Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Plateau Virtuel Upgrades To XR

News Image
Plateau Virtuel has upgraded to extended reality (XR) with the real-time compositing/media-server platform SMODE.

Based in the Paris suburb (France), Plateau Virtuel specialises in the production of films, video clips and advertisements. The studio shoots against LED screens using a camera equipped with a tracking system that communicates with Unreal Engine, the 3D software best known for its use by videogame creators, where the content is rendered.

XR, explains Smode Tech CEO Francis Maes, is the ability to add augmented reality objects and extend the set beyond the physical LED screens. "With augmented reality, you can integrate content in the foreground of your scenery and make it interact with the actors' movements," he said. "And when filming beyond the LED walls, SMODE xR handles the set extension to create endless landscapes."

The content from Unreal (3x 4K in DisplayPort) is mixed in the SMODE xR compositing tool together with the four SDI inputs from the multicam, with DELTACAST’s FLEX solution ensuring perfect synchronisation and an end-to-end latency of just three frames. "Our FLEX solution has been specifically designed to address these high-density requirements with multiple formats while requiring only one free PCie slot," said Gerald Olivier, head of product marketing at DELTACAST. "FLEX can even support up to 32 I/O on a single PCIe."

SMODE brings content designers tools for assembling, compositing and adapting content for real-time video production. Thanks to SMODE xR, the whole virtual production pipeline is real-time; the post-processing, for example, is carried out live during the shooting.

The combined FLEX/SMODE xR solution is an additional server on top over the existing Unreal/nDisplay set-up, adding a layer of augmented reality and real-time final compositing.

Virtual production and extended reality are transforming the art of filmmaking, and SMODE is excited to offer a state-of-the-art software solution for creative directors and set technicians, adds Maes.

Bruno Corsini, co-founder of Plateau Virtuel, commented: "The way nDisplay operates with SMODE xR, via the FLEX solution, facilitates the workflow for any production that depends upon responsiveness and adaptivity. Thanks to this solution and the team, we could upgrade our virtual production facility with augmented reality, set extension and advanced real-time post processing. This definitely takes Plateau Virtuel’s offering to the next level."
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Sony's Hawk-Eye Captures Theatre Production In Technology World-First
Sony Digital Cinema 4K and Hawk-Eye Innovations have announce the first full proof of concept of Hawk-Eye's globally-renowned technology outside the w
NewTek Make IP-Based Sports Production A Reality
NewTek have announced the introduction of the NewTek 3Play® 3P1 – the most cost-effective, easy-to-use and feature-rich replay solution in the world w
Lawo Control & Processing At NEP Australia Production Hubs
NEP Australia (NEP) has entered into an agreement with Lawo, for its new IP-enabled production 'Hubs' in Sydney and Melbourne. NEP's Hubs enable multi
Zero Density Reality Technology Powers Winner Of IBC 2017 Innovation Award
At NAB 2016, a chance meeting between virtual studio company Zero Density and Groupe Média TFO, a public media organisation created by the government
disguise And White Light To Display 'SmartStage'
disguise and White Light have teamed up to showcase the ground-breaking 'SmartStage' powered by the award-winning disguise xR (Extended Reality) platf
EditShare To Highlight Enhancements For Production And Post Production
EditShare® is using its presence at the Media Production & Technology Show (MPTS, 11 – 12 May, Olympia, London, stand L726) to highlight its latest en
State-Of-The-Art Extended Reality Stage Opens In LA
A new and improved stage for Extended Reality (xR) production has been opened by disguise at its Los Angeles office. The xR stage features the latest
Media Links To Sponsor SVG Europe Sports Production Summit
Media Links has confirmed that it is one of this year's sponsors of the Sports Video Group Europe (SVG) Sports Production Summit. The event takes plac
Splice Becomes albert's First Post-Production Affiliate
Splice has been announced as the first post-production to become an albert Affiliate. Created to support independent production companies move towards
Creative Drive Remains The Beating Heart Of Post Production
We work in an industry where literally "time is money", and while technology and the way we work may have changed over the years, the drive for greate
Media Production Show 2018 To Host Production Services Village
The Media Production Show 2018 (MPS) is to host a Production Services Village for the first time. The Production Services Village will bring a variety
Custom Consoles Completes Production On NEP Television Production Facility
Custom Consoles has completed the installation of five control room desks for NEP Sweden's television production facility in Stockholm. Broadcast Solu
UK Studios: An International Success Story
It has often been said that Hollywood is the most recognisable film industry in the world, with hundreds of movies and television series generated eve
Lanterna Magica's reality cuts production time and expense of reality TV
Lanterna Magica, the video indexing and logging specialist, has announced the launch of Reality, an innovative new system that greatly streamlines the
RTS Announces Nominations For North West Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the nominations for its annual awards, at an event sponsored by Audio Network. Cat