Monarch Virticast™ 3DE is a complete trackless Virtual Studio System. The simplicity of the system belies in its power to deliver sparkling and sophisticated On Air presentations for various genres of programming; be it News, Talk Shows, Entertainment Show, Kids Show, Education Shows, Game Shows and a myriad of other applications.
Monarch Virticast™ 3DE is fully equipped with advanced tools to unleash the producer's creativity and deliver superior content. With a simple set-up and an intuitive user interface, it is an extremely powerful and versatile tool in the hands of operator.
Monarch Virticast™ 3DE enhances the production and helps deliver a sophisticated look to the programming. It enables the producer to perform various virtual motions from a static camera. The producer can create the illusion of multiple camera setups with just one stationary camera.
Monarch Virticast™ 3DE enables production in minimal studio space and yet delivers a perception of a grand studio to the viewers. The solution uses virtual sets. This completely eliminates the need of physical set and its construction cost. The producer can produce multiple programs in the same studio and ensure optimum use of the studio. The broadcasters can have multiple set options for production, delivering fresh look to the programming.
Monarch Virticast™ 3DE system supports up to 5 live video inputs in SD format or 4 live video inputs in HD format in PAL color standard. It supports High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) resolution simultaneously in a single system depending on the model of the product.
Monarch Virticast™ 3DE has the capability to simultaneously Chroma key all the incoming live video inputs (5 in SD and 4 in HD format) display them on air on the single output screen.
Monarch Virticast™ 3DE has the advanced Chroma key algorithm. Better spill correction of blue or green color is the added feature which removes the spill from the green or blue surroundings. Correction matte and Garbage matte are unique features which help to achieve better chroma results even with unevenly lit backgrounds. The post key color correction is another feature which helps to match the lighting condition of background and get the more harmonious color tone of the anchor and background.
In a traditional system, graphics coming from external CG is overlaid on the program output and does not move with the movement of the virtual camera angles.
Monarch® Virticast™ 3DE not only provides this function to overlay graphics but also it provides the function to integrate the graphics from CG system as integral part of the virtual set. In this function the graphics coming from the CG system becomes the part of the virtual set and it also moves along with the movement of the virtual camera angles.
This feature is very useful for election result analysis, weather forecasts, educational programs and many more programs where graphics from CG system is the integral part of the program.
Depth of Field is one of the important features in Monarch® Virticast™ 3DE. This feature exactly emulates the behaviour of real optical lenses of the physical cameras, thus lending a shade of reality in 3D virtual set environment. This feature improves the depth of the virtual studio enhancing the production quality.
Monarch® Virticast™ 3DE can display VGA screens from networked computer using the client software. This is very useful to display power point presentation from the client PC or the video clips playing from the client PC.
Swipe is a transition effect between two virtual camera selected in virtual camera switcher. Swipe is an overlay effect which takes place with an alpha wipe pattern revealing the Standby Camera source with a wipe and a tint effect. During the swipe transition static image of video clip can be displayed during the transition. This is useful to display channel logo, program id or sponsor logos during the transition.
Trail effect can be added during the swipe transition using color or static image. An audio effect can be added during the swipe transition by linking the external audio in WAV or MP3 format or playing the audio embedded in the video clip.
A SKIN MESH object gives user the freedom to add any animated 3D object in the virtual set. This object can be created in the 3D software and can be imported along with its animation in the virtual set. This object retains its original animation and plays continuously in loop irrespective of the virtual camera motion. This is very useful for the Augmented Reality application.
The dedicated tactile keyboard is designed for the Virticast 3DE series of virtual studio systems. This keyboard exactly replicates the functions of Virtual Switcher, Media selection, switching and playback, Graphic and Text Crawl overlay functions.
Once the virtual set is loaded and all the other adjustments are done, user will hardly need to use the computer keyboard or mouse. The switcher like design of the keyboard makes it very easy for the user to operate the system without remembering the keyboard short cuts and pressing the mouse buttons.
Monarch® Virticast™ 3DE has the built in Motion Designer™ software. This software is used for compositing virtual sets and creating virtual camera motions. With the help of many features in this application, it is possible to add or insert object layer, cut copy or paste object layer. In this way it is possible to change the object layers in the composition and change and modify the look and feel of the virtual set very easily.
Virtual set customization is also possible by replacing Pre-defined media images and videos used in the virtual sets dynamically. By simple drag and drop operation, images and video are replaced in the virtual sets and it is possible to do last minute changes in the virtual sets.
Monarch® Virticast™ 3DE delivers more realistic sets through enhanced metal and glass textures and real time reflection and shadows in the virtual set. Monarch® Virticast™ 3DE is capable of real time replacement of media objects. This helps to re-purpose the sets in real time. The sets also look more realistic due to behaviour of media and 3D objects.
Monarch® Virticast™ 3DE has option of redundant system. This feature is implemented through the tactile keyboard. Two identical models of Monarch® Virticast™ 3DE system can be connected to single tactile keyboard. If one system fails, emergency button on tactile keyboard will allow the user to switch to other system. Usual operations will be mirrored on both the systems providing same status and avoid any accidental on air operations.
Off Line Preview
Live & pre-recorded source input & output
Media Playlist & Graphic Playlist
Graphics and Text Overlay & Update
Monarch® Motion Designer™
Monarch® Image art™
User friendly GUI for easy operation
An affordable virtual studio solution
|Models||Virticast 3DE 2200||Virticast 3DE 3300||Virticast 3DE 3500||Virticast 3DE 4500|
|Color Standards / Video Format||SD PAL/NTSC - HD 1080 50i & 59.94i||SD PAL - HD 1080 50ii|
|Aspect Ratio SD output mode||4x3|
|Aspect Ratio HD output mode||HD 16 x 9|
|SD SDI (SMPTE 259M)||2||3||5||5|
|HD SDI (SMPTE 292M)||2||3||3||4|
|Analogue (CVBS – in SD output mode)||1||1||1||1|
|Virtual Application||Virticast 3DE||Virticast 3DE||Virticast 3DE||Virticast 3DE|
|Motion Designer (Standalone)||Optional||Optional||Optional||Optional|
|Image Art Client||Optional||Optional||Optional||Optional|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Ultimate||Windows 7 Ultimate||Windows 7 Ultimate||Windows 7 Ultimate|