ZEISS is using the occasion of SIGGRAPH 2023 to introduce CinCraft Scenario, a camera tracking system for use in real-time rendering engines for virtual production or live compositing. The CinCraft Scenario records the tracking data to be used live on the set and/or later in post-production, where it can help significantly optimize VFX workflows. The CinCraft Scenario system, built upon Ncam’s unique tracking technology, can be used in practically every environment, indoors and outdoors, on film sets, with green or blue screens and in LED volumes. This allows for tracking specially placed reflective markers – the industry standard – but also tracks features of the surroundings, like object edges. In addition, CinCraft Scenario also works with digital markers on LED walls that are invisible to the main camera.
Designed to work with regular off-the-shelf equipment, CinCraft Scenario is natively compatible with major camera and lens encoder systems to provide all the data the system needs to track properly. It is Plug and Play through ZEISS CinCraft lens data and takes advantage of the extensive ZEISS database of lens characteristics when used with ZEISS and ARRI/ZEISS cine lenses, thus eliminating the traditionally cumbersome lens mapping and calibration process. CinCraft Scenario comes as a combination of several hardware and software components so users can configure the system to match their needs or choose one of four pre-configured bundles for different demands. The system will be available through select dealers and the ZEISS CinCraft website by late Fall, 2023. For more information visit: zeiss.ly/cincraft-scenario
Note: For those able to visit SIGGRAPH, happening in Los Angeles, August 8-10, 2023, ZEISS will be conducting live demos in booth #730. If you are not already registered, use Code CAR1204 for free admission at this link: https://zeiss.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7725a9a90fb2f7107a4d3c6c8&id=229422847c&e=f9f87491b3