Overview

The Ncam Reality Solution

Ncam Reality comprises the revolutionary Reality 2021 software combined with the innovative modular Mk2 hardware.

Ncam Reality 2021 introduces our ‘Hybrid’ tracking, enabling unique flexibility and accuracy offering the ability to track any environment, whether you’re on an LED smart stage, full green screen studio or outdoors in a street or on a soccer field. The choice is yours.

Ncam Reality Core Features

Hybrid

Ncam's ‘Hybrid Tracking’ capabilities enable the ability to mix natural features, fiducial objects and reflective markers meaning industry leading accuracy and flexibility, in one single product.

Limitless

Track any camera, with any lens, on any rig, in any environment, whether on LED stages or green screens, urban streets or football fields. The choice is yours.

Ultrafast

Unrivalled setup time with no requirement for time consuming learning or surveying of the environment. Ncam Reality learns its environment automatically and in real-time with no volume or space limitations, large or small.

Plug ’n’ Play

6DOF camera tracking, FIZ and distortion combined in a single synchronised data stream. Includes lens distortion for spherical, zoom and anamorphic lenses and support for all smart lens systems including Zeiss eXtended data, Cooke /i, Arri LDS. Also supports follow focus solutions including Preston, Cmotion, Arri, Teradek etc.

Simplicity

Control Ncam Reality via a simple web based user interface, enabling complete remote control through IP. The UI can be accessed wirelessly via your phone, tablet and PC, simultaneously.

Compatibility

Connect to Ncam’s real-time datastream via the SDK. Ncam is compatible with all real-time render engines and platforms including Brainstorm, Disguise, Pixotope, Unreal Engine and Vizrt. Ncam Reality ships with AR Suite Lite, offering a complete solution for live-to-air virtual sets, mixed reality and virtual production integration with Unreal Engine

REVOLUTIONARY SOFTWARE

NCAM REALITY 2021

Ncam’s automatic tracking combines natural features, reflective markers and fiducial markers simultaneously, making it the perfect choice for any location with any combo of camera and lens. Track handheld, Steadicam, cranes, a dolly or on a gimbal. The combinations are endless.

Ncam Reality 2021 includes lens mapping for all lens types, supporting spherical and anamorphic lenses, plus compatibility with follow focus systems and smart lenses.

Full Unreal Engine integration is also included with Ncam Reality through the Ncam AR Suite (link to AR Suite).

More about 2021 Software
INNOVATIVE HARDWARE

MK2

Introducing the new multi-sensor Mk2 Camera Bar + Mk2 Server, vastly reducing the size and weight from the Mk1 setup. The camera bar weighs in at only 288g, over 1kg lighter than Mk1! The server is also small, light (992g) and robust enough to be mounted directly onto a camera rig.

With built-in wifi, the added wireless connectivity allows devices to access and control Ncam with more flexibility than ever before.

More about MK2 Hardware

Trusted & Proven

Ncam Reality is used day-in-day-out on the world’s most significant projects by the world’s most famous brands

Ncam Reality Modules

The Ncam Reality Suite can be enhanced with a series of enhancement modules, to meet the needs of specific industry sectors or additional functionality.

AR Suite Module

Ncam AR Suite is an open source plug-in for the Unreal Engine that provides a complete solution for delivering photorealistic virtual production. It has been used across the world to produce innovative augmented reality content for high profile live broadcast, TV episodic, feature film and e-sports productions.

VP Suite Module

Ncam VP (Virtual Production) suite adds various features often required in virtual production environments and effectively replaces the legacy Ncam Reality FX feature set.

Feature Comparison

Features
Ncam Reality 2019
Ncam Reality 2021
AR Suite Lite
AR Suite
VP Suite
 
3DoF Tracking
 
 
   
 
 
 
6DoF Tracking
 
 
   
 
 
 
IMU Sensors
 
 
   
 
 
 
SDK
 
 
   
 
 
 
Infrared Tracking
 
 
   
 
 
 
Lens Mapping
 
 
   
 
 
 
Instant tracking (no survey)
 
 
   
 
 
 
Hybrid Tracking*
 
 
   
 
 
 
Natural markers*
 
 
   
 
 
 
Reflective markers*
 
 
   
 
 
 
Fiducial tracking*
 
 
   
 
 
 
Fiducial object tracking*
 
 
   
 
 
 
Web based GUI for phone, tablet, laptop, remote*
 
 
   
 
 
 
Wireless Capabiltiy*
 
 
   
 
 
 
Smart Lens Support: /i, XD, LDS
 
 
   
 
 
 
Follow focus support: Arri, Cmotion, Preston, Teradek, Tilta
 
 
   
 
 
 
Camera tracking: 6DOF
 
 
   
 
 
 
Focus, Iris, Zoom (FIZ)
 
 
   
 
 
 
Frustrum
 
 
   
 
 
 
Lens Distortion
 
 
   
 
 
 
Clip Information & Metadata
 
 
   
 
 
 
Virtual Studio: Source Code
 
 
   
 
 
 
Virtual Overlay: Source Code
 
 
   
 
 
 
Particle System
 
 
   
 
 
 
I/O Colour Space
 
 
   
 
 
 
Depth of Field
 
 
   
 
 
 
SSR Reflections
 
 
   
 
 
 
Lens flare & bloom
 
 
   
 
 
 
Light Wrap
 
 
   
 
 
 
External Keyer Support
 
 
   
 
 
 
Ncam Keyer
 
 
   
 
 
 
Ncam Despill & Suppression
 
 
   
 
 
 
3D Garbage Mattes
 
 
   
 
 
 
Shadow Receivers (Hold Outs)
 
 
   
 
 
 
Dual Output
 
 
   
 
 
 
Fudicial Object Tracking 6DOF
 
 
   
 
 
 
Motion Builder Plugin
 
 
   
 
 
 
Take System (automatic via ancillary data)
 
 
   
 
 
 
FBX Record & Export
 
 
   
 
 
 
Ncam Compositing & Keying
 
 
   
 
 

* requires Mk2 Hardware

Technical Specification

 

Supported cameras:

Digital broadcast cameras with HD SDI monitoring

Digital film cameras with HD SDI monitoring

Film cameras with HD video tap plus timecode

Supported lenses:

ENG: Zoom

Cine: Prime & Zoom (Spherical & Anamorphic)

Lens Metadata:

Encoders: Ncam Passive FIZ encoders

Smart Lenses: Arri LDS, Canon, Cooke /i, Fujinon, Zeiss eXtended

Follow Focus: Arri, Cmotion, Preston, Teradek

Lens Profiling:

Ncam proprietary: Stored and selectable from database

Camera monitor feed:

1920/1080 HD SDI with timecode

23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps frame rate

Progressive or PsF (not interlaced)

Configuration:

Multiple optical and inertial sensors consisting of a pair of stereo cameras, an RGB camera and an IR projector, plus IMU device; 1 bar per camera

Mounting:

Position – 3 mounting points: 1x ⅜" -16 UNC & 2x ¼"-20 UNC threads

Power:

From Mk2 Server

Operation:

Supplied USB-C to Ncam Mk2 Server

Dimensions:

130mm X 38mm X 39.10mm

Weight:

286g

Configuration:

One Connection Box per camera

Device:

Bespoke, silent, Intel Atom chipset

Server interface:

Web interface: Wired or wireless connection via web based GUI

Application software:

Ncam Reality

Location:

On camera, rig, etc.

Power:

DCIN 8-34V, 7.5/20 Watts (typical/max)

Dimensions:

90mm x 60mm x 120mm

Weight:

400g

Configuration:

One Server per camera

Device:

Bespoke workstation

Server interface:

Web interface: Wired or wireless connection via web based GUI

Operating system:

Ubuntu Linux

Application software:

Ncam Reality

Location:

Mobile – on camera or rig using ⅜" -16 UNC & ¼" -20 UNC threads

Power:

2.5A @ 12v

Dimensions:

152.00 X 177.38 X 53.50mm

Weight:

992g

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