Vinten Radamec Targets Virtual Reality with Pan-and-Tilt Heads at UNREEL Conference
Vinten Radamec (a Vitec Group brand) is joining a group of virtual reality hardware and software providers at the UNREEL (formerly Brainstorm America) users’ group conference this week in Orlando, FL. Training at the conference will center around the Brainstorm Multimedia eStudio 3D graphics creation and virtual reality playout engine.
“The event allows us to bring our customers and partners together to share ideas about the future of virtual reality production,” says John Boucklos, VP of Systems Engineering at UNREEL.
In its presentation at the event, Vinten Radamec will detail its precision encoded pan & tilt heads and studio pedestals. “We will be working together to train and inform UNREEL’s customers and potential customers about the advantages of tracking solutions such as ours versus trackerless technology, our current and next generation tracking solutions,” says Andrew Butler, Vinten Radamec Product Manager.
Precise positional data from Vinten Radamec encoded pan & tilt heads and studio pedestals is critical to the virtual reality process. The heads and pedestals provide accuracy of one million data points in 360 degrees of pan and tilt, comparable precision in pedestal elevation and tracking along the studio floor, and multiplex that information with zoom, focus, and iris information from the camera lens. This data is delivered via a single data cable to the rendering computer, so that set pieces such as anchor desks and the on-air talent move in believable fashion in front of the computer generated virtual background.
Among the presentations at the conference will be a 12 camera Motion Analysis system, a special surprise hardware demonstration from nVidia, and a presentation from IDS Sports.
Both ESPN (co-sponsor of the conference) and CNBC have utilized UNREEL’s solutions along with software and hardware from its partners for a variety of television productions. In addition to Vinten Radamec, UNREEL partners include Brainstorm Multimedia, creator and developers of eStudio; nVidia, providers of real-time 3D graphics; and Ultimatte, providers of real-time Chromakeying.