There's an emerging genre that's setting new expectations in the world of live broadcast television, and you can make sure you're right up to speed with our latest Real-Time Explainer. Get the full low-down on the brave new world of broadcast cinematics today!
Tomorrowland Winter and Prismax’s amazing stage sets feature real-time visuals powered by UE5. The result? Some unforgettable experiences with the likes of Meduza, Vintage Culture, Joris Voorn, Steve Angello, and Afrojack.
The latest Unreal Engine sports and music projects
Super Bowl AR, floating Wrestlemania belts, a virtual Biggie—there’s a lot of eye candy in our new Sports & Music sizzle reel, which beautifully showcases the power of Unreal Engine in a live or experiential setting. Check it out!
And we’re live!
Start blending live action with CG wherever you are—in studio, in the cloud, or abroad—with the same platform trusted by FOX Sports, Moment Factory, and The Weather Channel. Whether you want photorealism or wild style, Unreal Engine can unlock your moment.
We see ourselves as storytellers, and Unreal Engine is giving us the tools to tell our stories in brand new ways. Five years ago we saw the potential of real-time technology with our NASCAR stage. Now, with our new LED volume, we can do just about anything.
Executive Vice President and Creative Director, FOX Sports
The right fit
Plug it in or build it out, Unreal Engine is ready to work. Day-one connections to Disguise, Pixotope, Ross Video, stYpe, and other main tools make integration a snap, so you can move on to what really matters: the graphics.
Strong and steady
When you’re live, there’s no room for error. Unreal Engine is a predictable platform that doesn’t go down. Run LED boards for 7 hours straight, power a ticker day in and day out, it doesn’t matter. When you want it, it’ll be there.
Broadcast & Live Events Field Guide
Get insights from content producers using real-time workflows for sports and esports broadcasts, weather reporting, live events and displays, and more.
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Formats, protocols, hardware, software—for live production to work, they all have to play nice. With Unreal Engine, you get support up and down the line. The Live Link plugin works with all of the most popular 3D tracking systems; support for protocols such as OSC provides the ability to control and communicate with various devices; and all the leading media I/O formats like HAP, Apple ProRes, and Avid DNxHD will always work. As much as possible, it’s plug and play.
Comprehensive real-time compositing toolset
Composure, Unreal Engine’s built-in compositor, facilitates real-time compositing directly in the Unreal Editor, enabling real-time VFX to be delivered in camera. Powerful tools include an advanced green-screen keyer, support for virtual cameras, and a wide range of post-process effects, including color grading and filmic tonemapping, Open Color IO, depth-of-field, lens flare, lens distortion, light wrap, bloom, and vignetting.
Unreal Engine’s production-proven nDisplay system enables you to render real-time content at any resolution, then display it on multiple physical and/or projected screens—powerwalls, domes, CAVEs, and LED walls are all supported. Scenes can be rendered from multiple networked workstations, or from multiple instances of Unreal Engine running on a single workstation; nDisplay will always ensure that your content remains exactly in sync.
Advanced particles, effects, and physics
Bring film-quality VFX to your productions with Niagara, Unreal Engine’s tool for customizable particle systems. Impact your scene with particle lights and create complex particle motion with vector fields. You can even fracture, shatter, and demolish massive-scale scenes with the Chaos physics and destruction system. Have fun with it.
Unreal Engine comes fully loaded out of the box, with every feature—even full access to the source code—included. With built-in real-time compositing; advanced particles and FX; state-of-the-art multi-display rendering and LED stage support; robust DMX integration; and so much more, UE5 is ready and raring to go for prime time.
Two years ago, lensing a live multicam show on an LED volume was impossible. Now, FOX Sports can do it anytime they want. Discover how the team built a groundbreaking virtual production studio for their NFL pregame show, FOX NFL Sunday.
This course will introduce you to the high-level basics of Unreal Engine 5 and the editor used to work within it. We’ll look at how to add assets, create lighting, make Blueprints, and even share your project.
Traditional pre-rendered motion graphics and real-time broadcast graphics are evolving and converging into this new genre. In this Real-Time Explainer, we’ll look at the benefits of broadcast cinematics, check out some examples of their use, and walk you through the process of creating them in Unreal Engine.
What is augmented reality (AR)? Put simply, it’s a technology that overlays computer-generated imagery onto the world around us. Think of it as a tool that literally augments or adds to reality with digital graphics and often sound. Find out more in this handy explainer.
Jump into the Rocket League Hype Chamber: a sample for broadcast and live events. Developed as part of a reimagining of the Rocket League Championship Series, this sample illustrates how to design, develop, and play out numerous animation elements for an esports show.
Explore the potential of Unreal Engine’s DMX plugin through a fully animated digital light show, designed and created by the wizards at Moment Factory. Download the complete sample project to learn, explore, and use in your own live event lighting and effects design.
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