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Virtual Production Test Stage

What the Virtual Production Test Stage offers you

The Virtual Product Test stage provides the UK media production sector and creative industries with the first research and innovation studio for virtual production, in collaboration with Target3D.

It enables hands-on experimentation,  training and skills development to address gaps that exist today in the creative industry. It will contribute to creating the world’s first fully functioning virtual production research facility, anchoring the UK’s leading expertise.

Virtual production is an emerging method that uses a combination of technologies ranging from the use of LED screens, real-time game engines, AI, 5G, cloud rendering and edge computing to combine live action footage and computer graphics in real-time.

This facility enables businesses and research institutes of all sizes to run full scale productions alongside R&D programmes, ensuring industry relevance to the products and services being developed.

As a research facility, the space is open to businesses and research institutes wishing to create knowledge and share learnings with the wider community – with the University of Surrey already on board as a production and content partner.

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Who can use it

The Virtual Production Test Stage is an accessible space that can help smaller media companies who are on a tight budget to develop cost-effective productions, and film in high-resolution virtual settings – without the need to travel far, ship equipment abroad or develop sets.

Locations

Guildford

Unit 1, Riverside Business Centre, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, GU1 4UG

In collaboration with

The Virtual Production Test Stage, created in collaboration with Target3D and funded by Innovate UK, is an open access 5G-enabled testbed and demonstrator for the media production sector and creative industries.