LONDON – Ncam (https://www.ncam-tech.com), the creator of advanced realtime camera tracking technology, has opened two new locations to support a growing demand for smart stages and training facilities in Europe and Latin America. Located in Prague and Rio de Janeiro, the new premises add to Ncam’s existing London and Los Angeles bases, doubling the company’s global footprint.
Top photo: Ncam's Rio de Janeiro studio
“As virtual production picks up steam, the needs of creative teams are changing rapidly,” explains Nic Hatch, CEO of Ncam. “Each of these new locations is not just an office and training site, but a fully-fledged studio, giving people access to the tech they need to blend live action and CG with the same equipment used by the likes of Disney, The Weather Channel and CNN.”
In addition to supporting the creation of new productions, both the Prague and Rio de Janeiro studios are set up to act as training grounds for educational partners and provide a location for in-house experts to demo new Ncam technology and features.
Photo: Ncam's Prague studio
“The number of smaller productions has grown exponentially in the past year, and we saw a real need for a new studio and training space in Eastern Europe,” notes Vojtěch Horký, head of the Prague facility and a champion of virtual production techniques. “As the world leader in camera tracking, we aim to bring the tech to a wider audience through a localized approach.”
Sergio Bourguignon is head of the Brazilian facility and has decades of experience covering major events, including the World Cup and Olympics.
“We also want our fast-growing customer base to understand that we are more than just a manufacturer,” says Bourguignon. “With this expansion, we are better positioned to provide local support, advice and creative inspiration for the long term, whether you’re a filmmaker, broadcaster or anything in between.”