Ncam has launched real-time camera tracker Ncam Reality 2021 for use in virtual production in film, broadcast and live events.

Offering a fast path to virtual graphics, users can track on any camera, lens or rig, opening up visual possibilities for brands who want to build CGI into their productions.

“COVID-19 forced all of us to rethink how content gets created, from safety requirements to the logistics of working from home,” said Nic Hatch, CEO of Ncam. “The beauty of virtual graphics is their flexibility. With the right tracking equipment, you can visualize live XR, real-time CGI, set extensions and more directly in-camera, onsite or remotely, giving productions a way to stay on track during trying times.”

The new Ncam Reality solution provides the tools needed for real-time camera tracking, including a Mk2 Camera Bar, Mk2 Server and Ncam Reality 2021 software.

Built on modified Intel RealSense hardware, the Mk2 Camera Bar offers advanced tracking indoors and out, using a lightweight design that fits on any camera.

Ncam said Ncam Reality’s hybrid sensors can also handle every tracking technique, from natural features and fiducial objects to reflective markers.

 

Jon Creamer