The New Solution Will Facilitate Production on xR and Live Events
The ZeroSpace engineering team, a next-generation media production facility and research lab in downtown Brooklyn, NY, worked with disguise to open up access to ZeroSpace’s Spout technology within the disguise user community. Spout is integrated into most commercial VJ software and is available as a free plug-in for OBS Studio, the free, open-source cross-platform screencasting and streaming app. This allows sharing of the same GPU video texture with content render engines for uncompressed, zero-latency frame streaming.
“Spout is a tool used by visualists and creative technologists that is integrated into every major live visual rendering software. It’s a simple-to-use interface that’s become the default standard in the live visuals environment for over a decade,” says Evan Clark, Head Research Engineer at ZeroSpace.
“SpoutBridge integrates Spout with RenderStream, allowing the distribution of video content over IP networks between disguise machines. It also offers 12-bit RGBA color, ultra-low latency and ease of setup while removing the need to distribute SDI inputs across all physical machines,” says disguise Lead Engineer Josh McNamee. Users need to configure their Spout application on a disguise rx render node to target the RenderStream bridge.
Aimed at installations, festivals and events with large LED displays that need an easy way to distribute live and interactive visuals across displays, this solution minimizes the need for physical cables and enables resolutions and color depths far beyond what HDMI or SDI are capable of. Currently, visualists are constrained by the physical outputs of their machines. This solution provides them with complete control over massive LED screens by creating a limitless canvas. By taking advantage of cluster rendering with video over IP, it will dramatically change the output requirements to drive LEDs while minimizing extraneous wiring.