zLense and NAC Image Technology Inc. Demonstrates zKey™ Greenless Keying System at Inter BEE 2017

Budapest, Hungary (November 10, 2017) – zLense, a global broadcast and production technology innovator and NAC a distributor of cine and broadcast equipment in Japan with a history are demonstrating the new innovative zKey™ 3D Greenless Keying System at Inter BEE 2017 (booth 6403) in Tokyo, Japan. Unlike traditional keying systems, zKey™ uses depth information to separate the foreground talent from the background, creating an alpha channel in real time without the need for green screens, special lighting or other limitations.


“With our zKey 3D Keying System, we are opening new possibilities for creative flexibility in live news and sports broadcasting, presentation, video blogging after the successful introduction at NAB and IBC earlier this year,” said Dr Ferenc Birloni, CTO of Zinemath. “The zKey™ system allows for adding CGI layers between the foreground and background in real time – a process that has been impossible without a green screen until now. Because no special backgrounds or lighting are required, this capability can revolutionize the creative potential of live productions while also speeding up and simplifying content creation. This has been proven at one of the most prestigious sports event in September”


The zKey™ Greenless Keying System enhances an existing studio camera with the system’s depth camera attachment and will be available in two versions: one is optimized for presentation purposes and small body camera and another optimized for broadcast box cameras and ENG/EFP zoom lenses. Both content streams (full HD video and depth image) are transmitted to the zKey™ appliance that outputs the alpha channel or can provide internal real-time compositing. The system is ideal for a wide range of augmented reality (AR) applications.

For more information, visit www.zlense.com

 About zLense

zLense delivers innovative technologies for use in broadcast and production markets, with a specialty in 3D depth mapping, camera tracking, and real-time virtual and augmented reality applications. zLense offerings include the innovative zLense depth scanning unit, the zTrack precision camera tracking system and the zKeyä Greenless keying system, zRec depth data recording solution.  zLense benefits from the algorithm and software expertise of parent company Zinemath Zrt., based in Budapest, Hungary. For more information, visit zlense.com

About NAC Image Technology Inc.

NAC Image Technology Inc. located in Tokyo, is the distributor of cine and broadcast equipment; cameras, lenses, lightings and VR systems etc.

Also, NAC is one of the leading manufacturer of high-speed cameras and eye-tracking cameras for scientific and industrial R&D applications.

Founded in 1958, NAC are still keen to bring the latest information and trend from worldwide to Japan and vice versa. For more information, visit http://www.nacinc.com/