CBS Goes All-In On HDR, AR For Super Bowl

The network will use 165 cameras this Sunday for its coverage of the game in Las Vegas as well as pregame, halftime and postgame shows, which CBS says is the most ever for a Super Bowl. They will be supported by 19 mobile production trucks. And CBS’s 1080p HDR production from Allegiant Stadium will also be used as the backbone of an alternative broadcast on the children’s network Nickelodeon, Super Bowl LVIII Live from Bikini Bottom, that will use enhanced graphics and augmented reality to incorporate characters from the popular SpongeBob SquarePants animated series into live game coverage. Plus, there are the “doink cams.”


ESPN Raises The AR/XR Bar In Bristol

A new ESPN facility in Bristol, Conn., has introduced dramatic new virtual set capabilities for the sports network, taking its production game to the next level. Pictured: Studio X, the SportsCenter set, showing the 45’ by 16’ LED “depth wall” that supports dynamic virtual production elements.

New Planar Studios Virtual Production Workshop Aims To Expand AV And IT Industries’ Knowledge Base

Planar and OptiTrack, global providers of visualization and 3D tracking systems, announced the Planar Studios Virtual Production Workshop, a week-long, immersive series designed to help the AV and IT communities […]


Video Walls, AR Arsenal Improves As Prices Fall

LED systems and visualization engines are coming ever more into the range of even small broadcasters as the underlying technology and the workflows around them continuously improve. Pictured: This video wall, made to look like a big window, shows what is going on outside, and as the water rises, the window gets a crack and floods the studio. The crack, water and the sandbags are Max Reality elements. (Source: The Weather Company)

AE Live and Pixotope Partner On Integrated AR/XR, Graphics/Camera Tracking Solution

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 […]

Zero Density Hires Sergio Amuchastegui As Regional Sales Manager For Latin America

Real-time graphics technology provider Zero Density has added Sergio Amuchastegui as regional sales manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. He will oversee Zero Density’s continued growth in the region as virtual […]

IBC: Pixotope To Show Virtual Production Tech 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 […]