Cybercam puts shooters in the game

Is the world ready for televised sports video gaming? San Diego-based Gamecaster does, and it s stepping up with a new virtual camera emulator called CyberCam S2 that lets a cameraperson go into a videogame and shoot it as if both the cameraperson and the camera were on the virtual playing field.

Sam Khoury, Chairman of Inavisis Inc., a full-range intellectual property management firm that is working with Gamecaster on finding a professional video organization that is interested in licensing the technology. He told SVG that multiple industries could benefit from the technology.

Gamecaster s primary goal is to bring the drama of competitive video gaming to the masses, so we invented the technology to first enable sports cameramen to get inside video games during live, head-to-head video game competitions, he says. It lets sports directors call an in-game multi-camera live switch, so broadcasters like ESPN or other sports broadcasters can transform competitive video gaming into a real spectator sport.

The system consists of a proprietary camera, left and right thumb sticks, a system and a method of use. Khoury says operators view and manipulate virtual 3D environments in real time and with the same accuracy of camera movement that was previously only possible in scripted, pre-rendered cut scenes.
Khoury says those interested in licensing the technology can contact him at (858) 794-1555 ext. 202.

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