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Monday 22nd of February 2016

OMG plc | Vicon partnership with Vizrt

By Aim Listing

OMG plc (LSE: OMG), the technology group providing Computer Vision products and services for the entertainment, life science, engineering industries and consumer electronics markets, announces that Vicon, its motion capture technology division, has announced a strategic partnership with Vizrt, the leading provider of production tools for the digital media industry.

The partnership will integrate Vicon's tracking solution with Viz Virtual Studio allowing production teams to quickly deploy virtual sets with its precise camera lens calibration and accurate tracking abilities. Vicon's broadcast solution includes a brand new piece of software called Studio. This software helps deliver smooth, reliable and low latency camera tracks of a quality not seen before within the virtual studio arena. It requires minimal motion capture cameras and is delivered through an easy workflow; providing the virtual studio user with an exciting new solution. 

Developed especially for broadcast virtual set applications, Vicon Studio calibrates broadcast cameras and lenses in minutes and is fully compatible with Vizrt's Tracking Hub, the powerful configuration and control system for virtual studios. Vicon Studio also integrates with industry-standard lenses from Fujinon and Canon - to output a synchronised stream of data including camera position and focus plus zoom information from the lens.

As the popularity and complexity of virtual sets grows, accurate tracking plays an integral part of creating realism. Vicon's optical tracking solution will enable production teams to scale their virtual projects to include multiple studio cameras and props, all within the same Virtual environment. 

Gerhard Lang, Chief Engineering Officer at Vizrt, said: "Vicon has been an excellent development partner and their new tracking solution integrates seamlessly with Vizrt's Viz Virtual Studio solution. Vicon offers an extremely accurate system that is perfectly suited for fixed sets with multiple cameras and future proof even for 4K productions."   

On securing the partnership, Nick Bolton, CEO of Oxford Metrics, said: "We are very excited to partner with one of the most prominent and innovative players in the broadcast industry. We have worked very closely with the teams at Vizrt in order to deliver a powerful new tracking experience to production teams with Vicon Studio. This development, within the broadcast virtual arena, is a further testament to the continued innovation, strength and adaptability of our technology and we look forward to fortifying our relationship further with Vizrt."

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