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The Future

Of Visual Storytelling

Pixotope is an open software-based solution for rapidly creating virtual studios, augmented reality (AR), driving LED Volumes/extended reality (XR), and on-air graphics.

It utilizes powerful commodity hardware and is specifically designed to connect with partner technologies and external data sources.

3D Real-time

Tracking Solutions

Pixotope Camera Tracking is used world wide across broadcast, film, exhibitions, and sports events. With more than 20 years of experience in tracking for real-time visual effects and Virtual Production, Pixotope Camera Tracking is unique in the market as the only system that covers all types of tracking methods, from mechanical to marker-based and TTL (through the lens) in a single software product.



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Free camera movement

Even for hand-held shots

Pixotope optical camera tracking systems accurately calculate the 3D position and orientation of the camera body itself. This enables any kind of camera movement within the tracking area, also suitable for hand-held cameras. The additional integration of pre-calibrated zoom lens data allows zoom and focus settings regardless of the camera movements.



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Works on any support system

Pixotope optical camera tracking systems measure the position and orientation of the camera body itself and work independently of the camera support system which is currently being applied.

Now, you can simply choose between using a tripod, pedestal, dolly, jib arm, crane, Steadicam or even a hand-held camera. Should you choose to switch to a new or rented support system to suit your clients’ needs.

There is no need to purchase an additional specialized support system, simply upgrade your existing one.



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  • Pixotope Tracking Fly Edition
  • Pixotope Tracking Complete Edition
  • Pixotope Tracking Studio Edition
  • Pixotope Tracking Complete Edition with GhosTrack

Pixotope Tracking Fly Edition

Pixotope Tracking Complete Edition

Pixotope Tracking Studio Edition

Pixotope Tracking Complete Edition with GhosTrack

Versatile real-time tracking solution that covers all types of tracking methods

Feature
Working Principle
Reference
Tracking Range
Support System
Degrees of Freedom
In- / Outdoor
Pixotope Studio
marker based
coded floor
limited
all
6 DoF (ptr, xyz) plus full optical properties of lens
✓ / ✓
Pixotope Complete
marker based
real features in natural environment + markers as needed
unlimited
all
6 DoF (ptr, xyz) plus full optical properties of lens
✓ / ✓
Pixotope Fly
markerless
real features in natural environment
unlimited
all
6 DoF (ptr, xyz) plus full optical properties of lens
✓ / ✓
Pixotope Complete with GhosTrack
GhostFrame
LED, invisible GhostFrame
unlimited
all
6 DoF (ptr, xyz) plus full optical properties of lens
✓ / ✓

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FAQs

What is camera tracking?

The 'Matchmove', or camera-tracking is a crucial task in the virtual production pipeline.

What is camera tracking used for?

Virtual production relies heavily on real-time camera tracking, which synchronizes live-action footage with the virtual camera so that 3D data and live-action footage can be seamlessly integrated.

What is the difference between optical and mechanical camera tracking?

With their long history of use in live broadcast AR, mechanical tracking systems are still considered to be dependable and are the mainstay of many sports and live events, especially in larger arenas.

However, mechanical systems can require significant setup time and they require regular realignment. It is also necessary for the camera rig to have a fixed origin from which the movement of the mechanism can be referenced, limiting flexibility. 

Optical camera tracking systems, on the other hand, can give far more freedom to move the camera around. Cameras with optical tracking can be moved freely; you can even use a steadicam. 

As the tracking sensor typically points upwards or downward rather than into the set, it is unaffected by studio conditions such as lighting configurations, reflections, and plain green screens. Setup can also be relatively quick and easy.

Is Pixotope Camera Tracking marker-based or markerless?

Pixotope offers both marker-based and markerless camera tracking solutions. 

Pixotope Tracking Studio Edition is a marker-based solution for tracking in studio environments. Featuring quick set-up and infra-red sensors, the Studio Edition is ideal for busy facilities.

Pixotope Tracking Complete Edition is our comprehensive tracking solution that can use a combination of natural objects and (if needed retro-reflective) markers to work in any environment. 

For more information, contact our team or book a demo today