Brainstorm’s InfinitySet allows Fox Brazil to tele-transport presenters live from the studio to the football field in real time.

Fox Brazil offers new dimension in Copa Libertadores coverage

Brainstorm’s InfinitySet allows Fox Brazil to tele-transport presenters live from the studio to the football field in real time

Fox Brazil has used the TeleTransport feature within Brainstorm’s InfinitySet virtual set solution to provide “innovative and creative” ways for its coverage of the semi-finals and final of the Copa Libertadores, an annual club football competition in South America.

The TeleTransporter technology combines 3D virtual sets with real characters and live or pre-recorded video feeds, all moving accordingly with precise matching of perspective, colour, shadows, reflections or focus.

This technology also allowed the Fox Brazil presenter to be virtually sent from the broadcaster’s central studios to the football field, so the audience saw him giving an on-site report while he was physically at the Fox headquarters.

TeleTransporter also allows the real-time matching of the camera tracking and perspective of both sites — that of the studio where the chroma-keyed sports presenter is, and the one from the remote location’s live feed, where the presenter is going to be placed. InfinitySet also allows the inclusion of virtual shadows, colour correction and other elements to improve the realism of the final scene.

Additionally, Fox Brazil extensively used augmented reality (AR) on set, with full perspective and accuracy, showing different 3D elements including the football clubs’ badges and also social media content and other graphics.

Luis Santos, head of engineering and operations, Fox Sports, said: “Fox is proud of being an innovative and creative channel, and this coverage of the Copa Libertadores proves once again our commitment with the most advanced technology.

“That is why we have chosen Brainstorm’s InfinitySet advanced TeleTransporter features to enhance our live shows, getting the best of our resources at any time”.

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