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PIXIO

€679.00
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€814.80 Tax incl.

Included: The robot (no camera, no tripod), the watch with a silicon wristband, the three micro-beacons with their small tripods, batteries and chargers with the plugs for your country of delivery, the cable for the camera control. The cable included in the pack is a "Multi" model for SONY cameras; See the online store for other cable models.

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PIXIO: Your Personal Auto-Follow Camera for INDOOR & OUTDOOR activities

PIXIO is the world first auto-follow camera to film both INDOOR and OUTDOOR. He tracks the watch, films and zooms in & out automatically. Now you can film more often, independently, without the assistance of a cameraman. Film sport, rehearsals, actors, pastors, conferences, events...!

INDOOR & OUTDOOR use

PIXIO can track a watch with the same performance inside or outside

RANGE

Take advantage of unrivalled INDOOR & OUTDOOR range from 3 to 330ft (1m-100m). No line of sight required!
Enjoy video opportunities with unlimited creativity!

AUTOMATIC ZOOM

With a compatible camera (refer to the complete list), PIXIO adjusts the zoom automatically, in real time, in order to keep the same frame size around the subject being filmed.
How does it work? At any moment with the watch at a distance of more than 5 meters from the camera, you can go behind the PIXIO and press + and - to set the frame you like. Nothing else. This frame will be kept automatically when the watch distance increases or decreases. The setting is saved into memory and you don't have to do it again the next time you use your PIXIO.

AUTOMATIC ROTATIONS

PIXIO is designed for many applications. From fast-paced sports to conferences: high responsiveness, accuracy, softness of movements.

PAN: Rotations 360° endless. 120°/s max (45mph at 30ft; 72km/h at 10m). Manual TILT rotations +/- 10°.

USE YOUR OWN STANDARD POWERFUL CAMERA

Any standard camera can be used for both indoors and outdoors. This is very important for you to have the latest features and the very best quality from renowned camera brands. With one of the compatible cameras you add the auto-zoom and the remote control of the 'record' from the watch and from a smartphone.
The camera is connected to the robot with a custom cable. PIXIO is provided with a "Multi" cable for recent SONY cameras. Other cables are available in the online store.
PIXIO can support cameras up to 2KG (4,40lbs)

Check out the complete list of supported cameras here

MULTI USERS

With your PIXIO, you can film up to 16 people, each one wearing a watch. Two possibilities: the last one who presses its button is filmed, or someone is using the app. on its smartphone or tablet to chose who is filmed.

You can also use up to 16 robots to film from different angles. Just add "Extra Robots" to your standard PIXIO (see the online store to find the Extra Robot). Whatever the number of watches, a maximum of 3 different watches can be filmed at the same time by the 16 robots; It means that several robots will sometime have to film the same watch.

LIGHT & EASY TO USE

Wear the watch, put the 3 micro-beacons around the playground, switch-on, and it's done! No calibration time. Just enjoy the video!

EDIT WITH ANY SOFTWARE

Your camera delivers standard files formats you can use in any video editing software from Apple, Windows, Sony, etc.

SMARTPHONE/TABLET REMOTE CONTROL APP

Control everything you can imagine... As a sport coach... As a video responsible... As an artist...
Choose who is filmed, from which camera. Choose the zoom level, activate/deactivate the auto zoom.
Deactivate the auto-follow mode and set your own frame.
Configure the tracking smoothness. Change the LED power...
(Remote Control App. is optional and free, PIXIO can work without the app.)

LIVE STREAMING AND LIVE COACHING WITH PIXIO

All recent cameras can stream the video with their WiFi connection to any internet device, or their HDMI plug to a converter box and a computer, or a streamer box with 4G capability. And because standard streaming services have a random delay of 10 to 60 seconds, we also offer a complete pack for Live Coaching, with about 1 second of delay.

One more question ?

For any further question, please visit the FAQ and specifications page.

FAQ & SPECIFICATIONS

PIXIO

Data sheet

Styles
Basique

Any camera up to about 2.5kg can be used on PIXIO because it has a standard 1/4’ screw.

But it’s much better to use one of the supported models for the automatic zoom and the remote control of the record from the watch, or from the free smartphone/tablet app. The list of supported models is updated regularly here, they are mainly Sony and Canon cameras.

Note that Panasonic, JVC, and some other camcorders don’t have any plug to control their zoom and their record. They can be used on PIXIO, but without the auto-zoom and without the remote control of the record.

DSLRs don’t have any plug to control their zoom, they are not supported by PIXIO but can be mounted on it.

Your PIXIO is constinuously improving. Refer to the Customer Care Center page to upgrade your PIXIO with the latest firmware version for new features and improvements.

INDOOR and OUTDOOR Use

PIXIO can track a watch with the same performance inside or outside

RANGE

330ft = 100 meters

AUTOMATIC ZOOM

With compatible cameras. Fixed otherwise.

REC control from the watch

With compatible cameras

Use PIXIO with standard camcorders, DSLRs, action cams...

and with a special interface (not included) you can use a smartphone or a tablet to film (no auto zoom and no REC control in this case).

ROTATIONS

PAN: Rotations 360° endless. 120°/s max (45mph at 30ft; 72km/h at 10m). No TILT rotations.

CAN SUPPORT CAMERAS

Up to 5lbs (2,5Kg)

WHAT TRIPOD DO YOU NEED

You need a tripod with a 3/8" screw. It is bigger than the usual 1/4" screw generally used for cameras. Do not use a tripod with a head, because of poor stability (except with high cost tripods!) and because it has a 1/4" screw. If you want to use such a tripod with a 1/4" screw, some small adaptors 1/4 - 3/8 exist.

MOTOR NOISE

Very silent motor. You can use a buetooth microphone (not provided) or any equivalent accessory to capture any distant voice

TRACKS 1 to 16 WATCHES

And 1 to 16 cameras can track the watches. But no more than 3 watches can be tracked at the same time by the robots. It means that if you have more than 3 robots, some of them will track the same watch

AUTONOMY PIXIO 4h, WATCH 3h, Micro-BEACON 3h

Li-Ion Batteries. All chargers included: WIRELESS CHARGER for the watch. Standard USB chargers for PIXIO and Micro-BEACONS

PIXIO robot and the Micro-BEACONS CAN BE PLUGGED IN A WALL SOCKET

in order to film all day long in a conference room or an arena. It also allows to install PIXIO for months or years at the same place

TRANSPORT

Designed to be very easy to pack and to take with you everywhere. In any standard photo bag > 22x10x15cm (8.7x3.9x5.9in)

WEIGHT

Watch tag 1.9Oz (50g.) Robot 1.2lbs (550g.)

WARRANTY

2 Years

What kind of tripod do I need ?

You need a tripod with a 3/8" screw. It is bigger than the usual 1/4" screw generally used for cameras. Do not use a tripod with a head, because of poor stability (except very high cost tripods!) and because it has a 1/4" screw.

Is it possible to plug PIXIO and the micro-beacons to a wall socket ? Do they work or do they only recharge ?

PIXIO and the micro-beacons can be plugged in a wall socket, and they work. It is a solution for filming all day long, and also to install PIXIO at a fixed place.

Does PIXIO have an automatic tilt ?

PIXIO has a manual tilt you can set before filming. For most activity on a level ground, you don't need the automatic tilt. As an example, refer to this video taken with PIXIO from the stadium stands, above the arena: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLNN-ya_lIw

Is it possible to live stream the video taken with PIXIO ?

Yes, the HDMI plug of the camera can be used to have the video in real time, and many providers can live stream this video. Recent cameras also have a live stream option through your smartphone.

What is the connection needed on camera to have the automatic zoom and the REC control from the watch ?

The camera plug is called "Multi" or "LANC" or "A/V-R" depending on the model. The models listed on the website are compatible with Pixio, the others may not be compatible. Some non-listed models are compatible due to their similarities with compatible models, do not hesitate to ask us and we will check.

I have a DSLR; Is it compaible with PIXIO ?

Any DSLR can be mounted on Pixio. But DSLRs do not have a motorized zoom. The zoom will remain fixed. Be carefull that DSLRs generally do not have autofocus in video mode, so the video may be blurry.

Where do I get the mechanical interface to allow smartphone and tablet to be used for filming ?

You need a common adaptor between Pixio and the smartphone or tablet. It is generally called "smartphone/tablet tripod adaptor".It costs a few dollars and can be found easily.

With a tablet or smartphone, do I have the automatic zoom and the REC control from the watch ?

No. A tablet or smartphone does not have any plug for zoom and record remote control.

Is it possible to use the HDMI port of the camera for video recording or streaming, or is it disturbed by the zoom and REC control from PIXIO ?

It is possible to use the HDMI port while PIXIO is controlling the zoom and the REC through the specific plug (multi, LANC, or A/V-R). HDMI plug is not used by PIXIO.

Is it necessary to measure everything manually in detail to set-up the beacons at precise locations ?

No. It is like the GPS: you don't need to know the position of each satellites, it is automatic. Just put the 3 micro-beacons somewhere around your playground, switch them on, and you are done.

Is it an issue if I go outside the area set-up by the beacons ?

No. You can go outside the area set up by the beacons and still be framed. And of course if you are going too far the camera will loose you, and it will find you again when you come back.

Indoor

As radio experts: the Soloshot tag is not big enough to include an antenna for indoor tracking. An indoor antenna would strongly interfere with the other electronics.
From a forum (Feb/7/2017) : « I contacted Soloshot directly and was told that they will not be shipping the indoor accessory because some of the critical parts are out of stock and will be for quite some time (…)».
Comment from Soloshot on their Facebook page (Jan/19/2017): « The Indoor Accessory is working, and undergoing some smoothing optimization (…) » Not coherent with other available info.
Possible conclusion : the soloshot 3 indoor accessory may be at design phase (Feb. 2017), the technology is not ready. It demands new components and smoothing optimization. The Soloshot 3 tag being manufactured has not been designed for indoor tracking.
Soloshot 3 intends to use a unique accessory on top of the camera for indoors, thus making extremely difficult to track without direct line of sight at more than a few meters, while PIXIO uses a set of 3 beacons which are the key for its unrivaled range, accuracy, and reactiveness that other indoor technolologies cannot reach.

Range

The range of Soloshot 3 hypothetic indoor accessory is 100ft (30m) in the specs, which will not be enough for most indoor sports, and 2000ft (600m) outdoors.
The range of PIXIO is 330ft (100m) indoor and outdoor.

Camera

The main features of the Soloshot 3 are only available with their new proprietary camera OpticX, while PIXIO works with state of the art and always up to date camera brands Sony and Canon who manufacture millions of cameras each year since decades.

Automatic tilt

Soloshot 3 has an automatic Tilt, while PIXIO has a manual Tilt. The automatic Tilt adds a few difficulties at set-up, and we want PIXIO to be as easy as possible for the user. The drawback is that PIXIO cannot be used for RC planes and other aerial activities.

Size and weight

PIXIO robot : 1.2lbs. Soloshot 3 robot : 1.6lbs.
PIXIO tag : 1.9Oz, 70x50x20mm. Includes the indoor antenna.
Soloshot tag : 1.4Oz, 42x42x15mm. Does not seem to include an indoor antenna.

Is it necessary to measure everything manually in detail to set-up the beacons at precise locations ?

No. It is like the GPS: you don't need to know the position of each satellites, it is automatic. Just put the 3 micro-beacons somewhere around your playground, switch them on, and you are done.

Is it an issue if I go outside the area set-up by the beacons ?

No. You can go outside the area set up by the beacons and still be framed. And of course if you are going too far the camera will loose you, and it will find you again when you come back.

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