Kayenne Video Production Center

The World's Most Powerful Switcher

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Kayenne Video Production Center Insights & Highlights
Production Capability Enables The Very Simple To The Most Complex Requests
New Control Capabilities Make TDs More Efficient
Ergonomic Control Panel Reduces Errors and Saves Time
Hot-swappable Modules Allow Uninterrupted Production
Eco-friendly Features That Are Easy On Your Wallet and The Environment

Production Capability Enables The Very Simple To The Most Complex Requests

Grass Valley® Kayenne® switchers range in size from 1.5 to 4.5 M/Es, with the half M/E standard in all models. Among the standard features found on all Kayenne switchers are DoubleTake (split M/E mode) and FlexiKey (programmable clean feed). FlexiKey supports multi-client live programming with up to four outputs.

The complete frame has up to 96 inputs and 48 outputs. Each full M/E has six keyers; four full-function keyers, plus two linear/luminance keyers. In addition, each full-function keyer has two pages (frames) of video and key storage, which free up Image Store outputs. Full-function keyers also have powerful integrated DPMs (iDPM). The half M/E has six linear/luminance keyers.

Kayenne also provides up to 20 DPM channels, including the powerful new expansion DPM (eDPM).

New Control Capabilities Make TDs More Efficient

Source Rules on the Kayenne can be used to automatically add and drop keys determined by a rule specific to that source without using macros or E-MEMs. These rules are executed when the source is selected. Source Rules can also provide look-ahead previews for transitions.

Kayenne includes the unique ability to use the Define E-MEM feature to expose 23 sublevels per M/E for partial keyframing and allows the assignment of non-M/E sublevels to M/Es for precision control when creating and running effects. A generous 999 macros can be recalled in many new ways from the panel, while users can fine-tune them with a standalone Macro Editor.

Kayenne also introduces a Device Control Module (DCM), which supports full-motion control (including jog wheel) for up to 32 devices such as DDRs, VTRs, and Image Store. And a Q-MEM cues library allows the technical crew to learn and recall one or more clips on multiple servers or VTRs Independent of E MEM, the library eliminates the need to tie up multiple E-MEM registers with the same effect for different clips. Q-MEM is closely integrated with the panel's Device Control Module and System Bar.

Ergonomic Control Panel Reduces Errors and Saves Time

The Kayenne control panel was ergonomically designed for easy access to the buttons and controls. It can be mounted flat or in a banked curve with selected M/E stripes angled toward the user. Each source select and aux bus module on the Kayenne features two rows of OLED source name displays that provide ultra-clear text and ultra-wide viewing angles. All buttons are illuminated with a selection of RGB colors, which dynamically change to indicate context (M/E colors, key colors, source colors, and function colors).

For long-time Grass Valley switcher operators, Kayenne brings back the popular and instantly familiar split T-Bar for total control of DoubleTake split M/Es.

Hot-swappable Modules Allow Uninterrupted Production

All control panel modules on the Kayenne are hot swappable, even while on-air, for ease of servicing. This includes individual M/E cards and power supplies.

Eco-friendly Features That Are Easy On Your Wallet and The Environment

Kayenne operators enjoy a silent work environment. All processing and fans have been removed from the switcher itself and placed in a Panel Control Unit (PCU) that can be positioned in a rack up to 15 meters (50 feet) away. And, with a maximum power consumption of 1,000 watts for the 8 RU frame model, Kayenne is also the "greenest" switcher on the planet.