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Karrera Video Production Center
Magnificently Modular

As a software-based platform, Karrera®—now available with K-Frame™—is a new modular approach to production switchers. It rips up every handbook ever written and puts you at its heart for more creativity with less energy. In fact it's so efficient it uses up to 50% less power than other comparable switchers making it green with a capital 'G'.

How low can you go? Lower your initial hardware investment with this Grass Valley® switcher. When your production needs change in the future, there's no need to replace your Karrera—simply upgrade. This lightweight production switcher also makes it easier for your production truck to move from place to place.

High-definition support however you like it: K-Frame supports Karrera to give you the ability to configure full 3G 1080p50/60 HD support. The intuitive control panel and the touchscreen side panel interface are easy to learn, meaning new operators will quickly be up and running—ideal if you use freelance operators.

First-class flexibility: The FlexiKey™ feature allows a single switcher to separately program configurations of keyers from each M/E output so you can do more. Switched-on savvy operators love this production switcher—don't you?

Numbers worth noting: When needed, this 1080p-capable switcher can adapt to offer up to 192 inputs, 96 outputs, and up to 9 M/Es with six keyers in every full M/E.

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  • Standard Frame:
    • Up to 192 inputs and 96 outputs
    • Up to 9 M/Es, accessible across two suites – by using DoubleTake™ this may be increased to 18 virtual M/Es
    • Up to 16 iDPMs (integrated Digital Picture Manipulators), assigned as either floating iDPMs or within an eDPM at user's discretion
  • Compact Frame:
    • Up to 80 inputs and 48 outputs
    • Up to 5 M/Es – by using DoubleTake this may be increased to 10 virtual M/Es
    • Up to 8 iDPMs, assigned as either floating iDPMs or within an eDPM at user's discretion
  • Fully digital 10-bit 4:2:2 video switcher including 1080p level A or B support
  • Optional smart I/O modules provide up/down/crossconversion
  • Integrated macro editor allows users to edit macros online or offline on a PC running the menu application
  • Source Rules links keyers to sources and set rules for whether they are on, off, or left alone on every M/E with full look-ahead preview
  • Every M/E has six keyers with standard keying modes including chromakey, two frame stores per keyer, and every keyer in a full M/E can use the floating iDPM system
  • Optional DoubleTake split M/E mode effectively increases the number of M/Es and includes FlexiKey™ programmable clean feed mode for separately programmable configurations of keyers from four M/E outputs
  • 2D DPMs (resizers) on every M/E, with 6 pairs of 2D DPMs per M/E so the iDPMs can be used for more complex digital effects
  • The Controller M/E has a full complement of six keyers with chromakeys and 2D DPMs
  • Aux bus transitions for dissolves and wipes on aux bus outputs
  • Interfaces with Grass Valley routers and their control systems
  • Integrated Image Store capable of delivering up to 1,800 stills or 30 seconds of 1080p video to 10 video and key pair outputs
  • LDK Series & LDX Series™ camera control with Ethernet tally via Connect Gateway
  • Integrated external ClipStore provides multiple channels of video/key pairs for up to 10+ hours of nonvolatile video/key/audio clip content
  • 999 macros with many new ways to recall macros from the panel
  • 1,000 E-MEM registers with Define E-MEM for fine control in creation and editing of effects
  • RGB color correction on M/E buses and aux bus outputs
  • System Control area with device control sub-sections, switched preview, aux bus delegation, and macro controls
NOTE: Specifications shown here are for Karrera with K-Frame Panel configurations. For Karrera with classic Karrera Panel configuration specifications, please refer to the "Karrera Video Production Center" Data Sheet located within the Product Documents tab.

Mechanical Specifications
Component Depth Width Height Weight Rack Units
Control Panels
KRR-PNL-200-25 362 mm (14.3 in.) 1248.6 mm (49.2 in.) 132 mm (5.2 in.) 18.71 kg (41.25 lbs.) n/a
KRR-PNL-200-25C 510 mm (20.08 in.) 1010 mm (39.77 in.) 178 mm (7.01 in.) 18.71 kg (41.25 lbs.) n/a
KRR-PNL-300-35 510 mm (20.08 in.) 1440.6 mm (56.72 in.) 178 mm (7.01 in.) 28.28 kg (62.4 lbs.) n/a
KRR-PNL-AUX-25 162 mm (6.38 in.) 610 mm (24.02 in.) 76 mm (3.00 in.) 3.07 kg (6.75 lbs.) n/a
KRR-PNL-AUX-35 162 mm (6.38 in.) 800 mm (31.50 in.) 76 mm (3.00 in.) 4.08 kg (9.0 lbs.) n/a
Frames
K-FRM-100C (6 RU*) 558.8 mm (22.0 in.) 482.8 mm (19 in.) 266 mm (10.47 in.) 31.1 kg (68.2 lbs.) 6*
K-FRM-100S (13 RU*) 566.2 mm (22.29 in.) 482.8 mm (19 in.) 577.1 mm (22.72 in.) 55.1 kg (121.0 lbs.) 13*
K-FRM-PSU-FRAME (1 RU)** 492 mm (19.37 in.) 483.1 mm (19 in.) 44 .0 mm (1.75 in.) 10.5 kg (23.0 lbs.) 1
Weights for the K-FRM-100C and K-FRM-100S are with fully populated units
* Does not include required 1 RU K-FRM-PSU-FRAME power supply frame
** Frame weight is with two power supplies. A single power supply weighs 2.5 kg (5.4 lbs.). The K-FRM-PSU-FRAME supports up to three power supplies.


Frame M/Es Inputs Outputs GPI Inputs Per Board GPI/Tally Outputs Per Board Smart I/O (MatchDef/SetDef)
Compact 6 RU 1 to 5* 32 to 64 plus up to 16 Smart I/O 16 to 32 dual plus up to 16 Smart I/O 8 per input 32 per input board Each Smart I/O card provides 4 inputs and 4 outputs with 4 up/down/crossconversion (MatchDef/SetDef) capability
Standard 13 RU 1 to 9* 32 to 160 plus up to 32 Smart I/O 16 to 64 dual plus up to 32 Smart I/O 8 per input 32 per input board
Board Count
Compact 6 RU Up to 2 M/E boards (two M/Es per board) Up to 2 input boards (32 inputs per board) Up to 2 output boards (16 dual outputs per board)     Up to 4 I/O modules
Standard 13 RU Up to 4 M/E boards (two M/Es per board) Up to 5 input boards (32 inputs per board) Up to 4 output boards (16 dual outputs per board)
    Up to 8 I/O modules
* Includes Controller M/E

Video Standards
3G Mode:
  • 1080p 50 Hz SMPTE 425-1 section 4 – Level A
  • 1080p 59.94 Hz SMPTE 425-1 section 4 – Level A
  • 1080p 60 Hz SMPTE 425-1 section 4 – Level A
  • 1080p 50 Hz SMPTE 425-1 section 5 – Level B
  • 1080p 59.94 Hz SMPTE 425-1 section 5 – Level B
  • 1080p 60 Hz SMPTE 425-1 section 5 – Level B
HD Mode:
  • 1080i 29.97 Hz SMPTE 274M
  • 1080i 30 Hz SMPTE 274M
  • 1080i 25 Hz SMPTE 274M
  • 720p 50 Hz SMPTE 296M
  • 720p 59.94 Hz SMPTE 296M
  • 720p 60 Hz SMPTE 296M
SD Mode*:
  • 525i 29.97 Hz SMPTE 259M
  • 625i 25 Hz SMPTE 259M

Serial Digital Video Inputs
Interface:
  • 3G video formats SMPTE 424M-2006
  • HD video formats SMPTE 292M-1998
  • SD video formats SMPTE 259M-1997 ITU-R BT.656
Return loss:
  • >15 dB, 5 MHz to 1.5 GHz
  • >10 dB, 1.5 GHz to 3.0 GHz
Type of connector: 75Ω BNC (SMPTE 259M)
Nominal amplitude: 800 mVp-p terminated
Input impedance: 75Ω
Max. cable length: using Belden 1694A type cable
  • 3G video 140m (459 ft.) typical
  • HD video 200m (656 ft.) typical
  • SD video 350m (1,148 ft.) typical

Serial Digital Video Outputs
Interface:
  • 3G video formats SMPTE 424M-2006
  • HD video formats SMPTE 292M-1998
  • SD video formats SMPTE 259M-1997 ITU-R BT.656
Return loss:
  • >15 dB, 5 MHz to 1.5 GHz
  • >10 dB, 1.5 GHz to 3.0 GHz
Type of connector: 75Ω BNC (SMPTE 259M)
Nominal amplitude: 800 mVp-p across 75Ω
Rise and fall times:
  • 3G & HD video formats ≤ 135 ps between 20% and 80% amplitude
  • SD video formats, 400 to 1400 ps between 20% and 80% amplitude
Timing jitter:
  • 3G video formats ≤ 2.0 UI
  • HD video formats ≤ 1.0 UI
  • SD video formats ≤ 0.2 UI
Alignment jitter:
  • 3G video formats ≤ 0.3 UI
  • HD video formats ≤ 0.2 UI
  • SD video formats ≤ 0.2 UI
Output impedance: 75Ω
DC offset: <500 mV with 75Ω termination
Ancillary and embedded data: blanked or passed (user selectable)
EDH: blanked

Analog Reference Input
Video standard: Analog Black or Tri-level sync
Return loss: >40 dB, up to 5 MHz
Connectors: 2 BNC loop-through
Impedance: 75Ω external termination

Communications
Connections:
  • Panel to frame: LAN cable 100m (328 ft.) max. length
  • Menu panel to frame: LAN cable 100m (328 ft.) max. length
Interoperability:
The Karrera Video Production Center is interoperable with the Encore™, Jupiter™, and SMS-7000 routing control Systems; LDK Series and LDX Series cameras using Connect Gateway; and with the K2 media server family (including the K2 Summit® and K2 Solo®), legacy Profile® servers, M-Series™ iVDRs, Turbo™ iDDRs, and T2™ iDDRs.

Supported Control Protocols
The Karrera Video Production Center supports Ethernet and serial AMP protocol (standard in all systems), serial BVW and Odetics protocols, as well as controlling devices using PBus II and GPIs
  • Serial BVW-75 for VTR control
  • AMP (advanced media protocol) for Profile PVS, Profile XP Media Platform, K2, M-Series, Turbo iDDR, and T2 iDDR systems over Ethernet
  • Grass Valley Native Protocol for Routers/routing control systems (Trinix™/Trinix NXT, Venus™, Triton™, and third-party routers; Jupiter and Encore router control systems)
  • Ethernet Tally (optional)
  • Ethernet CPL to control Grass Valley external remote AUX Panels
  • Grass Valley editor protocol for edit controllers and external control

Power
Video Processing Frame 6 RU:
  • Line voltage: 100V-240 VAC ±10% power factor corrected
  • Automatic line-voltage sensing for 120V and 240V sources
  • Line frequency: 50/60 Hz ±5%
  • Power consumption: max. 900W
  • Leakage current: <2.5 mA
Video Processing Frame 13 RU:
  • Line voltage: 100V-240 VAC ±10% power factor corrected
  • Automatic line-voltage sensing for 120V and 240V sources
  • Line frequency: 50/60 Hz ±5%
  • Power consumption: max. 1400W (1000W with eDPM)
  • Leakage current: <2.5 mA
Control Panel:
  • Line voltage: 100V-240 VAC ±10% power factor corrected
  • Automatic line-voltage sensing for 120V and 240V sources
  • Line frequency: 50/60 Hz ±5%
  • Power consumption: max. 200W
  • Leakage current: <2.5 mA

Environmental Conditions
Storage temperature: -20 to 70ºC (-4 to 158ºF)
Operating temperature: 0 to 40ºC (32 to 104ºF)
Relative humidity: 0-95% (non-condensing)
Electromagnetic environment: E2 (according to EN55103-1, -2)

*SD mode available mid 2013 for full SD operation – scalers permit SD I/Os in HD mode
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March 27, 2014
Hillsboro, Ore., March 27, 2014 — Brazil's Empresa Paulista de Televisão (EPTV), part of the commercial network TV Globo, replaced their SD OB van with a brand new HD OB van equipped with a scalable Grass Valley® live production solution for HD coverage of major sporting events including the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The purchase includes 12 LDX WorldCam™ advanced imaging cameras, 12 XCU WorldCam™ eXchangeable Control Units, which support fiber as well as triax, and a Karrera® Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame™.
Hillsboro, Ore., March 24, 2014 — Atresmedia, a leading TV and media group in Spain, is outfitting its new HD studio with several live production solutions from Grass Valley including the powerful Karrera® Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame™, as well as a K2 Dyno® Replay System. Atresmedia operates eight on-air channels that deliver news, magazines, entertainment shows, top quality TV series and movies to millions of viewers across Spain. This new solution from Grass Valley will enable Atresmedia to double its on-air studio production capabilities and make its current workflow more consistent and smooth. The broadcaster expects its new TV studio to be fully operational by April 2014.

Switchers Solution Data Sheet

Grass Valley Video Production Center switchers are engineered for fast, efficient, and creative productions. Easy to load and transport show programming, combined with automation and powerful features using macros and timelines mean greater efficiency. As an integral component of creating live television coverage of sports, entertainment, and news from both studio and mobile installations, Kayenne and Karrera include familiar controls and intuitive interfaces. These systems define the industry standard operation, so training costs are lower, and finding operators is easy.

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