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!

PERFECT BROADCASTING SOLUTION FOR MODERN LIVE TV PRODUCERS

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 a virtual 3D studio – we invite you to a world of new possibilities. With our solution your video 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 video 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 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

The Reckeen 3D Studio system is equipped with 4 V/C channels, that is Virtual Cameras.Each V/C group is displayed on the screen in the form of up to 15 images showing respective virtual camera shots.  You can specify camera shots during a studio file design. Shots, on the other hand, are specific positions of a cameraman in the studio They can be defined for each V/C camera and its cameraman – separately. There are 3 ways to navigate between camera positions in the virtual studio: Cut, Linear or Curved.

SIGNAL SOURCES

The fundamental part of studio configuration is a selection of a source. Usually, a studio project allows you to place there 4 input signals that are set on the mixer in an additionally opened panel. In a studio design, the first two of them, are almost always images of presenters (Talents), from CAM 1 to CAM 4 sources. A keying filter is applied to these sources. The third and fourth signal source may be a film or a still image. They are usually displayed on virtual screens that are a part of studio scenography. Everything depends on the project.

AUDIO

The RECKEEN 3D Studio system comes with a sound mixer that allows you to adjust sound levels for each of the available inputs, both physical (camera inputs, microphone, line-in) and virtual (media, sound). You can also control system outputs that allow you, among others, to record the broadcasted program’s sound on the disc or to select a source for listening on your headphones output.
The ‚Follow’ function is very useful in the production process as it automatically synchronizes audio sources with a broadcasted video content – both from physical and virtual inputs.

MEDIA TRAY

Media tray is used for adding the media and managing the shortcuts to media source files. Shortcuts to the media files should be located in the appropriate tabs of the media tray. This will facilitate usage of the media during the program production, as opening files on a regular basis requires multiple clicks and there may not be enough time for that while operating on the air.

NDI®

NDI, that is Network Device Interface. It is a standard that enables network communication by sending and receiving high quality and low-delay audio and video signal. 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. Such a foundation makes reliable operation in a live production environment possible. The Reckeen
system allows you to broadcast a stream from PROGRAM channel to the network.

CONNECT UP TO 4 INDEPENDENT CAMERAS

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 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 SIGNALS’ KEYING OPTIONS

RECKEEN 3D Studio system allows you to place in your 3D space up to four independent signals from real cameras connected via HDMI or SDI. Each of these signals can be keyed with independent user-defined chromatic keys (upstream keys). You have the choice of three keying modes:

CHROMA KEY

UPSTREAM KEY

allows you to accurately configure the key’s properties, starting with a background color choice, through configuration of the key’s operation tolerance and ending with light correction and color balance for the keyed signal.

SIMPLE CHROMA KEY

SIMPLE UPSTREAM KEY

a simplified mode, generating most of the key’s settings automatically, on the basis of algorithms analyzing the loaded image.

LUMA KEY

LUMA UPSTREAM KEY

based on the levels of signal’s luminance readings. As in the case of chroma key mode, this mode includes extensive panel of key’s configuration options, from white balance, through cut-off levels, to post-production effects.

3D STUDIO WIZARD

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.  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!

WORD EDITOR

For even further convenience, we give you over 50 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

The following types of lights are available in the virtual studio: Ambient, Directional, Point and Spot. You can modify their parameters, turn them on and off, change their color, direction, 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

The RECKEEN 3D system’s engine renders shadows in real time from 3D lamps’ parameters  by using a dedicated algorithm. You can enable or disable shadows generation function for each piece of studio’s equipment. This also applies to the form of talent / presenter. With this feature, you can achieve a whole new level of realistic reproduction of the real world in a 3D scene.

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 and are generated not only from static objects, but also from screens displaying, for example, a video clip or from a talent moving around the studio.

ANIMATIONS

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.

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. 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

Multiviewer located in the production module allows you to efficiently manage your work in a virtual 3D studio.  Preview window allows you to prepare, view and control the material before it being aired, whereas Program window shows the output signal that’s being broadcasted. Both of the windows can be managed interchangeably, and the aired content can be managed and edited instantly, because there is no extra time needed for rendering. Moreover, Multiviewer displays all of the camera, media and text inputs for an easy and clear management during production.

DSK (downstream key)

No broadcasted program can do without graphics and boards with captions. Graphics and boards are placed on the main signal as overlays. Customarily, this type of overlays are called DSK (downstream key). RECKEEN LITE system allows you to add up to two DSK signals simultaneously. Any virtual player can be a signal source for DSK, which makes it possible to use any media available in production application. Typically, boards with text, static graphics or short computer animations are placed on DSK layers. For their preparation, movie and image formats should be used. They must also have a definition of transparency, the alpha channel. RECKEEN LITE system has its own text boards editor, which makes it really easy to prepare captions for future use on DSK layers.

CONFIGURABLE TRIGGERS

To facilitate your work, you can combine several functions creating a command sequence that can be programmed to be executed by one of the Trigger banks. A Trigger bank can be set off automatically with a single button. The functions are then triggered one after the other, creating interesting sequences. A classic use of Triggers is displaying content (pictures, videos) automatically at a specific time in the PROGRAM output. For example: setting Media as a source, introduction as DSK, its positioning, scale and rotation, going on the air at a certain time to PROGRAM and going off the air. Therefore, a Trigger is a programmed sequence of functions set off with a single button.

There are 10 Trigger banks assigned to F1 to F10 function keys in the Reckeen 3D system.

STREAMING

Live video streaming from your system is becoming the next big thing in social media. In the production module, you can find the ready-made streaming profiles for Facebook, YouTube, NicoNico and Ustream, as well as ones to be freely programmed.