.com.