209 Group Elevates Volume Stages with Brompton

209 group, a leading virtual production technology and services provider, has worked with many of Hollywood’s top studios and production companies to build custom LED volumes. Meeting the needs of each production, 209 group’s expertise enables customers to deliver the most impactful visual content possible, with best-in-class creative experiences for filmmakers. 

Main VP stage at 209 group.

“Brompton is the gold standard in virtual production LED volume builds,” says 209 group founder Tom Armbruster. “My job is always to be on the cutting edge of the best, most efficient technology. We do regular side-by-side testing, and it’s been clear from day one that Brompton’s Tessera is the superior processor. Whether a specific build calls for ROE panels, Planar panels, or AOTO panels, we always use Brompton processors.” 

Armbruster and 209 group have recently consulted with companies, including Monolith Studios and PHNTM Labs, on LED volume builds, all of which are powered by Brompton Tessera SX40 LED video processors.

Technical Performance

“The primary concern for filmmakers and cinematographers when they’re working with virtual production is the color quality, and Brompton particularly excels at achieving incredible color accuracy,” explains Armbruster. “Brompton’s technical performance as far as scan rate, refresh rate, frame rate, and clear shadow details, that combination is what really sets them apart. You don’t see artifacts through the lens with Brompton the way you do with some of the other processors.”

A 209 group crew member.

Armbruster notes that in addition to high praise from creatives, Brompton is well-respected by stage operators and engineers. “Programming a Brompton processor and navigating their user interface is so clean and easy to use. And the performance is fantastic — I don’t think I’ve ever had a Brompton processor not work. I can’t remember ever having to call them with a problem.”

I don’t think I’ve ever had a Brompton processor not work. I can’t remember ever having to call them with a problem.

209 group founder Tom Armbruster

Currently, 209 group is in various stages of completion on dozens of other virtual production build-outs – with applications ranging from production to education to enterprise. As virtual production technology is trickling down from high-end LED volumes to encompass smaller installations and a wider variety of use cases, the possibilities are endless for where 209 group will be able to utilize Brompton processors in the future. 

Brompton Tessera SX40 LED Processor

About Brompton Technology

Brompton Technology is the market leader in LED video processing for the most demanding applications, used on the world’s most significant live events and for virtual production, used on films and television. The company has won a Lumiere Entertainment Technology Award and an Emmy award for its flagship Tessera SX40 LED processor.

209 group in action.

Brompton launched the revolutionary Dynamic Calibration approach to LED panel calibration and the award-winning G1, the most powerful receiver card ever to go into an LED panel. Headquartered in London, with key offices in China, North America and Europe, the brand is known worldwide and respected for the quality and reliability of its products and exceptional technical support. More information can be found at www.bromptontech.com.

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