The cancellation of NAB 2020 caused the broadcast industry to scramble for new ways to reach customers, partners, the media, and analysts. In mid-March, the Panasonic Pro Video team approached DisruptAR about creating a fully virtual event to stream online. The engineering team at DisruptAR was already working on an Unreal Engine plugin to integrate the tracking data from the AW-UE150 Professional PTZ camera. As a result, the two projects fit together perfectly.
Producing augmented reality, virtual sets, and VP productions used to require a big investment. High-end cameras and lenses, expensive camera tracking systems, proprietary rendering software, and expensive servers. We want to help change that. DisruptAR is excited to release a plugin for the Panasonic AW-UE150 PTZ camera and the Unreal Engine.
This plugin receives Free-D tracking data from the Panasonic AW-UE150 and applies those values to a cinema camera in your Unreal project. Position as well as pan, tilt and zoom data from the camera are currently enabled with focus data coming soon.