CT Middle East Launches xR Virtual Event Studio

CT Middle East has launched its xR Virtual Event Studio in the UAE. Using high-resolution LED screens, the stylish and multi-functional space offers a full turnkey solution, including state-of-the-art audio, visual, lighting and communication technologies; while following all local OHS and COVID-19 guidelines.

The space includes a socially distanced control room, face masks, hand wash and sanitation stations to ensure the safety of all staff and clients.

Designed to accommodate a wide range of productions, from corporate meetings and live panel discussions to product launches, film, TV, entertainment and much more, the studio functionality opens up a world of creative opportunities.

The wall-to-floor LED design allows presenters and performers to immediately step into a bespoke environment. Multiple screens are set up to show any source, from show graphics, notes, and presentations, to live Q&As, polling and more.

Presenters can feed off delegate reactions, engage in exclusive Q&As and drive collaboration while lifting the atmosphere of any event by bringing in a live audience online. Through CT’s interactive functionality, the online audience is an engaged part of the event, and contributors can appear onstage with the hosts just as if everyone were physically present.

Presenters and performers can be included from anywhere around the world through pre-recorded elements or live video conferencing platforms. Further, integration of CT’s Riedel communication system into any video conferencing platform enables seamless communication between local crew, remote presenters, stage management and all other essential participants.

At the core of the studio is a high-quality, jib-based HD camera system with star field tracking technology. Real-time tracking data is fed into disguise GX2-C media servers to give the physical camera position within the virtual world. Utilising the GX2-C’s onboard render engine, Notch; CT is able to render out the full 3D environment, live to the LED screens, and seamlessly extended into the virtual space.

As a global operation, CT is well-placed to stream securely from anywhere and at any time. Encoding and delivering shows to one, or many online platforms simultaneously; existing platforms, or fully customised endpoints, the company offers a wide range of solutions to bring events online. CT’s video on-demand solution also allows events to be kept available online for audiences to view anytime.