TVS-1000 – Trackless Virtual Studio System

Virtual studio technology is becoming increasingly popular. However, until now, there has been a split between broadcasters that can develop sophisticated sets in-house, tailored exactly to their needs and other users that have had to rely on restrictive set templates.

Datavideo’s TVS-1000 was developed to bring dynamic, flexible virtual set technology to local TV stations, educational institutions, web channels and corporate organizations. It’s perfect for training programs, budget television studio shows, product presentations or corporate TV to a broadcast standard. TVS-1000 is available an an excellent price, features a highly intuitive interface, an ergonomic control panel and an innovative set design program.

What is TVS-1000?

TVS-1000 is a ready-to-use solution as a pre-configured turnkey workstation with software installed and input/output cards mounted. The system is offered in several variants. The most basic solution has a card with a single HDMI input and a single HDMI output.

The TVS-1000 start screen enables full control of the system, with fast access to the broadcast module or the virtual studio editor.

The quality of the results is principally down to our unique GPU-accelerated chromakey algorithm. This makes it possible to achieve very high quality keying.

The TVS-1000 software consists of three modules:

Main module

Production Live – controls the broadcasting of a programme using a virtual studio and media (video clips, graphics etc).

Auxiliary modules

  • Still Text Edit – create graphics and subtitles for use during broadcast
  • Virtualset Maker – for the creation and modification of virtual studio sets. Users can also go to the online virtual set store

System Control

  • Configure the system

How does a virtual studio work?

In theory there are no limitations in terms of the appearance and graphical contents of virtual sets. It is possible to create computer-generated digital sets that would be impossible or very costly to build in reality.


How to produce a programme in a virtual studio?

Elementami niezbędnymi do realizacji wirtualnego studia są:

  • A green or blue background with a suitable lighting set that will provide uniform lighting of the whole scene
  • A camera
  • Virtual set and keying software, such as the TVS-1000 system.

The video signal from the camera should be connected to the workstation input. The talent will now be presented against a green background in the program preview. The keying function places the talent against any virtual set generated by the TVS-1000 system. The simplest set is a still picture or a video backdrop, such as a panoramic view of a city. Using the foreground adjustment functions, it is possible to adjust the scale (size) and position of the talent so that they match the set used. The TVS-1000 system comes with twenty professionally prepared virtual sets for various themes, such as a news bulletins, a talk show, an educational programme, a programme for children, or a fantasy scene. Some of the elements of the ready-made virtual sets can be modified with the user’s own graphics and displaying videos on virtual screens.

Users can swith between several different views / perspectives for each set. This enables a quick change of the studio, which gives the impression of viewing views from different cameras positioned in the studio. Additionally, a virtual camera can be used within the selected studio creating close-ups of a person or moving panoramas inside the studio when broadcasting a programme.

If users prefer a different set, they can visit the online virtual set store or create their own virtual studio set using the Virtualset Maker software. Programme broadcast .

Programme broadcast

A programme can be shared, distributed or transmitted live:

  • The broadcast signal is output from the TVS-1000 card via either HDMI or SDI, depending on the version you have. The signal can be used as a broadcast contribution, ingested into a switcher or displayed directly on screens.
  • The entire programme can also be saved as a file on the internal hard disk
  • The broadcast can be streamed instantly to local viewers and remote audiences.

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