DEFINITION June 2019

SET- UP | TECH I NNOVAT ION AWARDS

WINNER OF LIGHTING CINEO LIGHTING AND NBCUNIVERSAL LIGHTBLADE EDGE SERIES The advances in lighting product design are one of the main reasons you go to big trade shows. For such a small industry, the speed of innovation is breathtaking. The range of lights that Cineo has designed with NBCUniversal are the winners of the lighting category, but there was a colossal amount of innovation to choose from. The LightBlade Edge modular fixtures are what Cineo calls ‘the ultimate creative lighting tools for motion picture and broadcast’. Cineo, which has a history of producing respected remote phosphor panels, has focussed on its collaboration with NBCUniversal for the LightBlade Edge modular fixtures. The LightBlades are, as the name hints, in a similar form factor to fluorescent tubes, and can be banked to create a one- kilowatt array that retains the individual tubes’ ability to mix colours and can create chasing effects, perhaps to simulate the pass of light for a studio-bound car interior. The LightBlade Edge fixtures offer a unique modular design. LightBlades are integrated into the mounting system to create the Edge 160 (two blade) and Edge 320 (four blade) fixtures, delivering 10,000 or 20,000 lumens. The LightBlades in the Edge fixture can be set to operate as an integrated light source, or they can operate independently for dynamic lighting effects. SHORTLIST n Cineo Lighting and NBCUniversal Edge Series n BB&S Area 48 Color n LiteGear LiteMat Spectrum

WINNER OF VIRTUAL ARRAIY DEEPTRACK

It was very timely to include a Virtual category in our awards – and also timely that we came upon Arraiy when we were at NAB this year. We were, in fact, advised by VFX supervisor Kevin Baillie from Method Studios to seek out the company at the Pixotope stand. Arraiy’s camera tracking technology is called DeepTrack, which is just a part of its virtual products. It’s a through-the-lens monocular tracking solution that is entirely 100% software based, just understanding the features and the textures of a scene. It calibrates the camera, which takes about 20 seconds, and then does some deep learning on the environment, whether that’s in the studio or in a sports environment outdoors. It can create a model over three to four hours, depending on what the scene is, and then you have a known geometry of every scene. You can then enable any camera that’s in that scene to camera track and to object track. The next thing Arraiy is developing is a segmentation rotoscoping solution, which essentially allows you to do Ultimatte-like green screen, but do it without a green screen – any type of flat field or brick wall, or anything with depth matting as well. Next year will be soft-object tracking. SHORTLIST n Arraiy DeepTrack n Ncam Reality n MPC Genesis Virtual Production

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