Encoding refers to using, or mounting, optical encoders or sensors on manual or automated equipment to very accurately measure and record their motion. The measurements can be saved for use in post-production or output in real-time for on set pre-visualization or virtual set use.
Encoding is widely used in the film industry it aid in post-production to give the exact data of what a camera or lens or object was doing during filming to aid on set or during post-production with the CGI creation.
Anything can be encoded, sometimes, just a single axis is encoded and sometimes 20 depending on the application.
MRMC can interface and encode a huge variety of equipment, including lenses, dollies (Fisher, Panther, etc.), Cranes (Louma, Techno-crane, GF, Panther, Scorpio, etc.), heads (O’connor, Ronford Baker, Sachtler, Panther, Manfrotto, Scorpio, Libra, Hothead, etc.) , and motion control rigs, as well as winches, and other rigs.
Encoding is often done wirelessly using our wireless encoding system called Torus, or using Flair with the real-time XYZ option (see link).
If you have any specific requirements let us know.
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