Skip to main content
Login Contact Us

GV K-Frame X Switchers

Video Production Engine

Building on the successful Grass Valley K-Frame series, featuring the largest I/O footprint in the industry, Grass Valley brings the GV K-Frame X to market. The GV K-Frame X uses existing K-FRM-ME-DPM boards coupled with a brand-new chassis, mid-plane, controller board and I/O board sets to offer a cost-effective and powerful path to all I/P connections, all SDI or combination of both to enable continuing versatility in live production planning. With the ability of Kayenne, Karrera, or GV Korona control surfaces to run on any K-Frame video processing engine, any operator can transfer their creative skills between switcher models. This is now enhanced by the...

FEATURES

  • GV K-Frame X video engine: 15 RU frame + 1 RU power supply frame
    • Front to rear airflow with three individual fan trays
    • Same power supply as current Standard K-Frame
  • Same industry leading, 192x96 I/O footprint as the current K-Frame comes in two bi-directional offerings:
    • IP I/O boards come in two configurations: 16x8 and 8x4
      • IP boards can have either 10 GbE or 25 GbE SFPs
      • IP boards can accept TICO for SMPTE ST 2022‑6, SMPTE ST 2022‑7 redundancy, SMPTE ST 2110-20/30/40
    • SDI I/O boards come in three offerings: 16x8, 16x8 with “gearbox” functionality, and 8x4 with conversion  
      • 8x4 conversion board for frame sync and format conversion, up/down/cross converts with direct connection
      • MatchSync functionality is found on both the 16x8 with “gearbox” and the 8x4 with conversion
  • 4K UHD sources can be handled via one (1) 10 GbE SFP connection with TICO compression, spread over two (2) 10 GbE SFP connections uncompressed, 12G-SDI single link, and on one (1) 25 GbE SFP connection for two (2) uncompressed signals
  • Frame sync and conversion modules enable conversion to/from HD and 4K UHD (2SI or SDQS) on inputs and outputs and between 2SI and SDQS. Both SDI “gearbox” and conversion boards support 12G-SDI single link sources
  • EZ 4K mode manages quad-resources across the switcher as a single entity, allowing users to configure 4K UHD as easily as an HD show
  • Same video processing engine functionality and features as the current K-Frame:
    • Up to 9 M/Es maximum, utilizing current K-FRM-ME-DPM boards
    • 6 full function keyers with 2D DPMs per keyer
    • Up to 16 optional floating iDPMs
    • Supports SD, HD, 1080p 3G, 12G, 4K UHD and HDR (HLG and PQ) with ability to set HDR payload ID on each output
    • Internal 10-channel ImageStore for stills and movies with video and key, plus audio (max. 64 GB of storage)
  • Kayenne, Karrera and GV Korona panels available
  • Rugged modular design on both control surface and chassis for field reconfiguration and serviceability
  • Four (4) independent suite capability in both HD or 4K UHD
  • MatchSync aligns incoming SDI signals with IP inputs in a mixed format environment
  • Automation application control under GV Ignite and other third-party applications
  • On-panel triggered integration with graphics devices: ChyronHego Click Effects PRIME, LyricX or PRIME, and Ross Video XPression (via Ross Talk)

SPECIFICATIONS

Mechanical Specifications

Frame Depth Width Height Weight  RU 
K-FRM-100SX 603.5 cm (23.76 in.) 482.6 cm (19 in.) 665.9 cm (26.22 in.) 58.33 kg (128.6 lbs.) 15
K-FRM-100SX-I 603.5 cm (23.76 in.) 482.6 cm (19 in.) 665.9 cm (26.22 in.) 57.74 kg (127.3 lbs.) 15
K-FRM-PSU-FRAME* 492 mm (19.37 in.) 483.1 mm (19 in.) 44 .0 mm (1.75 in.) 10.5 kg (23.0 lbs.)TBD 1


* Frame weight is with two power supplies. A single 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 GPI/Tally Outputs Mod I/O
(MatchDef/SetDef)
Standard 15 RU
1 to 9
Max: 192
32 to 160
plus up to
32 expansion

Max: 96
16 to 80 dual
plus up to
16 expansion

4 per 16 x 8
I/O board

4 GPI & 16 tally per 16 x 8
I/O board

8 input and 4 output converters per SDI converter board

Board Count
Standard 15 RU Up to 4
dual M/E boards

Up to 10 standard I/O boards with
16 inputs and 8 outputs per board
(IP and SDI boards available)
IP I/O is bidirectional
   
Up to 4 I/O boards with 8 inputs and 4 outputs per board

IP or SDI conversion I/O
IP I/O is bidirectional
 

 

Video Standards

IP Video Standards:

  • SMPTE ST 2210-20/30/40/50
  • SMPTE ST 2022-6 with TICO


4K UHD Mode:

  • 2-Sample-Interleave (2SI)
  • TICO-compressed 4K 1-Wire
  • Square Division Quad Split (SDQS)


3G Mode:

  • 1080p 50 Hz SMPTE ST 424 section 4 – Level A
  • 1080p 59.94 Hz SMPTE ST 424 section 4 – Level A
  • 1080p 60 Hz SMPTE ST 424 section 4 – Level A
  • 1080p 50 Hz SMPTE ST 424 section 5 – Level B
  • 1080p 59.94 Hz SMPTE ST 424 section 5 – Level B
  • 1080p 60 Hz SMPTE ST 424 section 5 – Level B


HD Mode:

  • 1080i25/29.97/30
  • 1080PsF23.976/24/25/29.97/30
  • Line frequency: 50/60 Hz ±5%
  • 720p50/59.94/60


SD Mode:

  • 525i29.97
  • 625i25

 

Media Port Inputs & Outputs

SD:

  • 720p (1440) x 480i 29.97 Hz
  • 720p (1440) x 576i 25 Hz

HD:

  • 1280x720p 50/59.94/60 Hz
  • 1920x1080i 25/29.97/30 Hz
  • 1920x1080p 50/59.94/60 Hz

4K UHD:

  • 2160p 50/59.94/60 Hz
Serial Digital Video Inputs

Interface:

  • 4K 12G video format SMPTE ST 2082
  • 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:

  • ≥4 dB, 6.0 GHz to 12 GHz
  • ≥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

  • 4K 12G video 60m (197 ft.) typical
  • 3G video 140m (459 ft.) typical
  • HD video 200m (656 ft.) typical
  • SD video 350m (1,148 ft.) typical
Serial Digital Video Outputs

Interface:

  • 4K 12G video format SMPTE ST 2082
  • 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:

  • ≥4 dB, 6.0 GHz to 12 GHz
  • ≥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:

  • 4K 12G: ≤ 45 ps between 20% and 80% amplitude
  • 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:

  • 4K 12G video format ≤ 2.0 UI
  • 3G video formats ≤ 2.0 UI
  • HD video formats ≤ 1.0 UI
  • SD video formats ≤ 0.2 UI


Alignment jitter:

  • 4K 12G video format ≤ 0.3 UI
  • 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

 

 

Reference Input

Analog: Black or Tri-level sync

Digital:
SDI – SMPTE ST 425-1

PTP:
IEEE 1588-2008 Precision Time Protocol with SMPTE ST 2059-2 PTP Profile

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 Sirius, 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), sQ servers, 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
  • Single-point-of-control integration for graphics with ChyronHego Click Effects PRIME

 

Power

Video Processing Frame 15 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. 2500W
  • Leakage current: <2.5 mA


Kayenne 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. panel configuration 600W
  • Leakage current: <2.5 mA


Karrera 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


GV Korona 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. 60W
  • 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)

ORDERING INFORMATION

Kayenne Systems (Includes license to enable all 2D DPMs on licensed M/Es.)

System  M/Es*  Stripes Buttons Inputs Outputs
KAYN-3-35-4M-KSX 4 3 35 32 SDI w/“gearbox” functionality 16 SDI w/“gearbox” functionality
KAYN-3-35-4M-KSX-I 4 3 35 64 IP 32 IP
KAYN-3-35-5M-KSX 5 3 35 32 SDI w/“gearbox” functionality 16 SDI w/“gearbox” functionality
KAYN-3-35-5M-KSX-I 5 3 35 64 IP 32 IP
KAYN-4-35-4M-KSX 4 4 35 32 SDI w/“gearbox” functionality 16 SDI w/“gearbox” functionality
KAYN-4-35-4M-KSX-I 4 4 35 64 IP 32 IP
KAYN-4-35-5M-KSX 5 4 35 32 SDI w/“gearbox” functionality 16 SDI w/“gearbox” functionality
KAYN-4-35-5M-KSX-I 5 4 35 64 IP 32 IP


All Karrera Systems (Includes the KRR-PNL-MENU-SET and license to enable all 2D DPMs on licensed M/Es.)

System  M/Es*  Stripes Buttons Inputs Outputs
KRR-3-35-4M-KSX 4 3 35 32 SDI w/“gearbox” functionality 16 SDI w/“gearbox” functionality
KRR-3-35-4M-KSX-I 4 3 35 64 IP 32 IP
KRR-3-35-5M-KSX 5 3 35 32 SDI w/“gearbox” functionality 16 SDI w/“gearbox” functionality
KRR-3-35-5M-KSX-I 5 3 35 64 IP 32 IP

* M/Es number includes one M/E found on the Controller board.

DOCUMENTS & DOWNLOADS

DATASHEETS

GV K-Frame X: Video Production Engine Datasheet

Building on the successful Grass Valley K-Frame series, featuring the largest I/O footprint in the industry, Grass Valley, brings the GV K-Frame X to market.

Download

SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS

Login Required

If you have a valid Service & Support Agreement please visit the link below to access the support portal to locate your product download.

Go to Product Downloads

DOCUMENTATION LIBRARY

Further documents

Already know what you're looking for? Click the link below to access our full documentation library

Visit Library
Go back to top