Grass Valley Debuts Korona Compact Switcher

Grass Valley rolled out a new compact switcher, a native 4K version of its LDX 86 series of cameras and announced IP collaborations with Sony and Cisco.

The new GV Korona switcher offers the same features as the Kayenne and Karrera, but with a smaller control surface. Available with 1 and 2 M/Es, Korona is packaged with the compact K-Frame S-series video processing engine, which supports multiple HD formats and can be upgraded to 3G/4K with a software license. Korona has an 80×48 I/O matrix with optional IP SMPTE ST 2022-6 I/O. Grass Valley announced plans to team with Sony and Cisco.

Grass Valley and Sony will work on IP interoperability, and Sony has joined the Alliance for IP Media Solutions, aka “AIMS,” of which Grass Valley is a founding member.

Grass Valley has entered into a memo of understanding with Cisco to develop IP workflows for broadcasters and emphasized an immediate plan to combine Grass Valley’s Broadcast Data Center architecture with Cisco Media Blueprint.

The new LDX 86N Series cameras enable native 3840×2160 4K capture, as well as 3G/HD. Each camera uses three XensiumHAWK CMOS imagers with dynamic pixel management, which supports native 1920×1080 acquisition inside the imager without rolling shutter or decreased sensitivity.

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is exhibiting in booth SL106.