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HPA Announces Tech Retreat Supersession Details: Beyond the Hype Posted: 25/01/2022
HPA Announces Tech Retreat Supersession Details: Beyond the Hype

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced further details for the much-anticipated 2022 HPA Tech Retreat Supersession, this year focusing on virtual production. The Supersession will take place in person on Tuesday, February 22 during the four-day Tech Retreat. Programmed this year by respected industry experts Kari Grubin and Erik Weaver, the Supersession boasts an impressive lineup of speakers, demonstrations, and case studies from leaders in the adaptation and evolution of virtual production and in camera VFX. The program presents an unusual opportunity to see what happens when the major technology innovators and manufacturers collaborate in real time. Speakers are still being added and further updates will be available at hpaonline.com. 

Tags: HPA | HPA Tech Retreat | virtual production | Supersession | AOTO | Planar | Sony
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SMPTE Inks Partnership With the Entertainment Technology Center at USC to Study On-Set Virtual Production Solution Posted: 20/01/2022
SMPTE Inks Partnership With the Entertainment Technology Center at USC to Study On-Set Virtual Production Solution

SMPTE®, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Entertainment Technology Center, a department within the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (ETC), an entertainment technology think tank and research center. The memo supports a partnership between the two organizations to collaborate on a SMPTE solution for on-set virtual production (OSVP) — the first in the Society's planned series of Rapid Industry Solutions (RIS) intended to address quickly evolving technologies and their application across the media and entertainment industry.

Tags: On-set virtual production | Rapid Industry Solutions | OSVP | Entertainment Technology Center | SMPTE | USC
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Mo-Sys Launches G30 Gyro-Stabilized Head Posted: 13/01/2022
Mo-Sys Launches G30 Gyro-Stabilized Head

Mo-Sys Engineering, a world leader in image robotics virtual production and remote production, has announced the availability of its ground-breaking G30 gyro-stabilized head. 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 much simpler gimbal devices. 

Tags: Mo-Sys | virtual production | remote production | G30 gyro-stabilized | cameras | broadcast | technology | cinematography
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Autodesk Accelerates Creative Workflows With Real-Time Data Streaming From Maya to Unreal Engine Posted: 16/12/2021
Autodesk Accelerates Creative Workflows With Real-Time Data Streaming From Maya to Unreal Engine

Autodesk, in collaboration with Epic Games, has released a new Unreal Live Link for Autodesk® Maya® plugin, enabling seamless real-time animation data streaming from Maya to Epic’s Unreal Engine. Ideal for virtual production, game development, and previsualization workflows, the Live Link plugin allows artists to easily create and edit character assets in Maya, while simultaneously seeing live previews in Unreal. Effortless data transfer between Maya and Unreal speeds production workflows by enabling artists to produce more iterations and view changes in real-time to make more informed decisions, ultimately resulting in expedited project delivery.

Tags: Autodesk | Maya | Unreal | Virtual Production | Previs | Previz | Previsualization
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Exploring Virtual Production Experientially at the 2022 HPA Tech Retreat Posted: 10/12/2021
Exploring Virtual Production Experientially at the 2022 HPA Tech Retreat

HPA has announced that the 2022 HPA Tech Retreat Supersession, a daylong immersive exploration of a topic of critical interest to the industry, will focus on virtual production. Helmed by post executive Kari Grubin and ETC’s Erik Weaver, the event will engage participants in a hands-on experience of the promises and challenges of virtual production, from conception through post. Attendees will have direct access to the latest virtual production example environments, including multiple LED walls, cameras and game engines. Attendees will study different pitches, cameras and sensors and their impacts, and examine the engines that power virtual production. The 2022 Supersession will be an invaluable experience for anyone hoping to work in virtual production at any budget in the near future.

Tags: Virtual Production | HPA | HPA Tech Retreat
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SMPTE Rapid Industry Solutions On-Set Virtual Production Initiative Receives Epic MegaGrant Posted: 23/11/2021
SMPTE Rapid Industry Solutions On-Set Virtual Production Initiative Receives Epic MegaGrant

SMPTE®, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, today announced that SMPTE — through its newest program, Rapid Industry Solutions (RIS) On-Set Virtual Production Initiative (OSVP) — 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. The $150,000 Epic MegaGrant will empower SMPTE to deliver even more quickly on the promise of this first RIS Initiative.




Tags: Rapid Industry Solution | Epic | MegaGrant | RIS | On-Set Virtual Production
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Mo-Sys and APG Media Join Forces to Provide End-to-End Virtual Production Solutions Posted: 22/11/2021
Mo-Sys and APG Media Join Forces to Provide End-to-End Virtual Production Solutions

Mo-Sys™ Engineering, a leader in virtual production and image robotics, and APG Media, a leading LED volume rental provider and distributor, have partnered to provide customers with access to complete end-to-end LED virtual production set-ups, combining Mo-Sys' StarTracker and VP Pro XR with APG Media’s HyperPixel, customised LED wall solutions.

Tags: Mo-Sys | APG Media | virtual production | image robotics | LED volume | LED wall | StarTracker | VP Pro XR | HyperPixel | camera tracking | virtual technology | cinematography | Mo-Sys Refinery
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High Frame Rate Mo-Sys StarTracker and NearTime for LED boost ICVFX workflows Posted: 16/11/2021
High Frame Rate Mo-Sys StarTracker and NearTime for LED boost ICVFX workflows

Mo-Sys Engineering, world leader in image robotics and virtual production solutions, today reveals new solutions for LED virtual production with a high frame rate (HFR) StarTracker camera tracking system and the award-winning NearTime® workflow extended to LED volumes. 


Tags: Mo-Sys | Image robotics | virtual production | StarTracker | camera tracking | NearTime | LED volumes | VP Pro | VP Pro XR
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Garden Studios chooses Mo-Sys VP Pro XR for state-of-the-art virtual production stage Posted: 01/11/2021
Garden Studios chooses Mo-Sys VP Pro XR for state-of-the-art virtual production stage

Mo-Sys Engineering (www.mo-sys.com), world leader in precision camera tracking solutions for virtual production, has seen its latest VP Pro XR server deployed by London’s Garden Studios for its state-of-the-art virtual production (VP) stage installed in March 2021. Garden Studios is adding a second StarTracker camera and lens tracking system to support its ongoing R&D and expansion. 

Tags: Mo-Sys | Garden Studios | Virtual Production | VP Pro XR | StarTracker | Camera Tracking | film | broadcast | LED volume | television | Cinematic XR Focus
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Mo-Sys and AlfaLite collaborate on LED Virtual Production Solutions Posted: 26/10/2021
Mo-Sys and AlfaLite collaborate on LED Virtual Production Solutions

Mo-Sys Engineering (www.mo-sys.com), a leader in virtual production and image robotics, and Spanish company AlfaLite, the only European LED tile manufacturer, are collaborating to offer complete end-to-end LED virtual production solutions. Each company will have full demonstration facilities of the complete system at their respective headquarters. 

Tags: Mo-Sys | AlfaLite | LED | Virtual production | VP Pro XR | StarTracker | camera tracking | ModularPix Pro
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MO-SYS AND BROADCAST SOLUTIONS MIDDLE EAST ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP AT CABSAT 2021 Posted: 18/10/2021
MO-SYS AND BROADCAST SOLUTIONS MIDDLE EAST ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP AT CABSAT 2021

Mo-Sys™ Engineering a world leader in image robotics and virtual production solutions, will detail how its latest innovations enable both LED and green screen virtual production at CABSAT 2021. The company is co-exhibiting with Broadcast Solutions Middle East, one of the largest systems integrators in the EMEA region, following on from a newly inked partnership deal.

Tags: CABSAT | Broadcast Solutions | Middle East | Virtual Production | Image Robotics | Partnership | Broadcast | Production | LED volume | VP Pro XR | Cinematic XR Focus | StarTracker
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MO-SYS TECHNOLOGY PLAYED STARRING ROLE IN MOOVS VIRTUAL SET FOR BBC SPORTS TOKYO GAMES COVERAGE Posted: 13/10/2021
MO-SYS TECHNOLOGY PLAYED STARRING ROLE IN MOOVS VIRTUAL SET FOR BBC SPORTS TOKYO GAMES COVERAGE

Mo-Sys Engineering, a world leader in precision camera tracking solutions for virtual studios and augmented reality, today announces that its StarTracker technology was front and centre of the innovative virtual studio production for BBC Sport’s coverage of the Tokyo Games. The entire virtual graphics production was implemented by MOOV, the UK based sports and events graphics company, with the project being shortlist as a finalist at the 2021 Broadcast Sports Awards in November. 

Tags: Mo-Sys | MOOV. Virtual Production | Virtual Studio | StarTracker | Broadcast Sports Awards | Camera Tracking | Dock10. MediaCityUK | Broadcast | virtual reality | augmented reality | Tokyo Olympics | Brainstorm | Wimbledon | Match of the Day | Innovation
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APTN Selects Polygon Labs Data and Visualization Solutions for Canadian Election News Coverage Posted: 20/09/2021
APTN Selects Polygon Labs and rsquo; Data and Visualization Solutions for Canadian Election News Coverage

Polygon Labs, an innovative studio pushing the boundaries of interactive data applications and visual branding, has announced that one of its long-standing customers, APTN is using Polygon solutions for its news coverage of the Canadian Election. Based in Winnipeg, Canada, APTN is the world’s first national Indigenous broadcaster and connects with its audiences through genuine, inspiring and engaging entertainment on multiple platforms.

Tags: Polygon Labs | APTN | Canadian Election | News | data aggregation | visualization | real-time graphics | channel branding | virtual production | design services
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ASG Partners with Vizrt, Adds Viz Vectar Plus Switcher Option to Virtual Production Control Room Ecosystem Posted: 30/08/2021
ASG Partners with Vizrt, Adds Viz Vectar Plus Switcher Option to Virtual Production Control Room Ecosystem

Advanced Systems Group today announced it has partnered with Vizrt to integrate the Viz Vectar Plus software-based live production switcher into ASG’s Virtual Production Control Room using Vizrt’s NDI (Network Device Interface) video-over-IP protocol. NDI is also a key component in the VPCR ecosystem.

Tags: ASG | Vizrt | VPCR | NDI | virtual production | control room | cloud production
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Mo-Sys Unveils New Features With Launch of VP Pro 4.27 Posted: 19/08/2021
Mo-Sys Unveils New Features With Launch of VP Pro 4.27

Mo-Sys™ Engineering, a world leader in virtual production and image robotics,today announces the launch of Mo-Sys VP Pro 4.27 with a raft of new features that will support Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.27. During the preview period of Unreal Engine 4.27, Mo-Sys has used the new update to complete a full multi-camera shoot with Amazon. The update was also put through a comprehensive, multi-camera technical rehearsal for a major Netflix production.

Tags: Mo-Sys | Mo-Sys Engineering | VP Pro | VP Pro 4.27 | Epic Engines | Unreal Engine 4.27 | virtual production | image robotics | New features
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