Vossler Studios, a production agency based in the greater Seattle area, USA, recently unveiled a brand new virtual studio, which it describes as “the intersection of emerging technology and human storytelling”.
After extensive testing, Vossler chose AOTO LED panels to create this state-of-the-art volume, noting the high performance of the 4-in-1 LED configuration, 1/6 scan rate, and up to 7680Hz refresh rate. The studio has combined the latest real-time visual effects production tools, including state-of-the-art content engines, powerful camera tracking technology, and servers to maximize the power of the Unreal Engine.
“When we were ready to design this new studio, we pulled in all of the most popular virtual production LED panels and compared them side-by-side,” said Vossler, founder of Michael Vossler. Of course, for each new sound stage, it is important to consider the size of the LED wall, the shooting distance of the panels, the viewing angle, the treatment, etc. For this stage, the AOTO panels were the clear winners…matching the needs of the studio to the performance capabilities of the panels.
Vossler has been at the forefront of technology since its inception 18 years ago. “We’ve always pushed the boundaries of what’s possible, from corporate work to original content. Building this new studio was the next logical step in the evolution of our business,” said CEO Jonathan Vossler. “We don’t see this studio as a substitute for traditional shooting, but rather as a creative tool that allows us to create worlds and environments that were until recently impossible or beyond most budgets. We love being able to be anywhere in the world with the click of a button. This freedom has changed the way the industry operates.
This is not Vossler’s first virtual production step, and the agency admits to having been able to perfect this new studio by correcting the errors of a first LED installation. Vossler founder Michael Vossler explained, “With our latest LED panels, we had to make creative sacrifices to hide the LED problems seen behind closed doors. We love that with our new panels we have the freedom to shoot anything we can dream up without worrying about whether the panels are up to the task.