ARD and ZDF in Xtreme AR for EURO 2016 studio
The Egripment Xtreme T10 Encoded telescopic crane is playing a key role for the German broadcasters ARD and ZDF, within their camera and graphic concept for the presentation of augmented reality in daily live broadcasts from the UEFA Euro 2016 in Paris.
Egripment delivers the full service of a crane rental as well as the calibration service and onsite operation of a fully encoded Egripment Xtreme T10. The crane delivers superior realtime tracking data in combination with Vizrt Render Engines, provided and operated by one of the leading companies in international sports graphics deltatre.
The tracking solution of the Egripment Xtreme T10 ensures that all captured 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 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 mechanical tracking, operating independently from any visual targeting. 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.