‘Egripment Xtreme T10 Encoded’ for the IBC HQ Studio for German ARD & ZDF
Egripment is proud to announce, that the Xtreme T10 Encoded telescopic crane plays the key role in the German broadcaster ARD & ZDF within their camera and graphic concept for the presentation of Augmented Reality in the daily live broadcast from the UEFA Euro 2016 in Paris, France.
Egripment delivers the full service of a rental of the crane as well as the calibration service and onsite operation of a fully encoded Egripment Xtreme T10. The crane delivers superior real time tracking data in combination with the Vizrt Render Engines, provided and operated by one of the leading companies of international sports graphics ‘deltatre’.
The tracking solutions of the Egripment Xtreme T10 ensures, that all obtained data from the crane, as well as the lens information and deformation data is delivered in a simple data stream for deltatre’s render engines running the latest VIZRT Virtual Studio with Tracking Hub. The tracking protocol further simplifies the redundancy for of the Datastream in case of an unlikely event of a render engines failure and seamless switch over to the backup system, as all data is delivered as fully processed protocol to available engines within the network.
The Egripment Xtreme T10 uses a so called mechanical tracking, operating independently from any visual targeting or such. Therefore, the operation of the crane is identical and at the same as flexible as a normal crane operation, used in a non-Augmented Reality application.
Prior to the studio installation at the Euro 2016 IBC in Paris, the technicians and engineers of both, deltatre as well the TV Broadcaster tested the performance of the Egripment setup and service in depth and were impressed by the simple workflow and quality which the setup delivers.
The Xtreme T10 is one of the latest products of Egripment, utilized with an additional encoder package with tracking interface as well as the well-known 306 Encoded Remote Head.
One major advantage of the Xtreme T10 is its maximum arm reach of 7.50 m (24.6ft), in relation to the compact overall operational length of only 9.70 m (31.7ft). This ensures that the crane arm can reach almost every spot within the studio, delivering maximum flexibility, at a minimum footprint and demand for operational space. Thanks to the ultra-stiff carbon fibre design, the arm swings as solid as a rock, with a minimum of weight.