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New Innovation Motion Capture Studio to be based in Bristol

New facility will look at high-end and affordable mo-cap, content generation for TV, film, VR and AR and development of intelligent tools for post production in VFX.

Bristol is to be the home of a new facility focusing on research into visual computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, sports, creative production and technical skills.

The Innovation Motion Capture Studio, which will occupy a 660 sq metre facility, is part of the Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA). It will be based at Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol.

CAMERA said it intends to bring together regional academic leaders with industry specialists and world leading training institutions, to provide business support, training and product development expertise to the region’s digital creative SMEs. Specific collaboration areas will include; development of high end and affordable motion capture and analysis technologies for creative content generation for gaming, film, TV, VR and AR; dual location real time streaming of motion capture data for live performances; and development of intelligent tools for post production in VFX.

Cllr Craig Cheney, deputy mayor with responsibility for Finance, Governance, Performance and Culture said: “CAMERA’s new Innovation Motion Capture Studio is an exciting addition to The Bottle Yard’s creative hub. Offering state-of-the-art technology combined with tailored resources and consultancy, it will create invaluable new production and post production opportunities to a wide spectrum of companies in the region, not least of course our existing film, television, advertising and live broadcast clients.”