Setting up AJA FS-HDR

Livegrade comes with support for AJA FS-HDR devices. Livegrade can control the FS-HDR via a network connection in two different modes:

Dynamic 3D LUT” can be used to apply a grade as a 3D LUT to the live signal.

Colorfront Film” can be used to apply processing of the Colorfront Engine to the live signal. See Using the Colorfront Film Grading Mode on details about using the Colorfront Engine with FS-HDR.

A list of all devices supported in LiveGrade Pro can be found in the Knowledge Base article All Supported Devices in LiveGrade Pro.

For general information about setting up LiveGrade with HD-SDI devices please refer to the article HD-SDI Setup for LiveGrade.

Adding the AJA FS-HDR as a Device

In order to receive look information from LiveGrade Pro, the AJA FS-HDR needs to have a working network connection with the Mac where LiveGrade Pro is running on. Once a correct connection is established, launch LiveGrade and you can proceed to add the AJA FS-HDR as a device. In order to do that, you can choose “Slots” in the main menu and then “Add Device”. Alternatively, you can add the device through the Device Manager.

After that, a configuration window opens:

By hitting “Refresh” you can search for compatible AJA FS-HDR devices connected to your network. All AJA FS-HDR devices found will show up in the table view. Select the intended device and click “Add Device” to add the box to the selected slot.

Working with the AJA FS-HDR device

In the main LiveGrade window, the AJA FS-HDR device is now displayed in the corresponding grading slot as a device.

After selecting the correct grading slot you will be able to adjust the look that is sent to the AJA FS-HDR device by modifying it in the Main Window of LiveGrade Pro.

FS-HDR’s “Dynamic 3D LUT” mode is available in “Single Channel” mode for 4K applications (the same 3D LUT will be applied to all four channels of the device) as well as in “Multi-Channel” mode for  independent LUTs for each of the four HD channels of the device. In order to use the four channels independently from LiveGrade Pro, you need to add the FS-HDR device multiple times, each configured with a different channel.

Checking the Connection Status in the Device Manager

To learn more about the connection state of the AJA FS-HDR device, you can open the Device Manager by clicking on “Devices” above the Grading Slots view.

If connected properly the AJA FS-HDR will show up as a “Device” row in the Device Manager with a green indicator confirming a positive connection status. By clicking on “Config…”  an info window opens where you can see all information available about the connection of LiveGrade Pro with your AJA FS-HDR device.