Korg’s new krossfour 4-channel video mixer/switcher provides DJ-friendly video mixing in a sturdy and compact package. The krossfour allows up to four video sources to be assigned to either of the two mixer channels (A/B). A DJ-style crossfader enables the user to blend and mix these two channels.
Four distinct crossfader curves provide additional control. Pressing either of the two Hold buttons freezes the current image for that channel. Each channel can also produce a black, white or blue background to create more diverse fade and mix effects.
The krossfour features composite and S-video main outputs, plus a dedicated monitor output that provides a convenient way to cue up and preview video sources. This monitor section also allows the user to continue previewing any frozen video source.
In addition to its mixing capabilities, the krossfour offers Luma-key and Chroma-key (blue screen) compositing effects. The Chroma-key mode removes the blue portions of a foreground image, allowing a different background image to show through. Luma-key removes areas of a specific brightness level (black to gray to white). A fine adjustment knob determines the color value or brightness level of these effects.
The krossfour is PAL- and NTSC-compatible, with an internal timebase corrector that ensures a stable image is created from any video input signal.
The Korg krossfour will be available in mid-August at a U.S. price of $900.