the generator at one

Technology

the Generator at one is a state of the art interactive media facility, designed with the concept of seamless workflow in mind. It is designed to provide core business services and to enable your research or commercial media projects to have any or all aspects completed at one location. Any portion of your project, from pre- to post-production, can be brought to life at the Generator at one. The goal of the Generator at one is to enable its technology partners to provide complete technical solutions to your business’ needs.

The facility is powered by Innovate Niagara, with the technology being managed by two independent companies: Fourgrounds Media and morro images. Whether you need access to cutting edge IT and/or media technology, you are interested in having a portion of your media project completed, or you are interested in having one of our partners execute your vision from start to finish, you will take pleasure in the peace of mind that comes from having everything you need at one site, at one time, at the Generator at one.

Production Studio

The state-of-the-art Production Studio at the Generator at one Includes Blue and Green Screens, Red One cameras, a DMX lighting grid, and a VICON Motion Capture system. In-house technology partners are ready to assist with your production needs, applying their expertise to make your vision a reality.

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Blue & Green Screens

Ideal studio space for producing virtual sets and designing elaborate shooting scenarios to suit your company’s video and film needs. The studio is fully equipped with complete studio lighting, is acoustically controlled, and can be fully submersed in blue and green screens, making it perfect for video and film productions.

  • Studio with blue and green screen production

  • Can accommodate 270 deg. Virtual sets via 4-wall green and blue screen curtain
  • 4K/HD cinema production
  • Broadcast green screen evironments/effects
  • Wireless microphone support for sound accurate action sequence audio recording
  • Tri-Level Sync & Master-time Code Generation and synchronization
  • Studio permimeter walls each provide multiple dedicated 20 amp AC circuiting for floor lighting and production/recording accessories

Red ONE

The very best in digital cinema technology, producing the best quality images in stunning 4.5K. The RED MX captures RAW images directly off the sensor at a stunning 4.5 k resolution; with no subsampling or compression. This means full creative control and latitude in both colour and exposure from capture onwards; allowing for a truly accurate and efficient acquisition process for any project, whether destined for film or video.

  • RED ONE MX Cameras and Support

  • 14 MP-MEGAPIXEL MYSTERIUM-XTM 24.4 mm x 13.7 mm) sensor
  • Up to 4.5K resolutions
  • 13 stops of dynamic range allowing for boosted dynamic range and low light sensor performance
  • Improved compression via REDCODE 42
  • Completely RAW capture of 4520 x 2540 pixels, still or motion
  • Sachtler Camera Support System, varying sizes for single and dual RED Cam support
  • Arri follow focus and matte-box support
  • Two complete 5 Lens RED PRO Prime Kits
  • Cameras and Lenses come packed in industry tough Pelican cases
  • Full on location audio support via Sennheiser/Rycote/AKG/etc

Studio Lighting/Rigging Grid

Intelligently control the 28 individual studio lighting fixtures through the use of our DMX powered Smartfade control surface. Our broadcast/film standard 2” Aluminum grid structure can accommodate all your lighting/rigging and set needs complimented by our full 4-wall limbo and acoustically controlled studio floor space.

  • Studio Lighting/Rigging Grid

  • 28 individual Ikan lighting fixtures, with barn doors and diffuser panels
  • Dimmer control via DMX lighting system utilizing, ETC Smartfade control surface
  • 2” Standard Aluminum Grid Structure; Capable of supporting upwards of several thousand pounds

Theatre

The Generator at one houses a 2k screening and presentation theatre which features a high fidelity THX, Dolby and DTS surround sound audio system with 3D ready capabilities. Complete with a fully automated Crestron AV control system, the theatre is perfect for video presentations and showcasing media projects, and can be used for private, public and/or webcast presentations.

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  • Theatre

  • 2K screening and presentation space with 28 individual amphitheatre arranged seats & access to A/C & wifi for audience use
  • Super-High fidelity THX Certified/Dolby HD/DTS True HD/-7.4 Surround Evironment
  • 2K & High definition projection and display via Panasonic 6K 3-Chip DLP Projection system
  • 3D-Projection Capable
  • Presentation Podium with Immediate plugin support for: HDMI/DVI/WUXGA/Analogue Audio for presentations and screenings

Motion Capture

The T160 Cameras in our motion capture studio allow for four times the resolution of any other motion capture camera available. The VICON MX System allows for greater precision and performance. It is a superior optical motion capture system that allows for flexibility and expandabiity in a seamless workflow.

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VICON MX System and Blade

  • Major components include:

  • Cameras
  • Controlling hardware module
  • Software to analyze and present the data
  • Host computer to run the software
  • MX Giganet

  • Provides power and data communication for up to 244 cameras to a single PC
  • Giganets connect together in a vertical fashion
  • Unlimited number by combining two or more systems
  • Vicon Blade

  • System configuration
  • Actor setup
  • Delivering mocap data of the highest accuracy
  • Aimed at film, game, broadcast and post studios

T160 Camera

The T160 Cameras allow for four times the resolution of any other motion capture camera available.

  • 16 MEGAPIXELS

  • Resolution of 16 megapixels
  • Captures 10-bit grayscale using 4704 X 3456 pixels and can capture speeds of up to 2,000 frames per second
  • Accurately track the finest detail and the subtlest movements in even the largest volumes
  • 120 FPS FULL FRAME

  • Captures 120 frames per second at full frame resolution (16 Megapixels)
  • Significant performance increase over the previous MX camera
  • Even at 240 fps, its resolution is 4704 X 1728 or 8 megapixels
  • ELECTRONIC FREEZE FRAME SHUTTER

  • Custom-designed Vicon Avalon sensor to provide a full frame “true” shutter
  • On-set or laboratory ambient light
  • True electronic freeze frame shutter
  • VICON AVALON SENSOR

  • 16 megapixel motion capture sensor
  • 16 megapixels at 120 frames per second
  • DARK CURRENT MANAGEMENT

  • Creates noisy 3D data
  • Pushes sensor technology to the limit with speed and resolution
  • Significantly reduces the effect of dark current on the sensor image
  • VICON LENS

  • Custom-built for motion capture
  • Large image circle to ensure that the entire image is evenly illuminated, not just the center

Audio Suite

From live floor recording of musical arrangements and voice, to ADR and effects recording, our audio studio is equipped with an assortment of live recording equipment, including a variety of instrument and vocal mics and a sound controlled recording booth. Recording equipment includes some of the best names in the business, such as Behringer, Newmann, AKG, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, and Whisper Room.

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Hardware & Software

From live floor recording of musical arrangements and voice to ADR and effects recording; our studio is equipped with an assortment of live recording equipment including a variety of instrument & vocal mics along with our sound controlled recording booth. The recording facilities are equipped with some of the best names in the business, including: Behringer, Newmann, AKG, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony and Whisper Room.

  • Hardware Processing & Recording

  • Multi-Talent Foor Space & Voice Booth for Recording V/O, Foley, ADR, and Music
  • 5.1 Surround and Stereo Tannoy Monitoring and Mixing
  • Industry Standard Microphones including Behringer, Newmann, AKG, Seinheiser, Shure, Sony
  • Focusrite, Neve, TC Electronics Outboard Units including Waves Master Bundle Plug-ins & more
  • C24 Integrated Control Surface
  • 24 bankable channel strips
  • 16 high-quality mic / line / DI preamps with high-pass filters and variable input gains
  • 8-channel stereo line submixer
  • Integrated 5.1 surround analog monitor system with trimmable inputs and outputs
  • Built-in talkback mic and inputs for remote talkback and listenback

Pro Tools HD3

Our audio facility is engineered around the top of the line Pro Tools-HD3 integrated system from Digidesign. Our suite comes loaded and ready for all your high-end editing, mixing and recording needs. Produce high quality output for any project, with the ability to facilitate anything from simple edits to full-blown mix sessions. This suite also provides the flexibility to switch seamlessly between different project types and sizes, has low latency, track counts and extended plug-in processing power.

  • Digidesign HD3 Pro Tool Suite

  • Pro Tools 9 Software & HD Pack 9
  • 1 Accel Core card and 2 HD Accel cards (PCIe)
  • 96 I/O channels & 192/96/36 simultaneous audio tracks
  • Digidesign SYNC HD I/O
  • (2) Digidesign 192 I/O HD Interface (incl. (2) 8-I/O D-A Exp. Cards)
  • 2 TDM FlexCables for DSP card interconnection
  • iLok USB Smart Key for software authorization
  • 27 DSP processors

Digital Processing

Our suites hardware design is centered around the Digidesign C24 Pro Tools integrated control surface. Various effects and processing software packages with advanced effects, limiting, EQ, compression and Dolby Pro Logic processing. Integrated hardware support from: Durrough, T.C., Electronic, Focusrite, Neve, Summitt, Sony, Mana, Izotope and Dolby.

  • Digital Processing

  • VST (Virtual Studio Technology) plug-ins for custom scoring and music production from: MANA, IZOTOPE RX, Altiverb6, Master X, SPRI, Uniquel-izer 2, Blue Tubes, & SOUNDTOYS
  • Worldwide delivery with OMF, AAF, Quicktime, WAV, AIFF, other protocols
  • Live Video Follow of FC Edit Suite using: Digidesign DV Toolkit 2, Video Satellite LE, & Satellite Link (for Digidesign Mbox 2) & Pro Tools 8 LE Equipped Campanion Video Suite
  • Digidesign Smack! TDM
  • Various sound effects libraries for custom sound design
  • Bomb Factory Pultec Bundle
  • Bomb Factory Slightly Rude Compresor
  • TL Space TDM Edition

Boardroom

The Generator at one houses a state-of-the-art meeting place, fully equipped for corporate meetings and presentations. Connect your business through our teleconferencing capabilities, and capitalize on your presentations through the use of high definition multimedia capabilities, including a fully automated Crestron AV control system integration.

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  • Boardroom

  • Fully furnished meeting place for 10+ people
  • Teleconferencing capable
  • 60” LED Sony High definition screen and Blu Ray/DVD support
  • Integrated Mac Mini computer with Wireless keyboard/mouse
  • Boardroom table inputs for HDMI/DVI/WUXGA/Analogue Audio
  • Overhead integrated multimedia audio system
  • Crestron A/V system integration with Touch-Screen control for all audio & video sources

R&D Lab

The R&D lab houses a 3D printer and scanner, ideal for rapid prototyping and reverse engineering. Use the 3D printer to transform virtual objects into real-life models in multi-colour, at a high speed, and obtain a better feel for prototypes of virtual object to make real-life production decisions. Use the 3D scanner to create virtual 3D models from existing real-life objects, with the ability to quickly alter these objects in virtual space.

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3D Printer

Use rapid prototyping and reverse engineering to print anything imaginable (with size constraints), and transform virtual objects into real models in multi-colour, at a high speed. Obtain a better feel for prototypes you have created in a virtual space virtually in order to make more economic decisions, and your project more efficient.

  • 3D Printer: ZPrinter 450

  • Color: 180,000 colors (2 print heads)
  • Resolution: 300 x 450 dpi
  • Minimum Feature Size: 0.006 inches (0.15 mm)
  • Automation: Full (automated setup and self monitoring / automated powder loading / automated powder recycling and removal / snap-in binder cartridges / intuitive control panel)
  • Vertical Build Speed: 0.9 inch/hour (23 mm/hour)
  • Build Size: 8 x 10 x 8 inches (203 x 254 x 203 mm)
  • Material Options: High Performance Composite
  • Layer Thickness: 0035 - 0.004 inches (0.089 - 0.102 mm)
  • Number of Jets: 604
  • File Formats for Printing: STL, VRML, PLY, 3DS, ZPR
  • Equipment Dimensions: 48 x 31 x 55 inches (122 x 79 x 140 cm)
  • Equipment Weight: 425 lbs (193 kg)
  • Power Requirements: 100-240V, 15-7.5A
  • Workstation Compatibility: Windows® 7, Windows® XP Professional and Windows Vista® Business/Ultimate
  • Regulatory Compliance: CE, CSA
  • Special Facility Requirements: None

3D Scanner

The 3D scanner can be utilized for a number of different purposes, most notably for rapid prototyping and reverse engineering. Create virtual 3D models from existing real-life objects. Have the ability to quickly alter these objects in virtual space, making your projects more efficient and effective.

  • HDI 3D Scanner & Software

  • High Definition Imaging
  • Uses white technology
  • One white light projector
  • A pair of HD machine vision cameras with 12.5mm lenses
  • Flexscan 3D
  • Leios

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