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FTV launching virtual production revolution with Pixotope XR studio

GETOP, a virtual production integration services provider in Asia, has selected Pixotope Graphic – Extended Reality (XR Edition) to power Taiwan’s first XR production facility at the Formosa Television (FTV) station in New Taipei City.

Created in response to the growing use of LED volumes in virtual production, Pixotope XR Edition is an off-the-shelf software solution that removes the need for bespoke set ups and proprietary hardware. The solution delivers a range of purpose-built tools that simplify setup and operation. As a result, FTV benefits from optimised hardware usage and simplified, efficient, and resilient XR workflows, including high-impact set extension for larger-than-life 360-degree virtual environments, unrestricted by LED volume size.  

GETOP’s objective for the studio is to produce TV content with a narrative style that advances TV production technology and workflows into a new era. To achieve this, GETOP established specific production goals and designed plans to utilise multi-camera operations and precise, real-time XR stitching technology for set extension. 

With this studio, FTV can now offer an array of virtual production services for various events and productions. The setup also enables them to use the LED wall to create photorealistic virtual environments that respond to the movements and settings of the camera, delivering immersive narrative-style live TV broadcasts. 

Paul Chou, General Manager, GETOP, explained, “We wanted to create a completely new workflow that enabled fast and efficient real-time multi-camera TV production while balancing cost and efficiency.

“Reducing production costs, doubling the efficiency of on-set production and mitigating risk were our key objectives.”

Vivian Yu, Marketing Director, APAC, and Global Sales Enablement Lead, Pixotope, added, “Broadcasters are now capable of creating immersive environments and narratives that were once thought to be beyond reach in live settings, transforming the viewer’s experience in the process.

“By embracing this innovation, GETOP is moving Formosa TV forward, leading them and the entire industry towards the future of live broadcast.”

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