The robotic cameras are automatically controlled by ChyronHego Tracab data |
Brighton and Hove Albion FC has installed a series of high-quality robotic cameras at Falmer Stadium that automatically film wide-angle footage of matches for post-game video analysis.
The cameras use real-time tracking data from ChyronHego’s Tracab to accurately follow the action on the pitch. The cameras automatically adjust the zoom and focus to keep the players in the frame at all times.
The system at Brighton is from Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) and called Polycam Player. There are seven robotic cameras mounted in very high up positions around the stadium. Each is in a fully waterproof casing, which can tilt and roll around the full 360-degrees.
Within each robotic pod is an Nikon DSLR camera that can deliver “extremely high image quality, even in poorly lit locations,” according to MRMC.
At Brighton, there are two robotic pods mounted high behind both goals, and another three cameras at the very top of one side of the stadium.