The worlds most advanced and flexible production switcher offers concurrent multi-format operation, allowing SD, HD and even 1080p sources to be used seamlesly within the same production and deliver multiple output formats of SD, HD and 1080p.
The advanced architecture of the Kahuna 360 means that it can evolve with your business requirements, providing additional resources as you need them.
- Up to 6 M/E with 7 Keyers per M/E
- FormatFusion3™ supports SD, HD, 1080p
- Unique Make M/E™ technology
120 Inputs and 64 fully assignable outputs
Extensive feature set
- 4 super keyers with resize engines
- 3 effects keys
- Powerful 3D DVE effects (linear and non-linear)
- Internal clipstore with 20 outputs
Full RGB input and output colour correction
- Intuitive, ergonomically designed control panel for a short learning curve.
- Multiple control surfaces support
- Integration with Snell production workflow tools
- Galaxy event list
Kahuna 360 Compact
If you are short of space, or have a smaller budget, but you need the production power of Kahuna 360, it may be worth considering the Kahuna 360 Compact. The smaller switcher packed with power for live production.
Think you need a 3 M/E switcher? ... you may not
Kahuna 360 breaks the tradition of fixed M/Es. Its unique capability to create tailored M/Es from its pool of keyers and resize engines mean that you choose Production Power based precisely on the requirements of your current application. If your application changes, simply upgrade to more Production Power as you need it. What's more, this processing power can be re-distributed at any time. This capability is another first from Snell for production switching, promoting maximum utilization of hardware resources, reducing initial outlay and optimizing energy efficiency.
Your production requirements may lead you to believe that you need a 3 M/E switcher - and with a traditional switcher architecture, you would be right. However, with Kahuna 360's MakeM/E technology allowing tailor made M/E's to be produced from its processing resources, you may only need 2 Kahuna M/Es.
With 7 keyers and 4 resize engines notionally making up each Kahuna 360 M/E, all natively supporting 1080p, there is significant scope for re-distributing the Production Power, to meet your specific requirements.
Anything in - Anything out
Snell’s proprietary FormatFusion3 technology, built into Kahuna 360, supports any combination of SD, HD and 1080p (3G) inputs and outputs, seamlessly converting them to and from the required standards. This capability elimintates the need for external conversion equipment and therefore reduces initial capital outlay, removes system timing issues, reduces space and power requirements and simplifies engineering and setup time.
Kahuna’s advanced architecture allows it to evolve in order to match customer requirements on an ongoing basis. With up to 6 M/E’s, 7 keyers per M/E and unique Make M/E™ technology, enabling 16 split, sub level switchers, Kahuna 360 gives your operators all the functionality they need to target a broader audience over a greater number of distribution channels.
Creativity in production
Versatile features provide a wide range of creative functionality. A fully loaded 3D DVE with linear and non-linear effect gives the operator virtually unbounded creativity options, which are further enhanced by a mix effects architecture with four keyers and unrestricted placement of graphics. Watch the short video animation below to see how you can enhance your productions with the Snell 3D DVE.
Kahuna 360 Compact
If you are short of space, or have a smaller budget, but you need the production power of Kahuna 360, it may be worth considering the new Kahuna 360 Compact. The smaller switcher packed with power for live production.
Panorama’s mission is to provide a national HDTV signal to enable millions of viewers in Russia to watch the Winter Olympic Games and the Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi in 2014, as well as the XXVII World Summer University Games in Kazan in 2013.
The goal is to create a modern broadcasting complex that will provide TV, radio, internet and photographic coverage of Olympic events.
Hong Kong Jockey Club
The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) is one of
Hong Kong’s most venerable institutions, with a rich
heritage of exciting entertainment for horse racing
fans dating back to the Club’s founding in 1884.
Today, the HKJC is one of the world’s largest horse
racing organizations – with a highly sophisticated
broadcast operation that produces a total of 9600
hours of TV programs each year including over
36 hours a week of live coverage for the Club’s
twiceweekly race days.
Kahuna 360 Brochure
Whatever the application, be it live studio-based production, large sports event, fast paced news, mobile or multi-screen broadcast, Kahuna 360 provides the solution...
Kahuna 360 Brochure (Chinese Language vesion)
Kahuna Control Surfaces Brochure
Kahuna offers an extensive range of control surfaces, suitable for any live production application. Intuitive and ergonomically designed, they provide a familiar operation and easy-to use controls...
Kahuna Software Range Brochure
Introducing a range of software options to complement the Kahuna series providing automation, complete control, streamlined workflows, continuous updates and significant time saving on pre-production set-up time...
Kahuna 360 Format Handling - Application Note
In today’s multi-screen world the need for production teams to support a far wider range of formats both as inputs and outputs puts a whole new series of demands on them. A broadcast media organization’s ability to handle multiple formats in live production is implicit alongside its ability to produce top quality programs. Find out more about how Kahuna can help you.
3D with Kahuna - Application Note
For live 3D events the ability for production systems to deal with imperfect feeds is critical. The nature of live environments makes it much harder to control quality of incoming video, and 3D requires exacting standards to be met. Snell is pioneering 3D support within a switcher with Kahuna. Where other companies have simply supported 3D by tying two mixer buses together to support stereo video (an expensive use of switcher resources), Kahuna can support stereo video on a single M/E.
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