Design unique, ultra-realistic virtual studios
Get unlimited design possibilities
Maestro | Virtual Set comes with all of the tools you need to create a captivating virtual studio, which might not be possible with a conventional set. It features powerful tools for interfacing with 3D modeling software, including 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, and more. Or use VRML, COLLADA, or FBX formats to import 3D models—along with their animations, textures, and materials—and design virtual studio sets that were previously impossible to build, too complex, or just too expensive to manufacture.
Create photorealistic sets
Maestro | Virtual Set includes dynamic tools to help you make your virtual studio look incredibly real. Generate high-end real-time graphics through its powerful rendering capabilities. Enable the background to defocus as the camera zooms in—and refocus as it zooms out—with depth-of-field shaders. Plus, with real-time material shaders such as metal, glass, ceramic, and more, you can design set elements with realistic textures and reflective properties.
Do more with a single solution
In addition to its virtual studio tools, Maestro | Virtual Set includes new Xync 2.0 infrared camera tracking technology, providing highly accurate tracking to accommodate any size space. Plus, because it’s a modular solution that can be scaled to fit any size production and budget, you can dramatically change the look and feel of your studio environment on an ongoing basis, elevating production value with a cost-effective one-time investment.
Run multiple productions in real time
Powered by the Avid HDVG real-time graphics rendering platform, Maestro | Virtual Set offers unmatched rendering power that enables you to run multiple virtual sets in real time, maximizing resources while increasing revenue. In fact, new sets can be uploaded to the graphics engine quickly, so you can use an existing studio intensively.
Experience unmatched reliability
Maestro | Virtual Set delivers the utmost reliability in even the most demanding studio environments. For added peace of mind, it offers a unique bypass technology option, enabling you to switch automatically to an alternate auxiliary signal should the need arise. In addition, a redundant power supply ensures that in the event of a power failure, Maestro | Virtual Set will continue to operate, so your audience never sees an empty blue or green screen.
Cut costs substantially
By creating virtual sets, you can eliminate physical set costs, including material, construction, transportation, storage, and maintenance of the sets. In fact, additional video walls, screens, rotating platforms, and other mechanical props can all be realized virtually, saving you a substantial sum of money year to year. Without the physical wear and tear.
Control everything with one operator
Because only one operator is required to operate the virtual background and the on-air graphics, you can cut down on your operational resources considerably. Plus, Maestro | Virtual Set makes small spaces appear larger—a virtual set may be as small as 10 x 10 feet, thereby having lower related costs for lighting, air conditioning, and other incidentals, while maintaining a large studio feel.
Get powerful rendering
Maestro | Virtual Set comes with your choice of two high-performance HDVG real-time graphics rendering platforms, which both support multiple formats and include an internal video delay as part of the system. For larger studios and more complex productions, choose the HDVG4, which provides up to 16 video insertions in HD and SD formats, as well as 14 in 3G. For smaller productions, choose the HDVG+, which provides up to 8 video insertions in HD and SD formats.
Unify your camera workflow
When working in multi-camera productions, using different tracking methods for each studio camera not only requires that the camera position match the graphics output, but also requires extreme accuracy between the different tracking methods. Maestro | Virtual Set makes this easy, providing constant coverage of all studio cameras using just a few infrared surveillance cameras fixed onto your studio ceiling. All from a single controller.