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Mo-Sys Engineering www.mo-sys.com Industry leaders in virtual production and image robotics, is proud to be a gold sponsor of the inaugural 2021 virtual HPA Tech Retreat (15 – 24 March) and is looking forward to being part of this year's HPA sessions, hosting a thought leadership presentation on near-time virtual production workflow.

“The HPA Tech Retreat is widely recognized as a prestigious occasion and a great opportunity for the most innovative professionals in the industry to come together and have open and collaborative conversations,” said Michael Geissler, CEO of Mo-Sys. “We're very excited to be taking such a prominent role in this event, especially at a time of rapid changes and turmoil when we’re seeing an increase in creative solutions.” 

Today virtual production (VP) workflows are clearly split into two camps: real-time (on set finishing, final pixel, in camera VFX) and non-real-time (on set previz followed by post-production compositing). Real-time workflows force a graphics quality threshold in order to maintain real-time playback frame rates, which works well for most scenarios, but not so well when fine detail is involved. Non-real-time workflows provide an increase in graphics quality, but at the expense of significant increases in time and cost. Mo-Sys will be presenting a new dual pipeline virtual production workflow, one that combines a real-time onset VP workflow with a near-time VP workflow running in parallel, and will be explaining how it delivers higher quality graphics without the delay or cost of using a traditional post-production workflow.

Additionally, Mo-Sys will be leading breakfast and lunch roundtable sessions on ways to automate virtual production to increase graphics quality, and how to get enhanced resolution on LED walls without heavy hardware investments, and is joining with AWS to discuss virtual production in the cloud.

Full information on the event can be found here: https://www.mo-sys.com/news/events/hpa-tech-retreat-2021/.

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Mo-Sys Engineering (www.mo-sys.com), leaders in virtual production and image robotics, and HYPER Studios (www.hyperstudios.co.uk), leaders in cloud broadcast graphics, have created the first virtual production system with data-driven sports graphics.
 
StarTracker Sports Studio combines a complete virtual production system, based on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, and capable of generating moving camera virtual studios, augmented reality (AR), and extended reality (xR), with a state-of-the-art HTML5 sports graphics system.
 
An ever-increasing number of sports broadcasters use virtual studios and AR with data-driven graphics, where each graphic type is generated by two separate graphics systems. However, rather than simply keying standard overlay graphics on top of a virtual set, sports broadcasters are now asking to integrate data-driven graphics inside the virtual studio, for example, making them appear inside a virtual monitor or synchronising them to an AR animation where the graphics need to match the style and branding of the AR virtual graphics.
 
StarTracker Sports Studio enables in-context design of photo-realistic virtual graphics with data-driven sports graphics, simplifying the creation and operation of this new approach to virtual sports graphic presentation.
 
“We have engaged with many sports broadcasters in order to capture the full spectrum of graphics functionality and workflows that they need now and going forwards, in order to cover major events,” said Michael Geissler, CEO of Mo-Sys. “Working with HYPER Studios, we have designed a system that allows a sports broadcaster to create integrated and in-context virtual graphics content, and as a result produce more engaging and differentiated content for their viewers.”
 
Mo-Sys will launch StarTracker Sports Studio at the SVG Europe Sports Graphics Summit on 5 March (https://www.svgeurope.org/graphics-spotlight/). It is available to order 2 April 2021.
 
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GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, is now a member of the Wasabi partner network. Wasabi is known for its Hot Cloud Storage, a disruptively simple storage technology that delivers speed, productivity and price benefits.

“Everyone is talking about cloud storage, but the typical cloud model does not match what media users need,” said Howard Twine, chief product officer at GB Labs. “Our industry needs to store a lot of large files, potentially for a long time, and it needs to be able to download those files when it needs to broadcast or repurpose content. The Wasabi cloud model plays straight into those requirements, making it the perfect fit for media.”

Wasabi has disrupted the cloud storage model by significantly reducing costs and eliminating the egress charges that distort the offering for media users and their large file downloads. Add faster and ready access, and Wasabi offers a simple route to effectively infinite storage capacity. This makes it ideal for media applications, and particularly for archive storage.

GB Labs identified Wasabi as an ideal partner for its Unify Hub appliance. This media management platform applies intelligence to combine on premise storage – from GB Labs and other vendors – with the cloud, providing a working environment which is simple and fast, with tools for maximum productivity in production, post production and continuing storage. Unify Hub’s ability to intelligently manage data presents all content as a single, secure and coherent source, while minimising delays in moving material between the user and the cloud.

“Unify Hub and Wasabi make a perfect partnership, because our software brings intelligent management of storage, moving content between local stores and the cloud, taking capacity and speed of access into account, so you get to be as productive as possible,” said Twine.

The new partnership, already benefitting one leading US production company, means that users can create their own Wasabi account online, which takes moments, and immediately integrate it into a Unify Hub network. Users without Unify Hub can still get all the benefits of Wasabi cloud storage by linking it to GB Labs on-site storage hardware.

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GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, is proud to be involved in the inaugural 2021 virtual HPA Tech Retreat (15 – 24 March) as a gold sponsor. Through debating the change, turmoil and incredible technological advancements seen last year, and being planned, GB Labs is looking forward to being part of this year's HPA sessions – giving a thought leadership presentation, as well as discussing how remote and home working can co-exist with top-end creative media workflows. 

“We are taking a very active role in the HPA Tech Retreat this year because it is widely recognized as a place where professionals in the industry come together and really share knowledge and experience,” Dominic Harland, CEO/CTO GB Labs said. “The open and collaborative atmosphere reflects what we are looking to achieve in creating shared production workflows. We are excited to be part of a broad sweep of industry leaders debating the creative future.” 

As well as presenting on how vision and ambition can work in harmony with powerful and intuitive technology, GB Labs is also hosting a number of roundtables debating the storage challenges of the future and how remote working can be designed for ultimate and secure workflows. 

Full information on the event can be found HERE.

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