August 10, 2023 – Arcturus, a volumetric video technology provider, has today announced that it has been selected as the go-to-market partner for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture Studios (MRCS) solutions. According to Arcturus, the solution features an advanced 3D capture and reconstruction system, paired with an editing and streaming tool, which enables content creators to leverage the power of volumetric video and gives them access to a complete end-to-end capture solution.
MRCS software offers a capture solution that has over 100 cameras working in unison to capture a subject in motion from multiple angles. The data is processed by sophisticated reconstruction software to create high-quality and photorealistic 3D videos. This generated content can find its use in anything from VFX to live broadcasts, to mixed reality (MR) and beyond. In the coming months, the MRCS technology will integrate with Arcturus’ HoloSuite tools to give users the ability to take the captured data and then edit it. From there, users can stream a compressed version to any device without loss of quality, all within the same pipeline.
“Arcturus has obsessed over MR and volumetric video for a decade, and our primary goal has always been to advance the state of volumetric production as a whole,” said Kamal Mistry, Arcturus CEO. “The MRCS technology gives us the opportunity to work with some of the best creators and studios in the world. By partnering with them, we will find comprehensive solutions that can help make volumetric technology more accessible, while introducing more options for how to use it.”
For content creators looking to utilize volumetric video for a specific project or campaign, Arcturus can pair them with a licensed MRCS studio based on individual needs. Users can also work directly with the company and take advantage of its own, in-house solution built around MRCS and HoloSuite technology, which provides a comprehensive solution for the entire volumetric capture process, from recording to distribution. Arcturus added that current MRCS license holders include some of the biggest capture studios in the world, with more expected to join in the future.
For studios looking to become an MRCS partner, Arcturus can provide both the license and the expertise to help them set up a full studio from scratch or adapt an existing one. On-site consultants will be dispatched to walk the client through the installation and construction process. Once up and running, Arcturus will continue to offer on-demand support as needed.
As a member of the Volumetric Format Association, Arcturus stated that it aims to support the volumetric video production ecosystem as a whole by continuing to develop and evolve its HoloSuite tool for empowering creators working with volumetric data, as well as looking to include the use of AI to improve capture quality while using fewer cameras.
To learn more about Arcturus and its volumetric video production solutions, please visit the company’s website.
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