4K Virtual Sets Live Compositing In Our Astoria Prime Green Screen Studio
We Live Composite Actors Into 3D/4K Photorealistic Virtual Sets With a Moving Jib Mounted Camera.
The stage is equipped with a Sony F55 4K camera with Cabrio Zoom Lens on a modified Jimmy Jib. We use an advanced tracking system with motors on the Jib and lens to perfectly sync the exact focal length of the lens and the position of the camera in space relative to the 3D virtual set.
Normally, the only way to achieve camera movement on a green screen is to place tracking markers on the green screen and then, in post-production, use a process called Cameramatch Move to composite.
In a typical green screen production, the talent, director and camera operator are, in a sense, shooting blind. The production crew on set see the actor(s) moving against a field of monochromatic green.
Clearly not the best way to get precisely composed, realistic shots. Nor is it ideal for the actors.
Only after editing can one see if the shot was really successful.
With our cutting-edge technology, the full photorealistic 3D, 4K set is composited with the actors in real time with a moving camera.
It’s truly “What you see, is what you get.”
Recent 4K Virtual Set video shot on our Astoria Prime Green Screen Studio with JettSets Technology
Each shot was played back and reviewed with actors and set perfectly composited. No need to “fix it in post”.
The interaction of virtual set to live actor / element is so perfect that the camera can seamlessly “rack focus” from a real to a virtual object and back with perfect fidelity.
Unreal Engine 4 Green Screen Compositing
The incredible power of Unreal Engine 4 software allows 3D images, created in virtually all advanced 3D programs such as MAYA, 3 D Max, Blender, etc to be used for building and lighting the model. Then the design is imported in Unreal Engine and loaded into our supercomputer.
As you can see in the above videos, the result is an amazing life-like blend of the real and the unreal. Actors can move in and through the virtual space as if they were walking through a physical environment.
And, if you were impressed by the realistic quality of the above videos, just wait until you see what’s coming.
Unreal Engine 5 is ready in demo form. See the amazing video at the bottom of this page. It was rendered in real time… not days of processing. If we create a scene for you today and import it into Unreal Engine 4, we can later upload it into Unreal 5 for really mind-blowing quality and realism.
TV Show shot on our Astoria Prime Stage with JettSets Technology
Interviews and “fireside chats” are easily placed into a warm, intimate setting. The difference that the right location can make in a two or three person conversation is amazing. And with JettSets technology you not only have great virtual environments but you can do what other Green Screens can’t.
Move the camera on Green Screen! You add life to the scene by zooming, panning, dolly moves, crane shots, etc.
3D /4K Virtual Sets Demo Reel
Here you see interior and exterior spaces literally created in the computer. All rendered in 3D /4K resolution. A quality so real it could be projected on a huge movie screen with the same great quality.
All ready for your script.
“Crypto Shark Tank” streaming series shot with JettSets Technology
We shot exterior scenes on the streets of New York as well as interiors at the recent Block Chain Convention in Seoul, Korea. The set was created with our JettSets tech but not in the Astoria Studio. As time was of the essence for the show’s upcoming release date and our high tech facility in Astoria was already solidly booked, we moved the show to one of our Manhattan Green Screen Stages.
There, we shot the show against pre-composited backgrounds which were created to match specific shots.
This process does not exploit the full potential of our tech but does give a much more superior result than standard Green Screen techniques.
3D / 4K Virtual Living Room Set shot on Green Screen at our Astoria Prime Studio
The clip above was shot in our Astoria Studios for the new Jason Bourne Adventure Ride at Universal Studios in Orlando. The actress, Julia Stiles, was live on our set and composited in real time into the stunning visuals you see here.
This was all a one day shoot.
Universal could have shot this in Hollywood but came to New York for our JettSets technology.
Unreal Engine 5
As realistic as the virtual sets above the imminent release of Unreal Engine 5 is nothing short of spectacular. Virtual sets can be created in any number of professional 3D applications such as Maya, Blender, 3D Studio Max, etc. can be imported into future iterations of Unreal Engine.
Take a look at the real time rendered scene in the video above.