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 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 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.

RECKEEN 3D Studio – Perfect broadcasting solution for professionals and beginners

Thanks to many years of experience in designing and developing video production and broadcasting solutions, we can present you with a virtual studio system that will meet your highest expectations in the most cost-effective way. Explore RECKEEN 3D Studio!

NEXT GENERATION OF 3D MULTICAMERA PRODUCTION SYSTEM

In modern production and broadcasting industry, the highest quality and infinite creative possibilities can only be achieved with 3D technology.

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.

RECKEEN 3D Studio is a complete set of tools and functionalities enabling creating, recording and broadcasting high-quality 3D TV content 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.

RECKEEN 3D Studio is a multi-channel mixer that combines video sources with computer graphics and media. Each of the video sources can be pre-processed with built-in chroma keys. The purpose of chroma keying is to remove green or blue background in order to place a talent in a virtual studio.

The advantage of a virtual studio over a physical one, is unlimited possibilities and creative freedom. RECKEEN enables you to produce your video content up to the highest standard, using the newest technologies. Don’t be limited by a small studio space, budget nor lack of innovation – choose RECKEEN!

ALL NECESSARY TOOLS TO PRODUCE 3D TV CONTENT

RECKEEN 3D Studio 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 3D Studio 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 3D Studio 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 3D Studio 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 3D Studio 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 3D Studio 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 3D Studio 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.

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 3D Studio 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 3D Studio 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 3D Studio 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 3D Studio.

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 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.

Reckeen 3D Studio – the new release

Regarding changes in the next version 1.3.20271:

  • Shadows in basic materials – Our Squat sets scenography, in the version with burnt textures, has now added shadows. To see the full effect in Squat sets, please download the current version of the scenography, from our website DOWLOADS/ RECKEEN 3D STUDIO / SYSTEM FILES / Squat sets
  • Dual gain & audio mono.
    Education market often uses wireless microphones, and that’s why we added a mono switch for rope inputs and additional gain in case of a lower level signal from the pre-amplifier. It is also important to use a correct cable – mono cable for Jack 6.3mm. Now you can connect four of such microphones, two to the input JACK 6.3mm and another two to the input of XLR.
  • Vkey-100 firmware update – T-bar position fixed
  • Support for new motherboards family Z390
  • Facebook plugin updated
  • NDI module updated

MVP-100 Advanced Chroma Key

All new features in MVP-100 include an upstream key and from the next release will also include full chroma keying for green screen and blue screen shots.

That means you can add weather maps, graphics, and other virtual sets behind the on-screen talent!

MVP-100 key will have many adjustment possibilities, such as: Black, White, Despill, Shadows, Shrink, Auto color background, Background color picker and of course Garbage Mask!

Features in 1.3.19745 version

The list of the most important new features in 1.3.19745 version of the Reckeen system along with their short description.

The more detailed information can be found in documentation and tutorial videos:

OUTPUT TRANSITION with Transitions FX

  • The following section introduces a new function called Transitions FX, that is special effects.
  • The Reckeen system has a 136 (Wipe, Slide and Alpha) database of ready-to-use effects divided into appropriate categories.

New Talent shadow and Talent's automatic pinning to the floor

  • RECKEEN 3D Studio system’s engine renders talent / presenter’s shadows in real-time.
  • Quality has been improved of talent shadow (floor level detection, talent shape shadow)

Reflections 4K

  • RECKEEN 3D Studio system renders real-time reflections from flat glossy surfaces.
  • These reflections change in accordance with altering position of the virtual camera.
  • 4K technology is a new standard for video images.  Now in 4k modes a new quality of reflections has been obtained.

Streaming on new platform

  • New streaming services added (Vimeo, DaCast, SmashCast, Twitch)

New content added

Scenography is one of the most influential elements of a virtual studio, its uniqueness will draw the audience’s attention and emphasize a character of a video material.

With RECKEEN 3D Studio, you get a ready-made designs package, but 3D Studio Editor and Studio Editor Wizard are also its integral parts.

  • With Wizard’s functionality, you can familiarize yourself with the basics of a process of creating virtual scenography.Now are available wizard projects with 45 templates, 633 decorations.
  • PBR (Physical Based Rendering) – scenography, architecture or equipment elements visible on the screen reflect properties of their real-world counterparts. Now 335 PBR materials are available.
  • The current content added to the system contains. For 3D studio 46 ready 3D set design, and for LITE there are 38 sets with more camera shoots (715 shoots in all LITE sets)

Demo sets support

RECKEEN started cooperation with a leading company involved in the creation of scenography, the result of this cooperation is 8 graphic projects made in the PBR technology for the 3D studio and LITE system. The current content includes these scenographies in the demo version. Now you can test them before making your purchase decisions.

NEW FEATURES IN RECKEEN LITE

  • From now all the set designs created for the LITE system are in 4k technology. The system provides support for earlier HD formats.
  • The LITE  has been expanded by PIP compositions.

Stability & optimization

We have fixed many bugs and improved the system’s quality and stability.

Light on scenography (example usage)

To best understand the whole idea of building a set design, illuminating it and creating shadows, it is best to use an example of a default “News” studio, which is loaded first during default launch of Production 3D. In this studio, AMBIENT type of light has been used to slightly illuminate the scenography. In addition, there is one POINT light to illuminate the elements in the background (elements of the studio’s backup facilities) as the intensity of light depends on a distance from its source. Therefore, the elements that are really far back don’t need such strong light. Since there are 3 talent figures in the studio that may take part in the camera’s production thread, each of them has a separate SPOT light assigned with its appropriate INNER and OUTER cone settings. This stage design is not only properly lit, but also its performance requirements are not high.