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The FD300 Board

The FD300 board - Click here to enlarge

The FD300 board is a hardware framework for all the "Forward T" product line. In addition to the video input/output device (two input channels and one output channel), the board provides three audio input/output stereo channels. It is possible to install several boards in the same computer to build multichannel solutions.

Various ways of connecting external devices (signal sources/receivers) to the board are possible: using the cable set (supplied with the delivery set) with connectors at the ends of the cables or via the breakout boxes (optionally). For more specific information, please go to the "Connections" Section. The board specification is available in the "Documentation" Section.

 To use SDI digital video signals in the "Forward T" products, an SDI-in/out option connected to the FD300 board is available.

The FD300 Board Specification

Video format PAL, SECAM: 720x576, 25 fps
NTSC: 720x480, 29.97 fps
Internal video data processing YUV 4:2:2 or YUV with transparency 4:2:2:4, 8-bit per component
Video inputs Two independent video channels with connection:
- up to 12 composite sources
- up to 6 S-Video sources
- up to 3 component sources (YUV, YUVS, RGB, RGBS)
SDI (optionally)
Two channels of time-base correction (TBC)
Video outputs Possible combinations:
- Y/C + CVBS
- YUV + CVBS
- YUVS/RGBS
- YUV + Key/transparency channel
SDI (optionally)
Synchronization Video output genlock to one of the video inputs
Audio
  • Inputs: 6 mono or 3 stereo
  • Outputs: 6 mono or 3 stereo
  • Format: uncompressed (PCM), 16 bit, from 8 to 48 KHz
  • Microphone amplifier for 2 stereo channels
  • Configurable audio delay (independent for each input channel)
  • Routing any input channel to any output channel with an adjustable volume
  • Synchronizing audio to the video signal
  • Balance XLR connectors (optionally)

  Supplying as an OEM kit with an SDK for third-party developers is available. You can get the current version of SDK on the "Download" page.