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mpetersen68
03-21-2012, 03:25 AM
We've got our 300 all setup with three fixed cameras and a nicely lit green screen, and the Virtual Set effect looks amazing!

The problem is, none of the 3-angle Virtual Sets included, and to some degree that I can find on the web, really suit our purposes from a "looks" point of view. They either try too hard to look like a practical, or they're so over-the-top tech-oriented they're a little distracting.

I'd love to get my hands on some sets which are a bit more understated, like something that you might see on the BBC or the like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzV-k1gJwfE&feature=related

(Scrub to 2:30)

Has anybody come across a Virtual Set supplier that might have some 3-angles that could do the job for me?

Matthew P

Tim H.
03-21-2012, 02:06 PM
Hi Matthew,

Ultimately, it depends on the "look" you seek and the budget you have.

I invite you to take a look at our site. Most all of our existing designs are compatible with the HD series of TriCasters. We also create custom designs from scratch.

www.virtualsets.com

Please contact me directly at the e-mail below if you would like to discuss further.

Sincerely,

Tim Hedegaard
Virtualsets.com, Inc.
NewTek Authorized Reseller
Customized LiveSets for HD-series TriCasters

www.virtualsets.com
[email protected]

(323) 512-1542 voice

mpetersen68
03-21-2012, 06:57 PM
Thanks Tim, I appreciate the link.

Do your sets have the ability to be edited? Can I change elements, colours, textures?

If I was attempting to "build my own" (a path I'm not sure I want to go down), what is the current "best practice" for that? Lightwave and then import straight into the TriCaster VSE?

Matthew P

Tim H.
03-21-2012, 10:44 PM
Hi Matthew,

Most everything about our sets can be edited, since we have all of the original source files. What can be done and what can be done quickly/easily are often very different things. ;)

Many of our projects over the years have been to re-work, fix, or completely replace the in-house sets that clients have tried to do on their own. As many times as that have been re-starts from dissatisfied clients that had hired someone else to do their virtual set design for them. At this moment, we are working on one of those projects! :rolleyes:

You can certainly create your own virtual sets in LightWave (or any other graphics program). Then, import the files into VSE to get them in the proper LiveSet format.

Technically, as long as you have a graphics program capable of generating the file types that VSE requires, there is no reason that you cannot handle this yourself. The end result is more a matter of your skill and experience creating set designs...the level of realism/complexity that you and your viewers demand.

Sincerely,

Tim Hedegaard
Virtualsets.com, Inc.
NewTek Authorized Reseller
Customized LiveSets for HD-series TriCasters

www.virtualsets.com
[email protected]

(323) 512-1542 voice

Eric Pratt
03-22-2012, 06:04 AM
Hi Matthew,
We have a collection of 100 virtual sets that can be edited directly in Virtual Set Editor: http://www.virtualset.com/platforms/Tricaster-Virtual-Set-Editor/index.htm
You can purchase and download from our online store: www.virtualsetworks.com (http://www.virtualsetworks.com)
Anything in Studio Set Volumes 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 are available in the Tricaster Virtual Set Editor format.
And if you'd like a custom set, or to modify an existing one, you can see our Virtual Set Design page and pricing here: http://www.virtualsetworks.com/Virtual-Set-Design.htm. Companies we are currently doing work for include CBS Sports and EMC.

joseburgos
03-22-2012, 06:19 AM
And if you don't like what you see around pre-built, feel free to look me up to create a custom set :)

PS I can supply references to Australian companies I have made custom sets for upon request.

Take care,