Mo-Sys and ACO Partner to Host Robotics Showcase

London, UK. July 28, 2023 – Mo-Sys Engineering, the leading provider of camera tracking and robotics solutions for the film and broadcast industries, today announced that it is partnering with the Association of Camera Operators (ACO) to host a Robotics Showcase. The event will take place on 15th August 2023, at The Cleveland Arms in London.

The Robotics Showcase will feature Mo-Sys’ latest camera robotics technology, including the G30 gyro-stabilized remote head, the L40 remote head, and the Pan bar and Handwheel controls. Attendees will have an opportunity to take a close look at the technology and meet the Mo-Sys team, who will be on hand to answer any questions. The event also represents an opportunity to meet and network with other ACO members.

“We are excited to partner with the ACO to host this event,” said Stephen Gallagher, Marketing Director at Mo-Sys. “The ACO is a great organization that represents the best camera operators in the world. We are looking forward to showcasing our latest camera robotics technology to ACO members and answering any questions they may have.”

The Robotics Showcase is a free event. To RSVP, please contact us.

Mo-Sys to partner with the Association of Camera Operators for Robotics Showcase

About Mo-Sys Engineering

Mo-Sys Engineering is a leading provider of camera tracking and robotics solutions for the film and broadcast industries. Mo-Sys’ products are used by some of the world’s leading filmmakers and broadcasters, including Disney, Lucasfilm, and the BBC. Mo-Sys is headquartered in the UK and has offices in the US, Europe, and Asia.

About the Association of Camera Operators

The Association of Camera Operators (ACO) is a professional organization for camera operators in the film and broadcast industries. The ACO’s mission is to promote the highest standards of camera operating and to provide a forum for camera operators to share knowledge and experience. The ACO has over 400 members in 15 countries.

Virtual Studios Boost Student Numbers at the University of Sunderland

London, UK. 27 July 2023 – Virtual Studios Boost Student Numbers at the University of Sunderland.

The University of Sunderland has seen a significant increase in student numbers and international interest since announcing their investment in Mo-Sys equipped virtual production studios.

University of Sunderland
Virtual Studios Boost Student Numbers at the University of Sunderland

The virtual studios, which were installed by Mo-Sys partner CJP Broadcast Service Solutions include an impressive 10m x 3.5m curved LED wall and incorporate the latest Mo-Sys technology.

Ensuring students gain experience with the latest industry equipment, the LED Volume utilises Mo-Sys’ VP Pro XR LED Content Server and features Multi-camera switching, Cinematic XR Focus, Set Extensions, Mo-Sys StarTracker camera tracking which seamlessly blends the real-world foreground with the CGI virtual scene, together with Pan bar and Hand wheel controls.

Virtual Studios Boost Student Numbers at the University of Sunderland

“Virtual production has been the catalyst to raising the profile of the university,” said Ian McPake, Programme Leader for Film Production. “The new technology has increased our exposure in the UK and around the world. And teaching virtual production as part of our courses is providing students with valuable skills and knowledge, and the result is they have a much greater chance of being employable when they graduate.”

The new studios have been met with enthusiasm from students, who have taken to the new technology really well. “Higher education is a competitive market and it’s hard to stand out, especially being situated in the North East of England,” said Craig Moore, Senior TV and Virtual Production Studio Technician. “Having this facility has started to turn people’s heads who otherwise wouldn’t have considered studying at the University of Sunderland.”

CJP installed virtual studios at the University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland is one of the few universities in the UK to have this technology, which makes them front runners in embedding Virtual Production in their courses. This has led to increased interest from international students and industry, with companies also now looking towards Sunderland.

“After seeing what Sunderland has done, other universities are now thinking of investing in the same systems,” added Ian McPake. “Connections with local industry have improved and companies want to come in and use this technology. Students will be leaving Sunderland with VP knowledge and experience which is in high-demand and therefore incredibly valuable.”

The University of Sunderland is proud to be at the forefront of virtual production education. The new studios are a valuable asset to the university and wider region, and these are helping to prepare students for the jobs of the future.

MAXI Selects Mo-Sys StarTracker for Volvo Product Launch

Curitiba, Brazil – MAXI, a leading provider of cutting-edge technology for live hybrid and virtual events, today announced that it selected Mo-Sys StarTracker to deliver a major new product launch for Volvo.

Volvo factory in Brazil where MAXI used StarTracker for Corporate Virtual Production

The corporate virtual production event, which took place at the Volvo factory in Curitiba, Brazil, showcased four new trucks. MAXI was responsible for the entire technology stack required to deliver the high-profile launch, including building an LED virtual studio, providing the virtual production technology, and tracking the camera movements using Mo-Sys StarTracker.

StarTracker being calibrated at Volvo

StarTracker is a state-of-the-art camera tracking system that provides precise and reliable data in real time. This was essential for the Volvo launch, as the camera movements had to be synchronized with the virtual environment in order to create a seamless viewing experience for the audience.

StarTracker for Volvo

“We always search for the best products in the market to ensure our high-profile projects for the likes of Volvo go to plan without problems,” said José Augusto, Director Executivo of MAXI. “StarTracker was chosen as it offers the most precise and reliable camera tracking data available. The versatility of the system, which can be used with different types of cameras, lenses, and grip, was also a key factor in our decision.”

The Volvo launch event was broadcast live to 10,000 people, including Volvo employees, dealers, press, and clients. The audience was able to get a close-up view of the new trucks in a realistic virtual environment.

StarTracker at Volvo Brazil

“We were delighted with the results of the Volvo launch,” said José Augusto. “The use of Mo-Sys StarTracker ensured that the camera movements were smooth and precise, and the virtual environment was incredibly realistic. The audience was able to get a truly immersive experience of the new trucks.”

About MAXI. MAXI is a leading provider of cutting-edge technology for live hybrid and virtual events. The company offers a wide range of services, including LED virtual studios, virtual production technology, and camera tracking. MAXI has a proven track record of delivering successful events for a wide range of corporate clients, including Volvo.

About Mo-Sys StarTracker. Mo-Sys StarTracker is a state-of-the-art camera tracking system that provides precise and reliable data in real time. The system uses a constellation of stars to track the position and orientation of a camera, even in challenging environments. StarTracker is used by a wide range of industries, including film, television, education and corporate content creation.

Mo-Sys Announce New StarTracker Max Features

London, UK. 25 July 2023 – New StarTracker Max Features Announced

Mo-Sys, the world leader in camera tracking technology, today unveiled more details about its StarTracker Max real-time camera tracking solution.

StarTracker Max is the latest absolute camera tracking solution from Mo-Sys, who pioneered random marker-based camera tracking with the introduction of the original StarTracker. StarTracker is trusted by the world’s leading broadcasters and film producers, and is recognised as having the largest installed base of any professional camera tracking solution.

Max has been developed with the benefit of Mo-Sys’ unrivalled 25 years’ experience in camera tracking, and marks the beginning of an exciting new platform which builds on trusted StarTracker technology.

Mo-Sys StarTracker Max

The new lightweight and miniaturised StarTracker Max leverages improved hardware and algorithms to produce Mo-Sys’ most accurate tracking solution to date, and promises an exciting development path of game-changing capabilities.

“We are excited to announce more details about StarTracker Max,” said Stephen Gallagher, Marketing Director of Mo-Sys. “The team has worked hard to improve on an already successful design. StarTracker Max has been miniaturised and operates at higher resolution with a higher framerate to produce our most accurate camera tracking solution ever, and it does this while still avoiding any need for external PC’s as all processing is handled within the 450g unit.”

A new brochure explains a simple web-based user interface and time-saving wizards, improved connectivity and provides a comprehensive overview of all the new features and benefits of StarTracker Max, the most advanced and accurate camera tracking solution on the market.

StarTracker Max is available now for purchase from Mo-Sys and its authorized resellers. For more information and to download a copy of the new brochure, please click here.