Pixotope says it “just completely changed the game for virtual production education” with the release of Pixotope Pocket. Available as part of the Pixotope Education Program, the app gives aspiring virtual production professionals easy, unfettered access to augmented reality (AR) and virtual studio (VS) tools and workflows. Circumventing the need for a fully equipped studio, […]
SMPTE Rapid Industry Solutions For On-Set Virtual Production Publishes Camera & Lens Metadata Project For Public Comment
SMPTE, the global society for media professionals, technologists, and engineers, has released its Rapid Industry Solutions (RIS) On-Set Virtual Production Camera and Lens Metadata project. The RIS On-Set Virtual Production initiative seeks to achieve the interoperability of all on-set equipment. Improving the consistency of camera and lens metadata is an important step in meeting that […]
AI Buzz Loudens, FAST Talk Quickens At NAB 2023
NAB attendees with their curiosity peaked by ChatGPT had loads of AI-related questions for vendors and the cloud, virtual production and FAST channels dominated other conversations in the annual Las Vegas convocation. Pictured: Brainstorm combined camera feeds from talent in front of a green screen and an LED wall into one screen (upper right) at its NAB booth.
LG Business Solutions USA previewed the advanced broadcast production innovations to be showcased at NAB Show (April 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center) in Booth C6025. At the heart of LG’s booth will be Virtual Production (VP) and Extended Reality (XR) stages anchored by large DVLED (direct-view light emitting diode) displays. Visitors also will learn […]
Disguise and XPLOR have formed a partnership to further tackle the skills gap in virtual production. Together, the two organizations are launching what they call the first UK Virtual Production Accelerator, a learning program that gives trainees hands-on experience with the latest real-time technologies and advanced LED volumes. Based at XPLOR’s recently launched £7 million-plus Production Park facility […]
Zero Density, a provider of real-time virtual production and broadcast graphics products, has appointed Brad Rumler vice president of sales and business development for the U.S. and Canada. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the broadcast, media, and entertainment industries followed by 10 years in virtual production and real-time graphics. Early […]
Pixotope, a software platform for end-to-end real-time virtual production solutions, has expanded its product team with the appointments of Gideon Ferber as senior director of motion and production graphics and Javier Reyes Gomez as product program manager. Both Gideon and Javier bring years of strategic broadcast product planning expertise from the virtual production and media […]
Mo-Sys Engineering, a provider of image robotics, virtual production and remote production solutions, delivered a major LED virtual production studio for Plazamedia ahead of its World Cup broadcast. Following experimentation to find the optimum technical solution and a successful proof-of-concept, German content solutions provider and sports TV producer Plazamedia enlisted Mo-Sys to deliver its innovative […]
AE Live, a global provider of graphics and data solutions, and Pixotope, a provider of live augmented reality (AR), extended reality (XR) and virtual production solutions, are partnering to deliver a turn-key virtual production solution for broadcast, sports and live entertainment. The integrated system combines AE Live’s expertise in on-screen graphics, data and augmented reality with Pixotope […]
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) has established its first LED virtual production stage located at Sony Innovation Studios (SIS), a division of SPE, on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif. The company says the new stage is the world’s largest using Sony’s high brightness and wide color gamut Crystal LED display panels, which […]
Mo-Sys Engineering, a provider of precision camera tracking solutions for virtual production (VP), is bringing demonstrations and critical collaborations to IBC 2022 (RAI, Amsterdam, Sept. 9-12). The demonstrations will focus on cutting-edge applications for broadcast and cinematic production. The European manufacturer Alfalite and its LED display Modularpix Pro 1.9mm, and 8-color fos/4 LED lighting solutions […]
Pixotope Technologies AS, a provider of live augmented reality (AR), extended reality (XR), and virtual production solutions, will highlight its recently introduced technology solutions and initiatives. Visitors to stand 7.D08 at IBC 2022 at RAI in Amsterdam (Sept. 9-12) “can expect to see how easy Pixotope makes it for all media producers to adopt virtual […]
As dramatically demonstrated on the show floor, virtual production enables visual effects work to be done in advance, and it’s taking off across cinematic, commercial and live production. Above, the author takes some new virtual production technology for a test drive.
Cloud And IP Tech Dominate NAB Show Floor
With less hardware to demonstrate and a much-reduced exhibition floor footprint, the first post-pandemic NAB Show pointed the way to a future where software demos of cloud, IP and hybrid environments have become the new norm.
Pixotope Technologies, a provider of live augmented reality and virtual production solutions, has appointed Brian Olson as its new vice president of sales, covering North America. He joins Pixotope following an extensive background in media and broadcast production as well as strategic business development, technical execution and troubleshooting for an international client base. Olson will […]
Mo-Sys Engineering, a global provider of image robotics virtual production and remote production, has introduced its G30 gyro-stabilized head. The company says “the unique design has been refined using extensive real-world experience resulting in a stabilized head that has the performance of much more expensive systems, but with the usability and ease of setup of […]
Executives from WarnerMedia, Graham Media Group, Dalet and Perspective Media Group told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that the proliferation of direct-to-consumer services and remote/distributed production shifts put the industry’s cloud migration as next year’s biggest trend.
Cloud Dominates Devoncroft Discourse
Public cloud technology has moved into the realm of widespread broadcaster acceptance, discussions at this week’s Devoncroft Partners’ Executive Summit confirmed, although there’s wariness that legacy vendors can make the transition along with them. Labor shortages and supply chain problems also surfaced as major concerns.
Planar, a global provider of visualization technology, has introduced its CarbonLight VX Series, a line of LED display solutions optimized to meet the needs of the exploding virtual production (VP) and extended reality (XR) markets. Featuring a lightweight, patented carbon fiber construction, the Planar CarbonLight VX Series supports indoor fine pitch LED video wall, ceiling […]
Planar, a global provider of visualization technology, today launched Planar Studios, an initiative designed to revolutionize the explosive virtual production (VP) and extended reality (XR) markets. Planar Studios combines advanced technologies, industry partnerships and personnel to create realistic on-screen content in the ever-expanding VP and XR industries. Through the Planar Studios initiative, Planar is empowering […]
Mo-Sys Engineering, a global provider of virtual production and image robotics, has named Tanner Woodward sales director, West Coast U.S. Arriving at Mo-Sys with extensive industry experience, Woodward joins from RED Digital Cinema, where he spent five years managing existing channel partners and establishing new dealer networks, as well as creating the corporate creative vertical. Working with a wide variety of creatives, from small content creators to large scale […]
Mo-Sys Engineering, providers of virtual production and image robotics, and Hyper Studios, suppliers of cloud broadcast graphics, have created what they call the first virtual production system with data-driven sports graphics. StarTracker Sports Studio combines a complete virtual production system, based on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, and capable of generating moving camera virtual studios, augmented […]