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Award-Winning Technology
The Aston family is resolution independent and
works with any HDTV flavor, 4K or even higher
resolutions for larger screens. Aston also features
3D stereo capabilities making it fit for purpose for
any demanding broadcast requirement, present or
future. In addition, Aston is MOS compatible and
also supports seamless integration with a wide
range of 3D formats such as .fbx, .dae, .obj and .3ds,
to name a few.
Aston won the Panorama Award for the Best
Graphics Creation Technology, given by the
Panorama Audiovisual magazine, one of the
leading news sources in Europe and Latin American
for the broadcast market.

Augmented Reality - VirtualGate feature

Virtual Sets and
Augmented Reality

Social Media Integration
While television has always been considered a
social media, the arrival of Internet social media
platforms allow for a deeper interaction between
users, who talk freely on the Internet about
programs and constantly drive opinions about what
they are watching on the TV, creating a sort of
interactivity because of the conversations.
Shows are now proud of becoming trending
topics, and broadcasters can take advantage of the
social listening tools to improve their audience data,
enhance their content in real-time and, above all,
vastly improve audience engagement by providing
visually advanced imagery to display social content.
The increasing popularity of social media channels,
when combined with 3D and augmented reality
technologies, offers an innovative approach to
meeting this demand.
Brainstorm partnered with never.no to develop
VisualMedia, a joint solution to provide realtime 3D graphics visualization based on social
media feeds and second screen data. VisualMedia
integrates both never.no and Brainstorm
technologies, combining the power of Brainstorm's
SmartTemplates with never.no's social TV
platform STORY to display the content previously
gathered and structured from social media. By
using this technology, users will be able to gather
and moderate content from the web, select an
applicable template and preview a graphical
visualization of the content.

TeleTransporter combines the real and the virtual

Brainstorm has been pushing the boundaries of
virtual set production and development for more
than 20 years. Since its foundation in 1993 and
with the creation of eStudio, Brainstorm has been
at the edge of innovation in 3D and virtual studio
technology. Brainstorm pioneered the application
of camera tracking to 3D real-time virtual set, and
today its virtual set range, headed by eStudio,
interfaces with practically all current tracking
systems.
Infinity Set, possibly the most advanced virtual
set solution in the industry, was the first product in
taking advantage of the TrackFree™ technology, a
totally new, patented and revolutionary approach
to Virtual Set production developed by Brainstorm.
TrackFree™ is a camera-tracking independent
technology that provides just what its name
claims: the total freedom for operators to use
any tracking system, trackless or fixed cameras,
or a combination of these at the same time, while
seamlessly integrating them if required to create
a highly appealing and eye-catching viewing
experience. It can be used in combination with the
integrated internal chromakey software or external
chromakey hardware, even within the same
production.

InfinitySet supports third-party render engines
such as Unreal Engine

Interactive Objects
Augmented Reality also requires the interaction
between sets, talents and virtual objects, many
of them created out of external data sources such
as statistics, charts, bars, and many other. These
data driven objects allow for visually engaging
representations of the data which can be better
explained by the presenters when placed in
the set. During election nights, news, sports or
entertainment programs, data bars and other
statistics can interact with the talents creating an
attractive augmented reality environment for the
audience.

At NAB 2017 Brainstorm improved InfinitySet
with advanced graphics features. InfinitySet not
only seamlessly integrates Aston projects, but now
also includes all the graphics editing and creation
features of Aston so it can edit, manage and create
2D/3D motion graphics when required. This allows
for direct editing of not only Aston projects but the
individual elements, animations, StormLogic, data
feeds, etc.
InfinitySet features a vast Virtual Set toolset
including industry-first technologies such as
3D Presenter, which generates a real 3D object
out of the talent's live video feed casting real
shadows over the virtual set, HandsTracking,
which allows presenters to trigger animations
and graphics with the simple movement of their
hands, TeleTransporter and FeetTracking. Also,
TeleTransporter seamlessly combines 3D virtual
sets with real characters and live or pre-recorded
video feeds, all moving accordingly with precise
matching of perspective, color, shadows, reflections
or focus.
TrackFree™ technology has been pushed further
to create new features that improve InfinitySet's
Augmented Reality features, such as VideoGate and
VideoCAVE. The new VirtualGate feature allows for
the seamless integration of the presenter not only
in the virtual set but also inside additional content
within it, so the talent in the virtual world can be
teletransported to any video with full broadcast
continuity. VideoCAVE is a Mixed Reality application
using monitors in a real set performing as a CAVE
multiple window, with virtual elements coming
in from the virtual windows to the real scene as
viewed from a tracked broadcast camera, and
the result of Brainstorm's more than 15 years of
experience in successfully developing and installing
such systems. Along with those features, InfinitySet
supports third-party render engines such as Unreal
Engine. As it will be combined with the Brainstorm
eStudio render engine, this allows InfinitySet 3 to
include real-time graphics elements such as 3D
motion graphics, lower-thirds, tickers, CG and many
others, within the excellently rendered and realistic
background scene.
Infinity Set was awarded with the IABM Game
Changer Award in 2015. Brainstorm triumphed
over larger companies thanks to its revolutionary
TrackFree™ technology, unique in the market
and which offers tracking capabilities without any
external hardware required.


http://www.brainstorm3d.com

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