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Snell & Wilcoxs introduce IMPAKT 3-D Kahuna effects

Snell & Wilcox has enhanced the capabilities of its multiformat SD/HD Kahuna with the launch of Kahuna IMPAKT, a suite of 3-D digital video effects (DVEs).

With IMPAKT, Kahuna now offers up to four twin-channel 3-D DVEs that users can apply in either SD, HD or both. The effects, which work in source-based or bus-based modes, allow both background and fill-and-key manipulation. Kahuna IMPAKT provides a variety of effects, including spheres, slabs, zooms, warps, tiling, ripples, rolls and peels, fragmentation, lighting effects and corner pinning. All of these options are housed in the Kahuna’s 11RU mainframe and require no additional connections or extra rack space.

Kahuna’s flexible, networked architecture gives users the option of controlling the DVEs directly from the main Kahuna control surface or from a separate 1-M/E Kahuna control panel for productions requiring a separate DVE operator. Kahuna’s DVEs can also be time-lined, allowing for full key-framable control, easy editing and pausing, and play/store recalls.

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