Fox Sports presents a new studio supported by NEP Sweetwater and ROE Visual
Fox Sports has launched a new studio applying the latest in extended reality technology. The program is receiving an entirely redesigned set, supported by NEP Sweetwater with ROE Visual LED displays.
The newly constructed ‘Studio A’ was unveiled earlier this month at the Fox Studios Lot in Los Angeles. The studio boasts an 5,000 square foot setup, featuring two stories of shooting locations and a large LED volume. The set also utilized Stypeland for camera tracking of Unreal Engine and Stype’s solutions for multi-display across the LED volume. With a focus on XR, the space is equipped with LED technology ready to display playback coverage, hyper-realistic content, interactive displays, and more.
The goal of Studio A’s tech upgrade is to immerse the viewer in all things NFL coverage and adapt to new segments. To create the setup, NEP Sweetwater enlisted the help of ROE LED products. The volume is made up of three large LED walls and measures 19’8” x 46’. These walls are constructed of Black Pearl 2V2 (BP2V2) panels and add to the over 5,000 square feet of LED panels used in the stage.
Another new virtual reality technique utilized on set is GhostFrame, a frame remapping technology that allows multiple cameras to simultaneously view separate images on the LED displays. This technology allows for more creative control. With this technique, the BP2V2 LED displays can present flexible changes on the backdrops of any graphic and design desired.
“Participating in this game-changing project has been a thrilling experience. Studio A is expanding the possibilities of broadcasting with maximum flexibility and creativity. Knowing the capability of the advanced techniques and equipment, our team is eager to see the innovation to come out of the studio,” states Frank Montero, Managing Director of ROE Visual US.