In 2019, Eric Hasso from Igelkott Studios, a company specializing in car scene productions, and Vello Hermann, Barco projection specialist at Projection Pro Image, joined forces to create next-generation digital car scene solutions. They believed it was time to complement the traditional trailing solutions with new technologies and techniques.For the first time, it’s possible to film 360° scenes in very high resolution and with low compression — which is important as noise is a big enemy to the AI programs used to complete the material in the digital production chain.
Today, Igelkott has a permanent studio in Brunna, just north of Stockholm, that serves as both film studio and development studio. Two or more Barco HDX-4K Pulse projectors are used for the projection. As everything is played out as a 360° file in real-time, there’s a lot of pressure on the playout computers. Four 4K outputs or more are needed simultaneously to serve the entire system and to allow for quick adjustments in angle or height for a perfectly perceived camera position.