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Calling the shots through zlense studio

At the BES Show 2016, zLense, a specialist provider of a standalone real-time depth sensing and modelling platform to the film, broadcast and gaming industries, released ‘zLense Studio’, …


At the BES Show 2016, zLense, a specialist provider of a standalone real-time depth sensing and modelling platform to the film, broadcast and gaming industries, released ‘zLense Studio’, an innovative turnkey solution that enables the creation of 3D effects without the need for any additional special production environment. Using ‘zLense Studio’, TV studios of any size are now able to access high quality, yet affordable, cinemaquality on-air graphics capabilities for just a modest investment.

‘zLense Studio’ handles complex production techniques, applying state-of-the-art visual environments that until now were unattainable without special studio set-ups. The breakthrough solution opens the door even for small and mid-sized broadcasters to take the production values of their studio-based or OB live transmissions to a new level.

“Operating in real 3D, ‘zLense Studio’ generates a Z composite with appropriate rendering engines to enable the creation of
shots that cannot be achieved with traditional, layer keying solutions, “ said Bruno P. Gyorgy, President of zLense. “In addition, workflow becomes much simpler – the consequence of which is cost savings that create a level playing field when it comes to creating eye-catching visual effects that transform the viewing experience.”

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“This game-changing development goes beyond simply increasing the resolution of the 2D picture and is working with high
resolution 2k, 4k and beyond,” he continued. “This technology is revolutionary from both a technical and commercial perspective, delivering a much more straightforward workflow – in which virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are the same – to make 3D graphics accessible to almost every player in the broadcasting industry.”

“Now even local and community TV stations will be able to serve up augmented reality (AR), interactive simulations and
visualizations that elevate production values and usher in a new era of creativity that will delight audiences.”

The zLense platform is also able to integrate with other rendering engines, if needed, provided they are layer-based and
can support the delivery of tracking and depth (Z) information.

Putting high-quality real-time CGI into the hands of the production team, zLense’s solution required no special studio modifications to enable the augmented reality simulations and visualizations that results infographics visually exciting and totally immersive for viewers.

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