Take your production to the next level with Mo-Sys at ISE 2023

Mo-Sys is a world leader in image robotics, Virtual Production and remote production solutions with over 25 years’ experience. We are a production partner to high-profile prime time entertainment shows and our technology is routinely deployed on Hollywood film projects.

Mo-Sys at ISE 2023

More recently, Mo-Sys successfully delivered a major LED Virtual Studio for the live broadcast of 64 FIFA World Cup games over 29 consecutive production days. Our skilled team is uniquely positioned to guide you from concept to delivery, with expert on-site project management.

We are excited to announce our collaboration with four technology partners at ISE 2023 (Fira Barcelona, 31 January – 3 February).

Visitors to ISE will find us on the LG Electronics booth (Stand 3K200) where we will demonstrate StarTracker, our market leading inside-out camera tracking solution as used in the production of Netflix’s latest hit Dance Monsters, the BBC’s BAFTA TV Award winning talent show Strictly Come Dancing and ITV’s unique prime-time quiz show Ant & Dec’s Limitless Win.

StarTracker will also be on display at the Alfalite booth (Stand 6H310), where we will showcase Virtual Production solutions for corporate applications. The boardroom virtual scene will be powered by Mo-Sys’ award-winning VP Pro XR LED content server solution and Mo-Sys’ Cinematic XR Focus is set to immerse visitors as we rack focus between real world foreground objects and virtual assets placed deep within the scene.

Absen (Stand 3N300) is set to show one of the most impressive Virtual Production demonstrations at ISE 2023. The virtual scene will be powered by Mo-Sys VP Pro XR and Mo-Sys’ StarTracker which will track from retro-reflective markers placed on the floor. Our demonstration of Mo-Sys Cinematic XR Focus will empower filmmakers to shoot more creative shots while saving valuable time and enhancing their storytelling.

NovaStar (Stand 3B850) will demonstrate LED Virtual Production with an impressive forest scene which is set to be powered by Mo-Sys VP Pro XR with StarTracker providing rock-solid camera tracking. This demonstration serves to underline the rapid growth in interest in LED volume Virtual Production within the film, television and corporate industries. 

Mo-Sys staff will be available on all the partner stands throughout ISE 2023 where we will be happy to demonstrate our solutions and discuss your enquires for complete LED Virtual Studios from concept to delivery.

Mo-Sys delivers turnkey LED virtual studio for World Cup broadcast

Mo-Sys Engineering successfully delivered a major LED Virtual Production studio for PLAZAMEDIA ahead of its prestigious World Cup broadcast.

Following experimentation to find the optimum technical solution and a successful proof-of-concept, leading content solutions provider and sports TV producer PLAZAMEDIA enlisted Mo-Sys to deliver its innovative LED Studio. This complete turnkey solution incorporates real studio elements with optional XR ability. Mo-Sys provided technical guidance from concept to delivery, virtual production training, and project management of the installation within the impressive 690 square meter studio at PLAZAMEDIA’s headquarters in the AGROB Medienpark near Munich, Germany.

As the exclusive German rightsholder, world leading telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom will be the first to utilize the ground-breaking Mo-Sys powered studio, from where all 64 World Cup 2022 matches will be broadcast via MagentaTV across 29 production days. After the World Cup, the studio will be re-opened as a full Virtual Production XR LED Volume.

Mo-Sys delivers LED Virtual Studio equipped with multi-camera switching for live FIFA World Cup Broadcast

PLAZAMEDIA’s Director of Productions & Costumer Relations, Hansjorg Baumgartner, explains: “We have worked with Mo-Sys on several VP projects and that experience gave us confidence to entrust their team to deliver this state-of-the-art XR studio. Mo-Sys’ new and innovative camera switching technology for LED VP which maintains render power across multiple cameras without increasing the XR engine count, together with their knowledge, technical support, guidance, and ability to bring in key partners has been invaluable to our success here.”

The LED studio uses four cameras, each of which has a Mo-Sys StarTracker to generate the 6-axis camera and lens tracking data that drives the perspective view of the virtual set. The tracked cameras work in conjunction with Mo-Sys’ combined LED content server and on-air graphics system bMR (Broadcast Mixed Reality), which delivers the virtual set content from the graphics engine. The bMR system also solves the problem when switching between full resolution tracked cameras shooting a virtual set displayed on an LED wall, where the camera outputs switch faster than the LED wall can update with the correct camera background. Mo-Sys bMR orchestrates the switch to ensure only the correct camera perspective view is visible.

Mo-Sys CEO, Michael Geissler adds: “The entire team at Mo-Sys is incredibly proud to have played such a significant role in the delivery of this incredible XR studio project. We would like to thank PLAZAMEDIA for their trust in us and we look forward to further strengthening our relationship.”

Mo-Sys worked in collaboration with PLAZAMEDIA’s in-house technical and graphics teams as part of their project management, which ensured the complex studio build was delivered on schedule. Mo-Sys was responsible for all virtual production technologies, which included the 120sqm LED wall from Spanish manufacturer, Alfalite. Its impressive Modularpix Pro ORIM 1.9mm pixel pitch panels were specified for the 33m x 3.5m U-shaped LED volume, which is driven by a total of eleven render nodes.

PLAZAMEDIA is at the very forefront of broadcaster’s adopting LED virtual studios. World Cup fans are set to be truly immersed in the action from Europe’s most advanced XR studio thanks to the company’s commitment to raising production values and improving the viewer experience. Through its use of bleeding-edge Mo-Sys technology, the studio will seamlessly combine the presenters and foreground studio features with augmented reality (AR) virtual set extensions and tracked graphics to deliver a unique 360-degree experience.

Mo-Sys partners with BDS in Italian distribution deal

Mo-Sys Engineering has appointed BDS as a dealer for the Italian market. The agreement marks the expansion of BDS’ portfolio while strengthening Mo-Sys’ market leading position and further improving the accessibility of its solutions for broadcast, film and corporate projects throughout Europe.

From its headquarters in Rome, Italy, BDS has over thirty years’ experience in augmented reality and VFX for film and TV. The company has been a leader in the Virtual Reality market since 2007 and more recently expanded to meet the growing demand for Virtual Production. Now able to offer all of the tools for VP, including professional services and skilled people, BDS has successfully completed a number of high-profile LED VP projects using Mo-Sys precision camera tracking.

The company has also made a strategic investment and established a permanent VP studio equipped with Mo-Sys StarTracker, Alfalite LED and Xsens motion capture technology which will be used for demonstrations and training.

Sacha Biagio Virgilio, Vice President at BDS commented, “We are excited to represent the Mo-Sys brand in Italy. We have known Mo-Sys for many years and both companies share common goals to democratize Virtual Production and support customers with the highest calibre skilled staff. Italian customers will now benefit from local sales support as we meet the growing demand from broadcasters, education institutions, film studios and media organizations.”

BDS will represent the full suite of Mo-Sys products to include StarTracker, the industry’s leading inside out optical tracking solution and the recently announced bMR (Broadcast Mixed Reality) which combines an LED content server with multi-camera switching and a MOS-based on-air graphics system. Mo-Sys’ established line-up of robotic camera heads for broadcast and film, such as the gyro stabilized G30 will also feature alongside MoRail, the new, high-performance motorized rail which enables cost-effective creative PTZ / ENG camera movement within regular or virtual newsroom studios with tracked Unreal graphics.

“As a growing number of directors, cinematographers and broadcasters see the value that Virtual Production can bring to their projects, we are giving them the tools to create incredible content together with regional support,” said Michael Geissler, CEO of Mo-Sys. “We look forward to a successful partnership with BDS and working together to bring the VP tools, technology and education necessary to further develop the Italian VP industry.”

Mo-Sys to feature as key technology partner at Netflix Post Production Summit

Mo-Sys is proud to announce its collaboration with Netflix, and its involvement as a technology partner at the new Post Production Summit taking place at the Netflix production center in Madrid Content City (Tres Cantos).

Netflix Post Production Summit

From October 14 to 29, Netflix is hosting a series of training sessions which align with Mo-Sys’ own commitment to training and development through its Academy. The summit will focus on post-production, visual effects and virtual production for around 300 participants. The event will bring together producers, technicians, students and trainers from film schools, alongside editors, cinematographers, directors and other creatives.

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit two state-of-the-art virtual sets built by Netflix especially for this initiative. The workshops and activities will focus on various aspects of the industry, such as the production of visual effects, color management and high dynamic range (HDR) image creation. The event will also showcase pioneering techniques such as visual effects made directly from the camera (also known as In-Camera VFX or ICVFX).

Mo-Sys will be providing its StarTracker camera tracking technology for the event. StarTracker is known as being the industry’s leading ‘simple-to-use’ marker based optical tracking for virtual production. The team will also share insight and present the latest developments from Mo-Sys’ successful Academy which has expanded internationally.

Stephen Gallagher, Mo-Sys Marketing Director added: “We are proud to have been invited as a Technology Partner alongside the likes of LG, Arri, Epic and Sony to support Netflix at their new Post Production Summit in Spain. It is a great initiative that gives us the opportunity to showcase our camera tracking technology, share insight from our Academy and contribute to the discussion around Virtual Production education.”

The Post Production Summit confirms the strategic importance of the Spanish audiovisual industry. Mary-Kathryn Kennedy, Vice President of European Production at Netflix, explains, “Spain has the unique opportunity to consolidate itself as an international benchmark, at the level of the most technical and advanced industries”.

The conference also aims to reduce the technical gap and the lack of professionals in some of the currently most demanded positions, such as post-production supervisors, visual effects producers and technicians specialized in virtual production.

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.es/netflix-organizara-post-production-summit-madrid-content-city-1138109

Adobe Leads Transition of Video Production to the Cloud

Adobe (Nasdaq: ADBE) is unveiling the world’s first cloud-based collaboration solution for shooting content on virtual sets. Thanks to a new integration between Adobe Camera to Cloud powered by Frame.io, and Mo-Sys, an award-winning manufacturer of virtual production solutions, video professionals can now see their visual effects scenes come to life in Frame.io as they’re being shot on set. By partnering with Mo-Sys, Adobe aims to bring instant collaboration and the speed of virtual production to more filmmakers, taking it beyond the big-budget productions afforded by few.

Adobe Leads Transition of Video Production to the Cloud

Mo-Sys Frame.io

In addition, Adobe is unveiling new integrations that extend Camera to Cloud to even more cameras, along with new versions of Premiere Pro and After Effects that make it faster and easier for video professionals to collaborate.

“Adobe has been at the forefront of delivering cloud-based video solutions that enable collaboration and dramatically faster creative workflows,” said Scott Belsky, chief product officer and EVP of Creative Cloud. “With Premiere Pro, Frame.io and Camera to Cloud, we’re connecting the entire video creation process from camera capture to final delivery, allowing customers to collaborate in new ways, from anywhere.”

Camera to Cloud, which ignited the transition from disk drive to cloud-based workflows, has fundamentally changed the way video is created and has already been used on over 4,200 productions. With Camera to Cloud, traditional production crews, post-production teams and key stakeholders can now get instant access to footage as soon as it is shot, no matter where they are. This will allow editors to start cutting shows and movies while they are still being shot.

“Camera to Cloud has changed the way we think about dailies and editorial. The immediate review capability and seamless integration into Premiere Pro have improved our process and allowed us to work even faster,” said Alex Regalado, head of post at Duplass Brothers Productions. “For the first time, it feels like indie filmmaking is comparable to big-budget productions, and we can’t imagine a production without it.”

Adobe Takes Virtual Production to the Cloud

The complexity of virtual production adds time and expense to the process of producing content. Mo-Sys’ NearTime® cloud rendering in Unreal Engine allows customers to take advantage of all the benefits of on-set visualization and high-quality visual effects shots, without the expensive limitations of achieving real-time playback. Mo-Sys seamlessly combines camera footage with virtual content, generates a high fidelity 4K composite and transfers it into a neatly organized Frame.io project, resulting in near-instant access to visual effects content for editorial and review from anywhere in the world.

Read the full press release here>

Mo-Sys to launch bMR at IBC

Mo-Sys and Erizos Studios partner to offer a hybrid solution for broadcast LED virtual studios with MOS on-air graphics.

Mo-Sys bMR

Mo-Sys Engineering will launch a new product called bMR (broadcast mixed reality) at the IBC exhibition in Amsterdam in September.

Mo-Sys bMR is a new category of product that combines an LED content server with a MOS controlled on-air graphics system powered by Unreal graphics. The product has been designed for broadcasters who want to transition to an LED based virtual studio, with MOS controlled on-air graphics based on Unreal, and is targeted at sports, news, and current affairs programming.

In developing bMR, Mo-Sys has partnered with on-air graphics specialist Erizos Studios, and combined Erizos’ expertise in broadcast graphics and MOS based news/sports workflows, with Mo-Sys’ expertise in LED virtual studios and precision camera tracking.

Equipped with virtual studio software licenses for green screen, Mo-Sys bMR enables broadcasters to transition from their current green screen virtual studio and incumbent on-air graphics solution, to bMR, but in two stages where either the virtual studio or the on-air graphics are upgraded first.

Mo-Sys bMR’s on-air graphics system offers three ways of displaying templated data-fed graphics; standard 2D keyed graphics, keyed 3D graphics, or 3D ‘in-scene’ Unreal element graphics. The system conforms to MOS protocol and can be controlled by commonly available newsroom computer systems (NRCS) such as Octopus, ENPS, or other popular NRCS. It is based on web browser technology and uses a fully redundant server/client architecture. Importantly, it is an on-premise solution and is not cloud-based.

bMR’s LED content server can drive any size/shape/pixel pitch LED virtual studio (equipped with sufficient render nodes), with the base system able to drive an LED studio with up to 8million pixels. The system offers multi-camera switching capability up to UHD4K resolution, enabling multiple cameras to be used with an LED volume, where switching between cameras is orchestrated with the LED wall updating correctly. Set extensions with simultaneous augmented reality (AR) are also possible, with the delay between the Unreal graphics perspective displayed on the LED wall, and the camera’s actual position, the lowest on the market today.

Mo-Sys will offer bMR customers a service creating custom user interfaces for controlling their LED studio virtual scene, simplifying the operational load. In addition, bMR offers the ability to create custom interfaces for on-air graphics, simplifying connecting data sources to graphic templates, and driving multiple graphic elements in use simultaneously.

Visit Mo-Sys at stand 8.A49 and on the AOTO stand (7.C09) during IBC2022 to meet the team and see bMR in action.

Mo-Sys launches MoRail its high-performance motorized camera rail at IBC 2022  

Mo-Sys Engineering announces the launch of its new high-performance motorized rail, MoRail, which enables cost-effective creative pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) and ENG camera movement within newsroom environments.

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Primarily designed for use in newsrooms, which may include traditional studios, greenscreen, LED volume-based broadcast applications and corporate presentations, MoRail supports all major PTZ and ENG camera systems weighing up to 15kg, transforming regular static shots into repeatable creative shots with controlled parallax movement. The perspective change achieved dramatically improves on the existing static only movement of PTZ cameras, allowing producers to achieve accurate movements during a show that immerse viewers into the studio, without the need to invest in expensive and complex track-based dolly systems.

“With the introduction of MoRail we are opening the doors to a new level of creativity with PTZ cameras that has not been possible before,” said Michael Geissler, CEO of Mo-Sys. “Production teams can now benefit from accurate and repeatable PTZ movement, and beautifully smooth and immersive parallax movement, that helps even small news operations to create more immersive and engaging content.”

Included in the MoRail package is a powerful Mo-Sys controller that allows rail height and camera position to be set in addition to pan, tilt, zoom, focus and iris.

For a demonstration of MoRail, visit Mo-Sys at IBC2022 on stand 8.A49. MoRail will also be on view at the AOTO (7.C09) and Canon (11.C45) stands.

See more information about MoRail here >

Mo-Sys holds the key to excellence

Mo-Sys is delighted to have been recognised by the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee for the second year in a row – the first company to ever achieve this. We are one of the recipients of the highly coveted 2022 HPA Award for Engineering Excellence, alongside ARRI and AWS.

The HPA’s hotly contested Engineering Excellence Award rewards outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution, and archive. We are honoured to be recognised for our innovation by the panel of highly esteemed judges and stood out amid strong competition, and a record number of submissions, with our LEDKey solution, once more underling Mo-Sys’ status as a true pioneer in virtual production (VP).   

We are honoured that the judges saw fit to once again recognise Mo-Sys following on from the 2021 award given to our NearTime rendering workflow for virtual production by last year’s panel of judges. 

The award will be presented during the HPA’s annual Awards Gala on 17 November. 

Mo-Sys VP Training Captivates Students at Rise Up Summer School

Mo-Sys is proud to have taken part in the first ever Rise Up Academy Summer School. From the Global Academy in Hayes, Middlesex, UK the Rise Up Summer School offered young students aged between 10 to 18 years a unique opportunity to meet industry experts and participate in interactive hands-on workshops.

Mo-Sys Rise-up Summer School

Guaranteeing valuable insight into the career paths available, the sessions were curated to help students explore virtual production and broadcast engineering, discover how to build a TV studio and also included an access-all-areas visit to an outside broadcast truck.

The free to attend Summer School was perfect for students curious to learn how productions can add eye catching graphics or shoot in unreal worlds through the power of Virtual Production, and those considering a career in media. Mo-Sys’ Academy team guided students through the creation of their own virtual production. The unmissable event ensured that everyone left with an understanding of VP and how major events such as the FA Cup Final is broadcast and why so many cameras are needed at an event like Glastonbury.

Supporting the event alongside sponsors BT Sport, ITV, Discovery and Sky, Mo-Sys’ Academy delivered practical Virtual Production workshops which gave students the opportunity to get hands-on experience using bleeding edge VP technology. The sessions explored ‘What is Virtual Production’ and introduced students to camera tracking, Unreal Engine, green screen and real time graphics all within a simulated professional TV set.

Read more about the inaugural event here. >

Mo-Sys Rise-up Summer School

Juliette Thymi, Mo-Sys Academy Manager commented “There is a strong synergy between Rise Up Summer School and Mo-Sys’ commitment to sharing knowledge and providing meaningful training opportunities for the next generation. All of the students who attended our 90-minute sessions were very engaged and wanted to learn more about Virtual Production, which is great to see! It was an amazing idea to host the Summer School and expose young students to the industry and our technologies. Regular secondary education doesn’t do that very well. We have had a great time, and we would love to support future events.”

Mo-Sys Academy provides the only industry recognised hands-on, small group practical virtual production training. Courses are delivered by Mo-Sys’ experienced Virtual Production Technicians, who have worked on projects for the likes of Netflix, ITV and BBC. Training supports students through small group activities designed to transfer knowledge and give practical virtual production experience. Mo-Sys Academy recently announced new course dates at its London HQ and Los Angeles refinery.

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Magicbox to Unveil the World’s First Mobile Virtual Production Studio

Startup Magicbox has recently announced the launch of the first Mobile Virtual Production Superstudio™, a semi-trailer designed to make motion picture technology more accessible to any content producer.

The First Mobile Virtual Production Superstudio™

Magicbox CEO Brian T. Nowac said, “At Magicbox, our goal is to develop a platform of affordable solutions which democratize technology and make it accessible to any content producer. We are very excited to finally unveil our prototype Superstudio which we believe will revolutionize motion picture and video productions by making it easier to produce more creative content, faster, cheaper, and safer than ever possible before.”

As a strategic partner of the event, Mo-Sys will provide first sight of its new StarTracker Mini and StarTracker Max and will be joined by many other technology partners showcasing prototypes and new products throughout the evening.

This exclusive launch event will take place on Friday, August 19 at Stargate Studios in LA. You can watch the reveal of the Magicbox by joining the live streamed event Friday night at 7:30 pm PST here>