Brompton processors drive Istanbul F1 project
Wednesday, 23 March 2022
bromptonThe on-screen colour adjustment (OSCA) provided by Brompton’s Tessera software was key
Turkey - Earlier this year, Istanbul production company Autonomy partnered with virtual production facility MGX Studio and Formula 1 to deliver an immersive commercial project for the country’s financial hub and official sponsors of last year’s Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix, Istanbul Financial Centre (IFC). The project was filmed at MGX Studio, with Brompton Technology Tessera processing delivering optimum colour management for the LED wall.
From extreme close-ups of the F1 vehicle and the driver, to the revving engine sounds as the car navigates through the streets of Istanbul, and images of IFC reflected on the driver’s helmet, MGX Studio’s virtual production facility offered a spread of creative possibilities to the Autonomy team.
“Achieving optimum colour profiles and creating realistic reflections and natural background lighting were key challenges for this exciting project, and exactly why Autonomy decided to partner with us,” says Mete Mümtaz, virtual production operations coordinator at MGX. “The F1 vehicle was positioned on the stage in front of the LED screen, and we were able to map the reflections on the driver's helmet and the vehicle's reflective surfaces precisely as we and the client wanted them to be. The on-screen colour adjustment (OSCA) provided by Brompton’s Tessera software was key for what we were trying to achieve.”
The set-up comprised an LED wall with a stage radius of 16m, made up from Unilumin Upad III LED panels supplied by MGX Studio’s LED distributor, Ledeca, driven by three Tessera SX40 4K LED processors and five Tessera XD data distribution units. The project used the concept of hybrid technology, utilising both Unreal Engine and video mapping techniques in real time. The entire system was powered by the disguise Extended Reality (xR) workflow.
“MGX Studio was built using a next-generation LED stage, with Brompton Technology processing, advanced camera tracking solutions, in-camera VFX, plus a host of pre- and post-production tools, allowing directors and filmmakers to create enriched interactive environments,” explains MGX’s R&D manager, Halit Gülmez.
“With a dynamic set like the one we created for IFC, things can change rapidly in terms of light and colour, and the colour of the content on the LED screen and its interaction with the camera are very important,” adds Ali KOÇ, virtual production engineer at MGX. “By using top-of-the-range Tessera processing we could implement changes quickly and seamlessly.”

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