RTVE Uses Brainstorm For Lifestyle Show

RTVE’s live show Aquí la Tierra makes use of real-time hyper-realistic virtual environments.

Brainstorm is working with RTVE and MR Factory, to generate hyper-realistic content for the series ‘Aquí la Tierra’, a daily show focused on meteorology and lifestyle. The content is produced at RTVE’s E3 Studio in Prado del Rey and at MR Factory’s facilities.

The virtual sets created by MR Factory and RTVE comprise six different scenes, ranging from the inside of a spaceship to an alpine exterior, a castle and the Nautilus submarine. All the virtual scenes include a wide variety of rooms and areas viewed from many different camera angles, which allows the director to plan the programs with total creative freedom and with multiple shots as well as camera cranes able to cover the scenes in their entirety.

Brainstorm's InfinitySet virtual studio application generates real-time scenes, acting not only as the render of the virtual sets built by the Unreal Engine but also as the management hub bringing together all the technologies involved.

The entire production workflow is 4K HDR, from capture to chroma-keying and render. The recording of the presenter takes place on a green screen set and is combined with a background created by the UE within InfinitySet. Camera tracking data from the Mo-Sys StarTracker and the 4K HDR video signal from the Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro cameras using Canon zoom optics mounted on cranes and tripods. The studio combines a virtual set with real RTVE props, utilizing a BlackMagic Ultimatte chroma key for the overlay.

According to Jaume Asensio, Head of Content Innovation Management at RTVE, "With this innovative project we have created six tremendously creative hyper-realistic scenes, both indoors and outdoors, providing the Aquí la Tierra team with countless possibilities for their pieces to camera. This project opens up a wide range of possibilities for live shows, documentaries and fiction that are very attractive to the audience".

Mónica Víctor, Brainstorm's Production Services Director and Sales Manager for Spain, says, "RTVE is a client with whom we have had a fruitful relationship for many years, and which has led both companies to generate unique contents. Within this new production environment Brainstorm, MR Factory and RTVE are at the forefront of the latest trends in content generation for television.”

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