By delivering synchronized video data and depth data, the camera will permit video images to be manipulated in the same way as CGI. Work by project partners will allow CGI models to be animated “with all the naturalism of real actors and real locations”. It is presented by Thomas Hach.
Dr Johannes Steurer, Arri’s principal research & development engineer, explained: “Even though it is still a prototype we are confident that the post production industry will be highly interested in the new possibilities this technology offers. Compositing, color grading, keying and many more post tasks can be facilitated by our new camera.
“It provides cutting-edge, high resolution RGB images with fully synchronized depth maps, where both are taken through the same lens and hence feature a parallax-free 3D image of the scene.”
View Arri's timetable at IBC Big Screen