Mo-Sys Engineering, a provider of image robotics, virtual production and remote production solutions, successfully supplied VP Pro XR, its dedicated LED content server solution, via its regional partner, Cgangs, for a major eSports championship production in Asia.
The project is believed to be the first ever complete LED (with ceiling) virtual production of its kind in Singapore and the wider Asia region. The LED volume was powered by Mo-Sys’ VP Pro XR, which in combination with Mo-Sys StarTracker camera tracking, delivered live augmented reality (AR) capabilities.
The entire system was integrated with real-time DMX controlled lighting and an LED ceiling to increase the production value and to assist the cinematographer by providing real-time ‘scene spill’ on the talent.
Cgangs was selected by American games developer Valve to handle the production of the opening sequence and player introduction videos for the International Dota 2 Championships, a major US$18.9 million prize money eSports competition held recently in Singapore.
Alvin Lim, Cgangs’ Strategic Partnership & Business Development Director, said, “The project made extensive use of live AR, and it all needed to be shot in a single day without post production.
“We only had about 1.5 hours per team to shoot and capture the opening and intro videos, which meant we were shooting real-time In Camera Visual Effects (ICVFX) and needed rock-solid camera tracking and a powerful LED content server solution that wouldn’t let us down.”
Stephen Gallagher, Mo-Sys’ Marketing Director, added, “It’s fantastic to see virtual production together with StarTracker and VP Pro XR utilised for such a high-profile eSports project.
“VP Pro XR is enabling more and more projects to achieve exceptionally high production value through its cost-effective and dedicated feature set for film and broadcast.”