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DB Video 4K HDR OB Truck Packs SAM Kahuna

- via inbroadcast.com

At IBC, Snell Advanced Media (SAM) announced that Belgian OB and facilities company, DB Video, has invested in its flagship Kahuna 6400 multi-format production switcher to provide HDR support for live SD, HD and 4K/UHD productions.

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National Theatre Live delivers its first HDR production thanks to SAM

- Snell Advanced Media

SAM’s Kahuna running FormatFusion4 allows seamless multi-format production for the National Theatre

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Kahuna running FormatFusion4

SAM adds HDR capability to its industry-leading Kahuna production switcher range

- Snell Advanced Media

New FormatFusion4 multi-format technology supports any combination of SD, HD, 1080p, 4K, SDR and HDR

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Kahuna 9600 FormatFusion4

CTV Outside Broadcast Partners with SAM for the World’s First UHD Broadcast of a Major Music Festival

- Snell Advanced Media

SAM’s LiveTouch and Kahuna deployed for the first UHD production of the Isle of Wight Festival

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Vista Studios Dives Head First Into 4K And Multi-Format Services

- via thebroadcastingbridge.com

While there’s been a lot of talk about 4K production, the majority of it has been completed by mobile production trucks producing live sports and entertainment programs. Production studios, with their legacy of HD gear and infrastructure, have cautiously upgraded parts of their facilities to new cameras, switchers and other devices, but a wholesale migration from HD to 4K has been slow and strategically calculated.

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