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InStudio

InfinitySet 3 Brings Photorealism
To NAB Show 2018
B

rainstorm, a leading manufacturer
of real-time 3D graphics and
virtual studio solutions, showcased the
recently released InfinitySet 3 at NAB,
which will also play the key role in the
main theatre demo, focused on hyper
realistic augmented reality and incontext data-driven graphics.
InfinitySet not only will demonstrate
why it is the most advanced mixed
reality and virtual studio solution, but
also how its Combined Render Engine
with Epic Games' Unreal Engine and its
seamless integration with Brainstorm's
Aston, can deliver the best of breed
imagery to high-end broadcast
operation.
Brainstorm's experience of nearly
25 years in producing advanced
3D graphics and virtual sets is
concentrated in InfinitySet, which
provides state-of-the-art Augmented
Reality features used daily by
broadcasters all over the world to
create astonishing shows using virtual
sets and graphics. Technologies like

TrackFree or unique features such
as TeleTransporter, 3D Presenter or
VideoGate are helping customers of
all sizes, from CBS or Wrestlemania in
the US to TVN in Chile or Fox Sports
in Brazil to create amazing virtual
content to better engage audiences
while significantly reducing costs.
According to Ricardo Montesa,
CEO and founder of Brainstorm:
"InfinitySet has always been pushing
the boundaries of innovation in
virtual reality, and with Version 3
Brainstorm has accomplished a major
milestone - making it difficult for
the viewers to tell whether the realtime content provided by the system
is real or digitally rendered. Our
Combined Render Engine is able to
provide our customers with the best
of both worlds, the high-quality scene
rendering of the game engines with
the advanced graphics, typography
and external data management of the
eStudio render engine."
InfinitySet was also used by CJ&EM

for the Opening ceremony of the 2018
Winter Games in PyeongChang, which
included advanced, hyper-realistic 4K
Augmented Reality in the ceremony's
live transmission. This performance
extensively used the Combined
Render Engine feature of InfinitySet,
which combines Brainstorm's eStudio
render engine with Epic Games' Unreal
Engine.
Particle effects and other AR elements
were perfectly synchronised and
seamlessly matched with the real
footage, converting the already
amazing live performance into a

InfinitySet 3

stunning piece of art available for
the worldwide audience. In addition
to all the above, the integration of
Aston and InfinitySet is now even
deeper with much-improved graphics
workflow. Now, InfinitySet seamlessly
integrates, and can control Aston
graphics including its animation logic
and structure, enhancing the creation,
management and use of graphics
content for alternative applications
such as Augmented and Mixed Reality,
which can also be enhanced by using
such in-context data driven graphics.

Black Box Launches Emerald
KVM System
T

he Emerald Unified KVM Platform
is a converged solution for
distributing high-quality video, audio,
and peripheral signals throughout
expanding hybrid environments -
including IP and proprietary directconnect networks, mixed resolutions
up to and beyond UHD/4K, and any
number and combination of physical
and virtual desktops and servers.
"As media enterprises continue
to migrate from SDI-based signal
distribution to all-IP operations,
they're looking to leverage IP's
virtually unlimited scalability and cost
savings through the use of commodity,
low-cost hardware," explained Josh
Whitney, Senior Vice President -
Technology Product Solutions business
at Black Box. "At the same time,
virtualisation offers even greater
potential for reducing IT operational
overhead and hardware expenses,
and also for building resiliency into
the network. A critical requirement

of IP operations
is a centralised
connectivity platform
that can handle the
complexities of today's
media
environments,
including
4K
video
distribution and support for
virtualisation. As the first KVM
platform to support both IP and direct
connections, the Emerald Platform
gives enterprises the ability to deploy
both IP and proprietary KVM networks
from all Emerald units."
Emerald supports DisplayPort 1.2 4K
video at 60Hz and 10-bit colour depth
over standard IP network switches
and connections, enabling pixelperfect 4K image transmission with
mathematically lossless compression.
However, operations still working
primarily in HD can add 4K at their
own pace and transition individual
user groups as the need arises. There
is also full support for virtualised

Black Box Emerald
Unified KVM Platform

environments, enabling connectivity
for any combination of physical and
virtual servers within a single KVM
network and giving operators an
easy migration path to virtualisation.
The Emerald KVM platform offers
virtual machine support for VMware,
Microsoft, and Citrix using RDP,
RemoteFX and PCoIP.
Emerald enables operations to
scale infinitely and gradually across
buildings, campuses, and wide area
networks, using the existing network

infrastructure and switching between
sources at speeds of less than a
second (IP) and even faster in a direct
connect matrix.
Regardless of where users reside,
their experience is exactly as if
their keyboard, monitor, and mouse
are connected directly to the CPU
they're accessing. The platform's USB
emulation allows users to connect
external hard drives, Wacom tablets,
and other high-speed USB 2.0 devices
to the KVM network.


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