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InStudio

Robotic Camera
Systems Update

Motion Analysis' Cortex is a
software-based acquisition and editing
toolset for use in motion tracking.
An integral motion analysis module
allows real-time tracking of broadcast
studio cameras to create live VR or
AR sets. Compact tracking cameras
are also offered. Additional modules
include KinTools RT, claimed to be the
industry's only self-contained full-body
Contributing Editor David Kirk gives us an
kinetics and kinematics measurement
update on some of the latest developments
package and custom model creation
within robotic camera systems...
tool, plus Motion Composer which
is used to gather, integrate,
he following overview looks
Egripment's 306/D remote
and present interactive motion
at recent developments in the head has a load capacity of 15
capture.
A
self-correcting
highly competitive field of remotely kg and can accommodate ENG
camera calibration tool is also
con-trolled cameras. These have long cameras as well as modern
included.
Motion
Analysis
been core broadcast TV production digital cine cameras. It can be
customers include Aljazeera,
tools, allowing image capture from used in isolation or as part of
the BBC, CNBC, CCTV, CNN, ESPN
locations that would be impractical or a studio automation set up.
ORF and RT.
dangerous for a human team. In recent Features include 360 degree
multiCAM Systems' BACKDROP
years remote cam-eras have improved pan and tilt control, adjustable
lets broadcast stations transport
in performance, compactness and zoom and focus, limit switches,
their
presenters
anywhere
Egripment's 306/D remote head
affordability. Calling remote devices electronically damped start and
without ever leaving the studio.
'robotic' suggests a level of autonomy stop, Ethernet data control and
It allows users to create an
that is still rare but could soon become an adjustable camera platform.
interactive 3D environment and
commonplace both for studio-based Teleprompter
brackets
are
generate AR graphics. The system
and on-location talent tracking.
available if required.
comes with customizable templates
Aerial Camera Systems' Cineflex
For-A's Remibox is an IP-based
and can be ordered with specific
Pro is a stabilised gimbal designed audio/video production and data blur artifact reduction. The L515 graphics. BACKDROP can be operated
for use with 'brick style' UHD broad- transmission processor supporting up weighs 100 gm and consumes less via an Elgato StreamDeck, an Apple
cast cameras and ENG 2/3-inch lens to four SDI channels and 16-channel than 3.5 watts of power and can be iPad, or a web page, changing virtual
style payloads. It offers a range of AES audio in/out. Features include mounting on handheld devices. Depth backgrounds with a single button push.
format options including UHD, HDR audio delay offset for multiple accuracy is retained throughout the
multiCAM offers a wide choice of
and HD simultaneous live and HFR cameras,
sensor
data
delay camera's lifespan without need for robotic systems with their SPIRIT line:
SSM outputs. The gimbal is suitable adjustment (for remote VR/AR), a calibration. The L515 also features an Dollies, Slides, remote Heads. All the
for use on lightweight wire systems four channel NDI-SDI gateway and an accelerometer, gyroscope and 1920 gears are Free-D compatible in order
and can be rigged to helicopters, the optional H.264/265 interface.
x 1080 pixel resolution RGB video to work with virtual sets. SPIRIT comes
ACS EyeFlyer Blimp, tracking vehicles
Intel's RealSense L515 is claimed camera. It uses the same open source with PILOT, an intuitive UI that allows
and ACS railcams. The Cineflex Pro has to be the world's smallest (61 mm Intel RealSense SDK 2.0 integration one operator to simultaneously control
a swappable lens payload to enable diameter x 26 mm depth) and most tools as all other Intel RealSense multiple robotics and PTZ cameras.
the use of a wide angle lens (Canon power-efficient high-resolution lidar devices.
Ncam Technologies specialises
CJ12). Further options include the GSS (light detection and ranging)
in real-time augmented reality
Internal Navigation System, wireless camera. Capable of generating
technology for the media and
data control and custom quad-4G 23 million depth pixels per
entertainment
industries.
SMPTE-based fibre transmission for second, it uses low-power
Recent additions to its product
fully cabled applications.
laser and miniature electrorange are the Mk2 camera
Blackcam produces a range of mechanical mirror to scan
bar, Mk2 server and Ncam
remotely controlled camera mounts the scene. Depth resolution
Reality 2020 software. The
designed to fit in locations where is 1024 x 768 pixels at 30
new camera bar is based on
no crane, large dollies or handheld frames per second. An integral
Intel RealSense hardware and
camera could be placed. A recent vision processor performs motion- Intel Realsense lidar camera (front and rear) is small enough to use with a jib or
addition is the RH2W remote head
drone, offering fully wireless tracking
which allows dynamic remote control
on a standard RF camera link. Other
for slow motion camera and boximprovements introduced with the
lens systems with a payload of 40
Mk2 include faster and more accurate
kg. A RH2W was used at the opening
setup and calibration, plus the ability
of the second season of the 2020
to track non-natural features with
UEFA Nations League. Also new is
no requirement to memorise marker
the Blackcam TL telescopic tower
patterns.
lift. Available in heights of up to 10.5
Optitrack's Prime series compact
metres, it can elevate a 25 kg payload
cameras are designed for motion
at up to 500 mm/s. Control is via
capture applications. They range in
wired joystick, rocker switch or foot
specification from the $1,499 Slimx 13
pedals with optional wireless and/or
(1280 x 1040 pixel resolution, 240 Hz
For-A's Remibox solution
automated operation.
native frame rate, 4.2 milliseconds

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