Metastage Canada to open this Spring at Vancouver's Departure Lounge
March 31, 2022

Metastage Canada to open this Spring at Vancouver's Departure Lounge

VANCOUVER, BC — Metastage Canada, set to launch this Spring, will be a 4D holographic capture facility, and will be designated as the exclusive Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia. The announcment comes from Departure Lounge Inc., which develops a range of metaverse-focused technology and content opportunities, and Metastage, the Los Angeles-based developer of volumetric capture technology.

Using Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studios technology, Metastage’s ( volumetric/holographic capture process uses 106 12MP machine-vision cameras to capture dynamic human performances. These rapidly generated photoreal, volumetric digital models can be used in games, immersive experiences and traditional media. Metastage produces exceptionally high-quality holograms that reduce the amount of clean up or post processing required with other systems. 

Departure Lounge will operate Metastage Canada as part of a comprehensive set of technologies designed to transfer humans and objects into and out of the metaverse.

“We are thrilled to be working together with Metastage to bring their industry-leading 4D holographic platform to Vancouver,” says James Hursthouse, founder & CEO of Departure Lounge. “British Columbia is home to one of the world’s largest clusters of mixed reality companies, including Microsoft’s own holographic group, and a robust digital content industry in which the application of holograms in virtual and realtime production is becoming increasingly prevalent. We expect significant demand for our holographic capture stage in this region as we move forward into the era of the metaverse 3D spatial internet.” 

“We are very pleased to be working with the team at Departure Lounge to launch our second, world-class holographic capture facility,” adds Christina Heller, CEO at Metastage. “Our stage in Los Angeles has experienced increasingly-higher demand from companies integrating holograms across many industries, including games, TV, film, fashion, digital twinning, health and education. We look forward to offering customers a second location in partnership with James and his team at Departure Lounge.”

Metastage Canada will be housed at the Departure Lounge facility in the heart of the Centre for Digital Media ( district in downtown Vancouver. The Departure Lounge facility is part commercial business, part industry-academic partnership hub, helping to train the next generation of digital content creators through work-integrated learning programs.