Features

Design unique, ultra-realistic virtual studios

Get unmatched real-time rendering power—just added

Maestro | Virtual Set is now powered by the Maestro | Engine 4K graphics rendering platform, which supports a hybrid architecture. This enables you to incorporate graphics from Unreal Engine and Avid RenderEngine and run multiple virtual sets and additional graphics in real time on the same rendering platform, providing maximum efficiency and a pain-free workflow.

Gain better performance

Get faster mesh drawing, improved system performance, and cut cook times by 60% to better handle complex graphic elements when using the latest Unreal Engine release. Plus, gain improved performance in Linux and Vulkan environments.

Produce Unreal graphics

Up the “wow” factor in all of your studio productions. Maestro | Virtual Set supports Epic’s Unreal Engine, giving you even richer, sharper graphics capabilities than ever before. With Epic’s Unreal Editor, you can produce and render photorealistic, 3D cinema-quality imagery, animation, and video at higher resolution, with dynamic shadows, reflections, and lighting options.

Keep viewers informed with data-driven graphics

Easily insert real-time, data-driven graphics, video, and other content into your virtual studio productions. Maestro | Virtual Set makes it easy to insert Maestro | Designer-created graphics that update automatically from a connected data source, ensuring your content is relevant and always up-to-the-second accurate.

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 unlimited design possibilities

Easily design photorealistic virtual studios that would be too complex or too expensive to build. Maestro | Virtual Set seamlessly integrates with Maestro | Designer and Epic’s Unreal Editor, enabling you to quickly create, generate, and change out set environments to match your story. It also interfaces with 3D modeling software, including 3ds Max, Maya, and Cinema 4D, and supports VRML, COLLADA, and FBX formats to import 3D models—along with their animations, textures, and materials.

Render multiple productions in real time

Maestro | Virtual Set with Maestro | Engine 4K delivers unmatched rendering power that enables you to run multiple virtual sets in real time, maximizing resources while increasing revenue. It supports multiple formats, includes an internal video delay, and provides up to 16 video insertions in HD or up to 8 insertions in 3G.

Get highly accurate camera tracking

Work with your favorite tracking systems

Maestro | Virtual Set supports a wide variety of third-party camera tracking solutions, enabling you to choose a system that best suits your production needs, whether a virtual studio, outdoor production, or augmented reality.

Track every move with precision

Maestro | Virtual Set provides tight integration with your choice of tracking system, giving you the unmatched performance and accuracy you need for live production within a virtual or conventional studio—even with multicamera productions.

Work with your existing studio cameras

With support for a wide variety of broadcast cameras, lenses, and tripods—including pedestal, dolly, handheld, steady-cam, and crane-mounted cameras—you can integrate multiple cameras into your production, giving you great flexibility—and freedom of movement—within your environment.

Track in real time

Maestro Tracker processes all tracking information from all camera parameters, analyzes the data, and feeds it directly to your virtual production—all in real time—for the most fluid motion and accuracy.

Create flyby camera movement

Cut between cameras dynamically and seamlessly with supported trackless capabilities, enabling you to animate movement between multiple cameras in a scene—in addition to the tracked scene—to create fly movement effects.

Further enrich your virtual set

Present content in creative ways

Pair Maestro | Virtual Set with Maestro | AR augmented reality tools and you can produce, insert, and control 3D virtual objects in any virtual or real-world studio environment. Map graphics and video onto any object in your scene, whether you’re broadcasting from inside a studio or outdoors. Import 3D objects into a scene to add more visual interest. Even dress up your studio with unique set pieces and displays to complement a program or theme.

Display high-res video wall content

You can combine Maestro | Virtual Set with Maestro | PowerWall to add even more visual excitement to your set. This pairing enables you to add 3D real-time graphics, video, augmented reality content, images, visual effects, and live data feeds across multiple high-resolution video displays in your virtual studio.

Get a fully integrated workflow

Maestro | Virtual Set relies on Maestro | News and Maestro | TX controllers to manage the production process. Maestro | News offers immediate access to external databases, embedded preview windows, and playlists, supporting last-minute changes. Maestro | Branding enables you to introduce non-sequential logic and rules to graphics and interactivity with its flexible controller. Maestro | Virtual Set also seamlessly integrates with major newsroom and automation systems, including MediaCentral | Newsroom Management, iNEWS, ENPS, OCTOPUS, Dalet, and Control Air.

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