Reckeen featured at the Film Spring Open Workshop 2019!

Film Spring Open Workshop is an interdisciplinary, educational workshop. It is directed by AV industry professionals and targeted at comprehensive, cyclical, professional and future-oriented film education. For the past 14 years the event has been delivering high-end educational content for film directors, scriptwriters, actors, producers, set designers, sound technicians, and cinematographers, programmers, game developers, youtubers, computer designers, and technicians developing new tools or accessories for production.

Lectures are delivered by award-winning speakers, including Oscar winners: Natalie Portman, Juliette Binoche, Allan Starski, Neil Corbould, Ewa Puszczyńska, Zbigniew Rybczyński, Mia Bays and more.

Moreover, the equipment used during the workshops features the best technologies available on the market.

During Film Spring Open Workshop our European Dealer, WAMM Video Solutions, will conduct practical workshop on live production using Reckeen 3D virtual studio.

Visit Film Spring Open Workshop page at https://filmspringopen.eu/en/workshops/open-air/

Visit WAMM Video Solutions dedicated workshop group page at https://filmspringopen.eu/en/grupydedykowane/selfie-tv-2/

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

SMARTKEY

The newest addition to our virtual studios is a SMARTKEY functionality.

SMARTKEY is a new solution integrating chroma key function with media and graphics, in which chosen video clip or graphics is placed as a background layer.

SMARTKEY technology can be used:

  • As 4 independent Full HD, high quality chroma keys with video or graphic backgrounds.
  • As a PIP composition in LITE SMARTKEY app, that can be created using VSM Virtual Space Maker LITE Editor
  • Inside RECKEEN virtual studio

How does SMARTKEY work?

Input signals from the cameras, from up to 4 chosen video inputs in Reckeen SMARTKEY, are sent to chroma keying function. The purpose of chroma keying is to remove green or blue background, and be able to place a talent in a virtual studio. 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, instead of green or blue colour.

Additional feature includes automatic movement of background media to intensify visual dynamic of a created scene. On such background, a layer with a talent, generated by a chroma key, can be placed. In that way, we can obtain four new media streams – SMARTKEY channels (SK 1 to 4), which can be placed directly inside our Reckeen virtual studio systems space, or sent to additional SDI outputs

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.

IBC 2019 | RAI AMSTERDAM STAND 3.A26 | 13th and 17th of September 2019

Join us at IBC2019 and be a part of revolution of the future of media

IBC 2019 is coming very soon, and Reckeen’s team is extremely happy to meet you again in Amsterdam! This year you can visit us in Hall 3 at the booth 3.A26, where we will be showcasing our innovative and affordable 3D production and broadcasting systems.

We will present Reckeen 3DSPRO – the latest generation of our innovative 3D virtual TV Studios line. Reckeen 3DSPro offers a new graphic card RADEON 5700XT that allows the system to work in a 4K P60 format. The release of the newest software supporting this format is planned for the end of September 2019. Additionally, the next version of 3DSPro will support SMARTKEY functionality, which is our second launch at the IBC 2019.

SMARTKEY is a new solution integrating chroma key function with media and graphics, in which chosen video clip or graphics is placed as a background layer. We can obtain up to four new media streams, which can be placed directly inside our Reckeen virtual studio systems or sent to additional SDI outputs.

Curious what Reckeen can offer you to meet your needs?

Meet with one of our product specialists in our booth during the IBC Show, for guidance and advice.

Don’t forget to register for a complimentary IBC2019 exhibits pass using CODE 23356  

Join us at IBC2019 RAI AMSTERDAM STAND 3.A26 13th and 17th of September 2019

FlorMartz visitors at Telemundo – Expo Cine Video Television Show

Dear FlorMartz visitors at Telemundo - Expo Cine Video Television Show

It was a great pleasure to meet you at Telemundo – Expo Cine Video Television Show at the FlortMartz company stall in Expo Centre. Our RECKEEN team is thankful for your precious time and the attention.

As the CEO of RECKEEN and a creator of RECKEEN broadcasting and production system, I am thankful for the opportunity to present you with our newest product RECKEEN 3D Studio and answer all your questions about the system’s features and its advantages.

I hope that the RECKEEN’s system has satisfied your expectations regarding a modern production and broadcasting system. I also sincerely hope that we will have a long-term business affiliation that will let us keep you updated with RECKEEN innovative and creative solutions, and we will be able to make our services fit perfectly to your and your customers’ needs.

You can expect us, the RECKEEN’s team, to support you in achieving your business goals and helping you elevate your company to a new level, by offering new business and services opportunities and collaborations.

I would like to encourage You to visit our website www.reckeen.com, where you can familiarize yourself with our services, and our products such as RECKEEN 3D Studio and RECKEEN Lite. You can also find there additional and useful information, tutorials, news and instructions.

One of the services that might be of Your interest is our financial system RECKEEN RENTAL. We would like to encourage you to visit our website for more information, that is available here.

Simple Key improvement

Start stage of animation selection

We also invite you to visit us at our stall at IBC Show in Amsterdam between 13th and 17th of September 2019. We would love to see you there!

Sincerely yours,
RECKEEN’s Team and the CEO Darius Hebisz

New features in Reckeen 3D Studio the version 1.4.21650

The list of the most important new features in 1.4.21650 version of the Reckeen system along with their short description.

Advance Chroma Key improvement

The new version of the Chroma key adds new functionalities:

  • Colour picker – specific colour selection is now possible in Advance Keyer,
    Pick colour – When you click on the button Chrominance Keyer below the highlighted Mode button , a window with a key settings opens up. Now the background color is selected with a probe. Clicking on the Pick color icon or on a color bar next to the icon, opens a window of a camera preview. Then, you have to select a location with a cursor and click there. The program will automatically sample the color as the background color and present it in the color box next to the probe icon.
  • Alpha Curve parameter – additional parameter to control shape of alpha curve
    Alpha Curve – Chroma key new slider. This new function adjusts the slope of this straight line to add (or subtract) an additional range of colours to a range of non-transparent colours. That way, the range of colours, that are similar to the background colour on which the object is located, will not be cut out by the mask. Additionally, this action highlights the details of the object, i.e. hair tips or areas on the edges of the clothes.

Simple Key improvement

  • Shrink option added – same option like in Advance Key
    Edge Correction is an additional correction that improves the keying quality. The Shrink function is responsible for reducing the object’s contour by softening it.
    This is especially important for certain types of cameras, image from which can produce a white line around the object. It is possible to remove it with the Shrink function. You can also use it in the cases where keying is difficult in some places, due to the properties of the object’s edges or lighting.

Start stage of animation selection

  • User can select start stage of animation (before was always “Intro” now can be set also to “Maintain” or “Outro”)

Trigger configuration button

  • Trigger configuration button – shortcut button to trigger config.

Embedded animation selector added

  • Embedded animation selector added – sub-animation selection is possible in 3D Scene Editor (if 3D object contains embedded animations created by designer)

Sub-animation selection in Advance Animation Trigger.

  • Sub-animation selection in Advance Animation Trigger.

Wait for Trigger Function Key

  • Wait for Trigger Function Key – new command which allows waiting until user press again proper Fn, trigger button.

System buttons and dialogs internationalization

  •  System buttons and dialogs internationalization (translated to Chinese and other languages).

Basic objects (non PBR) conversion to PBR (Physical Based Rendered)

  • Basic objects (non PBR) conversion to PBR (Physical Based Rendered). Converts simple one-texture material to PBR by adding default specular map.

Issue fixed

  • Thumbnail issue fixed.

Reckeen 3D Studio receives the Gold Medal Prize for the best video product at the FILM VIDEO FOTO Show!

FILM VIDEO FOTO Show is an annual trade show for photographic, film, audio and video equipment, as well as multimedia technologies.

It is Poland’s largest and the most important international conference and expo for professionals in the field of videography and photography.

This year’s FILM VIDEO FOTO Show took place in Lodz in Poland, on the 23rd-25th of May 2019.

We are proud to confirm that Reckeen 3D Studio won Show’s prestige Award – the Gold Medal Prize in the Video category. We are very thankful to Artur Wiacek, CEO of WAMM – our General European Distributor, for presenting our product at their stand, submitting it to the competition, and for his overall support.

We are also very pleased that FILM VIDEO FOTO Show’s television, for the 2nd time in a row, chose to broadcast the talks and interviews live in the internet using our Reckeen 3D Studio.

One of the interviews has been conducted with Reckeen’s CEO, Dariusz Hebisz. We are thankful for this opportunity!

3D Reckeen software 1.4.21368

The list of the most important new features in 1.4.21368 version of the Reckeen system along with their short description.

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

Reckeen 3D Studio and 3D objects animation

  • Animations of any 3D object on a scene
    Moving animations can be added to any object. For example, a graph or a monitor can suddenly appear in a form of moving animations.
    Simple object can be animated in 3 phases (intro, maintenance, outro).
  • Embedded animation – embedded animations from imported 3D object are supported (non rigged, no bones)
  • Dedicated animation trigger

Reckeen 3D Studio controls Blackmagic Design devices via IP protocol

  • Black Magic control by TCP/IP commands – sending control commands to Black Magic devices by TCP/IP or Reckeen MVP100

New hardware support – Reckeen 3DSPRO

  • Reckeen 3D Studio PRO is supported by a very strong hardware platform on which products such as MVP-100 are based. In the first version of firmware, this new platform will extend the capabilities with such features: inputs will support 4 x 3G SDI, 2 X 12G SDI, outputs will support 4 x 3G SDI and 2 x 12G SDI, Independent Program Out will be available on the HDMI output, and the new platform also support Genlock REF in and Loop.

New hardware support – 12G SDI

  • At present Reckeen 3D Studio SDI is available in two versions – with 3G and 12G speed. Version with speed of 12G SDI allows you to record, play and upload video materials in Ultra HD quality – that means the quality is four times better than traditional HD 1080, providing video resolution of 3849 x 2160. Simultaneously, 12G SDI remains compatible with all the SDI equipment.

Full HD streaming support

  • FUllHD streaming support (YouTube)

New configuration button in AudioMixer

New configuration button in AudioMixer with:

  • audio delay control
  • dual mono
  • gain

Stability & optimization

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