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Axon to introduce virtual camera system

24 January 2017
Axon to introduce virtual camera system

Axon Digital Design will introduce UK content creators to AZilPix Studio.One, a new virtual camera system for live video capture and streaming.

According to Axon, Studio.One employs cost-effective, ultra-high resolution cameras with wide angle and/or fish eye lenses to capture every aspect of a live event from multiple angles.

The system is designed to integrate into a traditional or IP broadcast environment and blend with VR video production, to be used at remote internet or broadcast live productions such as music concerts, sports events, church services and conferences.

Studio.One consists of three integrated components: camera, capture server and processing software. The server ingests the raw, wide-angle video data from the cameras and allows recording and live processing of this data into one or more rectilinear views and a view mosaic. According to the company, a key advantage of this system is that framing can be carried out offline at the viewing or post production stage.

“Studio.One gives programme makers endless creative possibilities when it comes to deciding how they want their programme to look,” said Dr Philippe Bekaert, one of the founders and CTO for AZilPix.

“The cameras are very small and unobtrusive, which means they can be used in places where you wouldn’t normally put a camera.

“It’s also possible to automate the system using pre-programmed camera motions or motion tracking, while our server allows cameras to be shuttered precisely and simultaneously and frames to be time stamped with an SMPTE LTC or other timecode.”

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