SolidAnim: Camera tracking and motion capture12 September 2014
SolidAnim has a new version of SolidTrack, its realtime camera tracking system for recording camera moves and data logging those moves on a virtual set. It is claimed to offer simple yet versatile markerless camera tracking and to have the flexibility to be used both indoors and outdoors with the same high quality results.
“Compared to traditional shooting methods producers save approximately 30% time on a film or television show utilising SolidTrack,” the company claimed.
Its latest features mean it can now be used wirelessly, with an even smaller (4cmx3cm), lighter (120g) 120fps survey camera, and is also now compatible with Linux (as well as Windows Pro 7).
SolidAnim also has face and body motion capture systems to capture performance in realtime, with up to 10 actors simultaneously. It offers two capture services: Facial motion capture with markers and a new markerless capture system using its proprietary technology, SolidFace.
It claims to be the first company to offer combined realtime camera tracking with motion capture.
SolidAnim systems have been used on Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, and Da Vinci’s Demons.
SolidTrack is also being demonstrated on the Hybrid TV stand (9.C33), alongside its virtual reality, virtual set and robotics products.