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GV K-Frame XP Compact Switchers

8 RU Video Production Center

All new, no-compromise 4K UHD/HD IP and SDI video processing frame.

In the past, producing premium 4K content frequently required bandwidth and processing capacity that could only be achieved by combining multiple video sources and processors. This complexity made production difficult and at times limited the creative effects available to productions in UHD. The new GV K-Frame XP is a no-compromise 4K UHD/HD, IP and SDI video processing frame that alleviates these limitations.  

The GV K-Frame XP video production center introduces a new generation of full raster 4K UHD products for live production. Available in two different sizes — compact or standard — GV K-Frame...

FEATURES

K-Frame XP Features

CXP Frame:

  • Up to 80 inputs and 40 outputs (all SDI, all IP or mixed)
  • Up to 6 M/Es

 

  • Full raster processing for 2160p productions with no loss of resources
  • EZ-8K Frame Operating Mode
  • Every M/E has six keyers with keying modes including chromakey, 2 frame stores, 2D DPMs with perspective. Every keyer can use optional 3D iDPMs from a pool of floating 3D DPMs
  • 2D DPMs (resizers) with perspective on every keyer
  • Up to 16 iDPMs (integrated Digital Picture Manipulators), assigned as either floating iDPMs or within an eDPM at user’s discretion
  • Optional multiple multiviewer capability with 6 pre-configured layouts (maximum 16 panes per layout) with On-Air and
  • Preview tally
  • Optional integrated ImageStore with 8 channels of video/key outputs and 4 pairs of video/key inputs, capable of delivering up to 128 GB storage of stills or “movies” with audio
  • Frame Operating Modes of 720p and 1080p with HDR support are standard. 1080p, 2160p (full raster processing) and EZ-8K can be added with one software license
  • Every input has UltraMatch, which automatically converts 1080p or 2160p sources into the frame operating mode format of 2160p or 1080p

General for all K-Frames
  • Fully digital 10-bit 4:2:2 video switcher
  • Optional Format Conversion Card modules provide up/down/crossconversion when licensed with SetDef/MatchDef
  • Integrated macro builder/editor allows users to edit macros online or offline on a PC running the menu application
  • Optional DoubleTake (split M/E mode) effectively increases the number of M/Es and adds flexibility to Suites operation while
  • FlexiKey programmable clean feed mode supports separately programmable configurations of keyers from four M/E outputs
  • Aux bus transitions for dissolves/wipes on aux bus outputs
  • Interfaces with Grass Valley routers and Kaleido multiviewers and their control systems
  • LDK Series & LDX Series camera control with Ethernet tally via Connect Gateway
  • 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
  • Optional M/E Previewer provides a method to check and monitor any input to an M/E and any M/E’s output
  • VDCP Ethernet connection for stadium applications
    Ethernet tally connection for integration with external tally systems
  • Optional RGB color correction on M/E buses and aux bus outputs
  • Source rules:
    • Links keyers to sources
    • Settings for on-off-left alone on every M/E
    • Full look-ahead preview of rules
  • Hot-swappable, front/rear removable modules and power supplies
  • All frames can be controlled via Ross Video Overdrive automation
  • Ross Video Dashboard can control all of the K-Frame switchers
  • Integrated control of graphics:
  • Chyron graphics products using specialized VDCP
    XPressions graphics engine using RossTalk protocol
  • Daktronix devices via VDCP and the Daktonix can recall macros on the K-Frame switcher

Feature

K-Frame XP — Standard

K-Frame XP — Compact

K-Frame V-series

Frame Size

15 RU (plus 1 RU external PS)

8 RU (internal PS)

3 RU (internal PS)

4K Support

Yes — Full Raster Processing

Yes — Full Raster Processing

Yes

3G Support

1080p 50/60, level A

1080p 50/60, level A

1080p 50/60, level A&B

12G Support

Two single streams per 25 GbE SFP, one per 12G-SDI link

Two single streams per 25 GbE SFP, one per 12G-SDI link

Two single streams per 25 GbE SFP, one per 12G-SDI link

Max. I/O

(3G, HD)

192 x 96

80 x 40

32x16 SDI, 4x2 Media Port

 

(UHD)

8 x 4

Max. M/Es / VPEs

 

(3G, HD)

9 M/E

6 M/E

3 M/E plus 2 VPE

 

(UHD)

2 M/E plus 1 1080p

Full Keyers per M/E / VPE

 

(3G, HD)

6

6

4

 

(UHD)

2

Max. iDPM Channels

 

(3G, HD)

16

16

4

 

(UHD)

1

2 DPMs on all M/E Keyers

Yes (with perspective)

Yes (with perspective)

Yes

IS-04 & IS-05 Support

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

PTP Support

 

Yes

Yes

No

ImageStore Support

 

Stills and Movies w/audio

Stills and Movies w/audio

Stills and Movies w/audio

Multiviewer Support

 

4

4

2

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Mechanical Specification

Compact Frame:

Depth: 63.2 cm (24.90 in.)

Width: 48.3 cm (19.00 in.)

Height: 34.5 cm (13.97 in.)

RU: 8 RU

Weight: 59.7 kg (125 lbs.)*

* Compact frame weight with three power supplies. Each power supply weighs 2.5 kg (5.4 lbs.)

Video Standards

4K UHD Mode:

  • 2160p Full Raster
  • 2-Sample-Interleave (2SI) Quad Link
  • Square Division Quad Split (SDQS) Quad Link

3G Mode:

  • 1080p 50 Hz SMPTE ST 425-1 section 4 - Level A
  • 1080p 59.94 Hz SMPTE ST 425-1 section 4 - Level A
  • 1080p 60 Hz SMPTE ST 425-1 section 4 - Level A

HD Mode:

  • 1080i25/29.97/30
  • 1080PsF23.976/24/25/29.97/30
  • 720p50/59.94/60

SD Mode:

  • 525i29.97
  • 625i25
Serial Digital Video Inputs

Interface:

  • 4K 2160p SMPTE 2082-10
  • 3G video formats SMPTE ST 424-2006
  • HD video formats SMPTE ST 292-1998
  • SD video formats SMPTE ST 259-1997 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 ST 259)

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 ST 424-2006
  • HD video formats SMPTE ST 292-1998
  • SD video formats SMPTE ST 259-1997 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 ST 259)

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:

  • PCU to video frame: LAN cable 100m (328 ft.) max. length
  • Control panel to PCU: dedicated cables, choice of 7.5m or 15m
  • Menu panel to PCU: dedicated cables, choice of 7.5m or 15m

Interoperability: The Video Production Centers are 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 the K2 Summit and K2 Solo), legacy Profile servers, M-Series iVDRs, Turbo iDDRs and T2 iDDRs.

Supported Control Protocols

The Video Production Centers support 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 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
  • Grass Valley editor protocol for edit controllers and external control
  • VDCP Serial and Ethernet
  • RossTalk protocol support for direct control of XPression graphics engine
  • Direct Control of Chyron Lyric and CrossTalk graphics engines

 

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 (750W for “S-series” board set)
  • 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)

K-Frame SXP

1 to 9

192

96

Up to 40
(4 per 16x8 I/O board)

Up to to 40 GPI and 160 Tally

(4 GPI Outputs and 16 Tally per 16x8 I/O board)

Up to 4 CONV I/O boards per frame. Each CONV I/O card provides 8 SDI and 1 Media Port input and 4 SDI outputs, all with MatchDef/SetDef capability

K-Frame CXP

1 to 6

80

40

Up to 16
(4 per 16x8 I/O board)

Up to to 16 GPI and 64 Tally

(4 GPI Outputs an d 16 Tally per 16x8 I/O board)

Up to 2 CONV I/O boards per frame. Each CONV I/O card provides 8 SDI and 1 Media Port input and 4 SDI outputs, all with MatchDef/SetDef capability

V-series 3 RU

1 to 3 plus 2 VPEs

8-32 SDI or IP plus up to 4 Media Ports

4-16 SDI or IP plus 2 Media Ports

8 per frame

32 per frame

Up to 4 CONV I/O boards per frame. Each CONV I/O card provides 8 SDI and 1 Media Port input and 4 SDI outputs, all with MatchDef/SetDef capability

Board Count

K-Frame SXP

Up to 3 M/E boards

Up to ten 16 input x 8 output boards per frame. Plus the Mod I/O boards. Can be mix of SDI GearBox and IP I/O

     

Up to four 8 input x 4 output modules.

Can be mix of SDI Conversion or IP I/O boards

K-Frame CXP

Up to 2 M/E boards

Up to four 16 input x 8 output boards per frame. Plus the Mod I/O boards. Can be mix of SDI GearBox and IP I/O

     

Up to two 8 input x 4 output modules.

Can be mix of SDI Conversion or IP I/O boards

V-series 3 RU

Up to 1 M/E board (5 M/Es per board)

See Mod I/O

     

Up to four input/output boards (SDI Convertor I/O board 8 SDI and 1 Media Port inputs and 4 SDI outputs per board) (IP I/O board 8 inputs and 4 outputs per board)

Frame

M/Es

Inputs

Outputs

GPI Inputs

GPI/Tally
Outputs

Mod I/O
(MatchDef/SetDef)

 

OPTIONS INFORMATION

K-Frame CXP Hardware Options

K-FRM-100CXP

GV K-Frame XP — Compact (8 RU) SDI-based Video Production Center with internal power supplies is capable of processing in HD, 1080p 3G, and full-raster 4K UHD 2160p with the appropriate license.

The frame has a maximum of six (6) M/Es with maximum thirty-six (36) full-function keyers.

Maximum I/O footprint 80x40 in HD or 4K UHD 2160p.

Includes:

  • Two Power supplies (K-FRM-PSU-XP)
  • One XP Compact Controller Processor module (K-FRM-CTRL-CXP) with on-board ImageStore, requires a license
  • 32 SDI inputs / 16 SDI dual outputs spanning two K-FRM-IO-FULL-X-GB. I/O capable of 4K UHD 2160p, 3G, and/or 12 GB w/ “gearbox” functionality
  • One Video Processing Engine module (K-FRM-VPE-XP) capable of licensing three on-board processors as either M/E, eDPM or multiviewer

M/E includes:

  • 18 inputs — A/B/C/D backgrounds, 1/2 Utility, Six Video/Key Pair
  • 7 outputs — Program A, B, C, D; Preview A, C; optional M/E view
  • 6 full-function keyers with two pages of V/K store
  • One Mix/Effect license (K-FRM-LIC-ME) enables one M/E on the VPE module
  • 8 GPI inputs and 8 GPI outputs (max. 16 GPI inputs and 8 GPI outputs), 32 tally outputs (max. 64 Tally outputs) 999 Macros, 1000 E-MEMs, Machine Control (Serial and Ethernet)
  • Cut, Mix, and Wipe transitions. Licensable option available for 2D DPMs with perspective on each Keyer (K-FRM-LIC-2DDPM-XP).


Software licenses include:

  • One Mix/Effect license (K-FRM-LIC-ME) enables one M/E on the VPE module

K-FRM-100CXP-I

Same as the K-FRM-100CXP but with IP I/O (K-FRM-IO-FULL-X-I) instead of SDI. SFPs (10 GbE or 25 GbE) must be ordered separately.

K-FRM-CTRL-CXP

GV K-Frame XP — Compact Controller Processor module for K-FRM-100CXP (-I) enabling processing in full-raster 4K UHD 2160p, 1080p 3G and HD. The internal ImageStore functionality resides on-board with eight channel pairs of V&K for stills and movies with audio. ImageStore storage capacity up to 128 GB and movies requires licenses.

K-FRM-100CXP-KIT

GV K-Frame XP — Compact (8 RU) Video Production Center Spares Kit includes: Control Processor module (K-FRM-CTRL-CXP) and fan module.

K-FRM-PSU-XP

K-Frame XP power supply for redundancy, replacement or spares on K-FRM-100CXP.

K-FRM-PSU-FRAME

Power supply frame, holds up to three power supply modules. Includes two power supply unit modules

K-FRM-PSU

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

KAL-32AUXx

Single and multibus remote aux panels

K-Frame CXP Software Options

K-FRM-LIC-12G-CXP

K-Frame software license enabling 12G (full-raster 4K UHD 2160p) and 3G 1080p formats in the GV K-Frame XP — Compact (K-FRM-100CXP or K-FRM-100CXP-I). Order under switcher configuration or under K-FRM-SW-OPT, include frame serial number.

K-FRM-LIC-ME

Software license enabling mix/effects functionality on the K-FRM-ME/DPM Module. Six keyers per M/E. One license required for every M/E.

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-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-XP

Software license for the K-Frame SXP and CXP, enabling ALL 2D DPMs with perspective available on licensed M/Es. Can only be licensed on GV K-Frame XP systems. Order under switcher configuration or under K-FRM-SW-OPT.

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 chromakeyers on all keyers. Possible 36 chromakeyers in a fully loaded CXP frame and 54 in a fully loaded SXP frame.

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-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. 16 panes per layout with On-Air and Preview tally.

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.

ORDERING INFORMATION

K-Frame CXP Frames

K-FRM-100CXP

Compact K-Frame video processor frame (8 RU) with internal power supply. 2160p and 1080p ready. Controller module with on-board licensable ImageStore and multiviewers options, 32 inputs, 16 outputs, 8 GPI in, 32 GPI out, one Mix/Effects module licensable for three M/Es and 2D DPM with perpective, AMP, Ethernet tally, 999 macros, 1,000 E-MEMs, Source Rules, Panel Memory, six keyers per M/E, hot-swappable modules, and two power supplies.

 

K-FRM-100CXP-I

Same as the K-FRM-100CXP but with IP I/O. SFPs (10G or 25G) must be ordered separately.

XP Performance Suites

K-FRM-PRO-XP-PS

GV K-Frame XP PRO Performance Suite software includes:

  • One K-FRM-LIC-IMG-32GB
  • One K-FRM-LIC-IDPM-2, requires purchase of K-FRM-DPM-XP module
  • One K-FRM-LIC-CHRO-2
  • One K-FRM-LIC-FLEX

Only available for GV K-Frame XP systems. Order under switcher configuration or under K-FRM-SW-OPT.

 

K-FRM-ELITE-XP-PS

GV K-Frame XP ELITE Performance Suite software includes:

  • One K-FRM-LIC-IMG-64GB
  • One K-FRM-LIC-IDPM-8, requires purchase of K-FRM-DPM-XP module
  • One K-FRM-LIC-CHRO-ALL
  • One K-FRM-LIC-FLEX
  • One K-FRM-LIC-DBL

Only available for GV K-Frame XP systems. Order under switcher configuration or under K-FRM-SW-OPT.

 

K-FRM-XTREME-XP-PS

GV K-Frame XP XTREME Performance Suite software includes:

  • One K-FRM-LIC-IMG-128GB
  • One K-FRM-LIC-IDPM-ALL, requires purchase of K-FRM-DPM-XP module
  • One K-FRM-LIC-CHRO-ALL
  • One K-FRM-LIC-FLEX
  • One K-FRM-LIC-DBL

Only available for GV K-Frame XP systems. Order under switcher configuration or under K-FRM-SW-OPT.

 

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The GV K-Frame XP video production center introduces a new generation of full raster 4K UHD products for live production. Available in two different sizes — compact or standard — GV K-Frame XP may be paired with any of Grass Valley's Kayenne, Karrera, Korona or KSP control surfaces. GV K-Frame XP provides unsurpassed 4K UHD connectivity with every input and output supporting 4K UHD 2160p signals.

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