Zero Density’s new Traxis Platform aims to lower barriers to entry for virtual production by ditching long calibration times, distracting markers, and latency errors.
Busy times on the Zero Density stand at IBC (7.B01), with a variety of displays and demonstrations taking place every 30 minutes and the first time anyone has been able to get their eyes on the company’s new Traxis Platform.
This, announced last month, is an interesting new turnkey solution designed to make high-precision tracking on virtual productions easier than ever. Featuring different capabilities for camera tracking, talent tracking, and tracking control, the Traxis Platform enables access to photoreal virtual graphics — all while eliminating some of the traditional barriers to such technology such as long calibration times, distracting markers, and expensive latency errors.
The Traxis Camera Tracking system offers exceptional precision with an accuracy of up to 0.2 mm and ultra-low latency of just six milliseconds. On a virtual production, this ensures continuous calibration and seamless real-time results, so that every camera move that happens on set is reflected in the virtual world without delay.
For talent tracking, the Traxis platform includes an AI-powered system that can identify multiple actors within a 3D environment at once. The Talent Tracking system first uses AI to extract the actor’s 3D location from the image in real-time, then sends the data to Reality Engine to create accurate reflections, refractions and virtual shadows of the actor in 3D space. The technology is completely markerless, which streamlines setup and maintenance, and means actors no longer need to be distracted by wearables or beacons that make it harder to perform.
Sitting at the heart of the Traxis platform is the Traxis Hub, a comprehensive tool that manages both tracking and lens calibration data. Compatible with all industry-standard tracking protocols, the hub brings together all available tracking and lens data into a centralized interface, significantly reducing setup time. The hub has a library of the most commonly used broadcast lenses, enabling quick and easy calibration.
"Traxis isn't simply a tracking platform. It's a meticulously crafted solution aimed at enhancing workflows, increasing tracking quality and minimizing ownership costs,” comments Amir Hochfeld, Chief Product Officer at Zero Density.
Tags: Virtual Production