With a more powerful mainframe option, Kairos 1000 expands video streams, processing power and increases recording capacity.
Panasonic has announced new upgrades to its Kairos live video production platform. With the upgrade, the platform offers improved functionality for video production, and offers a flexible and advanced solution for the burgeoning production industry in the Middle East and Africa region.
Panasonic also offers the new Kairos Core 1000 (AT-KC1000) alongside the current, compact Kairos Core 100 (AT-KC100) for live video production applications. The advanced live production platform comes with a more powerful mainframe option doubling the processing capacity for twice the total available layers/keys, expanded standard HD and 4K inputs/outputs, and increased video and still image recording capacity.
The new Kairos Core 1000 mainframe offers more processing power, due to increased CPU and GPU capabilities, and enables the platform to be utilised in a broader and more complex range of productions. Thus, pushing further its “unlimited video layers” concept and its capability to manage different scenes simultaneously and broadcast them via a variety of outputs. The GPU’s higher video processing capacity allows full use of the multi-layered video composition and output in high resolution – including 8K video.
Kairos Core 1000 also expands the system’s standard outputs to 20 HD or five 4K outputs. Also, it offers 4K support and the Canvas function as standard. The Canvas feature allows the use of non-standard resolutions and formats, for example, making Kairos the best solution to drive 32:9 LED walls or 9:16 content for smartphones, on top of classic 16:9 outputs. With RTP/SRT/RTMP/RTSP streaming to eight inputs, Kairos Core 1000’s video streaming capabilities have also increased.
Hidetoshi Kaneko, Director of System Solutions & Communications Division, PMMAF, said: “Kairos platform is highly customisable and encompasses everything needed for any production scenario. An ideal solution for creating engaging and visually stimulating production, Kairos Core 1000 is a timely solution capable of supporting AV teams connect with their audiences and provide memorable experiences.”
With Kairos Core 1000, the recording capacity of still images and videos (RAM players, clip player) has been significantly increased. The RAM player’s capacity (uncompressed) increases to 64GB, and approximately 170 seconds of HD video (or 42 seconds of 4K video) can be saved. The clip player (compressed) increases its capacity to 180GB. Approximately 55 minutes of HD video (or 14 minutes of 4K video) can be saved. A total of 12GB of still images can also be saved.