Reckeen 3DSPRO now in a new 4K 60FPS version

Reckeen 3DSPRO – the latest generation of our pioneering 3D TV Studios line, now offers a new graphic card RADEON 5700 XT that allows the system to work in a 4K 60FPS format.

Radeon RX 5700 XT features new compute units, new instructions better suited for visual effects, and multi-level cache hierarchy for greatly reduced latency. For more technical information visit RADEON 5700 XT site.

Reckeen 3DSPRO is the only virtual studio system on the market offering 3D technology, technical specifications that meet the needs of the most demanding clients, professional standard and high quality, for only a fraction of a price of other similar solutions.

Our workstation is simple in use, and the system offers a lot of automation and simplification features. Wizards, presets and ready-to-use content let you create high-end programs in just a few simple steps.
Apart from 4K resolution, streaming functionality and a range of applications, Reckeen 3DSPRO offers advanced features like:

  • presenters’ and objects’ shadows and reflections,
  • virtual cameras offering full range of motions imitating the cameraman’s natural movements, giving you access to all areas of the set,
  • 3D animations – all objects in our studio can be animated, as well as 3D objects designed and animated outside of our system can be easily uploaded into our studio
  • NDI streaming technology, which enables compatible systems, devices, and applications to connect and communicate over IP to share videos, audio, and data.
  • The next version of 3DSPRO will support our new SMARTKEY functionality.

The release of the newest software supporting this format is planned for the end of September 2019.

Capture function – 4K recording

When you are recording in 4k format, a different bitrate is needed to obtain a recording quality similar to one in HD format. When the user is going to work in FULL HD resolution and sets a Custom slider (defined by the user) to the codec’s maximum value, e.g. 25000 kbps, afterwards saves such settings in a session file and loads such a session in 4k format, then the slider will also be set to the maximum value, but this time equal to 45000 kbps for the 4k format.

Using the 4k format you cannot record a file with MPEG codec. In the case of operating the Reckeen system with 2160p format, the H.264 video / AAC audio codec is available.

By clicking on the icon Configure Capturing ( with gears, on the right side of the icon Capture) , a window with Capture function configuration opens up.

Now, in the Format box, you can choose the type of the codec. The size of the files recorded on the hard drive can be controlled by the choice of compression. You can choose low, medium or high quality, or a quality defined by the user. In the first three cases, the system will automatically adjust the bitrate. Selecting a bitrate field allows you to set the desired value of the recorded file’s bitrate. In addition, it is possible to specify the location of the recorded file on your hard drive.

When all the parameters are set, close this window. To start recording simply click the Capture button, which will then change its color. To stop the recording, press the Capture button again. After recording is finished, a shortcut to the recorded video file will be added to tab 5 of Media 1 and Media 2 tray.

4K resolution

The Reckeen system allows you to work in 4K resolution. This means operating the system’s up two inputs and 1 output in 2160p format, i.e. with a resolution of 3840×2160. The chroma and luma key also work in 4K format. Reckeen LITE studio offers a Full HD resolution. By purchasing additional License Key, You can upgrade it to 3D Studio &LITE with 4K resolution. In addition, up to two of the inputs, depending on the system version, namely CAM 1 and CAM 3 to which we connect HDMI signal, allows us to connect 4K input signal. We choose CAM1 input for 4K signal.

Before we start working with 3D PRODUCTION or LITE PRODUCTION application, in the STARTUP module, we have to select an appropriate video output format. We do this using a drop-down list located below the buttons. This time, we have added new output formats, labeled 2160p. Picture below.

They are characterized by four times the number of pixels compared to Full HD resolution used previously. It is a resolution of 3840 x 2160.
We can choose from among 3 progressive scan operating modes, that is full frame frequency: p25, p29,97 and p30.
We will choose 2160p30 format and press START PRODUCTION button. We will obtain this resolution at the RECKEEN card’s PROGRAM output after starting the system and loading the Production module. On the second output – PREVIEW – we get a resolution of 1080p30.
We will get information about this resolution when we hover the cursor over input bar. Picture at right.

We suggest to always match the refresh rate of the input image to the output, as in this case: progressive signal p30.

Studio Reckeen is now also working in 4K format.

4K technology is a new standard for video images. The Reckeen system allows you to work in 4K resolution. This means operating the system’s one input and output in 2160p format, i.e. with a resolution of 3840×2160. In combination with excellent sound quality, picture 4K becomes a source of extremely realistic experience. The chroma and luma key also work in 4K format. You can choose from among 3 progressive scan operating modes, that is full frame frequency: p25, p29,97 and p30.

Release 1.6 now available!

Full list of changes and updates to RECEKEEN Virtual Studio systems made

Watch a short video presenting the most exciting features of the Release 1.6

Multi-Camera feature

This feature allows you for a multiple-camera mode of production allows you to set up up to 4 cameras pointing into the same direction from different angles. It is especially useful during interviews, talk-shows, and other scenarios where there is a need for more than one camera setup in one place. That way it’s possible to capture close-up shots as well as a wider, master shot, and establish the geography of the virtual studio.

This feature is completely trackless, and the execution of the effect is achieved by intelligently placing the virtual cameras in the correct positions in a 3D studio.

Depth of field for the Multi-Camera feature

Depth of field is the distance between the nearest and the farthest objects that are in acceptably sharp focus. This feature allows for a blurred background, when a camera close-up is focused on a person. By adjusting the intensity of the blur of the background, making the scene and image more realistic-looking.

New Input Settings

  • New Input Settings
    • Rotation
    • Pan/Tilt/Zoom
    • Horizontal/Vertical Flip
    • Correction (brightness/contrast/saturation/hue)
  • CAM 1-4 inputs available to use with any media files together with chroma/luma key support

Now, instead of cameras or NDI connections, use any media file as an input. This way, a pre-recorded talent on a green screen can be used in your production, without the need to use an external device to play the file back.
This feature also provides you with an extension to a traditional use of chroma key. Use this feature, for example, for slideshow presentations – by adding a green colour as a background to a slideshow, you can create a very advanced-looking presentation in the virtual studio – such background can be removed using chroma key, leaving only content of the presentation, such as graphics and text, visible in a virtual set.

Stream Deck Mobile

Stream Deck Mobile – control slideshow presentations, as well as ANY commands in the system during productions in the RECKEEN Virtual Studio system, by using an app on your mobile device – Stream Deck Mobile. That way, a single person can fully operate a production, while, at the same time, being a presenter.

Slideshow Controller

Slideshow Controller – Incorporated triggers for slideshows, teleprompters, documents, and more, within the RECKEEN’s application. The receiver application is needed for a device that is being used to open the file. Reckeen Slideshow Controller can be downloaded for free here.

New FBX importer

New FBX importer – a new way of uploading FBX files to a virtual studio.

3D Editor button added to the V/C panel

3D Editor button added to the V/C panel – a shortcut to open 3D Editor directly from the V/C panel.

3D Editor button added to the V/C panel

3D Editor button added to the V/C panel – a shortcut to open 3D Editor directly from the V/C panel.

COM port selection for VKey-100

– COM port selection for VKey-100 – Vkey-100 control panel can now be connected to the PC using a USB port

Added content, available for download

  • Content:
    • New Media files – a new bundle of videos
    • Talents – new videos with talents, that can be used as examples for the product showcases
    • Sample slideshow presentations – those ready slideshows can be used to showcase various features in the system, such as slideshow presentation as a DSK layer, controlling slideshow presentations directly from Reckeen’s application, controlling slideshow presentation through Stream Deck mobile app, and more.
    • Demo Videos – new videos showing examples of use of new features, such as Smartkey, Multi Camera, Slideshow control triggers, etc.
    • 8 new scenographies
  • Demo sessions – 9 fully prepared virtual studio sessions for demo purposes. (More sessions will continue being added on a regular basis):
    • All media files, talents, animations, and more, have been set up and pre-saved in a virtual space, and are ready-to-go whenever you need them.
    • All of the settings, such as chroma key, have been adjusted, and the triggers programmed, therefore the sessions do not require any modification before using, and allow quick and easy navigation in the studios.

Detailed description of new demo content

Triggers: It is necessary to wait until a trigger has completed all of the assigned actions to be able to switch to a different trigger. If you’re using VKey-100 control panel – as long as the trigger button is lit up in red, the action is being performed. Wait until the trigger button’s light goes out to perform the next action.

Detect Position: Remember to press “Detect Position” at the beginning of the session for any talent that is visible in whole (together with their feet), as this function places a talent and its shadow in a correct position. To do that click on a gear symbol visible in an appropriate CAM input window, then, in a newly open window, click “Detect Position”. This action is unnecessary for any talents that are visible only partially, for example from waist up, or standing/sitting behind a desk, because the shadow is not visible with that talent placement.

  1. On your RECKEEN’s PC, follow the link: RECKEEN 1.6 content update
  2. Select all files (easy way: while pressing caps lock and shift simultaneously, click on the first and last file in the folder – it will highlight all of the files in the folder).
  3. Choose the option to download the files as ZIP (Note: the files are large, therefore the process of downloading will take a while).
  4. Once downloaded, open the .exe file provided, and install the installer. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. The installer will automatically add new content to the correct folders on the computer.

In this folder you can find all of the demo session for demonstrational purposes. Each one already includes uploaded media files – together with talents, videos, images, news tickers, etc. Additionally, chroma key, is also set up in the best possible way, taking into consideration lightening conditions in a specific studio (that might differ from one demo session to another).

Other settings, such as camera shots, have been designed as well. Each session contains an assigned set of triggers to ease up presentation process. Below, you can find a description of all of the triggers for each session.

All you need to do is to choose a desired session and open it. Everything else has been taken care of. Hopefully this new addition to the system will help to ease up your work.

In this folder you can find saved chroma key settings for the video files of talents from the folder “Chroma Key”.

They have been set up in a neutral way, therefore depending on the conditions in a chosen studio, adjustments to the key, such as saturation or contrast, might be necessary to make. You can do that by going to Post Correction tab in a Chroma key window, for a relevant CAM input.

This session presents the Multi Camera feature. It includes 3 talents, recorded from 4 different shots on a green screen. Files with camera recordings are placed as inputs CAM 1 to CAM 4.

Triggers:

  • F-1 – Positioning of the Virtual Camera 1 (VC1)
  • F-2 – Change of the VC1 position
  • F-3 – Switching to Virtual Camera 3 (VC3)
    • close-up of talent number 1 – Adrianna,
    • Crawler (news ticker) appears.
  • F-4 – Transition to a different VC3 shot of the talent (Adrianna)– camera’s micromovement
  • F-5 – Switching to Virtual Camera 2 (VC2)
    • close-up of talent number 2 and 3 – Nikos and Cezary
    • Crawler appears
  • F-6 – Transition to a different VC2 shot of the talents (Nikos and Cezary) – camera’s micromovement
  • F-7 – Switching to Virtual Camera 4 (VC4)
    • close-up of talent number 3 – Nikos
    • Crawler appears
  • F-8 – Transition to a different VC4 shot of the talent (Nikos) – camera’s micromovement
  • F-9
    • First press: Changing the media at the virtual monitors to a talent (reporter in NYC)
    • Second press: Changing the media at the virtual monitors to previous images
  • F-10 – Switching to VC1 – transition to a zoom-out view of all talents.

This session presents the Multi Camera feature. It includes 3 talents, recorded from 4 different shots on a green screen. Files with camera recordings are placed as inputs CAM 1 to CAM 4.

Triggers:

  • F-1
    • First press: Positioning of the Virtual Camera 1 (VC1),
    • Second press: Animation of Reckeen’s logo appears
  • F-2 – Change of the VC1 position
  • F-3 – Switching to Virtual Camera 4 (VC4)
    • close-up of talent number 1 – Adrianna,
    • Crawler (news ticker) appears.
  • F-4 – Transition to a different VC4 shot of the talent (Adrianna)– camera’s micromovement
  • F-5 – Switching to Virtual Camera 2 (VC2)
    • close-up of talent number 2 and 3 – Nikos and Cezary
    • Crawler appears
  • F-6 – Transition to a different VC2 shot of the talents (Nikos and Cezary) – camera’s micromovement
  • F-7 – Switching to Virtual Camera 3 (VC3)
    • close-up of talent number 3 – Nikos
    • Crawler appears
  • F-8 – Transition to a different VC3 shot of the talent (Nikos) – camera’s micromovement
  • F-9 – Switching to VC1 – transition to a zoom-out view of all talents.
  • F-10
    • First press: Changing the media at the virtual monitors to a talent (reporter in NYC)
    • Second press: Changing the media at the virtual monitors to previous images

This session presents the quality of chroma key in RECKEEN products. (Note: there are 2 session files available – one in 1080p and the other in 4K p29.97)

Triggers:

  • F-1 – Consecutive presses trigger transitions to different camera shots. There are 8 shots.

When a talent, who’s sitting behind the desk is on a large zoom, the background image can be changed in order to see talent’s hair better. The background can be changed by clicking on the files in Media Tray, tab 2. There are 3 files uploaded in that tab.

This session presents the quality of materials and textures used in Reckeen’s products. Reckeen uses PBR technique, therefore our imitations of materials such as wood, metal, plastic, stone, fabrics, and more, look very realistically. Even at big close-ups the textures preserve its immaculate quality. Reckeen has over 300 different materials in its library, each available in a broad colour palette.

Triggers:

  • F-1 – Consecutive presses trigger transitions to different camera shots. There are 8 shots.

You can also use shots of VC1 saved in the VC1 tab by clicking on them.

This session presents how animations in the Reckeen system work. Presented animation is an election poll. Consecutive polls appear after pressing the appropriate trigger button.

Triggers:

  • F-1
    • First press: Positioning of a camera shot, news crawl appears, animated object appears (the base for the election poll – without bars)
    • Second press: Animation of bars on an election poll appears
    • Third press: Animation and news crawl disappear.
  • F-2
    • First press: Change of the camera shot; news crawl appears.
    • Second press: News crawl disappears.
  • F-3 – Change of the camera shot.

This session presents animations associated with weather forecast.

Triggers:

  • F-1
    • First press: Change of a camera shot; a map of the USA appears.
    • Second press: Animation of the map – symbols with suns and clouds appear
    • Third press: Close-up at Alaska on the map
    • Fourth press: Close up at the Florida area
    • Fifth press: Zoom-out showing the full map
    • Sixth press: The map and the symbols disappear; change of the camera shot
    • Seventh press: Camera’s position comes back to an initial shot.

This session presents how SMARTKEY feature works, and how it can be applied.

SMARTKEY integrates a result from the chroma keying with a chosen video clip or still graphics, generating that way a talent/or image, on a new background. Thanks to this feature, we can obtain four new media streams – called SMARTKEY channels, which can be placed directly inside RECKEEN 3D virtual studio, or sent to external SDI outputs.

SMARTKEY feature can be turned on in the first tab of Chroma Key window. To turn it on tick “Enable SmartKey” box. By also ticking “Show in preview”, the preview window in that CAM input will change – green background will disappear, and instead a chosen media will show. To choose media for SmartKey background go to the “File” window.

Triggers:

  • F-1
    • First press: Positioning of Virtual Camera 1 (VC1) on a wide shot
    • Next press: Change of VC1 position to a view with 4 virtual monitors
    • Next press: Change of VC1 position to a view of virtual monitor A
    • Next press: Change of VC1 position to a view of virtual monitor B
    • Next press: Change of VC1 position to a view of virtual monitor C
    • Next press: Change of VC1 position to a view of virtual monitor D
    • Next press: Change of VC1 position to another view of virtual monitor D
    • Next press: Change of VC1 position; animation – a big screen appears
    • Next press: Change of VC1 position to a big screen close-up
    • Next press: Animation – the big screen rotates
    • Next press: Change of VC1 position to a view with 4 virtual monitors and the Big screen
    • Next press: Positioning of Virtual Camera 1 (VC1) on a wide shot
    • Next press: Animation – the big screen disappears

This session presents different kinds of 3D objects’ animations, such as virtual monitors, a trophy cup, a race map, and a Formula 1 car.

Triggers:

  • F-1 – Positioning of Virtual Camera 1 (VC1)
  • F-2 – Change of VC1 position
  • F-3
    • First press: Animation – a race map moves from the monitor to a position in a virtual set
    • Second press: Animation – the map goes back to a virtual screen (if not pressed, next trigger F-4 will generate a more impressive camera movement)
  • F-4 – Change of a camera VC1 shot – camera moving through the animation of a race map
  • F-5
    • First pres: Change of VC1 position – a view of a platform; Animation – a trophy cup appears and starts rotating
    • Second press: Animation – the trophy cup disappears
  • F-6 – Change of VC1 position – a view of talent number 2
  • F-7
    • First press: Animation – a virtual monitor number 1 changes position
    • Second press: Animation – the virtual monitor number 1 goes back to its initial position.
  • F-8
    • First press: Animation – a virtual monitor number 2 changes position
    • Second press: Animation – the virtual monitor number 2 goes back to its initial position.
  • F-9
    • First press: Animation – a virtual monitor number 3 changes position
    • Second press: Animation – the virtual monitor number 3 goes back to its initial position.
  • F-10
    • First press: Change of VC1 position; Animation – a desk appears in the set
    • Second press: Animation – the desk disappears

That session presents a feature of displaying slideshow presentations in the RECKEEN system, and navigating them directly from the inside of Reckeen’s application, or by using an app called Stream Deck Mobile, which allows a presenter to control the slideshows on their own.

Additionally, in this session you can find a comparison of keying quality of a Full HD file of a talent, that has been filmed vertically, and then rotated by 90 degrees in Reckeen’s application, with a 4K file filmed horizontally, that has not been rotated.

NOTE: To fully benefit from that session, it will require extra steps to be taken outside, as well as inside of RECKEEN’s application. All steps are described below, and they concern slideshow presentations; to showcase quality of keying, no extra steps are required – the talents are automatically included in the set when loading the session.

Slideshow presentations:

This session should include 2 slideshow presentations connected to inputs via NDI or HDMI. 2 sample slideshow presentations intended to be used in this session are included in this session’s folder.

Presentation called “Sample presentation – RECKEEN products & features” should be added as a Media input, and displayed on a virtual screen in the studio. The other one, “RECKEEN – Sample Presentation – About Reckeen” should be added as a CAM input and used in a full screen mode, by placing it on a DSK layer (Downstream key). This kind of slideshow must be prepared on a green background in an external application of your choice – similarly to the sample presentation included in this session’s folder. Such presentation will then go through chroma keying in the Reckeen system, and that will result in removing the green background, leaving only content of the presentation visible on the full screen (if it’s placed as a DSK layer).

We recommend watching a video showing execution of such presentation. It can be found in a Tab 1 in Media Tray of this session, or alternatively in the folder where this session is saved at.

Steps enabling to control the slideshows directly from RECKEEN’s application:

  1. Install a free software “Reckeen Slideshow Controller” on your device from which a slideshow presentation is going to be played from. You can download the software from the folder on the server, or from our website: https://www.reckeen.com/reckeen-keen-on-record/downloads/
  2. Run “Reckeen Slideshow Controller” on your device.
  3. All devices used to perform the activities described below should be connected to the same Local Area Network (LAN).
  4. Go to the trigger window on Reckeen’s application, press “Find” button and click on IP address of your device with a slideshow presentation on.
  5. Use trigger buttons F1 and F2 to go to next (F1) or previous (F2) slide or animation on your slideshow.

To use another presentation simultaneously in RECKEEN’s system, you need a separate device with a presentation on it. Repeat steps 1-4. Use trigger buttons F3 and F4 to go to next (F1) or previous (F2) slide or animation on your slideshow.

Triggers can be used through VKey-100 control panel, or a computer keyboard.

To control the slideshow through a mobile device, follow these steps:

  1. Install app called “Stream Deck Mobile” on your mobile device (Note: this app is only available in App Store). And on Reckeen’s PC install “Stream Deck for Windows”, available on www.elgato.com
  2. Open “Stream Deck” application on the PC, run Reckeen’s virtual studio application.
  3. Using HotKey in the Stream Deck’s window assign triggers used for your presentations, i.e. F1, F2, F3, F4. For more help on how to assign HotKeys watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MLi–03l2M
  4. Open “Stream Deck Mobile” and configure the settings under manufacturer’s instructions. Information can be found on their website: www.elgato.com

Important note: Using Stream Deck we can trigger any commands on Reckeen’s system, that have been assigned to trigger buttons. That way a single person can operate a full production, while at the same time being a presenter.

A comparison of keying quality of a Full HD file of a talent, that has been rotated by 90 degrees, with a 4K file that has not been rotated:

  • In this session you can find 3 uploaded files on CAM inputs: on CAM 1 – a talent in 1080p59.94 resolution, on CAM 2 – a talent in 4K resolution, on CAM 3 a talent in 1080p59.94 resolution, that has been filmed vertically with a camera, and then the file has been rotated by 90 degrees I Reckeen’s application.
  • By switching between virtual cameras VC1, VC2 and VC3, we can compare the quality of keying between the files.
  • We can see that thanks to filming the talent vertically, the quality of the rotated FullHD file is nearly as good as the quality of the 4K file that has been filmed in a standard way. Filming vertically allows more effective use of a filming area by filling more space in the camera’s view with a talent itself, which results in a better file quality.

RECKEEN 3DS PRO – Next generation of Multicamera Production System

An advanced 3D virtual studio workstation for broadcasters who value versatility, high quality and cost-effectiveness.

NEXT GENERATION OF 3D MULTICAMERA PRODUCTION SYSTEM

RECKEEN 3DSPro is an all-rounded product that will cover all of your broadcasting needs – starting from creating and designing your virtual scenography, through producing your 3D TV content, to mixing and broadcasting the material in real-time.

Free scenographies of different styles, library of 3D objects, various editors and creators – those are just a few of the things that come with Reckeen system by default. All that, and much more, is backed by the hardware of the highest quality.

If you are not familiar with virtual 3D studio systems – we invite you to a world of new possibilities. With our solution your TV content will be unique and professional, and its creation process easy and fun.

ALL NECESSARY TOOLS TO PRODUCE 3D TV CONTENT

RECKEEN 3DSPro package contains all necessary tools and applications to produce 3D video content, perfect for TV stations, Youtubers, Twitch, Mixer and other broadcasters, e-learning and education facilities, or for producing corporate materials.

The system has been created for people who value the highest quality and technological innovation, but also ease of use and convenience. RECKEEN 3DSPro performs amazingly in various environments – from professional TV studios to home productions. It is designed to fulfil the demand of any company, as the production can be performed by just a single person.

A 3D virtual studio system creates an illusion that the production is made in a spacious studio and with use of multiple cameras, when in reality it can be created on a small green screen and with as little as only one physical camera. RECKEEN 3DSPro system is equipped with four independent virtual cameras which give you freedom to move around the whole virtual set at any angle without limitations, with a use of smooth and complex-looking transitions, as well as by manual operations, that imitate a camera crane and cameraman natural movements. Virtual studio provides you with space to hold all kind of presentations, with a use of 3D graphics, animations and other media. All that, along with any editing is done and generated in real-time, without extra rendering time.

CAMERA SHOTS

RECKEEN 3DSPro system is equipped with 4 Virtual Cameras with a full range of motions available to reflect natural camera movements made by a cameraman: pan, tilt, zoom, dolly, truck, arc, pedestal, and so on. They can be rotated, have their angles and positions changed, giving you access to all areas of the set.

It is possible to assign up to 15 camera shots to each of the virtual camera, giving us 60 camera shots in total. These shots define different positions of the camera around a virtual studio. The transitions between the shots imitate a camera crane or track slider movements, and all of the parameters can be edit and customised fit your needs.
You can swiftly navigate between the virtual cameras and the shots from the production screen.

SIGNAL SOURCES

The fundamental part of a virtual studio configuration is selecting sources. Our main sources are video inputs from cameras – that way we can add a talent to our virtual studio. Such signal is sent to Chroma keying function. The purpose of chroma keying is to remove green or blue colour background, and be able to place a talent in a virtual studio.

Other sources may include media files such as videos, still images, or slide presentations, that you wish to display on a virtual screen inside a 3D studio.

AUDIO

RECKEEN 3DSPro comes in with ADB-100 external audio panel, which fulfils the highest audio requirements. Moreover, the system is equipped with a built-in audio mixer, that allows you to mix signal levels for all of the inputs – from cameras and microphones, as well as media and audio files.

Output signal can be adjusted and managed, as well as recorded straight from the broadcasted material.

The mixer is also equipped with a Follow function, which automatically synchronizes an audio source with an input that’s being aired, avoiding situations when microphones, or other audio sources, are forgotten to be turned on or off in the correct times.

MEDIA TRAY

Media tray stores all of your media files: videos, audio files, pictures, and texts, in one organized place, that is divided into tabs. The shortcuts make navigating between the tabs easy and efficient, which is extremely important during a production process.

NewTek NDI®

NewTek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology enables compatible systems, devices, and applications to connect and communicate over IP to share video, audio, and data.
RECKEEN 3DSPro system offers 6 NDI inputs for cameras and Media. Camera inputs include supported stream key and RECKEEN chroma key.
The system also includes an NDI output, which allows Program output to be broadcasted using NDI technology.

CONNECT UP TO 4 INDEPENDENT CAMERAS

RECKEEN 3DSPro system has 4 camera inputs, up to 4K format. It allows you to have up to two 4K or up to four Full HD camcorders connected to the RECKEEN’s workstation. Their signals are keyed independently in a high quality, thanks to four independent chroma key channels. Multiple inputs allow a user to make more complex productions with numerous talents filmed on different greenscreens, and also in different locations – if using an NDI connection.

ADB-100

External audio panel for the best sound quality and extended audio possibilities

  • AudioLink interface with a use of RJ-45 cable, this technology enables transferring all inputs and outputs stream to greater distances. The sound transferred digitally from ADB-100 device through RJ-45 connector maintains the highest quality and is noise-free thanks to galvanic isolation.
  • Equipped with AES3 digital audio standard inputs and outputs
  • Equipped with professionally balanced stereo analogue audio differential inputs and outputs

3D MULTICAMERA

Use a multi camera setup for more active and detailed production

This feature allows you for a multiple-camera mode of production with up to 4 cameras. It is especially useful during interviews, and other scenarios where there is a need for more than one camera setup. Generally, the two outer cameras shoot close-up shots of the characters on the set, while the central camera, or cameras, shoot a wider master shot to capture the whole scene and establish the geography of the virtual studio.

This feature strikingly resembles a tracking system. It is, however, completely trackless, and the execution of the effect is achieved by intelligently placing the virtual cameras in the correct positions in a 3D studio. This feature saves you money, and at the same time gives you results of an advance tracking system.

DEPTH OF FIELD

Depth of Field feature imitates opening and closing camera iris, that allows to blur the background, while the talents stay in a focal point. Adjusting the intensity of the blur of the background, makes the scene and image more realistic-looking. Depending on a camera position and its distance from talents, blur intensity will change.

SMARTKEY

PIP feature inside our 3DSPro system

SMARTKEY is a new solution integrating chroma key function with media and graphics. How does SMARTKEY work? Input signals from the cameras, from up to 4 chosen video inputs in the RECKEEN 3DSPRO system are sent to chroma keying function. SMARTKEY function integrates a result from chroma keying with chosen video clip or still graphics.

Chosen video clip or graphics is placed as a background layer. Additional feature includes automatic movement of background graphics to intensify visual dynamic of created scene. On such background, a layer with a talent, generated by a chroma key, can be placed at. In that way, we can obtain four new media streams – SMARTKEY channels, which can be placed directly inside RECKEEN 3DSPro virtual studio, or sent to external SDI outputs.

STILL EDITOR & NewBlue™ TITLERS

Create text panels and graphic compositions. Edit the text during broadcast

Our Still Editor application allows you to create text panels and aesthetically impressive compositions in the form of graphic files with images and texts, such as news tickers. Texts can also be edited during broadcast, in real-time, without the need to go back to the application – this way you can place a text panel with a new content live on-air immediately.

For even more impressive text panels, we’ve partnered with NewBlue® – their titling solutions will not only stun your audience and bring your production to the next level, but will bring more efficiency and into your work, and improve workflow. You can now connect NewBlue® products with RECKEEN 3DSPro via NDI connection – an easy way to amazing results!

CAMERA SIGNALS’ KEYING OPTIONS

Each of the signals from the cameras can be keyed with independent, user-defined chroma keys (upstream keys). You have the choice of three keying modes:

CHROMA KEY

UPSTREAM KEY

This mode allows you to accurately configure keying properties. It is a 6-step process with a wizard feature, that gives you a detailed description of each step, to help you achieve the best results.

SIMPLE CHROMA KEY

SIMPLE UPSTREAM KEY

This simplified mode generates most of the keying settings automatically, on the basis of algorithms analysing the image. A user sets up the key using only 3 sliders, which makes it easy, quick, and perfect for less experienced users.

LUMA KEY

LUMA UPSTREAM KEY

Luma keying is based on the levels of signal’s luminance readings. This mode includes extensive panel of keying configuration options, from white balance, through cut-off levels, to post-production effects.

3D STUDIO WIZARD

Make your own, impressive 3D scenography completely for free

3D Studio Wizard is an easy way to create your own, unique 3D scenography or a TV set using step-by-step guided application. Our free, rich in content and still growing library of 3D objects and decorations currently has over 700 items. Each item can be modified by changing texture and colour, which increases its creative potential even further. If that’s not enough, you can always import objects from any external graphic software, such as Maya, Blender, 3D Studio Max or Cinema 4D, or Microsoft Paint 3D, that is preinstalled at the RECKEEN system. The structure of 3D Studio Wizard allows even novice users to easily create 3D studios from scratch, providing you with unlimited possibilities to unleash your creativity, without spending a dime, because 3D Studio Wizard comes with our system completely for free!

3D STUDIO EDITOR

Edit and customise pre-existing sets: from furnishings, through textures, colours, to lightning

For even further convenience, we give you over 60 high quality, ready to use studio set designs for free! Choose your favourite scenography and start your production immediately. Sets include furniture, virtual monitors, space for talents, designed lightning and shadows. You can use them as they are or, using 3D Editor, you can customise each element to fit your needs. Add and remove furniture, change the position, size, colour and texture of each element, adjust the shadows, modify the lightning, add animated objects, and more. The editor doesn’t require to leave the production application, which is efficient, time-saving, and lets you make changes easily and quickly.

LIGHTS

There are few different types of lights available in our virtual studio: Ambient, Directional, Point and Spotlight. You can modify their parameters, turn them on and off, change their colour, intensity and position. This allows you to change the appearance of the studio’s set design, lighten or darken it in order to change its character and ambience.

SHADOWS

RECKEEN 3DSPro system’s engine renders shadows in real-time using parameters from virtually generated lighting, using a dedicated algorithm. You can enable or disable a shadows generation function for each piece of studio’s equipment, and talents. The intensity of shadows can also be adjusted and customised. With this feature, you can achieve a whole new level of realistic reproduction of a real world in a 3D space.

REFLECTIONS

RECKEEN 3DSPro system renders real-time reflections on glossy surfaces. These reflections change accordingly to the position of virtual cameras, as well as objects’ and talents’ movements. Reflections are generated not only on static or flat surfaces, but also on any glossy textures on 3D animated objects.

ANIMATIONS

Animate any object within our virtual studio, or use imported rigged animations

Simple animations can be added to any 3D object in a virtual studio – application objects as well as imported ones. For more complex animations, you can import rigged animations from any external applications using FBX format.
The animations can be easily triggered from within the production screen.
For a realistic effect, reflections are added to any imported objects and animations.

VIDEO MIXER AND SWITCHER

RECKEEN 3D Studio application includes video mixer and switcher inside the production module screen. You can now control and manage productions using only a computer keyboard and a mouse.

For even more ease and convenience, we’ve designed VKey-100 control panel – a specially designed mixer and switcher keyboard with a multifunctional joystick, a T-bar equipped with contactless Hall Effect technology, and LED illuminated buttons for heightened visibility of control surface, which placements on the panel corresponds to the placements on the production module screen, for the clarity and efficiency of work.

MULTIVIEWER

RECKEEN’s system gives a user as much as 16 simultaneous preview windows, enabling efficient production of a live program. Given their functions, previews can be divided into three groups:

  • previews of input signals – camera, media and text inputs,
  • production previews – Preview and Program,
  • previews of virtual cameras – views of chosen Virtual Camera phases

Multiviewer located in the production screen allows you to efficiently manage your work in a virtual studio. Any changes are displayed in Preview windows instantly, with no extra time needed for rendering, providing a user with real-time view of a produced program.

For an easy and clear management during production and to ensure a complete comfort of work, Multiviewer can be displayed on additional monitors.

DSK (downstream key)

Graphics, news tickers, animated logos and other textboards are placed on the main signal as overlays called DSK (downstream key). RECKEEN 3D Studio system allows you to add up to two DSK signals simultaneously. Any kind of media can be placed as a DSK layer, a very useful way of using this function is a slideshow presentation – if a slideshow is made on a green background, this background will be keyed, leaving only graphics and text visible, which can truly enhance the look of your production, making it even more unique.

CONFIGURABLE TRIGGERS

To facilitate your work, you can combine several functions creating a command sequence that can be programmed to be executed using trigger banks. A trigger bank can be set off automatically with a single button. The functions are then triggered one after the other, making your work more efficient. Any function at our system can be triggered, which can be extremely effective for your workflow. There are 10 trigger banks available in the system.

An interesting addition to this function is a possibility to control slideshow presentations from within RECKEEN 3DSPro system.

STREAMING

Get even closer to your subscribers and followers with an easy, live streaming option!

Stream to any social media and broadcasting platform directly from RECKEEN 3DSPRO.

Use ready-made streaming profiles to popular platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and many more, or choose custom settings to stream to any other platform of your choice.

RECKEEN LITE – specification

It’s based on 2-dimensional graphic compositions of virtual studio elements, this mode is far simpler to master for the beginners. That’s why it’s great for learning the basics of working with RECKEEN virtual studio system, configuring real-time video signals from actual cameras, accessing local video sources, creating shot transitions and working with a switcher.

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATION

SYSTEM SPECIFICATION

Video input

  • Reckeen SDI Virtual Studio System
    • SDI Video Input: 2 x SDI – 3G/HD/SD auto switching
    • HDMI: 2 x HDMI 1.4 type A connector with support for 1080p60 one up to 4k* 30p
  • Reckeen HDMI Virtual Studio System
    • HDMI: 4 x HDMI 1.4 type A connector with support for 1080p60 two up to 4k* 30p

*Reckeen LITE Studio offers a Full HD resolution. By purchasing additional License Key, You can upgrade it to 3D Studio &LITE with 4K resolution.

Monitor output

  • 2x DP output for monitor
  • 2x HDMI output for monitor
  • 1x DVI-D output for monitor

Audio input

  • Digital: embedded stereo on each SDI and HDMI
  • Analog:
    • 2 x XLR  two channels – professional balanced analogue audio stereo differential input (-10dBV, or 4dBu)
    • 2 x Jack 6,3mm two channels – professional balanced analogue audio stereo differential input (-10dBV, or 4dBu)
    • Two types of microphones – dynamic and condenser with + 48V phantom

Video output

    • Reckeen SDI Virtual Studio System
      • SDI Video Output: 2 x SDI – 3G/HD
      • HDMI: 2 x HDMI 1.4 type A connector with support for 1080p60 one up to 4k* 30p
    • Reckeen HDMI Virtual Studio System
      • HDMI: 2 x HDMI 1.4 type A connector with support for 1080p60 one up to 4k* 30p

*Reckeen LITE Studio offers a Full HD resolution. By purchasing additional License Key, You can upgrade it to 3D Studio &LITE with 4K resolution.

I/O Port

  • Tally Output: TL – DB9 – 4 channels
  • Reckeen External Keyboard port: RS – DB9 – RS 232
  • Reckeen External Audio port: LAN – Audio Link
  • Ethernet: Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • PC/2: PC keyboard
  • USB:
    • 2 x USB 3.0 (front panel)
    • 4 x USB 3.0 (back panel)
    • 1 x USB 3.1 (back panel)

Audio output

  • Digital: embedded stereo on each SDI and HDMI
  • Analog
    • 2 x XLR  two channels – professional balanced analogue audio stereo differential output (-10dBV, or 4dBu)
    • 2 x Jack 6,3mm two channels – professional balanced analogue audio stereo differential output (-10dBV, or 4dBu)
    • 1 x Jack 6,3mm – stereo Headphone output

Video formats

  • Reckeen SDI Virtual Studio System
    • Input
      • 2 x HDMI v1.4, 2x SDI
        • 2160p* 30/25 on one HDMI
        • 1080p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25
        • 1080i 60/59.94/50
        • 720p 60/59.94/50
      • PAL, NTSC
    • Output
      • 2 x HDMI v1.4, 2x SDI
        • 2160p* 30/25 on one HDMI
        • 1080p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25
        • 1080i 60/59.94/50
        • 720p 60/59.94/50
  • Reckeen HDMI Virtual Studio System
    • Input
      • 4 x HDMI v1.4
        • 2160p* 30/25 on two HDMI
        • 1080p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25
        • 1080i 60/59.94/50
        • 720p 60/59.94/50
      • PAL, NTSC
    • Output
      • 2 x HDMI v1.4
        • 2160p* 30/25 on one HDMI
        • 1080p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25
        • 1080i 60/59.94/50
        • 720p 60/59.94/50

*Reckeen LITE Studio offers a Full HD resolution. By purchasing additional License Key, You can upgrade it to 3D Studio &LITE with 4K resolution.

Video standards

  • Reckeen SDI Virtual Studio System
    • SDI
      • SMPTE-425M 1080p (60/59.94/50/30/25)
      • SMPTE-292M
        • 1080p (30/29.97/25)
        • 1080i (60/59.94/50)
      • SMPTE-296M 720p (60/59.94/50)
      • SMPTE-259M
      • PAL, NTSC
    • HDMI Video standard – HDMI spec 1.4*
  • Reckeen HDMI Virtual Studio System
    • HDMI Video standard – HDMI spec 1.4*

*Reckeen LITE Studio offers a Full HD resolution. By purchasing additional License Key, You can upgrade it to 3D Studio &LITE with 4K resolution.

Software

  • Reckeen  Lite package:
    • Lite Production
    • VSM Lite Editor (also as a standalone version)
    • Still Editor

NDI®

  • NDI input:
    • 4 input interchangeably as cam 1 to cam 4 with supported stream key or Reckeen chroma key
    • 2 input interchangeably as media 1 and 2
  • NDI output: program out

Features

  • Downstream Key –  x2
  • Media Format MPEG2, MPEG4 and H.264 containers: (avi, mpg, mpeg, mp4, mxf, mov)
  • Audio: WAV, MP3
  • Video Capture Format
    • H.264 (.mp4) MPEG-2 (.mpg)
    • 1080p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25
    • 1080i 60/59.94/50
    • 720p 60/59.94/50
    • H.264 up to 4k* 30p
  • Still Picture – x2
  • Picture Format .png .jpg,.bmp
  • Still Text – x2
  • Still Editor included
  • Keyer –  x4 Chroma Key/Luminance Key
  • Streaming
    • Facebook,
    • YouTube,
    • NicoNico
    • Ustream
    • NDI
    • and custom profiles

*Reckeen LITE Studio offers a Full HD resolution. By purchasing additional License Key, You can upgrade it to 3D Studio &LITE with 4K resolution.

SYSTEM FEATURES

TALLY

Tally output allows you to connect the LEDs signaling the active camera operation on the studio set.

NDI®

NewTek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology, is a royalty free standard enabling IP video workflows across Ethernet networks and represents the most prolific IP-based workflow in the industry.
© NDI® is a trademark of NewTek, Inc.

STYLE: WHITE OR BLACK

You can launch the application in 2 different color schemes: light or dark.

3G SDI

Up to 1080P Full HD 3G , 2x SDI

SWITCHER / VIDEOMIXER

Production Switcher works like an actual switcher, it supports up to 12 media sources for the program and for the preview.

4 CAMERAS INPUT

Up to two 4K camcordes or up to four Full HD (4x HDMI or 2xHDMI and 2x SDI – depending on the version)

TEXT EDITOR

Still editor is an additional module for creating text panels, complementary to the 3D & Lite production module.

HDMI

Up to 2160P 30 or Full HD

2 x DSK

DSK allows you to place additional overlays on the screen, such as news tickers, station’s logo, or other graphic panels.

Chroma Key

RECKEEN 3D Studio & Lite offers 3 types of keys (Chroma key, Simple chroma key and Luma key), you can enable up to four keys at the same time!

Audio Control

RECKEEN 3D Studio & Lite comes with a sound mixer that allows you to set the sound levels for each of the available inputs.

Mic in

RECKEEN 3D Studio & Lite system supports two types of microphones – dynamic and condenser with + 48V phantom.

Audio link

External connector allowing you to connect additional audio input / output.

RECORD

Thanks to CAPTURE function you can record to a file on your hard drive.

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Audio follow

this feature allows you to mute the sound of a chosen channel up until a video signal associated with the given sound source appears on the vision.

Multiview

In addition to the available previews of the prepared video material (PRV) and of the broadcast (PRG), Multiview enables you to configure and preview all the media from the media tray, which can be accessed on a separate monitor.

Single view

You can carry out production using a single monitor. It is recommended to distribute the Single view into 3 different monitors connected to the Reckeen system.

VIRTUAL CAMERA

Reckeen system allows you to select one of four virtual cameras (virtual cameramen) and save up to 15 virtual camera shots for each camera.

Transitions

Reckeen system supports basic transitions such as: Cut , Fade and FTB – Fade to Black.

KEYBOARD

The Reckeen system can be fully operated with a PC keyboard and a mouse.

H.264

The application uses the H.264 codec to compress and encode video sequences.

4Kp30

4K technology is a new standard for video images. In combination with excellent sound quality, picture 4K becomes a source of extremely realistic experience.The Reckeen system allows you to work in 4K resolution.  This means operating the system’s up to two  inputs and output in 2160p format, i.e. with a resolution of 3840×2160. The chroma and luma key also work in 4K format. You can choose from among 3 progressive scan operating modes, that is full frame frequency: p25, p29,97 and p30.

Reckeen LITE studio offers a Full HD resolution. By purchasing additional License Key, You can upgrade it to 3D Studio &LITE with 4K resolution.

LAYERS

With the Virtual Space Maker module it is possible to build a set with layers of image files and with layers representing Talent or screen areas, just like in the popular Photoshop.

CONNECTION SCHEME

RECKEEN LITE – Perfect broadcasting solution for beginners

Create – produce – broadcast

This 2-dimensional, high quality system is the most all-rounded and affordable virtual studio workstation on the market. Easy-to-use software, automation features, editors – those are just a few reasons why RECKEEN LITE is perfect for everyone who wants to produce creative, interesting and professional-looking TV content.

WHAT IS RECKEEN LITE?

RECKEEN LITE a 2D virtual studio system, that includes high quality hardware combined with smart, efficient and easy-to-use software. The combination of quality and durability of the product with reasonable price point makes it perfect for novice broadcasters who strive for great results, innovative education facilities that want to incorporate technology into teaching and learning, for creating corporate materials and different kinds of presentations, and for all creative people who produce videos and TV content and aim for impressive outcome.

This complete workstation, together with pre-installed software, allows you to create, produce and broadcast material filmed on a green screen. Thanks to high quality, professional chroma key, the system can extract objects and persons from the green background and place them in a virtual set or scenography. Recording in a small, plain room is not a problem anymore! Using our virtual studio, your space can appear much bigger and more impressive. Add your desired media, graphics, text, logos and more, to create engaging, memorable and captivating content.

Intuitive switcher, easy-to-use application, and many automation functions, make this product perfect for inexperienced users, and for those who work alone – this system makes it possible to create, produce and broadcast your content completely on your own.

All that and much more come with this budget-friendly system – RECKEEN Lite

PRODUCTION LITE

Production module of the RECKEEN LITE system provides a user with all tools needed for live program production.

The application has a clear layout, with all main features displayed on the main screen. Often, productions require performing multiple operations nearly simultaneously, and that’s why RECKEEN LITE production application has been made to make your workflow the most efficient and easy.

STILL EDITOR

Our Still Editor application allows you to create text panels and aesthetically impressive compositions in the form of graphic files with images and texts, such as news tickers. Texts can also be edited during broadcast, in real-time, without the need to go back to the application – this way you can place a text panel with a new content live on-air immediately.

VSM LITE EDITOR

With its help, you can easily create your own virtual studio or scenography. Using this intuitive application, everyone can create a unique design, tailored to individual needs and liking. The editor is provided within the RECKEEN Lite software, but it’s also a stand-alone software, available for free!

CONNECT UP TO 4 INDEPENDENT CAMERAS

RECKEEN Lite system has 4 camera inputs, up to 4K format. It allows you to have up to two 4K or up to four Full HD camcorders connected to the RECKEEN’s workstation. Their signals are keyed independently in a high quality, thanks to four independent chroma key channels. Multiple inputs allow a user to make more complex productions with numerous talents filmed on different greenscreens, and also in different locations – if using an NDI connection.

NDI®

NewTek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology enables compatible systems, devices, and applications to connect and communicate over IP to share video, audio, and data.

RECKEEN Lite system offers 6 NDI inputs for cameras and Media. Camera inputs include supported stream key and RECKEEN chroma key.

The system also includes an NDI output, which allows Program output to be broadcasted using NDI technology.

CAMERA SIGNALS’ KEYING OPTIONS

Each of the signals from the camera inputs can be keyed with independent, user-defined chroma keys (upstream keys). You have the choice of three keying modes:

CHROMA KEY

UPSTREAM KEY

This mode allows you to accurately configure keying properties. It is a 6-step process with a wizard feature, that gives you a detailed description of each step, to help you achieve the best results.

SIMPLE CHROMA KEY

SIMPLE UPSTREAM KEY

This simplified mode generates most of the keying settings automatically, on the basis of algorithms analysing the image. A user sets up the key using only 3 sliders, which makes it easy, quick, and perfect for less experienced users.

LUMA KEY

LUMA UPSTREAM KEY

Luma keying is based on the levels of signal’s luminance readings. This mode includes extensive panel of keying configuration options, from white balance, through cut-off levels, to post-production effects.

STUDIO CONFIGURATION

Before starting a broadcast, we need to configure our chosen studios, talents and media we wish to use.

For each virtual camera, we can choose a different scenography – that gives us a possibility to use 4 completely various environments in one production. Each one can have assigned up to 4 phases. A phase defines a position of a camera. During production we can transition between those shots in an easy way, without the need to do it manually.

One of the first things we should also do before production is to select a signal source for each place dedicated for a talent. We might need to adjust the size and position of a talent, to match a virtual environment. We can also assign any media, such as videos or graphics, to virtual monitors in a studio, that we wish do display during the broadcast.

VIRTUAL SETS

RECKEEN Lite, by default, comes with 30 professionally-prepared set designs in various styles and themes. Virtual sets contain decorations, furniture and virtual screens on which various media can be displayed.

Moreover, by using our free software – VSM Lite Editor, you can create your own, unique scenography, or edit the existing one provided with the system.

By assigning phases into a chosen set, we can create an impression that every shot is filmed with a different camera. That way the production can appear much more impressive.

MEDIA TRAY

Media tray stores all of your media files: videos, audio files, pictures, and texts, in one organized place, that is divided into five tabs. The shortcuts make navigating between the tabs easy and efficient, which is extremely important during a production and broadcasting process.

SOUND MIXER

RECKEEN Lite system is equipped with a built-in audio mixer, that allows you to mix signal levels for all of the inputs – from cameras and microphones, as well as media and audio files.

Output signal can be adjusted and managed, as well as recorded straight from the broadcasted material.

The mixer is also equipped with a Follow function, which automatically synchronizes an audio source with an input that’s being aired, avoiding situations when microphones, or other audio sources, are forgotten to be turned on or off in the correct times.

MULTIVIEWER

RECKEEN LITE system gives a user as much as 16 simultaneous preview windows, enabling efficient production of a live program. Given their functions, previews can be divided into three groups:

  • previews of input signals – camera, media and text inputs,
  • production previews – Preview and Program,
  • previews of virtual cameras – views of chosen Virtual Camera phases.

Multiviewer located in the production screen allows you to efficiently manage your work in a virtual studio. Any changes are displayed in Preview windows instantly, with no extra time needed for rendering, providing a user with real-time view of a produced program.

For an easy and clear management during production and to ensure a complete comfort of work, Multiviewer can be displayed on additional monitors.

DSK (downstream key)

Graphics, news tickers, animated logos and other textboards are placed on the main signal as overlays called DSK (downstream key). RECKEEN Lite system allows you to add up to two DSK signals simultaneously. Any kind of media can be placed as a DSK layer, giving you full freedom. Use this feature with content prepared in our Still Editor!

Additionally, a creative way of using this function is with slideshow presentation – if a slideshow has been made on a green background. This background will be keyed, leaving only graphics and text visible, which can truly enhance the look of your production, making it even more unique.

STREAMING

Get even closer to your subscribers and followers with an easy, live streaming option!

Stream to any social media and broadcasting platform directly from RECKEEN Lite.

Use ready-made streaming profiles to popular platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and many more, or choose custom settings to stream to any other platform of your choice.