Rosco And FuseFX Reveal Prototype For Virtual Production At BSC Expo

Virtual Production
The RDX LAB System, powered by FuseFX – on display in the Rosco booth at BSC Expo, 2022.

Rosco Laboratories, a global leader in lighting and backdrop technologies for the live entertainment and film & television industries, and FuseFX, an award-winning visual effects studio that services film, television, commercials, and virtual productions worldwide, were thrilled to display their prototype of the Rosco Digital Experience, RDX LAB™ System at this year’s BSC Expo. The new technology introduces a complete, user-friendly ecosystem that includes Rosco’s extensive library of cinematic backdrop assets, powered by cutting-edge virtual production technology from FuseFX.

The RDX LAB System Includes:
  • A patent-pending ecosystem of interactive background imagery for virtual production inside an LED volume.
  • The world’s most extensive library of background images, created specifically for use in filmmaking. The images and motion plates have been shot at optimal resolution, taking into account the specified image properties required within the film and television industry.
  • Technology developed by renowned VFX experts FuseFX, allowing the images to be directly manipulated on set, becoming “Live Action Backdrops™.” Adjustments can be made to image depth, color, contrast, time of day, horizon line, blur, motion, focus, zoom, temperature, parallax, and more.
  • A user-friendly app to control the image being used in the LED volume. The app requires virtually no training and can be used directly on set while the image is being displayed on the LED wall. This allows for real-time changes without
    latency.

The RDX LAB System enables Directors of Photography to retain greater creative control during production. Without the extensive pre-production or post-production creation and manipulation of digital assets, filmmakers experience all of the upsides of virtual production, with the added benefit of creative control on set.

For Production Designers and Art Directors, selecting from the RDX Image Library means their trusted solutions for backdrops can be extended to virtual productions. When including motion elements like fog, moving traffic, or other moving imagery, the backdrop takes on greater depth and becomes a more integrated part of their set.

“With FuseFX as our partners, we have created a unique user experience that brings cutting-edge technology to time-honored filmmaking techniques.”

“The fusion of imagery from Rosco’s library with technology from FuseFX delivers a complete ecosystem that will be a game-changer for filmmakers,” says Rosco CEO Mark Engel. “The RDX LAB System is based on visual assets that DPs and Production Designers have trusted for years, created by Rosco specifically for production backdrops. Digitization from FuseFX using Unreal Engine propels this imagery forward for use in virtual production. With FuseFX as our partners, we have created a unique user experience that brings cutting-edge technology to time-honored filmmaking techniques.”

FuseFX President, Johnny Fisk notes, “The Fuse Group is a rapidly expanding business from a geographic perspective, but also in the type of work that we are doing. The development of this technology is a component of our expansion that uniquely serves customer needs and makes virtual production more accessible to more productions. Our partners at Rosco bring an impressive legacy of backdrop technology, which we are happy to build upon to suit the needs of production today.”

The RDX LAB System, powered by FuseFX, was revealed as a prototype to the public during the BSC Expo in London. The prototype on display at BSC Expo allowed users to experience many features of the new technology firsthand, including image manipulation through the system’s mobile app. Future trade show presentations and localized demonstrations will be scheduled throughout 2022. Fill out the form below to receive future updates and product announcements.

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