April 11, 2018
NAB 2018

Nikon Demos the Future of Robotics with the Polycam and Bolt High-Speed Cinebot

Let's talk robotics!

Nikon showcased a robotic camera system that boldly goes where no sports camera operator has gone before. It's called the Polycam Player and, through body and facial recognition technology, allows operators to robotically and remotely track teams, offense or defense, groups of players, or individual players. It's also seamlessly integrated into broadcast technology and can be used with pretty much any camera, including the Nikon D5.

The Bolt High-Speed Cinebot was also demonstrated at the Nikon booth, which, as you might know, is a robotic arm that allows operators to capture precise footage by programming specific camera moves. Though it can be used with virtually any camera, its true majesty is displayed when used with high-speed cameras, like a Phantom.

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Damn. Those robots could rip a person's head off so fast.

April 12, 2018 at 1:05AM, Edited April 12, 1:05AM

Dantly Wyatt
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