Camera control

For inhabited television broadcasts, eRENA prototyped a specialised real-time camera control interface to allow coherent transmissions to be created with virtual cameras. This interface enables an operator to direct cameras in a multitude of ways including allowing a specific target to be kept in shot, pre-setting positions, and using in the style of flying vehicles. Compound manipulations of the camera can be specified and camera adjustments can be pre-programmed and stored for later recall. As used in Out of this World and Avatar Farm, the camera control interface ensured a fluid and complex shooting style which could be rehearsed, re-worked and rolled out with great flexibility.

MRL at University of Nottingham

More information:
Production and Management

Concept and software:
Ian Taylor, Chris Greenhalgh a.o.