Fox Sports Australia has chosen the Stype kit for augmented reality during its new NRL season.
The Stype kit is a camera crane add-on which connects the automatic aiming and focusing technology with augmented reality and virtual studio sets, and claims to be the most advanced trackless 3D virtual studio and augmented reality system on the market.
Director at Fox Sports Australia, Paul Slater, was looking for a system that would allow insertion of computer animation and elements into the existing TV set for the channel's rugby broadcasts.
"We looked at some very expensive solutions around that do this data tracking and then we stumbled upon Stype, which essentially attached a data tracking mechanism to an existing Jimmy Jib crane ... We've been really surprised and happy with how well it works worked and everybody who sees it is amazed by its results. In addition, the price is ten times lower than the competition, and there are additional options that we did not expect," explained Slater.