On January 27th in Phoenix, Arizona, the new and improved spidercam cable hung camera system got its official debut at The WWE Royal Rumble event. Once proven reliable, a second system was used in Atlanta, Georgia, for the NFL Super bowl LIII Opening night festivities.
Part of The Broadcast Bridge November coverage examined new solutions in PTZ cameras and deep learning, AI-centric control systems. Combined, these two articles focus on enabling autonomous sports production and assisted or automatic image capture from seemingly impossible locations.
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The rise of the PTZ camera, discussed in a previous post, fits into the wider trends for remote operation, robotic cameras, and automated content production. We spoke with Mark Roberts Motion Control (Nikon-owned since 2016), one of the pioneers in robotic cameras to gain insight into the drivers for this, new
A few years ago, remote Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) cameras were regarded as being low quality and not suitable for professional use. Thanks to the advances in sensor, IP technology, the introduction of fanless designs and optical image stabilisers, the balance has been tipped in favour of remote cameras as
BR Remote has reveal a new CamBall camera at IBC – the CamBall4 - a PTZ camera enhanced for AR and VR and updated with a brand new sensor, new control options, VR and AR capabilities, and importantly – HDR. Also at IBC is a new silent camera head, the Proteân XMi.
As an extension of its PivotCam family of robotically controlled PTZ cameras, Ross Video has announced the PivotCam-SE, a new lower cost camera for production studios, corporate boardrooms, large auditoriums and other venues.