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Introducing Polycam

…an IP-based robotic camera system that enables networked cameras to simultaneously track a subject of interest from multiple perspectives.

Critically, the powerful Polycam system allows a single operator to do all this and more, automatically controlling the synchronous movement of numerous cameras while providing accurate tracking shots during live events. Featuring IP connectivity and scalable architecture, broadcasters will benefit from unrestricted operating distances and ease of integration with next generation IP broadcast cameras, lenses and statistical and image analysis technology.

The Polycam system is designed to simplify the production process and reduce budget costs, leaving broadcasters to focus on what they do best – making great productions.

Key Benefits

The Polycam system offers several key benefits over traditional multi-camera setups:

  • Primary perspective is instantly changeable to any of the networked camera positions.
  • IP-based system control allows for unrestricted operating distance and scalable architecture.
  • Enables automated, constant and fluid tracking of a point of interest through multiple perspectives.

Functionality For Any Production

Polycam’s far-reaching versatility makes the system ideal for:

  • Live sporting events
  • Live concerts
  • Studio-based productions
  • Conferences
  • Corporate events
  • Live promotions
  • Parliamentary and judiciary installations

Software, Hardware Explained

Polycam can be operated by a number of MRMC control interfaces including pan-bars and joysticks while zoom and focus can also be adjusted using existing broadcast controllers. Zoom, focus, (plus iris if required) and robotic head movement commands are sent as IP data to camera positions deployed in the field. This allows interfacing with a live production via multiple delivery methods including:

  • Interfacing with current IP video network devices and camera/CCU connectivity, without the need for additional cabling.
  • Standard network connectivity and open design features offer integration with statistical and image analysis systems.

All Setups, All Angles

The Polycam family is available in three different configurations:

Solo

Allows the operator to manually and simultaneously control multiple perspectives/cameras from a single controller.

Velocity

Designed to simplify control of multiple cameras at race tracks and other circuits where the path of the subject matter is well known; the operator need only change the speed of the cameras following the path.

Auto

Interfaces with third party image analysis and tracking systems such as ChyronHego’s TRACAB, and allows automatic control of the camera’s point of interest by simply selecting which player or point of interest to follow.

Multi-Headed, Multi-Talented

Polycam can be used in conjunction with several robotic heads including:

AFC-100

For multi-camera workflows. Full product specifications and details can be found here.

AFC-180

For tracking high-speed sporting events. Full product specifications and details can be found here.

Ulti-Head

For 3D rigs and larger camera and lens configurations. Full product specifications and details can be found in here.

Download Now

View the Polycam information pack for more details.

CONTACT

Telephone

+44 (0)1342 838000

Fax

+44 (0)1342 838001

Rental

+44 (0)7757 330 545

Head Office (UK)

Unit 3, South East Studios
Eastbourne Road
Blindley Heath
Surrey
RH7 6JP
United Kingdom

VAT: GB 200-0201-71

Mark Roberts Motion Control

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