Shadows

To enable shadows in the studio, first you have to select the first item, [Scene], which covers the main set design’s settings.

You can find “Shadows” position below the objects tree. After checking the function: Enable shadows, additional options for adjusting shadows’ density are displayed

To adjust shadow’s density, use a slider with values ranging from NONE to STRONG.

The first parameter applies to the shadows cast by all the objects in the studio for which Enable shadows option has been checked. The second parameter applies to all the Talent type objects. With a slider, you can set a shadow that is more transparent (NONE) or has higher distinctness (STRONG). The example is shown in the image below.

Shadow parameters for objects will depend on the lights’ settings in the studio, while talent type shadows do not depend on the light settings and are always generated after the Enable Shadows function on a specific Talent type object is checked.
If you are using a ready-made set design, first you select an appropriate Talent type object. If you are creating a new set design, it can be added with ADD button. An appropriate talent thumbnail appears.
The most important thing is to ensure that a contour edge of a field where the talent figure is located was situated just above the floor, under no circumstances penetrating it.

Select the object with a mouse so that it was highlighted in red. The parameters of this object will be displayed on the right side of the screen. Find “Shadows” field.

When you check Enable Shadow option, you enable a shadow for this object.

To set the shadows’ parameters more precisely, it is suggested to set them on a live source. For example, if you select this object, you will notice that this source is set with A mixer, as indicated by the Source index parameter.

Therefore, just set any input from a camera, CAM 1 for example, on the Production module’s mixer.

You will get on the screen a live image from the camera.

Now the live image from the camera should be subjected to a chromatic keying procedure described in the “Keying” section. After setting the key, you can see that the talent figure has been automatically placed and pinned just above the floor.

The first parameter – Size – relates to the radius of the shadow. With the help of the second slider -Shape- you can define the shape of the shadow that is cast.

In the case of non-Talent objects, you select an object so that it becomes highlighted in red.

On the right side, you can now see a Shadow parameter along with Enable Shadow option. With this option you can turn on the shadow for a given object, if the lighting conditions are met, i.e. an appropriate type of light is used, Spot for example.

You can set an appropriate density of the object’s shadow by using the main ([Scene]) parameters.

If you want to use shadows, you have to take into account the fact that they require additional calculations done in the system and, what goes with it, an increased use of graphics memory.
You should enable shadows only for those objects that are clearly visible on the stage and are of particular importance to the final viewer. If there are objects in the set’s background that are barely visible or that do not participate in the main thread of the camera, they do not require shadows. It is not recommended to enable shadows for large objects, i.e. entire large external studio wall, ceiling or floor (such objects do not create shadows in the natural studio environment). For the objects that are not illuminated by any lights, i.e. Direct or Spot ones (as only these types of lights create shadows), there is no need to enable this function. In addition, fully transparent objects also do not create shadows.

It is suggested to pay attention to whether you enable a shadow for an entire group of objects, e.g. for a desk, and not just for one of its legs.

PERFORMANCE function is used for overall evaluation of the scene performance, its description can be found in one of the following parts of the manual.

RECKEEN SOFTWARE RELEASE 2.0 is OUT NOW!

RECKEEN SOFTWARE RELEASE 2.0 is OUT NOW!
Introducing professional chroma keyer. Simply: key like a pro!

In the software update 2.0 we’ve focused to bring to you a PRO chroma keyer for even more precise keying, especially in the uneven lighting, completely for FREE for all RECKEEN users!

Changes done to RECKEEN chroma keyer:

  • Now, the keyer has an option of colour-picking 3 different areas from your green or blue background, and adjusting the key settings, such as Matte Control and Tolerance Correction, for each colour separately to achieve an even and precise mask.
  • Another feature added is a great addition for all trackless productions – use BACKGROUND CAPTURE to even out the whole background area for seamless yet super quick keying. This new feature can be found in both SIMPLE and PROFESSIONAL key option. It creates a unified mask of your green or blue screen before a talent or stage props are placed on the background.
  • BG Influence – new setting in the Edge Correction tab: an advanced blending function allowing for a better blend of foreground with background

Other exciting updates:

  • NDI 5 support – utilise NDI to its fullest potential!
  • Better performance optimisation for NDI
  • Denoising for talent shadows

Upgrade you the REKEEN software to version 2.0 today directly from its GUI.

Have any questions? Drop us an email at contact@reckeen.com

New RECKEEN software version now available – Release 1.9

New software version is now available do download!

We’re thrilled to announce that from now on RECKEEN supports FreeD Protocol, therefore PTZ tracking & Augmented Reality productions are now available using Reckeen 3D Studio software*.

What’s changed in 1.9 version?

  • Better quality streaming with bitrate up to 9000 kbps
  • Chroma key with 3 colour pickers
    It’s hard to get one consistent green colour all around your green screen – the most common reason is lighting. To ensure more precise keying when the conditions are imperfect, you can now choose up to 3 colours with the picker in Simple chroma key settings.
  • New effects in 3D Studio Editor:
    • Opacity – you can now use opacity in two scenarios – you can change the opacity of any object and set it to a desired value, as well as use opacity as an effect for INTRO and OUTRO in animation settings – an object will appear or disappear from the stage by changing its opacity from or to 0%.
    • Wipe – an effect can be used for INTRO and OUTRO phases in animation settings – an object will appear or disappear from the stage by wipe effect which can be set up at different angles (multiples of 45 degree angles).
  • Virtual set scaler in 3D Studio Editor. Make any virtual set bigger or smaller using SCALE option in 3D Studio Editor. You can independently scale each of the X,Y and Z axes. This is particularly useful when using Virtual Studio PTZ tracking feature – sine you cannot change the size of a talent, you need to change the size (scale) of a 3D set, if the proportions between the talent and the scene do not match up.
  • RECKEEN XR – features for PTZ tracking & AR* RECKEEN now supports FreeD protocol, which allows for PTZ tracking and AR productions. These features are called RECKEEN XR.

RECKEEN XR Software changes

  • Tracking tab in the configuration window
  • PTZ tab for PTZ presets next to V/C tab
  • Status Monitor
  • Set calibration window
  • T1-T4 options in 3D Studio Editor
  • PTZ control via VKey-100 Control Panel
  • Virtual Studio PTZ Tracking:
    • talent shadows
    • precise reflections
    • depth recognition – possibility to walk around a 3D object
    • 360° mode – you can now make productions using high resolution 360° still pictures
  • Augmented Reality:
    • AR shadows
    • AR light in 3D Studio Editor / Lights
    • Chroma keying in AR mode – possibility to insert trackless video signals, and to use Smartkey feature.
  • Multi-camera productions using multiple modes – use a combination of Virtual Studio tracking, AR and trackless modes in one, multi-camera production.

NOTES

RECKEEN XR demo version with watermark is available to every RECKEEN user who updates the software to version 1.9. However, to fully enable the features, purchase of RECKEEN XR license is needed.
Licenses are available for 90 days, 365 days and lifetime. Find out more by sending an email to sales@reckeen.com and by visiting

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.

Accelerate your productions with RECKEEN Software Update 1.8

It’s time for another software update for RECKEEN Lite, RECKEEN 3D Studio and 3DS Pro! Version 1.8 is ready and awaiting to be downloaded and installed.

This time we focused on variety of improvements in different areas, such as performance, operations, facilitations, effectiveness and additional virtual studio features for even better final effect.

Operations and facilitations

  • New macro command (trigger) – V/C Set Depth of Field
  • Cam1 to V/C all – Multi-camera feature when using one camera source
  • Simultaneous visibility of all shadows of on-screen talents in the 3D Studio Editor when using Multi-camera mode.
  • New streaming facilitation: option for entering one RTMP link under ‘Address’ without the need to enter ‘Stream’ information
  • Automatic file splitting when capturing – set time between 15 and 240 minutes – separate files will be created each time your chosen time period has been reached, without stopping the capture.
  • Rebuilt audio mixer – independent audio mixer for V/C set-up
  • Simultaneous NDI out and General streaming
  • Audio output support for Bluetooth audio devices

Performance

  • Acceleration of video playback for inputs
  • Acceleration of video files playback for media trays 1 & 2
  • Performance indicator – GPU, CPU, ACCELERATION
  • Lanczos sampling – filter to improve the quality of talent scaling

Effects

  • Active option Shadows for PNG objects in the 3D editor
  • Active option Shadows for Animations objects in the 3D editor
  • Precise reflections on the floor

Support

  • Windows 10, version 2004
  • AMD GPU Driver 20.8.3

Additionally, on our website you can find:

Download our new user manual which now includes all of the necessary information regarding changes made in software update 1.8.

RECKEEN 3DPRO – specification

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

SYSTEM SPECIFICATION

Video input

  • SDI Video Input
    • 4 x 3G – 3G/HD/SD auto switching
    • 3G,12G – 4 x 3G SDI and 2 x 12G SDI
  • HDMI
    • 2 x HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support for 1080p60 up to 4k 60p

Monitor output

  • 2 x DP output for monitor
  • 2 x HDMI output for monitor – The number of HDMI/DP outputs depends on the graphics card

Audio input - ADB100

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

Video output

  • SDI Video Output
    • 8 x SDI – 3G/HD
    • 3G,12G – 6x3G/HD and 2x12G – 4k 60p
  • HDMI
  • HDMI 1.4 type A connector with support for 2160p30

I/O Port

  • Tally Output
    • TL – DB26 – 4 channels
  • Reckeen External Keyboard port
    • RS – DB9 – RS 232 and RS422
  • Reckeen External Audio port
    • RJ45 – 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 - ADB100

  • Digital embedded stereo on each SDI and HDMI
    • 2 x AES/EBU
  • Analog
    • 4 x XLR two channels – professional balanced analogue audio stereo differential input (-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

Reference input - (Genlock)

  • Black Burst or Tri-Sync

Video standards

  • SDI
    • Input – auto switching
      • 2 x SDI 12G 2160p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25
      • 6 x SDI 3G
        • 1080p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25
        • 1080i 60/59.94/50
        • 720p 60/59.94/50
        • PAL, NTSC
    • Output
      • 2 x SDI 12G 2160p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25
      • 6 x SDI 3G
        • 1080p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25
        • 1080i 60/59.94/50
        • 720p 60/59.94/50
        • PAL, NTSC
  • HDMI
    • Input – auto switching
      • 2 x HDMI 2.0
        • 2160p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25
        • 1080p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25
        • 1080i 60/59.94/50
        • 720p 60/59.94/50
        • PAL, NTSC
    • Output
      • HDMI 1.4
        • 2160p 30/29.97/25
        • 1080p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25
        • 1080i 60/59.94/50
        • 720p 60/59.94/50

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

© NDI® is a trademark of NewTek, Inc

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 and 60p
  • Still Picture – x2 picture format .png, .jpg, .bmp
  • Still Text – x2 Still Editor included
  • Keyer – x4
    • Chroma Key / Luminance Key
    • SmartKey with 4 SDI outputs
  • Streaming
    • Facebook
    • YouTube
    • NicoNico
    • NDI
    • and custom profiles

Software

  • Reckeen 3D package:
    • 3D Production
    • 3D Studio Editor
    • 3D Wizard
    • MS 3D Paint
    • Still Editor
  • Reckeen Lite package:
    • Lite Production
    • VSM Lite Editor (also as a standalone version)
    • Still Editor

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.

MICROSOFT PAINT 3D

You can create 3D objects you want to place in the virtual studio scenography in MS Paint 3D editor, that you get preinstalled with RECKEEN 3D Studio.

STYLE: WHITE OR BLACK

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

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)

3G SDI

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

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.

3D Studio Editor

3D Studio Editor allows you to modify and expand the ready-made virtual studio projects – including those you’ve created yourself in the Wizard.

3D Wizard

You can create your own set design in five steps.

TEXT EDITOR

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

Import from 3D

RECKEEN 3D Studio system supports .OBJ and .FBX formats, and it is in compliance with them.

PBR

PBR (Physical Based Rendering) – scenography, architecture or equipment elements visible on the screen reflect properties of their real-world counterparts.

REAL TIME PRESENTER SHADOWS

RECKEEN 3D Studio system’s engine renders talent / presenter’s shadows in real-time.

Shadows

For each item of equipment, RECKEEN 3D Studio system’s engine renders shadows in real-time.

Lights

You can find the following types of lights in RECKEEN 3D Studio: Ambient, Directional, Point and Spot.

Reflections

RECKEEN 3D Studio system renders real-time reflections from flat glossy surfaces. These reflections change in accordance with altering position of the virtual camera.

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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Object library

The 3D Editor and Wizard Editor’s library contains a huge number of ready-made 3D studio components and equipment divided into different categories.

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.

Global illum

Ambient – a type of light that fills an entire studio and illuminates all the objects evenly. Ambient light does not come from any particular direction and it falls on all the elements of 3D scene, helping you lighten or darken them.

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.

Transitions

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

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.

3D SCENE

With advanced arranging features, Reckeen system allows you to create in real time fully realistic 3D scenes with elements that reflect their real-world counterparts’ behavior.

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 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.

ADVANCED

VERSION 3.0

BASIC

VERSION 2.0

More creative freedom, advance graphic features & flexible production options

Great foundation features for starting out in 3D production, with editable native 3D sets

Virtual Studio

  • Real-time 3D rendering using native 3D engine
  • Advanced 3D graphics: Multi-camera Depth of Field, shadows, reflections
  • 4 virtual cameras with editable presets of motion paths (up to 15 presets per each virtual camera) & real-time manual joystick control
  • Rendering in arbitrary resolutions up to 4K
  • Trackless productions with up to 4 fixed cameras
  • Support for RECKEEN XR: PTZ tracking & AR features*
  • 3D multi-camera feature
  • VSM Editor – virtual studio scene editing application for 2D sets

3D Studio Editor

  • Wizard scene creator
  • Highly flexible and easy to use scene editor
  • Add, scale, rotate and freely move around 3D models
  • Change materials, textures and their colours using internal material library
  • Add and assign monitors and talent placement
  • Animations: easy tool to animate objects, models and talents
  • Importing 3D objects and scenes with materials and animations in FBX, OBJ and 3MF formats
  • Lights editor: Spot, Point, Ambient and Directional fully customisable virtual lighting

Broadcasting Interface

  • Advanced M/E Video switcher with Crosspoint (Preview & Program busses), Multi-view display, Transition Area with T-Bar, Auto, Take, FX with a range of effects
  • Inputs:
    • 4 inputs: live / video file / NDI with Transformation & Post-Correction tools
    • 2 inputs: NDI / video files with access to a Media Tray (custom media library) and sequencing
    • 2 inputs: Still images with access to a Media Tray (custom media library) and sequencing
    • 2 DSK inputs: Still & Text files with access to a Media Tray (custom media library) and sequencing
  • 2 independent Downstream keys
  • 4 independent high-end chroma / luma keys: Simple and Advanced options available
  • Alpha key support on all inputs
  • Audio mixer with audio line-ins and embedded audio for all inputs & outputs
  • NDI output
  • Live streaming output directly to YouTube, Facebook or any platform supporting RTMP streaming
  • Output capture into video files in arbitrary resolutions and frame rates up to 4K60p, with available auto-save in arbitrary time intervals
  • 10 Macro commands/Triggers to program sequences of any actions related to production, virtual studio or broadcastControlling any event via mouse and keyboard, and native external control panel VKey-100
  • Most of the popular video/image and professional studio formats are supported

Other features

  • Still Editor – for creating graphic compositions with editable text sections
  • Integrated Microsoft Paint 3D with access to free MS 3D model library
  • Slideshow Controller Application – for creating and sending commands to another device in the local network using Reckeen’s triggers
  • Elgato Streamdeck support
  • 50+ free virtual sets
  • 700+ free 3D models
  • 300+ free PBR materials
  • Dark- & Light-coloured user interface layout options

*RECKEEN XR

  • Support for SONY BRC cameras (X400, X1000, H800)
  • Possibility to create Augmented Reality productions
  • Camera’s pan, tilt and optical zoom movements reflected in a 3D and Augmented Reality environment
  • Depth perception within virtual studio environment
  • Possibility to combine trackless and tracking cameras in one multi-camera production
  • Controlling of PTZ cameras directly from Reckeen’s Vkey-100 control panel

Add-on available for purchase. Demo version with watermark available on all 3D Studio software versions.

Add-on available for purchase. Demo version with watermark available on all 3D Studio software versions.

3D Studio Editor

Editing of 3D materials such as:

  • Horizontal & Vertical Scaling
  • X- & Y- Axis Offsets

Import of textures from Reckeen Material Creator
Reckeen Material Creator allows users to create, edit and modify materials & textures, and save the files in native Reckeen format. Application converters 3D materials from external environments, such as:
Adobe Substance 3D Sampler, cgbookcase, MaterialMaker, Tree It, cgaxis, Quixel Megascans, Quixel Mixer, Armor Paint. Application is available for download for free on Windows OS.

Creating custom material libraries in 3D Studio Editor
Assign labels, tags, categories to create what

Adding your own customized objects to Reckeen 3D Studio Library

AutoDesk FBX Importer

2020 version

2019 version

Godot FBX importer
(No support for embedded animations)

Virtual Lights

Directional/Spot/Point:

8

4

Ambient:

1

1

Augmented:

1

1

Broadcasting Interface

Triggers (Macro commands)

Simple and Advance Mode:

Multi-trigger: Parallel operations on triggers during broadcast:

Features allowing operations on commands’ lists: save, load, copy, cut, paste, etc.:

Virtual Camera Editor

Programming of Virtual Camera Shots

Depth of field set-up

Depth of field set-up

Synchronisation of Triggers and Virtual Camera shots: feature allowing for activation of a trigger when changing to a specific Virtual Camera shot.

Copying and Pasting feature between different Virtual Camera tabs

Other

RECKEEN XR
(PTZ TRACKING & Augmented Reality features)

Demo version with watermark
Full version available to purchase as a software add-on. Contact us at sales@reckeen.com or your local reseller for more information.

Support

  • Video tutorials
  • Extensive user manual
  • Email support with 3-5 days response time
  • Online Trainings available. For more information contact us at support@reckeen.com
  • Custom support plans available. For more information contact us at support@reckeen.com

Software Updates

FREE bug fixes and small features’ enhancements within your software version.

Software Upgrade

Upgrade to version 3.0 available. Contact us at sales@reckeen.com or your local reseller for more information.

HARDWARE

VirtuMega HDMI

VirtuMega 12G-SDI

VirtuGiga 3DS PRO x8

Video Inputs

  • 2 x HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support up to 2160p30,
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support up to 1080p60
  • Maximum throughput: 1x 2160p60
  • 1 x SDI – 12G/3G/HD/SD auto switching
  • 1 x SDI – 3G/HD/SD auto switching
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support up to 2160p30
  • Maximum throughput: 1x 2160p60
  • 2 x SDI – 12G/HD/SD auto switching
  • 4 x SDI – 3G/HD/SD auto switching
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0 connector with support for up to 2160p60

(current software version allows for simultaneous use of up to 4 inputs, maximum throughput: 2x 2160p60)

Video Outputs

  • 1 x HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support up to 2160p60: Program Output
  • 1x HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support up to 2160p30: Preview Output
  • 1 x SDI – 12G/3G/HD: Program Output
  • 1 x SDI – 3G/HD: Preview Output
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support up to 2160p60: Program Output
  • 1x HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support up to 2160p30: Preview Output
  • 2 x SDI – 12G/3G/HD Program Output
  • 2 x SDI – 3G/HD Program or Preview Output
  • 4 x SDI – 3G/HD Smartkey Output (transformed signal from inputs 1-4 with virtual background)
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support up to 2160p60: Program Output
  • 1x HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support up to 2160p60: Preview Output

Monitor Outputs

  • 4 x HDMI/DisplayPort
  • 4 x HDMI/DisplayPort
  • 4 x HDMI/DisplayPort

Embedded Audio for Video inputs and outputs

ADB-100 – external audio I/O panel included

Audio Inputs

  • 2 x XLR analog channel, stereo differential input (-10dBV, or 4dBu)
  • 2 x Jack 6,3mm analog channel, stereo differential input (-10dBV, or 4dBu)
  • 1 x MIC Jack 6,3mm – microphone differential input – two types of microphones – dynamic and condenser with + 48V phantom
  • 2 x XLR analog channel, stereo differential input (-10dBV, or 4dBu)
  • 2 x Jack 6,3mm analog channel, stereo differential input (-10dBV, or 4dBu)
  • 1 x MIC Jack 6,3mm – microphone differential input – two types of microphones – dynamic and condenser with + 48V phantom
  • 2 x XLR analog channel, stereo differential input (-10dBV, or 4dBu)
  • 2 x Jack 6,3mm analog channel, stereo differential input (-10dBV, or 4dBu)
  • 1 x MIC Jack 6,3mm – microphone differential input – two types of microphones – dynamic and condenser with + 48V phantom

Audio Outputs

  • 2 x XLR analog channels – audio stereo differential output (-10dBV, or 4dBu)
  • 2 x Jack 6,3mm analog channel – audio stereo differential output (-10dBV, or 4dBu)
  • 1 x Jack 6,3mm – stereo Headphone output
  • 2 x XLR analog channels – audio stereo differential output (-10dBV, or 4dBu)
  • 2 x Jack 6,3mm analog channel – audio stereo differential output (-10dBV, or 4dBu)
  • 1 x Jack 6,3mm – stereo Headphone output
  • 2x XLR digital channel output
  • 4 x XLR analog stereo channel output
  • 1 x Jack 6,3mm – stereo Headphone output

TALLY

  • TL – DB26 – 4 channels
  • TL – DB26 – 4 channels
  • TL – DB26 – 8 channels
    (current software version allows for simultaneous use of up to 4 channels)

Genlock

VKey-100 – external Control Panel
(with 90 LED buttons, T-bar and Joystick)

Media Cartridge

  • HDD: 2TB
  • SSD: 512 GB
  • Larger capacities available upon request
  • HDD: 2TB
  • SSD: 512 GB
  • Larger capacities available upon request
  • HDD: 2TB
  • SSD: 1 TB
  • Larger capacities available upon request

LAN

  • 1x 2.5G
  • 1x 2.5G

Dual Lan:

  • 1x 10G
  • 1x 1G

GPU

  • Radeon RX 5700XT or better
  • Radeon RX 5700XT or better
  • Radeon RX 6800XT or better

CPU

One of the following:

  • Intel Core i7-11700K
  • Intel Core i9-11900K
  • Intel Core i9-10850K
  • Intel Core i7-10700K
  • Intel Core i9-10900K

One of the following:

  • Intel Core i7-11700K
  • Intel Core i9-11900K
  • Intel Core i9-10850K
  • Intel Core i7-10700K
  • Intel Core i9-10900K

One of the following:

  • Intel Core i7-12700K
  • Intel Core i9-12900K

RAM

  • DDR 4: 2 x 8 GB
  • DDR 4: 2 x 8 GB
  • DDR 5: 2 x 16GB

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows Pro 10, 64 bit
  • Microsoft Windows Pro 10, 64 bit
  • Microsoft Windows Pro 10, 64 bit

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 3D Studio – specification

Thanks to many years of our experience in designing and developing solutions for video production and processing market, we can present you with a virtual studio system that will meet your highest expectations in regards to 3D technology – enjoy RECKEEN 3D Studio.

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

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 input

    • 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

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

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

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

Software

  • Reckeen  3D package:
    • 3D Production
    • 3D Studio Editor
    • Wizard
    • MS 3D Paint
    • Still Editor
  • 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

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.

MICROSOFT PAINT 3D

You can create 3D objects you want to place in the virtual studio scenography in MS Paint 3D editor, that you get preinstalled with RECKEEN 3D Studio.

STYLE: WHITE OR BLACK

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

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)

3G SDI

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

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.

3D Studio Editor

3D Studio Editor allows you to modify and expand the ready-made virtual studio projects – including those you’ve created yourself in the Wizard.

3D Wizard

You can create your own set design in five steps.

TEXT EDITOR

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

Import from 3D

RECKEEN 3D Studio system supports .OBJ and .FBX formats, and it is in compliance with them.

PBR

PBR (Physical Based Rendering) – scenography, architecture or equipment elements visible on the screen reflect properties of their real-world counterparts.

REAL TIME PRESENTER SHADOWS

RECKEEN 3D Studio system’s engine renders talent / presenter’s shadows in real-time.

Shadows

For each item of equipment, RECKEEN 3D Studio system’s engine renders shadows in real-time.

Lights

You can find the following types of lights in RECKEEN 3D Studio: Ambient, Directional, Point and Spot.

Reflections

RECKEEN 3D Studio system renders real-time reflections from flat glossy surfaces. These reflections change in accordance with altering position of the virtual camera.

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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Object library

The 3D Editor and Wizard Editor’s library contains a huge number of ready-made 3D studio components and equipment divided into different categories.

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.

Global illum

Ambient – a type of light that fills an entire studio and illuminates all the objects evenly. Ambient light does not come from any particular direction and it falls on all the elements of 3D scene, helping you lighten or darken them.

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.

Transitions

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

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.

3D SCENE

With advanced arranging features, Reckeen system allows you to create in real time fully realistic 3D scenes with elements that reflect their real-world counterparts’ behavior.

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.