New features such as Frame Remapping and High Frame Rate+ have unlocked capabilities to revolutionise virtual production and provide a wealth of ground-breaking opportunities for creatives in broadcast and live events. With WL’s history of deploying XR solutions around the world, Brompton felt that SmartStage was the perfect environment to push the boundaries of these new applications.
Frame Remapping within a SmartStage LED studio enables multiple cameras and shooting modes to each see their own unique render perspective. It also means that a live feed can be captured, fully utilising the benefits of XR technology, including reflections and bespoke lighting, while adding the capability to simultaneously shoot against a green screen to give options in post-production.
Dynamic chroma key adjustments can be made, allowing any 24-bit RGB colour to be specified. For events with remote participants in different countries, the technology allows outputs to be tailored and regionalised to simultaneously deliver unique content in multiple languages.
“We were delighted when Brompton approached us to look at how their new software could help enhance the projects and solutions we are developing for our clients,” said White Light Technical Solutions Director, Andy Hook. “As the leaders in selling and deploying multiple SmartStage XR environments around the world, collaboration with other global leaders is key to our evolution journey. The powerful combination of these technologies unleashes so much potential for the creative industries and we are hugely excited to see how this partnership develops.”
“Having the opportunity to work with Andy, Sarah Cox [Head of Sales, Innovation] and all the team at White Light’s Mermaid Theatre base has been a pleasure,” concluded Brompton Director of Business Development, Rob Fowler. “Our two companies share a commitment to innovation and excellence. WL’s experience in pioneering and rolling out the SmartStage concept both in the UK and worldwide made them a great fit for these tests. Our new V3.1 software has significantly changed the game for XR and virtual production, and we wanted to explore the potential to take this even further with WL and SmartStage.”