Mixed Reality for Film, TV and Event
TMT Studio 1
Thomas Berz, one of the managing directors of TMT Film- und TV-Produktions-Service GmbH and his sign gaffer and cameraman commented: ‘TMT has been providing stage lighting and camera for film and TV for the last 28 years, 10 years with its own studios.
For the past year we have been able to offer a Stäubli RX 160 robot. Originally, we focused on high-speed recording and motion control. Through communication with interested customers and creative colleagues, we constantly discover new areas of application. We are therefore grateful to Frank Junghahn for his initiative and look forward to the exciting times ahead. We can imagine establishing a hotspot for these innovative technologies here in Munich.’
In order to test the various possibilities of the latest presentation and show technology, two 2x2m rXone LED walls from LEDitgo with a resolution of 1.9 mm were first placed on a small scale at an angle of 90 degrees and connected to the LED event floor sB6ef with 6.25 mm resolution.
Construction and calibration were done by the experienced LED technician Hendrik Wallbaum. The type, positioning, pixel pitch and scaling of the LED surfaces can of course be extended at will and are planned for the future on a large scale.
The live event programmer Frank Junghahn is responsible for the video content. The device of his choice is a high-performance media server on which the software Notch and D3 from Disguise are used. All content is rendered in real time.
TMT Studio 3, playground of the innovative technique
Frank Junghahn inside the Mixed Reality
In order to guarantee the impression of the fusion of real camera recording and virtual reality in the so-called Mixed Reality, it is necessary to capture all data of the real camera. This includes primarily the cartesian position in space, the rotation data around all three axes and the values for zoom, focus and aperture.
In the first test, the developers of this special installation decided to use a Stäubli industrial robot weighing 250 kg and with a range of 1.6 m. Stephan Grune of rtleaders with years of experience as a robot planner, was responsible for this job.
The D3 camera has to be synchronized with the real camera via the network stream of RoboKam. If focal length, field of view and all other data match, the camera on the robot should show exactly the image that is sent from D3 to the LED controller. If there is a moderator in the real LED corner, the perfect illusion should be created. Check?
MIDI controller Ableton APC40MKII
Motion Suit from Perception Neuron and the Kinect 2 in the foreground
Scene from the ballet Satori with Sergei Polunin in Prague 2019
Stumpfl update in Wallern Austria
Image video for „ROBTEC“
Barco certified Encore E2 Operator
- visiting Barco near Bruxelles
- gratuated a class for a Barco certified operator
KUKA robot programming certificate
from the 15. to 20. of june i succesfully completed the KUKA robotic programming class.
the goal is to involve these amazingly movable machines into astonishing stage shows.
looking forward to the next advanced training course.