Developed by a team of academics in Belgium, AZilPix, Studio.One, a brand new virtual camera system for live video capture and streaming, employs cost-effective, ultra-high resolution cameras with wide angle and/or fish eye lenses to capture every aspect of a live event from multiple angles.
The system is designed to integrate into a traditional or IP broadcast environment and blend seamlessly with virtual reality video production, making it ideal for remote Internet or broadcast live productions such as music concerts, sports events, and conferences.
As a founding partner in AZilPix, Axon has created an interface for Studio.One that allows the system's cameras to link to its cerebrum control and monitoring software. Axon is also assisting with sales and marketing for the broadcast market, where it sees significant possibilities for this exciting new technology.
Studio.One essentially consists of three tightly integrated components: camera, capture server, and processing software. The server ingests the raw, wide-angle video data from the cameras and allows recording and live processing of this data into one or more rectilinear views and a view mosaic. Although framing can be conducted live, a key advantage of this system is that framing can be carried out offline at the viewing or post-production stage.
Using software-based pan-tilt-zoom virtual camera cut-outs, a single operator can capture perfect shots from multiple vantage points - something that would normally require the skills of a small army of cameramen.