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Grass Valley K2 Solo

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Equipment Description:
3G. ( used for 1 year)

Model Description:
Portable 2-channel HD/SD Server

Model Details

Broadcast-capable and optimized for both production and broadcast workflows, K2 Solo delivers all the same functionality as a two-channel K2 Summit 3G Production Client, but takes up 50% less space — ideal for small production studios and mobile production trucks. This high-quality HD/SD media server comes with 25 hours of HD storage and is also compatible with all applications that run on the K2 Summit 3G Production Client.


  • Small form factor: ½ rack width, 2 RU high
  • Two bidirectional channels with DV and MPEG-2 support
  • AVC-Intra 50/100 support is available
  • Up to 45 hours of SD DV25 storage and 25 hours of HD storage (XDCAM HD 50) on hard disk
  • Simultaneous high-resolution and low-resolution proxy encoding
  • Instant replay – record-to-play in less than ½ second
  • AppCenter Pro comes standard
  • ChannelFlex-compatible with AppCenter Elite:
    • Multicam mode
    • Super SloMo mode:
      • 3D
      • Video + key
  • HD/SD-SDI monitor output with timecode burn-in and custom text overlays
  • Multiviewer monitor mode with custom text overlays
  • Built-in mix effects within a single play channel
  • Fast boot times with embedded operating system on CompactFlash media
  • QuickTime-compatible file system for edit-in-place with Final Cut Pro 7, EDIUS, and other NLEs
  • Integrated control operation with Grass Valley production switchers and vision mixers

HD Compression Formats
  • MPEG-2@HL 4:2:0, I-Frame & Long GOP, 12-80 Mb/s
  • MPEG-2@HL 4:2:2, I-Frame & Long GOP, 20-100 Mb/s
  • XDCAM HD (25, 35, 50 Mb/s)
  • XDCAM HD (25, 35, 50 Mb/s)
  • AVC-Intra 50/100
  • H.264 playout

SD Compression Formats
  • DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO 25/50
  • MPEG-2@ML 4:2:0, I-Frame & Long GOP, 2-15 Mb/s
  • MPEG-2@ML 4:2:2, I-Frame & Long GOP, 4-50 Mb/s
  • D10/IMX 30/40/50

Video Channels
  • 2 HD/SD-SDI record/play channels
  • SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M, ITU-R601, 525/625 line component, 10-bit
  • HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M, 10-bit

Proxy Encoding
  • 2 or 4 streams (licensed through AppCenter Pro or AppCenter Elite)
  • Each stream includes 1 video and up to 8 audio tracks for recording. Any audio track can be selected when streaming
  • Video – MPEG-4 part 10
  • Audio – AAC

Monitor Modes
  • SDI Monitor out with timecode burn-in
  • VGA Multiviewer
  • Definable text overlay includes channel name, clip name, transport status, play speed, audio meters, and other status

Video Playback Output
  • All clips play seamlessly back-to-back
  • Off-speed play with line interpolation
  • Video/audio mix effects
  • Dissolves between two video tracks
  • Fade up/down to matte color

Conversion & Aspect Ratio
  • 525?1080i/720p, 625?1080i/720p
  • 720p?1080i cross conversion
  • 4:3-16:9 aspect ratio conversions
  • Embedded audio tracks
  • 16 embedded channels/video

Discrete AES/EBU Audio
  • 8 input and 8 output trackes (4 AES pairs) per video channel
  • DB25 pin connector per video channel (XLR breakout cable is optional)

Audio Specifications
  • PCM: 48 kHz 16- or 24-bit
  • Sample rate conversion to 48 kHz
  • AC-3 and Dolby E pass-through

Audio Special Features
  • Scrub audio support (±2X)
  • Audio click elimination
  • Audio tagging and audio mapping

Hard Disk Storage (+/- 10%)
  • DV25/DV50/100 = 46/24/12 hours
  • MPEG-2@ 12/25/50/100 Mb/s = 110/50/25/12 hours

Power Requirements
  • 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
  • Typical power: 180 Watts

Physical Characteristics
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 89 x 210 x 446 mm (3.5 x 8.25 x 17.7 in.)
  • Weight: 7.5 kg (16.5 lbs.)

Environmental Characteristics
  • Operating temperature: 10° to +40°C (50° to 104°F)
  • Non-operating temperature: -40° to +60°C (-40° to 140°F)
  • Operating relative humidity: 20% to 80% from -5° to +45°C (23° to 113°F)
  • Non-operating relative humidity: 10% to 80% from -30° to +60°C (-22° to 140°F)

12 in, 12 out – DB25 pin connector

Reference Genlock
  • NTSC/PAL black composite analog
  • Two BNC, 75? passive loop through
  • Burst frequency lock: PAL +10 Hz at subcarrier; NTSC +20 Hz at subcarrier
  • Tri-Level sync conforms to SMPTE 296M-2001 for 1280x720p systems and SMPTE 274M-2008 for 1920x1080

Timecode (per video channel)
  • LTC SMPTE 12M on mini XLR
  • One VITC reader/writer
  • Ancillary timecode

  • BVW (RS-422) (w/o insert edit)
  • Odetics/VDCP (RS-422)
  • AMP (RS-422 and Ethernet)
  • native API

  • Four 100/1000Base-T Ethernet ports
  • 1 Express Card, 34 mm (front)
  • 4 USB 2.0 front, two USB 2.0 rear
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394)
  • One RJ-45 serial port per channel
  • 15-pin SVGA
  • USB keyboard, mouse

Remote Monitoring
Grass Valley SNMP-based remote facility-monitoring software


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