Brainstorm and Spidercam provide enhanced AR for live sports and events

Brainstorm has announced a collaboration with Spidercam to further develop augmented reality content for sports and other events in large spaces. The real-time 3D graphics company and the manufacturer of cable camera systems and cable robotic projects provide a combination for any live production project that requires large scenarios and accurate graphics insertion.

InfinitySet, Brainstorm’s virtual set and augmented reality solution, performs at its best by using the camera view plus the tracking data provided by the different Spidercam systems. Such systems not only provide creative camera angles, but by using InfinitySet for adding advanced, real-time 3D AR content, allows for new and impressive ways to deliver Sports and other live events’ content to a worldwide audience.

“Brainstorm seems the perfect combination for Spidercam,” said Jan Peters, CEO of Spidercam. “The camera angles and flies Spidercam provide can also be enhanced with the real-time 3D augmented reality graphics by InfinitySet, providing an enhanced storytelling to impress an increasingly demanding audience”.

Brainstorm and Spidercam enjoy a considerable track record of mutual co-operation and have successfully deployed installations in events such as the coverage of the WWE season, including Royal Rumble and other events. With the advanced rendering capabilities of Brainstorm’s InfinitySet, including the Combined Render Engine with Unreal Engine, real-time ray tracing or PBR materials, the photorealistic results provided can be as real as reality itself.

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