Camera Tracking

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Camera tracking system to easily integrate into any broadcast environment. Exceptional precision, robust and mobile, support both exterior and interior use with multiple cameras.





Main Features


Flexible camera-tracking solution with robust optical marker technology

Fast setup and simple operation with zTrack’s user friendly interface

Access to existing graphics pipelines – delivers tracking data toany broadcast graphic engines using its protocol (SDK available)

Integrated lens calibration with any lense type using zTrack calibration module

zTrack sends all tracking data with time-code using a single Cat6 Gigabit Ethernet cable that can easily be converted into fiber via standard media converters

Unlimited number of broadcast cameras is supported

• A ‘TrackPC’ is needed for all the cameras with a single ‘TrackPC+’ that includes the user interface on top of tracking


Main Camera Information

Supported Cameras: any digital broadcast cameras with HD-SDI monitoring SUPPORTED LENSES: all lens types are supported

Lens calibration:
– zLense HighPrecision Proprietary Calibration Procedurere storing and reinstallation from database
– recalibration: approximately 10 minutes after lens configuration change

Initial setup:
up to 5 hours marker installation (one time preparation)
up to 2 hours calibration per camera

Supported camera configurations: handheld, tripod, dolly, crane, Jib, pedestal, Technocrane, Steadicam, Libra Head, Ultimate/Russian Arm

Camera monitor feed is required during calibration only:
1080p@25, 1080p@30, 1080i@50, 1080i@60

Composite preview video to camera is available at zttrack +pc

Technical parameters

Camera tracking reinitialization is not time dependent

Delay: maximum 4 frames

Field of view: 360˚ flexibility with appropriately positioned marker

Camera tracking sensor unit

Configuration: 1 unit per broadcast camera

Mounting: flexible positioning, must be steady during operation

Power: either from camera or using Ethernet (max 4W, PoE Class 2, IEEE standard 802.3af)

Operation: distance from server is up to 2.000 m with fiber or 100 m with copper

Weight: approximately 250g

Server solution

zTrack PC and zTrackPC+

Configuration: one server per broadcast camera

Operating system: Linux-based custom OS

Application interface: running on zTrackPC+ (one per setup)

Location: rack-mounted – controlled over KVM

Mobile – OB Van


Ethernet data stream vith SDK


Studio setup: supported

Outdoor on-site setup: supported

Flexible marker positioning

▸ Flexible Marker Positioning


Hardware configuration

▸ HP z440 PC for each server (minimum configuration HP z440 L9K26UT with no OS and 16 GB RAM)

▸ 1 standard monitor per setup with keyboard/mouse

▸ 1 rigged Sensor Unit per camera

▸ 1 piece of calibration object per setup

▸ 1 still camera and SD card reader

▸ Set of markers (printed out from database according to need)

▸ PoE and Ethernet network

▸ Synchron generator or sync output from the switcher for genlock

▸ SDI switcher