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KAIROS Live Video Production Platform

Meet KAIROS - Live Video Production Solution

The Power to Craft Every Moment

The KAIROS live production platform is a revolution in how live video content is created. Achieving flexibility in all levels of production unlike any existing hardware-based systems, KAIROS breaks new ground for live video production.

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Introduction to the KAIROS System

The word “Kairos” describes the opportune moment in time and space to make a decision or to deliver an argument; the moment you have the clarity to move forward. This is the KAIROS moment.

KAIROS is a live production platform that gives professionals unlimited control to deliver rich content for broadcast, large screen display and live streams. KAIROS adds ST 2110 to its standard baseband and streaming connectivity for unparalleled input/output flexibility that pairs perfectly with the content creation flexibility of its GPU/CPU processing. The user will simply see an intuitive layer-based interface, and powerful content creation with a quick learning curve.

ProductionHub Awards of Excellence for KAIROS Solution

Winner of the 2022 ProductionHUB Awards of Excellence

The ProductionHUB Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional technological innovation.

Best of Show Winner Award TV Technology

Winner of TV Tech Best of Show Awards at 2023 NAB Show

Key Benefits of the KAIROS Solution

KAIROS is the ultimate IT/IP platform solution that gives you unlimited control to unleash your creative vision and craft amazingly immersive experiences. KAIROS is more than a typical switcher as it frees you from the constraints of a traditional hardware-based system. KAIROS offers unrestricted flexibility of input, output, and operation for the efficient production of live video that captivates audiences. Here are the key benefits of deploying the KAIROS solution for your live video processing needs.

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Creative freedom of layer-based content creation

  • Unlimited number of scenes (MEs) and layers (keys) for complex video composition. 
  • Priority changes simply by switching between front and back layers. 
  • Cropping, resizing, and color correction are available for each layer. 
  • X/Y, size, resolution, color theme, and macro can be set for each scene. 
  • Scene files can be created in advance, duplicated, and reused. 
  • Layer material and scene output can be assigned to cross-point buttons. 
  • Intuitive and easy-to-understand GUI for simple operator training.
multi-screen operation using KAIROS

Multi-screen, Format-free "CANVAS"

  • Produce video in unconventional aspect ratio formats without a multi-screen processor.
  • Output to multiple screens in multiple aspect ratio formats and resolutions from a single mainframe. 
  • Canvas function with a maximum capacity of 32MP eliminates the need for external equipment and provides the ability to composite all sources with minimal latency for dynamic LED shows.
IO configuration with KAIROS

Flexible I/O and Video Formats

  • Directly input ST 2110, NDI IP signals and SRT/RTMP/RTSP/RTP streaming signals without conversion
  • Different resolutions, frame rates and interlaced/progressive video can be input directly without any video format conversion.
  • Output signals can be adjusted flexibly with parallel output of multiple video formats
KAIROS live production switcher

Streamline Operations

  • Native ST 2110 system supports transitions to live IP workflows and can eliminate dedicated hardware constraints.
  • Supports native connection to NDI equipment, minimizing system setup and reducing points of failure.
  • Smart delegation allows all functions to be assigned to a panel and dynamically recalled, streamlining the production workflow by providing access to all technical director functions from the panel.
  • Four independent, fully customizable Multi-Views enable sharing of video resources within the production team to streamline and decentralize operations.
  • Seamless workflow with tally and device controls not only for Panasonic cameras but also with alliance partner equipment
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Native REMI Production

  • Connect Multiple control panels to one mainframe over IP for multi-operation. 
  • Independent uncompressed clip stores, clip players, and stills allow users to create their own playlists with instantaneous access eliminating the need for external devices.
  • KAIROS can be accessed and controlled using the Kairos Creator enabling remote operation and resource sharing even when operators are not on-site or in the studio
  • Centralized control of Panasonic PTZ cameras and third-party equipment.
  • Supports low latency and high-quality SRT for native remote production.
KAIROS Linux OS Platform

Open Architecture for Collaboration and Reliability

  • Expanding functionality through ongoing software updates and new options. 
  • Open architecture for easy integration with third-party equipment and systems.
  • Potential future developments through collaboration with KAIROS Alliance Partners
  • Customized Linux OS running on industrial hardware for the utmost reliability

KAIROS User Stories

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KAIROS Global Live Control Room


Panasonic Connect has been working with a growing list of industry partners to give broadcast professionals more ways to leverage cloud technologies. The Global Live Control Room combines the capabilities of Panasonic’s KAIROS and LiveX’s Virtual Video Control Room (VVCR) to offer a turn-key, hybrid solution, that allows productions to route all cloud applications to VVCR and all on-premise gear to KAIROS. To further expand capabilities, Panasonic Connect has also partnered with Singular Live, Videon, Scoreboard OCR and Telos Infinity® VIP. Through these partnerships, the Global Live Control Room will include switching, ISO recording, intercom, playback, graphics, and more.

KAIROS System Components & Configuration

Here are the key components of the KAIROS live video processing system solution.

  • 4K Option (AT-SF001 Software Key)
  • I/O Option (AT-SF002 Software Key)
  • Canvas Option (AT-SF003 Software Key)
  • NMOS Option (AT-SFE03 Software Key)
  • Audio Mixer Option (AT-SF005 Software Key)
  • RossTalk Option for XPression (AT-SFE01 Software Key)

Comparing the KAIROS Core Mainframes

  AT-KC100 AT-KC200 AT-KC2000
3G SDI Base Band In / 
ST 2110 in
Up to 32 (with AT-SF002 I/O option) 32/32 32/64*

3G Base Band Out/

ST 2110 out

Up to 16 (with AT-SF002 I/O option) 16/20 16/40*
4K SDI Base Band UHD In/ ST 2110 in Up to 8/up to 8 (with AT-SF002 I/O option) 8/8 16/16*

4K UHD Base Band Out/

ST 2110 out

Up to 4 / Up to 4 (with AT-SF002 I/O option) 5/5 8/10*
RTP/RTMP/RTSP/SRT 6 in, 2 Out, HD only
(RTSP input only)
8 in, 2 Out, HD only (RTSP input only) 8 in, 2 Out, HD only (RTSP input only)
NDI 2in, 2 out, HD Only 2in, 2 out, HD Only 2in, 2 out, HD Only
Canvas Optional (up to 8K, 32Mpixels) Up to 8K, 32Mpixels Up to 8K, 32Mpixels
HD Mixing Layers Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
4k Mixing Layers Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
ST 2110 IP IO QSFP x 1 (100GbE) QSFP x 2 (100GbE or 2x 50Gb 2022-7) QSFP x 2 (200GbE) or 2 x 100Gbe 2022-7
Multiviewer 2; 4K/HD, (up to 36PiP) 4; 4K/HD, (up to 36PiP) 4; 4K/HD, (up to 36PiP)
PTP Sync Yes; Support for QSFP and GbE port Yes; Support for QSFP and GbE port Yes; Support for QSFP and GbE port
Supports ST2110 Yes Yes Yes
Audio Optional; AES67, Dante compatible w/broadway chip set, 16  Channel mixer w/16 source mapping options. Optional; AES67, Dante compatible w/broadway chip set, 16  Channel mixer w/16 source mapping options. Optional; AES67, Dante compatible w/broadway chip set, 16  Channel mixer w/16 source mapping options.
NMOS Optional Optional Optional
HDR Handling Testing HDR workflow Testing HDR workflow Testing HDR workflow
Redundant power Yes: 2 Yes: 2 Yes: 2
RAM Player 8ch, 24GB, Uncompressed 8ch, 32GB, Uncompressed 8ch, 96GB, Uncompressed
Clip Player 2ch, 70GB, Compressed 2ch, 400 GB, Compressed 2ch, 850 GB, Compressed
Still Store 750MB 7GB 32GB

* After the release of KAIROS software Ver. 2.0

KAIROS Alliance Partners

KAIROS utilizes a variety of IT ecosystems based on COTS technology and easily expands functions and integration with external devices by adding application software. Panasonic Connect partners with companies that are actively supporting KAIROS by disclosing device connection verification to users and technical cooperation to provide a more integrated system, such as control communication. We continue to strengthen the KAIROS Alliance and add more partners.

 

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ARISTA

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ChyronHego Cisco Systems, Inc. Deltacast

Densitron

FOR.A
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