LiveX boost its 4K broadcast streaming studio with Panasonic KAIROS
A full-service production and broadcast company, LiveX , has purchased Panasonic’s KAIROS, a “next generation” IT/IP live production platform. The corporation will use the platform to automate its new 4K broadcast streaming studio and expand the company’s remote capabilities for future productions. Panasonic’s KAIROS platform offers an open architecture system for live video switching with “complete input and output flexibility”, resolution and format independence, maximum CPU/GPU processor utilization and virtually unlimited ME scalability.
“Remote broadcasting has been a part of our business for the last four years, so it’s really in our DNA to have remote production capabilities,” said Corey Behnke, co-founder and producer and at LiveX. “Panasonic’s KAIROS platform was the first system we saw where everything works together in tandem and provides us with the ability to remotely control everything from anywhere in the world.”
Through the addition of KAIROS, LiveX will upgrade their master control room to streamline their workflows as well as automate their studio. Because KAIROS can work with LiveX’s legacy hardware, the production services company can utilize the platform’s built-in features including the ability to control all its cameras through one IP network, color correct, playback shots and edit graphics. Additionally, KAIROS will allow LiveX to have fewer operators on set.
“Being able to walk into an automated set and show our clients the full potential of what we can create is something we are really excited about. We will be able to use KAIROS to lock in our shots and manipulate them to have completely different types of shot movements and tracking, allowing us to be more efficient at a higher level,” said Behnke.
“Live events in these challenging times now require an unprecedented level of innovation and many of the new requirements are here to stay,” said Michael Bergeron, PSSNA senior product manager for live production systems. “Mixing media, distributing gear and crew, and feeding screens and streams has been one of LiveX’s major strengths. PSSNA is delighted to count such a disruptive company among our customers. We are eagerly awaiting to see what they will do with the freedom of our layer-based composition and flexible IP architecture.”
Furthermore, LiveX will also leverage a Panasonic Technopoint robotic camera system. By combining the Technopoint TUNING floor totem with Panasonic’s AW-UE150 4K 60p professional Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras, LiveX studio will bring a new level of movement to its remote camera live production workflows. The six AW-UE150 PTZs purchased by LiveX also support SRT protocol for 4K/60p video streaming.
Behnke said, “Panasonic’s Technopoint robotic camera system will elevate every show we produce in our new studio. The system allows us to create jib shots, one of the most coveted shots in broadcast production, while the UE150 PTZ cameras provide outstanding image quality and ability to capture a range of cinematic shots and movements, in addition to SRT support – a protocol we utilize every day.”