The all-in-one studio aims to redefine storytelling opportunities for both businesses and creators by instantly transforming ideas into visual narratives.
Vu Technologies, North America’s virtual studio network, has introduced its latest innovation, the Vu One. This multipurpose ‘all-in-one’ studio is to democratise virtual production, making it accessible to creators of all backgrounds, regardless of their budget or technical expertise.
Virtual production, a technology that seamlessly blends the digital and physical realms in real-time, has revolutionised how content is both produced and consumed. However, the complexity of the required technology and the substantial investment associated with owning and operating such studios have traditionally limited their accessibility to a select few. Now, Vu One is set to make virtual production attainable for everyone.
Vu One offers a turn-key solution that condenses the power of virtual production into a single, user-friendly system that is not only cost-effective but also combines cutting-edge hardware technology with the latest creative software and tools. Empowered by the Virtual Studio suite of tools, which includes the Vu.ai generative content workflow, this all-in-one system can reportedly take any creative concept from idea to the screen in an instant.
Speaking about the Vu One, Jonathan Davila, President and Co-Founder at Vu Technologies, said: “With Vu One, advanced production technologies are now available for everyone. Whether you’re a small production company, an educator or a corporate marketing department, it’s never been easier to make content faster, cheaper and better.”
Tim Moore, CEO of Vu Technologies, added: “Vu One unlocks the doors of virtual production for all visionaries seeking to bring their concepts to life. Vu One is a transformational force, reshaping how creators manifest their visions into awe-inspiring realities.”
Vu One empowers storytellers from diverse backgrounds, including corporations, organisations, agencies, marketers, educators, designers, inventors, and more. The platform combines the best features of world-class virtual production studios into a single, easy-to-configure system that can be controlled through a mobile device. It seamlessly operates on a streamlined technology stack, accommodating various screen sizes and setups, and integrates five essential components: display, audio, tracking, media server, and content management. Vu One offers a range of display options, with sizes ranging from 16 ft x 9 ft to an expansive 45 ft x 16 ft.
Running on the Virtual Studio by Vu, this integrated virtual production software suite boasts tools like Scene Forge, Remote VP, and Vu.ai, as well as applications such as Unreal Engine, Volinga, Storia.ai, and more. Virtual Studio also includes a marketplace of 3D and 2D assets, all “Certified for Virtual Production” and optimised to run on Vu One.
The Vu One base model starts at $5,600 per month, with the option to purchase a complete system outright for as low as $249,000, inclusive of both 2D and 3D configurations, along with a Puget Systems-powered media server. Vu One offers customisation options, including the Vu One + 3D with an upgraded render engine for 3D virtual environments (Unreal Engine) with camera tracking, as well as the Vu One Custom option for integration into an existing infrastructure and sizing of the LED wall to fit specific spaces.
Pre-orders for Vu One are now open, secured by a refundable deposit of $1,000, with shipping scheduled to commence in Q4 2023.