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MRMC showcases robotic camera operation solutions at IBC

MRMC is showcasing its robotic camera operation solutions at IBC, an event for the broadcast industry.

The company, which is part of the Nikon Group, will be revealing new products, new stands and developed a new robotics dance routine especially for the show.

MRMC regards itself as a “world leader in motion control robotics”, and is debuting a range of new products designed for live sports capture at IBC 2018. 

One new launch is the introduction of MRMC’s latest automated multi-camera system – the Polycam One.

Designed for live sports capture, the Polycam One is an “innovative, portable, multi-camera workflow solution that gives a single operator the ability to record a match from multiple camera positions simultaneously”, says the company.

Polycam One maps out the playing area and the locations of up to 12 robotic cameras. The camera operator follows the action with the “main” camera, while Polycam One controls the additional robotic cameras, following the focus of the “main” camera.

MRMC’s Algorithmic Camera Control lets the operator concentrate on covering the action while the Polycam One system provides complimentary shots, such as a wide or high tactical view, which can be used for highlights, replays or adjudication.

The robotic cameras are internet-connected, allowing the operator, or an additional remote operator, to adjust and control them in real time providing a more dynamic visual experience.

Easily set up and configured by a single operator, Polycam One is perfect for use in multiple locations and can be set up in venues where conventional camera positions are not available, says the company.

The portable nature Polycam One makes it ideal for smaller or temporary venues that may not have the infrastructure to support automated tracking solutions, and also gives sports teams the ability to easily capture footage from multiple angles at training grounds.

Polycam One is compatible with all of MRMC’s robotic heads giving venues the flexibility to choose large or smaller cameras to suit the sport being captured, the camera positions required and the available budget.

MRMC says its continued innovation and development of automated robotic solutions is giving broadcasters and venues increased flexibility and opportunity to provide high-quality content to audiences around the world.

MRMC managing director Assaff Rawner says: “Polycam One is an ideal solution to adding more camera angles to what would normally be a single camera operation.

“Its innovative design means it can easily be deployed, configured and operated by one person and, with our robotic heads providing up to 12 additional cameras, gives you more options for capturing the action.”

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