Nic Hatch will be demo'ing the Ncam.
What’s special about Ncam?
Unlike many systems Ncam is capable of tracking any kind of camera, whether it’s on a crane, on a dolly steadicam or handheld, and Ncam does not require any kind of tracking markers or fiducials. Ncam is a portable system designed to work anywhere- on stage, on location, outside. Setup and calibration is quick and efficient and discreet, and involves minimal crew.
Ncam was specifically designed to provide augmented reality solutions for film and television productions. Primarily for visual effects shots, that are filmed on green screen stages. The CG perspective viewport in Ncam, supports digital video signals from any real world camera. Alignment of the virtual world to the real world is achieved through an automatic calibration process. Real-time camera tracking data drives the position and orientation of Ncam's virtual camera.
CG virtual environments and CG animation can be streamed in real-time from software such as Autodesk Motion Builder in to Ncam's viewport allowing the composite of CGI and live action material. The hybrid imagery is relayed back to the camera operator and DOP and director, allowing compostional choices to be made all in real-time.