AV Specialist Creative Technology Delivers Real-Time Virtual Graduation Ceremony for UCL Qatar

Business Events | January 8, 2021 | News

Creative Technology UCL Qatar WMP Creative

Creative Technology (CT), an audio-visual supply company, provided a live platform for a virtual graduation and legacy event for WMP Creative and its client UCL Qatar (University College London in Qatar), enabling students from all over the world to celebrate their achievements.

CT supplied virtual solutions, content management, communication system, and simultaneous translation, which was controlled from their Middle East headquarters in partnership with WMP Creative, Qatar.

The solution provided by the company allowed five different graduating classes and the academic staff to appear in six separate frames to ensure each class was easily identified throughout the ceremony.

WMP Creative designed the stage and CT built the virtual environment, modelling the 3D object of the stage to help produce the content. The content was created using 3D software and Notch to provide a fully customisable virtual environment which saw various elements appear as augmented reality.

Disguise camera system
A key part of the solution was exporting the Notch content into CT’s Disguise GX2C system. This integration enabled them to use the Disguise Camera system to build a sequence of different views and simulate director’s cuts for the different cues in the show. The camera system integration gave the audience the perspective that the stage elements and the environment were real, enabling them to feel as though they were attending a live show.

CT implemented the ‘live’ aspects of the show via video conferencing and was able to encode real-time confidence monitors to return the live feedback to participants, so they could watch the show as it happened. This approach allowed them to integrate participants into the event from anywhere in the world.

The graduation event was streamed live onto the University’s YouTube channel and recorded so it could be played back via video on demand.

The company supplied virtual solutions, content management, communication system and simultaneous translation, which was controlled from its Middle East headquarters

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