K2 Summit IP
IP-enabled Client for 3G Workflows

The K2 Summit IP is a new member of the K2 Summit family enabling SMPTE ST 2022-6 IP connectivity for audio and video in production applications. K2 Summit IP is the ideal server solution for any K2 media server with an existing requirement for IP connectivity, or a desire to migrate to IP in the future, including TICO lossless transport compression that allows 12G 4K (UHD-1/3840x2160p50/59.94) over SDI and IP-based infrastructures with minimal processing and 4:1 compression. This allows a single 3G-SDI cable to carry a 4K signal, as opposed to four 3G cables where the signal will have to be split into four components and then re-assembled.

  • K2 Summit IP with SMPTE ST 2022-6 I/O will also continue to support baseband video
  • Available as standalone server with internal storage or as a client with external storage
  • Field upgradeable
  • Excellent interoperability with SMPTE ST 2022-6 enabled cameras, production switchers and signal management systems
  • Can be “mixed & matched” to combine SMPTE ST 2022-6 IP and SDI codecs to suit the requirements of individual broadcasters
  • Seamless integration with K2 Dyno and LDX IP-enabled camera base stations
  • TICO compression (scheduled for summer 2016)

As per K2 Summit 3G, but with the following additions:

  • 4 SD/HD channels
  • All channels are bidirectional
  • IP Interface: 2x SFP modules per codec board


  • 2 or 4 SD/HD channels
  • All channels are bidirectional
Video Channels
  • 2 or 4 bidirectional HD/SD-SDI record/play channels
  • BNC, 75Ω
  • SD SDI: SMPTE 259M, ITU R601, 525/625 line component, 10-bit
  • HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M, 10-bit
  • HD: SMPTE 424M

  • DV, DVCAM, DV25, DV50
  • MPEG-2@ML 4:2:0, I-Frame & Long GOP 2-15 Mb/s
  • MPEG-2 @ML 4:2:2, I-Frame & Long GOP 4-50 Mb/s
  • MPEG-2@HL 4:2:0, I-Frame & Long GOP 12-100 Mb/s
  • MPEG-2 @HL 4:2:2, I-Frame & Long GOP 20-100 Mb/s
  • XDCAM HD (18, 25, 35 Mb/s)
  • XDCAM HD 4:2:2 (50 Mb/s)
  • AVC-Intra 50/100 (optional)
  • AVC-Intra Class 100 1080p50/60 Level A (optional)
  • H.264/AVCHD playback (optional)
  • DNxHD 115, 120, 145, 175, 185, 222 Mb/s 720p and 1080i (optional)

Proxy Encoding
  • 4 or 8 streams (licensed through AppCenter Pro and AppCenter Elite)
  • Each stream includes 1 video and up to 8 audio tracks for recording
  • Any audio tracks can be selected when streaming
Video: MPEG-4 part 10
Audio: AAC

ChannelFlex Modes (optional)
  • Multicam (up to 4 channels)
  • Super slo-mo (1 or 2 channels)
  • 3D (up to 4 channels)
  • Video+key (up to 4 channels)

Audio Special Features
  • Scrub audio support (±2X)
  • Audio click elimination
  • Agile playback of clips with different supported audio formats
  • Audio tagging and audio mapping (with K2 AppCenter Pro)
  • Audio mix effects (PCM only)
  • Cross fade between tracks
  • Fade up/down

Power Requirements
  • Dual redundant 600W maximum, 400W typical
  • Auto-sensing, hot-swap
  • 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz

Monitor Modes
  • SDI monitor out w/timecode burn-in
  • VGA multiviewer – w/definable text overlay for above displays including channel name, clip name, transport status, play speed, audio meters, and other status

Video Playback Output
  • Any supported format can be played seamlessly back-to-back
  • Output can be delayed at pixel resolution within a range of one frame
  • Freeze mode: frame or field
  • Off-speed play: line interpolation provides jitter free slow-motion playback in both directions

Video Mix Effects (optional)
  • Dissolves between two video tracks on same channel
  • Fade up/down to matte color (default is black)
  • Max duration per transition: user selectable

Environmental Characteristics
Operating temperature: 10° to +40°C (50° to 104°F)
Non-operating temperature: -40° to +60°C (-40° to 140°F)
Operating relative humidity: 20% to 80% from -5° to +45°C (23° to 113°F)
Non-operating relative humidity: 10% to 80% from -30° to +60°C (-22° to 140°F)

12 in, 12 out: 25-pin D connector (DB25)

Height: 9 cm (3.5 in.) – 2 RU
Width: 44.5 cm (17.5 in.)
Depth: 61.6 cm (24.5 in.)
Weight: 24 kg (53 lbs.) maximum

  • Redundant power supplies (hot-swappable)
  • Redundant cooling

Up/Down/Cross Conversion and Aspect Ratio
  • 525↔1080i, 525↔720p, 625↔1080i, 625↔720p
  • 720p↔1080i cross conversion
  • AFD support for 4:3↔16:9 aspect ratio conversion with format specified on a channel basis with clip-by-clip override capability
  • Bar, half-bar, crop, and stretch options configurable via UI, AMP protocol, or K2.net

E-to-E Mode
  • Less than one frame delay
  • No re-timing applied

  • Record or play up to 16 tracks per channel
  • 32 audio tracks per clip stored on disk

Embedded Audio Tracks
16 tracks embedded, per video channel

Reference Genlock
  • NTSC/PAL black composite analog
  • Two BNC, 75Ω passive loop through
  • Burst frequency lock: PAL, +10 Hz at subcarrier NTSC, +20 Hz at subcarrier
  • Tri-Level sync conforms to SMPTE 296M-2001 for 1280x720P systems and SMPTE 274M-2008 for 1920x1080

  • LTC SMPTE 12M, one per channel
  • One mini-XLR per input and one mini- XLR with input and output
  • 1 kΩ input, 50Ω output impedance
  • One VITC reader/writer per video:
    • Lines 10-21 on 525 configurations, lines 6-23 on 625 configurations
    • Ancillary timecode

  • Four RS-422 serial ports
  • 100/1000Base-T Ethernet port
  • BVW (RS-422) (w/o insert edit)
  • VDCP (RS-422)
  • AMP (RS-422 and Ethernet)
  • K2.net native API

Media Exchange
MXF OP1a, GXF (SMPTE 360M), AVI, and QuickTime

Discrete AES/EBU Audio Tracks (per video channel)
  • 8 input and 8 output tracks (4 AES pairs) audio
  • DB25 pin connector (optional) – Yamaha AES D-sub pin out (CD8AES & MY8AE)

Audio Specifications
  • Input: 48 kHz, 16-, or 24-bit digital audio PCM
  • Sample rate conversion on inputs (32 kHz to 96 kHz) to 48 kHz
  • Output: 48 kHz clock derived from video reference, 16- or 24-bit
  • Compliant with SD-SMPTE 259M, HD-SMPTE 292M
  • Compressed audio types: AC-3 and Dolby E pass-through
  • Audio delay adjustable ±200 ms relative to output video

Remote Monitoring
Grass Valley SNMP-based remote facility-monitoring software

UL 60950, FCC Class A, EMC Class A, CE, C-Tick, CSA 60950, IEC 950, EN 60950

Included in Package
  • Power cords (2)
  • LTC cables (4)
  • Quick Start guide
  • USB stick with documentation and recovery image

K2 Summit 3G Production Clients with Internal Storage (in hours*)
600 GB RAID-1 (6/6) 240 120 60 207 183 132
600 GB RAID-0 (12/0) 480 240 120 414 366 264
900 GB RAID-1 (6/6) 360 180 90 310 275 198
900 GB RAID-0 (12/0) 720 360 180 621 549 396
RAID-1 = 6 data drives and 6 parity drives. RAID-0 = 12 data drives
* Time for video with four 16-bit audio channels, no ancillary data. Times are estimated and can vary by ±10%.

K2 Summit IP Server (2-channel), comprising K2 Summit server I/O client and one 2-channel codec module

K2 Summit IP Server (4-channel), comprising K2 Summit server I/O client and two 2-channel codec modules

Upgrade Kits
K2 Summit Client IP Codec Module — add SMPTE ST 2022-6 connectivity to K2 Summit Client (Factory Install)
K2 Summit Client IP Codec Module — add SMPTE ST 2022-6 connectivity to K2 Summit Client (Field Kit)

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