Nikon today announces that it will exhibit its remote camera system at IBC 2014, one of the biggest broadcasting conventions, and at the world’s leading imaging show, Photokina 2014.
This remote camera system has been developed by Nikon and Mark Robots Motion Control (MRMC) as professional equipment for the imaging industry. It uses Nikon’s digital camera and imaging solutions and MRMC’s robotic heads. MRMC, as a leading designer and manufacturer of quality motion control products, collaborated with Nikon to offer photographers, videographers and broadcasters the flexibility to shoot from remote, almost impossible, locations and to record real time action in both still and video format. With this system, one operator can shoot images with several cameras at once using multi camera control software.
Nikon has been working with MRMC in the UK for some time, allowing professional photographers to use remote systems set up at major sporting events such as Wimbledon and The Open Golf Championship, as well as at some of the world’s other big sporting events.
Earlier this year the partners installed a bespoke remote set-up using Nikon D-SLR cameras in the London Live studio, the first 24-hour entertainment TV channel dedicated to London. The studio operates a fully automated set-up using the Nikon D4 and Nikon D800 cameras and a nine axis, state of the art, custom-made robotic arm to produce the desired full-frame 35mm cinematic effect. The project was a great success, providing a cost effective solution. It maximized the superior image quality and flexibility of the Nikon system and the precision that comes with the robotic system. Remote camera systems have also been installed at a factory and a museum, and have the potential to be used well beyond this.
IBC 2014 is open to the public from 12 to 16 September 2014, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Nikon will exhibit robotic heads in a Polycam set up. Multiple synchronised robotic heads will demonstrate the use of a visual tracking device to automatically track a moving subject from multiple angles. Polycam is a unique, cost effective solution that allows a small production team to cover an event from multiple angles through the use of the Nikon/MRMC robotic camera system.
Photokina 2014 is open to the public from 16 to 21 September 2014, in Cologne, Germany. In addition to the London Live robotic system, a smaller remote camera system with a robotic head for still images will be displayed at the venue.
About Mark Roberts Motion Control Ltd.
MRMC designs and manufactures motion control equipment for the TV and film industry. Mark Roberts Motion Control rigs are now the de facto systems used around the world for feature films, music videos and commercials. The company’s products are highly regarded and have won an academy award for technical achievement. www.mrmoco.com
A full schedule of speakers and activity at Photokina is available atwww.nikonlife.eu.