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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE Live augmented reality Camera support At BVE Polecam Systems launched the Autopod, a remotely operated programmable elevation unit for rigs, remote heads and cameras. The company said: “Polecam’s attraction has always been a winning combination of portability, speed of rig/derig, which adds production value without hassle. Achieving crane shots where no other rig could go and getting right in to where the action is. Crane shots up a mountain! No problem. In a small location studio! No problem. On a small boat! No problem.” The Polecam range now includes the Starter Pack (PSP+), an entry level platform with a maximum payload of 3.6kg, and the Professional Pack (PPP) which has either a Long, Wide or Narrow head. polecam.com Ncam and Vitec Videocom showcased live augmented reality at BVE last month, placing virtual graphics elements into real images. The Ncam set-up on display enables live virtual broadcast graphics in a studio or on location, and on any camera rig. It uses a sensor bar attached to the camera to automatically identify points of interest and track them whatever the camera movement. The resultant stream of positional and rotational data is sent to the graphics engine for the precise blending of real and virtual elements. On display was the full Ncam Live 7D system, which provides six degrees of freedom in camera tracking: the position in X, Y and Z space, plus pan, tilt and roll, allowing for handheld use. ncam-tech.com 4k RAW Recording Sony’s next generation of CineAlta products solve the workflow concerns faced by production professionals shooting 4k RAW: handling RAW files easily while maintaining the highest levels of image quality. The new products include the AXS-R7 RAW recorder, higher-speed AXS memory cards and the newest firmware (version 8) for the F55 and F5. These new technologies highlight Sony’s ongoing commitment to the CineAlta platform, adding new features and capabilities directly based on user feedback. “We’re answering the question, “why shoot in 4k 16-bit RAW?” said Peter Crithary, marketing manager for large sensor technologies at Sony Electronics. “These new products make working in 4k RAW and High Dynamic Range (HDR) just as easy as HD RAW, while maintaining the highest level of image quality.” sony.co.uk/pro/hub/home 14 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 111 MARCH 2016 TV-BAY111MARCH_Book.indb 14 11/03/2016 17:17