PRODUCTS

STYPE KIT – 3D VIRTUAL STUDIO AND AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM

 

OVERVIEW

With the Stype kit, you can turn the industry standard camera crane – Stanton Jimmy Jib – into an encoded crane capable of data tracking and virtual output to industry’s leading render engines. Precise coordinates of the camera head in 3D space are tracked and sent to render engines such as Vizrt, Orad or Marketgraph. Using this positional data, any computer generated objects or animations can seamlessly be added to a real life set – thus creating an augmented reality set. This principle can also be used with a green or blue screen for virtual studio sets.





Unprecedented data delivery

Another unmatched feature of the Stype kit is its ability to automatically aim and focus the point in 3D space. This feature comes in extremely useful when working with the virtual graphics because it allows the crane operator to aim and focus on an object that isn’t physically present in studio. You will experience a significant return on investment (ROI) using our system. Being able to use augmented graphics or a virtual studio with green/blue screen makes the physical studio space extremely reusable since the only thing that has to be changed are the computer graphics.

3D virtual studio and augmented reality system
3D virtual studio and augmented reality system

Creative control for your show

Using the Stype kit you will get the ultimate creative control for your live TV broadcasts. Sit back and relax while the Stype kit effortlessly and reliably feeds the virtual studio applications with surgically precise positional data of the camera in 3D space. With this major technical issue out of the way you can now focus on other creative aspects of the show. Tracking data received from the Stype kit involves X/Y positional data, height data, along with the pan, tilt, zoom and focus data.

3D virtual studio and augmented reality system
3D virtual studio and augmented reality system

Add to production value

Move the camera in 3D space without limitations and create breathtaking shots which, incorporated with virtual and augmented reality elements, will surely raise the production value of your show and engage your audience in a compelling way. Easily transform your ordinary studio into a 3D virtual studio system and use it as a virtual studio with green/blue screen or simply implement computer graphics and animations directly in the real life set thus creating an augmented reality set.

3D virtual studio and augmented reality system
3D virtual studio and augmented reality system



CONSOLE

Black waterproof aluminum housing guarantees the longevity of the console and makes it suitable for work in various environments and conditions. LED emitting buttons serve both for communication with the user and aesthetic appearance of the console especially in darker studios.

KEY FEATURES



    • INDUSTRY STANDARD

Works with industry standard camera crane – Stanton Jimmy Jib USA

    • PRECISE

It is able to send calculated positions of camera CCD chip position and orientation or just RAW encoder data

    • VERSATILE

It takes into consideration pan angle, tilt angle, roll angle, travel on dolly, zoom focus angles.

    • STAND ALONE SYSTEM

Doesn’t require any additional equipment such as special floor surfaces, sensors, markers, or even green or blue screens

    • REAL TIME DATA OUTPUT

All encoder positions are processed within 1 msec providing no lag or delay while sending files towards the graphic system

    • AUTOMATIC AIMING AND FOCUSING

Aiming and focusing process can be fully automated. No more out-of-focus images while you swing the arm. Try zooming in completely!



Just Imagine what you could do with it

Paul Slater, director at Fox sports Australia talks about the Stype kit and its augmented reality capabilities

In this interview Paul Slater, director at Fox sports Australia, talks about their new NRL season and how they used the Stype kit in combination with Vizrt to achieve some amazing augmented reality visuals for their real time studio shows.

“We looked at the Stype system, it was a fantastic price for something that was costing ten times more from companies that have been doing this in the past.”

The Stype kit, together with an encoded Stanton Jimmy Jib camera crane, provided Fox sports Australia 3D virtual/augmented reality studio capabilities while Vizrt delivered astonishing 3D computer graphics and animations.

“We’ve been really surprised and really happy with how well it worked and everybody who sees it is amazed by its results.”



Innovative technology behind the augmented reality set

Andrew Moss, Vizrt graphics manager, explains how an augmented reality set is achieved and shows basic principles behind automatic aiming and focusing. Andrew also discusses the technology used to create and utilize these advanced graphics for purposes of engaging the Fox sports audience in an innovative way.

We’re working with the company called StypeGRIP who provided us with the kit – Stype kit that goes onto the standard Stanton Jimmy crane, delivers us data – pan, tilt and arm positional data that we can replicate then inside Vizrt. Additional features assist less experienced jib operators to deliver a great shot every time – automatic aiming feature is fantastic”



Possible areas of application

Possible areas of application for the Stype kit are (but not limited to): Talk shows, Live news, Election news, Sportcasts, Game shows. It can be utilized to achieve engaging visuals for the audience and create compelling TV shows.

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Technical specification

AUTO AIMINGYES
AUTO FOCUSINGYES
CANON LENSES
DIGITAL PROTOCOL
YES
FUJINON LENSES
DIGITAL PROTOCOL
YES
RECALIBRATION TIME
AFTER POWER UP
UNDER 30 SEC
KIT WEIGHT12KG
HEAD MAX PAYLOAD22,6KG
DOLLYTRAVEL ON TRACKS
CAMERA TILT ANGLE360 DEGREES
CAMERA PAN ANGLE360 DEGREES
ZOOM ENCODER
RESOLUTION
~7,000 PULSES
HEAD MAX SPEED90 DEGREES PER SEC
RAMPING MODESEXPONENTIAL, AVERAGING,
ACCELERATION LIMIT
ENCODER INPUT: 8
CHANNELS
PAN, TILT, ROLL / EXT. ENCODER,
ZOOM, FOCUS, DOLLY


For detailed technical specifications please refer to the Stype kit’s datasheet ››

See What else is included

The Stype kit package contains everything necessary for converting your old camera crane into a powerful encoded crane capable of 3D camera tracking for virtual studio or augmented reality applications. In this package we also ship 1x digital cable for Canon or Fujion ENG lenses, 1x tilt cable, 2x focus&iris motor cables. Console comes with a holder which makes it easy to mount on the camera crane.

DIGITAL BREAKOUT BOX

DIGITAL BREAKOUT BOX

SERVOMOTORS

SERVOMOTORS

POWER SUPPLY

POWER SUPPLY

STRONG CASE

STRONG CASE



Watch how we utilized the Stype kit for augmented reality shows and more

Hourouf Wa Oulouf Show

Rugby HQ 2013

Auto aim&focus test

Be Creative!
the Stype kit
Final thoughts
Frank
“The level of performance has been tested in professional broadcasting productions, to make sure the performance is satisfying – and it is even more than that.” - Frank Brusselman Eurogrip Belgium
Stjepan
“For the last 4 years our team worked hard to achieve something what seemed impossible. As a result we present you the Stype kit.” - Stjepan Čajić Inventor of the system
Paul-Slater
“We’ve been really surprised and really happy with how well it worked and everybody who sees it is amazed by its results.” - Paul Slater Fox sports Australia
Andrew-Moss
“Additional features assist less experienced jib operators to deliver a great shot every time – automatic aiming feature is fantastic” - Andrew Moss Vizrt graphics manager