Mixed reality capture and production firm Metastage has opened a new Mixed Reality Capture Studio in Los Angeles. Using Microsoft technology, the facility enables the creation of 360-degree holograms from real life subjects that can be use in applications across augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and 2D screens.
The Microsoft technology involves a comprehensive volumetric capture solution leveraging more than one hundred 12-megapixel capable machine vision cameras with the ability to capture multiple people or objects and output a high-quality 3D asset that maintains its fidelity even as a tiny compressed file.
Microsoft’s technique for capturing volumetric video requires compute power and equipment that is commercial in scale to meet demanding production schedules.
Previously, there was no great accessible and reliable solution for professional-quality capture of multiple people, animals, or moving objects for immersive experiences. Metastage is the first US partner studio to bring that technology to content makers and consumers.
“Metastage is capturing incredible performances that can be viewed as if the person were standing right in front of you,” says Christina Heller, CEO of Metastage. “Whether using a VR or AR headset, a 2D screen or simply on a mobile phone, instinct kicks in and you may find yourself trying to reach out to touch them, like many of us have.”