You probably know about green screen, and how film and TV studios use it to create computer-generated images for you favorite blockbusters.
But did you know that a lot of the cars you see on screen, on TV and especially in commercials might be computer-generated as well?
It has the potential to change how driving sequences are planned and done, and has already won a gold award from the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
This innovation in the creative arts is another step in using cutting-edge technology to solve very practical problems. It can change its length by up to four feet and width by 10 inches, allowing it to act as the base for anything from a Fiat 500 city-car to a limousine. Using a combination of proprietary camera stabilisation technology, tracking cues and 360° video, any car’s chassis can then be virtually aligned to the Blackbird base.
Not only that, but the crew can adjust the electronic motors to mimic the actual performance of the cars it will be emulating (front-whell vs 4-wheel drive, gear changes, acceleration levels etc).
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