the Output Engine
Ventuz Runtime is a powerful 2D/3D real-time render engine built for maximum scalability, performance and reliability. It combines advanced 3D graphics capabilities, state of the art video decoding with real-time compositing, motion graphics effects and advanced tools for multi-machine and multi-display setups.
Multi-Screen and Multi-Machine Setups
Resolution is not a limit anymore, 4k or 40k, Ventuz Runtime supports integrating several machines into a single synchronized cluster in order to scale your content to any resolution on any canvas. Real-Time content rendering and Video Playback are fully synchronized – even interaction across multiple machines is not a problem. Warp and blend your outputs, including soft edge and color control, to create high resolution projection mappings.
Live Video In and Out
Ventuz advanced Video Engine allows working on any SDI Standard (SD, HD, 3G, 6G, 12G) with support for video hardware from established vendors like Deltacast, Black Magic, AJA and more. Other Video Input/Output options include Newtek’s NDI, shared surfaces, Ventuz’ VIO API, Spout, Encoded Stream Outputs and WMF Input Devices – commonly used for any kind of Webcams.
Interaction and Data Visualization
Load and process real-time data from online services, data bases or your file system in real-time and visualize mass data using the integrated Particle System. Let your audience interact with your presentation using touchscreens (Windows Touch and TUIO protocols), Keyboard or any other Input Device, or even include Web content in your graphics with the fully functional interactive web browser.
Advanced Materials and Lighting
Ventuz offers a sophisticated 3D-Engine that is capable of rendering advanced effects such as Real-time Shadows, Depth of Field, Dynamic Lights, Image Based Lighting and Reflections. Furthermore, Ventuz integrates a physically based material system offering all needed inputs: ranging from the typical normal maps and diffuse maps to specular lighting maps and displacement maps.
Compositing & Keying
Ventuz Render Engine also features industry-standard Blending Modes and 2D/3D Effects, all in Real-Time, including Blur, Glare, Color Correction, Bloom, 2D Deformations and more.
The featured Color Difference Keyer makes easier to integrate in more advanced workflows that require the integration of live presenters with computer-generated elements. In addition, the advanced Video Engine offers flexible use of any SDI Standard (SD, HD, 3G, 6G, 12G) with support for a wide range of internal and external keying modes.
Ventuz Runtime lives where the rubber meets the road, handling the rendering and live display of Ventuz content. To provide this function across the myriad of project types and environments, it offers absolute flexibility: from frame-accurate synced clusters for huge video wall setups to interactive touchscreens, or even IP streams for complex network-based graphics operations, Runtime supports it all. Additionally, it covers all the broadcast graphic needs and output requirements, regardless of location, output format or resolution.
But beyond its flexibility and scalability, Runtime offers stunning performance, whether it is measured in number of geometry triangles being rendered or the amount of outputs and resolutions of the video content played back. Its combination of capabilities is truly remarkable, combining advanced 3D graphics generation and state of the art video decoding with real-time compositing and motion graphics effects – all with stunning quality.
Naturally, all VENTUZ’ data connectivity and interactivity capabilities are inherently part of its core as well. But all this is pointless unless it can deliver with unquestionable rock-solid stability. Of course, with thousands of experiences, video walls and broadcast graphics solutions, often running in highly visible or critical areas for years, it has proven its reliability time and time again.