AOTO targets virtual production with LED studio products
Since the emergence of the green screen in the early 1930s, there has been a constant stream of technological innovation on film and television sets, including the Dunning Method and the Sodium Screen process. But nowadays, virtual production is here to revolutionize cinema. With the rapid development of step-by-step LEDs and their increased use in a wider variety of applications, film and television making is entering a new era.
XR combines a high performance LED display, simultaneous capture and real-time rendering with camera tracking. It allows the creation of very realistic content without additional post-production. As the market leader in direct-view LED displays (dvLED), AOTO is proud to provide exceptional on-camera visual performance for virtual production (XR) and movie studios.
High-end LED products (wall / floor / ceiling) replace the traditional green screen, allowing fast iteration of content, creating an immersive and dynamic shooting scene. They combine perfectly with camera motion tracking to ensure precise capture and make creativity endless.
The AOTO XR LED solution is capable of presenting reliable performance and quality content to cameras, vividly simulating and reflecting various real-time environments for different scenes and building an XR scene to provide dynamic virtual space for all types of people. creative expression. The physical and digital worlds are perfectly connected for music video shoots, DJ sets or simply simulating space flights, and the “real” has evolved.
The benefits of bringing virtual production to a set
- Fast scene change and real-time composite preview
The LED Virtual Stage can help producers quickly create and change virtual stages, while modifying and adjusting scene content in real time and without the need to adhere to strict time limits. You can now review the shot immediately. No need to wait anymore. This greatly improves production efficiency and saves inordinate time in post-production.
- Provide greater creative possibility
When a virtual setting is created by combining a massive LED volume and a 3D engine, the possibilities are only limited by the imagination. Virtual production allows you to do more in one place. Not only the backgrounds can be changed and edited. You can make instant adjustments to production, like changing the time of day or weather, re-shooting from any angle, or even turning a linear ad into an interactive experience. The constraints of the real world can be bypassed so that it becomes possible to create shots that would be impossible in the real world – you can literally change the angle of the sun if necessary.
- Give the performer a totally immersive experience
It is possible for performers to engage in these digitally created environments, and physical objects also appear realistically in the virtual environment. With camera tracking technology, the focus and perspective of the surroundings changes as people move around the room as we capture it. This makes the whole experience more engaging and realistic for both the actors and the audience, while allowing extraordinary flexibility in the moment, and therefore better results for everyone involved.
- Significantly reduces time and money costs
For large productions, rework and post-production can represent 10 to 30% of production costs. Virtual sets save on travel, transportation and location while reducing risk. Post-production compositing and rotoscoping are also minimized. All assets developed in virtual production can be reused in the manufacture of new episodes, resulting in even greater cost savings.
XR Studio Specifications
Medium and large scale virtual LED studio
Suitable for film and television, TVC, variety show shooting, etc.
Medium-sized virtual LED studio with an area of 100 m² to 1000 m², mainly about 500 m², with a background height of about 10 m to 15 m.
Large-scale virtual LED studio with an area of over 1000 m², with a background height of over 15m.
Small virtual LED studio
Suitable for live broadcast, small scale program activities, etc.
Small virtual LED studios with an area of less than 100 m² (such as 10 mx 10 m) and with a background height of approximately 7 m to 10 m.
Attractive AOTO technologies
Mini LED Moiré reduction technology
AOTO has filed dozens of patents around the world relating to the development of Mini LED technology, which has solved many of the problems with traditional SMD solutions. This giant leap forward can almost eliminate the moiré effect, achieve extremely high display uniformity and robustness, deliver much higher contrast, and provide a wider shooting angle of almost 180 °.
Superior color performance
The AOTO Standard Color Gamut can precisely match the input source color gamut to provide true and accurate restoration of natural colors from industry leading camera technology. AOTO technology is compatible with the Rec2020, Rec709 and DCI-P3 standards.
24-bit grayscale processing technology
AOTO realizes 24-bit gray scale processing technology, providing lifelike image quality with HDR experience, better presenting the image level and details, solving the corresponding degree of electro-optical curve in the setting implemented HDR, improving the precision of point-to-point correction, while the granularity of the correction is smaller. This improves the display of low light and high gray.
LED display color control
The LED control system customizes the color (hue, saturation, brightness) and color gamut matching (DCI-P3BT2020) according to the 3D LUT of each shooting link device (LED color temperature lamp , dimming system, camera, etc.). It matches the tone of the film.
Hit Matching Technology
The LED control system offers high frame rate, high speed scanning and sync lock functions focused on filming and TV shooting. It offers 24HZ ~ 240HZ, frame rate matching; 1/6 high scan rate, 7680Hz high refresh rate, to avoid the upgrade to shoot black bands; Plus GenLock and phase shift control to prevent flickering while shooting. In addition, the raster field signal of the display screen is synchronized with the shutter of the camera.
Case Study: Xon Studios
Pushing the boundaries of entertainment production, Xon Studios is one of South Korea’s leading XR virtual and stage production studios, delivering groundbreaking creative solutions for film, broadcast, animation, visual effects, motion design and immersive entertainment. Xon Studios uses high performance AOTO LED displays and Brompton Tessera processing for its giant LED volume as well as the latest EU camera tracking, disguise and Mo-Sys to deliver the creative vision of its clients.
You can read more about Xon Studios here: fr.aoto.com/