LONDON — Ncam Technologies (www.ncam-tech.com), a developer of realtime augmented reality technology for the media and entertainment industries, is showing the latest version of its camera tracking solution at NAB 209. Ncam Reality 2019.1 is a major new release that includes more than 80 new features as well as significant system optimization for improved performance and enhanced capabilities.
With the new release, Ncam adds support for the Extreme Camera Bar, an additional camera bar that enables users to track environments that are subject to dynamic lighting changes. This new bar is useful for productions using practical effects, explosions, moving lights and fast lighting changes.
Lens profiling and calibration of the original Ncam Reality camera bar has also been refined to improve tracking quality and speed up the setup process. The number of supported video capture cards has also increased with the addition of support for Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink SDI 4K video card, supplementing the existing support for AJA Corvid 44 and Kona 4 video cards.
“This new release offers smart and efficient solutions to many of the common challenges faced by AR users, as well as providing a raft of new features that will greatly enhance AR projects, whether for VFX pre-visualization, realtime VFX, virtual production, or live, real-time broadcast graphics,” says Nic Hatch, CEO of Ncam. “We’re excited to demonstrate these new capabilities at NAB and show visitors what is now possible with photo-realistic augmented reality graphics.”
At NAB, Ncam will also release an update to its Unreal Engine and VizRT Unreal Engine plug-in, which now supports UE 4.21/UE 4.22, the latest build of the Epic Games Unreal Engine.