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Karrera K-Frame S-series Switchers

All The Switcher Power You Want, With The Affordability You Need

The new Karrera K-Frame S-series Video Production Center systems combine ultimate mid-range switcher performance, along with proven workflows and simplified control of complex productions, with multiformat support including 1080p and 4K UHD. These unrivaled capabilities are offered as two system packages, with 3 M/Es or 2 M/Es, for exceptional affordability.

Karrera K-Frame S-series switchers deliver unmatched creative freedom for highly produced content, using up to 6 M/Es across two suites, with four keyers per M/E, and up to eight floating iDPMs. All this processing power is combined with high volume inputs/outputs...

FEATURES

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

Component Depth Width Height Weight Rack Units
Control Panels
KRR-PNL-200-25 362 mm (14.3 in.) 1246.6 mm (49.2 in.) 132 mm (5.2 in.) 18.71 kg (41.25 lbs.) n/a
KRR-PNL-200-25-C 510 mm (20.08 in.) 1010 mm (39.77 in.) 178 mm (7.01 in.) 18.71 kg (41.25 lbs.) n/a
KRR-PNL-300-35 510 mm (20.08 in.) 1440.6 mm (56.7 in.) 178 mm (7.01 in.) 28.28 kg (62.4 lbs.) n/a
KRR-PNL-AUX-25 162 mm (6.38 in.) 610 mm (24.02 in.) 76 mm (3.00 in.) 3.07 kg (6.75 lbs.) n/a
KRR-PNL-AUX-35 162 mm (6.38 in.) 800 mm (31.50 in.) 76 mm (3.00 in.) 4.08 kg (9.0 lbs.) n/a
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)
Compact 6 RU 1 to 6 32 standard, 80 maximum, includes 16 Smart I/O 16 standard, 48 maximum, includes 16 Smart I/O 8 per input board 32 per input board Each Smart I/O card provides 4 inputs and 4 outputs with up/down/crossconversion capability
Board Count
Compact 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

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
  • 720p50/59.94/60

SD Mode:

  • 525i59.94
  • 625i50

Serial Digital Video Inputs

Interface:

  • 3G: SMPTE 424M-2006
  • HD: SMPTE 292M-1998
  • SD: SMPTE 259M-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 259M)

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

Serial Digital Video Outputs

Interface:

  • 3G: SMPTE 424M-2006
  • HD: SMPTE 292M-1998
  • SD: SMPTE 259M-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 259M)

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 Karrera 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 Karrera 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

  • 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. 200W
  • 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)

OPTIONS INFORMATION

Systems

KRR-2-25-2M-KCS

Karrera K-Frame S-series 2 M/E system includes control panel, video frame and licenses.

KRR-3-35-3M-KCS

Karrera K-Frame S-series 3 M/E system package includes control panel, video frame and licenses.

Hardware

K-FRM-100CS

K-Frame Compact S-series (6 RU) video frame with internal power supply includes:

  • S-series Controller processor module (K-FRM-CTRL-CS)
  • 1 S-series mix/effects module (K-FRM-ME-DPM-S)
  • 1 input module with 32 inputs (K-FRM-INPUT)
  • 1 output module with 16 dual channel outputs (K-FRM-OUTPUT)
  • 1 power supply (K-FRM-PSU)
  • 8 GPI inputs and 32 GPI outputs
  • AMP protocol
  • Ethernet tally
  • 999 Macros and 1000 E-MEMs   

Video frame has 6 M/Es with 4 keyers per M/E capability that may include an eDPM license — 80 inputs/48 outputs maximum.

K-FRM-CTRL-CS

K-Frame Compact S-series Controller processor module. Both the internal Image Store and multiviewers functionality reside on this module which are licensable.

K-FRM-100CS-KIT

K-Frame Compact S-series Spares Kit includes: Compact S-series control processor (K-FRM-CTRL-CS) and Compact S-series fan module.

K-FRM-ME-DPM-S

K-FRM-ME-DPM-S S-series module — adds 1 mix/effects module with 3 processors that supports:

  • Up to 3 licensable S-series M/Es (K-FRM-LIC-ME-S)
    • A/B and utility 1 and 2 backgrounds
    • 4 full-function keyers with 2D DPMs
    • Cut/mix/wipe transitions
    • 6 program, preview and clean feed outputs
  • Ability to license 1 eDPM(K-FRM-LIC-EDPM) per system, when hardware available  

K-FRM-INPUT

K-Frame input module — adds 32 inputs, 8 GPI inputs and 32 GPI outputs per input board, 1 board per frame slot.

K-FRM-OUTPUT

K-Frame output module — adds 16 dual channel outputs (32 outputs) per output board, 1 board per frame slot.

K-FRM-IO

K-Frame input/output module — adds 4 inputs and 4 outputs with 4 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

KRR-PNL-MENU-SET

Touchscreen menu panel set, for a complete menu panel configuration with a Karrera main control panel. Includes menu panel, menu CPU, menu power supply, swing arm mounting hardware for menu panel and menu CPU, 20 meter (65.6 foot) LAN cable, DVI cable, USB cable and power cables.

Software

KRR-SPORT-PS

K-Frame Compact S-series SPORT Performance package adds additional functionality to either the KRR-2-25-2M-KCS or KRR-3-35-3M-KCS models:

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

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 6 licensed DPM’s video+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 2 of the available floating iDPM video and key channels.

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 in the video processor frame.

K-FRM-LIC-ME-S

Software license enabling M/E functionality on K-Frame Compact S-series mix/effects module.

  • One license required for every M/E
    • A/B and utility 1 and 2 backgrounds  
    • 4 full-function keyers with 2D DPMs
    • Cut/mix/wipe transitions
    • 6 program, preview and clean feed outputs
  • Three M/E licenses maximum on a K-FRM-ME-DPM-S module

K-FRM-LIC-CHRO-2

Software license enabling 2 floating chromakeyers to use on any of the 4 full keyers on every M/E.

K-FRM-LIC-CHRO-ALL

Software license enabling ALL floating chromakeyers in the system. Possible 24 in fully loaded compact frame.

K-FRM-LIC-FLEX

Software license enabling FlexiKey programmable clean feed.

K-FRM-LIC-RGB

Software license for ALL (up to 32) RGB color correctors on full M/E buses, 8 per M/E, with color correction per input, and on ALL (up to 48) outputs.

K-FRM-LIC-SETMATCH

Software license enabling 4 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, maximum 14 panes per layout with On-Air and Preview tally.

K-FRM-LIC-ME-VIEW

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

K-FRM-LIC-3G-C

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

ORDERING INFORMATION

Karrera K-Frame S-series systems are highly affordable and offer a wide variety of options to customize the system:

  1. Select a 2 M/E or 3 M/E switcher system
  2. Choose a SPORT Performance Suite if desired
  3. Customize with Options as needed

Karrera K-Frame S-series Systems

2 M/E switcher system (KRR-2-25-2M-KCS)
Karrera K-Frame S-series 2 M/E system includes control panel, video frame and licenses.
2 M/E Karrera panel (choice of: KRR-PNL-200-25 or KRR-PNL-200-25-C) with touchscreen menu panel set (KRR-PNL-MENU-SET)
Compact (6 RU) K-Frame S-series (K-FRM-100CS) which includes:

  • S-series Controller module (K-FRM-CTRL-CS) with internal Image Store and multiviewers
  • 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 outputs (K-FRM-OUTPUT)
  • One power supply (K-FRM-PSU)

Software licenses include:

  • 2 S-series M/Es each with four keyers (K-FRM-LIC-ME-S)
  • 2 floating iDPMs (K-FRM-LIC-IDPM-2)
  • 2 floating chromakeyers (K-FRM-LIC-CHRO-2)
  • 8 2D DPMs (K-FRM-LIC-2DDPM)
  • Internal Image Store with storage (K-FRM-LIC-IMG-16GB)
  • 2 internal multiviewers (K-FRM-LIC-MLTVWR)
  • FlexiKey functionality (K-FRM-LIC-FLEX)

3 M/E switcher system (KRR-3-35-3M-KCS)
Karrera K-Frame S-series 3 M/E system package includes control panel, video frame and licenses.
3 M/E Karrera panel (KRR-PNL-300-35) with touchscreen menu panel set (KRR-PNL-MENU-SET)
Compact (6 RU) K-Frame S-series (K-FRM-100CS) which includes:

  • S-series Controller 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 outputs (K-FRM-OUTPUT)
  • One power supply (K-FRM-PSU)

Software licenses include:

  • 3 S-series M/Es with four keyers (K-FRM-LIC-ME-S)
  • 2 floating iDPMs (K-FRM-LIC-IDPM-2)
  • 2 floating chromakeyers (K-FRM-LIC-CHRO-2)
  • 12 2D DPMs (K-FRM-LIC-2DDPM)
  • Internal Image Store with storage (K-FRM-LIC-IMG-16GB)
  • 2 internal multiviewers (K-FRM-LIC-MLTVWR)
  • FlexiKey functionality (K-FRM-LIC-FLEX)

Sport Performance Package (KRR-SPORT-PS)
K-Frame Compact S-series SPORT Performance Package adds additional functionality to either the KRR-2-25-2M-KCS or KRR-3-35-3M-KCS models.

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

Video frame – à la carte ordering (K-FRM-100CS)
K-Frame Compact S-series (6 RU) video frame with internal power supply includes:

  • S-series Controller processor module (K-FRM-CTRL-CS)
  • 1 S-series mix/effects module (K-FRM-ME-DPM-S)
  • 1 input module with 32 inputs (K-FRM-INPUT)
  • 1 output module with 16 dual channel outputs (K-FRM-OUTPUT)
  • One power supply (K-FRM-PSU)
  • 8 GPI inputs and 32 GPI outputs
  • AMP protocol
  • Ethernet tally
  • 999 Macros and 1000 E-MEMs

Video frame has 6 M/Es with 4 keyers per M/E capability that may include an eDPM license — 80 inputs/48 outputs maximum.

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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. As an integral component of creating live television coverage of sports, entertainment and news from both studio and mobile installations, Kayenne, Karrera and GV Korona panels include familiar controls and intuitive interfaces. These systems define the industry standard operation, so training costs are lower and finding operators is easier.

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