VIRTUAL PRODUCTIONS ENTHUSIASTS: SAY HELLO TO EZtrack®!

Fast set-up, easy-to-deploy camera and objects tracking in real-time 3D

Designed to convey accurate camera tracking over a portable set-up, EZtrack® meets the needs of creative teams looking for a Plug&Play solution, promising quick deployment of their Virtual Studio.

Introduction Video

Released as the newest combination of Lighthouse technology from Valve Corporation and SolidAnim’s proven tools for Virtual Production, EZtrack® relies on a compact system unit operated by an intuitive interface. The solution delivers accurate tracking, image sync, zoom/focus data, communication with 3D render engines as well as objects or talents tracking in real-time.

THE SHORTEST PATH TO CAMERA TRACKING

Operating like a “Hub”, the EZtrack® Core System Unit processes the tracked data in real-time before sending it to the 3D rendering station. From live tracking to 3D compositing, the process remains straightforward and promises a complete control at every step.

SCALABLE HUB PROVIDED OUT OF THE BOX

EZtrack® embeds into a compact form factor device a core for resolving 3D localization of the camera. Thanks to custom-made electronics, it provides both Genlock information and zoom/focus data acquired from the encoded lens, and features a broad compliance with broadcast lenses.

x4 Base Stations.
Lens cable for most lenses (Canon, Fujinon, Angénieux,…).
x3 Trackers + 1 Metal rig to attach tracker on camera + 1 Hand grip for calibration tracker.
x1 EZTrack® hardware with V lock mount.
  • The system does interface with the SteamVR™ Tracking V2.0 (Lighthouse) technology from Valve Corporation, yet, EZtrack® is already compliant with other tracking engines and those of tomorrow.
  • Developed with scalability in mind regarding the form factor of the device, protocols and 3D engines support.
    • Provides very limited hardware: no markers at all, free camera moves and multi-axes tracking (one EZtrack® Core System Unit requested per camera axis to track).
    • EZtrack® Studio bundle integrates the Core System Unit + 4 Base Stations + 3 Trackers + 1 camera mounting system + 1 lens cable.
    • The system is provided into a compact Pelicase™ box: highly transportable and ready to be deployed on every set.
      • Unique WebApp provided to entirely remote control the system.
      • Intuitive interface displaying all tracking information centralized in one-tab screen.
      • Accessible from any computer on the studio network, even from your smartphone or tablet!
      • Rest API included for custom pipeline integration.
      • ONE CORE SYSTEM UNIT TO RULE THE SET

        Achieving an excellent value for money, the solution has been especially engineered to be lighter and easier to use than other tracking products, thus enabling quick deployment of your virtual studio set-up with significantly less efforts.

        Designed for mastering virtual studio conditions without many reflective surfaces, every EZtrack® Core System Unit can handle up to 1 camera rig and up to 2 objects or live talents tracking.

        From live TV sets to On-Set Previs, EZtrack® can be interfaced with multiple configurations :

        • Virtual Studio setup for Live show/Live Entertainment in Augmented Reality (AR)
        • Camera tracking : steadycams and handheld cameras, dollies, small cranes
        • Objects tracking : 3D assets insertion, virtual accessories
        • Talent tracking: automatic depth compositing
        • Discover EZtrack® use-cases

          Technical specifications

          Dimensions

          200 x 150 x 65 mm

          Signal synchronization

          Genlock input to sync camera tracking / Black burst and tri level

          Lens support

          Lens cable provided for the manufacturers : Canon, Fujinon, Angénieux

          Trackers I/O

          Up to 3 trackers inputs supported per unit

          Tracking engine

          SteamVR™ Tracking V2.0 (Lighthouse)

          Protocol support

          Free D over UDP

          25 min
          H/W + Software Set-up
          1min
          Studio Calibration
          0,02°
          Angular Resolution
          1mm
          Positional Resolution

          Real-time 3D at the heart of the system

          EZtrack® interfaces with cutting edge real-time 3D technologies such as Unreal Engine 4 from Epic Games and Unity 3D, as well as live broadcast engines such as Zero Density, Ventuz.

          We provide dedicated plugins for these engines as a comprehensive user interface.

          For custom-oriented integrations, we provide a “Rest” API in standard with every system.

          Native support of the encoded lenses

          Thanks to its proprietary interface, the EZtrack® Core System Unit natively supports encoded lenses to get raw zoom/focus data. The system does support lenses from Canon, Fujinon and Angénieux – More manufacturers support is on track!

          Upgradable tracking for mechanical rigs & controlers

          EZtrack® can be upgraded to support mechanical rigs such as Kuper Controls from Encodacam and Preston Lens Control Systems, so user will be able to track complex movements of a crane or dolly, and every single incrementation of zoom/focus.

          Reliable Tracking Engine

          Up to 4 base stations are supported per single system unit.

          Each EZtrack® Core System Unit can operate only one camera axis and one 3D rendering station at the same time – If multiple camera axis need to be tracked on set, then the corresponding EZtrack® system units and 3D rendering stations will have to be set-up accordingly.

          Base stations emit infrared to dynamically localize trackers within the tracking area.

          Each base station covers 160° horizontally, 115° vertically, up to 7 meters for signal acquisition.

          The 3D pose estimation is done using swept angle laser tracking and IMU fusion based on the SteamVR™ Tracking V2.0 (Lighthouse) technology from Valve Corporation.

          Base Stations operating angles for tracking acquisition

          Tracked area : zone for the camera to move inside the studio

          VIRTUAL STUDIO FINALLY BECOMES BUDGET-FRIENDLY

          EZTRACK® “ESSENTIALS” KIT

          Core System Unit

           

          Lighthouse tracking kit: 4 Base Stations + 3 trackers

           

          EZtrack camera(2 Rods, 2 mounting ring, 1 tracker base)

           

          Pelicase™ travel box: Essential version

           

          1 Lens cable (specify lens model at order)

           

          Web app interface

           

          Remote Suport LV1

          Provided over 6 month following system purchase

           

          Software Operating System updates

          Provided over 6 month following system purchase

          EZTRACK® “COMPLETE STUDIO” BUNDLE

          Core System Unit

           

          Lighthouse tracking kit: 4 Base Stations + 3 trackers

           

          EZtrack camera(2 Rods, 2 mounting ring, 1 tracker base)

           

          Pelicase™ travel box : Complete Studio version

           

          1 Lens cable (specify lens model at order)

           

          Web app interface

           

          Remote Suport LV1

          Provided over 6 month following system purchase

           

          Software Operating System updates

          Provided over 6 month following system purchase

          SYSTEM STARTING AT 9 999€*

          *Dedicated training and system set-up not included ; these are available as separate options

          DEDICATED SERVICES FOR VIRTUAL PRODUCTION

          Our inhouse Virtual Production Department is disposed to provide custom support adapted to every project request! We can either provide outsourced services such as complex 3D content creation, Motion Capture and/or directly On-Set Operations such as studio AR integration, tracking on demand or lens calibration.

          EZtrack® CUSTOM SUPPORT

          ON-SITE TRAINING

          Two-day training program to get the most out of your system

          TRACKING ON-DEMAND

          Rent your complete EZtrack® system in a box, ready to deploy

          CUSTOM 3D
          OPERATIONS

          3D CONTENT CREATION

          Get access to 3D photorealistic environments, Motion Capture

          HYBRID WORKFLOW

          Our team delivers high end virtual production capabilities to the sets

          STUDIO CONSULTING

          We can help you setting-up from scratch and installing your own virtual studio

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKCWXXvIhfU&feature=youtu.be

          Get access to a live demo of EZtrack®

          Custom quotation for a project

          On set services for Virtual Production

          FROM PREVIS TO LIVE-TO-AIR: EZtrack® USE-CASES

          PROVEN RECORDS OF 3D VISUAL CONTENT CREATION

          We, at SolidAnim, are an independent production studio specialized in 3D animation and Virtual Production fields, relying on 40+ talented artists, technical artists and multipurpose yet experienced developers inhouse.

          Our technical and artistical expertise are recognized for more than 13 years by reputed actors of animation, cinema and broadcast medias companies in France and internationally. Blending unique proprietary technologies and proven methodology of production, our team is able to meet all project sizes and complexities.

          We are convinced that the future of Virtual Production will be 100% real-time!

          SolidAnim’s engineers and artists are thrilled to deliver and release new innovative solutions in terms of 3D visual editing ; solutions that have demonstrated quite effectiveness from the own perspective of our clients and partners.

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