Portable, multi-camera solution lets a single operator record sports events from multiple camera positions


Nikon Group company MRMC has launched its latest automated multi-camera system, the Polycam One.

Designed for live sports filming, the Polycam One is billed as a portable, multi-camera workflow solution that gives a single operator the ability to record a match from multiple camera positions.

Polycam One maps out the playing area and the locations of up to 12 robotic cameras. The camera operator follows the action with the main camera, while Polycam One controls the additional robotic cameras, following the focus of the main camera. These can provide complimentary shots, such as a wide or high tactical view, which can be used for highlights, replays or adjudication.

The robotic cameras are IP connected, allowing the operator, or an additional remote operator, to adjust and control them in real time.

Polycam One can be set up in venues where conventional camera positions are not available, such as smaller or temporary venues that may not have the infrastructure to support automated tracking solutions.

MRMC managing director Assaff Rawner said: “Polycam One is an ideal solution to adding more camera angles to what would normally be a single camera operation. Its innovative design means it can easily be deployed, configured and operated by one person and, with our robotic heads providing up to 12 additional cameras, gives you more options for capturing the action.”