Camera robotics and automated broadcast vendor Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC, a Nikon Company) and advanced digital humans and XR production company Dimension have unveiled the Polymotion Stage Truck for mobile volumetric video capture (3D video).

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MRMC: The Polymotion Stage Truck can host volumetric capture of large groups

The pair claim that the Polymotion Stage Truck is the world’s first 3-in-1 mobile volumetric studio on wheels. Developed to support the time-sensitive content creation needs of broadcasters, sports teams and creative agencies, the platform is capable of shooting volumetric video, taking 3D stills and full avatar creation, anywhere in the world.

According to MRMC, the unit has been designed with speed and accuracy of deployment as key, with several engineering solutions required to essentially accommodate a full-size capture studio within the truck. State-of-the-art hydraulic systems expand the trailer, effectively tripling its footprint to present a green screen capture room of 46sqm in size, while automatic self-levelling hydraulics provide the stability that volumetric video capture demands. The full studio can be set-up and ready to capture in a short period of time, enabling same-day shooting at any location at any time.

Entrances and exits at both ends of the trailer allow the talent to quickly enter/exit the studio, which MRMC says is ideal for capturing large groups of individuals, such as sports teams or an entire cast. The trailer also features a full preprocessing data centre for quick footage review allowing creative decisions to be made on the spot.