Graphica VR/AR Crane Series Launched

2017. 03. 01

Shotoku Broadcast Systems is proud to announce Graphica. The Graphica Series is the fusion of superb Shotoku VR technology and the engineering know-how of prestigious crane maker, CamMate. The result is a range of manual virtual / augmented reality (VR / AR) tracked camera cranes with industry-leading tracking capabilities in a package that is portable, scalable, stable and, most importantly, repeatable. Graphica calculates positional data output from embedded physical rotary encoders designed specifically for VR applications. Free of the jitters, external markers, and area limitations often associated with other positional tracking systems, Shotoku encoders seamlessly process data via the SPI interface to provide real-time data output, in the studio or on location.

The SPi-Touch origin reset and 2-Point calibration function adds another level of convenience and high production flexibility. A true set-and-forget system, complete calibration is needed only once and can be achieved in 20 seconds. SPi-Touch comes standard on every model.

Suitable for all types of production, 7 models of varying lengths are available to create dynamic camerawork in the smallest studios or the largest of outdoor sporting events. Custom-made carry cases for easy transport are included with every purchase.

Tony Hanada, managing director of Shotoku commented, "We are excited to partner with CamMate, a respected manufacturer known for their dedication to quality performance. The Graphica range represents the best of both our companies and NAB is the ideal event to reveal it to demanding professionals that attend the show seeking the most advanced and reliable technology available. Graphica rounds-out our VR range and will allow customers and integrators to source any VR tracking solution from Shotoku."

Linda Mitchell, president of CamMate, commented, “CamMate is delighted that Shotoku is bringing its advanced VR technology to our crane for the Graphica product line. We feel both brands will have an even stronger position in the global arena with this outstanding new offering.”