The new GV Korona switcher range packs all the features of the bigger Kayenne and Karrera switchers into a smaller, space-efficient control surface. Available in 1M/E and 2M/E panels it is packaged with the compact K-Frame S-series video-processing engine, although it is compatible with all Grass Valley K-Frames for operational flexibility. The K-Frame S-series frame is also compatible with all Kayenne and Karrera panels.
It supports multiple HD formats, can easily be upgraded to 3G/4K with a software license, and is claimed to offer the largest I/O matrix for a compact switcher frame (80×48 – although it comes with 32 inputs and 16 outputs as standard), with optional IP SMPTE ST 2022-6 I/O.
The GV Korona panels support either 15 (1M/E) or 20 (2M/E) assignable buttons on each M/E row as well as a touchscreen in the transition area. It also offers a menu integrated into the panel, and uses the same OLED and colour technologies as the larger Grass Valley panels. There are also two multiviewers, two chroma keys (each M/E also has four keyers), and two 3D DVEs.
Multiple suites can share one K-Frame. Whether for a small truck or studio, a flypack or as a back bench control surface in a larger truck, users can mix and match any Grass Valley switcher panel with any Grass Valley switcher frame. Shows previously built on Kayenne or Karrera switchers are compatible and can easily be imported into a GV Korona switcher, with no new training required for operators.