Brompton helps XR Studios get creative
Monday, 15 March 2021
twitch-glitch-con-2020XR Studios provides two high-spec LED stages
USA - Founded in 2020, LA-based XR Studios constantly pushes the boundaries of XR technology to new heights. Collaborating with Fuse Technical Group for technical and equipment support, XR Studios provides two high-spec LED stages featuring quality equipment, including Brompton Technology processing and ROE Visual LED panels, and offers a team of expert technologists and bespoke workflows to help bring XR productions to life.
“We have always had a great relationship with Fuse, a company we consider to be one of the greatest pioneers in terms of pushing LED technology for a wide variety of applications,” says XR Studios’ director, J.T. Rooney. “They have a lot of experience with the equipment and provide technical consulting across live entertainment, television, film and virtual production. We wanted to ensure that our entire operation was executed at the highest level, so having Fuse as our technical partner made complete sense.”
Providing a well-rounded XR (extended reality) production service, the XR Studios team works closely with artists, producers, creators and creative directors to deliver their vision in a cost effective and visually stunning manner. “We wanted to be a creatively agnostic group that allows production to bring in its own team, help them get to the finish line and deliver a successful production. With a high level of service with predetermined workflows to keep things consistent and reliable, we know large-scale productions will happen on time, on schedule, and on budget,” Rooney shares.
XR Studios runs a tight schedule. One day could see the perfect delivery of a large music event, such as the MTV VMAs, followed two days later by a corporate brand piece such as the FalCon with CrowdStrike. This could then give way to a large E-sports livestream such as GlitchCon, a nine-hour long online event organised by Twitch, the live streaming platform for gamers, and broadcast live from XR Studios’ centre stage.
Both LED stages comprise high-performance, broadcast-grade ROE Black Pearl 2.8mm LED panels for the back wall, with ROE Black Marble 4mm LED canvases in matte finish for the floor. The centre stage is 72ft wide, 20ft tall, and 27ft deep and is used for larger productions, whilst the smaller stage, measuring approximately 25 by 25ft, resembles a cube. Both run on Brompton Tessera SX40 4K LED processors, which deliver the high level of control the team needs.
“By using extended reality technologies where we are constantly connecting the real world to the virtual realm, our colour requirements are especially rigid.” explains XR Studios’ CTO, Scott Millar. “Brompton processors give us full on-screen colour control as well as the ability to dynamically change the brightness of the LED panel as and when needed. We are also big fans of the Tessera software which has a high number of pre-sets and features that allow us to be really creative and uninhibited with how the visuals are configured.”

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