The DI4D HMC (Head Mounted Camera) System is the world’s first commercial head mounted camera system to use passive stereo photogrammetry. It is designed to deliver similar fidelity of data as the DI4D PRO System, but using a mobile capture system that moves with the performer.
The DI4D HMC System consists of a lightweight, easily adjustable head rig fitted with two small synchronised high resolution digital video cameras, four small LED lights, a compact video recording system and battery pack. By using “on-the-fly” per frame JPEG compression and “stream-to-disk” technology, high quality stereo video sequences of virtually unlimited length can be captured at up to 60fps.
A remote PC provides live preview of the video streams from the cameras and allows recording to be started and stopped remotely.
Captured video sequence data is post processed using DI4D dense passive stereo photogrammetry software and then a fixed topology mesh can be tracked through the sequence using DI4D optical flow tracking software. The DI4D HMC System is therefore able to combine the high fidelity of DI4D facial performance capture with the freedom of movement and convenience of untethered capture. The result is the capture of incredibly realistic, extremely dense, facial animation, combined with the efficiency, cost effectiveness and acting benefits of full performance capture.
Our DI4D HMC System enables you to capture high quality facial performances with similar fidelity to our DI4D PRO System, but with the freedom of movement and convenience of untethered capture.
Shaun McGowan, Actor
Michael Illingworth, Owner, Vine FX
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