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The Other End, PhaseSpace announce exclusive Canadian partnership

Deal will bring world’s fastest real-time motion capture system to virtual production studio in Toronto

TORONTO— April 26, 2022 — Toronto-based production company The Other End is now the official Canadian partner of PhaseSpace Inc., the world’s leading tracking solution and motion capture company. The partnership makes The Other End the first virtual production company in Canada to use PhaseSpace’s state-of-the-art Impulse X2E tracking system, giving producers and creators access to the fastest real-time motion capture system in the world.

“This is an exciting partnership, not just for PhaseSpace but for virtual production at large,” said Kan Anant, Technical Lead at PhaseSpace Inc. “The combination of The Other End’s extensive virtual production expertise and PhaseSpace’s motion tracking experience will provide unbeatable turnkey solutions for clients in the film and media sectors. PhaseSpace looks forward to this partnership raising virtual production to the next level, both in Canada and worldwide.”

Billed as the world’s fastest, most flexible optical capture system, the Impulse X2E provides real-time tracking of multiple subjects and objects. It has a capture rate of up to 960 frames per second at full 13MP resolution. In HDR, (1,300 MP) its customized linear detectors allow it to capture at a 36,000 x 36,000 sub-pixel resolution⸺roughly 100 times the resolution of most motion capture cameras.

As part of the partnership, The Other End and PhaseSpace will continue to support each other in the ongoing innovation and refinement of virtual production workflows.

“We wanted to find a single partner who would meet us on the technical performance we require and who holds an attitude that matches our own when it comes to development and progress. PhaseSpace is clearly that partner,” said Kevin McGeagh, Head of Virtual Production, The Other End. “We look forward to the ongoing, exciting journey in implementing and refining the results of this relationship, and bringing innovative technological production solutions to emerging Canadian markets.”

The Other End will install the system at its Virtual Production House facility in Toronto, which is scheduled to open in 2022.

About The Other End
The Other End is a Toronto-based production house offering a wide range of innovative production solutions for the commercial and independent film industries. Its mission is to expand access to state of-the-art storytelling for producers, filmmakers and content creators around the world. In 2022, it launched Virtual Production House, a division dedicated to providing end-to-end virtual production solutions that are safe, secure and sustainable. Learn more at theotherend.ca.

About PhaseSpace
Located in San Leandro, Calif., PhaseSpace Inc. was founded in 1994 with the mission of developing new technologies and products for emerging motion tracking markets, working with major commercial and industrial partners like Boeing, Disney, Honda, Lockheed Martin and almost 250 other users. The real-time motion capture solution is used by game and production companies like Ubisoft, Harmonix, Eden Entertainment, Origami Digital and others for their internal productions and for customers like ESPN, Microsoft, Bungie and others. Drawing upon the talents of a strong team of scientists and engineers from diverse technical backgrounds, PhaseSpace has developed motion capture solutions for the research, industrial and graphic arts communities. More information available at phasespace.com.