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Taiwan’s first XR broadcast studio hires VP specialist

Pixotope will be providing the XR platform for the new facility at Formosa Television (FTV) station in New Taipei City

Virtual production specialist Pixotope has announced that is working with GETOP, a leading Asian virtual production integration services provider, to build Taiwan’s first extended reality (XR) production facility at the Formosa Television (FTV) station in New Taipei City.

GETOP has selected Pixotope Graphics Extended Reality (XR) Edition (XR Edition) which was created in response to the growing use of LED volumes in virtual production. FTV will benefit from optimised hardware usage and simplified XR workflows, including set extension for 360-degree virtual environments, unrestricted by LED volume size.

Built in collaboration with Harvatek, a Taiwanese supplier of LED volumes, the studio was planned, designed, and built by GETOP and is formally known as the CYANS LED Virtual Studio, the centrepiece of which is an 8K LED wall measuring 18.5 metres (60 ft) wide and 5 (16.4 ft) metres high.

“We wanted to create a completely new workflow that enabled fast and efficient real-time multi-camera television production while balancing cost and efficiency,” said Paul Chou, general manager, GETOP. “Reducing production costs, doubling the efficiency of on-set production and mitigating risk were our key objectives.”

Vivian Yu, marketing director, APAC and global sales enablement lead at Pixotope, added, “GETOP is not just elevating virtual production standards for FTV, they are also setting an example for broadcasters globally. Broadcasters are now capable of creating immersive environments and narratives that were once thought to be beyond reach in live settings, transforming the viewer’s experience in the process. By embracing this innovation, GETOP is moving Formosa TV forward, leading them and the entire industry towards the future of live broadcast.”