VYV can provide counsel and guidance at every stage of a production, be it live-video for the stage, monumental projection mapping or interactive installation. We broke down our service offer along a project timeline to help visualize how we can intervene to help you deliver the show you dream of.
Concepts & Initiation
OBJECTIVES & PLANNING
Design Intent Consulting
Early conceptual exploration of VYV’s technology impact in the context of a project aimed at providing targets and guidelines for subsequent phases.
Process that will generate documents detailing optimal projector placement and lens type as well as projection coverage, brightness and related pixel density.
Process that will generate documents identifying the ideal calibration method for a project and detailing the equipment needed to provide it such as optical markers and cameras as well as their position.
Process that will generate documents detailing optimal camera type, placement and lens type and optical marker integration into props and costumes in order to track objects within a specified volume accurately.
Single-line drawings detailing system components and their organization.
Third-party Design Review
Review of client-provided drawings and design intent to ensure optimal system performance.
The very first phase of a production is centered on the acquisition and treatment of geometry data.
Physical volume scanning to acquire geometry data that will be used to create models for screens, props or any kind of object.
Construction of simplified 3D models from geometry data to produce models that will be integrated as assets in our software.
Creation of the models’ texture space that will allow its use as a projection surface.
Early production phase conducted off-site in order to prepare equipment and media and address technical and design issues before moving on to the show phase.
First pass show programming including 3D models and media imports as well as event sequencing on a timeline.
Complete immersive show simulation including video projection, sets and lighting that can be outputted as a video file or displayed in a VR headset.
Workshops conducted with the client to explore the potentialities offered by our technology. Concepts are tested out on a technical and creative basis to ensure that the show’s signature is respected once it gets ported on stage in the production phase.
Proper system installation is critical when dealing with large-scale productions. Our team will support you through this process so you can reach optimal system performance.
Support for the factory acceptance test procedure of the project.
Support for the site acceptance test procedure of the project.
System Integration Support
Support offered to the project’s integrator to ensure optimal VYV equipment operation.
Main production phase where most of the show is programmed and VYV’s implication is solicited on both creative and technical aspects of the project.
Large scale video projects imply a work phase dedicated to media management and transfer on servers.
Creation of the show’s structure through a creative assemblage of media components as well as events such as cues onto sequences.
VFX, Compositing & Color Grading
Creation of the complex visual compositions as well as color correction can be achieved through advanced image manipulation on VYV’s software.
External System Integration
Integration of our technology in complex frameworks to interact with various third-party software and hardware belonging to other departments such as automation, lighting, AV and networking.
Automated Back-Up Programming
Deployment of automated systems that will provide failsafe mechanisms in cases of potential malfunction in order to preserve a show’s integrity during its execution.
Running a show is a task in itself. VYV can provide technicians to do a job or support its client’s own team.
Specialized documentation has to be handed out to the client In order to finally deliver a project and ensure autonomous operation.
System Configuration Guide
Project-specific documentation produced to support basic system maintenance and configuration.
Show Operation Guide
Show-specific documentation produced to support technicians during show operation.
Training provided on-site by our experts to the client’s operation team to ensure smooth operation.
VYV offers basic project archival services to its client to avoid potential losses during events such as maintenance operation, equipment failure, hand overs, etc.
Crucial show data such as programming and media is both stored on a physical device and on a virtual server location on the cloud.
If a project is stored through VYV’s services, our team will be able to access its data and restore a complete show.
Some projects necessitate additional software or hardware features which are not currently part of our product line. VYV can offer custom development services in order to address exceptional problems.
Analysis of the obstacle’s nature and identification of a technological solution.
Proof of Concept
Scientific literature review followed by the completion of initial tests to establish the validity of the selected technological solution.
Research & Development
Hardware or software development phase characterized by multiple iterations and tests.
Production of an alpha prototype of the technological solution and subsequent testing to ensure the future release of a refined version.
Final testing phase executed in VYV’s lab, at the client’s facilities or on-site with a finished version of the technological solution in presence of the client to ensure smooth show integration.
System Upgrade Integration
Support offered by our team to the integrators during system upgrade operations.
Remote Access Support
Using remote assistance software to access distant servers, our team can provide support from VYV’s lab to our client’s production.
Remote Electronic Support
VYV has deployed over the years a support infrastructure to remotely support our clients. Place a support ticket or chat directly with our experts to get some help.
First layer of training material that can be accessed on the VYV School online platform. Video lessons followed by practical exercises will help introduce our client’s team to our systems.
Personalized training sessions in VYV’s lab with our resident experts.
Personalized training sessions in remote from our lab using video conferencing and remote access software to train our client’s team.
Fly our team for personalized training sessions on the project’s site.