Design unique, ultra-realistic virtual studios
Achieve unparalleled realism
Elevate your virtual studio productions to cinematic quality. Maestro | Virtual Set now leverages the power of Maestro | Engine 4K. This new real-time graphics rendering platform works with both Maestro | RenderEngine and Epic Games Unreal Engine, giving you the power and flexibility to present stunning virtual environments with astonishing levels of realism, depth, and detail. Because both engines can uniquely run simultaneously on a single Maestro | Engine 4K, you can render all virtual studio elements using Unreal Engine while overlaying data-driven augmented reality graphics with Maestro | RenderEngine.
Elevate production value with live video
Thanks to its tight integration with Unreal Engine 4.20, Maestro | Virtual Set now enables you to introduce live video into your virtual studios. Enhance your production and give your set more dynamic energy by incorporating an array of video inputs—including live feeds, camera feeds, and video servers—with ultra-low latency.
Produce Unreal graphics
Up the “wow” factor in all of your studio productions. Maestro | Virtual Set now supports Epic’s Unreal Engine, giving you even richer, sharper graphics capabilities than ever before. With Epic’s Unreal Editor, you can produce higher resolution, more photorealistic imagery with dynamic shadows, reflections, and lighting options. The new hybrid setup enables you to incorporate graphics seamlessly from both the Unreal Engine and Avid RenderEngine on the same platform for a significantly more efficient and pain-free workflow.
Gain efficiency with data-driven graphics
Introduce real-time, data-driven graphics, video, and other content into your virtual studio productions. Maestro | Virtual Set features a new set of tools that makes it easy to insert graphics that update automatically from a connected data source to ensure your content is relevant and always up-to-the-second accurate.
Get unlimited design possibilities
Get all of the tools you need to create a captivating virtual studio, which might not be possible with a conventional set. Maestro | Virtual Set seamlessly integrates with Maestro | Designer to generate all graphical elements and Epic’s Unreal Editor to generate virtual environments. It also interfaces with 3D modeling software, including 3ds Max, Maya, and Cinema 4D. 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.
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 Avid's high-performance HDVG4 real-time graphics rendering platform and RenderEngine software, delivering maximum graphics performance to handle today’s complex productions. It supports multiple formats, includes an internal video delay, and provides up to 16 video insertions in HD and SD formats, as well as 14 insertions in 3G.
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.
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.