Panasonic enhances live video production with the addition to Kairos line-up

Panasonic enhances live video production with the addition to Kairos line-up

With a more powerful mainframe option, KAIROS 1000 expands video streams, processing power and increases recording capacity

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

With virtual and hybrid events becoming the norm, broadcasters and production crews are met with the challenge of delivering audiences the same engaging experience on screen, whether they are attending in-person or remotely. Panasonic has announced new upgrades to its live video production platform- KAIROS offering improved functionality for video production and meeting the demand for a flexible but advanced solution from the burgeoning production industry in the middle east and Africa region.

Panasonic now 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, thanks 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 powerful 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.

“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,” commented Hidetoshi Kaneko – Director, System Solutions & Communications Division, PMMAF

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.


About Panasonic:
Panasonic Corporation is a global leader developing innovative technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B sectors. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, operates 528 subsidiaries and 72 associated companies worldwide and reported consolidated net sales of US68.72 billion for the year ended March 31, 2020. Committed to pursuing new value through collaborative innovation, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for customers. Learn more about Panasonic:

About Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa FZE (PMMAF):
Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa FZE (PMMAF) is the regional Headquarters, all functions related to Sales and Marketing, Supply chain and Customer service solutions, and Advertising functions under the brand name Panasonic is handled by PMMAF. The vision at PMMAF is to be the No 1 Customer-centric Company and No 1 Customer-preferred brand in the Middle East and Africa region. PMMAF website: