Spanish stations Brainstorm around regional election television coverage
Three Spanish broadcasters, TVE1, Antena 3 TV and Televisión Canaria, opted to rely on Brainstorm Multimedia to cover the regional elections which took place 24 May. The focus of the election was on Brainstorm’s applications for virtual studios, augmented reality and 3D real-time graphics based on the Infinity Set, eStudio and Aston 3D respectively.
The Television Canaria project, managed by Videoreport Canarias, tasked Brainstorm with the election results showcase. A combination of Infinity Set and the Aston 3D, the high-end creative design, CG and playout system, formed the core of the products and services being used, allowing Television Canaria to broadcast the advanced real-time 3D graphics. In addition, Brainstorm’s on-site team in Tenerife managed all incoming data streams, minimising processing times and allowing real-time updates.
Others from Brainstorm’s Production Services Department were also embedded in Antena 3 TV in Madrid which is one of the largest broadcasters in the country, in order to ensure their augmented reality requirements were met with the highest standards that Aston 3D can offer. To maximise performance output and to enhance the visual impact of the election programme, Brainstorm provided Antena 3 TV with a sensorised Mo-sys crane and Vinten tripod which allow for camera movements to seamlessly co-exist with 3D graphics.
As for TVE, Spain’s national broadcaster and long time user of Brainstorm’s products and services, eStudio was chosen as the best option for its election graphics requirements. And to complement the Infinity Set virtual studio application, Brainstorm integrated the NCAM, a new tracking system based on image recognition that allows for any camera movement imaginable.
“Our on-going relationship with Spanish broadcasters has been a long and enduring one. Both TVE1 and Antena 3 TV have always relied on us and our products for key events such as these elections. At this very busy time of managing multiple election projects, Brainstorm Multimedia is once again proving that professionalism is our defining feature as we have done so year after year”, says Monica Victor, Production Services Director at Brainstorm Multimedia.