VP at HPA: Episode 2 Screens and tracking

In this special episode, filmed live at HPA in Palm Springs, we speak to Richie Argue from Planar and Neil Abrew, Brand Manager from OptiTrack.

Below is Episode 2 from HPA, with fxguide’s Mike Seymour and creative technologist Tim Reha:


Planar’s Rickie Argue is a venue-scale display expert, with 15 years of experience creating next-generation display technologies for M&E. Planar is a global leader in LED and LCD VideoWalls, the company was founded in 1983 as a spin-off from Tektronix, and has annual revenues estimated over US$100 million, of which VP is just a small part. This weight of industry presence allows for its advanced R&D into very accurate and small micro pitch LEDs.

Planar Panels at HPA

Neil Abrew actually comes from a background as a professional photographer and videographer and has been at OptiTrack for almost 7 years.  As you can hear in this episode, OptiTrack provides very high precision camera tracking for Virtual Production. Their low latency, ultra-precise camera tracking for Virtual Production stages is less than < 10 ms. Their positional accuracy is +/- 0.2 mm and their rotational accuracy is +/- 0.1 deg.

OptiTrack (at Pixelmondo)

The Stage at HPA was also powered by Disguise. disguise xR technology orchestrates LED, real-time content and camera tracking to power production VP environments. Below is a clip showing the end solution of the UE4, Disguise, OptiTrack and Planar set.