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02/07/2013

MRMC Expands Polycam Tracking Systems

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UK-based robotics manufacturer Mark Roberts Motion Control has expanded its range of Polycam tracking systems to include Solo, Velocity and Auto.
Polycam is a software controlled robotic system that allows multiple triangulated cameras and lenses to track a point of interest, simultaneously and in real-time, using a single control interface.
MRMC created Polycam to enable to company to offer new editorial and commercial opportunities for live sport coverage.
"Although the principal of triangulated robotics is well understood, producing systems that are easily configured, deliver consistent results, fit technically and economically in a live broadcast environment and offer real creative possibilities, are vital to realising the technology’s potential," said Managing Director Assaff Rawner.
MRMC has been creating self-calibrating robotic heads, robust system architecture and simplified user interfaces to meet these demands.
This process has now produced three Polycam variations:
‘Polycam Velocity’ is designed to simplify the control of multiple cameras at race tracks and other circuits where the path of the subject is known.
Real-time positioning data automatically adjusts focus relative to the moving target and slaved zooms maintain consistent framing.
‘Polycam Auto’ is designed to interface to 3rd party image analysis and tracking systems such as ChyronHego’s TRACAB and automatically control the point of interest of the camera.
The operator selects an individual player (or group of players) to follow.
‘Polycam Solo’ is the general system form that allows a single operator to manually and simultaneously control multiple perspectives and camera motion from a single controller.
"By refining our Polycam features, we are aiming to offer a clear path to potential production benefits," said Mr Rawner.
"Whether the driver is cost savings, unique camera perspectives, enhanced visual analysis or multi-camera web content creation, the new Polycam configurations are designed to add value on many levels."
www.mrmoco.com/products/broadcast-solutions/polycam
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