SmartSet is a cost-effective, template-based playout solution designed for smaller and local TV stations, which provides them with advanced virtual set and augmented reality applications even if they do not have the resources to create their own programs. It is a response to a demand from creative industry SMEs in the broadcast media sector to provide an advanced, cost effective virtual studio solution which will increase their competitiveness in the market.
SmartSet democratises the augmented reality and virtual set operation because of using pre-defined templates (news, weather, talkshows, documentaries, magazines…). Small and local TV station can then provide great looking programs even if they do not have access to the resources to create their own applications.
In corporate environments, special events, presentations or shareholders’ meetings, can provide state-of-the-art real-time 3D graphics using pre-defined or purposed-built templates. This simplifies event setup, provides a consistent corporate image and allows for advanced features such as real-time augmented reality object interaction, remote placement of speakers or animated data-driven graphics.
SmartSet is a simple, easy-to-use application that provides customization and on-air playout of virtual set and augmented reality predefined templates
Allows for hassle-free operation for broadcast and non-broadcast environments.
Templates can be purchased online from the Brainstorm Store or designed specifically for a given program, event or customer.
SmartSet is a cost-effective system that allows smaller broadcasters to deliver great looking programs created by using pre-defined templates. As templates are developed using Brainstorm applications, they are not only powerful but also provide a high quality output.
The template defines which elements are editable and to what extent, allowing for simple operation, making the system as smart as the template allows for. Available templates cover a range of possibilities, from News to Weather, Entertainment and many other.
SmartSet templates can be acquired online or designed specifically for a program, event or customer, allowing for feature customisation and hassle-free operation for broadcast and non-broadcast environments. The templates are available for online purchasing at the Brainstorm Store. The SmartSet templates will ONLY work on a Brainstorm SmartSet system with a valid license.
SmartSet provides state-of-the-art real-time 3D motion graphics using pre-defined or purposed-built templates for the company or event. This simplifies the setup for these events, providing a consistent corporate image while allowing for the implementation of advanced features such as real-time augmented reality object interaction, remote placement of speakers or animated data-driven graphics.
SmartSet system diagrams
SmartSet connections diagram
SmartSet virtual set components
Setting up your SmartSet system
A virtual studio for SmartSet requires a number of peripherals to achieve the desired results. Of course, a chroma screen is essential, but we will also need cameras, studio lights, microphones, audio mixers, audio embedders, audio delays and video mixers/recorders to provide a final signal.
If your installations don’t have some of these or if you want to start a new studio, there are a number of vendors which provide the necessary equipment, but for your convenience our resellers should be able to help with this setup. SmartSet can be purchased directly from Brainstorm or via any authorised Brainstorm reseller of your area. Pictures below are for reference only.
Video recorder or studio mixer
The template defines which elements are editable and to what extent, allowing for simple and hassle-free operation, even while on-air operation, making the system as smart as the template allows for.
Augmented Reality made easy
Because of using predefined templates, SmartSet democratises augmented reality and virtual set operation with advanced features such as real-time augmented reality object interaction, remote placement of speakers or animated data-driven graphics.
SmartSet is delivered as a complete, turnkey system ready to use, fully and immediately integrable in any workflow. Using standard broadcast plus complete IT connectivity, it is prepared to work at its best since day one.
SmartSet application with active license. The system includes the SmartTraveller template license.
SmartSet recommended configuration
Workstation HP Z440
- Windows 10
- CPU ES-1620v3
- NVIDIA® GTX980 Graphics card
- 250GB SSD hard drive
- 8 GB (4×2) DDR4 RAM
- Blackmagic Video input. Decklink SDI 4K (1 card for intput, 1 card for output)
The above table of recommendations is orientative only and showcases standard certified configurations for Brainstorm products. While customers may attempt to use their own workstations for operating Brainstorm’s software, as we are flexible as far as hardware is concerned, it is advisable that our quality department certifies them first. Failure to follow this procedure may result in the software not working properly. Brainstorm does not take responsibility for system failures caused by the usage of uncertified workstations.
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