Grass Valley Kula 1 M/E Production Switcher

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Grass Valley Kula 1 M/E is an entry-level production switcher designed for the professional broadcast and AV markets. It offers a powerful feature set in a compact system for easy installation and operation.

Whatever the application — broadcast production, sports, house of worship, entertainment and conference/live events — Kula meets all your production needs with a simple path forward to higher production values.

The Grass Valley Kula 1 M/E is available with 18 inputs and 12 assignable outputs are available with 6 bidirectional I/Os. It provides 20 total M/E key layers and 10 channels of Clipstore output.

Features:

  • 2 RU / 18 inputs / 12 assignable outputs
  • M/E supports 4 full effects keyers with lin/luma, 4 assignable DVE engines (will give 8 independent boxes)
  • Large internal ClipStore with 10 outputs holding 2 minutes of uncompressed HD video and audio content that is totally routable
  • 4 floating resizable downstream keyers for main or aux outputs
  • Clearly labeled control panel with separate mnemonics for source, key and macro names

*monitor not included

TV Standards
2.97 Gb/s Video Standards (3G/1080p)

  • 1080p60 SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p60 SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p60 SMPTE ST 425/Level B
  • 1080p59.94 SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p59.94 SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p59.94 SMPTE ST 425/Level B
  • 1080p50 SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p50 SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p50 SMPTE ST 425/Level B

1.485 Gb/s Video Standards (HD)

  • 1080i60 SMPTE ST 274(4), SMPTE ST 292(D)
  • 1080i59.94 SMPTE ST 274(5), SMPTE ST 292(E)
  • 1080i50 SMPTE ST 274(6), SMPTE ST 292(F)
  • 1035i60 SMPTE ST 260, SMPTE ST 292(A)
  • 1035i59.94 SMPTE ST 260, SMPTE ST 292(B)
  • 1080PsF30
  • 1080PsF29.97
  • 1080PsF25
  • 1080PsF24
  • 1080PsF23.976
  • 1080p30 SMPTE ST 274(7), SMPTE ST 292(G)
  • 1080p29.97 SMPTE ST 274(8), SMPTE ST 292(H)
  • 1080p25 SMPTE ST 274(9), SMPTE ST 292(I)
  • 1080p24 SMPTE ST 274(10), SMPTE ST 292(J)
  • 1080p23.976 SMPTE ST 274(11), SMPTE ST 292(K)
  • 720p60 SMPTE ST 296(1), SMPTE ST 292(L)
  • 720p59.94 SMPTE ST 296(2), SMPTE ST 292(M)
  • 720p50 SMPTE ST 296(2), SMPTE ST 292(M)

270 Mb/s Video Standards (SD)

  • 576i 16:9
  • 576i 4:3
  • 480i 16:9
  • 480i 4:3

Reference
Analog genlock high-definition tri-level syncs signal or SD 1V blackburst

Frame
Video Signal Inputs

  • 18 SD/HD/3G-SDI HD/SD/3G (270 Mb/s / 1.485 Gb/s / 2.97 Gb/s)
  • Serial digital interface: As REC601/SMPTE ST 292/SMPTE ST 424 via BNC connectors

Video Signal Outputs

  • 6 SD/HD/3G-SDI assignable via BNC connectors

Video Bidirectional Ports

  • HD/SD/3G (270 Mb/s / 1.485 Gb/s / 2.97 Gb/s)
  • Serial digital interface: As REC601/ SMPTE ST 292 / SMPTE ST 424 via BNC connectors
  • 6 bidirectional ports

Genlock

  • Genlock reference 2 off analog sync via BNC connectors

Control Interfaces

  • 66 GPI tally/GPO outputs: Assignable GPI/GPO isolated contact closures via 3x 25-way D-Type. Assignable as GPI or GPO
  • 16 10/100/1000base-T 3x RJ45 Ethernet connectors fixings
  • 2x RS-422 control ports
  • 2x USB

Power
Kula frame: Auto sensing 100-250 VAC power supply: 50/60 Hz nominal. Two fully independent hot-swappable PSU modules, with separate mains power feeds via 2x 13A IEC – 320-C14
Power consumption: <400W
Temp range: 5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F), noncondensing operating

Mechanical
2 RU

  • Height: 87 mm (3.42 in.)
  • Depth: 604.8 mm (23.81 in.)
  • Weight: Approx. 14 kg (30.3 lbs.)

Kula Control 1 M/E 16 Crosspoint Panel

  • Width: 834 mm (32.83 in.)
  • Depth: 139.7 mm (5.5 in.)
  • Height: 64.7 mm (2.55 in.), 123.3 mm (4.86 in.)total height including T-Bar)
  • Weight: Approx. 3.5 kg (7.72 lbs.)

Kula Control 1 M/E 24 Crosspoint Panel

  • Width: 994 mm (39.13 in.)
  • Depth: 139.7 mm (5.5 in.)
  • Height: 64.7 mm (2.55 in.), 123.3 mm (4.86 in.)total height including T-Bar
  • Weight: Approx. 5 kg (11.02 lbs.)

Kula Control 1 M/E Panel (Rackmount)

  • Width: 482.6 mm (19 in.)
  • Depth: 221.5 mm (8.72 in.)
  • Height: 87.9 mm (3.46 in.), 146.5 mm (5.79 in.)total height including T-Bar
  • Weight: Approx. 3.6 kg (7.14 lbs.)

Connectors Kula 1 M/E and 1 M/E Rackmount
Frame Communications

  • 2x 16 10/100/1000base-T 3x RJ45 Ethernet connectors fixings

Internal Panel Connection

  • 6x RJ45 Ethernet connectors fixings. Connection to other MAV modules
  • NOT Ethernet connections, must be direct to MAV modules. Do not use network switches or hubs
  • CAT5 or above cables – crossover cables are NOT suitable

2x USB 2 ports
1x monitor connection to local touchscreen
PSU:
2x fully independent external PSU modules with separate mains power feeds via 2x 10A IEC leads
Output from each PSU: 12V DC 100W via Kycon KPPX 4-pin or compatible connectors to the KPP control surface
2 supplied as standard, one PSU provides dual redundancy

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