Virtual Production Hub

The future of filmmaking is here

Unreal Engine is at the forefront of virtual production, leading the charge as it continues to change nearly every aspect of the production process. Join us as we catalog that journey with insider opinions, field guides, techniques tips, inspirational stories and more.

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What is virtual production?

Want to understand what virtual production is and how it fits into a modern pipeline? Download both free volumes of The Virtual Production Field Guide today, and get in-depth insights into how the technology is transforming the art and craft of filmmaking for everyone from directors and producers to stunt coordinators and grips, together with practical advice for using the techniques in your own production. Plus, visit the VP Glossary to get your head around the jargon!

Unreal Engine's latest in‑camera VFX toolset gets a test drive

Recently, Epic Games and Bullitt assembled a team to test out the latest virtual production features coming in Unreal Engine 4.27. The three-minute production test they created was shot on an LED stage over just four days.

In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing more information about these tools and releasing the project as a sample. Sign up to get updates.

White paper: Choosing a real-time performance capture system

Performance capture is one of the fastest-growing technologies in virtual production, and advances in facial capture technology have made it accessible to all. Learn about two facial systems you can pair up with body mocap for a complete in-house performance capture system.

Onboarding resources for in-camera VFX

Capturing real-time visual effects during a live-action film shoot has the potential to revolutionize filmmaking, but the technique requires a number of pieces to be configured correctly so they all work together. To help you get up to speed, we've created a content example project and comprehensive step-by-step documentation. 

More M&E news from Epic!

In two of many other initiatives focused on the media & entertainment sector, the Epic Games LA Innovation Lab in El Segundo published a magazine to highlight some of the 2022 projects from the global community, and we launched Unreal Connectors, a new, field-tested course taught exclusively through Unreal Authorized Training Centers and Unreal Academic Partners.


Virtual production in action

Why PXO created a real-life ‘Holodeck’ for Star Trek: Discovery

Learn how VFX and virtual production house PXO took Unreal Engine’s virtual production tools and a massive AR wall and created unique environments for the latest season of Star Trek: Discovery.