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disguise launches media servers for ‘new-era’ live production

vx 1 and vx 2 machines help facilitate "accessible for all" virtual production

disguise has launched its new vx 1 and vx 2 media servers as it continues to support its user community in adapting to the new era of live production. Used in combination with disguise’s new rx render engine hosting platform and RenderStream support for Unreal Engine and Notch, the new vx machines are said to significantly bring down the cost of xR production.

“From a series of experiments and innovations two years ago, disguise xR has gone from vision to reality, and is now powering many of the world’s virtual events, performances and productions,” explained disguise CSO, Tom Rockhill. “Combined with training courses, detailed online guides and a highly experienced support team, xR is now accessible for all.”

According to disguise, approximately 80 xR stages have been built in over 30 countries, with many more planned, as the industry starts to recognise the growing importance of immersive yet remote real-time production. These stages have been instrumental in spearheading xR across a variety of applications, from broadcast events like the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards and America’s Got Talent, to live music performances from artists like Billie Eilish, Katy Perry and Alicia Keys, and on set virtual production like Apple TV’s upcoming series ‘Foundation’.

“In the past six months since we officially launched our xR solution, we have seen more than 150 xR shows in 30+ countries powered by our technology,” said disguise CEO Fernando Kufer. “As we pioneer the way as the ultimate platform for xR and virtual production, we have a responsibility to break down the barriers to entry and democratise the tools for our entire user community. With these latest releases, that’s exactly what we’re doing.”