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Bexel to Offer New 4K Dreamcatcher System


LR-Evertz_DreamcatcherGraphic copyBexel has purchased two Dreamcatcher systems from Evertz, which will serve as the cornerstone of the rental company’s new turnkey 4K packages for major sporting events or live production broadcasts.

Dreamcatcher allows a production team to capture an event from all angles. When 4K cameras are used, Dreamcatcher’s zoom capability lets broadcasters zero in on the action and extract an HD image from a larger 4K frame. This high-resolution zoom ability allows broadcasters to zoom in on close calls at sporting events. When used in conjunction with Evertz’ tracking feature, the 4K zoom functionality creates a unique replay experience.

“Dreamcatcher will be available to our customers as part of a customized solution that will deliver an elegant, streamlined 4K package that can be integrated into a sports production easily, and play a key role in providing 4K replay for live events,” explained Tom Dickinson, CTO of Bexel. “Dreamcatcher is a great storytelling tool that employs state-of-the-art technology to allow broadcasters to use 4K to its fullest extent on an HD production.”

“Dreamcatcher allows an audience to experience an event like never before, and we know that it will make a perfect addition to Bexel’s offerings,” said Joe Cirincione, Evertz’ VP sales, U.S. sports and entertainment.

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Vicon Introduces Mobile Mocap at SIGGRAPH

Motion capture systems developer Vicon is previewing a futuristic new “Mobile Mocap” technology at SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver. Moving mocap out of the lab and into the field, Vicon's Mobile Mocap system taps several new technologies, many years in the making. At the heart of Mobile Mocap is a very small lipstick-sized camera that enables less obtrusive, more accurate facial animation data. The new cameras capture 720p (1280X720) footage at 60 frames per second. In addition, a powerful processing unit synchronizes, stores, and wirelessly transmits the data, all in a tiny wearable design.

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