Virtual Production

Brompton Technology Releases Tessera v3.3 for Virtual Production

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 10:01 -- Nick Dager

LED video processing products manufacturer Brompton Technology has released Tessera v3.3 with software features that company says optimize the performance of LED panels to further streamline professional workflows. A beta version of the v3.3 software is now available for download from the Brompton website. New features include Operating Modes, and Per-Batch PureTone. Additionally, the Tessera SX40 and S8 now have a preset to support the Academy Color Encoding System AP1 color space, as used by ACEScg. Finally, in collaboration with Mo-Sys, Brompton has added support for the company’s StarTracker camera tracking system when using panels fitted with the Tessera R2 or Brompton’s new Tessera R2+ and an SX40 or S8 processor with Frame Remapping.

SMPTE, ETC Seek Standards for On-Set Virtual Production

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 10:04 -- Nick Dager

SMPTE, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, is partnering with the University of California’s Entertainment Technology Center to develop a SMPTE solution for on-set virtual production — the first in the Society's planned series of Rapid Industry Solutions intended to address quickly evolving technologies and their application across the media and entertainment industry.

SMPTE Receives Epic Games Grant to Jumpstart Establishing VR Standards

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 12:10 -- Nick Dager

SMPTE, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, today announced that — through its newest program, Rapid Industry Solutions On-Set Virtual Production Initiative — has received a prestigious Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games. Drawing on the expertise and contributions of diverse technology and thought leaders, the RIS OSVP is working quickly to assess challenges; establish goals; and make interoperability specifications, workflows, and best practices open and free to the industry along with supporting educational courses and webcasts

NEP Virtual Studios Building New Production Facility in Atlanta

Wed, 11/10/2021 - 09:48 -- Nick Dager

NEP Virtual Studios and Trilith Studios are building a virtual production facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The Prysm Stage at Trilith Studios is being built from the ground up by Cliff Plumer, global president of NEP Virtual Studios, virtual production pioneers Lux Machina Consulting, Trilith Studios president and CEO Frank Patterson, and Trilith Studios director of creative technologies, Barry Williams. The permanent stage facility will offer filmmakers stable and advanced real time workflows and technology, operated by highly experienced virtual production experts.

The Muppets Discover ARFX

Tue, 11/09/2021 - 09:39 -- Nick Dager

Virtual production is gaining more traction in the motion picture business. One example? The recent collaboration of several companies came together for both practical and creative reasons to bring the Disney+ feature the Muppets Haunted Mansion to life. “The Muppets and ARwall are a perfect fit,” says Rene Amador, co-founder and CEO of ARwall. His company creates virtual production technology for its own use and in turn markets it to other filmmakers. Its first product is ARFX, a suite of real-time tools developed natively for using real-time in-camera LED effects in scripted filmmaking.

Virtual Production Facility VA Studio Hanam Opens in Korea

Mon, 11/01/2021 - 10:27 -- Nick Dager

With a total area of 11,265 square metres and claiming the largest LED wall in Korea, VA Corporation’s new VA Studio Hanam in Hanam, South Korea, provides what the company is calling state-of-the-art in-camera visual effects facilities optimized for immersive content production. Created in partnership with ARK Ventures in South Korea, this unique virtual production infrastructure is powered by Brompton Technology LED processing, with 4K Tessera SX40 processors driving four large LED walls that are all part of the new virtual production hub located in Hanam.


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