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Snell & Wilcox Introduces Kahuna 1 M/E HD


New SD/HD Multiformat Production Switcher Offers Full Power of Kahuna in Cost-Effective, Smaller-Footprint Solution

HAMPSHIRE, U.K. — Aug. 2008 — Snell & Wilcox today announced the release of its compact new Kahuna 1 M/E HD SD/HD multiformat production switcher. Designed for live, fast-paced production environments, the Kahuna 1 M/E offers all of the breakthrough performance of the industry-leading Kahuna production switcher, but in a cost-effective, entry-level solution.

With the addition of the Kahuna 1 M/E HD, the Snell & Wilcox Kahuna line now provides the broadest range of mainframes and control panels of any production switcher in the broadcast industry. With a 3RU mainframe that accommodates a one-M/E card set, the Kahuna 1 M/E HD enables seamless, real-time mixing of SD and HD video, in any format, without compromise or loss of quality. The Kahuna 1 M/E HD offers a familiar user interface while delivering superior multiformat picture quality for live mobile, studio, and news productions. In addition, the Kahuna 1 M/E HD provides large input and output capacity with four full effects keyers (each with chroma keyer) and resize capabilities.

“The Kahuna 1 M/E HD brings the full power of Kahuna to smaller applications and those that are space-constrained, with all of the flexibility of a multiformat production environment for enabling a gradual, controlled transition to HDTV,” said Joe Zaller, vice president, corporate development at Snell & Wilcox. “It is the ideal system for broadcasting operations that need a complete and self-contained solution for mixing in content from a variety of sources to deliver high-quality HD programs.”
Snell & Wilcox, Putting Pictures to Work, Kahuna, Kahuna 1 M/E HD, and FormatFusion are trademarks of the Snell & Wilcox Group. All other trademarks mentioned herein are acknowledged as property of their respective owners.


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