Video Formats

(HD) 1920 x 1080p

(HD) 1920 x 1080PsF

(HD) 1920 x 1080i

(HD) 1280 x 720p

(SD) 625i

(SD) 525i

YCbCr, 4:2:2, 10-bit


Video Input Digital

1x 3G-SDI input, 1x BNC

3G/HD/SD, SMPTE-259/292/424

Single Link 3G-SDI Level A, SMPTE-425-1

(HD) 1920 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

(HD) 1920 x 1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30

(HD) 1920 x 1080i 50, 59.94, 60

(HD) 1280 x 720p 50, 59.94, 60

(SD) 625i 50

(SD) 525i 59.94


Video Output Digital

1x 3G-SDI outputs, 1x BNC

3G/HD/SD, SMPTE-259/292/424

Single Link 3G-SDI Level A, SMPTE-425-1

(HD) 1080p 23.98 (for 23.98 video inputs)

(HD) 1080p 24 (for 24 video inputs)

(HD) 1080p 25 (for 50 video inputs)

(HD) 1080p 29.97 (for 59.94 video inputs)

(HD) 1080p 30 (for 60 video inputs)

(HD) 1080p 50 (for 50 video inputs)

(HD) 1080p 59.94 (for 23.98, 59.94 video inputs)

(HD) 1080p 60 (for 24, 30 or 60 video inputs)

(HD) 1080PsF 23.98 (for 23.98 video inputs)

(HD) 1080PsF 24 (for 24 video inputs)

(HD) 1080PsF 25 (for 50 video inputs)

(HD) 1080PsF 29.97 (for 59.94 video inputs)

(HD) 1080Psf 30 (for 30 or 60 video inputs)

(HD) 1080i 59.94 (for 23.98, or 59.94 video inputs)

(HD) 1080i 60 (for 24, 30, or 60 video inputs)

(HD) 1080i 50 (for 25 or 50 video inputs)

(HD) 720p 50 (for 50 video inputs)

(HD) 720p 59.94 (for 23.98, 59.94 video inputs)

(HD) 720p 60 (for 24, 30, or 60 video inputs)

(SD) 625i 50 (for 25 or 50 fps video inputs)

(SD) 525i 59.94 (for 23.98 or 59.94 video inputs)


Monitor Output Digital

1x HDMI standard type A connector


Color space, YCbCr or RGB

Bit depth, 8 or 10

RGB Range, SMPTE or Full Range


Video Processing

Frame rate conversion/film cadence removal/insertion (3:2)

Freeze (on input signal loss) to black or last good frame

AFD input detection, down-convert control

Nominal video delay HD/SD, 1 frame



Hardware 10-bit

4x3 Pillar: results in a 4x3 image at center screen with black sidebars

14x9 Pillar: results in a 4x3 image zoomed slightly to fill a 14x9 image with black side bars

Full Screen: results in a 4x3 image stretched horizontally to fill in a 16x9 screen

Letterbox to Full: results in image zoomed to fill fullscreen

Wide Zoom: results in a combination of zoom and horizontal stretch to fill a 16x9 screen; this setting will introduce a small aspect ratio change



Hardware 10-bit

Crop: image is cropped to fit new screen size

Anamorphic: HD image is converted to full-screen SD with a 16x9 aspect ratio

14x9: image is reduced slightly with aspect ratio preserved, black is added top and bottom, and the left and right sides are cropped

Auto AFD: automatically selects the best down-convert mode based on the input video's Active Format Description (AFD) code

Letterbox: image is reduced with black top and bottom added to image area with the aspect ratio preserved



Hardware 10-bit

1080i to 720p

720p to 1080i

720p to 1080PsF


Aspect Ratio Conversion for SD to SD

Letterbox: transforms SD anamorphic material to a letterboxed image

H Crop: produces a horizontally stretched effect on the image; transforms anamorphic SD to full frame

SD Pillarbox: produces an image in the center of the screen with black borders on the left and right sides and an anamorphized image in the center

V Crop: transforms SD letterbox material to an anamorphic image

14x9: anamorphic to 14x9 conversion


Audio Input Digital

48 kHz sample rate

1x SDI embedded input

16-channels, 24-bit (20-bit SD), SMPTE-272/29


Audio Output Digital

48 kHz sample rate

1x SDI embedded output

16-channels, 24-bit (20-bit SD), SMPTE-272/299


Audio I/O

16-channel embedded SDI audio input

16-channel embedded SDI audio output

2 or 8-channel HDMI audio output

2x RCA style analog outputs at -10 dBu (nominal)


Ancillary Data

Supports pass-through of PCM embedded audio      

Supports pass-through of non-PCM audio when source is in time with the selected ref (SDI In or Ext Ref).  Non-PCM audio is not supported during frame sync operation.

All other ANC data is not passed


Reference Input

External, 1x BNC

Blackburst or tri-level sync

75-ohms terminating



Lock to External Reference

Lock to SDI input

Free run



 The FS-Mini does not encode the HDMI output with HDCP encryption. By definition, HD-SDI inputs to the FS-Mini are unencrypted. The HDMI specification requires HDMI monitors to support unencrypted inputs.


User Interface

USB port used with supplied cable and Mini-Config software application to configure device via PC or Mac

External DIP switches


Size (w x d x h)

5.8" x 3.1" x 1.0" (147.32 x 78.74 x 25.4 mm)



0.7 lb (0.3 kg)



+5VDC Regulated, 9 Watts, Power Supply Required (included with purchase)



Safe Operating Temperature Range: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)

Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 C (-40 to 140 F)

Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing

Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)


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