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Vicon, Dimension partner on virtual production

Dimension will use Vicon's solutions to support DNEG as it works on both a major film and TV series

Virtual production company Dimension has signed a deal with Vicon to employ 44 Vicon Vantage 16 cameras and 12 Vicon Vantage 5 cameras, as well as Vicon’s Shōgun software for its virtual production capabilities, including in-camera VFX (ICVFX) and Simulcam.

Following the deal, visual effects company DNEG will leverage Dimension’s volumetric and real-time development capabilities and Vicon’s tracking of both rigid object and fully body subjects for several high-profile virtual production projects, including a major film and a 10-hour TV series.

Speaking about the deal with Vicon, Steve Jelley, joint CEO of Dimension Studios said: “We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best possible virtual production experiences across virtual art and on-set services, and in particular managing and operating complex technology stacks to display high quality real-time virtual scenes on LED walls or successfully integrating solutions such as Simulcam into film production.

“Our work requires the right motion capture technology. It must not only deliver the highest accuracy and performance, but also provide a diverse range of capabilities across the whole virtual production pipeline, including ICVFX and Simulcam,” added Jelley. “With extensive experience in VFX and motion capture technology, Vicon’s industry-leading solutions enable us to support partners like DNEG in pushing the boundaries of entertainment and bringing their creative ideas to life.”

Imogen Moorhouse, CEO of Vicon added: “By combining the latest in VFX motion capture and real-time volumetric content development, Vicon and Dimension will be able to completely transform filmmaking and virtual entertainment, allowing filmmakers and animators to produce content that’s efficient, believable, authentic and visually stunning.”