King Arthur: Knights of the Round Table - Warner Bros.
ESPN - Monday Night Football - Ncam on Spidercam
Geostorm - Warner Bros.
Studio: Warner Bros.
Director: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
VFX Supervisor: Dan Glass
NBA All-Star - Turner Sports
"Turner Sports is tasked with producing an NBA All-Star 2015 chock-full of high-profile events across two boroughs this weekend, and the network has brought out a wealth of tech toys to cover the festivities. Headlined by the use of Spidercam at Barclays Center on Saturday night and new virtual graphics courtesy of Ncam and Orad at MSG on Sunday night, Turner has deployed an army of cameras and production elements in an effort to make New York’s NBA All-Star Weekend one for the ages."
German national public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have been relaying live coverage from Brazil since June 12.
Accompanying TV pictures from the rooftop World Cup studio at the Copacabana are shared by both channels, and offer stunning views across Rio de Janeiro with the beach and landscape in the background. Ncam is being used to send tracking information to the virtual studio to create the outdoor immersive graphics.
With many of the sets for Edge of Tomorrow requiring digital extensions, the camera and visual effects teams on the film benefited from the use of the Ncam camera tracking system to help in crafting shots and providing temp views both for the Heathrow sequences and those in Paris. fxguide
The Daytona 500 is 500 miles (805 km) long and is the most prestigious race in NASCAR as well as the first race of the year.
Wind Trax, a virtual wind speed and direction visualization that is rendered in real-time with Viz Engine, Vizrt’s real-time 3D compositing engine, was debuted at Daytona 500 by Fox Sports. Wind Trax uses splines imported as .fbx files into Viz Artist. A designer in Viz Artist adds textures and motion effects to the splines that can be changed based upon live data. An NCAM tracking system mounted on a camera in the stadium sends tracking data to Viz Engine. The tracking data combined with live weather data allows Viz Engine to render a real-time representation of the wind direction virtually on the track.
Augmented reality graphics powered by Viz Virtual Studio systems working in conjunction with Ncam's multi-sensor tracking were used for graphics and effects.
Take Roland Emmerich’s , which made innovative use of the new Ncam system. Mounted under the main camera, Ncam’s scanner first builds a 3D model of its surroundings. Backgrounds and assets created in previs can then be added on the fly, delivering a precomposed image straight to the director’s monitor. Speaking in , Emmerich said, “This kind of system is the future. Ncam is now my favourite tool.” Cinefex Article
For the shots featuring the Air Drone, Ncam was used extensively to aid the shooting of the live-action plates. “It was exciting to see the reaction of the camera operator,” Eason recalled. “Like a lot of people, he was a bit sceptical about Ncam – sometimes people view it as a bit of an encumbrance. But when he realised he was actually able to see the hovering Drone through his viewfinder, and walk around it and choose angles, he was really excited and impressed.” Cinefex article