The Edison ecosystem, built around Edison PRO, is a complete solution that transforms any live or online presentation into an immersive experience by using AR and virtual environments. It enhances your storytelling with real-time 3D graphics and other visual aids, while presenters are immersed in a virtual, photorealistic environment, and can easily run the presentation with clickers and other remote devices.
Users can create dazzling presentations with total ease, based on everyday presentation tools like PPT or PDF files.
Edison PRO is fully compatible with UE photorealistic scenes, which can be used as 3D backgrounds for the presentations.
The Edison ecosystem
The Edison ecosystem includes custom-built capture environments and apps like Edison eDesk and EdisonGO, a simple-to-use but powerful creation system like Edison PRO, and brings into the equation control devices (Stream Deck) and free applications like Edison OnDemand so any user can take advantage of Edison PRO’s powerful tools.
Turn any presentation into a live, virtual experience
Edison PRO is an innovative, template-based playout application that seeks to transform any live, online presentation or conference into an immersive experience through AR and virtual environments, allowing users to enhance their speech and storytelling with real-time 3D graphics and other visual aids, including immersing themselves in the presentation.
Based on Brainstorm’s 25 years of broadcast experience in virtual sets and AR, Edison PRO substantially improves the impact of any presentation. Users do not require any experience in graphics, video, image or 3D, as the starting point for their sessions is a PPT of PDF document.
Compatible with standard presentation tools
Edison PRO can import standard PPT and PDF files so the slides or pages can be displayed and controlled by the presenter by using Edison’s interface. The presentation can also be controlled using standard clicker devices, smartphones or tablets.
Easy to use and control
Running a presentation is as easy as loading a template and importing the slides. Once a template is loaded, Edison PRO can key out and insert the presenter inside the 3D Virtual Reality scene, which can be further customized.
TrackFree virtual cameras that turn your virtual set limitless
Using Brainstorm’s patented TrackFree™ technology, Edison PRO takes the video feed of your fixed camera and creates virtual camera views from it. These are flexible, independent from the live feed, and can move freely in 3D space, as pedestals or cranes do in live production environments. This feature expands the virtual environment far beyond the limits of the physical chroma set. Users can change the camera view or create a new one at any time, instantly, with just a click!
Unreal Engine compatible
Edison PRO is compatible with UE scenes, which can be used as 3D backgrounds for the presentation. This improves your presentations with the ability to use hyper realistic background scenes in real-time.
Also, the optional Edison UC (Edison Unreal Control) plugin allows for controlling and editing the UE scene’s blueprints, objects and properties directly from Edison’s own, user-friendly interface.
New advanced chroma key
Edison PRO 5 features a new chroma key with additional options, including a difference key and built-in presets that facilitate an automatic, single-click keying to start with, which can be further refined.
New Starlight Virtual Lights & Shadows
Starlight allows for easily applying several virtual shadows to the keyed actor, to simulate multiple light sources in the virtual set. The number of lights, its position, intensity, rotation and direction can be configured.
New Actor Chase
Allows the virtual camera to automatically follow the actor, by making him/her a point of interest, while he/she moves around the set.
New NDI Ident
Identifies an input source as NDI, so it can be directly identified and selected at any time, which is perfect for Teams/Zoom setups.
Allows for a quick start of Edison with a simple template to work with, not requiring loading a specific template.
Actor Fill Color
Actors can be graded (color, contrast, brightness) to easily match their color temperature with that of the scene they are in.
Nvidia Broadcast Compatibility
Edison is now compatible with NVIDIA Broadcast so it can take advantage of its features of virtual webcam, effects, audio, etc.
New pointer feature allows to draw directly in 3D space at the point of interest, and not just as an overlay in the frame.
EdisonGO, a camera tracking app in your smartphone
EdisonGO is a straight-forward, simple-to-use smartphone application that seeks to revolutionize and simplify camera tracking in non-professional and live environments.
EdisonGO can capture a live scene using an iPhone or iPad Pro and uses their LIDAR to add tracking to the video signal, so it can capture the information of the camera movement. The video and tracking information is then sent to Edison via NDI to include in-context AR content in real time, so any kind of slide, video, image or 3D objects can be seamlessly inserted in the scene.
Edison OnDemand, a web-based app for your presentations
Edison OnDemand is a free application that runs in a web browser, allowing users to instantly create a presentation just by connecting to a remote Edison PRO, select an existing background, add your slides, and use the remote machine to run the presentation. So, users without any knowledge of Edison can create amazing presentations at anytime.
Dazzling live AR presentations in just two steps
1. Load a template
2. Insert your PPT/PDF presentation
Edison PRO can import standard PPT and PDF files so the slides or pages can be displayed and controlled by the presenter by using Edison’s interface or a clicking device.
Customize your presentation adding new assets
Once the template scene is loaded, users can customize it at will, changing the displays, furniture, backgrounds and adding elements like pointers or even interactive templates for quizzes and polls.
Users can also import any material they may require, like images, videos or 3D objects, regardless they have been custom-built for a presentation or downloaded from available libraries or stock image pages.
Turnkey solution for immediate, high-quality results
Based on 30 years of the broadcast experience of Brainstorm in virtual sets and AR, Edison PRO substantially improves the quality and impact of your presentations without requiring specific knowledge in 3D, virtual studios or video.
Edison PRO is a standalone workstation that includes a future-proof hardware to ensure the ease of operation, compatibility and performance. Installation, training and support are online and straight-forward, ensuring a rock-solid operation even in highly demanding, live production environments.
To further facilitate Edison’s setup and operation, Brainstorm introduces Edison eDesk, a purpose-built, high-quality furniture desk that provides users with a complete, ready-to-use environment to start using Edison. The Edison eDesk has a pre-built space for the Edison PRO workstation, monitor, LED lights and camera support, providing a fully functional setup for creating or presenting with Edison. The portable chroma set, made of high-quality fabric, is prepared to facilitate the keying of the presenter, and can be used with the talent seated or standing in front of the setup.
Edison eDesk includes a pre-built space for a Stream Deck control device so the user cancontrol the presentation directly with this device. The LED lights and camera are also pre-positioned to provide accurate focus and illumination.