Vinten has announced the launch of a new virtual reality/augmented reality solution for its curved floor and ceiling tracks, as well as a new sequencing control option for its robotic pedestals and pan-and-tilt heads.
The AR/VR solution is the result of a collaboration between Vinten, dolly manufacturer Tecnopoint, and Vizrt. It aims to make it easier for production teams to determine the position of a camera when using curved tracks. The solution takes tracking data from the dolly, then uses an algorithm to calculate the position of the camera on the curved tracks and communicate it back to Vizrt.
The new signature-shot control option, delivered through the latest version of Vinten’s HD-VRC control software, enables operators to take the camera through a nonlinear visual flow according to a series of user-defined waypoints. This enables them to create “striking beauty or signature shots.”
“With the new control option, directors of production are able to be much more creative with their camera angles and movements, making it easy to capture signature beauty shots with moves and zoom,” said Neil Gardner, global product manager, robotics and automation. “These curved moves allow the robotic pedestals to move around more complex sets and integrate more smoothly into any studio design.”