Vizrt and Ncam recently partnered to bring enhanced coverage with AR graphics to audiences tuning into the 2022 Elections on BBC Northern Ireland. Held every five years, the elections cover the results for all 90 members of the Northern Ireland Assembly, which is the devolved legislature of Northern Ireland. This year’s elections were held on May 5. […]
Today Ncam, creators of real-time camera tracking technology, announce new software licensing tiers “to increase flexibility, decrease costs and open up in-camera visual effects (ICFVX) to projects of all sizes.” With new daily, weekly or monthly subscriptions, the system is now totally customizable to the project for which it is needed. “Along with real-time engines, camera tracking is […]
Ncam has announced the immediate availability of Ncam Reality 2021, its most advanced real-time tracking technology for film, broadcast and live events. With Ncam Reality’s fast path to virtual graphics, users can now track on any camera, lens or rig, regardless of environment, “opening up a wealth of visual possibilities for brands that want to build CGI […]
New camera angles and innovative AR graphics will mark Tampa’s Super Bowl LV with a sparser crowd allowing for novel camera positions and experimentation.
Despite pushing newsrooms temporarily into mostly remote production, set design vendors say COVID-19 won’t have a lasting effect on where sets were heading before the pandemic. They say viewers are likely to see more LED panels and walls, virtual sets and augmented and virtual reality usage in news studios. Above, for the TF1 broadcast news studio in France, Planar delivered a 750-square-foot curved video wall.
Among the tech innovations on tap are Panasonic 8K cameras, which will be used to generate replays from each end zone, part of the 115 cameras the network will use, including a bevy of Sony 4K replay cameras. And for the first time, CBS will also use a live wireless handheld camera with AR graphics and camera-tracking capability designed to provide real-time virtual graphics from the players’ perspective on the field.
Vendors say improved rendering and tracking systems will drive U.S. sales. In addition, many boast “trackless” technology, that reduces the cost and complexity of setting up and maintaining a virtual set. Above, a ChyronHego virtual set at WTLV Jacksonville, Fla.