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Video Production Center

Transitioning to 4K UHD doesn't have to be a big deal. Grass Valley's V-series video production centers have a compact 3RU footprint that is ideal for smaller stations, studios, mobile environments, corporate, sports venues, eSports, educational, government and houses of worship production facilities. But that doesn't mean you have to compromise on performance. A simple license upgrade enables the V-series to handle either 1080p or 4K UHD programming in either SDQS or 2SI with up/down/cross conversion. Using EZ 4K mode, quad-resources are managed across the switcher as a single entity, allowing users to configure 4K UHD as easily as an HD show. Because of its...

FEATURES

K-Frame V-series
  • Supports 3G-SDI without compromising any other features
  • VPEs offer four full function keyers, resizers and a mixer for all the keying power you will ever need
  • Supports 2160p for UHD-1 productions with up to 3 M/Es
  • Using K-FRM-IO-CONV-V, every path supports frame sync and up/down/crossconversion between SD, HD, 1080p, quad-link 4K UHD 2SI or SDQS, plus gearboxing of 12G-SDI
  • Modular design, buy only what you need today and reconfigure/upgrade as your needs change
  • AIMS-compliant IP I/O option protects your investment
  • Media Ports for non-SDI production signal types
  • Optional iDPM for added 3DDVE capabilities
  • Optional KSP GUI control software can be used instead of, or in conjunction with, hardware panels
K-Frame V-series Capabilities
  • V-series compact frame (3 RU) with 10-bit 4:2:2 video processing:
    • Up to 32 SDI/IP and 4 Media Port inputs (Media Port inputs not supported on IP I/O board)
    • Up to 16 SDI/IP outputs and 2 Media Port outputs
    • Up to 3 M/Es each with 4 keyers (6 program, preview and clean feed outputs per M/E)
    • Up to 2 VPEs each with 4 keyers (6 program, preview and clean feed outputs per VPE)
    • Up to 20 2D DPMs, 1 for every keyer
    • Up to 20 floating chromakeyers
    • Up to 32 GB, 8 channel (video plus key), internal ImageStore with RAM Record
    • 2 integrated internal analog sync offset outputs
    • 2 internal multiviewers
    • FlexiKey functionality
    • 3G/1080p and 12G/2160p (optional)
    • iDPM capability (optional)
    • eDPM capability (optional)
    • Up/down/crossconverters with frame syncs (optional)
    • RGB color correction (optional)
    • DoubleTake effectively doubling the number of M/Es (optional)
    • Suites Mode: Allows K-Frame to be utilized on up to four concurrent separate productions
    • Redundant power supply (optional)

SPECIFICATIONS

Video Standards

4K UHD Mode:

  • 2160p* 50/59.94/60
  • 4K 2SI quad link 50/59.94/60
  • 4K SDQS quad link 50/59.94/60


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

HD Mode:

  • 1080p* 23.976/24/25/29.97/30
  • 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 UHD-SDI (12 Gb/s): SMPTE ST 425-5, SMPTE ST 2082-10
  • 3G (3 Gb/s): SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080PsF (3 Gb/s): SMPTE RP 211
  • HD (1.5 Gb/s): SMPTE ST 274, SMPTE ST 292, SMPTE ST 296
  • SD (270 Mb/s): SMPTE ST 259 ITU-R BT.656


Return loss:

  • >15 dB, 5.0 MHz to 1.5 GHz
  • >10 dB, 1.5 GHz to 3.0 GHz
  • >7 dB, 3.0 GHz to 6.0 GHz
  • >4 dB, 6.0 GHz to 12.0 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

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

Interface:

  • 4K UHD (SMPTE ST 2082) 12.0 Gb/s
  • 3G: SMPTE ST 424
  • HD (1.5 Mb/s): SMPTE ST 292
  • SD (270 Mb/s): SMPTE ST 259 ITU-R BT.656


Return loss:

  • >15 dB, 5.0 MHz to 1.5 GHz
  • >10 dB, 1.5 GHz to 3.0 GHz
  • >7 dB, 3.0 GHz to 6.0 GHz
  • >4 dB, 6.0 GHz to 12.0 GHz


Type of connector:
75Ω BNC (SMPTE ST 259)

Nominal amplitude:
800 mVp-p across 75Ω ± 10%

Rise and fall times:

  • 12G: ≤ 45 ps between 20% and 80%amplitude
  • 3G & HD: ≤ 135 ps between 20% and 80% amplitude
  • SD: 400 to 1400 ps between 20% and 80% amplitude


Timing jitter:

  • 12G: ≤ 2.0 UI
  • 3G: ≤ 2.0 UI
  • HD: ≤ 1.0 UI
  • SD: ≤ 0.2 UI


Alignment jitter:

  • 12G: ≤ 0.3 UI
  • 3G: ≤ 0.3 UI
  • HD: ≤ 0.2 UI
  • SD: ≤ 0.2 UI


Output impedance: 75Ω

DC offset:
<50 mV with 75Ω termination

Ancillary and embedded data:
Blanked or passed (user selectable)

EDH:
Blanked

 

IP Interfaces

Video:

  • SMPTE ST 2110-20
  • SMPTE ST 2110-21 => Receiver Type N (gapped only), Sender Type N
  • SMPTE ST 2022-6
  • 4K UHD TICO over SMPTE ST 2022-6


Audio: SMPTE ST 2110-30

Ancillary Data:
SMPTE ST 2110-40

Redundancy:
SMPTE ST 2022-7

Timing:
SMPTE ST 2110-10 (future release)

Analog Reference Input

Video standard: Tri-level sync or color black, analog equivalent to the currently configured standard being used

Return loss:
>40 dB, up to 5.0 MHz

Connectors:
2 BNC loop-through

Impedance:
75Ω external termination

DC offset:
<50 mV with 75Ω termination

Reference Output

Return loss: >40 dB, 0 to 5.0 MHz

Nominal amplitude:
1 Vp-p into a 75Ω load

Communications

Connections: Panel to frame: CAT 5 UTP, RJ45 LAN cable 100m (328 ft.) max. length

Protocol:
TCP (UDP)/IP, auto speed detection (10/100/1000 base-T), auto crossover cable configuration
Note: The K-Frame Video Processor has an internal Ethernet switch with six available external ports. One connection is required for each Control Panel and one is required for each Menu PC. An external Ethernet switch is required to connect more than six devices.

Interoperability: The Karrera K-Frame V-series Video Production Center is 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 K2 Summit and K2 Solo), sQ servers, legacy Profile servers, M-Series iVDRs, Turbo iDDRs and T2 iDDRs.  

 

Supported Control Protocols

The Karrera K-Frame V-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; Sirius, 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
  • VSM control protocol
Power

Video Processing Frame 3 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. 650W
  • Leakage current: <2.5 mA (per line cord)


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


Optional Touchscreen Menu System:
Touchscreen Menu Panel (power brick provided and required)

  • Line voltage: 100V-240 VAC, 0.45-1.06A
  • Line frequency: 47-63 Hz
  • Power consumption: 90W, max.
  • Power brick output: 48V, 1.87A


Fanless PC (power brick provided, optionally powered from Karrera panel):

  • Line voltage: 100V-240V AC, 1.7A
  • Line frequency: 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: 60W
  • Power brick output: 12V, 5.0A


Optional Local Aux Panel (35 or 25, powered from Karrera Panel):

  • Power input: 12 VDC, 0.8A max.
  • Power consumption: < 10W

 

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)

Mechanical Specifications

For complete product dimensions and installation instructions, please refer to the documentation library at www.grassvalley.com.

Component Depth Width Height Weight Rack Units
Frames
K-FRM-100V (3 RU) 563.5 mm (22.2 in.) 482.6 mm (19.0 in.) 132.6 mm (5.2 in.) 28 kg (66.4 lbs.) fully loaded – two PS modules, each weigh 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) 3
Menu Panel Support Arm n/a n/a n/a 5 kg (11 lbs.) n/a


 

Frame VPEs Inputs Outputs GPI Inputs GPI/Tally Outputs Mod I/O
(MatchDef/SetDef)
V-series 3 RU 1 to 6 16 to 32 SDI/IP,
0-4 Media Ports,
0-32 MatchDef
8-16 SDI/IP,
2 Media Ports,
0-16 SetDef
8 per frame 8 GPI/
24 Relay Tally
Each CONV I/O card provides 8 SDI and 1 Media Port inputs and 4 outputs with 12 MatchDef/SetDef capability

Board Count
V-series 3 RU Up to 1 M/E board (five M/Es per board) Up to 4 input/output boards (8 SDI/IP and 1 Media Port input and 4 SDI/IP outputs per board; IP board does not have Media Port input)     Up to 4 I/O modules  

ORDERING INFORMATION

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

System M/Es Stripes Buttons Frame Type Inputs Outputs
KRR-2-25-2M-KV 2 (plus 2 VPEs)* 2 (standard panel) 25 V-series 16 SDI (plus 2 Media Ports)** 8 SDI (plus 2 Media Ports)***
KRR-2-25-C-2M-KV 2 (plus 2 VPEs)* 2 (compact panel) 25 V-series 16 SDI (plus 2 Media Ports)** 8 SDI (plus 2 Media Ports)***
KRR-3-35-3M-KV 3 (plus 2 VPEs)* 3 35 V-series 16 SDI (plus 2 Media Ports)** 8 SDI (plus 2 Media Ports)***
KRR-2-25-2M-KV-C 2 (plus 2 VPEs)* 2 (standard panel) 25 V-series 16 SDI w/processing (plus 2 Media Ports)** 8 SDI w/processing (plus 2 Media Ports)***
KRR-2-25-C-2M-KV-C 2 (plus 2 VPEs)* 2 (compact panel) 25 V-series 16 SDI w/processing (plus 2 Media Ports)** 8 SDI w/processing (plus 2 Media Ports)***
KRR-3-35-3M-KV-C 3 (plus 2 VPEs)* 3 35 V-series 16 SDI w/processing (plus 2 Media Ports)** 8 SDI w/processing (plus 2 Media Ports)***
KRR-2-25-2M-KV-I 2 (plus 2 VPEs)* 2 (standard panel) 25 V-series 16 IP** 8 IP (plus 2 Media Ports)***
KRR-2-25-C-2M-KV-I 2 (plus 2 VPEs)* 2 (compact panel) 25 V-series 16 IP** 8 IP (plus 2 Media Ports)***
KRR-3-35-3M-KV-I 3 (plus 2 VPEs)* 3 35 V-series 16 IP** 8 IP (plus 2 Media Ports)***


* V-series frames support up to 3 M/Es    

** V-series frames support up to 32 SDI plus 4 Media Ports inputs or 32 IP inputs    

***V-series frames support up to 16 SDI or IP outputs plus 2 Media Port Outputs

 

Full Ordering information available in the Datasheet

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DATASHEETS

Karerra K-Frame V-series: Video Production Center Datasheet

The Karrera K-Frame V-series systems from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, are specifically designed for low- and mid-range broadcast and media applications, where compromising on performance is not an option

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