TSD and Hybrid Sign Dealer Agreement to Expand Virtual Studio Business
Montrouge, France – Hybrid, a leading provider of real-time graphics and robotic camera systems, has entered into a dealer agreement with TSD Video—a leading systems integrator/reseller with offices in Montreal, Toronto, and Nova Scotia—to market Hybrid virtual studios and robotic camera products throughout Canada. The two companies signed the deal during the 2013 NAB Show last month in Las Vegas.
“This is a great opportunity for both companies,” said Maurice Pauzé, principal and co-founder of TSD Video. “We’re both looking to expand the market for the virtual studio business in Canada. We’re always looking to represent exciting, innovative products that can enhance our customers’ studio broadcast and production workflows cost-effectively.”
TSD Video will represent Hybrid virtual studio solutions including Krypton, Hybrid’s flagship 3D virtual studio solution with camera tracking, and the Hybrid Neon trackless 3D virtual studio solution.
Krypton is a high-end HD/SD virtual set system with a powerful realtime 3D engine. It interfaces with XYZ motion tracking devices, including opto-mechanical and pattern recognition, with no video or audio delays.
The Hybrid Neon trackless virtual studio is an affordable, user-friendly system consisting of software running on a PC. Rather than camera tracking and calibration, Neon enables virtual camera movements in realtime from fixed cameras on set. Despite its simplicity, Neon produces 3D virtual scenes that are photorealistic and anti-aliased. Both virtual studios give users the flexibility to import 3D models from popular, third party 3D animation programs.
TSD Video will also represent Hybrid’s broadcast-grade robotic camera technology, including Chrome, Silver, and Titanium robotic jibs and PTZF camera heads. These systems enable precise, repeatable camera moves and tracking—for virtual studio and special effects applications—without introducing video/audio delays or noise during use.
“We’re extremely pleased to join forces with Maurice Pauzé, Jacques Besner, and everyone at TSD Video to expand the virtual studio market throughout the country,” said Olivier Cohen, CEO, Hybrid. “We rely upon our partners to help sell, install, and service our robotic camera and virtual studio solutions. With their extensive experience and knowledge of the pro-video market in Canada, this partnership will be mutually beneficial for both organizations, as well as for customers looking for affordable, high-performance virtual studio and robotic camera tracking solutions.”
About TSD Video
TSD Video was founded in 2004 through the partnership of Tele-Syn Video Inc. and Digitec Inc. Between them, TSD Video Co-Founders Jacques Besner and Maurice Pauzé have over 50 years of experience as systems designers and integrators. As video equipment resellers, they also represent and service high-end broadcast solutions by top vendors, including Boland, Hitachi, Snell, Harmonic, Penta, Chyron, Cobalt Digital, Utah Scientific—and now Hybrid’s virtual studio and robotic camera technology. Visit the company website for more information.
Hybrid is a leading manufacturer of broadcast production technologies. The company’s mission is to develop solutions and products that allow the digital media market to produce value-added content within an integrated workflow. Our product range includes virtual studio and augmented reality solutions and broadcast robotic camera supports. Hybrid consistently develops new products and solutions that push the limits of content creation while providing a clear rationalization of costs. Further information is available at www.hybridtv.tv.