Evolve CX Chooses Brompton LED Processors for Virtual Production Training
United States – Evolve Technology is a trusted video equipment rental company serving the live event and virtual production industries, with offices across the United States. The company’s philosophy is built around the three equal pillars of rent, buy and learn, where customers can get packages tailored to their production needs, along with hands-on education and training so teams feel confident. when using any new equipment. With in-depth knowledge based on its longstanding expertise in video equipment ranging from LED walls and processors to camera tracking and media servers; Over the past few years, Evolve has successfully expanded into virtual production consulting and training.
Recently, the company opened its brand new Evolve CX (customer experience) space in the iconic Atlanta BeltLine. Evolve CX is a technology lab for education and training specifically for the virtual production market, where professionals can gain valuable hands-on experience and creative studios can develop and demo content for their clients. The Evolve CX team, led by Brian Macauto, CTO for Virtual Production, chose to outfit the space with Brompton LED video processors.
“Brompton is highly respected in the virtual production industry for its user-friendly user interface and flexible functionality for things like controlling color correction and adjusting LED wall settings specifically for the camera,” Macauto explained. . “Compared to other treatment options, Brompton is simply the best of the best, and that’s what this industry wants to use.”
The Evolve CX virtual production volume is equipped with LED Studio 1.9 panels at 7680 x 2048 resolution, driven by two Brompton SX40 LED video processors and six Brompton XD data distribution units. It also has Unreal Engine, Pixera, and disguise media servers to feed content to the wall, Mo-sys and Stipe camera tracking, and a Sony Venice camera. Brompton’s LED video processors allow users to easily test a number of different workflow scenarios.
“In order to effectively evaluate LED technology, you need to explore many types of available parameters, such as frame rates, bit depths, and brightness settings. Brompton was helpful because it is able to support all different types of incoming video signals, and it comes with advanced feature sets that allow us to increase things like shutter angle, frame multipliers, or color control. to play with what the LED looks like on the camera, which is key because it can be very different from what it looks like in your eyes,” Macauto explained.
Brompton’s features such as 3D LUT import and ShutterSync were of particular interest to Macauto. The 3D LUT augments Brompton’s standard color management functionality by allowing advanced users to create their own 3D LUT and import it directly into the Tessera LED processor, integrating the LED wall into the color management workflow. rather than manually matching. ShutterSync allows filmmakers for the first time to adjust the LED refresh on the camera, rather than the other way around, putting the creative control back to the filmmaker.
“I’m interested in 3D LUTs because LUTs are usually handled on the content side, then once they hit the LED wall we have to manually adjust the settings to be as close to the creative intent as possible. initial. ShutterSync is also a great feature as it reduces visual artifacts and allows the creative team to choose the desired camera setup first, rather than having to adapt it to what the wall can handle. These are some of the capabilities that really set Brompton apart,” concluded Macauto.