Ncam announced that it has partnered with global camera rental company VER to supply its camera tracking and virtual production technology alongside VER’s existing roster of digital cameras and grip equipment.
VER has 32 offices across North America and Europe and combines the expertise of Vince Pace and Fletcher Camera.
Ncam provides a system for previsualizing effects-heavy scenes on set or on location. By tracking the moves of the camera and lens in all dimensions, in real time, Ncam allows the director and DP to see what the finished scene will look like through the viewfinder. It means fine details like eyelines and reactions can be captured live, making for a much more natural result as well as saving time and cost in post.
“Ncam is exactly the type of technology we like to provide our clients and have been providing through our Cineverse division,” said Vince Pace, ASC. “The system is very accurate, providing absolutely precise tracking even on Steadicam. It’s also very fast to set up with a sensor bar that attaches to the camera and a single computer cable. We are already placing it on significant projects, like Independence Day 2.”
“We are delighted that VER has decided to collaborate with Ncam into the exciting world of virtual production,” said Nic Hatch, CEO of Ncam. “They obviously have a tremendous network in the entertainment industry and they also have a wonderful, forward-looking view on the technology.”