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Epic Names Platige Image UE Authorized Service Partner

The company continues innovating its scope of creative activities with Unreal Engine while offering flexible support with its proprietary virtual production solution.

Epic Games has named the creative studio Platige Image an Unreal Engine Service Partner. The VFX/animation company continues to expand the scope of its creator activities with Unreal Engine in the broadcast and virtual production spheres and to support international projects.

"We are proud of the achievements of our team and the hard work they have put into the development of our company,” said Platige Image CEO Karol Żbikowski. “Platige Image has always focused on innovation and quality. Joining the ranks of companies named as an Unreal Authorized Service Partner is a natural step in the technological development of our studio. As part of the Authorized Service Partner program, we will be able to share the experience we have gained over the years and open ourselves up to new opportunities for collaboration. It is another step in our continuous development, which also confirms the immense potential of our company.”

The Unreal Authorized Service Partner Program recognizes the company because of the innovative use of Unreal Engine by its Platige Events & Broadcast team in the television industry. In recent years, the company has carried out several successful television production projects, such as live graphics in augmented reality technology and virtual studio and set designs.

"The biggest challenge and breakthrough moment in our work with Unreal Engine was creating a fully functional, production-ready, and comprehensive system for creating augmented reality graphics in television broadcasts,” said Marek Jankowski, Head of Events & Broadcast at Platige Image. “I'm referring to our AR graphics used in the closing ceremony of EURO 2020 at Wembley in London, where we utilized the fantastic quality of graphics generated by Unreal and embedded them in a stable TV production environment. Our entire system met the rigorous standards set for TV broadcasters during EURO 2020 and ultimately received UEFA's approval."

Platige Image receives access to webinars and specialized training as part of the program. Its primary focus is on support for projects or virtual sets or TV scenography, for which the company has developed proprietary technologies which can be tailored to individual clients' needs.

"The Unreal Authorized Service Partner Program offers significant growth potential for Platige and the development of our team's competencies,” added Żbikowski. “Our business goal is to expand and enhance our staff's skills and enter foreign markets. I believe this announcement will increase our competitive advantages while providing our team with continuous growth and the opportunity to view the industry through an international lens.”

"This is a significant technological event for us. Working with the world’s most advanced real-time 3D tools in Unreal Engine, we have an excellent opportunity to expand our capabilities and increase the value of our projects,” commented Platige Image CTO Tomasz Kruszona. “We are confident that obtaining the status of an Unreal Authorized Service Partner will allow us to utilize the potential of this outstanding technology better.”

The Platige Image virtual production solution is noted for its flexibility, enabling various screen sizes, shapes, densities, and different types of cameras and lenses. In addition, authorized service partners can collaborate so studios can benefit from the creation of a business hub to carry out joint projects requiring different competencies.

Source: Platige Image

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.