As a global leader in motion picture production, creative technology and entertainment, by working closely with the industry and creative leaders, Sony understands the exciting possibilities as well as the technical challenges of virtual production. This unique combination of industry insight and technological innovation has enabled us to create VERONA – the most advanced expression yet of Crystal LED technology, giving content creators and performers a uniquely expressive canvas for the next generation of virtual production.
Achieving deep, realistic black levels is one of the most persistent challenges in virtual production workflow. Incident light from other sources falling on the LED wall can cause inadequate black levels in virtual backgrounds, requiring costly correction in post production. VERONA utilizes Sony’s newly developed Deep black and anti-reflection surface technologies to achieve unmatched black levels – allowing incredibly natural, realistic mixing of real and virtual elements.
Development of the advanced surface technology for Crystal LED VERONA has demanded exhaustive evaluation of different candidate materials and techniques. A key challenge was achieving unprecedented black levels, extremely high brightness and a wide cinematic colour gamut while minimising reflections from the panel surface under the glare of powerful studio lighting. The successful result has been made possible by Sony’s extensive heritage and technical knowledge of display surface treatments and optical engineering, coupled with our close relationships with industry-leading material vendors.
VERONA is ideally suited to the demands of virtual production, with an extremely high display brightness of 1,500 cd/m2* complemented by accurate reproduction of over 97%* of the DCI-P3 colour gamut.
If the refresh rate of an LED display is too low, it can cause flickering and distracting scanline artifacts that are particularly noticeable with today’s high frame rate cameras used for virtual production. VERONA employs high performance LED driver ICs (Integrated Circuits) capable of extremely high refresh rates up to 7,680Hz – significantly greater than other commercially available LED wall solutions.
Scan line artifact occurs when shooting from a camera due to the a low refresh rate LED.
VERONA goes up to 7,680Hz and without visible scan lines when shooting from a camera.
VERONA gives system integrators and rental specialists exceptional installation freedom. The modular LED panels are easy to install without needing special skills or costly jigs and other complex equipment.
Popular with the virtual production rental industry, the self-stacking cabinet’s square 1:1 proportions simplifies rapid LED wall assembly.
VERONA gives installers exceptional flexibility in building LED walls of virtually any scale and shape, including very large stacks and curved surfaces.
Easy Z-axis adjustment allows fine alignment of individual cabinets, ensuring that the LED wall surface is extremely flat to eliminate visible lines when shooting from an angle.
As the LED package is only mounted on the surface, it is easy to remove.
The surface is flat, therefore it is difficult to remove the LED.
Edge protection plate automatically slides in when two cabinets are combined to avoid top and bottom from hitting together.
The pin slides on the groove and falls into the hole to avoid sides of the cabinets from rubbing together.
Costly downtime is a luxury that no virtual production facility can afford. VERONA is designed for easy maintenance, cutting pressure on technical crews with time-saving features for simple maintenance.
Individual LED modules can be easily exchanged with access from the front and back of the cabinet.
A status indicator light on the back of each module makes it simple to identify any units that need exchanging.
Each module’s power unit can be easily detached via a simple locking knob, with no special tools needed.