Ross Video enhances its Voyager and Lucid Studio tools to face the future of Virtual Production
Ross Video has recently announced updates for two of its products related with XR Virtual LED Studio as the latest trend in virtual solutions. The updates concern Voyager graphics rendering solution and Lucid Studio control solution for VS/AR and XR Virtual LED Studio production environments.
Voyager is Ross Video’s photo-realistic graphics rendering solution launched in 2019. It has helped to create VS/AR and XR Virtual LED Studio productions, including CCTV’s Spring Gala Festival. It is based on the Unreal engine from Epic Games and the new version (4.27) includes configuration tools to calibrate camera lenses and LED videowalls, as well as improved configuration of RossTalk and Datalinq and support for embedded audio out on video outputs. Additionally, Epic’s nDisplay technology is included and this feature allow to synchronize multiple LED displays for XR productions.
On the other hand, Lucid Studio is the primary control interface for VS/AR and XR Virtual LED Studio applications from Ross, and the updated version (6.3) introduces an enhanced web browser that enables 3rd party web UI to be part of Lucid’s control panel. An improved web API (using SSL for encrypted communication) enables secure integration with 3rd parties. Integration with mobile devices had been enhanced. This latest version also includes support for the Elgato Streamdeck device. These products have taken part in the Servus TV / Red Bull Media House virtual production in Austria, and Ross Video has shown its look and feel as an example.
Manesh Patel, Product and Business Development Manager for Ross Virtual Solutions, points to the importance of XR Virtual LED Studio as a production platform. “We’ve seen XR Virtual LED Studio trickle down very quickly from high-end Hollywood productions like The Mandalorian to more mainstream broadcast environments because it offers more flexibility and amazing creative possibilities. Ross is very pleased to be supporting XR Virtual LED Studio content producers everywhere with these new versions of Voyager and Lucid Studio. They make set-up, calibration and control of XR Virtual LED Studio productions much easier, and Voyager continues to set the standard for photo-realistic graphics rendering, helping content producers create the most amazing sets imaginable!”