PTZs Packing a Punch

In the last 18 months, with studios working with less on-site staff, Sony says it has seen a great interest in remotely controlled cameras, “especially those that offer high image quality.”

More recently, says Norbert Paquet, Head of Live Production, Sony Professional there’s been interest in PTZs with built in AI features or models compatible with third party specialist suppliers that offer advanced features such as facial or object tracking.

This is where collaboration with our partners such as Mo-Sys and others has really borne fruit for our customers, such as Aftonbladet or RTL Belgium who are using our BRC or SRG ranges to diversify their content offering, in easy to set up and smart environments.

Norbert Paquet, Head of Live Production, Sony Professional

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Mo-Sys discusses virtual production trends at CABSAT 2021

Philippe Vignal, Director of Sales and Business Development EMEA at Mo-Sys, spoke to BroadcastPro ME at CABSAT 2021 about the trends in virtual production, extended reality (XR) and the importance of the MENA market.

At this year’s show, Mo-Sys was co-exhibiting with new partner, Broadcast Solutions, one of the leading system integrators in the Middle East.

The Middle East is a very exciting region for us. We’re growing in this region currently and we are here inaugurating our partnership with Broadcast Solutions, a large world player in the distribution and system integration fields.

Philippe Vignal, Mo-Sys Engineering

Philippe also discusses the benefits of virtual production and how Mo-Sys’ technology fits within the virtual production landscape, allowing innovative content creation and story-telling.

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Mo-Sys and AlfaLite collaborate on LED VP Solutions

Mo-Sys Engineering 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. 

Mo-Sys has an established virtual production system, in the VP Pro XR content server and the StarTracker camera/lens tracking system. The advanced tools in VP Pro XR include the unique ability to pull focus seamlessly between real and virtual objects. By partnering with AlfaLite, Mo-Sys can now offer the ModularPix Pro LED tile modules in a one-stop package for a complete LED volume, multi-camera production system. 

“Movies, television and live events all want to benefit from virtual production,” said Michael Geissler, CEO of Mo-Sys. “Getting a complete, fully functional system from one supplier makes it easy for them to seize the advantages quickly, slashing the technical time and allowing them to get right on with the creativity.” 

Juan Vega, International Sales Manager of AlfaLite added “Both AlfaLite and Mo-Sys are well-known names in the virtual production market, respected for our advanced functionality and high levels of customer support in the key markets. Working together in partnership will strengthen our offering even further, and make us ever-more responsive to both experienced users and those looking to move into virtual production.”  Mo-Sys will install a ModularPix Pro P1 LED screen at its headquarters in London. AlfaLite will add a Mo-Sys VP Pro XR and StarTracker to its demonstration facilities in its factory in Huelva, Spain. The two companies will collaborate on marketing and exhibitions, as well as providing support for sales channels

Partnership with Broadcast Solutions ME at CABSAT 2021

Mo-Sys to detail LED and green screen virtual production solutions for sports, news, and entertainment

Mo-Sys 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.

“As one of the pioneering innovators of virtual production (VP), our technology is unique in bringing functionality that is tailored to the needs of the broadcast and film markets,“ said Philippe Vignal, Mo-Sys Engineering Director of Sales and Business Development, EMEA & APAC. “We are delighted to bring our solutions to customers across the Middle East in partnership with Broadcast Solutions”.

With nearly two decades of experience, Broadcast Solutions is one of the leading systems integrators in the Middle East, with a reputation for bringing together complex systems and technology for its customers in the broadcast and media sector. The partnership will support Mo-Sys’ expansion into the Middle East region and allow Broadcast Solutions to offer its customers access to cutting-edge virtual production solutions.

“The global virtual production sector saw explosive growth during 2020, which has continued into this year and shows no signs of slowing down. VP offers incredible value to broadcasters, filmmakers and production studios as we have seen from the rise in VP elements being used in live broadcast,” said Nicolas Hans, founding partner at Broadcast Solutions Middle East. “We are excited to partner with Mo-Sys and bring its market-leading solutions to our customers in the region.”

At CABSAT 2021 Mo-Sys will highlight VP Pro XR, a dedicated content server for real-time visual effects production using an LED volume, with or without set extensions (XR). This system is unique in being designed by broadcast and film technologists for creatives in these markets, and is capable of being used with green screen and LED volumes. A key feature of VP Pro XR is its unique patent-pending Cinematic XR Focus, enabling focus pulls between talent and virtual objects positioned virtually behind the LED volume.

At the Broadcast Solutions stand, Mo-Sys will additionally give CABSAT 2021 attendees the opportunity to learn about its flagship StarTracker camera tracking system. This is now the tracking technology of choice for many prestige broadcasters, including BBC Sport who used the system during its coverage of this Summer’s Tokyo Games, and featured a virtual set so convincing that viewers complained after it was revealed by a studio guest that the BBC presenters were not actually in Tokyo.

Mo-Sys and Broadcast Solutions can be found on booth 123 at CABSAT 2021.

Looking at the future, virtually

Broadcasting can be both cautious and enthusiastic in its approach to new technology. While virtual production has been around for some time, it is now becoming a priority for many broadcasters. In the first of a two-part feature, Kevin Hilton plugs in to see where it could be heading.

Camera tracking and robotics play a part in creating many of these worlds and Mo-Sys reports that the area of virtual production generating most interest in both TV and film right now involves shooting real-time visual effects in an LED volume.

Read the full article here.

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Mo-Sys StarTracker Shines at 80six

Mo-Sys is delighted with the success of the first Virtual Production Discovery Days hosted by its partner 80six at their studios in Slough early in September. The Mo-Sys StarTracker system was one of the key pieces of technology showcased in a series of demos during this interactive event designed to educate and inspire film, TV, and the creative sectors on the benefits of shooting on LED stages.

In today’s highly competitive market, finding ways to deliver high-end results and flawless images is something every DP strives for. The same goes for using virtual production (VP) techniques – they still have to meet the high standards and produce the level of quality that audiences demand. Known for its world-class services, 80six has chosen market-leading technology to create its VP studio facilities, including the Mo-Sys StarTracker.

“As the top optical tracking system, StarTracker is our choice for our studios and we’ve been impressed with the system’s ease of use, low latency and,” said Dan Hamill, Co-founder and Commercial Director at 80six. “It’s proved itself to be a very robust and reliable tracking system and that’s what our clients expect when they use our facilities.”

According to DP Brett Danton, VP gives him a lot of control, allowing oversight of the entire production in terms of lighting and camera movement – something that hasn’t been possible before. Commenting on the LED set up at 80six, he said, “one of the things I really like is the flexibility and the way the set-up can be reconfigured. It also allows for the different approaches that individual DPs have to lighting, opening up even more creativity.”

We are so proud of the incredible feedback for, and success of, the first Virtual Production Discovery Days and look forward to the next one.

To learn about future events at Virtual Production Studios by 80six, visit and If you’d like to register your interest for the next series of Virtual Production Discovery Days, please email

MOOV’s Virtual Studio Set for BBC Sport’s Tokyo Games Coverage

MOOV’s innovative Virtual Studio Production, featuring Mo-Sys StarTracker, has been shortlisted for the Broadcast Sports Awards

Mo-Sys Engineering 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. 

Dock10 at MediaCityUK hosted BBC Sport and the MOOV virtual production. The innovative design was at the heart of the BBC Sport’s main presentation and featured a stunning backdrop of the host city. Five Mo-Sys StarTracker camera tracking systems, along with remote camera heads, formed a key part of this virtual reality workflow. 

MOOV began work on implementing the concepts and designs for a studio that combined virtual sets, augmented reality, and real-time motion graphic well before the pandemic. The plan was to have the studio on location at the games, creating a dynamic virtual environment that provided a sense of spaciousness and enhanced both the storytelling and viewer engagement. However, with the arrival of the pandemic, the virtual studio design and workflow had to pivot to re-locate at Dock10’s Manchester facility.  

Michael Geissler, CEO Mo-Sys Engineering Ltd said, “We are so proud of the central role that StarTracker played in this landmark production of the events from Tokyo, and it was a pleasure to work with MOOV and BBC Sport once again. The StarTracker system was vital in helping MOOV pivot from its pre-pandemic plans to locating the studio in the UK and in maintaining a smooth integration between CGI and live elements. In fact, it was so seamless that viewers complained because they thought the studio was actually on location in Tokyo instead of in Manchester!”  

One of the biggest challenges when combining live action with computer-generated scenic elements is ensuring that the CGI knows exactly what the cameras are seeing at all times to ensure that the combined image remains precisely locked from start to finish. StarTracker is an elegant solution that makes something extraordinarily complex extremely simple, and gives a flawless end result. 

In the case of the design for Tokyo, there was additional complexity from having to operate within a multi-level studio. The team from MOOV also had to ensure that the rail camera was always out of shot which they were able to do using StarTracker by applying dynamic masking to the head of the jib. StarTracker also seamlessly integrated with the Brainstorm technology that MOOV deployed for the project. 

MOOV’s Virtual Studio Production for BBC Sport up for Broadcast Sports Award

Nevil Appleton, Director and Co-founder of MOOV, commented, “We own and have used Mo-Sys technology for a few years now, and StarTracker is our go-to system because it works, and so ticks every box for us. We pick best-in-class technology for the types of projects that we work on and thanks to StarTracker, camera tracking is the thing we have to worry about least – that is invaluable for us and our clients. The BBC Sport team was already familiar with the power and reliability of StarTracker from Match of the Day and its coverage of Wimbledon, so they knew what it could do and trusted that the system would perform as we needed it to.”  

Due to its unique combination of innovation and robustness, Mo-Sys StarTracker has earned preferred product status in the virtual production space and is now the camera tracking technology of choice for premium live events. The solution makes set-up for virtual production fast and easy using a random pattern of reflective dots – “stars” – on the studio ceiling to map camera positions in just a few moments. Once mapped, any StarTracker camera can be precisely located in three-dimensional space, and for 6-axes of movement. In addition, precision lens data enables the CGI elements to be distorted to match the camera lens for even greater realism. StarTracker also delivers extra flexibility in terms of the range of camera angles and the types of cameras and jibs that can be used in the studio.

Using Virtual Technology to ‘Amaze the Viewer’

In the NAB Show Daily Edition 2021, TV Tech’s Peter Suciu explores using virtual technology to ‘amaze the viewer’ and how artificial intelligence is enhancing the AR experience.

Game engines are providing production teams with real-time feedback, and even allowing those teams to make informed creative decisions on set, explained James Uren, technical director at Mo-Sys Engineering.

The technologies incorporated into our VP Pro and VP Pro XR solutions enable final pixel filming in LED volumes, previsualisation for green screen filming and augmented computer graphics in live television broadcast. These technical tools are giving directors, actors and production teams a tremendous boost and will be helping blur the lines even further between the real and virtual components in a shoot, creating stunning visuals to engage and delight their audiences.

James Uren, Technical Director
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Cinematic XR Focus Draws the Crowds at Cine Gear 2021

It’s a wrap on another successful year exhibiting at Cine Gear and we are delighted with the opportunity to re-connect with our industry friends and colleagues again.

The newly launched Cinematic XR Focus was the big crowd-puller at Cine Gear 2021 and one of the highlights on an extremely busy Mo-Sys booth. With virtual production (VP) now a hot topic, everyone – from schools and VFX companies to post production houses and broadcasters – is looking at ways to implement or incorporate VP into their content creation process. We had visitors ranging from people in their 20s right up to industry veteran of 20 years, all wanting to know how they can incorporate VP into their productions.

As a pioneer in providing technologies to create higher quality virtual productions, Mo-Sys gained a huge amount of interest at the event from potential customers as well as partners looking to collaborate on proof-of-concept (POC) projects. As one visitor commented, ours was some of the most compelling technology they have seen in some time.

Cine Gear was a fantastic opportunity to meet our industry colleagues and friends face to face and it has set us up with real momentum as we embark on the final quarter of 2021.