Orad and Kronomav have collaborated on the creation of a robotized, curved dolly,
an addition to Orad’s Virtual Studio and Augmented Reality systems.
Broadcasters have long expressed the need to incorporate curved dollies into their
virtual studio productions, expanding the possibilities of immersive graphics and
virtual reality in studios.
Kronomav, a Spanish company specialising in robotics and machine vision, designed
a protocol that provides Orad tracking systems with the required real-time tracking
position and orientation of the K3 dolly. The new protocol features an easy-to-use
wizard that allows users to move the dolly in different predefined locations on the
rail. The system’s absolute encoders are integrated in the K2 dolly, ensuring all
relevant tracking data is sent to the Orad tracking system. Orad’s Tracking Set
application receives the tracking data and transmits it to its HDVG rendering
platform, allowing the graphics to be positioned anywhere in the studio, while the
camera moves along the rails.
“Our joint customers have been asking for curved tracking support and they will be
incredibly pleased with the high-quality integration Orad and Kronomav offer,’
comments Avi Sharir, CEO and president of Orad.
“Orad has built its reputation on exceeding customer expectations, and the level of
integration and performance offered with the Orad-Kronomav joint effort is right in
line with this philosophy.’
Orad is distributed and serviced in South Africa by Harambe Technologies.