Alongside the glorious announcement of the GeForce RTX 30 series, NVIDIA has also announced the arrival of a new NVIDIA Broadcast standalone app for enhancing your streaming needs.
- NVIDIA Broadcast: Stream Like a Pro. The world’s 20 million(4) live streamers can turn their home into a broadcast studio with NVIDIA Broadcast, a universal plugin that enhances the quality of microphones and webcams with RTX-accelerated AI effects, such as audio noise removal, virtual background effects and webcam auto frame.
We saw the first hints of RTX Broadcast when NVIDIA revealed the RTX Green screen and, more recently, RTX Voice. We’ve been using RTX Voice over the last couple of months and I have to say it’s an extremely effective solution to denoising your microphone. I’ve used the beta app on a variety of mics including the AVerMedia streaming mic, and the results have been splendid.
Less splendid though was the (execution of) RTX Green screen feature that NVIDIA announced in partnership with OBS. It was supposed to use the Tensor cores present on the NVIDIA RTX 20 series cards to virtually distinguish a subject from a background, and add special filters on top. This feature was announced over a year ago but has never seen the light of the day with a public release.
NVIDIA Broadcast is positioned to combine both features above for a more streamlined experience. Along with the new broadcast engine, NVIDIA also announced some new features of Ampere:
- NVIDIA Reflex: Become Instantly More Competitive. Gamers strive for the lowest possible latency in competitive games because it allows the PC to respond faster to their inputs, enabling them to play with greater precision. NVIDIA Reflex is a new suite of technologies that optimize and measure system latency. Among these are NVIDIA Reflex Low-Latency Mode, a technology being integrated into popular esports games such as Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite and Valorant that reduces latency by up to 50 percent, and NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer, which detects input coming from the mouse and then measures the time it takes for the resulting pixels (for example, a gun muzzle flash) to change on screen. Reflex Latency Analyzer is integrated into new 360Hz NVIDIA G-SYNC Esports displays arriving this fall from Acer, Alienware, ASUS and MSI and supported by top esports peripherals from ASUS, Logitech, Razer and SteelSeries. Measuring system latency has previously been virtually impossible for gamers to do, requiring over $7,000 in specialized high-speed cameras and equipment.
- NVIDIA Omniverse Machinima: Enriching a New Art Form. Modern gaming continues to extend
the storytelling art genre, in which game assets are used to create cinematic masterpieces. Omniverse Machinima makes such work easy, providing a path-traced viewer tool and engine designed for physical accuracy, simulating light, physics, materials and AI. Users can take assets from supported games, and use their web camera and AI to create characters, add high-fidelity physics and face and voice animation, and publish film-quality cinematics using the rendering power of their RTX 30 Series GPU. Sign up for notification when early access opens.
NVIDIA Broadcast will be available to download later this month.
The GeForce RTX 3080 will be available starting Sept. 17. The GeForce RTX 3090 will be available starting
Sept. 24. The GeForce RTX 3070 will be available in October.