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Kula 2 M/E Production Switcher

2 M/E 24 & 16 Crosspoint Panels, 2 RU Frame — Switchable to 1 M/E 4K UHD

The Kula 2 M/E (1 M/E / program / preview) production switcher (switchable to 1 M/E 4K UHD) comes with 36 inputs, 12 assignable outputs and 6 bidirectional I/Os. It provides 32 total M/E key layers and 10 channels of Clipstore output.

FEATURES

  • 2 M/E (1 M/E / program / preview) production switcher
  • 2 RU frame supporting:
    • 36 inputs
    • 12 assignable outputs
    • 6 input or output bidirectional ports
  • 4 keyers per M/E
    • 4 full effects keyers with lin/luma
    • 4 assignable DVE engines (will give 8 independent boxes)
    • Chromakeys available on all keys
    • Transition keyer with dedicated ClipStores for key & fill
    • Mask generator per keyer
    • Separate wipe generator
    • Matte generator
  • 2 Sub M/Es background with 2 keyers*
    • 2 lin/luma keys
    • 1 assignable 2.5D DVE engine per Sub M/E
    • Chromakeys available on all keys
    • Use on any output or use within any M/E for more keying power
  • Large internal ClipStore with 10 outputs holding 2 minutes of uncompressed HD video and audio content that is totally routable
  • 4 floating resizing down stream keyers/mixing aux outputs without using M/E or Sub M/Es
  • 8 channels of FormatFusion3 assignable of any input/output or bus*
  • Fully flexible internal multiviewer with configurable 4 heads and 16 tiles
    • Option to reallocate M/E 2 as a second multiviewer with up to 12 tiles across 1-4 heads
  • Control:
    • 66 GPI/Os
    • 2x RS-422 ports
    • 3 Ethernet ports for control panel and TCP/IP protocols
    • USB ports for user/clip/system files import, export and backup
  • New control panel design with clear OLEDs, RGB push buttons and shaft encoders for quick and granular control. Sophisticated macro recall and edit capability
  • Clearly labeled control panel with separate mnemonics for source, key and macro names
  • Instant delegation buttons for macros or key and aux bus control
  • T-bar with direction strip indicators
  • 16 and 24 crosspoint button panel models available for easy operation
  • Can be expanded by connecting other Kahuna Maverik modules

* Sub M/Es functionality shared to be either Sub M/Es or FormatFusion3 engines.  The 2 M/E and 3 M/E Kula will support 4K UHD, however at the same feature specification as the 1 M/E 4K UHD Kula.

SPECIFICATIONS

TV Standards

2.97 Gb/s Video Standards (3G/1080p)
  • 1080p60 SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p60 SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p60 SMPTE ST 425/Level B
  • 1080p59.94 SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p59.94 SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p59.94 SMPTE ST 425/Level B
  • 1080p50 SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p50 SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p50 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

Reference

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

Frame

Video Signal Inputs
  • 36, SD/HD/3G-SDI:SD/HD/3G (270 Mb/s / 1.485 Gb/s / 2.97 Gb/s)
  • Serial digital interface: As REC601/ SMPTE ST 292 / SMPTE ST 424 via BNC connectors
Video Signal Outputs
  • 12 SD/HD/3G-SDI: Assignable via  BNC connectors
Video Bidirectional Ports
  • HD/SD/3G (270 Mb/s / 1.485 Gb/s / 2.97 Gb/s)
  • Serial digital interface: As REC601/SMPTE ST 292/SMPTE ST 424 via BNC connectors
  • 6 bidirectional ports

 

Genlock
  • Genlock reference 2 off analog sync via BNC connectors
Control Interfaces
  • 66 GPI Tally/GPO outputs: Assignable GPI/GPO Isolated contact closures via 3x 25-way D-Type. Assignable as GPI or GPO
  • 16 10/100/1000base-T: 3x RJ45 Ethernet connectors fixings
  • 2 RS-422 control ports             
  • 2x USB

Power

Kula 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 2 x 13A IEC - 320-C14 socket

Power consumption

<400W

Temp range

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

Mechanical

Frame
  • 2 RU
  • Height: 87 mm (3.42 in.)
  • Depth: 604.8 mm (23.81 in.)
  • Weight: Approx. 14 kg (30.3 lbs.)
Kula Control 2 M/E 16 Crosspoint Panel
  • Width: 834 mm (32.83 in.)
  • Depth: 279.6 mm (11.0 in.)
  • Height: 64.7 mm (2.55 in.), 123.3 mm (4.86 in.) total height including T-Bar
  • Weight: Approx. 7.5 kg (16.52 lbs.)
Kula Control 2 M/E 24 Crosspoint Panel
  • Width: 994 mm (39.13 in.)
  • Depth: 279.6 mm (11.0 in.)
  • Height: 64.7 mm (2.55 in.), 123.3 mm (4.86 in.) total height including T-Bar)
  • Weight: Approx. 9.2 kg (20.28 lbs.)

ORDERING INFORMATION

2 M/E Kula Switcher – 24
9679370
2 M/E 24 Crosspoint Panel, 2 RU Frame with 2 M/Es. Switchable to 1 M/E 4K UHD 2 M/E Kula Switcher – 16
9679300A
2 M/E 16 Crosspoint Panel, 2 RU Frame with 2 M/Es. Switchable to 1 M/E 4K UHD Frame Only
9679110A
2 RU Frame with 2 M/Es Panel Only
9679350A
2 M/E 24 Crosspoint Panel
9679340A
2 M/E 16 Crosspoint Panel

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Kula is an entry-level production switcher designed for the professional broadcast and AV markets. It offers a powerful
feature set in a compact system for easy installation and operation

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