Real-time augmented reality tech developer Ncam has announced a new model of its camera bar, the Mk2, at this year’s IBC.
Ncam partnered with the Intel RealSense Group to create the redesigned bar which is smaller and lighter than its predecessor.
The Mk2 features Intel RealSense technology that has been adapted and integrated by Ncam for the media and entertainment industry.
The Mk2 camera bar mounts on any camera, and is based on Intel RealSense technology to capture spatial data that then feeds back to the Ncam Reality server. The weight reduction of the Mk2 camera bar has been brought about to make its use on handheld and stabilised rigs easier, while the smaller size makes for better balanced rigging and more flexible mounting options.
Nic Hatch, CEO, Ncam, said, “Ncam’s core strengths lie within software research and development, with a focus on developing innovative approaches and solutions for AR utilising both computer vision and computer graphics techniques. In order to offer our customers comprehensive industry-leading solutions, it makes perfect sense to partner with industry-leading hardware suppliers. The combination of Ncam’s software and industry knowledge, Intel® RealSense™ technology and HP’s trusted workstations enable us to manufacture smaller, lighter, more robust and more powerful products like the Mk2 as we continue to develop the most accurate and flexible camera tracking products available, not only for today but also for tomorrow’s products.”
“Intel® RealSense™ technology is used to build products that enrich people’s lives through devices and machines that perceive the world in 3D. We are excited to partner with Ncam for its growing range of AR solutions,” said Joel Hagberg, Head of Product Management and Marketing, Intel RealSense Group.
All existing Ncam customers will have an upgrade path to the Mk2 camera bar, which is scheduled for release in Q1 2020.
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