Xync is an extremely reliable system that was designed to provide maximum flexibility for live studio productions. Xync architecture takes into account redundancy, minimizing single point of failure. In order to generate sufficient tracking information, it is enough that only three light sources out of the total 16 available on each target should be seen by two surveillance cameras.
Xync allows unlimited movement within the studio and can support multi-camera productions. Camera moves such as low-angle shots, 360 degree pans, close-ups, carrying the camera while simultaneously moving the zoom, and crane movement shots, are just a few of the possibilities of a freely moveable camera.
Tracking information from all the camera parameters is gathered into the Xync Main Unit, which, using a series of sophisticated algorithms, analyzes the data, determines the value of each variable and feeds the tracking data to Orad's ProSet and RealSet systems in real-time. The Xync also offers a minimal of 2 frames delay.
Xync can now transfer tracking data to both serial and UDP.
Orad's virtual studio and augmented reality systems support most commonly used lenses in the field, whether ENG and/or box, digital and/or analog lenses.
In most cases, Orad's library of predefined lens calibration files are available and there is no need for an initial lens calibration process, however when there is a specific need, Orad provides a specific lens calibration for the required lens.
Lenses of the same type have usually very similar calibration curves, however the values can differ. Orad's lens calibration process takes into account lens calibration and aberration to ensure precise and accurate tracking. This allows the user to calibrate a given type of lens once and to re-use the calibration results for other lenses of the same type.
Extended tracking capabilities
Orad offers a variety of camera tracking solutions that meet any production need and budget. In addition to its in house existing tracking capabilities Orad offers system integration with all tracking partners offering camera tracking solutions such as encoded cranes, manual/robotic pedestals and more.
Sensorized cranes can be considered either as camera cranes that have been modified and have sensors added to them (like Shotoku crane, Egripment) or cranes with virtual studio orientation with encoders built into them during the original design (Mo-Sys, TechnoCrane). The market is flooded with encoded crane manufactures. As a result, Orad provides the ability to integrate with all crane manufactures allowing even greater flexibility for its system users.
Orad's tracking system enables the system to integrate with all manual and robotic pedestals available in the market today offering endless possibilities.
Manual and/or robotic cameras pedestals are motorized pedestals which measure the movement of the pedestal in the studio, while manually or remotely controlled. These pedestals are lightweight and compact robotic and/or manually operated studio pedestal with built in encoders. The system maintains all of the benefits that high quality, precision encoders which are integrated into the wheels and column can offer. This combination provides precise real-time digital electronic positioning over the floor and in elevation.
Orad's extended tracking capabilities enable the user to work with any type of tracking available in the market today in addition to its existing tracking capabilities, whether encoded cranes, manual or robotic pedestals.
Remote controlled virtual studio
Production efficiency is one of the key advantages that virtual studio production has over conventional sets. Orad's ability to interact with a wide range of robotic cameras, remote controlled sensor based heads, robotic cranes and pedestals enables a single operator to run the production operation, thereby providing huge savings.
Robotic cameras can be used for pan, tilt, zoom and focus. In addition, tracking heads may be mounted on a tracked rail offering dolly and up/down camera movements. The rail can be horizontal or vertical, straight or curved, or a combination, adding significant value to the production. Enabling remote controlled cameras to be part of a virtual studio solution increases production capabilities.
Orad integrates seamless with the largest variety of partners and supports Vinten products, Radamec VR pedestals, Shotoku, Telemetrics, Mo-Sys, Thoma, General Lift, FX-motion and many others.