About
Centroid
Centroid motion capture

Poetry in motion

Our location

Located at the world famous Pinewood Studios with a purpose built Full Performance Capture studio, Centroid boasts one of the industry's largest and most advanced facilities available today. Established in 1996 and with over a decade of experience in Full Performance Capture, Centroid offers both full optical and head mounted camera solutions to suit the ever changing requirements of the entertainment industry.

Our services

Centroid's comprehensive list of facilities and services, from production pre-visualisation to finished post production animation, along with a strict secure data environment, ensure we deliver on time, to the highest quality and with project security guaranteed. Our strong relationships with award winning collaborators allow for convergence of supplementary services such as audio recording, body/face scanning, prop building, stunt crews and trained creature performers, enabling us to offer our clients a complete Production service.

Our process

Centroid continues to develop internal solutions for Real Time Live Pre-visualisation of actor performances within virtual environments and digital plates, utilising both fixed and hand held virtual cameras. Our industry standard motion capture systems are capable of recording up to 13 performers simultaneously.

Our equipment

An inventory of 192 hi-resolution Motion Analysis cameras enables Centroid to shoot in studio conditions and location. Offering both truss mounted and tri-pod configurations, bespoke performance volumes to capture animals, or shoots in more unusual environments such as ice rinks, equestrian centres and tennis courts are always possible. Furthermore our Raptor system affords us increased flexibility to work on set under film lighting and outside in natural environments.

Our expansion

In addition to being the hub of our internal development and R&D, Centroid Serbia now offers motion capture outsource services and the latest pipelines to Eastern Europe and beyond.

This year has seen the launch of Centroid India, an operation setup to nurture and capitalise on the emerging market requirements for high end Performance capture and animation services across Asia.

Our Portfolio

We produce work for clients across the entertainment industry. Explore our portfolio!

Everything

At Centroid we are fortunate to work in a very exciting and fast moving industry. Our motion capture services have a wide variety of applications including sport, the arts and medical sciences but primarily we work in Games, TV and Film

Game

As well as film, the Video Games market was also one of the early adopters of motion capture technology, using it for in-game locomotion as well as cinematic sequences.

Film

One of the first movies to use motion capture was Lost in Space and Centroid were fortunate enough to cut our teeth on this CG heavy production. Since then our portfolio of work on major feature film productions has grown exponentially.

Television

Of recent years television has increasingly embraced motion capture. Storylines that utilise partial or full CG effects are increasingly popular, and utilise our studio to bring these new worlds to life.