project specification

RD 1003

An autonomous camera robot for live productions.

Specifications

Size (h/w/d)80 x 257 x 158 mm
Weight6.5 kg
Payload15 kg
Range360° pan, +/-60° tilt
Max speed180 ° / sec
Min speed0.02 ° / sec
Resolution< 0.0002 °
Noisecompletely silent
LENS MOTORS
Size (h/w/d)108 x 48 x 23 mm
Weight195g
Supply24 V V (through the cable from the head)
PROCESSING UNIT
Size2U compact rack
Weight10 kg
SoftwareSV4RD-1003
ConnectionsRJ45 to Head
SDI in (25 to 60) fps 1080
SDI loop through
RJ45 to Interface PC

Overview

After framing their subject, operators can select a pre-defined or custom camera operation style that will then automagically adjust tracking zones, looking direction space and other standard cinematography metrics. For pre-programmed interview set-ups you can use preset positions to help locate and frame subjects like with any all-in-one PTZ setup. This is particularly useful for staged events or interview situations where space is limited.

The person recognition and identification pipeline is built upon state-of-the-art neural networks and makes sure that every robot is robust to the appearance of multiple people and oclusions, always keeping track of the person of interest. Optimization techniques and predictive algorithms are used in order to produce a smooth continuous tracking for a variety of situations varying from conferences to sport events.

Each system consists of a remote head, three lens motors and a powerful processing unit in a 2u rack

Head
The robotic head included in the autonomous cameraman solution is one-of-a-kind. It is the most versatile and accurate, fully silent pan-tilt head, suitable for any type of production ranging from operas and theaters to highly dynamic sports. With integrated controllers and lens motor cabling, it is the most elegant robotic solution for any mobile or static production. It can be mounted on tripods, rails or jibs and fits most professional broadcast cameras but also all other cameras.

Lens motors
The custom lens control units are  extremely accurate and absolutely silent. They can adjust focus zoom and iris with submillimeter precision on  the lens ring, outperforming the accuracy of any camera operator. At the touch of a single button the units automatically determine soft and hard  limits on a lens ring while mapping them to absolute lens parameters such as opening angle, focus plane and aperture.

Processing unit
A 2U rack mount computer is included in the solution. Featuring the latest generation intel processor and NVIDIA GPU, the computer is used to run  the automation software in full harmony with the robotic head and motor units.

Software
After framing their subject, operators can select a pre-defined or custom camera operation style that will then automagically adjust tracking zones, looking direction space and other standard cinematography metrics. For pre-programmed interview set-ups you can use preset positions to help locate and frame subjects like with any all-in-one PTZ setup. This is particularly useful for staged events or interview situations where space is limited.

Via a web based user interface the user has  the ability to remotely control multiple cameras straight from a single multiviewer interface. The Seervision UI is a user-friendly full-screen control solution, which allows a remote operator to physically control the robot.

References

Describes the components of the system, and the individual specifications.

https://www.seervision.com

Describes the product, the software, and includes the prices.

https://www.seervision.com