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.

Release Notes 1.5 – What’s new at Reckeen’s systems

What’s new at Reckeen’s systems

New SmartKey functionality now available

New SmartKey functionality now available – merging keyed CAM input with a chosen background (still image or video) – for more information regarding this functionality visit SMARTKEY news page.

Demo mode available

Regardless of a kind of owned license, a user can now try out all other available licenses with a use of new demo mode. It gives you access to all features of a regular license, providing you with a great platform for testing purposes. The output signal in this mode will be watermarked.

Skeletal animation support

Skeletal animation support – this type of embedded animations can be controlled by choosing desired phase of such animations, using index control at the Animation panel

Additional features

  • New firmware platform for Reckeen 3DSPro
  • Genlock support for 3DSPro platform
  • 4 additional Video AUX outputs for Reckeen 3DSPro
  • 4K 2160p50, p60, p5994 support
  • SD 4:3 and 16:9 support for Reckeen Lite
  • SD Chroma Key improved
  • RTMPS streaming support
  • New graphics card AMD 5700 XT
  • Optimization and bug fixing

SHUTDOWN SYSTEM

You have two possibilities here: Shutdown system and Close application.

Clicking on the Shutdown system icon – shuts down and turns off the workstation, while clicking on the Close application icon allows for closing Reckeen 3D Studio application and going to Windows operating system.

Note: After clicking, a window with a warning appears.

The Reckeen system provides support for the AUDIO BOX: ADB-100.

The Reckeen system provides support for the AUDIO BOX: ADB-100. It is an external module that extends the audio capabilities of the Reckeen system. We can now connect more audio signals to the system. Also in the digital standard AES3. AES3 (also known as AES/EBU) is a standard for the exchange of digital audio signals between professional audio devices.

NDI Standard now in Reckeen system!

NDI, that is Network Device Interface. It is a standard that enables network communication by sending and receiving a high quality and low-delay audio and video signal. NewTek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology is a royalty-free standard enabling IP video workflow across Ethernet networks and represents the most prolific IP-based workflow in the industry. NDI is a trademark of NewTek, Inc. NDI makes reliable operation in a live production environment possible. When you use the NDI, you will be able to transmit and receive video signals through LAN or WI-FI.

Reckeen 3D Studio System Startup

  1. Connect a power cord, a PC keyboard, a mouse and a control panel to the Reckeen 3D Studio workstation.
  2. Connect one, two or three Full HD monitors to the workstation using HDMI, DVI or Display Port on the graphics card. Recommended resolution is 1920×1080 . It is not recommended to connect monitors with different resolutions.
  3. Set the power switch located on the rear panel of the workstation to position 1 – enabled. Open the right door of the front panel and press the button starting the Reckeen 3D Studio system for a couple of seconds. This button is located on the right side of the red reset button.
  4. Important: if you ignore all the messages during the startup process (which can approximately take up to one minute), you will be redirected automatically to the Reckeen 3D Studio Start screen. For more information, see the System Recovery section.
  5. During the first use of the system, the user is obligated to confirm the EULA End-user license agreement. For detailed description go to the About section in CONFIGURATION
  6. There are eight options to choose from on the Start screen (In Version3D + LITE):
    1. 3DPRODUCTION – start the video production in 3D Mode
    2. MICROSOFT PAINT 3D – run Paint 3D Program
    3. LITE PRODUCTION – run Reckeen LITE and start the video production LITE Mode
    4. VSM LITE Editor – start the Reckeen Virtual Space Maker LITE editor
    5. STILL Editor – start the STILL Editor
    6. CONFIGURATION settings – application configuration
    7. RSS – five windows with manufacturer’s information about news, events, promotions, etc.
    8. SHUTDOWN – shuts down the system or close application

The detailed description of each option can be found in the following sections of this manual.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

System Reckeen requires a minimum of one PC monitor in Full HD resolution (up to 3 Full HD monitors connected to the chosen graphic card ports), Camera with SDI or HDMI output – 4 pcs ( 4 pcs HDMI Cameras or 2 pcs HDMI and 2 pcs SDI Cameras depending on the chosen version of system inputs) , a PC keyboard – 1 pc. and a mouse – 1 pc. Cables for video signal connetions: 4xSDI or 2xSdi and 2xHDMI depending on version. In addition, it is possible to connect another 4th monitor for preview.