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InfinitySet

The most advanced virtual set solution

Forget all you know about Virtual Studios. Anything can be accomplished with InfinitySet, from simple virtual sets with fixed cameras to advanced and complex productions involving tracked cameras, external feeds with embedded tracking data and data driven graphics interacting in real-time with the set and the talents. InfinitySet’s advanced technologies are also user-friendly, providing the best tool to create amazing programs that engage viewers.

InfinitySet is the all-in-one virtual set and real-time 3D graphics solution, not just for showcasing a number of extremely advanced technologies, but also for the flexibility this solution gives to operators and producers alike. Brainstorm’s award-winning InfinitySet dramatically enhances production value to capture and retain new and larger audiences, while greatly reducing production costs and opening up new sources of revenue.

Why InfinitySet

InfinitySet is the most advanced virtual set solution thanks to the patented TrackFree technology.


With advanced compositing features, it allows to create fully realistic real-time 3D scenes with elements that  behave like those of the real world.


InfinitySet is a complete real-time 3D Graphics tool, as it can embed all the power of Aston within the virtual set environment.

New on InfinitySet 3

Brainstorm’s experience of nearly 25 years in producing advanced 3D graphics and virtual sets is concentrated in InfinitySet, which provides state-of-the-art Augmented Reality features used daily by broadcasters all over the world to create astonishing shows using virtual sets and graphics.

Along with enhanced integration with Aston, InfinitySet 3 provides a wide range of new features such as remote control of external light panels, which allowed to change the lighting conditions of the real set to match those of the virtual set, adding further realism to the content generated by the system, using the Brainstorm Combined Render Engine with Epic Game’s Unreal Engine. InfinitySet also demonstrated real-time DMX control over external chroma keyers, which is also essential when light conditions change, and therefore better adjusts the chroma keyed characters.

Combined Render Engine

InfinitySet features Brainstorm’s Combined Render Engine, which provides with the best of both worlds, the high-quality scene rendering of Epic Games’ Unreal Engine with the advanced graphics, typography and external data management of the eStudio render engine.

Virtual Shadows and Defocus

Thanks to the TrackFree technology, InfinitySet can create virtual shadows along with the real shadows extracted from the chroma keyer, and apply then to virtual surfaces. InfinitySet can also adjust the focus and depth of field of a scene, even within the Combined Render Engine.

Dynamic Light Control

InfinitySet InfinitySet can remotely control and adjust in real-time external light panels and external Chrome Keyer settings, allowing for changing the lighting conditions of the real set to match those of the virtual set, adding further realism and accuracy to the content.

TrackFree Camera Dettaching

Set space restrictions are no longer a problem, because, regardless the camera we are shooting is fixed, manned, tracked or robotyzed, InfinitySet can seamlessly detach the camera feed while maintaining the correct position and perspective of the talent within the virtual scene.

Augmented Reality and Broadcast Graphics

Broadcast graphics have specific requirements that are far beyond from what a Game Engine can do.

With the Combined Render Engine Brainstorm makes both engines work together, so adding Aston graphics as Augmented Reality objects as required within the scene is simple and straight forward.

Also, broadcast graphics workflows require external database connections, statistics, tickers, social media, lower-thirds, such a variety of graphics that are alien to the Game Engine framework but are essential for broadcast operation.

TrackFree

TrackFree is a patented camera-tracking independent technology that provides just what its name claims: the total freedom for operators to use any tracking system, trackless or fixed cameras, or a combination of these at the same time.

Allows for combined Chroma Keying, even within the same production:

  • Internal chroma key software
  • External chroma key hardware
  • Combination of both

TrackFree advanced features:

  • TeleTransporter
  • 3D Presenter
  • HandsTracking
  • FreeWalking

Enhanced internal Chroma keyer

InfinitySet features an advanced internal, resolution independent Chroma Keyer, supporting controls for main key, spill correction, detail recovering and colour correction.

InfinitySet automatically creates an secondary key for feet tracking, independent from the main one. This key permits the calculation of the talent’s feet position for the FreeWalking feature and for creating virtual shadows and reflections.

TeleTransporter

This feature seamlessly combines 3D virtual sets with real characters and live or pre-recorded video feeds, all moving accordingly with precise matching of perspective, color, shadows, reflections or focus.

InfinitySet allows the incorporation of external post-production tracking hardware and software data along with real-time tracking data, combining both with any object or set on the scene. Also, external tracking data coming from real cameras or third-party tracking software can be included as metadata in live feeds or pre-recorded videos, and immediately be transferred and applied to the virtual camera’s parameters.

3D Presenter

Volumetric lighting for selective illumination and colour correction

Converts the talent into a 3D object, achieved by generating a true 3D representation of the talent from a video feed. The presenter becomes an actual 3D object embedded within the virtual set. 3D Presenter features:

  • Casts real shadows and reflections of the talent from virtual lights over virtual and real objects.
  • Allows for interaction of the talent with 3D elements in the virtual set.
  • Adds volumetric lighting for selective illumination and colour correction of the talent, the lights interact in a realistic manner with the talent’s 3D volume.

Casting of real shadows and reflections of the talent

FreeWalking

Enables talents to move freely around the green screen theatre matching their movements within the 3D space. Presenters are allowed to move forward, backwards and sideways with precise perspective matcking even though the real camera is in a fixed position.

HandsTracking

Allows the triggering of events and animations just with the simple movement of the bare hands.

HandsTracking brings gestures to life, so presenters can trigger animations, graphics or data with a simple movement of the hands and without the need for any additional costly and complex tracking devices.

Advanced TrackFree features

InfinitySet 3 includes a number of advanced features which improve the realism of the final composition, while allow for the seamless integration between virtual and real content.

VideoGate

Thanks to VideoGate, a presenter in the virtual set can walk into a virtual screen, into the featured news, and be part of the video itself with full realism regardless it is shown full screen or as part of the set.

The talent enters and exits the video with full precise and accurately matched perspective, and once inside the clip it behaves correctly in terms of spatial reference and with the inclusion of realistic shadows, defocus etc.

Real Set Virtualization

InfinitySet can use real, live or pre-recorded footage to use it as the background for the chroma keyed talent. The original stage can be recorded in pre-determined shots, and the chroma keyed talent that is recorded in a remote station can then use the original studio’s shots, including its tracking data if available, to be tele-transported to that set, therefore seeming they are placed physically on that set.

This functionality allows a remote talent to enter any stage at any time, while seamlessly mixing real and virtual elements.

VideoCAVE

Brainstorm’s VideoCAVE feature is a Mixed Reality application which uses monitors on a real set to behave as a CAVE multiple window, with virtual elements coming in from the virtual windows to the real scene as seen from the tracked broadcast camera.

The CAVE concept is the acronym of “Cave Automatic Virtual Environment”, and is related to a multiple virtual window, an immersive virtual reality environment where projections are directed to a cube or room space.

Selective defocus and bokeh

InfinitySet can even match the depth-of-field of the presenter with that of the scene.

Using the real camera’s parameters, InfinitySet is able to create a selective defocus and bokeh effects on the virtual scene adding an even more realistic effect to the final rendered composition.

 

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality requires the interaction between sets, talents and virtual objects, often created out of external data sources. These in-context data driven objects allow for visually engaging and better explained representations of the data.

The combination of InfinitySet features makes Live projection mapping a straight forward application.

Advanced rendering: PBR and Unreal Engine

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Motion graphics

As much Augmented Reality content requires advanced graphics features to guarantee the accuracy and realism of the result, InfinitySet includes graphics editing and creation features of Aston, so it can edit, manage and create 2D/3D motion graphics.

Also, Aston compositions, can be included, controlled and edited within InfinitySet allowing for the creation of great quality programs with enhanced information.

  • Integrates Aston projects within the virtual set environment
  • Imports 3D files into the virtual set:
    • .fbx, .obj, .dae, .3ds…

InfinitySet motion graphics

Software Mixer

InfinitySet features a software-based Production Mixer Mode for enhanced production functionality such as full control of all the virtual cameras, with non-linear transitions such as Cut-Fade-Wipes and Flies between 3D cameras, plus controlling actions and objects.

Virtual Set Camera Controller

InfinitySet is fully compatible with Brainstorm’s Virtual Camera Controller, an external hardware that controls the Production Mixer Mode.

This hardware, also used by other Brainstorm solutions, is designed to further enhance the live production capabilities of  InfinitySet, allowing full control of cameras, transitions, actions and objects.

Turnkey system

InfinitySet is delivered as a complete, turnkey system ready to use, fully and immediately integrable in any broadcaster’s workflow. Using standard broadcast plus complete IT connectivity, all Brainstorm products are prepared to work at its best since day one.

Licenses

Infinity Set +Track

  • This license is ideal for high-spec requirements as it includes enhanced TrackFree Technology, –TeleTransporter, 3D Presenter and HandTracking– and it is able to work with tracking devices.

Infinity Set

  • This other license is meant for mid-range studios. It also features TrackFree Technology, but only includes 3D Presenter and HandTracking. 

Hardware Recommendations

General recommendations

HDD 500GB (OS)
SSD 256GB (DATA)
HP Serial Port Adapter Kit
HP USB 1000dpi Laser Mouse

Tier definitions

Low 1 input, 1 output(fill)
Medium 4 input, 1 output (fill) (3 input fill/key)
High 4 or more inputs, at least 1 output (fill)
4K30p 2 input, 1 output (fill) (6G)
4K60p 1 input, 1 output (fill) (3G 4 quadrants)
Laptop 1 input, 1 output (fill/key) (no 720p)

Infinity 3.0 recommendations

Tier Model CPU GPU RAM SDI Level
Low z4 W2103 GTX1070 + HP Z4 Fan and Front Card Guide Kit 16GB 2 x BM Decklink 4K B
*Medium z4 W-2135 P5000 32GB Corvid 88 C
High z4 W-2145 P6000 32GB Corvid 88 C
4K30p z4 W-2145 P6000 32GB BM Decklink SDI 4K + BM Deklink 4K Extreme C
4K60p z4 W-2145 P6000 32GB Corvid 88 C
Ultra z8 W-2145 P6000 32GB Corvid 88 C
Laptop zbook 17 G3 i7-6700MQ M5000M 16GB Blackmagic ultrastudio 4K (Apple TB3 Adapter) B

Infinity 2.0 recommendations

Tier Model CPU GPU RAM SDI Level
Low z440 E5-1620v4 GTX970 + HP Z4 Fan and Front Card Guide Kit 8GB DeckLink 8K Pro C
Medium z640 E5-1650v4 P5000 16GB (4×4) KONA 4 B
High z640 E5-1650v4 P6000 16GB(4×4) Corvid 88 A
4K30p z640 E5-1660v4 P6000 32GB(4×8) BM Decklink SDI 4K + BM Deklink 4K Extreme B
4K60p z640 E5-1660v4 P6000 32GB(4×8) Corvid 88 B
Ultra z840 E5-2643v4 P6000 32GB(4×8) Corvid 88 B
Laptop zbook 17 G3 i7-6700MQ M5000M 16GB Blackmagic ultrastudio 4K (Apple TB3 Adapter) B

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