Wuxi Studios, nicknamed ‘Chinawood Studios’, owned and operated by the China Research Institute of Film Science & Technology (CRIFST), is a nationally acclaimed digital film industrial park, integrating commercial film technology with a vibrant leisure destination that brings the “enchantment of a movie city” to the fore. Located in the in Binhu district of Wuxi, located to the west of Shanghai in East China’s Jiangsu province, the Studios recently announced the launch of a virtual production lab studio, showcasing China’s largest LED volume, powered by Brompton Technology LED processing.
Zhang Wei, Director of CRIFST, explains that this high-tech project combines LED virtual filming technology, 5G network transmission systems, and artificial intelligence.
“The establishment of this volume outlines the virtual production standard and marks a significant step forward in China’s virtual filming technology,” he states, adding that the new virtual production lab studio features some of the industry’s most cutting-edge equipment and a team of talented individuals.
The new semi-circular LED volume measures 44m in width, 10m in height, and 23m in diameter. It is constructed using 1760 ROE Visual Black Pearl BP2V2 LED panels. The CRIFST team chose the industry-leading Brompton Technology 4K Tessera SX40 LED processors for an ultra-realistic sense of immersion. There are a total of nine processors, accompanied by an additional 36 Tessera XD 10G data distribution units. This combination delivers stunning visuals and overcomes the challenges of large LED display systems.
Wei says he is unequivocal in discussing the reasons for selecting Brompton Tessera processors.
“Brompton stands out as the leading manufacturer of LED processing in the industry, and we required the best technology for our new studio,” he explains. “The Tessera processors excel in colour science, offering near-perfect colour reproduction and support for BT.709, DCI-P3, and BT.2020 colour spaces, among other features.”
With the completion of the new LED volume, Wuxi Studios has an increasing number of film productions scheduled to shoot at the studio. One of these is STELLAR ECHO, the first short film to be produced using China’s biggest LED volume.
“We love working with Brompton LED processing technology,” states Chen Zhu, COO of ROE Visual. “It’s an easy, intuitive way of working and the control options to make the screen look its best are almost infinite.”
Elijah Ebo, Director of APAC Operations at Brompton Technology, concludes, “We eagerly anticipate witnessing the remarkable projects that will unfold at the new LED volume, which represents a significant leap forward for the China’s film industry.”