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Kahuna 6400

Production Switcher with Up to 12 M/Es and 24 Keyers

The Kahuna 6400 provides up to 12 M/Es, 24 keyers and 36 key layers, shared across multiple productions. Along with the advanced 3D DVE, the Kahuna 6400 features new 2.5D resize engines, giving more power at the M/E level. For sporting events, light entertainment shows, news production and presentations either in the studio control room, mobile vehicle or flyaways, the Kahuna 6400 offers an elegant, reliable solution in a well engineered package that is understood the world over.


  • Up to 3 full M/Es
  • Make M/E for creating up to 12 M/Es for main or aux outputs
  • Every M/E has 8 keyers per M/E, regardless of format:
    • 4 SuperKeyers with linear, luminance, chroma key
    • 8 resize engines with 2.5D DVE manipulation
    • 4 eKeys with linear, luminance and chroma key
  • Up to 60 inputs (upgrade in groups of 12)
  • Up to 32 fully assignable outputs (upgrade in groups of 16)
  • Internal multiviewer
  • FormatFusion3 and FormatFusion4 available on all inputs and outputs
  • 3D DVE suite of effects with flexible combiners
  • Large internal ClipStore with 10 outputs supporting 8 minutes of uncompressed HD video
  • RGB color correction available on all inputs and outputs
  • Programmable outputs
  • Large external integration capacity with third-party equipment such as servers, routers, multiviewers, audio mixers, robotic cameras and graphics devices
  • Supports fiber inputs and outputs
  • Controlled with Maverik panel or Kula panel
  • MSP K-Manager Pro application software also available
  • FormatFusion4 technology bringing seamless HDR/SDR capabilities to all inputs and outputs
  • 3D LUT translator allowing custom HDR 3D LUTS to be easily handled


TV Standards

2.97 Gb/s Video Standards (1080p)
  • 1080p59.94 SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p59.94 SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p59.94 SMPTE ST 425M/Level B
  • 1080p50 SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p50 SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p50 SMPTE ST 425/Level B
  • 1080p60 SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p60 SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p60 SMPTE ST 425/Level B
1.485 Gb/s Video Standards (HD)
  • 1080i60 SMPTE ST 274(4), SMPTE ST 292(D)
  • 1080i59.94 SMPTE ST 274(5), SMPTE ST 292(E)
  • 1080i50 SMPTE ST 274(6), SMPTE ST 292(F)
  • 1035i60 SMPTE ST 260, SMPTE ST 292(A)
  • 1035i59.94 SMPTE ST 260, SMPTE ST 292(B)
  • 1080PsF30
  • 1080PsF29.97
  • 1080PsF25
  • 1080PsF24
  • 1080PsF23.976
  • 1080p30 SMPTE ST 274(7), SMPTE ST 292(G)
  • 1080p29.97 SMPTE ST 274(8), SMPTE ST 292(H)
  • 1080p25 SMPTE ST 274(9), SMPTE ST 292(I)
  • 1080p24 SMPTE ST 274(10), SMPTE ST 292(J)
  • 1080p23.976 SMPTE ST 274(11), SMPTE ST 292(K)
  • 720p60 SMPTE ST 296(1), SMPTE ST 292(L)
  • 720p59.94 SMPTE ST 296(2), SMPTE ST 292(M)
  • 720p50 SMPTE ST 296(2), SMPTE ST 292(M)
270 Mb/s Video Standards (SD)
  • 576i 16:9
  • 576i 4:3
  • 480i 16:9    
  • 480i 4:3    


Analog genlock high-definition tri-level syncs signal or SD 1V blackburst


Video Signal Inputs

Up to 60x HD/SD-SD: Grouped in 12 off SD/HD/1080p (270 Mb/s / 1.485 Gb/s / 2.97 Gb/s)

Serial digital interface: As REC60/SMPTE ST 292/SMPTE ST 424 via BNC connectors. Genlock reference 4 off analog sync (loop A and B through)

Video Signal Outputs

Up to 32 HD/SD-SDI: Grouped in 16 off, programmable via BNC connectors

2 independent sync O/P: With adjustable phase offset

Control Interfaces

60 tally/GPO outputs: Isolated contact closures via 25-way D-type (12 per input board)

48x GPI TTL-level I/P: Via 25-way D-type connectors

8x 10/100/1000base-T: With additional XLR security

RJ45 Ethernet connectors fixings (2x8) per network board

6x RS-422 control ports on the RTR card

2x USB


Kahuna Frame:

Auto sensing 100-250 VAC power supply 50/60 Hz nominal. Two fully independent hot swappable PSU modules, with separate mains power feeds via 2x 16A IEC-C20 socket. Dual redundancy supplied by the second PSU

Temp range:

5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F) noncondensing operating


6 RU
Height: 266 mm (10.47 in.)
Width: 484.5 mm (19.07 in.)
Depth: 630.1 mm (24.81 in.) (incl. door)
Weight: 40 kg (88.2 lbs.)


Base Frames

Frame Kahuna 6400M
Frame Order Code KAH-FRM-6400-2ME*
Optional MXS or DVE Slot License KAH-LIC-6400-SLT3
Additional MXS Boards
capable of 1 Full M/E (add up to 3)
plus Slot license above
Additional 3D DVE Effects board
capable of 2 or 4 channels of 3D DVE
plus Slot license above
plus Slot license above


  • RGB input and output color correction
  • Programmable outputs
  • External control
  • Redundant frame power supplies
  • Internal multiviewer
  • 32 GB ClipStore
  • Mainframe Options
M/Es of Format-
Fusion3 (all inputs)
Order Code Outputs
Order Code

Inputs (10 max. for 120 inputs, any combination)

Input (SDI)

  • KAH-INPUT-SDI SD/HD/3G-SDI input fin. Supports 12 inputs
  • KAH-INPUT-SDI-12G 4K UHD 12G-SDI input fin. Supports 3x12 Gb/s inputs

Inputs (IP)

  • KAH-INPUT-IP-50G 50 GbE IP input fin. Supports 12 inputs: SMPTE ST 2110, 2022-6/7, TR-03 + VC-2

Output Fins (4 max. for 64 outputs, any combination)

Outputs (SDI)

  • KAH-OUTPUT-SDI SD/HD/3G-SDI output fin. Supports 16 outputs
  • KAH-OUTPUT-SDI-12G 4K UHD 12G output fin. Supports 4x12 Gb/s outputs

Outputs (IP)

  • KAH-OUTPUT-IP-50G 50 GbE IP output fin. Supports 12 outputs: SMPTE ST 2110, 2022-6/7, TR-03 + VC-2

Other Options

  • KAH-UPG-3DDVE-3CH Upgrade DVE to 3 channels
  • KAH-UPG-3DDVE-4CH Upgrade DVE to 4 channels
  • KAH-LIC-CAM Camera interface
  • KAH-LIC-AUD Audio mixer interface
  • KAH-LIC-NEWS News production interface
  • KAH-LIC-STOR-128GB 20 output ClipStore – 128 GB for RTR2B

Application Software

  • MSP-LIC-1ME-SW MSP license for control of Kahuna 9600 and 6400 frames with the 1 M/E soft panel GUI on a customer supplied PC
  • K-MGR-PRO-SW K-Manager PRO software application that enables FTP transfer to Kahuna frames
  • KAH-LIC-3DLUT-XLTR 3D LUT Translator for Kahuna

    FormatFusion4 Order Codes and Upgrades
Input FormatFusion3 Upgrade to FormatFusion4 with HDR Order Code
3 M/E FormatFusion3 to FormatFusion4 with HDR KAH-UPG-FF4-3ME
2 M/E FormatFusion3 to FormatFusion4 with HDR KAH-UPG-FF4-2ME

Input FormatFusion4 with HDR

Order Code
3 M/E FormatFusion4 with HDR KAH-LIC-FF4-3ME
2 M/E FormatFusion4 with HDR KAH-LIC-FF4-2ME

Output FormatFusion3 Upgrade to FormatFusion4 with HDR

Order Code
16 O/Ps FormatFusion3 to 16 O/Ps FormatFusion4 with HDR KAH-UPG-FF4-OUT-16
32 O/Ps FormatFusion3 to 32 O/Ps FormatFusion4 with HDR KAH-UPG-FF4-OUT-32

Output FormatFusion4 with HDR

Order Code
16 Output FormatFusion4 with HDR KAH-LIC-FF4-OUT-16
32 Output FormatFusion4 with HDR KAH-LIC-FF4-OUT-32

*1 M/E system available on request



Kahuna Production Family Datasheet

With a worldwide heritage in live production switchers — from designing the first true multiformat switcher to the creative power and flexibility of switchers that offer all formats from SD to 4K UHD, and connectivity allowing you to mix traditional SDI and IP — Grass Valley brings you the Kahuna family of production switchers.



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