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Mo-Sys introduces the one-stop 4K virtual studio Posted: 16/07/2020
Mo-Sys introduces the one-stop 4K virtual studio

Mo-Sys, a world leader in precision camera tracking solutions for virtual studios and augmented reality, has brought virtual studio production within reach of everyone with StarTracker Studio, the world’s first pre-assembled production package. The system is scalable to any size production, and can support 4K Ultra HD.

Critical for virtual studio and augmented reality production is to track the position of each camera in three-dimensional space across all six axes of movement. StarTracker from Mo-Sys is proven as the most precise and reliable camera tracking package, using dots on the studio ceiling (“stars”) which are placed at random and tracked to plot camera positions with extraordinary accuracy.

 

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Wooden Camera Announces Accessories for RED KOMODO Posted: 16/07/2020
Wooden Camera Announces Accessories for RED and reg; KOMODO and trade;

Wooden Camera is excited to announce a full range of RED Approved accessories compatible with the much-anticipated RED KOMODO camera. These products are currently available for pre-order with an expected ship date in early August.

The Accessory Kits range from Base, Advanced, and Pro and include all new RED KOMODO specific accessories like the LW 15mm Baseplate (RED KOMODO) and Complete Top Mount Kit (RED KOMODO, ARCA Swiss). The Complete Top Mount Kit features a brand-new Top Mount that provides a center ARCA Swiss style dovetail clamping slot as well as 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threaded holes for attaching accessories. The kit includes all three top mount ARCA Swiss accessories: Top Handle, Monitor Hinge, and Top Plate.

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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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It is not just about the kit. Practical solutions for creative people from CVP at BSC Expo 2020 Posted: 23/01/2020
It and rsquo;s not just about the kit. Practical solutions for creative people from CVP at BSC Expo 2020

CVP, one of the UK’s leading production solutions providers, will be providing hands-on experience with some of the latest kit to reach the UK market at this year’s BSC Expo 2020 (Friday 31st January to Saturday 1st February, Battersea Evolution, London).

Featuring a set inspired as a homage to the BSC’s 70th anniversary, the showcase at BSC Expo will allow customers to compare like-for-like options and to get hands-on with the equipment they are interested in — along with all the necessary accessories — to find out how their creative desires can be best fulfilled.

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Atomos Shogun 7 and Apple ProRes and reg; RAW gives a low budget feature film a cinematic edge Posted: 12/12/2019
Atomos Shogun 7 and Apple ProRes and reg; RAW gives a low budget feature film a cinematic edge

New action comedy, School Fight, uses the Shogun 7 HDR monitor/recorder to give the Sony FS7 a new lease of life

How do you make a full-length feature film, with flawless, cinematic values when your camera budget only stretches to the Sony FS7 cinema cameras already owned by the crew? It’s a conundrum the production team behind new action comedy, School Fight, solved by adding cutting edge recording technology from Atomos and Apple to their arsenal.

School Fight is a low budget, independent feature film, but you’d be forgiven for assuming the investment in the on-screen image was far more high-end. This comes from the crew’s unwavering commitment to achieving the highest possible production values by squeezing everything they could out of the camera equipment they had available and a minimal budget.

The concept for the film was the brainchild of seasoned stunt professional Damien Walters, so it’s no surprise that action sequences, fight scenes and all manner of carefully choreographed carnage is all featured heavily. He joined forces with producer Joby Stephens to bring this vision to life in full cinematic glory.

 

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Finepoint Broadcast gears up for 2020 with a major further investment in Canon UHD lenses Posted: 11/12/2019
Finepoint Broadcast gears up for 2020 with a major further investment in Canon UHD lenses

As part of a strategy of continuing investment to track with the latest market requirements, Finepoint Broadcast, a leading UK dry hire provider of production and OB equipment to the global marketplace, has announced the further addition of a range of Canon lenses to its hire stock portfolio.

The additions include the standard Canon CJ24, plus the Canon CJ45 and large UJ90 lenses (UHD DIGISUPER).

Finepoint Broadcast Hire Manager Clive Northen said, “Finepoint has not seen the disruptive business peaks and troughs of recent years that have been so prevalent in various broadcast sectors. To the contrary, our growth has been steady and continuous, due in part to our continual evaluation and investment in technologies, such as these Canon lenses, that provide a direct benefit to our customers.”

Finepoint Broadcast Chief Engineer Andrew Mckenzie said, “The Canon CJ24 is an acclaimed telephoto lens with a 24x broadcast zoom and a focal length of 7.5-180mm that offers 4K performance that is ideal for on-the-shoulder newsgathering. The ultra-high zoom CJ45 is packed with innovative, class-leading technology that is perfectly suited to wildlife and live-sport deployments.

And with a 90x zoom, 9-810mm focal length, and image stabilisation that's fully compatible with 2/3" 4K cameras and broadcast environments where HDTV is currently in use, the Canon UHD DIGISUPER 90 lens is perfect for expanding Finepoint Broadcast’s 4K lens range.”

Tags: Finepoint Broadcast | Investment | Canon | Canon UHD Lenses | Dry Hire | Canon Lens Hire | Canon CJ24 | Canon CJ45 | Canon UJ90
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Glass to display innovation from Canon at IBC 2018 Posted: 29/08/2018
Glass to display innovation from Canon at IBC 2018

At IBC 2018, Canon Europe will showcase 4K/UHD HDR innovation – from glass to display – with its comprehensive line-up of unrivalled and sector-leading film and broadcast products, innovative solutions and next-generation concepts, designed to futureproof broadcasters and filmmakers alike.

Tags: Canon | IBC | 4K | UHD | HDR | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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SEE AND TRY THE NEW AND LATEST AATON-TRANSVIDEO PRODUCTS AT IBC 2018 Posted: 23/08/2018
SEE AND TRY THE NEW AND LATEST AATON-TRANSVIDEO PRODUCTS AT IBC 2018

See and try the new and latest Aaton-digital and Transvideo products at IBC, on show and demo on the Aaton-Transvideo booth 12.F30 at IBC 2018:

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2018 Engineering Excellence Award Winners Announced by HPA Posted: 28/06/2018
2018 Engineering Excellence Award Winners Announced by HPA

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2018 HPA Engineering Excellence Award. Winners were determined at a blue ribbon judging session held at IMAX on the 16th of June. The coveted honor will be bestowed November 15, 2018 at the 13th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

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Canon to showcase new EOS C700 FF at Media Production Show 2018 Posted: 03/05/2018
Canon to showcase new EOS C700 FF at Media Production Show 2018
Canon will showcase its all-encompassing professional imaging range at the 2018 Media Production Show, including the newly announced EOS C700 FF for the first time in the UK. The Canon stand (412) will also feature the new CN-E20mm T1.5 L F lens, the latest reference display line up and full suite of EOS cameras as well as talks from DoP Ricky Patel on his recent experience of shooting with the EOS C200.
Tags: Canon | 4K | EOS C700 FF | EOS C700 | NAB 2018 | MPS 2018
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Canon extends reference display line-up with the 12G-SDI capable DP-V2421, DP-V1711 and firmware updates for improved 4K HDR workflow Posted: 02/04/2018
Canon extends reference display line-up with the 12G-SDI capable DP-V2421, DP-V1711 and firmware updates for improved 4K HDR workflow
Canon today expands its industry-leading range of 4K reference monitors with the launch of two 12G-SDI capable models (DP-V2421 and DP-V1711) and an extensive firmware update to enhance HDR monitoring features, streamline workflows and improve collaboration with third party manufacturers. Additionally, a chargeable firmware upgrade will be provided to increase luminance of 17-inch displays DP-V1711 and DP-V1710.
Tags: Canon | ref display | reference display | DP-V2421 | DP-V1711 | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Canon launches the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F, a large format super-fast cine prime lens with EF mount to deliver outstanding 4K footage Posted: 02/04/2018
Canon launches the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F, a large format super-fast cine prime lens with EF mount to deliver outstanding 4K footage

Canon has announced the launch of the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F, a wide-angle lens perfect for high-quality cinematic productions. Offering outstanding optical capability and superior lens build, the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F enables the straightforward capture of stunning 4K images and enhances the current cine prime lens range.

Tags: Canon | 4K | UHD | Lens | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Canon launches flagship full frame Cinema EOS camera Posted: 02/04/2018
Canon launches flagship full frame Cinema EOS camera
Canon has released its flagship full frame Cinema EOS camera, the C700 FF. Thanks to a newly developed, next generation Canon full frame 38.1 mm x 20.1mm CMOS sensor, the camera is capable of recording up to 5.9K, delivering ultimate creative freedom and quality. The EOS C700 FF also supports multi-format recording, shooting with EF, PL and anamorphic lenses. When using EF lenses, the C700 FF supports Canon’s innovative autofocus (AF) system, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which is ideal for full frame format shooting.
Tags: Canon | 4K | EOS | EOS Cinema Camera | C700 | C700 FF | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Canon strengthens 2 3 and rdquo; broadcast lens range with four new high-quality 4K models Posted: 02/04/2018
Canon strengthens 2 3 and rdquo; broadcast lens range with four new high-quality 4K models
Canon today announces the release of a medium, telephoto field box lens, the UJ66x9B, and three ENG/EFP broadcast lenses - the CJ24ex7.5B, CJ18ex7.6B and CJ14ex4.3B. Launched under a completely new lens category, UHDgc, the models feature smooth operability, while maintaining high lens build standards.
Tags: Canon | 4K | UHD | Lens | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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IMPRESSIVE NEW PRODUCTS FROM AATON-TRANSVIDEO AT NAB SHOW 2018 Posted: 29/03/2018
IMPRESSIVE NEW PRODUCTS FROM AATON-TRANSVIDEO AT NAB SHOW 2018

New products from Aaton-digital and Transvideo will be exhibited on their partners’ booths at the show:

On the ARRI booth the Transvideo StarliteHD2 monitor-recorder will be on demo with its new firmware upgrade giving increased resolution and reduced latency, enhancing its many capabilities further and making it also an excellent choice now for focus pulling. The upgrade will be available for all existing StarliteHD worldwide for a cost of 145 Euros. (ARRI booth C7925)

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