OptiTrack Prime 17W

With an amazing 70° field of view, spread across 1.7 MP of resolution, the OptiTrack Prime 17W offers expansive camera coverage. Combined with 360 FPS capture rate, it’s a truly multi-talented camera.

Wide angle coverage for large volumes in smaller spaces.

With an amazing 70° field of view, spread across 1.7 MP of resolution, the OptiTrack Prime 17W offers expansive camera coverage. Combined with 360 FPS capture rate, it’s a truly multi-talented camera.

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Wide angle FOV with edge to edge coverage

The OptiTrack Prime 17W’s wide angle 70 degree FOV offers true, edge to edge coverage across the camera’s image sensor. Most wide angle motion capture cameras suffer from vignetting on their edges, which can significantly reduce their effective coverage. OptiTrack have engineered the Prime 17W lens to perfectly match the imager’s resolution, ensuring that its performance actually lives up to its impressive specs.

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“Fast glass” 6mm lens

OptiTrack custom designed their our own super low distortion, “fast glass” lenses for optimal marker tracking. The OptiTrack Prime 17W’s F#1.6 lens is treated with a wide band anti-reflective coating, which dramatically increases light transmission to the imager, yielding larger volumes and cleaner data.

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Maximize volume size in smaller spaces

With the OptiTrack Prime 17W’s wide angle format and impressive range—two features that rarely co-exist in a motion capture camera—you can extract impressive capture volumes, even out of compact setup spaces. The Prime 17W delivers the hallmarks of Prime Series performance, like industry-leading 3D precision and easy-to-use setup and operation, in a package that produces the largest possible capture volumes in labs and studios that are under 50’.


High frame-rate capture

The OptiTrack Prime 17W’s 360 FPS capture rate and image stopping global shutter can be used when your application requires Prime Series precision for movement speeds above 150mph.

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Intuitive & elegant design

In designing the Prime series, we considered the complete lifetime of a motion capture camera—from unboxing to setup, capture, and teardown. Each process is elegantly accommodated with a nod to simplicity and usability.

In addition to the essentials you’re accustomed to, you’ll discover several new features that will make you wonder how you got on without them. Enjoy innovations like our Aim Assist technology for single-user setup and our on-camera visual health and activity indicator.


Aim Assist for single user setup

Bring the camera to view in software and optimize camera settings for aiming with one button press. Aim Assist enables a single operator to configure a system in minutes, without ever touching the software interface.

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On-camera status indicator

OptiTrack’s new on-camera visual alert system provides visual feedback on camera health and activity based on a ring of programmable RGB LEDs mounted on the camera face. As camera status changes, so does the indicator ring. Color and brightness settings are customizable, so you can tailor the system to your preferences.


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OptiTrack’s heralded real time, on-camera image analysis delivers clean, reliable data to your PC for efficient marker solving and reference video. Image processing types include:

  • Object – Performs on-camera detection of marker location, size, and roundness using our most precise grayscale processing methods. Provides excellent precision with the smallest CPU footprint.
  • Segment – Divides processing between the camera and CPU, providing streamlined marker information for CPU-efficient marker detection. Primarily used for accessing object shape data during masking operations.
  • MJPEG-compressed grayscale (up to 350 FPS) – 1/4 resolution grayscale video (down-sampled, 832×544), compressed on-camera for highly scalable reference video capabilities.
  • Raw grayscale – Full resolution, uncompressed grayscale.

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Super bright illumination with the subtlety of IR

Featuring 20 ultra high power LEDs, the OptiTrack Prime 17W’s strobe is both efficient and powerful. In addition to impressive range, its LED array enables faster discharge for quick exposures—ideal for capturing very fast motions. And at 850nm IR, which is invisible to the naked eye, the Prime 17W offers inconspicuous illumination that prevents the vision fatigue and unwanted attention to your capture rig caused by cameras that emit visible spectrum light.

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GigE and PoE+

Gigabit Ethernet I/O and PoE+ provide the Prime 17W with extensive cabling range (up to 300’), massive bandwidth capabilities, and a 25W power budget.

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External sync in/out, Genlock, and Time Code

Synchronize OptiTrack Prime 17W cameras to almost any signal or source with the eSync 2. Cameras can be in sync to sources such as a professional video Genlock signal, and can also be triggered to record from general purpose inputs and software commands. Use the sync output signal or trigger with a DAQ for biomechanical force plate data alignment. Highly accurate frame timing can also be achieved with SMTPE Time Code for ease in editing and logging.


Camera control

Access a variety of OptiTrack Prime 17W settings with any of OptiTrack’s software applications for greater control over what your cameras capture and what information they report to the software for processing. Available settings include:

  • Image processing type
  • Frame rate
  • Exposure
  • Threshold
  • Illumination
  • Status LED control
  • And more…

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OEM integration

Incorporate OptiTrack Prime 17W cameras into OEM tracking or computer vision applications via the free Camera SDK.

Camera Body

  • Width: 4.96 inches (12.6 cm)
  • Height: 4.96 inches (12.6 cm)
  • Depth: 4.34 inches (11 cm)
  • Weight: 2.9 pounds (1.32 kg)

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  • Mounting: 1/4”-20 tripod thread (×2)
  • Status Indicators:
    • 2 digit numeric LEDs
    • Full-color LED health and activity indicator

LED Ring

  • 20 ultra high power LEDs
  • 850 nm IR
  • Adjustable brightness

Lens & Filter

  • Stock Lens: 6 mm F#1.6 (wide band AR coated)
    • Horizontal FOV: 70°
    • Vertical FOV: 49°
  • Adjustable focus and f-stop
  • 850 nm band-pass filter

Image Sensor

  • Resolution: 1664 × 1088
  • Pixel Size : 5.5 µm × 5.5 µm
  • Frame Rate: 30–360 FPS (adjustable)
  • Latency: 2.8 ms
  • Shutter Type: global
  • Shutter Speed:
    • Default: 500 µs (0.5 ms)
    • Minimum: 10 µs (0.01 ms)
    • Maximum:
      • 2500 µs (2.5 ms) at 360 FPS

Image Processing Types

  • Object
  • Segment
  • Raw Grayscale
  • MJPEG Grayscale (up to 350 FPS, down-sampled to 1/4 resolution: 832×544)

Input/Output & Power

  • Data: GigE (1000BASE-T)
  • Camera Sync: Ethernet
  • Power: PoE or PoE+1

System Requirements

Recommended system requirements can vary significantly based on camera model and count. Please visit the system builder tool to find system recommendations tailored to your specific setup.


In the Box

  • 1 OptiTrack Prime 17W Camera Part number: P17W
  • 1 Quick Start Guide

The OptiTrack Prime 17W comes equipped with Ethernet connectivity, on-board processing, and a low distortion, “fast glass” lens. In every Prime 17W box you will find:

  • 1 OptiTrack Prime 17W Camera
  • 1 Quick Start Guide

If you would like to purchase the OptiTrack Prime 17W

  • call 03 9687 8638 (Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm)
  • or complete the form below and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.