Scheduled for release
in the third quarter of CY2020
Unrestricted flexibility of input, output and operation
for efficient production of expressive live videos
The IT/IP-centric platform “KAIROS” is a live video production platform developed based on a new concept and architecture. It incorporates newly developed ground-breaking software that processes ST 2110 and NDI streams of any resolution. This platform achieves higher performance by fully utilizing the power and flexibility of its CPU and GPU, balancing total processing load without the configuration constraints of traditional hardware based systems. This open architecture platform facilitates the linkage of diverse external sources and destinations as well as the integration of hardware and software systems. The new, evolved system ensures complete operational freedom at all levels.
A variety of inputs and outputs available for use
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.
Resolution and format independent
KAIROS allows for resolution- and format-independent operation. Mixed input sources with different resolutions, such as HD and UHD, can be processed simultaneously. For instance, it enables the production of videos not only in the standard 16:9 format, but also in the 32:9 format suitable for display walls.
Fully customizable multiviewer
The multiview displays a 32:9 format screen
Layered structure for versatile video expression
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.
Various video effects using layers
The KAIROS generates only one frame latency.
Flexibility and scalability
KAIROS has high flexibility and scalability. KAIROS is an IT-based open architecture platform, so functional enhancements and control linkage with external device are possible with the addition of application software. Therefore, it can easily expand and integrate the system.
The GUI is easy to use and enables intuitive operation, and freely layout customizable control panel provide an excellent operability in given smallest space and unleashes the operator’s creativity which will set a new standard of operation.
- Kairos Core (Main Frame)
- 1 RU size, OS: Linux
Including baseband input/output
expansion boards, NIC, GPU
- Kairos Control (Control Panel)
- 2 Faders with 24XPT style Layout;
all elements user assignable -
operable in linked condition
- Kairos Creator (GUI Software)
- OS: Windows
For various settings and operations
Main Specifications [Preliminary]
- VIDEO Input/Output: The numbers that can be attached to the system is not limited.
In terms of simultaneous processing:
– For HD/3G: Max. 32 inputs, 16 independent outputs (option)
– For UHD: Max. 8 inputs, 4 independent outputs (option)
Mixed operation with combinations of the above or other formats is also possible.
- Baseband Input/Output: Compatible with various interfaces such as 12G/3G/HD-SDI, HDMI, Display Port via gateways
- IP Input/Output: Compatible with various interfaces
such as ST 2110, NDI, RTP
- Multiviewer Output: 2 outputs
(DisplayPort, 4K/HD compatible, up to 36 screens)
- Numbers of Virtual MEs/Keys Layered Effects:
No restriction (Limited only by GPU performance)
- Canvas (format-independent, multiple screens) output function (option)
- Video File Retention:
8-ch built-in RAM recorder (uncompressed)
2-ch (1-ch on 4K) Media Player (compressed)
- Still Picture File Retention: 100 file
- PTP (Precision Time Protocol) synchronization
Tutorial #1: Compositing
Tutorial #2: Any Format, Resolution & Canvas Size
A Preview of Our Upcoming IT/IP Platform
Introduction of IT/IP Platform @IBC2019
Demonstration of IT/IP Platform @IBC2019
The IT/IP Platform “KAIROS” realizes a new concept, “Smart Studio.”
The IT/IP Platform “KAIROS” is an open-architecture, software-based live video production platform. The Kairos Core (Main Frame) fully supports base bands, such as SDI, ST 2110 and NDI, and IP packet input and output. It is not subject to restriction by resolution or aspect ratio. KAIROS also supports remote production and full IP-based environments. Processing of effects/mixing is not restricted by the number of MEs or Keys, unlike a conventional switcher, and as many layers as the GPU power permits can be overlaid. Furthermore, the KAIROS processing latency can be as low as one frame. Kairos Creator (GUI Software) is designed for easy, intuitive operation, while Kairos Control (Control Panel) allows for flexible customization of the layout to contribute to space saving and improved operational efficiency. KAIROS does not require many dedicated devices, software, cables or conversion tools, which the conventional system needs, so it enables the creation of a simple, flexible and space-saving video production studio.
Integrated management of multi-camera recording, large screen displays and stage production
The IT/IP Platform “KAIROS” is a solution for improving IT/IP-based live video production, such as live concert recording. KAIROS fully supports base bands, such as SDI, ST 2110 and NDI, and IP packet input and output. Its operation is not restricted by the resolution or aspect ratio, so it can handle special aspect ratios such as 32:9 for wall displays. KAIROS is capable of simultaneously outputting video signals suitable for a variety of image display systems. All those operations can be integrally managed. When combined with an 8K ROI camera and remote camera, KAIROS simplifies the equipment to use and reduces the number of operators and the setup space. It helps achieve smart management that contributes to efficient concert production.
KAIROS utilizes variety of IT ecosystems based on COTS technology and easily expands functions and links external devices by adding application software.
So, we partner with companies that are actively supporting KAIROS, such as actively disclosing device connection verification to users and technical cooperation to provide a more integrated system such as control communication.
We keep updating partners in the future.
As of May, 2020