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Snell adds Flare to production switching

6 September 2012
Snell adds Flare to production switching

Snell has launched Kahuna Flare, the newest member of the company’s suite of SD/HD/1080p multi-format production switchers. "With Kahuna Flare, we’ve concentrated core Kahuna 360 technology into a form that redefines affordable production switching by marrying an outstanding feature set with an amazingly low price point," said John Carter, senior product manager at Snell. "With features such as a powerful keyer toolset, dedicated resize engines, freely assignable 3D DVE, and Snell’s unique FormatFusion3 technology, Kahuna Flare has everything necessary to create world-class programmes and productions." With versions ranging from 2 M/E to 4 M/E, Kahuna Flare offers four keyers per M/E and two channels of 3D DVE, all in a single 6U rack frame. The system comes standard with 48 inputs and 24 outputs, with the option to upgrade to 60 inputs and 32 outputs.  Snell’s FormatFusion3 enables Kahuna Flare users to mix SD, HD, and 1080p inputs and outputs simultaneously. A Kahuna Flare system is comprised of a Kahuna control surface, a graphical user interface, and a 6U electronics unit.  In addition, Kahuna Flare offers a 3D DVE package. The various DVE models can provide instant DVE effects in bus-based or source-based mode. The switcher also comes standard with an internal, fully integrated 10-output clipstore, with unrestricted outputs that can be assigned to any bus. The clipstore supports up to 48 seconds of uncompressed video and includes animated wipe transitions that can be programmed into a macro.


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