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The Invisible solution brings real-time characters and effects to productions of all sizes and budgets.

disguise And’s Real-time Markerless Motion Capture Solution Is Now Available June 2nd 2023 - 11:00 AM

disguise has announced the immediate availability of its latest solution, Invisible — a complete technology bundle for real-time markerless motion capture developed in partnership with Removing the need for markers, wearable suits or long calibration set ups, the Invisible solution allows anyone to mirror their movements onto a character rig within disguise’s Designer software in real time.

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One of two new Visual radio studios at RTÉ’ in Dublin Ireland. Both were designed for comfort and operational flexibility.

System Showcase: Ireland’s RTÉ Adds Video To Its Radio Studios To Increase Content Value May 31st 2023 - 09:30 AM

RTE’s move to new studios prompted a project to add more sophisticated video capabilities to its new radio studios, reflecting a global trend towards the consumption of radio online.

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Bridging/Making/Linking Tools Into Real News Workflows May 22nd 2023 - 09:30 AM

“Tom”, they said to me in the closing hours of a major trade show: “could you possibly write 1600 words or so on the topic of news?”. I immediately said “yes” and once home I skipped breakfast then sat down to write this – I thought about my recent attendances at NAB, IBC, various DPP, EBU and SMPTE conferences to try and identify what I thought people actually want to hear and realized that while it’s very easy to come up with 1600 words on a specific topic (say, “the potential long-term impact of 5G on contribution workflows”, or “the possibilities of ingest-stage AI metadata on improving monetization of file-based archives”, for example – pick a topic from your favorite conference) it’s far harder with a topic as broad as “News”.

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Vendor Spotlight: Chyron May 10th 2023 - 09:00 AM

Chyron’s new mantra is flexibility.

​Founded in 1966, Chyron’s technology has become so ingrained in the broadcast industry that its very company name has become the standard term for a caption superimposed over usually the lower part of a video image during a news broadcast.

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Major productions are now using volume stages to save cost and enhance creativity for everyone involved.

Virtual Production Set To Be A Major Theme At 2023 NAB Show April 5th 2023 - 09:30 AM

In the area of virtual production, the times have certainly changed. From the early days of shooting against a green screen and compositing the image in real time, the biggest productions are now using large “volume” stages where actors are filmed in front of giant wrap around LED screens to capture the end result in camera.

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Motion picture technology company Magicbox has created a complete volume studio onboard a 42-foot semi-trailer.

Magicbox Puts Virtual Production Inside An LED Volume On Wheels March 6th 2023 - 09:00 AM

Virtual production studios are popping up across the globe as the latest solution for safe and cost/time-effective TV and movie production. This method replaces on location shooting and, by utilizing all-encompassing LED walls (often called “volumes”), is fundamentally changing the way motion pictures are produced.

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Amazon’s new Stage 15 facility uses volumetric capture workflows to streamline production projects.

Inside Amazon Studios Huge New VVC Virtual Production Studio On Historic Culver City Lot January 23rd 2023 - 09:30 AM

Exciting new types of on-premise and cloud-based feature film and episodic television production and post workflows are now being experimented with and deployed at Amazon Studios’ recently opened virtual production stage, dubbed Stage 15, in Culver City, Calif.

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Creating Virtual Production Environments With Production Supervisor Don Bitters September 8th 2022 - 09:00 AM

Much of the attention enjoyed by virtual production currently goes to the spectacular stages with LED displays the size of half a dozen cinema screens. The material we put on those displays, though, can come from a number of places, and anyone putting together a virtual shoot will quickly encounter some subtleties that can make life easier – or, if mishandled, a lot harder.

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