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ONE HUB, SEVERAL TRACKING COMBOS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF

Get the opportunity to combine the EZtrack® Hub with world-class tracking standards and sensor technologies that can be easily hot-plugged and switched on the fly, according to your set configuration, cameras rig or specific shooting requirements. This is a real game changer!

Our R&D lab is cooking-up one unique blend of technical features to provide a truly opened tracking environment to all Virtual Production enthusiasts, studios, and their creative teams!

The EZtrack® Hub unit is now compatible with the following sensors technologies and leading motion capture standards, whereas we are looking after both supporting and interfacing our system with promising sensor technologies, at time of their release on the market:

Released as a fully markerless tracking combination that features a very limited hardware, our EZtrack® Hub empowers last generation SteamVR compatible sensors to meet the most demanding requirements for live on-set camera, talent, and object tracking.

INTRODUCING OUR ‘SWAN’ TRACKER
Designed for camera tracking

Empowering our strong expertise in the tracking field, we have co-engineered with Virtual Production veterans the new generation of positional tracker for high demanding camera tracking duties.

  • Works with Lighthouse Base Stations. Compatible with EZtrack® Hub and other SteamVR–based tracking systems.
  • Up to 3 times more signal stability compared with the Vive 3.0 tracker thanks to its large shaped outfit and last generation sensor cells.
  • Professional Lemo type connector to avoid potential disconnections from USB-C cable.
  • Metal anodized backplate for professional mounting on any camera (crane, slider, PTZ, etc..).

SIZE :
15x14x7cm

WEIGHT :
90g

IR RANGE :
7+ meters

INTERFACE :
Lemo 10 pins

Soon to be released over Q2 2022, we are opening-up a call for expression of interest regarding the upcoming release of our EZtrack® SWAN camera tracker, as we are inviting you to get in touch in filling the form:
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Out of the box camera/object/talent tracking

Designed for mastering virtual studio conditions as either green screen cyclorama or latest xR Volume studios, our Vive 3.0-based combination promises full markerless setup, free camera moves in full 6DOF, and the possibility to input multiple tracking sources on the same set as typically one main studio camera that can be mixed with multiple virtual objects or talents, and even positional tracking of up to 3 FreeD-compatible PTZs cameras over the same Hub unit.

 

Featuring very limited hardware, our Complete Studio bundle integrates the following equipment:

– x1 EZtrack® Hub unit

– x4 Base Stations (Lighthouse 2.0)

– x3 Vive 3.0 positional Trackers

– x1 custom mounting kit for camera tracker

– x1 Hirose lens cable (at choice between Canon, Fujinon, Angénieux, Cooke/i )

– DC adapters, tripod for calibration, USB charger

The system is provided into its professional grade Pelicase™ 1550 model: highly transportable and ready to be unboxed on your set!

Vive Trackers. EZtrack® is compatible with either 2.0 or 3.0 version
Main EZtrack® Hub Unit
Lighthouse V2.0 Base Stations
Cable lens for encoded lenses from Canon, Fujinon, Angénieux
Every EZtrack® Hub unit does operate tracking of one studio camera rig with one optical lens mounted on, whether Broadcast zoom or Cine Prime.

Complementary to the main studio camera, 3+ virtual objects or talents can be tracked seamlessly in wireless mode over the Bluetooth LTE standard thanks to dedicated USB dongles that will be provided into our Complete Studio package.

 

The 3D pose estimation is done using swept angle laser tracking and IMU fusion based on the SteamVR™ Lighthouse 2.0 standard as Base Stations do emit infrared to dynamically localize trackers within the tracking area.

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

 

Up to 4 Base Stations can be used per single Hub unit, as the system can even start tracking duties in using 2 Base Stations only.

Regardless of how many cameras are being tracked on-set over the EZtrack® Hub, they will share the same set of 4 Base Stations.

Hot plug your sensors on the fly and mix them with the latest Vive 3.0 as you can use alternative units such as the Manus SteamVR Pro Tracker developed by Manus VR and the Tundra Tracker developed by Tundra Labs to take advantage of the last generation sensor cells available!
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Embedded into every EZtrack® Hub unit is our highly comprehensive WebApp to entirely remote control your system.

Features an intuitive interface that displays in real-time all tracking-related information and parameters, as these are presented into a single tab screen for maximum operability for every user.

 

Accessible from any computer, laptop or tablet connected to the studio network, thus, even if your control room is away from the stage where your EZtrack® Hub unit is setup.

We are glad to provide a Rest API allowing any custom pipeline integration.

Lighthouse tracking interface

THE SMALLEST 6DOF SENSOR FOR HIGHLY DEMANDING TRACKING AREAS

Empowering a custom mesh of active IR markers geared towards large tracking areas beyond 100m², you can take advantage of ‘Alt’: the smallest 6DOF sensor out on the market! Wire the sensor to your EZtrack® Hub and complete the initial studio calibration: your tracking combo will be ready to operate as no additional configuration nor periodic calibration is required.

SHAPE YOUR TRACKING AREA WITHOUT LIMITATION ON SCALE

Primarily aimed at fixed studio setups to perform seamlessly live camera/object/talent tracking, depending on your set configuration, you can either opt for a floor or ceiling-based setup to install the IR emitters. For typical Truss structure mounting, the Antilatency’s Truss Bars will allow you to quickly install/dismantle your tracking area thanks to special fasteners.

Opt for Antilatency or EZtrack® supported tracking technologies depending on your virtual set configuration. Get the best camera tracking features as you can now experiment Antilatency’s world smallest 6DOF positional tracker combined with EZtrack® comprehensive features for Virtual Studio:

ONE UNIFIED INTERFACE

Send tracking data over FreeD protocol or with the LiveLink plugin for Unreal. EZtrack® intuitive interface displays all tracking information in a one-tab screen.

LENS DATA ACQUISITION

EZtrack® reads zoom/focus data from a wide range of digitally encoded lenses (Canon, Fujinon, Angénieux) as well as prime lenses thanks to external encoders

GENLOCK SUPPORT ACROSS THE RIG

EZtrack® processes the Genlock signal generated across the cameras rig, as such feature is especially useful for live-to-air applications

CAMERA TRACKING

OVER IP

Operate the camera tracking via a dedicated WebApp accessible from any computer or tablet on your network, even if control room is away the set

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE HYBRID TRACKING FOR YOUR PTZ CAMERAS!

Track the position of any PTZ AW-UE150 at a given time, in space, and combine it with the sensor-tracked information acquired over the main EZtrack® Hub.

MIX STATIC PTZs WITH MOVING ONES

Take advantage of the Hybrid tracking that mixes both mechanical and optical technologies: build a very customized cameras rig as you can experience far more possibilities to move and operate your PTZs on-set, while mixing them to other types of cameras.

ADD ROLL & XYZ INFO TO YOUR PTZ

As complement to the traditional pan/tilt/zoom/focus data of the FreeD’s PTZ, thanks to EZtrack® custom electronics, you can now aggregate both the ‘Roll’ and the ‘XYZ’ incrementations into a main FreeD signal, so it can be read by your favorite 3D engine.

AND STILL ONE SINGLE FREE-D SIGNAL

Aggregate over the main EZtrack’s FreeD signal ALL useful information of pan/tilt/roll/zoom/focus/iris.

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Positional tracker as Vive V2 or V3 or any other compatible tracker
Support of the widely used PTZ AWUE150 Series over the FreeD protocol
Track all movements of your PTZ 150 when mounted itself on a Jib or crane

MODULAR HYBRID TRACKING, WITHOUT ADDITIONAL HARDWARE

PANASONIC PTZ AW-UE150 Series

Transform any of your static PTZ 150 into a mobile camera rig that will be live tracked over any Jib or crane! EZtrack® Hub will natively read and acquire the FreeD signal coming from the PTZ camera itself.

EZtrack® Hub

As the central node of the cameras rig, the EZtrack® Hub will combine two FreeD signals: the one from the PTZ and the one generated by the Vive sensor. At the end, ALL information of pan/tilt/roll/zoom/focus/iris are combined into one single FreeD signal that will be read into your 3D render engine.

Vive Sensor

Track the position of your Jib or Crane, at any given time, in space: you just need to mount the compatible sensor (like a Vive Tracker) on the crane and close to the PTZ. Set the proper offsets along with few parameters in the EZtrack® interface, and you are ready to start tracking your AW-UE150 PTZ camera!

Thanks to our existing Hub Starter kit, user can now combine the EZtrack® Hub unit with any custom Vicon or OptiTrack motion capture cameras set to process high-performance camera tracking duty through last generation xR studios and LED volumes such as the famous ILM StageCraft!

 

In using one or more custom rigid bodies on your studio camera(s), the EZtrack® Hub will merge both live tracking data from the Mocap set with the optical data streamed from the lens: readout zoom/focus values from several broadcast-grade lenses (Canon/Fujinon/Angénieux/Cooke lines) or use external wheeled encoder(s) for zoom/focus readout on your Cine Prime lenses set.

 

The Hub will process over IP one unified FreeD stream to your favorite render engine –For every Unreal 4 user, this one will have direct access to the refined tracking data directly into the Live Link interface of the engine.Ultimately, it means far less back and forth to iterate through scattered software user interfaces and hence, subsequent time and efforts will be saved in production!

Direct lens metadata readout

Direct readout of zoom/focus metadata from both motorized/zoom lenses and Cine Prime lenses over wheeled encoder(s)

Unified interface along with Live Link

Out of the box workflow: operate your tracking duty over one centralized environment combining the EZtrack UI with Live Link!

Camera tracking over IP

Operate tracking data away from the stage as data will be streamed over IP: no need to deal with wireless mode and possible issues coming with it!

Commutable tracking options

Shape the most suitable tracking config at time of shooting on stage: combine the Hub with world-class sensors and standards!

COMBOS SELECTION GUIDE

EZtrack® PURCHASE PLANS

EZtrack® HUB STARTER KIT

NO tracker included . To combine with your preferred sensor : Antilatency, Tundra, ManusVR, Vicon, OptiTrack …
EZtrack® Hub + Lens cable + Pelicase Antilatency’s Alt tracker mounting kit available as an option.

EZtrack® VIVE ESSENTIALS

For existing HTC Vive kit owners (must be Lighthouse v2.0 Vive trackers as version 2 or 3, and Base Stations)
EZtrack® Hub + Custom flashed Vive 3.0 tracker for camera + Lens cable + Mounting kit with various accessories + Pelicase

EZtrack® COMPLETE STUDIO BUNDLE

Our Vive 3.0 based tracking system, with all the necessary parts provided inside the box, ready to set up!
EZtrack® Hub + Vive 3.0 trackers (x3) + Base Stations (x4) + Lens cable + Mounting kit with various accessories + Pelicase 1550. Antilatency’s Alt tracker mounting kit available as an option.