Flexible Up To 24 M/Es - Kahuna 9600

Flexible Up To 24 M/Es - Kahuna 9600

Enterprise level production switching for news, sports and light entertainment

IP 4K

The most powerful production switcher

The ‘Daddy’ of the Kahuna range and one that packs a punch for any media organization that demands the best in quality, creativity, innovation, flexibility and above all reliability. Be it sports, music, news, live events or multiple site application the Kahuna 9600 can be configured exactly the way you need it to produce the best results without any compromise.

Kahuna 9600 is available today in SD, HD, 1080p, 4K and IP. It benefits from Make M/E enabling you to maximize your resources and allocating where you see fit and is completely interchangeable depending on your production. Teamed up with Kahuna Maverik, SAM’s modular panel, Kahuna 9600 is truly the most powerful and adaptable production switcher that liberates any media organization in their creativity when designing their production suites, capitalizing on future cost savings.

With such an extensive feature set and advanced technology Kahuna 9600 will always reward you with the highest caliber productions and peace of mind that it just works.

Switcher for complex environments

Suited for larger scale 4K, 1080p and now IP environments, Kahuna 9600 supports the most complex productions including multiple studio operations effortlessly. Combining the advanced 3D DVE, 2.5D DVE resize engines and easy macro building the Kahuna 9600 offers operators a large suite of creativity at their fingertips.

Match this with the innovative modular panel Kahuna Maverik and you’ve got yourself the most powerful production switcher system in the industry.

Kahuna 9600 anywhere

Integrating Kahuna with SAM’s range of products, including IQ Modular infrastructure, Sirius 800 Routers, MV 805 MultiViewers, sQ Servers and LiveTouch highlights and replay delivers a complete, all-encompassing live production environment that supports both SDI and IP.

For sporting events, light entertainment shows, news production and presentations, either in the studio control room, mobile vehicle or flyaways, the Kahuna 9600 possesses the flexibility, adaptability and creativity to differentiate your program output.

The Kahuna architecture allows for HD sources to be used in a UHD environment without each HD source consuming 4 physical inputs of the device. Combining the Kahuna with upstream switching meant that we achieved better input flexibility between 720p, 1080p and UHD sources.

The Kahuna’s ‘FormatFusion’ functionality afforded even greater flexibility over its competitors. For example, with graphics we have two feeds – UHD and 1080p – and the option to switch between them if there is a problem.”  

- Trevor Turner, Formula One Management, Television Systems Group Manager

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Main Features

Powered by SAM innovation, Kahuna 9600 has a feature set that has never been possible until now and offers a completely scalable path to all functionality and format requirements.

For sporting events, light entertainment shows, news production and presentations, either in the studio control room, mobile vehicle or flyaways, the Kahuna 9600 possesses the flexibility, adaptability and creativity to differentiate your program output

  • Up to 6 full M/Es
  • Make M/ETM for creating up to 24 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 120 inputs (12 inputs as standard, upgrade in groups of 12)
  • Up to 64 fully assignable outputs (8 outputs as standard, upgrade in groups of 8)
  • Internal multiviewer
  • FormatFusion3TMavailable on all inputs and outputs
  • 3D DVE suite of effects with flexible combiners
  • Large internal clipstore with 20 outputs supporting 8 minutes of uncompressed HD video
  • RGB color correction available on all inputs and outputs
  • Programmable outputs
  • Large external integration capacity with 3rd party equipment such as servers, routers, multi-viewers, audio mixers, robotic cameras and graphics devices
  • Supports fibre inputs and outputs
  • Controlled with Maverik or the MLC panel family
  • K-Watch and K-Mirror application software also available

 

 

 

 

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