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Kula AV MSP - 1 M/E HD Production Switcher

1 M/E HD Production Switcher

Kula AV MSP is available as a 1 M/E HD-SDI switcher in a compact 2 RU mainframe with the new Maverik Soft Panel (MSP) suitable for fly-packs, sub or remote mixes, and applications where desk space is a premium.

In addition to Kula's recognized 1080p production switcher performance, the Kula AV MSP is an all-in-one solution offering multiviewers, format conversion, audio mixing and a graphics interface within its 2 RU engine. Kula AV MSP has been designed for the likes of Houses of Worship, regional news, sports, events, conferences and education. It is the perfect solution for each environment offering a huge range of features. Kula AV MSP may be a compact production switcher but...


  • 2 rack units
  • 40 video inputs
  • 12 assignable video outputs
  • 2 BNCs configurable as an input or output enables I/O range from 42x12 to 40x14
  • Mix/Effect supports:
    • Four full effects keyers with lin/luma
    • Four assignable 2D DVE engines (will give eight independent boxes)
    • Chromakeys available on all keys
    • Transition keyer (Mav Trans) with dedicated ClipStores for key & fill
    • Mask generator per keyer
    • Separate wipe generator
    • Matte generator
  • Large internal ClipStore with 10 outputs holding uncompressed video and audio content that is totally routable
  • Eight channels of FormatFusion3 assignable to any input or output
  • Four floating resizable downstream keyers
  • Internal multiviewer with four heads and 12 tiles available
  • Maverik Soft Panel application to be installed on customer supplied PC or Laptop
  • Swift broadcast graphics from RT Software are bundled with Kula AV MSP to provide an intuitive creative tool for text, clocks, tickers/crawls, tables and video/clip handling
  • 80 input x 56 output audio mixer. Audio functionality includes embed/de-embedding, routing with clean & quiet audio switching and audio-follow-video mode for simplified control


Kula Mainframe

2.97 Gb/s Video Standards (1080p):
  • 1080p 59.94 Hz SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p 59.94 Hz SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p 59.94 Hz SMPTE ST 425/Level B
  • 1080p 50 Hz SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p 50 Hz SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p 50 Hz SMPTE ST 425/Level B
1.485 Gb/s Video Standards (HD):
  • 1080i 60 Hz SMPTE ST 274(4)/292(D)
  • 1080i 59.94 Hz SMPTE ST 274(5)/292(E)
  • 1080i 50 Hz SMPTE ST 274(6)/292(F)
  • 1035i 60 Hz SMPTE ST 260/292(A)
  • 1035i 59.94 Hz SMPTE ST 260/292(B)
  • 1080p 30 Hz sF
  • 1080p 29.97 Hz sF
  • 1080p 25 Hz sF
  • 1080p 24 Hz sF
  • 1080p 23.976 Hz sF
  • 1080p 30 Hz SMPTE ST 274(7)/292(G)
  • 1080p 29.97 Hz SMPTE ST 274(8)/292(H)
  • 1080p 25 Hz SMPTE ST 274(9)/292(I)
  • 1080p 24 Hz SMPTE ST 274(10)/292(J)
  • 1080p 23.976 Hz SMPTE ST 274(11)/292(K)
  • 720p 60 Hz SMPTE ST 296(1)/292(L)
  • 720p 59.94 Hz SMPTE ST 296(2)/292(M)
  • 720p 50 Hz SMPTE ST 296(2)/292(M)


270 Mb/s Video Standards (SD):
  • 576i 16:9
  • 576i 4:3
  • 480i 16:9
  • 480i 4:3
Audio Connections

4x AES stereo inputs

4x AES stereo outputs

Video Signal Inputs

40 inputs (270 Mb/s / 1.485 Gb/s / 2.97 Gb/s)

2 BNCs configurable as an input or output

Serial digital interface as REC601/SMPTE ST 292/SMPTE ST 424 via BNC connectors

Video Signal Outputs

12 assignable outputs assignable via BNC connectors

2 BNCs configurable as an input or output


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

Genlock reference 1 off analog sync via BNC connector

Control Interfaces

44 GPI Tally/GPO outputs assignable GPI/GPO isolated contact closures via 2x 25-way D-type. Assignable as GPI or GPO

1x 25-way D-type AES audio

10/100/1000base-T via 3x RJ45 Ethernet connectors

4 RS-422 control ports

2x USB 3


Kula AV mainframe: 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 13A

IEC - 320-C14 socket

Power consumption: <400W

Temp range: 5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F) non-condensing operating

Mainframe Mechanics

2 rack units

Height: 87 mm (3.42 in.)

Depth: 604.8 mm (23.81 in.)

Weight: Approx. 14 kg (30.3 lbs.)


RT Software Connections

Customer-supplied PC requires network cable for connection to Kula AV

Note: PC supplied by customer, 1-year RT Software license included


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Kula AV MSP: 1 M/E HD Datasheet

Kula AV MSP is an “All in One” production switcher designed for the professional broadcast and AV markets. Along with
a powerful production switcher feature set in a compact system, the Kula AV includes internal audio mixer functionality.



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