Stage Precision has released SP version 1.1.0. This updated software introduces a variety of features and integrations.
One of the features of SP version 1.1.0 is its Camera Calibration. Recently trialled on a project for the Gamers 8 event in Saudi Arabia.
“We’ve made it much simpler and faster to calibrate a lens profile and align a tracking system,” explained Axel Lambrecht, CTO of Stage Precision. “This will further reduce reliance on manual measurements and enable much of the camera and lens calibration workflows to be handled offsite, allowing more time for fine-tuning onset and much faster setup times.”
Additionally, the SP version 1.1.0 introduces tools for focusing cameras on known points. The AR workflow technology recently proved its worth at the Bank of America Stadium when the Famous Group, pioneered the use of SP camera calibration tools for the Carolina Panthers’ pre-season opener. Using the stadium’s jumbo LED displays as calibration boards.
According to Lambrecht, “This development marks a huge advancement in conventional stadium tracking and calibration on a large scale and represents not just a technological feat but also a visionary step toward redefining the future of stadium experiences.”
Other enhancements include a Screen Reposition feature: “By utilising a well-calibrated lens profile and tracking system, SP can now calculate the position and orientation of screens or LED walls based on camera images,” explained Lambrecht. “This will help streamline workflows for professionals in the live event, studio and virtual production industries.”
The updated release also includes native support for OptiTrack Camera Technology. For the lower resolution 3D person and object tracking requirements found in live events, theatre and immersive installations, this integration enables control, visual feedback and tracking status directly within the SP 3D viewport.
“We’ve developed tools within SP to reduce the sensitivity for position changes of the optical tracking cameras. Focused on the use in a low res environment” explained Lambrecht. “This enhances stability, making it perfect for long-term setups and less controlled environments that would otherwise affect the desired behaviour of the tracking system in these harsher environments in Live Experience.”
Furthermore, native support for OptiTrack technology enables integration with SP’s full toolset.
“There’s no doubt that this update is a true game-changer, simplifying complex processes and enhancing workflows,” emphasised Lambrecht. “It’s a testament to our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in our ever-evolving industry.”