Shotoku Broadcast Systems is touting a new range of manual tracked camera cranes for use on virtual and augmented reality production.

Graphica, developed in partnership with the crane manufacturer CamMate, calculates positional data output from embedded physical rotary encoders that have been designed specifically for VR applications.

Said to be free of the jitters, external markers, and area limitations often associated with other positional tracking systems, Shotoku encoders process data via the SPI interface to provide real-time data output, in the studio or on location.

The crane also has a SPi-Touch origin reset and 2-Point calibration function.

Seven models of varying lengths are being made available.

Tony Hanada, managing director of Shotoku, said: “Graphica rounds-out our VR range and will allow customers and integrators to source any VR tracking solution from Shotoku.”

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