Indian engineer part of team awarded sci-tech Oscar | India News
MUMBAI: An engineer raised in Mumbai, Vikas Sathaye, was a part of the crew that bagged the scientific and engineering award on the Oscars 2018 Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday. The four-member crew was honoured on the Beverly Hills ceremony “for the idea, design, engineering and implementation of the Shotover K1 Digicam System”, which the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences describes as a “six-axis stabilised aerial digital camera mount” that has an “enhanced means to border photographs whereas wanting straight down”.
In his assertion to the press, Sathaye mentioned that in 2009 he joined a brand new firm referred to as Shotover Digicam Techniques in Queenstown, New Zealand, which is the place he labored on the aerial mount. “One of many causes to start out this firm in Queenstown was the pure magnificence and gorgeous surroundings which are a magnet for a number of movie producers and administrators,” he mentioned.
“The digital camera mount will get connected to the bottom of a helicopter, which carries the digital camera and lens. Its main operate is to remove any vibration from reaching the digital camera and thus getting regular footage. The opposite operate for the digital camera mount is to maneuver the digital camera head within the desired path as required by the digital camera operator, who sits contained in the helicopter and makes use of a joystick to regulate the digital camera head motion,” Sathaye defined.
The aerial mount or gimbal used for 3D aerial filming was named Shotover K1. Sathaye, born in Pune in 1967, grew up in Mumbai. After college, Sathaye accomplished a diploma in instrumentation from VPM’s polytechnic, Thane, adopted by a BE in electronics from VIT Pune, and an MTech in instrumentation from IISc.
He taught at Pune’s Cummins Faculty of Engineering for Ladies for seven years, throughout which he was despatched to Italy for a mission with Fiat for 3 months. It was this expertise that impressed him to enter the sector of embedded software program know-how.