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VP PRO 4.27 UPDATE Mo-Sys has introduced VP Pro 4.27, with a raft of new features to support the Epic Games Unreal Engine 4.27. During the preview period of Unreal Engine 4.27, Mo-Sys used the new update to complete a full multi-camera shoot with Amazon. It was also put through a comprehensive, multi- camera technical rehearsal for a big Netflix production. The VP Pro 4.27 upgrade brings four new key features, including an improvised compositor, NearTime rendering, an online lens distortion library and remote control capability. Mo-Sys has carried out a complete overhaul of its internal compositing system. The latest update now provides improved help for high-end graphics features, such as refraction, and performance is enhanced by 15%. Other features include support for reflection and refraction of video in CG objects, advanced ray-tracing features, fur and groom – and advanced controls for CG shadows on video. The updated VP Pro 4.27 also widens the Beta program for the new NearTime rendering workflow, to give access to more users. NearTime is an automated, cloud-based re-render that increases and homogenises visual quality, and allows for higher resolutions (UHD, 4K, 8K) without the performance restrictions of real time. The moment the shot is complete, a cloud-based NearTime render starts. Mo-Sys is also launching its online lens distortion library as part of the upgrade, giving users access to a wide selection of calibration tools – and allowing them to tweak their lenses on-set in a cost-effective way. These features are also included in VP Pro XR, which launched earlier this year, and is the company’s latest multi- node XR server designed specifically for final-pixel XR shooting in high-end film and TV.


Samsung’s six-proof protection, which prevents damage fromwater, extreme temperatures, X-ray, wear and impact. Samsung’s Pro Plus microSD cards are aimed at more discerning content creators, with impressive read speeds of up to 160MB/s and write speeds of up to 120MB/s, and will be available in three capacities: 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. The improved Evo Plus microSD is great for casual users. It’s highly reliable, with stable performance and transfer speeds of up to 130MB/s. Compared to the previous version, it has a 1.3x faster sequential read speed, and will be available in the following capacities: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.

The latest additions to Samsung’s range of memory cards have lightning-fast read/ write speeds and are more durable than ever. They offer guaranteed protection and outstanding storage options for day-to-day or professional use. Both the Pro Plus microSD and enhanced Evo Plus microSD cards can expand mobile device storage, capture high-quality photos and 4K UHD video, and work with action cameras and drones. The cards withstand the most challenging environments, thanks to

Advances to XR and virtual production

ICVFX Studio in Helsinki, using Roe LED products. Fireframe are inspired by the creative possibilities of real-time technology, and are the first to bring virtual production to Finland. They began exploring it last year, doing real-time engine tests, and also looking at how to build an LED volume. “After a comprehensive study with industry experts, we chose Roe Visual as our provider, for their reliability and technical quality,” says Mikko Kodisoja, Fireframe founder and CEO.

innovations and customer feedback to guide respective product roadmaps. The partnership is an extension of Disguise and Roe Visual’s long-standing relationship, dating back to 2017 when they began research and development into XR workflows. Since then, Disguise XR stages in London and Los Angeles offices have used Roe Visual LED volumes only. In other news, virtual production company Fireframe Oy has finalised the build of the brand-new

Roe has solidified a partnership with Disguise, a key player in the fields of extended reality (XR) and virtual production, to further develop the technology and equip studios in the future. The partnership sees Roe powering the expansion of Disguise offices around the world, including XR stages and innovation hubs in Beijing, Seoul, New Zealand and Hong Kong at the end of the year. Both companies will leverage each other’s technical knowledge,


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