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AJA Releases FS-HDR for Real Time HDR and WCG Conversion and Processing

Grass Valley, CA (September 07, 2017) — Today AJA Video Systems released FS-HDR, a versatile 1RU, rack-mount universal converter/frame synchronizer for real time HDR transforms as well as 4K/HD up/down/cross conversions. FS-HDR delivers breakthrough real time High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) conversion and processing capabilities for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD HDR workflows.

Fusing AJA’s production-proven FS frame synchronization and conversion technology with video and color space processing algorithms from the Academy and Emmy Award-winning Colorfront Engine™, FS-HDR matches the real time, low-latency processing and color fidelity demands that broadcast, OTT, post production and ProAV environments require. FS-HDR offers two modes for comprehensive signal conversion, and allows users to also convert a range of camera Log formats to HDR broadcast standards as well as to/from BT.2020/BT.709.

FS-HDR’s single-channel mode, with extensive HDR and WCG support for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD processing, enables up, down and cross-conversion, including real time down conversion of 4K/UltraHD HDR to HD HDR or SDR. Four-channel mode allows users to simultaneously apply up to four HDR and SDR transforms to an incoming 2K/HD signal for output or apply transforms to four separate 2K/HD incoming signals for simultaneous output.

“As expectations for high-quality content continue to rise, live production, broadcast, post and ProAV professionals are embracing HDR to meet the demand. FS-HDR arrives at a prime time, providing the flexibility to convert between HDR and SDR standards and formats, without extra bandwidth or an infrastructure overhaul,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “Working with Colorfront, we’ve engineered a solution for HDR/WCG workflows that makes it easy to adapt to an extensive range of scenarios in the field.”

FS-HDR feature highlights include:

  • Real time HDR to HDR/HDR to SDR/SDR to HDR conversions


    SDR BT.709 100 Nits                        
    PQ BT.2020 1000 Nits
    PQ P3D65 1000 Nits                     
    Hybrid Log Gamma BT.2100
    Sony S-Gamut3/S-Log3
    ARRI Log C Wide Gamut                 
    Panasonic V-Log                              
    RED Log3G10 Wide Gamut 
    Canon Log 2
    Canon Log 3


    SDR BT.709 100 Nits                        
    PQ BT.2020 1000 Nits                     
    Hybrid Log Gamma BT.2100 
    Sony S-Gamut3/S-Log3                                                

    Dual mode support

    Single-channel mode for 4K/UltraHD or 2K/HD frame sync/conversion
    Four-channel mode for simultaneous independent 2K/HD/SD channels for SDR and HDR conversion and frame sync workflows

    4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD video processing and up, down, cross-conversion
    A full range of I/O options for 4K/UltraHD: Quad 1.5G; Dual 3G; and Quad 3G, 6G and 12G over a range of SDI and optional fiber choices
    SMPTE 2SI mapping for broad compatibility with 4K/UltraHD devices
    Four-channel 2K/HD/SD video processing and conversion

    4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD up, down, cross-conversion
    SD/SD aspect ratio conversion
    HD/HD cross-conversion (720p/1080i)

    A 1RU form factor with space, power and cost efficiencies ideal for broadcast trucks, and post production or broadcast settings
    Audio I/O processing with a 272×208 matrix of possibilities; support for several audio feeds and embedded SDI audio, with sample-rate conversion for each audio input
    An intuitive menu structure and fast access to features via front panel buttons, and a web-based UI offering control over a LAN or across the web

FS-HDR is now available for US MSRP $7995. For additional information about FS-HDR, please visit:

About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of video interface technologies, converters, digital video recording solutions and professional cameras, bringing high-quality, cost-effective products to the professional broadcast, video and post production markets. AJA products are designed and manufactured at our facilities in Grass Valley, California, and sold through an extensive sales channel of resellers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website at