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.
New FormatFusion4 technology brings seamless HDR capabilities to SAM’s Kahuna production switcher. The FormatFusion engine is at the heart of the Kahuna switcher and is the key to its class leading multi-format capabilities.
FormatFusion4 brings HDR capabilities to all inputs and outputs on SAM’s Kahuna production switcher. The technology seamlessly handles SDR and HDR in parallel for Sports, News and Entertainment productions. FormatFusion4 supports the Electrical Optical Transfer Functions (EOTF) for:
FormatFusion4 also includes color space support for Wide Color Gamut (BT709 and BT2020) in all formats (1080i, 1080p and UHD).
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.
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
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