Brainstorm, a specialist company dedicated to providing industry-leading real-time 3D graphics and virtual set solutions, and FOX Brazil, the Brazilian 24-hour subscription Sports channel, have used the InfinitySet’s TeleTransport feature to provide new, innovative and creative ways for the coverage of the Copa Libertadores for the semi-finals and final.
The TeleTransporter technology, exclusive to Brainstorm, 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. This technology also allowed the presenter to be virtually sent from the broadcaster’s central studios to the football field, so the audience saw him giving an on-site report, while he was physically at the Fox headquarters.
InfinitySet’s TeleTransporter allows the real-time matching of the camera tracking and perspective of both sites, that of the studio where the chroma keyed sports presenter is, and the one from the remote location’s live feed where the presenter is going to be placed. InfinitySet also allows the inclusion of virtual shadows, color correction and other elements to improve the realism of the final scene. Additionally, Fox Brazil extensively used Augmented Reality on set, with full perspective and accuracy, showing different 3D elements including the football clubs’ badges and also social media content and other graphics.
According to Luis Santos, Head of Engineering and Operations, Fox Sports, “Fox is proud of being an innovative and creative channel, and this coverage of the Copa Libertadores proves once again our commitment with the most advanced technology. That is why we have chosen Brainstorm’s InfinitySet advanced TeleTransporter features to enhance our live shows getting the best of our resources at any time”.
“We are absolutely pleased with the results obtained by FOX using our technology, which really provides new ways to tell a story with greater flexibility. To achieve this, Brainstorm also counted with the support from EXEC TEchnology, the company’s appointed reseller for Brazil” says Borja Chirivella, Regional Sales Director for Brainstorm.