On-set, three-day VP demo from SMPTE and 80six

VP demo 80sixSMPTE and 80six, leading video technology company and virtual production system integrator, are hosting a hybrid, three-day event to demonstrate in-person the real-time technologies used for ICVFX (in-camera VFX) and virtual production (VP). 


The event takes place at ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls, Victoria Road, London) from 2-4 February, with in-person demo slots available to book - each 90-min, 4 slots per day, 15 tickets.


80six has teamed up with SMPTE, the association of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, to facilitate a series of virtual production demos in support of their On-Set Virtual Production Initiative, with industry experts collaborating to establish system interoperability, workflows, training and best practices for new content creation technologies.

This is a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the intricacies of on-set virtual production in the context of a mixed reality set-up within a ‘pop-up’ LED Volume built by the team behind Virtual Production Studios by 80six at ETC Playhouse in West London. 

The team at 80six will give a tour of the VP workflow for creating in-camera VFX (ICVFX), supported by cutting-edge technologies from their own inventory: ROE Visual, Unreal Engine, Mo-sys camera tracking and Disguise media servers. 

Lighting a production when using LED backdrops is a hot topic under debate right now, given the lighting aspect of the LED itself. As part of this showcase, attendees will have the opportunity to discover the ground-breaking fos/4 range of luminaires from ETC that introduced a patented deep red emitter into the LED array - a must-see for the technologically-savvy and those with a passion and interest in lighting and colour.

If you cannot make it in person, you can join virtually from anywhere… 


VP demo from 80six

On Wednesday 2 Feb at 7pm UK / 2pm EST / 11am PST, these cutting-edge technologies will be showcased in a global live stream, offering a tour of the technology, that dives into the key components of OSVP technology and ICVFX. 

There will also be an expert panel Q&A for both in-person and via the virtual live audience, where you can ask anything you want to know about ICVFX.

Guest speakers include: Christina Nowak, director of Film & TV, Virtual Production Studios by 80six; Richard Dunton, director of photography; Declan Randall, training program co-ordinator, ETC; Emma Dalesman, director of photography; Mike Grieve, commercial director, Mo-Sys; Addy Ghani, VP, Virtual Production, disguise. Hosted by Rich Welsh, SVP of Innovation, Deluxe. 

This event is hosted by SMPTE, 80six, ETC, Mo-sys, disguise and Solent University in a joint effort to further education within the science and art of Virtual Production.

SMPTE is a global society of media professionals, technologists and engineers working together for the advancement of all things technical in the motion picture, television and digital media industries. 



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