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K-Frame S-series Switchers

Video Production Center

The GV Korona K-Frame S-series systems combine ultimate mid-range switcher performance, along with proven workflows and simplified control of complex productions. These unrivaled capabilities are offered in three system packages, with 1, 2 or 3 M/Es, for exceptional value.

GV Korona K-Frame S-series systems offer a choice between three new control surfaces with a built-in touchscreen menu system, innovative touchscreens in transition areas, and a K-Frame S-series video processing engine. The systems come pre-configured with 1, 2 or 3 M/Es, 32 inputs and 16 outputs, and software licenses that include floating iDPMs and Chromakeyers, 2DDPMs for each...

FEATURES

K-Frame S-series
  • Compact Frame (6 RU) with 10-bit 4:2:2 video processing:
    • 32 standard inputs, up to 80 maximum
    • 16 standard outputs, up to 48 maximum
    • Up to 6 M/Es for exceptional creative freedom
    • Up to 8 floating DPMs, accessed as either iDPM or eDPM at the user’s discretion
  • 4 full function keyers in every M/E, with standard keying modes including chromakey
  • 2D DPMs (resizers) on every keyer, with 4 pairs of 2D DPMs per M/E
  • Floating 3D iDPMs for more complex digital effects Future-Ready with multiformat support, including 1080p (level A or B) and 4K
  • The K-FRM-IO-10GE IP I/O board for the K-Frame video processing engine offers video-over-IP connectivity for all K-Frame production switchers, using either uncompressed SMPTE ST 2022-6 or 4K 1-wire compressed IP
  • Smart I/O modules provide up/down/crossconversion (optional)
  • Integrated macro builder/editor allows users to edit macros online (or offline) on a PC running the menu application
  • DoubleTake split M/E mode effectively doubles the number of M/Es (optional)
  • FlexiKey programmable clean feed mode for separately programmable configurations of keyers from 4 M/E outputs
  • Aux bus transitions for dissolves and wipes on aux bus outputs
  • Built-in Image Store for storing up to 3,000 stills or 50 seconds of 1080p video to 10 video+key pair outputs
  • Integrated external ClipStore provides multiple channels of video+key pairs for up to 10+ hours of non-volatile video/key/audio clip storage
  • Built-in, dual output multiviewer with 5 pre-configured layouts (maximum 14 panes per layout) with On-Air and Preview tally
  • Interfaces with Grass Valley routers and external Kaleido multiviewers, as well as their control systems
  • LDK Series & LDX Series camera control with Ethernet tally via Connect Gateway
  • 999 macros with multiple means of recall 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 the M/E buses and aux bus outputs (optional)
  • System Control area with device control sub-sections, switched preview, aux bus delegation and macro controls
  • Source Rules links keyers to sources and set rules for “on/off/left alone” on every M/E with full look-ahead preview
  • Ethernet tally connection for integration with external tally systems
  • VDCP Ethernet connect for stadium applications
  • Integrated control of XPression graphics engine using RossTalk protocol

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Mechanical Specifications For complete product dimensions and installation instructions, please refer to the documentation library.

Component Depth Width Height Weight Rack Units
Frames
K-FRM-100CS  558.8 mm (22.0 in.) 482.8 mm (19 in.) 266 mm (10.47 in.) 36.7 kg (81 lbs.) 6

Frame M/Es Inputs Outputs GPI Inputs Per Board GPI/Tally Outputs Per Board Smart I/O
(MatchDef/SetDef)
S-series 6 RU 1 to 6 32 standard, 80 maximum, includes 16 Smart I/O that are SDI or IP** 16 standard, 48 maximum, includes 16 Smart I/O that are SDI or IP** 8 per input board 32 per input board Each Smart I/O module provides 4 inputs and 4 outputs with access to 4 up/down/crossconversion (MatchDef/SetDef) capability
Board Count
S-series 6 RU Up to 2 tri-M/E boards Up to 2 input boards (32 inputs per input board) Up to 2 output boards (16 dual outputs per output board)      Up to 4 Smart I/O modules that are SDI or IP**

* Heights for GV Korona panels include tub rubber feet. ** IP I/O do not support MatchDef/SetDef

Video Standards

4K UHD Mode:

  • 2-Sample-Interleave (2SI), 4x 1080p or TICO-compressed 4K 1-Wire
  • 4 quadrant quad link, 4x 1080p

3G Mode: 1080p50/59.94/60, Level A and Level B HD Mode:

  • 1080i25/29.97/30
  • 1080PsF23.976/24/25 7
  • 20p50/59.94/60

SD Mode:

  • 525i59.94
  • 625i50
Serial Digital Video Inputs

Interface:

  • 3G: SMPTE ST 424
  • HD: SMPTE ST 292
  • SD: SMPTE ST 259 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 ST 259) Nominal amplitude: 800 mVp-p terminated Input impedance: 75Ω Max. cable length: Using Belden 1694A type cable

  • 3G: 140m (459 ft.) typical
  • HD: 200m (656 ft.) typical
  • SD: 350m (1,148 ft.) typical

 

IP Digital Video Inputs/Outputs

Interface: SMPTE ST 2022-6; IEEE 802.3 (10 GigE) Connector Type: SFP+ (LC fiber) Multicast: IGMPv2

Compression

Interface: SMPTE RDD 35 (TICO) Connector Type: 75Ω BNC; SFP+ (LC fiber) Compression Ratio: 4:1 Latency: Fixed, low latency pixel and line-based Format: 2-sample interleave (2SI)

Serial Digital Video Outputs

Interface:

  • 3G: SMPTE ST 424
  • HD: SMPTE ST 292
  • SD: SMPTE ST 259 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 ST 259) Nominal amplitude: 800 mVp-p across 75Ω Rise and fall times:

  • 3G & HD: ≤ 135 ps between 20% and 80% amplitude
  • SD: 400 to 1400 ps between 20% and 80% amplitude

Timing jitter:

  • 3G: ≤ 2.0 UI
  • HD: ≤ 1.0 UI
  • SD: ≤ 0.2 UI

Alignment jitter:

  • 3G: ≤ 0.3 UI
  • HD: ≤ 0.2 UI
  • SD: ≤ 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 GV Korona K-Frame S-series Video Production Center is interoperable with the Encore, Jupiter, SMS-7000 and NV9000 routing control systems; LDK Series and LDX Series cameras using Connect Gateway; and with the K2 media server family (including K2 Summit and K2 Solo), legacy Profile servers, M-Series iVDRs, Turbo iDDRs and T2 iDDRs.

Supported Control Protocols

The GV Korona K-Frame S-series 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

  • RossTalk (for Xpression control)
  • 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 and serial
  • Grass Valley native protocol for routers/routing control systems (Trinix/Trinix NXT, Venus, Triton, NVISION and third-party routers; Jupiter, Encore and NV9000 router control systems)
  • Ethernet tally
  • Grass Valley remote Aux panels via Ethernet
  • Ethernet CPL to control Grass Valley external remote Aux panels
  • GV Editor protocol for edit controllers and external control
  • VDCP serial and Ethernet

 

Power

Video Processing Frame 6 RU:

  • Line voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% power factor corrected with automatic line-voltage sensing for 120V and 240V sources
  • Line frequency: 50/60 Hz ±5%
  • Power consumption: max. 750W
  • Leakage current: <2.5 mA

Control Panel:

  • Line voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% power factor corrected with automatic line-voltage sensing for 120V and 240V sources
  • Line frequency: 50/60 Hz ±5%
  • Power consumption: max. 50W
  • Leakage current: <2.5 mA
Environmental Conditions

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

ORDERING INFORMATION

S-series systems come with additional licenses that provide tremendous value and can be seen below:

System M/Es Stripes Buttons Frame Type Inputs Outputs
KOR-1-15-1M-KCS 1* 1 15 Compact (S-series) 32** 16***
KOR-2-20-2M-KCS 2* 2 20 Compact (S-series) 32** 16***
KOR-3-25-3M-KCS 3* 3 25 Compact (S-series) 32** 16***

* S-series frames support up to 6 M/Es
** S-series frames support up to 80 inputs
*** S-series frames support up to 48 outputs

 

GV Korona Performance Suite

KOR-SPORT-PS

K-Frame Compact S-series SPORT Performance Package adds additional functionality to the KOR- 3-25-3M-KCS, KOR-2-20-2M-KCS or KOR-1-15-1M-KCS models. 

  • DoubleTake capability (K-FRM-LIC-DBL) 
  • Additional storage for the ImageStore (K-FRM-LIC-IMG-32GB) 
  • Movies capability for the ImageStore (K-FRM-LIC-IMG-RAMR) 
GV Korona Panel Options

KOR-PNL-100-15

1-stripe (1 M/E) GV Korona panel including redundant power supply, with 15-button source selectors.  Includes one 15-button source select stripe, one 20 meter Ethernet cable, and a system control area with device control, switched preview, alternate bus and aux bus delegation, and macro controls, with controls for background and keyer source selection, multi-function and E-MEM area, horizontal keyer cut/mix, multi-function keypad and display. Includes built-in multitouch display and menu system.

KOR-PNL-200-20

2-stripe (2 M/E) GV Korona panel including redundant power supply, with 20-button source selectors.  Includes two 20-button source select stripes, one 20 meter Ethernet cable, and a system control area with device control, switched preview, alternate bus and aux bus delegation, and macro controls, with controls for background and keyer source selection, multi-function and E-MEM area, horizontal keyer cut/mix, multi-function keypad and display. Includes built-in multitouch display and menu system.

KOR-PNL-300-25

3-stripe (3 M/E) GV Korona panel including redundant power supply, with 25-button source selectors.  Includes three 25-button source select stripes, one 20 meter Ethernet cable, and a system control area with device control, switched preview, alternate bus and aux bus delegation, and macro controls, with controls for background and keyer source selection, multi-function and E-MEM area, horizontal keyer cut/mix, multi-function keypad and display. Includes built-in multitouch display and menu system.

GV Korona K-Frame S-series Systems

KOR-1-15-1M-KCS

GV Korona K-Frame S-series 1 M/E system — includes control panel, video frame and licenses. 1-stripe (1 M/E) GV Korona panel (KOR-PNL-100-15) with built-in multitouch touchscreen menu. Compact (6 RU) K-Frame S-series (K-FRM-100CS) which includes: 

  • S-series Controller Module (K-FRM-CTRL-CS) with internal ImageStore and Multiviewers
  • One S-series Mix/Effects module (K-FRM-ME-DPMs)
  • One Input Module with 32 inputs (K-FRM-INPUT)
  • One Output Module with 16 outputs (K-FRM-OUTPUT)
  • One power Supply Unit (K-FRM-PSU)

Software licenses, which include: 

  • One (1) S-series M/Es each with four keyers (K-FRM-LIC-ME-S) 
  • Two (2) floating iDPMs (K-FRM-LIC-IDPM-2) 
  • Two (2) floating Chromakeyers (K-FRM-LIC-CHRO-2) 
  • Four (4) 2D DPMs (K-FRM-LIC-2DDPM) 
  • Internal ImageStore with storage (K-FRM-LIC-IMG-16GB) 
  • Two (2) internal Multiviewers (K-FRM-LIC-MLTVWR) 
  • FlexiKey functionality (K-FRM-LIC-FLEX)

KOR-2-20-2M-KCS

GV Korona K-Frame S-series 2 M/E system — includes control panel, video frame, and licenses.  2-stripe (2 M/E) GV Korona panel (KOR-PNL-200-20) with built-in multitouch touchscreen menu. Compact (6 RU) K-Frame S-series (K-FRM-100CS) which includes: 

  • S-series Controller Module (K-FRM-CTRL-CS) with internal ImageStore and Multiviewers
  • One S-series Mix/Effects module (K-FRM-ME-DPMs)
  • One Input Module with 32 inputs (K-FRM-INPUT)
  • One Output Module with 16 outputs (K-FRM-OUTPUT)
  • One Power Supply Unit (K-FRM-PSU)

Software licenses, which include:

  • Two (2) S-series M/Es each with four keyers (K-FRM-LIC-ME-S) 
  • Two (2) floating iDPMs (K-FRM-LIC-IDPM-2)
  • Two (2) floating Chromakeyers (K-FRM-LIC-CHRO-2) 
  • Eight (8) 2D DPMs (K-FRM-LIC-2DDPM) 
  • Internal ImageStore with storage (K-FRM-LIC-IMG-16GB) 
  • Two (2) internal Multiviewers (K-FRM-LIC-MLTVWR) 
  • FlexiKey functionality (K-FRM-LIC-FLEX)
KOR-3-25-3M-KCS
GV Korona K-Frame S-series 3 M/E system — includes control panel, video frame, and licenses.
3-stripe (3 M/E) GV Korona panel (KOR-PNL-300-25) with built-in multitouch touchscreen menu.
Compact (6 RU) K-Frame S-series (K-FRM-100CS) which includes: 
  • S-series Controller Module (K-FRM-CTRL-CS) with internal ImageStore and Multiviewers
  • One S-series Mix/Effects module (K-FRM-ME-DPMs)
  • One Input Module with 32 inputs (K-FRM-INPUT)
  • One Output Module with 16 outputs (K-FRM-OUTPUT)
  • One Power Supply Unit (K-FRM-PSU)
Software licenses, which include: 
  • Three (3) S-series M/Es each with four keyers (K-FRM-LIC-ME-S) 
  • Two (2) floating iDPMs (K-FRM-LIC-IDPM-2) 
  • Two (2) floating Chromakeyers (K-FRM-LIC-CHRO-2) 
  • Twelve (12) 2DDPMs (K-FRM-LIC-2DDPM) 
  • Internal ImageStore with storage (K-FRM-LIC-IMG-16GB) 
  • Two (2) internal Multiviewers (K-FRM-LIC-MLTVWR) 
  • FlexiKey functionality (K-FRM-LIC-FLEX)

K-FRM-100CS

K-Frame Compact S-series (6 RU) with one internal power supply, S-series Controller processor module (K-FRM-CTRL-CS), One S-series Mix/Effects module (K-FRM-ME-DPM-S), one Input module with 32 inputs (K-FRM-INPUT), one Output module with 16 dual channel outputs (K-FRM-OUTPUT), eight GPI inputs and 32 GPI outputs, AMP protocol, Ethernet tally, 999 Macros and 1,000 E-MEMs. Frame has six M/Es with four keyers per M/E capability that may include an eDPM license — 80 inputs maximum, 48 outputs maximum.
K-Frame S-series Options

K-FRM-LIC-EDPM

Software license enabling M/E hardware to act as either an M/E or an expansion Digital Picture Manipulator (eDPM) for grouping up to six licensed DPMs video and key channels. Includes Kurl with nonlinear transforms including page-turn, page-roll, spheres, ripple, slits, mirrors, splits, size modulation and position modulation, plus Spektra with lighting, wide-range defocus, glow and output recursives.

K-FRM-LIC-IDPM-2

Software license enabling two of the available floating iDPM Digital Picture Manipulator video and key channels. Includes Kurl with nonlinear transforms including page-turn, page-roll, spheres, ripple, slits, mirrors, splits, size modulation and position modulation, plus Spektra with lighting, wide-range defocus, glow and output recursives.

K-FRM-LIC-IDPM-ALL

Software license enabling all of the available floating iDPM video and key channels. Includes Kurl with nonlinear transforms including page-turn, page-roll, spheres, ripple, slits, mirrors, splits, size modulation and position modulation, plus Spektra with lighting, wide-range defocus, glow and output recursives.

K-FRM-LIC-2DDPM

Software license enabling all 2D DPMs available on licensed M/Es or eDPM in the video processor frame.

K-FRM-LIC-ME-S

Software license enabling mix/effects functionality on the K-FRM-ME-DPM-S Module. Four keyers per M/E. One license required for every M/E. (Only available for S-series systems.)

K-FRM-LIC-CHRO-2

Software license enabling two floating chromakeyers to use on any of the six keyers on every M/E.

K-FRM-LIC-CHRO-ALL

Software license enabling all floating chromakeyers in the system. Possible 30 in fully loaded Compact frame, 54 in fully loaded Standard frame. Six chromakeyers per M/E.

K-FRM-LIC-FLEX

Software license enabling FlexiKey programmable clean feed.

K-FRM-LIC-RGB

Software license for RGB color correctors on every M/E bus, with color correction per input and on all outputs.

K-FRM-LIC-SETMATCH

Software license enabling four SetDef/MatchDef video source format converters for up/down/crossconverting inputs or outputs of SD and HD including 1080p. Modular input/output module(s) (K-FRM-IO) are required for SETMATCH software option.

K-FRM-LIC-DBL

Software license enabling DoubleTake (aux bus transitions, etc.) split M/E.

K-FRM-LIC-MLTVWR

Software license enabling multiviewer functionality on the K-FRM-ME-DPM module. One license required for every multiviewer. Maximum licenses dependent on hardware availability. Five pre-configured layouts, max. 14 panes per layout with On-Air and Preview tally.

K-FRM-CTRL-CS

Controller Processor module for K-Frame Compact S-series. Both the internal ImageStore and multiviewers functionality reside on this module which are licensable.

K-FRM-100CS-KIT

K-Frame Compact S-series 6 RU spares kit: includes S-series control processor and S-series fan module. (Only available for S-series systems.)

K-FRM-LIC-IMG-16GB 

Software license enabling the ImageStore to operate with 16 GB of memory. 

K-FRM-LIC-IMG-32GB 

Software license enabling the ImageStore to operate with 32 GB of memory.

K-FRM-LIC-IMG-RAMR

Software license enabling the ImageStore board to operate in “Movies” RAM Record mode. Requires a K-FRM-IMG and a K-FRM-LIC-IMG-xx.

K-FRM-LIC-SNMP

Software license enabling the SNMP MIB functions to be used by various SNMP health monitoring systems.

K-FRM-LIC-ME-VIEW

Software license enabling the capability to view an additional preview output from the M/E that displays the input videos for that M/E. Six pre-configured layouts that are separately selectable for each M/E.

K-FRM-ME-DPM-S

K-Frame ME-DPM S-series module: Adds one mix/effects module with three licensable S-series M/Es and four licensable DPMs to the K-Frame S-series. M/E includes: A/B and Utility 1 and 2 backgrounds and four full-function keyers, cut/mix/wipe transitions, with six program, preview and clean feed outputs. Module hardware may also be utilized to support an eDPM license. (Only available for S-series systems.)

K-FRM-INPUT

K-Frame input module: adds 32 inputs, eight GPI inputs and 32 GPI outputs per input board, one board per frame slot.

K-FRM-OUTPUT

K-Frame output module: adds 16 dual channel outputs (32 outputs) per output board, one board per frame slot.

K-FRM-IO

K-Frame input/output module: adds four inputs and four outputs with four licensable video up/down/crossconverting SD and HD sources including 1080p.

K-FRM-IO-10GE

K-Frame Input/Output IP Module adds SMPTE ST 2022-6 (HD) capability to K-Frame: 

  • 2 SFP connectors 
  • 4x4 bidirectional IP signals 
  • 4K 1-Wire using TICO compression 
  • SDI and 4K uncompressed over 12G SDI

K-FRM-PSU

K-Frame Power Supply for the K-FRM-PSU-FRAME 

KAL-32AUXx

Single and multibus remote aux panels.

K-FRM-LIC-3G-C 

Software License enabling 3G formats in the K-FRM-100C Compact video processing frame. 

 

GV Korona Panel Options

KOR-PNL-KIT

GV Korona critical spares kit for the KOR-PNL-xxx-xx main control panel models, including the controller board.

KOR-PNL-PSU 

GV Korona power supply unit, for replacement or spares.

KOR-SPORT-PS 

K-Frame Compact S-series SPORT Performance Package adds additional functionality to the KOR-3-25-3M-KCS, KOR-2-20-2M-KCS or KOR-1-15-1M-KCS models. 

  • DoubleTake capability (K-FRM-LIC-DBL) 
  • Additional storage for the ImageStore (K-FRM-LIC-IMG-32GB) 
  • Movies capability for the ImageStore (K-FRM-LIC-IMG-RAMR) 

KOR-PNL-LAN-20

20 meter LAN Cable for the GV Korona main control panel to the video processor frame, for replacement or spares.

KSP Control Surface

KSP-PNL-1ME-KBD

Soft Panel interface keyboard for 1 M/E GUI with special Keycap labels and colors for switcher control. Requires the KSP-LIC-1ME-SW software option to operate the KSP.

KSP-LIC-1ME-SW

License enabling control of the K-series video processor frames with the 1 M/E soft panel GUI on a customer supplied PC. Suggest the KSP-PNL-1ME-KBD option.

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DATASHEETS

GV Korona K-Frame S-series: Video Production Center Datasheet

GV Korona K-Frame S-series systems from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, combine ultimate mid-range switcher performance, along with proven workflows and simplified control of complex productions

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Production Switchers: Performance and Mid-Range Switcher Catalog

Production switchers from Grass Valley are engineered for fast, efficient and creative productions. Operations are optimized with easy to load show programming, responsive automation and powerful features using macros and timelines

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