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    anybody saw those guys at nab2016? anybody used or owns this? any inside news if this is still worked on?

    https://vimeo.com/ccl/andramadlab

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    They are alive and well. Shipping starting this summer.

    http://nofilmschool.com/2016/04/andr...critical-focus
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    Edited: you have NODEs above and a small tracker on the subject, calibrated to their face, on the last shot of the no-film-school's vid you can see the nodes hanging above. The node sensors - between the camera and subject - deliver a signal, all the nodes to be in close proximity to the camera and subject, so it might take rigging situation in a studio or a boom operator to hold the node above (between the subject and camera)for a tracking shot.

    The demo at NAB had a full frame A7S ii @ 1.4 and it was very accurate

    I'm sure some Gimbal Op w/exoskeleton will create an overhead boom attached to themselves to boom the Node-tracker, but for most situations, it might be a big set up

    he told me they're priced at around $15k to start
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    thanks for the answers guys! anybody preordered? the syndicate might be in for something like that? ��
    would love to hear other peoples thoughts on using this for gimbal work. i remember hearing 12k but i am not sure if this was just an estimate for their cheapest product. anybody wants to group buy this ��
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    Idk, I could see this at a large green screen sound stage or set up on a race track if you were in a follow car or helicopter at like 500mm close focus...

    Not or sure this gets rid of the 1st AC position, just another tool for complicated shots... E.g. Close focus fight scene at highspeed
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    So, whatever happened to Andra? Are they still around and well? Hoped it would be more widespread by now but I guess it didn’t really pick up? Any info on this?
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    Good question Dennis. The demos were impressive.

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    Most likely it did not work. Also in some regards this is a stone walled industry for certain tech...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacek Zakowicz View Post
    Most likely it did not work. Also in some regards this is a stone walled industry for certain tech...
    Their website is active and when i last inquired they were shipping systems out for testing.

    Google will set you free:
    https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/bu...nology-279069/
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    The robotics sensors tech has advanced tremendously in the last 5-10 years. This tech is 5+ years old. I think it is pretty out dated by now. There are less invasive ways to read accurate distance now. And a lot cheaper.
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