Panasonic Kairos Video Mix System

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Panasonic Kairos Video Switcher System for hire in Scotland

KAIROS fully supports baseband and IP signals such as SDI, ST 2110 and NDI, in any combination and also supports PTP (Precision Time Protocol) synchronization. As a native IP system, the KAIROS is well suited to be used for remote video production as part of a completely IP-based environment.

Our system can be supplied with a combination of inputs and outputs using SMTPE 2110 uncompressed network video which can be sent over fibre. This long distance signal transmission (with possibility of PTZ camera control) is a great option for large venues and the processing power, along with multiple simultaneous control options of the Kairos system allow graphics and cameras to be mixed on the same device, and sent out to video wall, projectors, rtsp stream, or other displays as required, all from a single device.

Key features

Resolution and format Independent
Utilizes latest technology in software and CPU/GPU processing
Allows users to allocate processing power with 100% efficiency
Uncompressed processing, true uncompressed 4K inputs and full support of baseband and IP signals (such as ST2110 and NDI) at the same time
Platform offers super low 1-frame latency processing

KAIROS is not restricted by the number of MEs or keys, like a conventional switcher. It allows as many layers as the GPU capacity permits. Keys and scaling can be set in each layer without any restrictions. Various effects and keys can be added to each layer. The KAIROS processing latency can be as low as one frame, so sports and concert performances can be presented with the ambiance intact and lip-sync can be achieved more easily.


IT/IP-centric live video processing platform with unrestricted flexibility of input, output and operation for efficient live video production from broadcast programming to concerts and sporting events has left the cookie cutter system set ups behind, and event producers can offer - and must contend with - multiple independent linear streams as well as of a growing compliment of screen content to display at the event.

HD, 3G, 12G sources and destinations must not only be prepared for, they may need to be handled in the same production environment. Purpose built video processing black-box type components will no longer stack up end to end without unacceptable latencies, and operators may come from different backgrounds and cannot be expected to come with proficiencies in the growing list of proprietary interfaces.

Panasonic has been developing an open architecture system where all processing is GPU based and all the processing layers are performed in one step. Input/outputs are able to be provisioned based on overall bandwidth and user interfaces follow best practices from popular desktop programs. This system is IP based at its core, following SMPTE 2110 protocols, but can also easily be adapted to support SDI (up to 12G).

This platform is fully resolution and format-independent and based on the latest technology in software and CPU/GPU processing, allowing users to allocate processing power with 100% efficiency and achieve performance levels currently impossible with traditional hardware-based products. It offers uncompressed processing, true uncompressed 4K inputs and full support of baseband and IP signals (such as ST2110 and NDI) at the same time. Fully embracing the latest IP technologies, the platform is also ready for Remote Production and can be integrated in a full IP-based environment.

Thanks to a very intuitive, extremely well designed GUI and fully customizable interface, this platform sets a new standard of usability for customers, allowing them to manage an unlimited number of video layers. And along with the support of virtually any kind of signal in a single server, the platform offers super low 1-frame latency processing, making it an extremely powerful tool in all contexts and applications. It is the perfect solution for a smooth transition to the IP world and offers a new level of flexibility and control.

Hire Rates

Panasonic Kairos System

Panasonic Kairos System

The IT/IP platform “KAIROS” is a live video production platform for network video including SMPTE 2110 video. It incorporates proprietary, ground-breaking software to maximize the CPU and GPU capacities for video processing. KAIROS uses the GPU for the video processing, thus allowing flexible video production using multiple layers with unrestricted number of MEs or keys and the “CANVAS” screen unhampered by resolution or format. System pricing POA.
Day: £1,500.00
Week: £4,500.00

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