Frontier – Explore The Limits of Hyper-realistic Rendering

Thursday, September 8th, 2016 [Amsterdam, The Netherlands] – Ross Video is pleased to announce that IBC 2016 will see a remarkable technology demonstration from the pioneering international manufacturer of broadcast solutions. Frontier by the Future Group™ is the latest innovative Virtual Studio Graphics Rendering platform, produced in collaboration with Norwegian company The Future Group.

frontier-logo_webBroadcasters and content creators have increasingly been turning to virtual studios because of the clear commercial and creative benefits; modest studio space can be made to look much larger and more impressive and set design can be quickly and easily changed for different applications, meaning that studio space can be used much more flexibly and profitably.

Frontier offers designers incredible levels of creative freedom combined with hyper-realistic rendering quality making virtual sets look much more natural and convincing. Even the most complex graphical elements – from rain drops and fire, to live shadows, lens flares and dynamic highlights – can now be created quickly, easily and with unprecedented realism.

At its core, Frontier is a highly advanced video gaming engine capable of amazingly photorealistic scenery, and it has now been optimized by Ross Video to work in Virtual Studio environments.

Frontier uses the cutting edge Unreal gaming engine, from Epic Games, as the render engine, which provides superior high realism scenery through state-of-the-art features such as particle systems, dynamic textures, live reflections and shadows and even collision detection. Used as a backdrop renderer, Frontier works side by side with Ross Video’s XPression motion graphics system, which renders all the foreground elements. This combination with XPression guarantees the best of both worlds – photorealistic backgrounds and unparalleled creative freedom along with unmatched data connectivity, visual logic programming and full support for most major workflows.

Frontier is being shown as a technology demonstration with plans to bring it to market over the period between IBC and NAB 2017.

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Passionate about live production, Ross Video designs, manufactures and delivers dependable technology and services that power exceptional live video productions seen by billions of viewers around the world every day. Ross Video’s goal is to make it easy for customers to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging material for sports stadium screens, legislative assemblies, entertainment shows and rock concerts, and inspiring content for houses of worship.

Relentlessly innovating, Ross Video delivers the world’s widest range of products and services for augmented reality and virtual sets, mobile live-event solutions, real-time motion graphics, cameras systems, robotics, social-media management, production switchers, routers, video servers, newsroom systems, signal processing and more.

Ross products and services are designed to offer the best system integration and unmatched customer choice by both working together seamlessly and integrating tightly with third-party solutions.

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