Brainstorm, a manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics and virtual studio solutions, has released the production version of InfinitySet 3 and Aston 3, along with eStudio 15, the company’s core render engine and basis for the whole product range. This release represents a major update of the company’s products, headed by eStudio which now provides advanced features that assures its position as the benchmark render engine for real-time 3D broadcast graphics and virtual studios.
With Version 3, InfinitySet and Aston gain a number of features that improve the products’ capabilities to easily create high-quality content, no matter if it is for real-time graphics, virtual sets or Augmented Reality for broadcast and beyond, preparing the ground for the upcoming 4K and even 8K broadcast worlds.
InfinitySet features a virtual set toolkit, including technologies such as 3D Presenter, TeleTransporter, HandsTracking and FreeWalking, which take advantage of Brainstorm’s TrackFree technology. InfinitySet 3 now benefits from new features, many of them premiered during 2017, that improve the product’s Augmented Reality features, such as VideoGate and VideoCAVE. Especially interesting is the VideoGate feature, which allows for the seamless integration of the presenter not only in the virtual set but also inside additional content within it, so the talent in the virtual world can be tele-transported to any video with full broadcast continuity.
Another optional feature for InfinitySet is the Combined Render Engine which combines the Brainstorm eStudio render engine with the Unreal Engine from Epic Games. This allows InfinitySet 3 to control Unreal Engine’s parameters in real time to include excellently rendered and realistic background scenes. And as it is integrated with eStudio, it also allows for the inclusion of real-time graphics elements such as 3D motion graphics, stats, pie charts, etc., allowing for the creation of amazing, hyper-realistic Augmented Reality content.
Version 3 also provides enhanced integration between InfinitySet and Aston that allows InfinitySet 3 to take full advantage of the Aston graphics creation and editing toolset, so it can manage and create 2D/3D Aston motion graphics when required and all within the same application, improving the speed, accuracy and realism of the result. Therefore, the creation, management and use of Aston graphics content is enhanced, which in turn improves workflow and throughput. Furthermore, single control systems can simultaneously playout the graphics from Aston and InfinitySet alike.
“Our expertise in the broadcast and film industry during the last quarter of a century has prepared us to cope with any requirement the markets might have, regardless of the quality, bit rate or image size the most advanced broadcasters demand. Our aim, as always, is to provide our customers with the best fit for purpose products, and the latest developments and innovations in Version 3 reinforce our commitment by continuing to provide them with the highest quality content to maximise audience engagement,” said Ricardo Montesa, CEO of Brainstorm.