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K2 Summit 3G+ Production Client

4K UHD/3G/HD/SD Media Server & Storage Platform

The K2 Summit 3G+ Production Client is optimized for a broad range of production and broadcast applications and is the only server that supports end-to-end SD/HD/3G/4K UHD workflows in DVCPRO, MPEG-2, AVC-Intra, H.264/AVCHD, DNxHD and ProRes formats.

 

The K2 Summit 3G+ Production Client is a 2 RU platform with redundant hot-swappable power supplies, as well as redundant Ethernet ports. Included with the 3G+ is a new modern OS, Windows 10, that provides users with a more reliable, modern day operating system. To this architecture Grass Valley has added its Emmy® Award-winning core video technology. Each channel is built...

FEATURES

  • Two- or four-channel configurations:
    • SD: DV, IMX and MPEG-2 I-Frame & Long GOP
    • HD: DV, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, MPEG-2 I-Frame & Long GOP, DVCPRO HD, AVC-Intra, DNxHD and ProRes
  • Play different formats back-to-back:
    • SD/HD/3G/4K UHD clips
    • 720p/1080i
    • 1080p 3G
    • 2160p 4K UHD
    • DV/MPEG/AVC-Intra/H.264/AVCHD
  • Optional low-resolution proxy encoding for streaming monitor and  distributed workflows
  • Instant replay capability
  • ChannelFlex — part of AppCenter Elite:
    • Multicam mode
    • Synchronized multichannel record and play to support two 4K UHD channels
    • Super slo-mo mode
    • 3D mode
    • Video+key mode
    • HD/SD-SDI monitor output with timecode burn-in and custom text overlays
    • Multiviewer monitor mode with custom text overlays
  • Fast boot times with Windows 10 on M.2 solid state drive (SSD)
  • Option for up to 12.8 TB of internal hard disk storage
  • Built-in mix effects on each channel:
    • Video dissolves and audio crossfades supported via APIs and AppCenter Pro playlist
  • Import/export all formats as MXF OP1a, SMPTE ST 360 (GXF) or QuickTime
  • File system enables edit-in-place of QuickTime files
  • Software-based codecs for agile playback and easy configuration
  • Increased bandwidth to support more channels, higher bit rates, faster file transfers
  • Super slow-motion support in DVCPRO HD, AVC-Intra and DNxHD formats
  • Full XDCAM HD workflow support including multicam mode
  • 1080p50/60 Level A support using AVC-Intra
  • Simultaneous high-resolution and low-resolution “proxy” encoding for recording or streaming
  • Automatic up/downconversion, user-definable aspect ratio conversion, and closed caption preservation
  • ANC data preserved and full AFD processing
  • Full multichannel audio support —16 SDI audio tracks per video channel (32 audio tracks per clip on disk)

SPECIFICATIONS

Description

2 or 4 SD/HD channels

All channels are bidirectional

Video Channels

2 or 4 bidirectional HD/SD-SDI record/ play channels BNC, 75Ω

SD SDI: SMPTE ST 259, ITU R601, 525/625 line component, 10-bit

HD-SDI: SMPTE ST 292, 10-bit

HD: SMPTE ST 424

Formats

SD:

  • DV, DVCAM, DV25, DV50
  • MPEG-2@ML 4:2:0, I-Frame & Long GOP 2-15 Mb/s
  • MPEG-2@ML 4:2:2, I-Frame & Long GOP 4-50 Mb/s

HD:

  • MPEG-2@HL 4:2:0, I-Frame & Long GOP 12-100 Mb/s
  • MPEG-2@HL 4:2:2, I-Frame & Long GOP 20-100 Mb/s
  • XDCAM HD (18, 25, 35 Mb/s)
  • XDCAM HD 4:2:2 (50 Mb/s)
  • XDCAM EX
  • DVCPRO HD
  • AVC-Intra 50/100 (optional)
  • AVC-Intra Class 100 1080p50/60 Level A (optional)
  • H.264/AVCHD playback (optional)
  • DNxHD 115, 120, 145, 175, 185, 222 Mb/s
  • 720p and 1080i (optional)
  • ProRes 45, 102, 147 and 220

Proxy Encoding

4 or 8 streams (licensed through AppCenter Pro and AppCenter Elite)

Each stream includes 1 video and up to 8 audio tracks for recording

Any audio tracks can be selected when streaming

Compression:

  • Video: MPEG-4 part 2
  • Audio: AAC

ChannelFlex Modes (optional)

Multicam (up to 4 channels)

Super slo-mo (1 or 2 channels)

3D (up to 4 channels)

Video+key (up to 4 channels)

Audio Special Features

Scrub audio support (±2X)

Audio click elimination

Agile playback of clips with different supported audio formats

Audio tagging and audio mapping (with K2 AppCenter Pro)

Audio mix effects (PCM only)

Cross fade between tracks

Fade up/down

Power Requirements

Dual redundant 600W maximum, 400W typical

Auto-sensing, hot-swap

100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz

Monitor Modes

SDI monitor out w/timecode burn-in

Display Port multiviewer — w/definable text overlay for above displays including channel name, clip name, transport status, play speed, audio meters and other status

Video Playback Output

Any supported format can be played seamlessly back-to-back

Output can be delayed at pixel resolution within a range of one frame

Freeze mode: frame or field

Off-speed play: line interpolation provides jitter free slow-motion playback in both directions

Video Mix Effects (optional)

Dissolves between two video tracks on same channel

Fade up/down to matte color (default is black)

Max duration per transition: user selectable

Environmental Characteristics

Operating temperature: 10° to +40°C (50° to 104°F)

Non-operating temperature: -40° to +60°C (-40° to 140°F)

Operating relative humidity: 20% to 80% from -5° to +45°C (23° to 113°F)

Non-operating relative humidity: 10% to 80% from -30° to +60°C (-22° to 140°F)

GPI

12 in, 12 out: 25-pin D connector (DB25)

Dimensions

Height: 9 cm (3.5 in.) – 2 RU

Width: 44.5 cm (17.5 in.)

Depth: 61.6 cm (24.5 in.)

Weight: 24 kg (53 lbs.) maximum

Redundancy

Redundant power supplies (hot-swappable)

Redundant cooling

Up/Down/Cross Conversion and Aspect Ratio

525 to 1080i, 525 to 720p, 625 to 1080i, 625 to 720p

720p to 1080i cross conversion

AFD support for 4:3 to 16:9 aspect ratio conversion with format specified on a channel basis with clip-by-clip override capability

Bar, half-bar, crop and stretch options configurable via UI, AMP protocol or K2.net

E-to-E Mode

Less than one frame delay

No re-timing applied

Audio

Record or play up to 16 tracks per channel

32 audio tracks per clip stored on disk

Embedded Audio Tracks

16 tracks embedded, per video channel

Reference Genlock

NTSC/PAL black composite analog

Two BNC, 75Ω passive loop through

Burst frequency lock: PAL, +10 Hz at subcarrier NTSC, +20 Hz at subcarrier

Tri-Level sync conforms to SMPTE ST 296 for 1280x720P systems and SMPTE ST 274 for 1920x1080

Timecode

LTC SMPTE ST 12, one per channel

One mini-XLR per input and one mini-XLR with input and output

1 kΩ input, 50Ω output impedance

One VITC reader/writer per video:

  • Lines 10-21 on 525 configurations, lines 6-23 on 625 configurations
  • Ancillary timecode

Media Exchange

MXF OP1a, GXF (SMPTE ST 360), AVI and QuickTime

Discrete AES/EBU Audio Tracks (per video channel)

8 input and 8 output tracks (4 AES pairs) audio

DB25 pin connector (optional) – Yamaha

AES D-sub pin out (CD8AES & MY8AE)

Audio Specifications

Input: 48 kHz, 16- or 24-bit digital audio=PCM

Sample rate conversion on inputs (32 kHz to 96 kHz) to 48 kHz

Output: 48 kHz clock derived from video reference, 16- or 24-bit

Compliant with SD-SMPTE ST 259, HD-SMPTE ST 292

Compressed audio types: AC-3 and Dolby E pass-through

Audio delay adjustable ±200 ms relative to output video

Remote Monitoring

Grass Valley SNMP-based remote facility monitoring software

Certifications

UL 60950, FCC Class A, EMC Class A, CE, C-Tick, CSA 60950, IEC 950, EN 60950

Included in Package

Power cords (2)

LTC cables (4)

Quick Start guide

USB stick with documentation

K2 Summit 3G+ Production Clients with Internal Storage (in hours)

  DV 25 DV 50 DV 100 AVCI 50 AVCI 100 6x SSM 4K UHD
800 GB RAID-5 (10) 402 216 114 255 131 22 15
1.6 TB RAID-5 (10) 801 432 227 509 262 45 31

OPTIONS INFORMATION

K2-XDP3-02

K2 Summit 3G+ Production Client – 2 RU platform with 2 bidirectional HD/SD channels. Supports DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD and HD/SD MPEG-2 record and agile playback of DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, DNxHD, ProRes and HD/SD MPEG-2 playback. Includes dual hot-swappable power supplies, hot-swappable fans, and AppCenter control and configuration application.

K2-XDP3-04

K2 Summit 3G+ Production Client – 2 RU platform with 4 bidirectional HD/SD channels. Supports DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD and HD/SD MPEG-2 record and agile playback of DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, DNxHD, ProRes and HD/SD MPEG-2 playback. Includes dual hot-swappable power supplies, hot-swappable fans, and K2 AppCenter control and configuration application.

Options

K2-XDP3-10-S800R5
K2 Summit 3G+ internal media storage, includes 10 x 800 GB SSD media drives and RAID controller. Configured as RAID‑5 (8 data/2 parity). Select one internal media storage option only. 

K2-XDP3-10-S1600R5
K2 Summit 3G+ internal media storage, includes 10 x 1.6 TB SSD media drives and RAID controller. Configured as RAID‑5 (8 data/2 parity). Select one internal media storage option only.

K2-XDP3-AVC-2CH
K2 Summit 3G+ 2-channel AVC-Intra codec and H.264 playback license. Includes AVC-Intra level 50 and 100 and encoding and decoding and H.264 L4.2 AVCHD playback. Two required for 4-channel model (K2‑XDP2-04) Factory installed.

K2-XDP3-MPG2-MC
K2 Summit 3G+ MPEG-2 multicam encoding factory option. Adds the ability to record up to 4 video streams per codec module using MPEG-2 compression when used in ChannelFlex mode. Includes hardware and additional MPEG encoding license. Two K2-XDP3-MPG2 options are required for the K2-XDP3-04 and enables up to 8 video streams to be recorded. Also requires factory installed AppCenter Elite license (see K2- APPCTNR-ELTE-FO below).

K2-APPCNTR-PRO-FO
K2 AppCenter Pro for the K2 Summit Platform extends the feature set of standard AppCenter and includes such features as audio track tagging, super out and proxy encoding licenses for 4 channels of low-resolution proxy generation. Factory installed.

K2-APPCTNR-ELTE-FO
K2 AppCenter Elite for the K2 Summit Platform extends the feature set of standard AppCenter and includes all AppCenter Pro features plus ChannelFlex and proxy encoding licenses for 8 channels of low-resolution proxy generation. ChannelFlex includes 2X and 3X super slo-mo record, key plus fill record and play, and multicam recording. Factory installed.

Field Kits

K2-APPCNTR-PRO-FK
K2 AppCenter Pro for the K2 Summit Platform extends the feature set of standard AppCenter and includes such features as audio track tagging and proxy encoding licenses for 4 channels of low-resolution proxy generation. Field kit.

K2-APPCTNR-ELTE-FK
K2 AppCenter Elite for the K2 Summit Platform extends the feature set of standard AppCenter and includes all AppCenter Pro features plus ChannelFlex and Proxy encoding licenses for 8 channels of low-resolution proxy generation. ChannelFlex includes 2X and 3X super slo-mo record, key plus fill record and play, and multicam recording. Field kit.

K2-XDP3-AVC-2CH-FK
K2 Summit 3G+ 2-channel AVC-Intra codec and H.264 playback license. Includes AVC-Intra level 50 and 100 and encoding and decoding and H.264 L4.2 playback. Two required for 4-channel model (K2‑XDP3-04). Field kit.

K2-XDP3-MPG2-MC-FK
K2 Summit 3G+ MPEG-2 multicam encoding field kit. Adds the ability to record up to 4 video streams per codec module using MPEG-2 compression when used in ChannelFlex mode. Includes hardware and additional MPEG encoding license. Two K2-XDP3-MPG2-FK kits are required for the K2-XDP3-04 and enables up to 8 video streams to be recorded. Also requires AppCenter Elite license (see K2-APPCTNR-ELTE-FK above).

K2-XDP3-DNX-2CH-FK
K2 Summit 3G+ DNxHD license. Includes DNxHD encoding and decoding. Two required for 4-channel model (K2‑XDP3-04). Field kit.

K2-XDP3-DNX-2CH-FK
K2 Summit 3G+ DNxHD license. Includes DNxHD encoding and decoding. Two required for 4-channel model (K2‑XDP3-04). Field kit.

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K2 Summit 3G+ Production Client

The K2 Summit 3G+ Production Client is optimized for a broad range of production and broadcast applications and is the only server that supports end-to-end SD/HD/3G/4K UHD workflows in DVCPRO, MPEG-2, AVC-Intra, H.264/AVCHD, DNxHD and ProRes formats.

The K2 Summit 3G+ Production Client is a 2 RU platform with redundant hot-swappable power supplies, as well as redundant Ethernet ports. Included with the 3G+ is a new modern OS, Windows 10, that provides users with a more reliable, modern day operating system. To this architecture Grass Valley has added its Emmy® Award-winning core video technology. Each channel is built around a high-performance RISC processor, an embedded real-time operating system, and performs video/audio processing in the robust and secure manner needed for a 24/7, frame-accurate environment.

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