Leading film and game studios choose Xsens’ motion capture technology

Culver City (CA), Burbank (CA), Enschede (The Netherlands) - April 2nd, 2009– Xsens Technologies, creator of Moven, the leading camera-less motion capture solution, announces Sony Picture Imageworks and independent console videogames developer Insomniac Games as new customers. This confirms the acceptance of Moven as a proven motion capture technology in the film and game industry. In addition, Xsens has renamed its motion capture system Moven to Xsens MVN.

Both Sony Pictures Imageworks (Watchmen, Valkyrie, Eagle Eye a.o) and Insomniac Games (Spyro the Dragon®, Resistance™, Ratchet&Clank® a.o.) will be using Xsens MVN (formerly Moven) for the production of their upcoming film and game titles. The MVN system seamlessly integrates with their existing production pipelines and provides extremely short turn-around times.

Sony Pictures Imageworks, the award-winning digital production company, has deployed Xsens MVN to do on-set performance capture for one of their latest cutting edge film productions. 'Xsens MVN is innovating in exactly the space we are interested in: unencumbered capture that works in any shooting environment.’ says Rob Bredow, senior visual effects and creative technology supervisor for Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Insomniac Games, creators of the multi-million selling Spyro the Dragon®, Ratchet&Clank® and Resistance™ franchises, is currently developing an unannounced title, exclusively for PS3.‘The flexibility and short turnaround time of the MVN system is unparalleled,’ says Ted Price, CEO of Insomniac Games.‘With the MVN system, Xsens is changing the rules of the motion capture game: we’re saving time and money’.

‘Sony Pictures Imageworks and Insomniac Games are leading in their industry. We are very proud to have them as customers’, says Casper Peeters, CEO of Xsens Technologies‘These studios not only recognize the flexibility, quality and ease of use that Xsens MVN brings, but also its cost efficiency, bringing positive bottom line results.

About Xsens Technologies - Xsens has strong expertise in biomechanics and inertial sensor technology. To date, Xsens has invested more than 50 man-years in sensor and software research&development. Thousands of Xsens inertial motion sensors have already been deployed in challenging human and machine motion applications such as motion capture, training&simulation, biomechanics, marine technology and automotive. Xsens’ customers include Sony Computer Entertainment, Electronic Arts, 2K, Gearbox Software, THQ, The Third Floor, Sony Pictures Imageworks, ILM, CG Sweden and others. The combination of expertise in human motion analysis and innovative inertial motion sensors makes Xsens a leader in inertial human motion capture solutions. www.xsens.com Press contact: Remco Sikkema– remco.sikkema@xsens.com - +31-88-9736700

About Sony Pictures Imageworks - Imageworks is a leading, state-of-the-art digital animation and visual effects studio creating computer-generated imaging (CGI) for motion pictures through its live action, all cg animation, performance capture and 3D stereoscopic capabilities. Its work has been recognized with two Academy Awards® and numerous honors. Its community of innovative digital artists and computer technologists collaborate creatively with filmmakers, helping them to bring their vision from the storyboard to the theater and delight audiences around the globe. Imageworks also houses Imageworks Interactive, a full service creative group that produces websites and supports digital marketing for the studio and outside clients.

About Insomniac Games– Insomniac is a wholly independent console videogames developer that has released award-winning hits for the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3) for 15 years. The company created the first three Spyro the Dragon® games, the Ratchet&Clank® franchise and the Resistance™ series, and the games have combined to sell more than 32 million units worldwide. Insomniac Games is currently developing an unannounced title, exclusively for PS3.


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