Mo-Sys and Erizos combine to power NBC Sports broadcast

Mo-Sys and Erizos combine to power interactive virtual table for major NBC Sports broadcast

The Tour de France is one of the world’s most prestigious cycle races with its route crossing France and traversing neighbouring countries. In 2023, the competition attracted a total audience of 42.5 million on French television alone, and millions more around the globe.

NBC immersed its viewers with a new, innovative commentary solution from Erizos. The Virtual Table gave a new perspective, elevated with improved rider stats and analysis through the use of real-time data driven graphic animations which conveyed the energy and excitement of the race.

Mo-Sys and Erizos combine to power NBC Sports broadcast

The solution showcased new capabilities of the Virtual Table, now able to deliver content with enhanced speed, precision, and realism while incorporating advanced shading and lighting techniques that parallel the capabilities of Unreal Engine.

Mo-Sys’ VP Pro integrated tracking data from StarTracker with lens distortion and provided Fill and Key signals for external compositing in the studio’s switcher.

Mo-Sys and Erizos combine. This image showing presenters in the studio using Erizos Virtual Table during commentary of the Tour de France

Gaussian Splat: A New Era for Virtual Production?

Mo-Sys Engineering, a leader in virtual production innovation, is experimenting with Gaussian Splat, a revolutionary scene creation technique that has the potential to transform the way photorealistic content is produced.

Virtual production is entering an exciting new phase, where the creation of production-ready photorealistic 3D content is being radically simplified.

Previously photogrammetry looked to have solved this problem but was ultimately found to be too complex. Then came NeRF, a smarter way of generating 3D environments from video footage with the help of AI. This technique did simplify the capture process but introduced impractical render delays.

Gaussian Splat is enabling a new, simple and rapid scene capture process without AI, and the performance sapping issues associated with NeRF.

Born out of a European Research Council funded project and pioneered by Bernhard Kerbl and Georgios Kopansas of the University Cote D’Azur, Gaussian Splat is making it possible to create photorealistic scenes quickly from a variety of sources, including drone footage, handheld cameras, and even smartphones.

Mo-Sys is now experimenting with Gaussian Splat and has already found several ways of implementing it for use inside Unreal Engine. This is the beginning of an exciting journey and Mo-Sys is committed to sharing details of our learning.

Take 2 Studios select StarTracker Max

Take 2 Studios select StarTracker Max for new, state-of-the-art virtual studios

Salzburg, Austria – 14th October 2023 – Take 2 Studios select StarTracker Max for new, state-of-the-art virtual studios. Located in the heart of Europe, Take 2 Studios objective is to provide clients with an agile, cost-effective, reliable and sustainable virtual production environment.

Take 2 Studios select StarTracker Max
Mo-Sys supports Take 2 Studios during grand opening event, Salzburg, Austria

Founded by sibling team Viktoria and Felix Brandstetter, who share a deep passion for creative, innovative and collaborative working, Take 2 Studios has already completed its first feature-length TV commercial project for one of the world’s leading automotive brands. The team has also quickly established a strong pipeline of opportunities underlined by a successful grand opening which attracted global interest.

Viktoria Brandstetter explained “I’ve always been involved with graphic design and marketing. Felix started out as an audio engineer before a love of technology and storytelling drew him to film, and ultimately Virtual Production. We regularly found ourselves collaborating on projects and always wanted to work together in a bigger way. We’re excited to combine our strengths, learn and grow together with our team, while delivering amazing projects for our clients.”

Take 2 Studios Viktoria Brandstetter speaks to Mo-Sys' Stephen Gallagher
Take 2 Studios co-founder Viktoria Branstetter speaks with Mo-Sys’ Marketing Director, Stephen Gallagher

StarTracker Max sits at the core of Take 2 and is instrumental in bringing clients’ virtual production ideas to fruition. Studio 1 features an 8m x 3m curved LED volume while Studio 2 offers a large cyclorama wall.

“We are committed to providing clients with the best possible experience,” added Felix Brandstetter, co-founder of Take 2 Studios. “An important step to delivering this was the careful selection of equipment. We simply couldn’t afford to make mistakes, so took our time in researching solutions and meeting manufacturers. These relationships matter, and we quickly felt a strong connection with Mo-Sys, so camera tracking became one of the easiest choices.

With its new browser interface, StarTracker Max was super easy to set-up and has performed brilliantly ever since. Our engineers love the rock-solid performance, small design and that there is no external PC.

From a business perspective, we will be able to access extra features soon, and don’t need to re-home or regularly tweak calibration. That means maximum studio up time, happy clients and a future-proof investment.”

Philippe Vignal shows StarTracker Max at Take 2 Studios, Salzburg
Philippe Vignal shows StarTracker Max during Take 2 Studios opening event, Salzburg, Austria

There is also a profound commitment to sustainability running through Take 2 Studios. This has influenced everything from marketing activities to investment in smart power management solutions, the use of solar power and more.

Luiza Maddalozzo, Head of Sustainability added “We wanted to do more and go above the well documented eco benefits of Virtual Production such as cutting CO2 with reduced travel – although that is a major plus for VP. We’ve gone further and have, for example, created a partnership with a local relocation and second-hand goods organisation who can provide props, creating a reuse network. So, when we need a washing machine or a sofa, we bring it in temporarily, and afterwards it goes back to the retailer.”

Take 2 Studios select StarTracker Max
Take 2 Studios select StarTracker Max

Mo-Sys Collaborates with NVIDIA

Mo-Sys Collaborates with NVIDIA to Reveal Next-Generation Broadcast Technologies at IBC 2023

LONDON  – 13th September 2023 – Mo-Sys today announced a collaboration with NVIDIA to drive the next generation of broadcast technologies for virtual production and extended reality (XR) applications.

The collaboration will strengthen Mo-Sys’ successful VP Pro XR virtual studio product offering with the introduction of MultiViewXR while accelerating the development of its worldwide remote production solution, TimeCam.

Using Mo-Sys’ patent-pending machine learning, MultiViewXR, powered by NVIDIA RTX™ 6000 Ada Generation GPUs, provides a complete multi-camera switching solution for LED virtual studios. It automatically keys, recomposites and generates real-time, AI-assisted director previews of off-air cameras.

NVIDIA Mo-Sys IBC 2023

The system has been designed to remove complexity from the technology and leave creatives to focus on what creatives do best, with full control of shutter speed and exposure, as well as complete freedom of choice of camera, LED controller and panels.

Michael Geissler, CEO of Mo-Sys Engineering, said, “Our innovative approach and engineering expertise allow us to create a new generation of tools that will define the future of broadcasting and filmmaking with the help of real-time AI inference on NVIDIA GPUs.”

For the first time, virtual studios can access an affordable multi-camera switching solution that also provides directors with the correct perspective view from off-air cameras before switching within a limitless XR environment.

“NVIDIA helped us hugely with improving the pipeline and performance of MultiViewXR,” said James Uren, Mo-Sys Technical Director. “We are only scratching the surface of what’s possible with NVIDIA RTX, and will continue collaborating to accelerate our machine learning pipeline and AI-based features.”

Mo-Sys will demonstrate MultiViewXR together with Sony FR7s from stand 7.C16 during IBC 2023. The system will also be featured on the LG booth with the possibility to switch between four RED Komodo cameras with four Fujinon lenses, tracked by the new StarTracker Max.

A new version of Mo-Sys TimeCam patented technology will be shown at IBC as well. TimeCam allows worldwide camera control from one point to another anywhere in the world with zero delay felt thanks to Mo-Sys’ patented delay compensation. TimeCam is now compatible with SMPTE ST 2110 workflows and NMOS support for Standardized Discovery and Routing.

Mo-Sys TimeCam

“By working with NVIDIA, our combined expertise allows us to provide the most advanced solutions for film and broadcast,” said Florian Gallier, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Mo-Sys. “We are proud to have pushed the development of TimeCam, and we are compatible with full IP workflows and SMPTE ST 2110 using NVIDIA Rivermax, NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada and NVIDIA BlueField DPUs.

Gallier continued, “These new workflows will leverage the latest 8K sensors through our partnership with RED Digital Cinema. TimeCam is compatible with RED Connect, which decompresses the camera’s 8K stream using NVIDIA CUDA cores into full- fidelity images used by TimeCam to compensate for latency in remote camera operations.”

TimeCam integrates with RED Connect, with SMPTE ST 2110 based on NVIDIA Rivermax, and with RED’s V-RAPTOR camera streaming 8K video over IP directly out of the camera through fibre. This allows a 4K delay compensation by cropping in real time within the 8K frame while combining it with the robotic head on the other side of the globe. This patented technology allows real-time worldwide camera control with no delay felt at all.

TimeCam will soon be available on NVIDIA’s software-defined platform for building and deploying media applications. It will be demoed at the Mo-Sys booth at IBC in collaboration with NVIDIA and RED Digital Cinema.

About Mo-Sys Engineering

Mo-Sys Engineering is a world leader in image robotics, virtual production and remote production solutions. The company’s products are used by leading broadcasters, filmmakers, and live event producers around the world. Mo-Sys is headquartered in the UK, with offices in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Mo-Sys launch MultiViewXR at IBC

Mo-Sys launch revolutionary multi-camera workflow for LED virtual studios at IBC 2023

London, UK – 05th September 2023 – Mo-Sys Engineering, a world leader in image robotics, virtual production and remote production solutions will launch a new, unrestricted and cost-effective solution for multi-camera workflows in LED virtual studios at IBC 2023.

MultiViewXR brings a traditional multi-camera workflow to LED virtual studios with unrestricted creative controls, maximum colour depth and full resolution, leaving creatives free to tell their story, their way. This powerful feature of VP Pro XR is ideal for broadcasters and corporate content creators. In real-time, it automatically re-composites multiple camera perspectives and is compatible with all leading broadcast and cine cameras, LED controllers and panels.

MultiViewXR Director Preview

Michael Geissler, CEO, Mo-Sys Engineering said: “For the first time, directors can see the correct perspective view of off-air cameras before switching within a limitless XR environment that gives creatives full artistic choice of shutter speeds and exposure.”

Using Mo-Sys’ patent pending machine learning, MultiViewXR generates real-time AI-assisted director previews and supports any number of cameras per system while eliminating the need for multiple and costly render nodes.

“MultiViewXR addresses what up until now has been a major drawback for LED virtual production,” said Stephen Gallagher, Marketing Director of Mo-Sys Engineering. “It enables the use of multiple cameras as you’d expect to see in any traditional broadcast and newsroom studio, with real-time director previews showing the correct perspective view of off-air cameras while giving creative teams full control over shutter speed and exposure. Broadcast and corporate production teams can now utilise all the benefits of multi-camera LED virtual production without creative limitation, and they can do that within an economical package”.

MultiViewXR Presenter
Mo-Sys MultiViewXR

The solution integrates with existing studio infrastructure to revolutionise VP for multi-camera projects in a cost-effective package without technology constraints.

Visitors to IBC with see a live demonstration of MultiViewXR from the Mo-Sys booth in Hall 7, Stand C16. Use our registration link

Mo-Sys Expands Academy to APAC

Mo-Sys Expands Academy to APAC – Mo-Sys Announce Partnership with Thairath TV, LG and EPIC Games to expand Academy to APAC

London, UK. Thursday 10th August 2023 – Mo-Sys, a world leading provider of virtual production solutions, today announced the opening of its virtual production academy in Asia Pacific (APAC). The academy will be located in Bangkok, Thailand, and will offer Mo-Sys’ unique range of hands-on, practical virtual production courses.

Established in 2021, Mo-Sys’ Virtual Production Academy was the first to provide hands-on practical virtual production training. The Academy specialises in courses based around small group activities designed to transfer knowledge and build confidence. The training has been carefully designed to help participants build the skills and experience they need to succeed in the growing field of virtual production.

Mo-Sys Academy LED Virtual Production Training
Mo-Sys Expands Academy to APAC

“The demand for skilled virtual production technicians is growing rapidly, and we are excited to expand our academy to APAC together with Thairath TV, LG and the support of Epic Games, where we will address the regional skills gap,” said Michael Geissler, CEO of Mo-Sys. “Our academy will provide participants with the knowledge and experience they need to be successful.”

Mo-Sys is partnering with Thairath TV and LG to deliver its training programs. Thairath TV is a leading Thai television broadcaster, and LG is a leading manufacturer of LED display technology. The new APAC Academy courses will be delivered from Thairath TV’s Palace Studio which will double as a permanent VP technology open house to showcase the very latest product developments.

Beginning early September 2023, the Academy APAC partnership will provide participants with best-in-class training together with access to state-of-the-art virtual production facilities and equipment.

A grand opening event will be held on 10th August 2023 at Thairath TV’s Palace Studio in Bangkok. This will feature demonstrations of virtual production technology, presentations from the industry’s leading experts and valuable networking opportunities.

“I am excited to announce the opening of our APAC Academy,” said Nok Yupapak Tawanna, Vice President, APAC Region for Mo-Sys. “The Academy will provide world-class VP training opportunities and I can’t thank our amazing partners Thairath TV, LG and Epic Games enough for their support.”

During the open event, Epic Games’ Unreal Engine Business Director, Bernt Kare Johannessen will provide insight about the Unreal product roadmap and introduce a User Summit. Sean Cho of LG Electronics will present the latest LED display technology for virtual production and introduce the company’s complete studio solutions for broadcast, cinematic and corporate VP and XR applications.

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Mo-Sys VP Pro XR to Power Virtual Production at Solent University

Mo-Sys VP Pro XR LED Content Server Solution to Power State-of-the-art LED Virtual Production Facility at Solent University

Southampton, UK – 2nd August 2023 – Mo-Sys Engineering, a world leader in image robotics, virtual production and remote production solutions, today announced that its VP Pro XR LED Content Server Solution has been selected to power a state-of-the-art high-performance LED virtual production facility at Solent University in Southampton UK.

The new facility will be delivered by Mo-Sys partner CJP, who will be upgrading the existing studio space and integrating a new LED virtual studio. The news comes shortly after the University of Sunderland announced it has seen an increase in student numbers since it took delivery of its virtual studios which were also installed by CJP.

Solent University will utilise their new LED Volume to deliver film production courses. The new studio will comprise of a 10m x 3m LED wall and include a 4m x 2m Mimik lighting panel which will provide lighting and cinematic reflections. The solution will also utilise AOTO LED panels and Brompton video processors alongside Mo-Sys’ StarTracker Max camera tracking and Mo-Sys VP Pro XR.

Christopher Woolford, Technical Instructor at Solent University, commented: “Our aim is to give our students the best opportunities, and using the same techniques as in major film and television releases means we can prepare them for their chosen industry. The new virtual production facility supplied by CJP is going to open a whole raft of new opportunities for our students in highly sought after roles.”

Ken Pitts, Course Leader for CGI and VFX at Solent University, added: “The new virtual production facility is going to be a game-changer for our students. It will allow them to learn how to use the latest technology and techniques and give them the skills they need to succeed in the industry.”

Stephen Gallagher, Marketing Director at Mo-Sys, said: “Following on from their success at the University of Sunderland, and recently being appointed to the NWUPC, it is great to hear CJP have been chosen to deliver another complete LED virtual production studio for education. Not only are the CJP team a pleasure to deal with, but they are also incredibly knowledgeable having invested in developing their team with training from Mo-Sys Academy and others. Their knowledge, experience, and successful track record of delivering VP solutions in the UK education market is really impressive, so it is unsurprising so many universities are keen to speak with them.”

About Mo-Sys Engineering

Mo-Sys Engineering is a world leader in image robotics, virtual production and remote production solutions. The company’s products are used by leading broadcasters, filmmakers, and live event producers around the world. Mo-Sys is headquartered in the UK, with offices in the US, Europe, and Asia.

About CJP

CJP is a leading provider of virtual production solutions for the education sector. The company has installed virtual production facilities at a number of universities in the UK, including the University of Sunderland, Manchester Metropolitan University & the UCA Farnham.

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.