Virtual Production & Extended Reality

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Planar Studios

Virtual Production (VP) and Extended Reality (XR) are reimagining the methods of storytelling and content creation across a growing number of industries, from film and entertainment to corporate, education and more. Through advancements in LED display and motion capture technology, VP and XR empowers the world’s leading visual storytellers to deliver deeply immersive experiences that engage audiences like never before. Through the Planar Studios initiative, Planar delivers the advanced technologies, industry partnerships and personnel today’s VP and XR customers demand in this revolutionary market.

Revolutionizing this Emerging Industry

Planar Studios was developed to accelerate VP and XR capabilities and make these solutions more accessible, streamlined and repeatable. The initiative is rooted in Planar’s well-established history of leadership supporting major broadcast networks. Expertise in on-camera LED displays for live broadcasting translates directly to the demands of live LED wall in-camera VP and XR, positioning Planar Studios to further revolutionize this emerging industry. Planar Studios integrates the products, partnerships and people that customers need to create realistic, on-screen content in today’s VP and XR settings—whether it’s a remote broadcast location or a world of science fiction.

Recommended Displays

View the Recommended Planar Display Solutions for Virtual Production.

Visit a VPXR Studio Showroom

Find a Virtual Production & Extended Reality Studio Showroom near your to experience Planar display technology firsthand.

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LED Displays for Cameras

As the market leader in fine pitch LED display technology, Planar’s next-generation LED video walls are the cornerstone of Planar Studios’ capabilities in serving the VP and XR markets. With marquee projects around the globe—including LED installations for VP and XR studios—Planar’s award-winning LED product lines deliver the stunning image performance, flexibility and visual performance demanded by the VP and XR studios.

To meet the on-camera requirements of VP and XR, customers can choose from an array of Planar LED products that excel in on-camera performance, including the Planar® CarbonLight™ VX Series and Planar® Venue™ Pro VX Series. Planar works closely with industry professionals to tune and evolve effective on-camera LED technologies that help visionaries in VP and XR extend the boundaries of what they can create.

Planar Studios Solutions

Planar Venue Pro VX Series

Quick-setup indoor solution with exceptional on-camera visual properties

Available Pixel Pitches: 1.5, 1.9
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Planar CarbonLight CLI VX Series

Versatile carbon fiber-framed indoor solution with exceptional on-camera visual properties

Available Pixel Pitches: 1.9, 2.6
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Planar CarbonLight CLF VX Series

High-strength carbon fiber indoor LED flooring with exceptional on-camera visual properties

Available Pixel Pitch: 2.6
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OptiTrack Motion Capture

Ultra precise camera tracking for next-gen filmmaking

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Industry Awards

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Lower Scan Means Higher Performance for On-Camera LED

It's becoming more common for TV and movies to adopt virtual production using LED stages, and we’re continually enhancing our display solutions as we learn what works best in this exciting application. Our latest blog post explores how LED scan ratio impacts visual performance, and why we lowered it on the Planar® CarbonLight™ CLI VX 1.9mm LED video wall.

Volumes Featuring Planar Studio Solutions

Success Story: Resolution Studios

This Chicago virtual production studio facilitates TV commercials, films and episodic projects with customized digital backdrops displayed on its 80’ x 14’ (or sometimes 60’ x 20’) reconfigurable LED stage comprised of 400 Planar® Venue™ Pro VX Series camera-ready indoor LED video wall displays.

Success Story: 35North Studios

To bring entertainment and production to Iowa, 35North Studios created a virtual production volume of Planar® CarbonLight™ CLI-VX Series LED video walls; including a curved, 36' x 13' main LED video wall backdrop, a movable 10' x 10' LED ceiling and two movable LED side walls, each 10' x 10'.

Success Story: Pier59 Studios

Pier59 Studios in New York built a massive, state-of-the-art virtual production stage featuring LED display technologies from Planar. The display solutions include a curved, 65' LED video wall; a nearly 30' x 10' articulating LED ceiling; and four LED display moveable carts, each with a 5' x 11.5' LED video wall.

STARFIELD Virtual Film Production

Adam Savage's Tested show visited Orbital Studios in Los Angeles to film its Starfield Frontier Spaceship model and take advantage of the special effects benefits Virtual Production offers. Watch and listen as they discuss the role Planar LED video walls play in the virtual studio.

The Making of Goliath

Planar LED videowalls, like those at Orbital Virtual Studios used to create the groundbreaking short Goliath, have changed cinematic virtual productions immensely, offering cost savings and more true-to-life lighting and acting performances.

Planar Virtual Production Car Process

Planar recently demonstrated a virtual production car process showing how LED video walls, like the Planar CarbonLight CLI VX Series in this case, are changing how vehicle scenes are filmed.

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Recording artist Haley Reinhart filmed her music video and short film for "Off the Ground" at Orbital Virtual Studios using an LED volume consisting of a 30' x 10' Planar CarbonLight CLI VX Series Video Wall. Listen as she describes the Virtual Production recording experience.

Inside Look: Location vs. LED

Go behind the scenes with the makers of Snowfall on FX Networks and learn how they teamed with Orbital Virtual Studios to use a 65' Planar LED video wall and Virtual Production to avoid green screen, reduce on-location shooting and revolutionize sets.

Making Small the New Big

Watch and listen as actor Terry Crews describes how his new, smaller Virtual Production studio, featuring Planar LED video walls, enables artistic people to create full-fledged productions without the huge, multi-million dollar studios and budgets of big production companies.

XR In Action at InfoComm

Planar set up a fully functional XR stage at InfoComm 2022 to virtually transport the audience to our manufacturing facilities. Join technical marketing manager Jeremy Sternhagen as he showcases the stage and how it uses LED video walls and flooring, motion capture tracking and game engine technology in tandem to create a more realistic virtual experience.

Collaborative Partnerships

Planar Studios is aligned with top creative and technical experts in VP and XR specializing in areas that include motion tracking, digital production and imaginative visual storytelling. These collaborative partnerships strengthen Planar’s ability to produce the most vivid and true-to-life digital environments for VP and XR projects, including motion capture systems from Planar’s sister company, OptiTrack.