Tech to change live sports coverage, aiming for the 3D TV market - via DigInfo - video embedded below:
This multi-viewpoint robotic camera system, under development by NHK, links the motion of eight sub-cameras to that of an individual camera, so that all the cameras film the same moving object.
"Using this system, you can create the effect of stopping time, and moving the viewpoint all around the subject."
"Previous methods used a fixed camera, so they could only capture subjects moving in a narrow or limited space. But this multi-viewpoint robot camera system can film dynamically moving sports, or subjects at lots of locations in an extensive space."
Each robot camera has two motors, for pan and tilt. The cameras also share lens data, so they can zoom in unison.