ENCO Debuts Integration of Virtual Production With Qimera, RUSHWORKS

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ENCO is debuting an integration of virtual production and PTZ technology from Qimera and RUSHWORKS, demonstrating the company’s new live production momentum born through recent partnerships and acquisitions.

ENCO acquired RUSHWORKS in January and was named the exclusive North American distributor for Qimera in June. The RUSHWORKS acquisition added a “proven range of professional production, playback, streaming and robotics systems to ENCO’s range of live production and automation solutions,” while the Qimera partnership added a suite of real-time compositing tools for virtual production sets and augmented reality graphics.

ENCO’s new integration shows how broadcasters can create AR experiences for live broadcasts by blending Qimera’s compositing systems with the RUSHWORKS PTX Model 3 PRO pan/tilt head.

Qimera’s real-time virtual production compositing tools were built with “modern production workflows in mind.” Editors can quickly create highly advanced virtual sets and augmented reality graphics thanks to its quick learning curve, and users can connect four cameras to a single server thanks to its built-in video switcher. The solution builds in lighting control with DMX IP, PTZ camera integration, a 3D assets library, realistic graphics via Unreal Engine, multi-layer composition and a virtual crane among other features.

The RUSHWORKS PTX Model 3 PRO pan/tilt head features passthrough connections for SDI, HDMI, USB, DC camera power, and networking between cameras and lenses, minimizing stress between the base and arm. Made of steel and aluminum, the PTX Model 3 PRO provides a “solid platform for smooth presets and on-air moves.” The PTX Model 3 PRO provides the torque necessary for smoothly controlling most pro-grade camera/lens combinations, including models from Blackmagic Design, Canon, Panasonic/Lumix, Red, Arri, Sony and more.