Augmented reality

A new automatic cameraman tripod system lets athletes, parents, and filmmakers get video footage of the action without needing someone to hold a camera, the developer says, as it automatically keeps the camera pointed towards the subject.
The San Antonio, Texas company says the Soloshot “turns almost any camera into an automatic tracking camera” — and they make the entire product themselves. The system consists of a tripod base and a small waterproof sensor on an armband. “Simply mount a camera to the tripod base and slide the armband on to the subject,’ the company says. “After an easy pairing sequence, the base automatically rotates as needed to continually keep the camera pointed at the subject wearing the armband.” The $479 Soloshot will track and film moving subjects at speeds as fast as 140 mph and at distances up to 2000 feet. Its maximum rotating speed is 40 degrees per second.
In this episode of the DIMAcast, cofounder Scott Taylor tells us of the long days that went into making the device, and how photographers and videographers are using it now.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm PDT

Augmented reality

Pop-up books become PopAR — augmented realty
Augmented reality combines cameras, computers, connectivity, and displays to overlay information and graphics — or in this case, to help kids learn and have fun.
Scott Jochim is the CEO of Digital Tech Frontier, where he has built on his ten years of technology work in the education industry to develop new augmented reality tools that read images and to trigger new experiences onscreen for kids with PopAR: augmented books that work with smart phones and webcam-equipped PCs.

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Editor, The 6Sight Future of Imaging Report
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Host of the Imaging Executive Podcast - imagingexec.com
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Direct download: DIMAcast_302_Pop-up_books_and_Augmented_Reality_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:33pm PDT


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