US stuntman signs up for former police chief’s video platform

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A Las Vegas action studio has signed up to use a new video conferencing platform, led by the former Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police.

SuperAlloy Interactive in Nevada provides action design for games and films, including God of War and Man Who Feels No Pain.

They plan to use the encrypted Mercury platform to facilitate remote motion capture shoots.

"Due to geographic challenges, we've leaned heavily on a number of streaming and conferencing platforms to stay connected to our customers from the beginning of the pandemic and found limitations with each,” explained co-founder and Head of Studio, Eric Jacobus.

“Finding Mercury has been a game changer. Its fidelity, latency, and video quality outperformed all the competing platforms we’ve tried. We’ve utilised its screen-sharing facility for live motion capture and to enable producers and directors to offer real time direction and we haven’t had to worry about data breaches as the platform has no rights or access to our data.”

Mercury was developed by Secured Communications, which is a US company behind the secure communication platform used by American law enforcement agencies to plan security at major events including the Super Bowl, NASCAR and Stanley Cup playoffs.

“The shift to working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for secure, reliable communication,” explained John Parkinson OBE, President at Secured Communications.

“In the action design industry, there is a great demand for a videoconferencing platform that allows users to meet securely without running the risk of disruptions or hackers obtaining sensitive data before games are launched. We are delighted that Mercury is fulfilling this need for Eric and his team at SuperAlloy."