Venice, Calif. - Lightcraft Technology and Mo-Sys, developers of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, have agreed to combine their product offerings to provide a full range of virtual production tools for the entertainment industry. The companies have entered into a joint distribution agreement to sell each other’s products as well as their own in their respective regions, thus supplying their customers with a single source for complete optical and encoded tracking and on-set visualization systems.
Until now, filmmakers had to wait for post production to complete visual effects shots, or build complex custom solutions requiring teams of experts in order to see composited live action/CGI shots. Mo-Sys and Lightcraft had independently developed solutions to simplify the tracking and visualization of complex VFX shots, including green screen compositing, 3D rendering, and complex camera moves.
Both companies systems have been used in VFX-heavy productions. Lightcraft’s Previzion system has been used on the ABC series “V”, as well as the feature film “Alice in Wonderland”. Mo-Sys’s 3D Inserter was used successfully on Stargate Films “Sanctuary” and is currently being used on “Immortals”, an 80 million dollar feature film currently in production in Montreal, Canada.
In addition to its own 3D Inserter product, Mo-Sys will now distribute Lightcraft's Previzion system in Europe (EEMA), while Lightcraft will distribute the Mo-Sys 3D Inserter, Motion Logger, and the full range of Mo-Sys encoded camera heads and cranes in the Americas.
Lightcraft Technology builds the Previzion virtual studio system, which combines real time photorealistic 3D rendering, keying, lens tracking, compositing, metadata recording, and camera tracking. Previzion's camera tracking works with either the inertial/optical combination of Lightcraft's Airtrack precision gyro and Intersense's IS1200, or with Mo-Sys encoded camera supports.
Mo-Sys provides a range of virtual production products, including: a complete line of encoded camera jibs, remote heads, and pan/tilt heads; the Mo-Sys Motion Logger, for recording camera moves on the Mo-Sys tracking network; and the Mo-Sys 3D Inserter, for fast, flexible, live pre-visualization and data logging of camera moves on the Mo-Sys tracking Network on the virtual set.