Vizrt and Vicon partner to bring a powerful new broadcast tracking solution to BVE 2016

Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist, today announced a strategic partnership with Vizrt, the leading provider of production tools for the digital media industry. The Vicon tracking solution for integration with Viz Virtual Studio will be demonstrated on the Vizrt stand at BVE 2016 (stand P10). It allows production teams to quickly deploy virtual sets with its precise camera lens calibration and accurate tracking abilities. 

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Vicon’s broadcast solution is able to deliver smooth, reliable & low latency camera tracks of a quality not seen before within the virtual studio arena. It requires minimal motion capture cameras and is delivered through an easy workflow; providing the virtual studio user with an exciting new solution.

The solution from Vicon includes a brand new piece of software called Studio. Developed especially for broadcast virtual set applications, Vicon Studio calibrates broadcast cameras and lenses in minutes and is fully compatible with Vizrt’s Tracking Hub, the powerful configuration and control system for virtual studios. Vicon Studio also integrates with industry-standard lenses from Fujinon and Canon - to output a synchronised stream of data including camera position and focus plus zoom information from the lens.

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As the popularity and complexity of virtual sets grows, accurate tracking plays an integral part of creating realism. Vicon’s optical tracking solution will enable production teams to scale their virtual projects to include multiple studio cameras and props, all within the same Virtual environment.

“Vicon’s new tracking solution integrates seamlessly with Vizrt’s Viz Virtual Studio solution and they’ve been an excellent partner while developing this new solution,” said Gerhard Lang, chief engineering officer at Vizrt. “Vicon offers an extremely accurate system that is perfectly suited for fixed sets with multiple cameras and future proof even for 4K productions.” 

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“We are very excited to partner with one of the most prominent and innovative players in the broadcast industry,” said Imogen Moorhouse, CEO at Vicon. “We worked very closely with the teams at Vizrt in order to deliver a powerful new tracking experience to production teams with Vicon Studio.”

About Vicon
Academy Award®-winning Vicon is the world’s largest supplier of precision motion tracking systems and match-moving software. It serves customers in sports performance, research and biomechanics industries. As well as those in robotics, ergonomics, film, visual effects, video games and broadcast television sectors.
Vicon is a subsidiary of OMG (Oxford Metrics Group - LSE: OMG), plc., the technology group providing computer vision products and services for the entertainment, life science, engineering industries and consumer electronics markets. Other holdings include: OMG Life, our IP licensing business; and Yotta, a provider of software and services for infrastructure asset management.

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About Vizrt
Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics, studio automation, sports analysis and asset management tools for the broadcast industry - interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, video editing and compositing tools. Vizrt's products are used by the world's leading broadcasters, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, and NHK. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the London Stock Exchange use Vizrt systems.

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