Frame Sync and Format Conversion

The switcher has multiple frame synchronizer / format converter (FSFC) and de-interlacers that can be used to convert video signals to the format that the switcher is operating in, as well as correct mistimed, or drifting, video signals. The frame synchronizers cannot completely correct badly formatted video, mistimed switches, signal drops, or similar issues.

Each FSFC channel maintains a separate setting for different video formats. This lets you change between video formats without losing FSFC channel configurations.

Keep the following in mind when working with Frame Synchronizers and Format Converters:

  • The output format converters are only available on output BNCs 11 to 22.
  • The switcher cannot frame sync a 1080pSF video format on input BNC 1. All other inputs work correctly.
  • The FSFCs used in the switcher conform to the SMPTE ST 125:2013 standard. Some older equipment may not fully conform to the current standards and can send out-of-spec video to the switcher which can have unexpected results. Ensure that video coming into the switcher conforms to current standards, especially with regard to 480i video signals with variable blanking sizes.