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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.

KAIROS live video production

📢 NEW! Version 1.4 Firmware Upgrade

Panasonic Connect has released a free firmware upgrade, KAIROS Version 1.4, delivering a host of new features and functionality, including:

  • Kairos Creator Subset Menus
    • You can now control KAIROS’ powerful Media Playback, Audio Mixer and Painter functionality using KAIROS Creator Subset Menus. The Creator Subset Menus extend the functionality of both the AT-KC100 and AT-KC1000 to additional PC’s and MAC’s in your facility, or the Creator Subset Menus can be run from remote locations. No license is required, and the Creator Subset Menus can be installed on as many PC’s or MAC’s as you like.
      • The KAIROS Media Subset Menu can control playback of the RAM Players, Clip Players, Audio Players and Still Images from any location, including building playlists, setting in-points and out-points and exporting content. The Media Subset Menu even allows Stills, RAM Video and Clips (with embedded alpha channels) to be imported from any remote location.
      • The KAIROS Painter Subset Menu allows you to create rich content for both channels of the KAIROS Painter Tool, including all text and graphic functionality along with live manipulation of scores and clocks.
      • The KAIROS Audio Mixer Subset Menu enables control of KAIROS’ Audio Mixer, including level control, channel shuffle, delay, gain and monitoring. KAIROS’ Audio Mixer has sixteen faders, each capable of controlling the level of sixteen channels, totaling 256 channels in all. The Audio Mixer Subset Menu also controls the clip playback of KAIROS’ four audio players and playlists. When the optional AT-SF005 Audio Mixer license is installed.
  • Embedded Audio Output on all DeltaCast SDI Outputs
    • Version 1.4 enables embedded audio to be output on all SDI outputs of the 3G and 12G DeltaCast FLEX modules.
      • Every 3G and 12G SDI output can support up to sixteen channels of embedded audio.
      • Up to eight Deltacast FLEX modules can be connected to a KAIROS, making it possible to output 512 channels of imbedded audio across 32 3G-SDI outputs.
  • PTP Enhancements
    • Version 1.4 adds precise control for installations with a PTP:
      • The PTP source can be QSFP with redundancy.
      • The Announce Interval can be adjusted.
      • The Announce Receipt Timeout can be adjusted.
      • The Sync Interval can be adjusted.
      • The option to apply ST2059-2:2015 and ST2059-2:2021 is now available.
  • Snapshot Recall Enhancements
    • Snapshots can now be recalled with enhanced control.
      • The Layer Priority can now be Pre or Post Snapshot Recall.
      • Source Hold can now be set for every layer in a scene.

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Introduction to the KAIROS System

KAIROS is an IT/IP platform that gives production professionals unlimited control to deliver rich content to multiple screens and streams. Utilizing the power and flexibility of GPU and CPU processing KAIROS delivers unrestricted flexibility for the combination of many video and graphical sources. Panasonic has long been a pioneer in live switcher technology and was active in developing SMPTE 2110 (ST 2110) protocol for the broadcast industry. ST 2110 combines the scalability of IP with the broadcast spec performance of SDI, and marries uncompressed sub frame latency with IP multicast connectivity. For more advanced deployments, KAIROS adds ST 2110 to its standard baseband and streaming connectivity for an unparalleled input/output flexibility that pairs perfectly with the content creation flexibility of its GPU/CPU processing. The end user will simply see an intuitive layer based interface, and powerful content creation with a quick learning curve. 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.

ProductionHub Awards of Excellence for KAIROS Solution

Winner of the 2022 ProductionHUB Awards of Excellence

The ProductionHUB Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional technological innovation.

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 achieves high performance by fully utilizing the power and flexibility of its CPU and GPU and frees you from the constraints of a traditional hardware-based system. KAIROS offers unrestricted flexibility of input, output and operation for efficient production of live video that captivates audiences. Here are the key benefits of deploying the KAIROS solution for your live video processing needs.

KAIROS - inputs and outputs diagram

Creative freedom of layer-based content creation

  • Arrange live video content sources on a field, like images in photoshop
  • Unconstrained layers
  • Transitions applicable to any layer
  • Custom Canvas for any size or shape display screen wall or ribbon
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Fast & easy combination of video, graphics and images from a variety of sources

  • Simultaneous baseband, streaming, NDI & ST 2110
  • Simultaneous HD, 3G, 4K & IT/AV display resolutions
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Live, uncompressed, low latency processing for lip sync & IMAG for any screen type

  • Uncompressed I/O through baseband or network
  • Internal clips and graphics decoded for instantaneous access
  • Streaming sources decoded for processing

More independent output from one system to manage more streams & screens

  • Drive IMAG, live broadcast, LED walls, web streams & front of the house displays from a single system
KAIROS control core

Network I/O and control supports multiple simultaneous productions from one system

  • Network based control of set-ups, transitions and peripheral gear from a single interface & with multiple controls
  • Multicast inputs can feed multiple destinations

Enterprise level reliability with desktop ease of use

  • Linux Server w/ desktop user interface

Upgradable & expandable

  • Add network sources & capacity
  • Add multiple control surfaces
  • Add additional cores
  • Extend to remote streaming sources

KAIROS User Stories

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KAIROS System Components & Configuration

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

KAIROS Cloud-Based Solution

The “KAIROS cloud-based solution” is the latest in video production technology, completely moving the powerful Live Video Processing Platform into a portable, easy-to-access cloud-based tool.  KAIROS’s cloud-based solution is an effective IT/IP platform solution that provides infinite, unrestricted input/output options.  This allows for dynamic, impressive production – regardless of the location, spacing and user preferences.


  • Live video cloud-based control panel operation
  • Provides access to input settings menu, allows easy input type (ST2110/SDI/NDI) selection
  • Scene creator enables software-based live video output compositing with video, layers, resolutions, transitions and more
  • Multi-viewer video can be monitored in the live view
  • Built-in title generator

  • 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 KC1000 & the KC100

  AT-KC100 AT-KC1000
3G In Up to 32 (with AT-SF002 I/O option) 32
3G Out Up to 16 (with AT-SF002 I/O option) 20
4K UHD In Up to 8 (with AT-SF002 I/O option) 8
4K UHD Out Up to 4 (with AT-SF002 I/O option) 5
RTP/RTMP/RTSP/SRT 6 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
Modular Cards for Custom I/O Yes; 8 DeltaCast ports Included (3G, 12G, HDMI, DP) Yes; 8 DeltaCast ports Included (3G, 12G, HDMI, DP)
Canvas Key Optional (up to 8K, 32Mpixels) Included (up to 8K, 32Mpixels)
Max Canvas Output Optional (up to 8K, 32Mpixels) 10-bit Included (up to 8K, 32Mpixels) 10-bit
HD Mixing Layers Unlimited Unlimited
4k Mixing Layers Unlimited Unlimited
IP IO QSFP x 1 (100GbE) QSFP x 1 (100GbE)
RAM Player 8ch, 24GB, Uncompressed 8ch, 64GB, Uncompressed
Image store 750MB storage approx. 12GB storage
Clip Player 2ch, 70GB, Compressed 2ch, 180GB, Compressed
Multiviewer 2;  4K/HD, (up to 36PiP) 2;  4K/HD, (up to 36PiP)
PTP Sync Yes; Support for QSFP and GbE port Yes; Support for QSFP and GbE port
Supports ST2110 Yes Yes
4K SW Key Optional (up to 8K, 32Mpixels) Included (up to 8K, 32Mpixels)
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.
NMOS Optional Optional
HDR Handling Testing HDR workflow Testing HDR workflow
Redundant power Yes: 2 Yes: 2


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.




AV Stumpfl Brainstorm Multimedia ChyronHego
Cisco Systems, Inc. Deltacast Densitron


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Green Hippo Imagine Communications Intel KST Moschkau GmbH Leader


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