AbelCine and Meptik collaborate to deliver new cutting-edge production facility for WWE

The Studios at WWE integrates Sony Electronics and Disguise technologies for an optimized WWE experience 

WWE®, a division of TKO Group Holdings, has inaugurated The Studios at WWE, a state-of-the-art production complex spanning 30,040 square feet. Featuring five studios, the highlight of the facility is a groundbreaking virtual production stage developed in collaboration with AbelCine and Meptik, integrating cutting-edge technology from Sony Electronics and Disguise.

Situated within the newly constructed WWE headquarters in Stamford, Conn., The Studios at WWE is tailored for both size and functionality. Equipped with advanced production technologies, it aims to elevate WWE’s storytelling capabilities, enhance production quality, versatility, and efficiency, and cater to a diverse clientele across broadcast, film, and production. The comprehensive facility boasts a Cyclorama, two production control rooms, two live audio rooms, robotic camera control, editing suites, post-audio suites, green rooms, dressing rooms, and office space.

The Studios at WWE also features a purpose-built virtual production stage housed within Studio 3. Meptik, in collaboration with AbelCine, spearheaded the design and integration of this stage, poised to revolutionize audience engagement for WWE and its clients. Nick Rivero, Co-founder of Meptik, expressed excitement about WWE’s integration of virtual production, anticipating a new era of creativity and entertainment.

The LED stage incorporates Sony’s latest Crystal LED Verona display, offering quality and efficiency for in-camera VFX applications, along with mobile LED carts for added versatility. WWE is the first U.S. facility to deploy Crystal LED Verona, with a total of 158 cabinets across its main wall and auxiliary carts.

Joe Solari, VP of Studio Operations at WWE, hailed The Studios at WWE as a leap forward in production capability and technological innovation, setting a new benchmark for WWE production.

The next-generation production stage is powered by Disguise, providing an integrated virtual production workflow. Sony’s Virtual Production Tool Set and Venice 2 camera enhance Studio 3’s capabilities, ensuring color accuracy and efficiency in productions.

John Studdert, Vice President of Imaging Solutions Sales at Sony Electronics, praised WWE’s commitment to innovation, highlighting the partnership’s role in delivering visually stunning and immersive entertainment experiences.

The Studios at WWE will be showcased at the 2024 NAB Show in Las Vegas, featuring interactive exhibits and expert panels with executives from WWE, Sony Electronics, AbelCine, and Meptik.

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