Grass Valley Kula AV 1 M/E Production Switcher

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Grass Valley Kula AV 1 M/E is a powerful, multiformat all-in-one system that mixes video and digital or analogue audio and has built-in multiviewer capability.

Grass Valley Kula AV is an “All in One” production switcher designed for the professional broadcast and AV markets. Along with a powerful production switcher feature set in a compact system, the Kula AV includes internal audio mixer functionality.

In addition to Kula’s 1080p production switcher performance, the Kula AV is an all-in-one solution offering multiviewers, format conversion, audio mixing and a graphics interface within its 2 RU engine. Kula AV has been designed for the likes of Houses of Worship, regional news, sports, events, conferences and education. It is the perfect solution for each environment offering a huge range of features.

Features of Grass Valley Kula AV:

  • 2 RU / 42 inputs / 12 assignable outputs
  • Large internal ClipStore with 10 outputs holding 2 minutes of uncompressed HD video and audio content that is totally routable
  • Eight channels of FormatFusion3 assignable to any input or output
  • Four floating resizable downstream keyers
  • Internal multiviewer with four heads and 12 tiles available
  • 1 M/E control panel with 16 crosspoints and clear OLEDs
  • T-bar with direction strip indicators

*monitor not included

Kula Mainframe
TV Standards
2.97 Gb/s Video Standards (1080p):

  • 1080p 59.94 Hz SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p 59.94 Hz SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p 59.94 Hz SMPTE ST 425/Level B
  • 1080p 50 Hz SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p 50 Hz SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p 50 Hz SMPTE ST 425/Level B

1.485 Gb/s Video Standards (HD):

  • 1080i 60 Hz SMPTE ST 274(4)/292(D)
  • 1080i 59.94 Hz SMPTE ST 274(5)/292(E)
  • 1080i 50 Hz SMPTE ST 274(6)/292(F)
  • 1035i 60 Hz SMPTE ST 260/292(A)
  • 1035i 59.94 Hz SMPTE ST 260/292(B)
  • 1080p 30 Hz sF
  • 1080p 29.97 Hz sF
  • 1080p 25 Hz sF
  • 1080p 24 Hz sF
  • 1080p 23.976 Hz sF
  • 1080p 30 Hz SMPTE ST 274(7)/292(G)
  • 1080p 29.97 Hz SMPTE ST 274(8)/292(H)
  • 1080p 25 Hz SMPTE ST 274(9)/292(I)
  • 1080p 24 Hz SMPTE ST 274(10)/292(J)
  • 1080p 23.976 Hz SMPTE ST 274(11)/292(K)
  • 720p 60 Hz SMPTE ST 296(1)/292(L)
  • 720p 59.94 Hz SMPTE ST 296(2)/292(M)
  • 720p 50 Hz SMPTE ST 296(2)/292(M)

270 Mb/s Video Standards (SD):

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

Audio Connections
4x AES stereo inputs

4x AES stereo outputs

Video Signal Inputs
42 inputs (270 Mb/s / 1.485 Gb/s / 2.97 Gb/s)

2 BNCs configurable as an input or output

Serial digital interface as REC601/SMPTE ST 292/SMPTE ST 424 via BNC connectors

Video Signal Outputs
12 assignable outputs assignable via BNC connectors

Analog genlock high-definition tri-level syncs signal or SD 1V B and B

Genlock reference 1 off analog sync via BNC connector

Control Interfaces
44 GPI Tally/GPO outputs assignable GPI/GPO isolated contact closures via 2x 25-way D-type. Assignable as GPI or GPO

1x 25-way D-type AES audio

10/100/1000base-T via 3x RJ45 Ethernet connectors

4 RS-422 control ports

2x USB 3

Kula AV mainframe: 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 socket

Power consumption: <400W

Temp range: 5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F) non-condensing operating

Mainframe Mechanics
2 rack units

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 Panel (Surface or Rackmountable)

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)

Mainframe communications:

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

Internal panel connection: 2x RJ45 Ethernet connectors. Connection to other MAV modules
NOTE: 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

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

Two supplied as standard, one PSU provides dual redundancy

Mav Audio Fader

Width: 160 mm (6.29 in.)

Depth: 140mm (5.15 in.)

1x RJ45 Ethernet connectors

Internal panel connection: 1x RJ45 Ethernet connectors. Connec­tion to Kula Panel
NOTE: Ethernet connection, must be direct to Kula panel. Do not use network switches or hubs. CAT5 or above cables – crossover cables are not suitable

Power: (POME) Power over Maverik Ethernet


160 mm MavRowFrame Kit
Width: 214 mm (8.41 in.)

Depth: 140 mm (5.15 in.)

Includes MAVROW Ears Pair

Optional 19” rackmount kit available for MAV-AUDIO-FADER


RT Software Connections
Customer-supplied PC requires network cable for connection to Kula AV
Note: PC supplied by customer, 1-year RT Software license included

Grass Valley Kula Family