ZEISS CinCraft Scenario -
Introducing the world’s most flexible camera tracking system
Meet the only real-time camera tracking system that works indoors and outdoors, on film sets, with green and blue screens and in LED volumes. That uses natural markers, reflective markers, and even digital markers on LED screens. That provides camera tracking data for real-time use and records it for post-production. And that integrates lens characteristics to skip the cumbersome lens calibration process. Meet ZEISS CinCraft Scenario.
ZEISS CinCraft Scenario works in natural environments, on classical film sets, with green and blue screens and in LED volumes. With distinct operating modes that excel in different places, users can easily choose the mode that is best suited for their project. No other system has this flexibility.
ZEISS CinCraft Scenario provides camera tracking data for use in all major applications – no matter if it is for real-time or post-production workflows – adding yet another layer of flexibility.
ZEISS CinCraft Scenario introduces a user experience designed to match the film crew's workflow. It works with regular off-the-shelf equipment and is natively compatible with major camera and lens encoder systems to provide all the data the system needs to track properly.
ZEISS CinCraft Scenario comes as a combination of several hardware and software components. Users can configure the system to match their needs or choose one of four pre-configured bundles for different demands.
The camera-mounted camera bar captures raw data via the Scenario software. It's small, lightweight and includes an integrated IR emitter and synchronization technology to allow for tracking in different environments.
1. Right Imager
2. IR Projector
3. RGB Sensor
4. Left Imager
5. IR LEDs (10)
6. IMU Sensors (inside device)
7. BNC Sync Connector
8. USB-C Connector
9. Serial Connector
The system’s center piece runs the Scenario software to set up and perform camera tracking. It aggregates raw data from CinCraft CamBar, computes position and movement in real-time and can save this data for post-production.
2. Ethernet Connectors for CinCraft Link and LAN
3. USB 2.0 Ports
4. Display and HDMI Ports
5. Power In
6. Power Button
8. SDI Video Out BNC Connector
9. SDI Video In BNC Connector
10. Encoders Port
11. CamBar Serial Port
12. CamBar USB-C Port
The small and lightweight device receives raw data from CamBar and transmits it over a wired network connection to Origin which is setup elsewhere. It can be rigged on the main camera instead of the Origin and helps keep the tracking hardware’s footprint to a minimum.
1. Status LED
2. Sync BNC In
4. Ethernet Connector for CinCraft Origin
5. Power In
6. Encoders Port
7. CamBar Port
8. CamBar USB-C Port
9. Sync BNC Out
10. Power Indicator
ZEISS CinCraft Scenario is composed of several modular software components. Users can pick exactly what they need for their task at hand. The components are available as licenses on a one week, one month or one year basis.
The base software that operates the CinCraft Scenario system. It aggregates info received from CamBar to compute position and movement in real-time. It requires very little setup time and is plug and play when used with CinCraft Virtual Lens Packages.
Wrangler records real-time tracking data and camera and lens metadata on the CinCraft Origin's internal drive. Data is recorded with a proprietary file format (herd file) that can be extracted using CinCraft Export.
Export is a separate, free of charge software running on the VFX artists’ workstations. It translates recorded herd files into formats readable by most common post-production VFX software (Nuke, Maya, Unreal, etc.).
UE Connect provides an easy-to-configure interface to Unreal Engine, enabling the use of real-time tracking data provided by CinCraft Scenario. UE Connect is available for free via the Epic Marketplace.
Find events where you can get a live demo of CinCraft Scenario and talk to our experts.
August 8-10 (Exhibitions)
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
RAI Amsterdam | Sony Booth, Hall 13
October 6 & 7
Trilith Studios Atlanta
Jio World Convention Centre