Spidercam Partners with Rocket Surgery Virtual Productions

Ross Creative & Professional Services to bring advanced cable-cam Augmented Reality to ESL Fortnite and PubG Tournaments

Ottawa, Canada, October 4th , 2019 – Austrian-based Spidercam GmbH, developer of the Spidercam system, have been actively working with Ross Video to integrate their newest generation cable-cam Spidercam FIELD and LIGHT with Ross Video’s XPression graphics platform, Voyager rendering engine and UX control system in order to provide tracking data for augmented reality graphics at various ESL esports events in Berlin, Germany and Katowice, Poland.

Rocket Surgery Virtual Productions (RSVP) is Ross Video’s in-house design and creative services department, providing advanced virtual and augmented reality solutions to a variety of broadcast customers including five seasons with NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

With corporate offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and supporting sales and service operations strategically located around the world, Ross Video makes the technology that is used to produce real-time graphics for the Academy Awards® and Grammy® Awards, and its clients include: CBS, CNBC, ESPN, NBC, NESN, NASDAQ, Reuters, America’s Got Talent, various NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL teams as well as Turner Entertainment and Eurosport.

“Rocket Surgery is very excited to be partnering with Spidercam,” comments Jim Doyle, Director of Creative Services for Ross Video. “Spidercam has the expertise and market penetration to make a huge impact on the AR production space. Working together to harness the power of Ross XPression and Voyager, we can offer the most dynamic virtual production solutions available in the world today.”

“Spidercam is a great company to work with; they are talented, creative and their technology gives us creative freedom that is hard to match,” says Gideon Ferber, Director of Product Management, Ross Virtual Solutions. “I can’t wait to see more productions adopting the technology and creating stunning content.”

“We have come a long way with ROSS since we jointly worked on ESL Cologne in 2016 (click here for footage),” says Jan Peters, CEO of Spidercam. “The story telling that the combined tools offer needs to be explored by clients in the future and we can’t wait to see the results.”

About Spidercam

Spidercam GmbH is an Austrian based cable camera system developer and rental house with subsidiaries and partners across the world, including a presence in Charlotte, North Carolina and Los Angeles, California. The namesake spidercam systems consist of winches, that via catenary cables move a camera transport platform, or dolly, over a three-dimensional area. Already a common sight on productions like Olympic games,  football, rugby or cricket worldcups spidercam tackeld the challenge of AR intetration early on. Starting 2013 spidercam explored the possibilities of AR and experimented with mechanical and optical tracking solutions and brought it live on ESPN Monfay Nigh Football in 2014 (VIDEOLINK)

In 2018 spidercam relaunched its product line adding stabilized gimbals with full mechanical tracking support to their dollies underlining its claim on technological leadership in the area of cable-cameras.

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