Since 1997, broadcast services and production company Visual Three has been providing regional and international support for entertainment and sports productions, including the delivery of live 4K/UltraHD, HDR content.
For instance, the company recently provided technical support to help a local Malaysian TV station deliver the country’s first live UltraHD broadcast. While the TV station required an HDR master for archival purposes, the broadcast was to be transmitted in UltraHD SDR. As Visual Three’s cameras and internal broadcast system are in HDR, the team leveraged AJA’s FS-HDR converter/frame synchroniser to power live HDR and SDR conversions, as well as embedding audio for final distribution.
Jason Lim, Lead Engineer, Visual Three, said, “FS-HDR boasts a powerful feature set for live productions that allows us to perform a wide range of daily core tasks using a single device – everything from real-time format and colour conversion, embedding and disembedding, frame synchronisation and fibre transmission.”
In live production environments, FS-HDR simplifies workflows for Visual Three by helping the team convert and match signals from different operating systems, as well as matching colour between multiple camera brands. Throughout the pandemic, FS-HDR’s robust web-based UI has also provided a simplified workflow for remotely configuring and controlling cameras located in multiple locations.
Lim concluded, “FS-HDR also features ports where you can install optional SFP modules to output media over 12G-SDI fibre or coax, making the device future-proofed for the most advanced workflows.”