28/09/2022

Pixotope releases XR Edition for extended reality productions

Pixotope has announced it will debut its new XR Edition for extended reality productions at IBC 2022.

The company will showcase the hardware on stand 7.D08 at the RAI in Amsterdam from September 9-12.

Developed in response to the growing trend of LED volume use in Virtual Production and the need for hardware optimization, Pixotope’s XR Edition includes a range of tools to simplify setup and operation by reducing the technical complexities and associated resource costs of XR workflows and environments.

“In the past, XR productions have been limited to select teams with highly specialized technical resources,” says Pixotope Chief Revenue Officer David Dowling.

“With our XR Edition, Pixotope has developed an easy-to-use solution that enables wider adoption with tools specifically designed to address pain points like color matching, LED meshing and alignment, camera switching, hardware consolidation, and system resilience.

“As a result, XR is no longer limited to a small group of specialists, it’s a viable option for productions of all sizes.”

Beyond workflow simplification and innovation, XR Edition brings Virtual Production a step forward in sustainability efforts thanks to the ways it optimizes hardware usage.

Key functions that achieve this are XR Edition’s multi-wall support, which features one input and three outputs to render one virtual scene, enabling users to drive several large LED volumes from a single server/workstation; and in-software camera switching to synchronize AR elements and LED walls without a hardware-based switcher.

XR Edition will be available to new and existing Pixotope users from September 2022.

Pixotope is knocking down a major barrier to Virtual Production adoption with XR Edition by addressing the fundamental challenges that have historically made it difficult to leverage XR outside of major blockbuster productions.

Its purpose-built tools address common operator pain points while removing the need for proprietary hardware, effectively bringing users an off-the-shelf XR solution.

For a complete list of XR Edition features and capabilities, please visit https://www.pixotope.com/product/pixotope-graphics-xr