Pixotope acquires TrackMen 3D tracking system

Pixotope acquires TrackMen 3D tracking system
Pixotope Technologies, a provider of live AR and VR production systems, has announced the acquisition of German-based TrackMen, a real-time 3D camera and talent tracking system.

The acquisition brings together a virtual production platform, including graphics, camera tracking and talent tracking into a single product. This will make it easier than ever for users to match the virtual camera to the real camera in virtual production scenarios.

“We’re incredibly proud to announce the integration of TrackMen solutions into the Pixotope product portfolio,” says Marcus Brodersen, Pixotope CEO. “Camera tracking is reported as one of the major barriers to the adoption of virtual production. The native integration of TrackMen's powerful tracking into Pixotope's end-to-end VP solution will make Virtual Production accessible to more users by leveraging the technical expertise of TrackMen alongside the usability for which Pixotope is known to create a true turnkey solution for virtual production. By integrating camera tracking into our graphic tools, we are taking a quantum leap forward in making Virtual Production more accessible to media creators.”

Founded by Thorsten Mika and Hendrik Fehlis, TrackMen, its the only vendor to offer a range of real-time 3D camera and talent tracking systems that covers all types of production based on a common software platform. Through the global Pixotope sales, support and customer success teams, existing Pixotope customers around the world will be able to easily incorporate these industry-leading tracking solutions into their workflow.

“At TrackMen our passion has always been innovating and engineering the best possible tracking solutions,” comments Thorsten Mika, managing partner of TrackMen. “In joining the Pixotope team, we’re able to devote our collective resources and areas of expertise to the continued evolution of Virtual Production tools with educational programs and services that enable media professionals to successfully embrace the enormous creative opportunities this technology has to offer.”

As part of the acquisition, TrackMen solutions will be rebranded over the next several months to become Pixotope Tracking. In addition, the whole TrackMen team will be integrated into the global Pixotope organization with Thorsten Mika and Hendrik Fehlis leading the team in Cologne. This move will enable the TrackMen team to continue to develop and support the existing portfolio while also building the next generation of Pixotope tracking systems.

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