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Mo-Sys puts the crowd back into sport Posted: 19/06/2020
Mo-Sys puts the crowd back into sport

London, UK, 19 June 2020: Mo-Sys Engineering, a global leader in real time camera tracking and remote systems, has announced a revolutionary approach to bringing the atmosphere back to live sport amid covid-19 restrictions. Providing precision, zero-latency tracking for any camera (including ultra-long box lenses for sport), the Mo-Sys camera tracking kit interfaces directly to the Unreal Engine or any broadcast render engine, allowing production companies to add virtual crowds to stands.

“After so many weeks, sports fans are desperate for any action,” said Michael Geissler, CEO of Mo-Sys. “But the frustration will turn to disappointment if the atmosphere of the game falls flat because of empty stands. We have developed a camera tracking kit which any outside broadcast can implement quickly and simply, capable of filling the stands with a virtual, but enthusiastic, crowd.”

The Mo-Sys camera tracking encoders are quickly mounted onto broadcast standard Vinten Vector heads, with no impact on the camera’s perfect balance and no backlash when panning and tilting. Zoom data is collected either by gear encoders or by a serial data link to digital lenses. The combined tracking data is sent over ethernet to the workstation hosting the augmented reality software.

“We are known for the absolute precision and stability of our camera tracking – that’s why Hollywood relies on our technology,” Geissler added. “In this application, we deliver precise tracking, including compensation for lens distortion, even when a 100:1 lens is zoomed fully.”

Mo-Sys has worked with Epic Games to develop a tight interface to the Unreal Engine, including support for the latest version 4.25 software. The result is that highly photo-realistic augmented reality – such as crowds filling the stands – can be integrated into live production with no limitations and negligible latency. The kit includes the bolt-on encoding kit for Vinten heads and the lens calibration tools.

Users can see the technology in action in a Mo-Sys LiveLab webinar, which will also include contributions from Epic Games and Canon. The webinars are on 30 June, at 10.00 (register at https://bit.ly/2N1Ve44) and repeated at 18.00 (register at https://bit.ly/30GqFZP). Michael Geissler of Mo-Sys will also join a distinguished panel with the RTS Thames Valley Creative Centre’s look at production techniques for audience shows in a time of pandemic on Thursday 25 June at 17.00 (register free at https://rts.org.uk/event/future-studio-audience).

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About Mo-Sys:

Mo-Sys is a world-leading provider of camera tracking and camera robotic systems supplying to broadcasters such as BBC, Sky, Fox, ESPN, CNN Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel and Netflix among many more. With a passion for innovation and design, Mo-Sys is at the forefront of live AR and virtual production technology with their StarTracker camera tracking system now powering more than 100 virtual TV studios around the world. For further information, www.mo-sys.com

Mo-Sys Company Contact:

Adam Smith, Marketing

adam@mo-sys.com

+44 (0) 208 858 3205


Mo-Sys Media Contact:

Jennie Marwick-Evans

jennie@manormarketing.tv

+44 (0) 7748 636 171



Tags: Mo-Sys Engineering | Camera Tracking | :ive Production | zero-latency | camera tracking kit | Unreal Engine | Render Engine | Augmented reality software | Epic Games | Live Production | Vinten Heads | Canon
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Mo-Sys Transforms Remote Production and Virtual Studios Posted: 11/03/2020
Mo-Sys Transforms Remote Production and Virtual Studios

Mo-Sys Engineering, a global leader in real time camera tracking and camera remote systems, can now remotely operate cameras on the other side of the world, without perceived delay, with the launch of TimeCam.

TimeCam represents a triple benefit to production companies. First, there is the saving in cost and environmental impact in sending camera operators to site. Second, it means that the most in-demand operators can be much more productive, providing excellent coverage at a live event each day rather than losing time through travel. Third, it means that you can add cameras to your coverage without adding headcount: for instance, a downhill ski race might have eight cameras along the course, with one operator controlling cameras 1, 3, 5 and 7 and a second controlling 2, 4, 6 and 8.

“’Traditional’ remote production puts the control back at base, but still needs camera operators to travel to the location,” explained Mo-Sys CEO Michael Geissler. “By compensating for latency in transmission and compression/decoding, TimeCam means that operators too can stay at base and be much more productive by operating on several events, when normally they could only be on one.”

As well as unveiling TimeCam, Mo-Sys will also demonstrate its flagship virtual studio technology StarTracker, which uses a constellation of dots on the studio ceiling as a camera tracking system. This is now extensively used by many prestige broadcasters to provide the tracking for augmented reality studios and is increasingly being built-in to studio cameras.

Whereas most virtual studios use a proprietary graphics system which in turn uses the Unreal gaming engine from Epic Games, StarTracker Studio (in a 19” rack) now features the plug-in Mo-Sys VP which we like to call Unreal Unleashed, a direct interface between the camera tracking and the UE4 render engine. Through the plug-in, control is direct, and no other software layer is wrapped around the Unreal Engine allowing full access to the latest UE4 features.

“Both TimeCam and StarTracker with Unreal Unleashed are transformative technologies, capable of bringing new creativity and productivity to the broadcast and movie worlds, allowing sophisticated productions around the globe,” Geissler said.

www.mo-sys.com

Tags: Mo-Sys Engineering | NAB | real time camera tracking | camera remote systems | TimeCam | virtual studio | augmented reality | latency | transmission | compression/decoding | StarTracker | Mo-Sys VP .Unreal Unleashed | UE4 render engine | turnkey | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Marco Borsato at De Kuip Stadium 2019 Posted: 21/10/2019
Marco Borsato at De Kuip Stadium 2019

Dutch megastar Marco Borsato recently played a stream of sold out record breaking shows at De Kuip stadium in The Netherlands. The set included a huge scale canvas in the form of a 1,000 square-meter LED screen. To power the impressive visuals needed for this event, Michael Al-Far of MalfMedia and Jo Pauly of Visual Solutions turned to disguise servers to provide the power. Six disguise vx 4 and four disguise gx 2 media servers played key roles in the innovative production driving the video content and facilitating real-time IMAG grading of the live feed and the integration of Notch VFX and multicam AR in the massive main screen graphics.

Marco Borsato consistently has been one of the most successful and biggest grossing artists in the Netherlands in the last twenty years. For the 2019 shows, Marco specifically requested that the starting point for the De Kuip shows would be the level of last year’s Sportpalais concerts where the team first introduced cinematographic content. “As an artist and photographer Marco felt the time had come for him to be involved in every step of this exciting project, so we had creative freedom, but he had the final say. Together with Set and Lighting Designer Carlo Zaenen we created the content book in which we outlined the look and feel of every song.” says MalfMedia founder Michael Al-Far.

“Marco Borsato was adamant that the live feed would be treated to fit better in the cinematographic content,” Michael notes. As a result, MalfMedia approached Lewis Kyle White to apply his vast experience in IMAG grading for live shows on this project.

The outdoor show posed a number of challenges: starting in daylight and transitioning to night; a canvas that was by some measures the largest screen ever used for an arena rock concert; the IMAG live feed embedded into the content and not shown on side screens; and a set list of 37 songs that all needed to have the same standard of quality.

Tags: disguise | live events | concert touring | AR graphics | media servers | vx 4 | gx 2 | Marco Borsato | MalfMedia | Visual Solutions | Notch | real-time rendering | Bubble Agency
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AWS Cloud Empowers Tangent Animation for Next Gen and Beyond Posted: 08/05/2019
AWS Cloud Empowers Tangent Animation for and ldquo;Next Gen and rdquo; and Beyond
Animated sci-fi feature “Next Gen” tells the story of a lonely, rebellious teenage girl who teams up with a top-secret robot to stop a madman’s plot for world domination. Featuring the voice talent of John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis, Michael Peña, David Cross and Constance Wu, the CG action-adventure was created as a joint effort by Baozou and Tangent Animation (https://www.tangent-animation.com), a subsidiary of Tangent Studios.
Tags: AWS | AWS Thinkbox | Amazon Web Services | Amazon | Netflix | Animation | Cloud Technology | Render
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Support Partners presents practical, proven cloud production at NAB 2019 Posted: 03/04/2019
Support Partners presents practical, proven cloud production at NAB 2019

While others talk about concepts for the cloud, Support Partners will be showing practical and proven hybrid cloud production workflows. Join us at NAB 2019 (8th – 11th of April) at the Microsoft booth (SL 6716) to learn more about these real world solutions.

Tags: Support Partners | NAB | NAB 2019 | Microsoft | Microsoft Azure | collaboration | practical | proven | hybrid cloud solutions | Azure GPU | Azure Batch | Microsoft Video Indexer | high-performance | Harry Grinling | VFX rendering | MKM Marketing Communications | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Fusion Studio Used to Produce VFX Shots for Hit Chinese TV Series Legend of Fuyao Posted: 29/10/2018
Fusion Studio Used to Produce VFX Shots for Hit Chinese TV Series Legend of Fuyao
Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by CG/VFX designer Alex Koryshev with Shenzhen based Plan B VFX to produce VFX shots for hit Chinese TV series “Legend of Fuyao.”
Tags: Blackmagic Design | BMD | Blackmagic | VFX | Fusion | CG | Matchmoving | Rotoscoping | Animation | Compositing | Rendering
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StarTrackerVFX with novel dual-render workflow brings Hollywood-grade VFX to all-sized budgets at IBC2018 Posted: 10/09/2018
StarTrackerVFX with novel dual-render workflow brings  Hollywood-grade VFX to all-sized budgets at IBC2018
At IBC2018, Mo-Sys will combine Unreal Engine’s interface and Live Link capabilities as well as the ray-tracing render strengths of Chaos Group’s V-Ray with its real-time camera tracking system, StarTrackerVFX, for a complete, automated virtual production workflow. This will demonstrate how all-sized budgets can now access Hollywood-quality VFX with one simple workflow.
Tags: Mo-Sys | IBC2018 | IBC | Render | previs | pre-vis | real time | StarTracker | StarTrackerVFX | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Exterity selects Ekiohs TV Browser for its range of IP video products Posted: 10/04/2018
Exterity selects Ekiohs TV Browser for its range of IP video products

Ekioh announced today that Exterity, a leading provider of IP video and digital signage technologies, has selected Ekioh's TV Browser to be built into its range of IPTV and digital signage solutions. Products are already being deployed in corporate offices, hospitals, hotels, casinos and airports through the world using the two companies' technologies.

Tags: IPTV | digital signage | Ekioh | HTML | Exterity | browser | embedded | networked video | IP | rendering | UI
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Toolfarm Introduces RenderGarden Plug-in for Dramatically Faster Rendering in Adobe After Effects Posted: 29/11/2017
Toolfarm Introduces RenderGarden Plug-in for Dramatically Faster Rendering in Adobe After Effects

Toolfarm, a leading global distributor and reseller of video, VFX, 3D, and motion graphics software applications and plug-ins, announced today the release and immediate availability of the new RenderGarden plug-in for Adobe® After Effects® CC (Mac and Windows), developed by Mekajiki. Accelerating render speeds by as much as 3X, RenderGarden leverages existing system hardware processing power to improve the speed of motion graphics and visual effects workflows.

Tags: adobe after effects | plug in | rendering | motion graphics | effects | hardware | rendergarden
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Jellyfish Pictures launches VFX and animation technology business RenderWise Posted: 27/07/2017
Jellyfish Pictures launches VFX and animation technology business RenderWise

 BAFTA and multi-award-winning production studio, Jellyfish Pictures, today announced that it has launched a subsidiary business called RenderWise. Responding to the obstacles faced when met with time sensitive demands, RenderWise offers cloud hybrid rendering and virtual studio solutions for VFX and animation applications. RenderWise officially launches at SIGGRAPH 2017, taking place in Los Angeles from 30 July to 3 August, and will be available for demonstrations on the Microsoft stand (923).

Tags: Jellyfish | VFX | Renderwise | Microsoft | animation studios | studios | the cloud | rendering | Virtual studio solutions
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Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season Posted: 23/02/2017
Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season

Artists from around the world used media and entertainment software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) for the 22nd year to help bring 2016s most popular films to the big screen. Autodesk also received recognition from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, earning a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech) for the Arnold renderer.

Tags: Autodesk | Arnold | Arnold Renderer | Flame | 3ds | Maya | Shotgun | Academy Awards | Sci-Tech Awards | Film | Film Nominations | VFX
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Idonix show new products and features at BVE 2017 Posted: 13/02/2017
Idonix show new products and features at BVE 2017

Idonix will be attending BVE with Vizrt this year, showcasing their real time graphics services alongside new features of their Ignition Post cloud rendering service.

Tags: Vizrt | Idonix | Ignition Post | Graphics workflow | post rendered graphics | graphics services | BVE 2017 | BVE 2017
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ERA Cloud Expands with New Archive Solutions (Stand H39, BVE 2016) Posted: 01/02/2016
ERA Cloud Expands with New Archive Solutions (Stand H39, BVE 2016)

At BVE 2016 (23-25 February, London ExCel, stand H39) ERA, leading IT solutions provider to the broadcast and media industry, will highlight its portfolio of cloud services and unveil new hosted storage solutions for content management and long-term archiving:  ERA Cloud Copy and ERA Cloud Archive.

Tags: ERA | BVE | BVE 2016 | Cloud Services | Cloud | IAAS | SAAS | Cloud Copy | Cloud Archive | Render OnDemand | ERA RenderOnDemand | ERA RemoteEdit | remote edit | collaborative editing | Archive | longterm archive | content management | TMD | Paragon | MXFserver | BTCC | Rob Austin Racing | BVE 2016 | BVE 2016
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ERA unveils new Render On-Demand Services and amp; showcases collaborative workflows at BVE 2015 (Stand L40) Posted: 05/02/2015
ERA unveils new Render On-Demand Services and amp; showcases collaborative workflows at BVE 2015 (Stand L40)

At BVE 2015 (24-26 February, London ExCel, Stand L40) ERA, leading IT solutions provider to the broadcast & media industry, will demonstrate cloud-based, collaborative workflows from Adobe and unveil new services available through ERA Cloud, including hosted infrastructure for Render and Transcode on-demand. The company will also showcase Dells high-performance workstation technology for creativity on the go.

Tags: ERA | ERA Cloud | Render on demand | Transcode on demand | hosted services | collaborative workflow | Adobe Anywhere | Mxfserver | Dell Precision M3800 | Dell Precision T1700 | Dell workstations | BVE 2015 | BVE 2015
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Orads Video Wall Solutions Now Enhanced with a Web-Based Configurator Tool for Increased Efficiency Posted: 28/01/2015
Orads Video Wall Solutions Now Enhanced with a Web-Based Configurator Tool for Increased Efficiency

Today, Orad has announced that its video wall solutions have been enhanced with a Layout Configurator, allowing operators to create or edit the layout of their HDVG video rendering signals from a web browser. The configuration changes are updated in real time so all changes can be observed live.

Tags: Orad | HDVG4 | Video Rendering | Layout Configurator
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