The Future Group to build world’s first live virtual production cloud solution

The Future Group has received development grants from the Epic Games MegaGrants fund and Innovation Norway to develop Pixotope Live Cloud. An industry first, Pixotope Live Cloud will enable companies to connect to the power of live virtual production through a ‘pay as you go’ and always available cloud service.

Marcus B Brodersen, CEO of The Future Group, explained: “We are making virtual production more accessible and giving streaming and broadcast production companies more flexibility in how they tell engaging stories.”

Virtual production allows companies to integrate interactive photorealistic graphics into their live video broadcasts and streams, enabling new and attention-grabbing storytelling.

Built on the production-proven Pixotope virtual production technology, Pixotope Live Cloud adds a host of groundbreaking new features, including user-friendly configuration and deployment, and easy scalability for content segmentation. It enables ultra-low latency point-to-point streaming for interactive multi-site virtual studios with broadcast industry-standard support for video over IP and direct to distribution streaming. Other features include embedded metadata streams for telemetry and other synchronisation critical components and a cloud-enabled digital asset management system and platform API for integration with third-party systems.

Brodersen added: “Unreal Engine is the perfect vehicle to drive innovation in media production, and Pixotope is all about making that power available to as many media producers and creators as possible. We couldn’t ask for better collaborators than Epic Games and Innovation Norway to give even more content creators access to these storytelling tools through Pixotope Live Cloud.”

Epic MegaGrants is a $100 million programme from Epic Games designed to globally accelerate the work of talented teams and individuals working with Unreal Engine, 3D graphics tools and open source software.

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