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.

CABSAT 2021

CABSAT 2021

Visit our booth at the first live show since the pandemic hit!

We are delighted that we can finally meet you face to face during CABSAT 2021 show which is taking place in the Dubai World Trade Centre between 26th and 28th of October. You can find us in Hall 2, booth no. 141.

In a world of digital broadcasting, vlogging, podcasting, streaming, storytelling and social influencing – new tech innovations at CABSAT 2021 give you a real edge.

During this year’s show RECKEEN has joined forces with brilliant DV Lab who design and manufacture a broad range of digital television broadcast equipment. Come to booth# 141 to see the best and innovative equipment from both companies!

For the first time, RECKEEN will be showcasing our newest product: 3DS PRO X8 – a virtual studio workstation designed to handle all of the heavy-duty tasks of a 3D production. With a capability to input four, live 4K inputs at once, its powerful GPU, extremely efficient motherboard, dual LAN with 10 Gigabit throughput, and more, the platform has been made having a truly demanding customer in mind.
RECKEEN 3DS PRO X8 is everything that you want from a broadcasting equipment and a 3D studio software combined!
Don’t hesitate and visit us at the booth number 141 during the show in the heart of exhilarating Dubai.

This exciting event will provide you with a great dose of innovative, forward-thinking and fresh ideas and technologies.

CABSAT2021 in Dubai

26-28 OCTOBER 2021

DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE
Booth No: 141, HALL2.


https://www.cabsat.com/

CABSAT 2021 – Visit our booth at the first live show since the pandemic hit!

Visit our booth at the first live show since the pandemic hit!

We are delighted that we can finally meet you face to face during CABSAT 2021 show which is taking place in the Dubai World Trade Centre between 26th and 28th of October. You can find us in Hall 2, booth no. 141.

In a world of digital broadcasting, vlogging, podcasting, streaming, storytelling and social influencing – new tech innovations at CABSAT 2021 give you a real edge.

During this year’s show RECKEEN has joined forces with brilliant DV Lab who design and manufacture a broad range of digital television broadcast equipment. Come to booth# 141 to see the best and innovative equipment from both companies!

For the first time, RECKEEN will be showcasing our newest product: 3DS PRO X8 – a virtual studio workstation designed to handle all of the heavy-duty tasks of a 3D production. With a capability to input four, live 4K inputs at once, its powerful GPU, extremely efficient motherboard, dual LAN with 10 Gigabit throughput, and more, the platform has been made having a truly demanding customer in mind.
RECKEEN 3DS PRO X8 is everything that you want from a broadcasting equipment and a 3D studio software combined!
Don’t hesitate and visit us at the booth number 141 during the show in the heart of exhilarating Dubai.

This exciting event will provide you with a great dose of innovative, forward-thinking and fresh ideas and technologies.

Join us at CABSAT 2021 in the Dubai World Trade Centre between 26th and 28th of October at booth# 141

Follow our social media to stay tuned with the updates during the show, but also upcoming news.

See you there!

Covid news virtual studio case study

The need for high-impact communication never goes away. The past year made us realise how easily we used to take the availability and opportunity for communication for granted. Suddenly, all our events, conferences, shows, expos got cancelled or moved online. Business meetings, training sessions, presentations, webinars – all taking place via video conferencing apps.

How can business keep their audience and customers engaged and interested if communication became so limited? But even more importantly, how can it stimulate and motivate its team to take action and stay focused?

3D VIRTUAL STUDIO TECHNOLOGY – MAKING A GRIPPING IMPRESSION

It’s like a virtual background, but better. It streams live, but better. It lets you create content and make presentations, but …. you guessed it – it does it better.

Virtual studio solutions let you place a meeting host or a presenter in a fully virtual and interactive  space with a plenty of features helping you create truly engaging and impressive content.

In the recent years the market has got flooded with apps that can sort of put you in a virtual scenery – virtual backgrounds on Zoom or Skype, Instagram effects, chroma key feature in post-production softwares. There are a lot of free options. But what can they really do for you and your business?

To maintain high performance of your business, you need to make sure to adjust to the current situation the best way you can. That means developing ways you deliver messages, communicate, present, inform, excite.

Everybody who creates video content, works in creative industries, practices public speaking, knows that what you want to achieve is audience’s engagement, interest, their urge to listen and observe.
All free alternatives are extremely limiting, so if you want to create something that really stays with your viewer, then you need something extra.

RECKEEN 3D Studio is a product that will change how you think about communication and information delivery. The solution can be utilised to create better online events, conferences, and internal presentations, to host meetings, and create video materials used for training sessions, promos, video blogs, and more. Let’s get some overview of its features:

CREATE THE SPACE EXACTLY HOW YOU WANT

Transport yourself from even the smallest, simplest green screen background to a virtual scenography of your choosing. Big or small, minimalistic or all out, everything is possible. You don’t need to hire a graphic designer, and you don’t need experience. Choose from a template, modify, customise – intuitively. Match the virtual set to your business image and a type of event you’re hosting to maximise the effect.

BRING MULTIPLE PRESENTERS INTO A VIRTUAL SPACE

We’ve also connected with 2 remote speakers to have a live interview. For that purpose you can use well-known videoconferencing apps, such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Webex and more, however we’ve decided to use Skype due to its convenient, built-in NDI feature. Not only we could bring live signal from speakers’ webcams and microphones inside the virtual studio, but our guests were also able to watch the live production coming from the virtual studio on Skype, from the comfort of their homes. This is a great way to elevate any live interactions and take them to the next level.

We’ve also connected with 2 remote speakers to have a live interview. For that purpose you can use well-known videoconferencing apps, such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Webex and more, however we’ve decided to use Skype due to its convenient, built-in NDI feature. Not only we could bring live signal from speakers’ webcams and microphones inside the virtual studio, but our guests were also able to watch the live production coming from the virtual studio on Skype, from the comfort of their homes. This is a great way to elevate any live interactions and take them to the next level.

ANIMATE ANY 3D OBJECT

Whether its a custom-made 3D model, or an object from our library, you can add it into a scene and animate it, creating an interactive space that adjusts to your needs and impresses your audience. Visualisation doesn’t get better than this. Convey a message effectively! For the presentation of statistics and data regarding coronavirus cases in June 2020, we’ve decided to use 3D models of the globe and a map of the USA to exhibit the information in the most clear and direct way. All elements used in the video has been prepared as static 3D models, and later animated inside Reckeen 3D Studio Editor.

SHOWCASE MEDIA FILES AND SLIDESHOWS

Organise all your videos, images, slideshow presentations and sounds and bring them up into a virtual space when it’s their time. You can even send them directly from a different laptop, PC or a phone via IP using the ever-growing NDI protocol.

The music in the background, the images and videos on the monitors used in our video have been prepared prior to the filming and waiting to be triggered to come up on the correct screen in the correct time during the production.

ADD TITLES, LOGOS AND OTHER ON-SCREEN INFORMATION

From speakers names, contact information and company’s logos, to news tickers and any other graphic compositions – to make your content look even more professional. We’ve prepared the graphics for the video titles in Photoshop, but any later modifications, such as text, scale and exact placement of the titles on the screen have been done using Reckeen’s Still Editor.

STREAM LIVE AND RECORD

The reason this solution is amazing is its capability to render everything in real-time. That’s why this solutions is being taken by storm – it’s a perfect way to host live events, conferences, meetings and trainings during these difficult times. But moreover, it sets a news standard of a high quality and high-impact communication, that will soon become a new norm.

All features you need to create stunning content are concentrated in one box. This powerful PC is not only a virtual studio itself, but it’s a switcher, mixer and a streaming device which means you can make a full-on productions using this one piece of equipment. Additionally, apart from a production software you get various editors, lots of complementary content, and free-of-charge software updates.
In the era where you have to pay for all extra plug-ins and content, this is extraordinary!

If all that feels a bit overwhelming – fear not. Reckeen’s philosophy is to make products that are easy to operate and intuitive – that’s what differs us from other 3D studio solutions. You don’t have to be a professional videographer, video producer or a graphic designer to create high quality content. (But if you are, then that’s amazing! You can make the best out of the product in a blink of an eye).

There are many video tutorials available, and an extensive user manual to help you out with first steps. Our customer service is also always available to help you with troubleshooting, and if you need an intensive training session – for a fee you can get a few-hour long online session with RECKEEN’s staff to answer all of your questions.

LET’S TALK ABOUT TECHNICAL SPEC AND FEATURES

Hardware contains:

  • A powerful PC with:
    – 4 inputs and outputs (2x HDMI, 2x 12G SDI), supporting resolution up to 4K 60p
    – Built-in audio panel – available for two types of microphones – dynamic and condenser with +48V phantom
  • Control panel VKey-100 for mixing and switching your video signals, equipped with joystick which lets you control the virtual cameras manually

Software contains:

  • 4 independent high-end chroma keys.
  • 6 NDI inputs and 1 NDI output – letting you connect devices via IP connection
  • Video switcher
  • Audio mixer
  • Recorder and streamer
  • Multi-camera production mode
  • 2 downstream keys (DSK)
  • 4 virtual cameras with full-range of movements capacity
  • 10 programmable triggers – macro commands that simplify and automate production
  • Support for 3D objects and animations in .FBX format
  • Media Trays to store all your media files
  • Multiviewer screen

Built-in applications:

  • 3D Studio Editor – customise your 3D virtual set – add, move or delete 3D objects, add animations, adjust lighting, shadows, talent set-up, change studio colours and textures, and more.
  • Still Editor – create captions, graphic boards, news tickers, and other graphic compositions.
  • SmartKey – advanced PIP feature, with 4 independent chroma keys that can generate 4 separate signals with spokespersons on different backgrounds
  • Virtual Camera Shots Editor – design virtual cameras’ movements for smooth production
  • Reckeen Lite – 2D production module
  • Integrated Microsoft Paint 3D application

Default content:

  • Fully customisable 50 ready-to-use studio sets of and 44 ready-to-use PIP scenographies of different styles
  • Library of over 700 3D objects
  • Library of textures & materials – wood, metal, plastic, stone, fabrics, etc. in various colours – to customise any object, wall or floor inside a 3D studio.
  • Sample media files – videos, images, audio files, and graphics used for captions and text.

There’s no hidden costs, no extras you need to pay for to use all of the features listed above.

And now, the shocker – all that can be bought for under 17,000 EUR*!
*price for Europe region

If you look at our competitors, there’s no other company that can offer you an end-to-end solution  like this one, providing you with as much creative possibilities, great quality and flexibility as we do.

RECKEEN 3D Studio can easily be operated by one person, and does a great job even in difficult conditions – for example using only a very basic green screens and a couple of softboxes. That’s why it’s makes a great solution if you have limited resources but still want to produce high-end content.
RECKEEN will help you grow!

Moreover, you won’t find any “Made in China” sign anywhere, because everything is made and manufactured in Europe. Similarly, all technologies used within RECKEEN 3D Studio are custom-made by the company – chroma key (developed by us over the past 20 years), 3D engine, interface as well as capture cards, audio processors, and advanced projects using FPGA.

If you feel that Reckeen’s solution can benefit your business, send us an inquiry to sales@reckeen.com

Oh, and let me tell you a secret – there are exciting news coming your way in the upcoming months. Keep your eyes peeled, because we are going to shake up the industry even further.

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RECKEEN XR Extend the experience with extended reality

A step up from your trackless virtual studio solution!
Greater immersion into a virtual world means more incredible and extraordinary outcome.
Wow your audience with real-time Augmented Reality and Tracking 3D Virtual Studio productions.

VIRTUAL STUDIO PTZ TRACKING

Create even more advanced and dynamic productions thanks to PTZ tracking.
Pan-tilt-zoom functionalities gives a presenter the ability to move around a green screen more freely, whilst the image maintains its highest quality by using the camera’s optical zoom.

The advanced shadow processor not only generates real-time shadows and reflections of an on-screen talent, but also analyses the depth of the talent in a green studio space, which makes it possible to walk around 3D objects located in the virtual set.

AUGMENTED REALITY

Transform a plain view from a camera into a truly immersive space. Improve your viewers’ watching experience by adding three-dimensional elements and animations to the physical surrounding.

Blend the real and the virtual worlds together to create live AR productions.

PTZ CONTROL

Control the movements of the PTZ cameras directly from the RECKEEN’s application and VKey-100 control panel.

Program PTZ presets in RECKEEN’s Editor or use the joystick on the VKey-100 to smoothly change a camera’s position.
Everything under your fingertips – one application, one controller, one place to manage the whole production from.

DYNAMIC PTZ MULTI-CAMERA PRODUCTIONS

Use up to 4 cameras to create advanced and outstanding productions.
RECKEEN XR allows you to independently use different XR modes together – one camera can render virtual studio environment when the other performs tasks in Augmented Reality mode.
Unleash your creativity and expand your possibilities.

COMPATIBLE CAMERAS

RECKEEN XR is compatible with the following camera models:

SONY

BRC-X400

Great choice for education and semi-professional purposes.

*The XR features work when using HDMI or SDI connectors – connecting camera via NDI will allow to control pan, tilt and zoom positions directly from Reckeen control panel, but XR features will be disabled.

SONY

BRC-X1000

Stunning picture quality and smooth tracking in 4K.

SONY

BRC-H800

Stunning picture quality and smooth tracking in FullHD.