Dark Matters, a full-service studio specialising in virtual and real-time production, has selected technology from Vicon for the first dedicated virtual production facility to be built in France.
Based in Paris, Dark Matters opened the 180,000 square-foot studio in April this year, offering five soundstages equipped for both traditional production and LED wall virtual production sets.
The virtual production stage will house 60 Vicon Vero cameras plus Shōgun software, enabling performance capture and live camera tracking for in-camera visual effects.
Isaac Partouche, VP, Virtual Production at Dark Matters, said: “With a Vicon solution you get best-in-class tracking across the entire stage, not only can you track the performance of your actors, but you can also track props.
“Most importantly for the team at Dark Matters, you can track the film camera, enabling the virtual environment on the LED walls to be synced to sub-pixel accuracy from the camera’s perspective, delivering the highest quality ICVFX result.”
Imogen Moorhouse, CEO of Vicon added: “Dark Matters has created a ground-breaking facility in Paris – as part of the continuing increase in global demand for virtual production. The fact that we have been selected to provide the motion capture systems for France’s first virtual production studio is a fantastic endorsement of both our fundamental technology and our team’s ability to smooth the transition to virtual production for studios around the world.”