Augmented Reality Graphics, TeleTransporter and the brand new Hand Tracking feature were the highlights of the show
Brainstorm Multimedia, leading manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics and virtual studio solutions, featured a 24 foot wide virtual studio theater in last month’s NAB exhibition to showcase a revolutionary virtual presentation called From Leonardo to Ricardo, which is an amazing visual history of virtual technology from its origins in the 15th century to the present day. With a theater presentation that exceeded NAB 2015’s demo which has now been viewed nearly 40K times, the veteran Spanish company showcased the latest features of Brainstorm’s
Infinity Set virtual set application enhanced by graphics and other content created by the Aston 3D. The TrackFree Technology, which is unique to Brainstorm and which offers tracking capabilities without any external hardware required, was the main highlight of the demo.
Infinity Set’s Hand Tracking feature is the new addition to TrackFree’s capabilities. This feature enables presenters to trigger animations and graphics with the simple movement of their hands. Another feature that was explained in the demo is the TeleTransporter, Brainstorm’s revolutionary ‘virtual traveler’ feature that already made a big splash during last year’s NAB show. This time, the TeleTransporter was used to insert the live talent inside a basketball court, complete with 3D graphics to display match results; a whole new level of technology and realism as far as Augmented Reality is concerned.
Another new feature of Infinity Set 2.0 is Volumetric Illumination. Thanks to TrackFree’s ability to turn the talent into a 3D object, Infinity Set users can now cast lighting over the talent with unmatched realism and which further enhances the creative possibilities provided by Infinity Set. Operators will no longer have to rely solely on real lighting, and therefore will be able to integrate the talent into the virtual world at a level of realism and in a manner no other manufacturer in the market can match – again, with no need for external tracking systems.
The 3D Presenter is another unique TrackFree-based feature that generates a true 3D representation of the live presenter. This enables him or her to cast virtual shadows and reflections over other real and 3D objects within the virtual environment, greatly enhancing the realism of the program content.
In short, what Brainstorm aims to do is to change the rules of the game by offering the versatility of tracking environments but without the complexity and at the much lower cost of a trackless solution.