Grass Valley Debuts New GV Korona Production Switcher at NAB 2016

Grass Valley Debuts New GV Korona Production Switcher at NAB 2016

Korona Delivers High-End Performance with a Compact Footprint

Building upon the industry-leading production switcher quality and performance for which Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is known, the all-new GV Korona offers the same robust feature set as the Kayenne and Karrera Video Production Center switchers, but does so with a smaller, space-efficient control surface. Available in 1 and 2 M/E (stripe) panels, GV Korona is packaged with the compact K-Frame S-series video processing engine, though it is compatible with all Grass Valley K-Frames for unlimited flexibility in video production. Additionally, the K-Frame S-series frame is compatible with all larger Kayenne and Karrera panels should the need arise.

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The new GV Korona K-Frame S-series supports multiple HD formats, and can easily be upgraded to 3G/4K with a software license. The GV Korona 2 stripe panel supports 20 assignable buttons on each M/E row as well as an innovative touchscreen in the transition area. GV Korona also boasts the largest I/O matrix for a small switcher frame (80x48), with optional IP SMPTE ST 2022-6 I/O.

“Broadcasters around the world see Grass Valley switchers as the ‘gold standard,’ and GV Korona builds on that reputation by bringing a much needed compact option to professionals who work in mobile units or small studios,” explained Mike Cronk, senior vice president of strategic marketing, Grass Valley. “The advantage to operators is, there’s no new training required—once they know how to use any one of our switchers, they know how to use them all.”

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GV Korona’s surface features a built-in touchscreen interface that enables operators to work quickly and intuitively to produce compelling content for a variety of applications. It also boasts a menu integrated into the panel, and uses the same OLED and color technologies as the larger Grass Valley panels.

Korona Delivers High-End Performance with a Compact Footprint

GV Korona control panel is ideal in tight mobile environments or anywhere space is limited

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Whether for a small truck or studio, a flypack or even 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 for cost-effective repurposing. In addition, shows previously built on Kayenne or Karrera switchers are compatible and can be imported easily into a GV Korona switcher.

“Now broadcasters have access to Grass Valley’s legendary performance and creative power in a switcher that comes at a lower price point with a smaller footprint,” added Cronk.

About Grass Valley
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, keeps broadcasters, content owners and service providers Future-Ready as they navigate the changing landscape of television. With the most comprehensive collection of workflow solutions in the industry, Grass Valley delivers end-to-end television production and content distribution workflows, combined with expert consultation and insight that lead to sustainable success. Grass Valley, headquartered in Montreal, is part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc. Belden delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world.

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