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Modulo Pi’s media servers power new Puy du Fou España park

Paris, May 2021 – On March 27, Puy du Fou España was inaugurated in Toledo, just 50 minutes from Madrid in Spain. Through spectacular shows, hallmark of the Puy du Fou, Puy du Fou España offers visitors a unique immersion in the history of Spain and its legends. The new park relies on the Modulo Player and Modulo Kinetic media server solutions, with 25 servers installed.

Founded in 1989 in the region of Vendée, France, Puy du Fou is a theme park internationally recognized for its artistic concept. In 2012 in Los Angeles and in 2014 in Orlando, Puy du Fou was awarded “Best Park in the World”. Puy du Fou now goes international with the opening of Puy du Fou España on March 27, 2021.

Across 30 hectares, Puy du Fou España invites an international audience to relive some of Spain’s best-known legends and greatest moments in history. To make it happen, the park relies on the Puy du Fou unique know-how with outstanding staging, scenery, costumes, and state-of-the-art technologies.

Launched in summer 2019 as a preview for the new park, El Sueño de Toledo is part of the spectaculars using video projection. On a 5-hectare stage and during 70 minutes, the gigantic night-time show involves more than 185 horse riders and actors, as well as 2,000 characters to revisit 1500 years of Spain’s history. A video mapping is projected onto 3,900 sqm of scenery through 28 x Christie D20WU-HS projectors, and 8 x Modulo Player Standard media servers by Modulo Pi.
On this installation, Modulo Player handles soft edge blending and warping. The show is synchronized with LTC Timecode, and operators can launch the show and power on video-projectors through custom user panels created in Modulo Player.
Since August 30, 2019, El Sueño de Toledo attracted more than 120,000 spectators.

With the official opening of Puy du Fou España, 4 new shows are now open to public in the daytime, 3 of them involving the use of video technology.

El Ultimo Cantar traces the epic of Cid Campeador through a 360° projection and tracked moving screens. The show relies on Modulo Kinetic, with 2 x Modulo Kinetic Designer, and 7 x Modulo Kinetic V-Node servers.

A Pluma y Espada is a swashbuckling show involving projection on a stage of 60 meters wide by 10 meters high. A total of 3 x Modulo Player Pro is used for the projection on a moving screen.
Through an optical encoder, Modulo Player receives the exact position of the screen in OSC. The Digimap function available in the media server then allows to project real-time on the moving screen.

Finally, Allende la Mar Oceana offers an immersive journey into Christopher Columbus’ Santa Maria vessel. The immersive show includes sea effects created through a projection on curved screens based on 6 x Modulo Player media servers.

Puy du Fou is a long-time user of the Modulo Pi media servers. Modulo Player and Modulo Kinetic are used on most creations of the French park, including its most acclaimed spectaculars such as La Cinéscénie, Le Dernier Panache, Le Mystère de la Pérouse, or Les Amoureux de Verdun.

 

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Modulo Pi launches Modulo Kinetic V4

Paris, May 2021 – Modulo Pi is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Modulo Kinetic version 4. Through this biggest release ever, the fully integrated media server solution offers a revamped user interface, improved 3D engine, and new extensive capabilities dedicated to virtual productions.

Designing the next generation of media server solutions, Modulo Pi is pleased to announce the official and immediate release of Modulo Kinetic V4. Introduced in 2016, Modulo Kinetic makes a major step forward in its development with a variety of new features and improvements.

 

New look and feel
The Modulo Kinetic Designer offers a revamped user interface with new icons, optimized views, toolbars, timelines, nodal programming editor, and more. Special attention was paid to the 3D scene viewer to offer users a smooth navigation and polished experience with the software.

 

New formats and protocols supported
Version 4 includes the support of Notch Block, 10-bit Apple ProRes, and 10-bit GoPro Cineform.
Modulo Kinetic also supports LUT format, allowing creative filters and real-time color grading.

Modulo Pi’s media server further expands its interactivity possibilities. With support of the WebSocket protocol, it is now possible to create custom web applications, and interact with shows created in Modulo Kinetic from a smartphone, a touch screen, or any other computing device.

 

Improved 3D engine
Modulo Kinetic V4 includes a large series of improvements to its embedded 3D engine.
New features allow to significantly enhance show study and simulation in Modulo Kinetic. The already existing internal database of video-projectors has been updated to reach +680 references.
Projectors can be easily imported into Modulo Kinetic Designer from a csv file. Their distribution in 3D scenes is much faster and easier thanks to a new clone and symmetry tool.
Detailed study documentation can be created directly in Modulo Kinetic. Users are offered the ability to add measures or annotations to 3D scenes, and effortlessly export any view and information required: 3D view snapshots, lux and pixel density views with captions, pdf list of video-projectors with their information, and more.

In addition, Modulo Kinetic upgrades its rendering with the support of spotlight and pointlight shadows.
It is also possible to render camera, projector, or mesh instance in a timeline layer with post-process Reflection, Ambient Occlusion (SSAO), Depth of Field (DOF), Glow and advanced Antialiasing.

 

New capabilities dedicated to virtual productions
Modulo Kinetic V4 offers a series of new features and enhancements to address the need for virtual and hybrid events in the context of the Covid-19. Compatible with green screen and LED screen configurations, these new capabilities are tailored to Pro AV companies considering XR projects.

A greatly improved chroma keyer is available for green screen productions.
Modulo Kinetic supports SteamVR tracker, as well as FreeD and Stype protocols. It also integrates FreeD calibration for the Panasonic AW-UE100 and AW-UE150 PTZ cameras, as well as pose calibration and intrinsic calibration of fixed cameras.
Moreover, Modulo Kinetic features multi-zoom camera calibration, and overscan function for cameras and video-projectors in 3D scenes.

 

Discover Modulo Kinetic V4 !
Discover the many possibilities of Modulo Kinetic with discount code TRY-V4 and get 50% off the Kinetic Designer 2D+3D 1-month license.
Requires Modulo Pi dongle. Enter code in the coupon field during check out. Offer valid once per user until June 30, 2021.

 

Useful links:
Modulo Kinetic – Technical datasheet
Modulo Kinetic Ruggedized – Technical datasheet
Modulo Kinetic – User manual (updated with new tutorials)

 

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Discover Modulo Kinetic V4

Discover Modulo Kinetic V4

In May 2021 and after months of development, Modulo Kinetic makes a major step forward with the release of the version 4. As the biggest release ever, Modulo Kinetic V4 comes with a revamped user interface, a variety of new features, and fixes.

Some of the new features are specific to virtual and hybrid events. In the context of the Covid-19 and resulting constraints on live events, the demand for virtual productions with Extended Reality (XR), and Augmented Reality (AR) has grown quickly. In our effort to make virtual productions accessible to our clients and users, Modulo Kinetic… featured at the end of this post.

We’re happy to highlight some of the new features and enhancements brought by Modulo Kinetic V4 below.
The full changelog is available in Modulo Kinetic’s user manual.

 

A new look and feel
The Modulo Kinetic Designer user interface was revamped to offer a polished experience with the software.
The four themes – white, light grey, dark grey, black – were updated with new icons, colors, and optimized views, toolbars, timelines, Graph Editor, and more. Special attention was paid to the 3D scene viewer for a greatly improved navigation.

 

An enhanced study pipeline
The show study and simulation tools in Modulo Kinetic V4 are significantly improved.
The large video-projectors database now reaches +680 references.
Video-projectors can be easily imported into Modulo Kinetic Designer from a csv file.
A new clone and symmetry tool allows much faster and simplified video-projectors distribution in your 3D scenes.

Easily create a perfect study documentation for your client.
Add measures and annotations to your 3D scenes, and effortlessly export any view and information required: 3D view snapshots, lux and pixel density views with captions, pdf list of video-projectors with their information…

 

An improved 3D engine
Our 3D engine keeps on evolving and now offers higher performance and reliability.
Modulo Kinetic now supports spotlight and pointlight shadows.
In addition, it is now possible to render camera, projector, or mesh instance in a timeline layer with post-process Reflection, Ambient Occlusion (SSAO), Depth of Field (DOF), Glow and advanced Antialiasing.

 

Media and Compositing
Modulo Kinetic V4 adds support of Notch Block, HAP R, 10-bit Apple ProRes, and 10-bit GoPro Cineform.
With the support of LUT format .cube, creative filters and real-time color grading are now available in Modulo Kinetic Designer.

 

Audio
A new audio engine and new audio matrix editor deliver improved performance and ability to play a large number of audio channels.
It is also possible to easily create audio reactive effects using FFT and level from external audio input or virtual channel.

 

New devices supported
Modulo Kinetic now supports advanced WebSocket protocol.
Based on this communication protocol, it is now possible to create custom web applications that will interact with your project in Modulo Kinetic.
Using custom web applications on phones, touch screens, or any other computing devices, an audience can trigger tasks and interact with media, light, and audio of a Modulo Kinetic show.

 

A focus on XR
To make production of virtual and hybrid events significantly simplified and accessible, Modulo Kinetic V4 comes with a series of new capabilities, compatible with green screen and LED screen configurations:

> FreeD protocol support
> Stype protocol support
> Integrated FreeD calibration file for the Panasonic AW-UE100 and AW-UE150 PTZ cameras
> Pose calibration and intrinsic calibration of a fixed camera
> Multi-zoom camera calibration (intrinsic, nodal, and pose estimation)
> Support of SteamVR tracker
> Overscan function for camera and video-projector in 3D scenes

To support your productions on green screens, the chroma keyer embedded in Modulo Kinetic has been significantly improved. It also comes with a new editor to proceed to settings and fine-tuning with ease.

 

Discover Modulo Kinetic V4 !
Discover the many possibilities of Modulo Kinetic with discount code TRY-V4 and get 50% off the Kinetic Designer 2D+3D 1-month license.
Requires Modulo Pi dongle. Enter code in the coupon field during check out. Offer valid once per user until June 30, 2021.

 

Useful links:
Modulo Kinetic – Technical datasheet
Modulo Kinetic Ruggedized – Technical datasheet
Modulo Kinetic – User manual (updated with new tutorials)

 

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