Brainstorm to show advanced rendering and graphics at IBC
Brainstorm, leading manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics, augmented reality and virtual studio solutions, will be at IBC 2019 (stand 7-C19) showing the latest developments of its complete product range, featuring solutions for motion graphics, virtual sets and augmented reality for a variety of applications such as news, sports, entertainment, elections and presentations. In its 25th anniversary year, the company will highlight new developments focused on delivering the best rendering quality, including real-time ray tracing with NVIDIA RTX GPUs, and advanced graphics creation and workflows.
InfinitySet, Brainstorm’s virtual set and augmented reality solution, will showcase its latest version 3.1, introduced at NAB, which includes new powerful features like real-time ray tracing, Unreal Engine 4.22 compatibility, HDR I/O, PBR, new effects and new 360-degree output, to mention just a few. InfinitySet will be the star of the show powering the main demo, which will display advanced, photorealistic augmented and mixed reality content in a highly visually engaging presentation, which will count with the collaboration of Trackmen, providing the optical camera tracking, and Panasonic, which provides the Varicam LT and AW-UE150 PTZF cameras used in the demonstration.
InfinitySet performs at its best within complex broadcast environments, being capable of working as a hub for a number of technologies and hardware required for virtual set and augmented reality operation, such as hardware chroma keyers, tracking devices, cameras, mixers and many other. In addition, InfinitySet transcends the real-time broadcast boundaries by entering the series and film market becoming the de-facto standard for real-time photorealistic virtual production and high-end content pre-visualization. Last, but not least, InfinitySet will demonstrate a new module to enhance presentations by creating advanced AR content using material from any presentation tool, such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Adobe PDF, and including keyed talents.
Aston, Brainstorm’s motion graphics creation, CG and playout solution, will also showcase version 3.1, which introduces Aston2D, a dedicated version that brings the power and heritage of Aston to dedicated 2D-only requirements. Aston 2D does not reduce Aston’s versatility and functionality but provides all the power and capabilities of the Aston but in a two-dimensional world, and in a much more affordable format. And reinforcing Brainstorm’s OEM facet, Aston will be the core engine of the new generation of Dalet CubeNG.
The graphics workflow at IBC will be completed with Neuron, Brainstorm’s broadcast graphics management solution, and AstonElections, the template-based elections and business graphics application. In addition, Brainstorm will also be showing its solutions for weather applications (AstonWeather) and interactive Sports analysis (Tactica). Brainstorm will also be present at the AR area of the Panasonic stand, showcasing a bundle with the AW-UE150 PTZF camera, and external tracking data handling with Blacktrax.
According to Ricardo Montesa, Brainstorm’s CEO and founder, “In our 25th anniversary year, Brainstorm wants to highlight how a company focused on innovation can continue to excel year after year in the dynamic and ever evolving broadcast market. So, continuing with our commitment to innovation, we will be showcasing amazing new solutions, products, features and workflows, along with partnerships with other manufacturers like FOR-A, Dalet or Panasonic, which will enhance our mutual operations.”