Vinten Joins Vizrt in Animation Engine Demo at NAB

Vinten (a Vitec Group brand) and VIZRT are partnering in a technology demonstration on the NAB exhibition floor. The integration of Vinten’s new Vector 750i encoder-equipped pan and tilt head with VIZRT’s VIZ Trio One-Box animation engine makes it appear as though a game is taking place in the exhibition floor aisles, complete with a field of play and moving virtual players.

As the camera is panned, tilted, and zoomed on the new Vinten Vector 750i head, precise positioning information from the head is delivered to the VIZRT VIZ Trio One-Box animation engine. This allows the VIZRT-created 3D graphics to remain properly placed in the video display of the virtual field of play.

The new Vector 750i pan and tilt head incorporates an internal integrated encoder that provides pan resolution of 1.8 million counts per 360 degrees, and tilt resolution of 1.6 million counts per 360 degrees. That the positioning information remains highly accurate – even if the camera operator needs to make center-of-gravity adjustments – encoders have been added into the head’s slide plate adjustment, an industry first. Another encoder has been added to the head’s pantographic balance mechanism to track the raising and lowering of the camera as it is rebalanced.

Data from the encoders in the head, along with positioning data from any pedestal used and zoom lens encoder information, are routed into a Vinten Radamec Virtual Reality Interface (VRI) Box, where the data are combined into a single data stream to be sent to the VIZRT animation engine.

Vizrt has also announced partnerships with Pilat Media and AMD. The fruits of both partnerships will be on display at NAB at booth SL5408.

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