FOR-A will introduce an optional audio function card for its FRC-7000 HD frame rate converter at NAB2008 in Las Vegas.
The new FRC-70DA16 audio option card supports 16 channels of digital audio input and output. Delay compensation can now be performed for all audio channels, including international sporting event broadcasts where many audio channels are required, or when HDCAM SR 12-channel audio is being used for recording. The FRC-70DA16 can be equipped with Dolby E encoding/decoding as an option.
A sampling rate converter and individually adjustable delay circuit have now been added as standard functions on the FRC-7000. An automatic mapping function for the audio channels is also provided, greatly reducing the setup time for audio environments with mixed Dolby E and PCM signals.