(Paris, France--September 8, 2014) SolidAnim, a leader in the development of on-set virtual tracking equipment and visualization software, is introducing a new version of SolidTrack, combined with its motion capture solution, at IBC 2014.
SolidAnim will showcase the simultaneous combination of its real-time camera tracking system with its motion capture system, the only company in the industry to do so to date. The motion capture can be integrated with SolidTrack plus virtual landscapes and ICG.
In addition, SolidAnim's SolidTrack system will be demonstrated on the Hybrid TV stand (9.C33). Hybrid TV manufactures virtual reality, virtual set and robotics solutions.
SolidTrack is a real time camera tracking solution for recording camera moves and data logging of camera moves on the virtual set. This simple yet versatile markerless camera tracking system for the film and broadcast industries addresses virtual production needs. SolidTrack's flexibility allows filmmakers to shoot both indoors and outdoors with the same high quality results.
SolidTrack brings a revolutionary approach providing a more ergonomic and intuitive solution dedicated to camera tracking and visualization of complex VFX shots, dealing with green screen compositing, 3D rendering, and complex camera moves. Producers achieve greater control of VFX budgets and timescales, minimizing wastage and ensuring efficient delivery from previz to the final movie or television show. Compared to traditional shooting methods producers save approximately 30% time on a film or television show utilizing SolidTrack.
SolidTrack's new features now provide a wireless version, an even smaller, lighter survey camera, and compatibility with Linux.
SolidAnim also has motion capture systems that meet the highest demands in terms of capture (body, face, both combined in performance capture, real-time, multi characters up to 10 actors simultaneously), based on innovative technology and years of team experience with mocap. SolidAnim has also developed its eye tracking solution to give virtual characters more realism.
SolidAnim's systems have been utilized on Martin Scorsese's Hugo Cabret and the recently Emmy-nominated Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey produced by FOX, as well as other productions such as Da Vinci's Demons series, Linkers and Cafard.
SolidAnim was founded in 2007 by Isaac Partouche and its two co-founders Jean-François Szlapka and Emmanuel Linot who put together their different skills in VFX, Animation and Cinema fields to build a highly efficient and passionate team.
The company launched SolidTrack, an innovative real time camera tracking solution for fitting to virtual production needs. The solution has built a reputation for building simple yet versatile markerless camera tracking systems for the film and broadcast industries, growing into a multi-faceted business.