AR Suite

This page provides an overview as well as in-depth information about Ncam’s suite of UE4 plugins: NcamARSuite and NcamARSuiteLite, which offer tools for creating and configuring photorealistic virtual production projects using the Unreal Engine together with Ncam.

NcamARSuiteLite delivers all the essential tools for seamlessly integrating Ncam with the newest frameworks of the Unreal Engine and provides a complete example augmented reality pipeline. This plugin is available for free to everyone on Epic Games’ Marketplace.

NcamARSuite extends NcamARSuiteLite and improves its visual fidelity by adding rendering pipelines that deliver a higher visual quality for real-time virtual production.

What follows will provide the reader with a complete understanding of how Ncam's integration works with Epic Games' Unreal Editor 4.27.x, how to install it, and how to use it. Furthermore, all the differences and features of both NcamARSuite and NcamARSuiteLite will also be highlighted.

Ncam AR Suite Lite

Complete AR solution available to everyone for free.

  • Create with no limitations, no restrictions and at no cost.
  • Complete solution for producing real time augmented reality within UE4.
  • Open source, modular and extensible design.
  • An intuitive wizard allows new virtual production projects to be created and configured in minutes.
  • Built from the ground-up using native UE4 frameworks, Ncam AR Suite Lite integrates seamlessly with:
    • Live Link - Providing instant, live camera tracking data to UE4;
    • Media Framework - Supporting combinations of AJA and Black Magic SDI cards;
    • Sequencer - To record and replay Ncam camera tracking;
    • Multi User Editing - Allowing many Ncam Cameras to share one virtual space that can be modified live;
    • nDisplay - To drive LED walls using Ncam tracking data including off-axis (POV) projection;
    • Timecode Synchronizer - For perfectly aligning all data sources together.
  • Greatly improved performance over the previous NcamAR plug-in.

Ncam AR Suite

Available to all Ncam customers on a subscription model. Owners of the NcamARSuiteLite Plugin can contact a local Ncam sales representative for pricing. Extends the feature set of the Ncam AR Suite Lite and includes:

  • Two production tested compositing pipelines:
    • Virtual Overlay - Render and composite virtual objects seamlessly into a live video stream.
    • Virtual Studio - Virtual replacement of green screen and compositing with keyed elements.
  • Photographic and rendering effects boost realism:
    • Depth Of Field - Naturally pull focus to and from virtual objects.
    • Screen Space Reflections - See the video stream reflected in the virtual objects.
    • Shadow Receivers (Holdouts) - Cast shadows from virtual objects onto the video stream.
  • Supports Ncam Keyer and Real Depth.
  • Renders Output also to Unreal ViewPort, selectable in Dirty Feed, Clean or Roaming.
  • Two extended rendering modes add more experimental and advanced rendering features:
    • Lens Flare and Bloom - Advanced optical effects.
    • Light-Wrap - Seamless blending of the edges of virtual elements with the video stream.