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Imaginarium Signs Deal with Vicon

Vicon has signed an agreement to become the main motion capture (mocap) technology supplier to London-based studio The Imaginarium.

Press release from Vicon:

Oxford, UK -- Vicon has signed an agreement to become the main motion capture (mocap) technology supplier to The Imaginarium -- a London-based studio, co-founded by actor/director Andy Serkis and film producer Jonathan Cavendish. The Studio offers performance capture consultancy and production services to film studios, television and video game companies, as well as developing its own work.

Academy award®-winning company, Vicon is supplying 80 of its most advanced T160 motion capture cameras and new Blade software. The Imaginarium is also participating in an alpha project to provide input on Vicon’s next major entertainment software release, due to be announced later this year.

The 16 megapixel cameras and latest software will enable The Imaginarium to deliver high quality data which, combined with the Studio's unique creative direction, will make it one of the world’s leading performance capture studios.

Nick Bolton, Vicon’s CEO says: "We couldn't be happier than to be collaborating with such talented people. This is much more than just a contract to supply equipment; we're working closely with The Imaginarium team on this exciting venture, which aims to become a global centre of excellence taking motion capture to a new level - technologically and creatively."

Andy Ray, Vicon’s sales and support manager added: “The Vicon T160 cameras are the most advanced mocap cameras available today. They will enable The Imaginarium to film on location in outdoor settings, adding another level of realism to the actors’ performance.”

Nicholas Taylor, The Imaginarium's Managing Director, says: “The Imaginarium is a world-class Performance Capture studio, whose ambition is to become internationally recognized for harnessing science, art and cutting edge technology to create emotionally engaging characters that delight and astound audiences all over the globe. Vicon was the obvious choice of partner for us as we pursue this goal.”

The studio will be announcing its latest slate of projects in the coming months.

About Vicon Academy Award®-winning Vicon is the world's largest supplier of precision motion tracking systems, and match moving software. It serves customers in the CG animation industry, film, visual effects, computer games, and broadcast television, as well as engineering and life science industries.

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.