Sony creates holodeck using Playstation Move and EyeToy

December 6, 2011
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To create the short videos, the team connected a Steadicam to several Playstation Move controllers that were synced up with EyeToy cameras situated around the set (credit: Sony)

To promote the immersiveness of movies available on the Playstation Store, Sony commissioned a team to do “projection-mapping” of an entire room in real-time (no post-production),¬†Gizmag reports.

Projection mapping has become more common in advertising recently, but has always been limited by the effect only being visible from a single, static point. The production team found a way around this using Sony’s Playstation Move.

To create the short videos, the team connected a Steadicam to several Playstation Move controllers that were synced up with EyeToy cameras situated around the set. These devices tracked the movement of the camera to adjust the angle of the background visuals on the fly, giving the scenes a more realistic handheld look.

The rest of the action is filled in by creative props and some on-screen manipulation by extras.

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Sony transforms a room into a fantasy world using the Playstation Move and no post-production (credit: Sony)