xR Stage Virtual Production with SEEDER Robotic Crane System

2022-09-09 11:22:12 May

XR (Extended Reality) is a mix of multiple ‘R’s including AR, VR and MR. And it has special meaning in film & television, broadcast, live entertainment production. The technologies used in xR mainly include: camera tracking system/crane, virtual studio software platform, media server, real-time rendering engine, etc.

SEEDER camera support equipment for Broadcast television industry

Precision SEEDER RB30CR robotic crane system automatic operation shooting in this 16 ㎡ three sided LED screen xR stage: the virtual scene of forest is brought to the stage through 3D modeling, real-time rendering and camera tracking technology/crane, so as to realize the real-time interaction between virtual and reality, and present it in the shooting picture in real time. xR stage provides ready-made virtual production stages, the immersive scenes give the feel like people are in a real forest.

SEEDER camera support equipment for Broadcast television industry

The lens correction time of the virtual camera of the traditional green screen shooting often takes several hours, while the correction of the virtual camera tracking system on the xR camera only takes a few minutes, which greatly reduces the on-site interruption and preparation time. It also allows shooting across multiple scenes and conversation scenes in a short time.

SEEDER camera support equipment for Broadcast television industry

xR virtual studio saves the time, labor and material costs of recording site construction and system debugging, and greatly reduces the content production cost and time.

Why SEEDER Robotic Crane System is Choosen for xR Production?

SEEDER camera support equipment for Broadcast television industry

1. The system supports RS422 and UDP dual output Free-D tracking data to connect with AR and VR equipment. The output tracking accuracy is 23 bits of Free-D tracking data that is actually greater than 8,300,000/360°.

2. It can automatically operation shoot and auto targeting stage scene. There are standard TCP / IP network communication protocols that can be controlled by third-party equipment or system.

3. 8 axis curvilinear motions of the robotic camera jib crane ensures the shooting of complex motion video. The crane supports B4 bayonet Canon or Fujinon full series full servo lenses, which can control the zoom, focus and aperture movement of the lens. When the jib arm and pan tilt head shoot at the same time, Canon and Fujinon full servo lens can realize AI automatic focusing. At the same time, the tracking data of lens zoom and focus can also be obtained through the lens digital cable, and the tracking delay of motion motor data can be automatically adjusted according to the delay of lens tracking data of different brands to realize the lens delay function.

4. It's real time tracking and the absolute value controller is used to record the motion position and tracking data.

SEEDER camera support equipment for Broadcast television industry

Today, xR technology as a new way to solve long-distance conference problems has been widely used in various audio-visual content production fields, such as virtual conference, virtual report meeting, shows, E-sports events, press conferences to improve the immersion experience of participants and make them truly feel the culture and concept of the brand.

And the high end robotic crane system independently developed by SEEDER can meet every requirement of AR VR XR virtual studios,  xR's breakthrough creative performance allows the engine to create unlimited storytelling possibilities with the improvised content generated in real time.