Reckeen 3D system enables you to produce professional TV programs in real-time. It is a multi-channel mixer that combines 4 video sources with computer graphics and media. Each of these video sources can be preprocessed with built-in chromatic keys and then placed in a virtual 3D scene, thus creating a virtual studio or an advanced composition combining computer graphics and video.
The system allows you to work in two independent modes – Reckeen 3D and Reckeen Lite – enabling you to customize the production process to suit your needs.
Reckeen 3D Studio package contains all the necessary modules to produce 3D TV content along with all the benefits of today’s real-time generating and editing of 3D graphics. The main advantage of the 3D package is a possibility to freely operate four independent virtual cameras. You can set the camera at any angle, at any distance from the studio’s objects, all the while maintaining an appropriate positioning of the talents (presenters), that are created with four independent chromatic keys. Generating videos with the use of full 3D environment enables you to build complex, multi-stage transitions of virtual cameras (motions in the studio), that will always be fluid and unconstrained by the studio’s physical construction or the actual cameras’ technical constraints.
You can use video or static graphic elements from local sources to enrich the presented material. The system supports several file formats (like mp4, avi, jpg or png) and the files will be real-time displayed in the user-selected points of space inside the virtual studio.
With adding the 3D Studio Wizard component to the system, even the novice users, not familiar with working in full 3D environment, won’t have a problem creating an individualized 3D studio. A rich and still growing package of decoration sets, equipment, and even complete, ready-to-use studio compositions, allows users to unleash their creativity in an unlimited way, not restricted by any physical and financial capabilities. A preview system allows you to check the shots’ paths, framing, or transitions’ dynamics in real-time, without the need to generate the video material beforehand. The result will always be consistent with the release.
If, despite the rich offer of ready-made virtual 3D compositions, you still need a special composition of a highly distinctive character that will emphasize uniqueness of your production, in the 3D Studio Wizard you can import your own OBJ objects and graphics created in any 3D graphics program (such as Maya, Blender, 3D Studio Max or Cinema 4D). What’s more, it offers full support for objects and compositions created in… MS Paint 3D. The nature of the created film or TV production is solely up to you.
A virtual studio module in its LITE version complements the package. It is based on 2-dimensional graphic compositions of virtual studio elements. In LITE modules you cannot enjoy the full freedom of working in 3D environment, and you work with predefined shots. However, this mode is far simpler to master for the beginners. That’s why it’s great for learning the basics of working with RECKEEN virtual studio system, configuring real-time video signals from actual cameras, accessing local video sources, creating shot transitions and working with a switcher. Just as with the 3D module, the RECKEEN Lite system comes with pre-defined, ready-to-use sets of 2D virtual studios and with LITE version of the editor module (VSM – Virtual Space Maker). This editor allows you to modify and create your own compositions with ready-made items or the ones you created from scratch. The stand alone version can be installed on any number of computers.
Regardless of whether the video material was created in 3D Studio or studio’s LITE version, it can be broadcast by a production module backed up by a video mixer module.
The production module allows you to manage your work in both virtual studio 3D and LITE. At any moment, you can look at the preview and configure program elements, such as video content used (including choosing a new one), shots’ sequence, camera transitions, or audio control. It enables you to configure the user’s view (including the MULTIVIEWER option to view all the selected content and videos simultaneously) to best suit your production needs. What’s more, it allows you to adjust the current broadcast signal and prepare the next shot at the same time.
With the video mixer’s virtualization option, you can change the shots of the aired program without the need for additional mechanical keyboard modules, and all the features can be accessed with a mouse and a keyboard. However, if you prefer to work with an actual mixer keyboard, we recommend you the VKEY-100 keyboard to meet your needs concerning operating the RECKEEN program. When you connect a physical VKEY-100 keyboard to the system, all the operations performed on its switcher are reflected in its virtual equivalent on the monitor.
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.
All this functions (and also a few others that support the production) are supplied in ready-to-use system striving to meet its users’ high requirements, yet still available on attractive financial terms.
We invite you to familiarize yourself with capabilities of RECKEEN 3D Studio system.