Panasonic has added a new mainframe to its next-generation live production platform, Kairos.
The IT/IP enabled platform offers an open software architecture system for live video switching.
Panasonic has now added the Kairos Core 1000 (AT-KC1000) which it describes as a more powerful mainframe option to expand video streams, processing power and increase video and still image recording capacity.
The new mainframe option has increased CPU and GPU capabilities, offering more processing power. According to the company, the GPU’s higher video processing capacity means the number of layers that can be used increases significantly, allowing full use of the multi-layered video composition and output in high resolution – including 8K video.
The Kairos Core 1000 also expands the system’s standard outputs to 20 HD or five 4K outputs, while it also increases video streaming capabilities to eight inputs. Recording capacity of videos has also been 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 and approximately 55 minutes of HD video (or 14 minutes of 4K video) can be saved, said Panasonic.