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For A FA 9520 2 Channel Frame Synchronizer and Processor

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 FA-9520, the Dual Channel Processor

The FA-9520 is a dual channel multipurpose signal processor loaded perfectly for a variety of applications including: master control, mobile production, post production services, live production and more. We have developed the FA-9520 to provide a dual channel version of our industry leading FA-9500 processor. The FA-9250 supports 3G-SDI, HD/SD-SDI, and analog composite I/O. In addition to its functionality as a frame synchronizer, it also provides: up/down/cross/aspect converter, full color corrector and automatic video optimizer (AVO) as standard features. Numerous optional features include: analog component I/O, Dolby E encoder and Dolby E decoder. The wealth of features in the FA-9520 can replace many single purpose units. This is a complete toolbox for almost any video need, all with FOR-A’s legendary signal quality and reliability.

Key Features


Dual Channel Mode

The FA-9520 is provided with two modes, “Dual Channel Mode” and “FA-9500 Compatible Mode.” The FA-9500 Compatible Mode can be used for HD/SD simultaneous operation using a second converter.


3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI/Analog Composite I/O

3 video inputs are standard (2 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs and 1 analog composite input). Adding the optional analog component input provides a 4th input. Any of the inputs can be independently assigned to the two internal independent frame synchronizers. In addition, each SDI input has an error detection function. When the signal is missing or an error is detected, this optional feature provides a clean switch for a seamless changeover to the other channel. 
Both channels are equipped with emergency bypass. In case of a power outage, the original signal will be passed through to the appropriate output in its original format.

Digital/Analog Audio I/O

The FA-9520 supports a variety of audio signals, including:16 synchronous/asynchronous channels*1 of embedded audio, 8 channels of AES/EBU, and 4 channels of analog audio. This provides a total of 28 input and 28 output audio channels. Many types of signal processing are incorporated such as, embedding/de-embedding with video and A/D, D/A conversion. The unit provides a lot of flexibility for multi-channel audio content. Individual sampling rate converters are provided for each audio channel. Signal processing without any phase difference between channels is possible for delay adjustment, level adjustment, down-mixing and remapping. 
*1: During HD input/output only. In SD, only synchronous audio is supported, and at most there are 16 input channels and 12 output channels.

Up/Down/Cross/Aspect Converter

In addition to A/D and D/A conversion, an up/down/cross/aspect converter is standard equipment on the FA-9520. In addition to bi-directional conversion between HD and SD, the FA-9520 also offers bi-directional conversion between 1080i format and 720p format (IP conversion). The aspect ratio conversion allows for specific control of horizontal and vertical sizing.

Powerful Frame Synchronizer Performance

FOR-A frame synchronizers are renowned for superior performance when processing video with poor quality signals and the FA-9520 is no exception. Synchronizer modes can be selected from, Frame, Line, Input*2 and AVDL mode. AVDL adjustment range is 5H in HD, 1H in SD. In all modes, ancillary data can be passed through together with both H and V.*3
*2: The Input mode is supported only in “FA-9500 Compatible Mode”.
*3: If input/output formats differ, packets that can be passed through are subject to certain limitations.

Color Corrector

FOR-A’s industry leading real-time color correction is a standard feature. This function has proven extremely popular for correcting on set monitors, correcting white balance problems and matching cameras. The unit provides intuitive control with 4 rotary encoders that light: red, green,


Main Functions

  • Three types of color correction modes (balance, differential and sepia)
  • Gamma adjustment function with high, mid and low tone
  • White level and black level adjustment function
  • Various clip functions (Y white, C white, Y black)

Closed Caption Conversion (Subtitles) between HD and SD Videos

You can convert the closed captioning (subtitles) during upconversion (CEA-608⇄ CEA-708).

Web GUI for Intuitive Operations and Remote Control

The Web server is installed in the main unit to enable operations and monitoring via Web browser from an external PC. The block diagram-based, easy-to-understand GUI allows you to intuitively control video/audio routing and adjustment along with the signal flow.

Automatic Video Optimizer (AVO)

The AVO is a unique feature that can monitor and adjust luminance levels in real time. Parameters are user set to provide correction for changing lighting conditions. The AVO function can only be assigned to a single channel.

Logo Generator

This allows you to key logo images over input video. Data is maintained even when the unit is powered is off. The logo function can be used for branding purposes, or used as a side panel added to a 4:3 video in place of a logo. One Logo Generator each is provided for each of dual channels.

Other Features (Standard Functions)

  • Video/audio delay
  • 2D/3D comb filter for Y/C separator (composite)
  • Active Format Description (AFD)
  • SNMP monitoring/control function (partially)


  • The FA-9520’s wide range of options to let you add the specific functions you require.
  • Dolby E encoder/decoder
  • Loudness control
  • Analog component I/O
  • Change over function (supported only in FA-9500 Compatible Mode)
  • Digital audio expansion cable
  • Redundant power supply unit


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