CYPRESS, CA, July 22, 2016 – FOR-A Corporation of America today announced that a highly acclaimed major television network installed four new FA-505 Processors to feed an impressively large video wall display comprised of several monitors in a studio, which was recently designed specifically for the U.S. Presidential Election Coverage, which began this week with the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
While the FA-505 is often used as a general frame sync, it is equipped with an array of essential functions used in video production that allow multi-channel routing – 5 inputs/5 outputs. In this case, however, the FA-505s are being used to feed the in studio monitors of the video wall looking for a 1080p source. Because the network facility uses 1080i as their standard format, the monitors need to be converted from 1080i to 1080p (HD to 3G) for better image quality with no degradation.
“We are very pleased that our processors have been selected by the network to assist in providing the HD to 3G conversion for their live election coverage,” said Jay Shinn, FOR-A VP of the Americas. “The FA-505 is a complete toolbox for any video production scenario and is ideal for 4K applications as well,” commented Shinn. “We have been told many times over, that the FA-505 has been extremely reliable and very easy to use,” he concluded.
The FA-505 is built on the abundant features of its sister product, the FA-1010. The FA-505 also features up/down/cross conversion on each of its 5 inputs as standard, and allows 1080i to 720p / 720p to 1080i conversion. Video payload ID, HDR and conversion between color spaces used for ITU-R BT.709 and ITU-R BT.2020 applications are supported. In addition, this 5- input, 5-output signal processor supporting 3G/HD/SD-SDI is equipped with a variety of functionalities including, frame synchronizer and outstanding color-correction.