Grass Valley Kahuna 24 M/E Multiformat Switcher

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Grass Valley Kahuna fully-featured 4K UHD, HD and SD live production for both IP and SDI operations.

The Grass Valley Kahuna 9600, Kahuna 6400 and Kahuna 4800 offer more performance and flexibility than ever before in Kahuna family, including 4K UHD and HDR capabilities.

Together with Kahuna Maverik control surface, Kahuna family provides a large feature set, including more power for M/E functionality and enchanced DVE resize engines.

In September 2019 ES Broadcast has made the single biggest purchase of Grass Valley LDX 86N UHD cameras to date. The company has invested in 151 cameras and 15 Kahuna production switchers to prepare for major sporting events in 2020 and to meet increasing demand for UHD.


  • Freedom in combining mixers, keyers and DVE effects to create any on-air style
  • Built-in intelligence allows the switcher to handle the mundane, freeing you to create great productions
  • Dramatically reduce the overhead of show setup times
  • Advanced file workflow tools enable you to turn around content in seconds
  • Designed for mission critical operations with a hot-swappable architecture
  • Innovative automated features provide even greater on-air confidence
  • Unique Make M/E technology allows users to select available switcher resources to create a tailor-made M/E for specific requirements
  • FormatFusion3 enables true multiformat operations, supporting any combination of SD, HD, 1080p (level A & B) and 4K UHD. This eliminates the need for external conversion, reducing capital outlay, removing system timing issues and saving engineering setup time
Kahuna 4800 Kahuna 6400 Kahuna 9600
Number of M/Es & keyers 2-4 full M/Es each with 4 keyers 1-3 full M/Es each with 8 keyers 1-6 full M/Es each with 8 keyers
Max number of M/Es with Make M/E N/A 12 24
Number of inputs 48 or 60 Up to 60 Up to 120
Number of SuperKeyers 8 12 24
Number of eKeys (all with chromakey functionality) 8 12 24
Number of key layers 24 36 72
Number of outputs 24 as standard, upgrade to 32 Up to 32 Up to 64
3D DVE (Up to 4 channels per board)
Internal ClipStore 10 outputs 10 outputs 20 outputs
FormatFusion3 on all inputs
Fusion3 on all outputs (in groups of 8)
Programmable outputs 1 per M/E 8 per M/E 8 per M/E
RGB Color correction (input and all outputs)
Multipanel operation Up to 3 panels Unlimited Unlimited
Third-party integration
4K UHD ready