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iPi Soft Motion Capture

iPi Motion Capture™ is a scalable markerless motion capture software tool that supports 1 or 2 Kinect cameras or 3 to 8 Sony PlayStation Eye cameras to track 3D human body motions and produce 3D animation.

iPi Motion Capture is so powerful and cost effective. It’s fantastic to be able to come up with an idea and in a few minutes record exactly what you want and apply it to your characters. iPi is what mocap should be all about — making your ideas reality in a matter of minutes.

David Gonzalez, President of Mission Critical Studios, a New Jersey-based developer of mobile games: www.missioncriticalstudios.com

With iPi Motion Capture™ you can:

  • Record multi-camera video in regular office / home environment
  • Track 3D human motions right at your desktop and produce 3D animation
  • Clean-up / edit 3D animation using integrated clean-up / keyframing tools
  • Transfer motions to 3D character and export 3D animation to most popular formats including FBX, BVH, Collada

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iPi Motion Capture™ works with off-the-shelf equipment:

  • 1 or 2 Kinect / Xtion depth sensors or
  • 3 to 8 Sony PS Eye cameras
  • Runs on regular PC with gaming-class videocard

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iPi Motion Capture™ is compatible with

  • Autodesk 3DS Max, Maya
  • Valve Source Engine, Unreal Engine, Unity
  • CINEMA 4D, Lightwave
  • Poser, DAZ3D, Blender and others.

Advantages:

  • no need for expensive facility space with special lighting, background and the team of technicians
  • no need for clumsy sensor suits with reflective markers
  • portable system that can be packed in a backpack with as less as 20-30 minutes set-up and calibration time
  • allow up to 20 by 20 feet capture volume with minimum required space as small as 9 by 5 feet
  • with integrated animation clean-up and motion transfer tools you do not necessarily need expensive 3rd party applications
  • extremely affordable solution

iPi Motion Capture™ is a markerless technology that literally puts motion capture at animator’s desktop and brings a totally new workflow paradigm to Filmmakers, CG animators, videogame developers, broadcast motion graphics designers and prosumers

Customers are from:

  • Entertainment, 3D design, education, military and other vertical markets

iPi Motion Capture™ is available in 3 editions:

Express Edition:

  • Entry-level configuration that works with one depth sensor (Kinect or Xtion)
  • Easy to use but applicable for relatively simple motions without rotations

Basic Edition:

  • Includes all basic features needed for high accuracy motion capture
  • Supports capture with 2 depth sensors or 3 to 4 Sony PS Eye cameras

Pro Edition:

  • Includes all high-end features including multiple persons tracking
  • Supports capture with 2 depth sensors or 3 to 8 Sony PS Eye cameras

If you would like to purchase iPi Soft Motion Capture

  • 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.

PhaseSpace Impulse X2 Motion Capture System

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OVERVIEW

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PhaseSpace has revolutionized the motion capture process into one that is easy, affordable and fast. PhaseSpace’s patented Active LED technology and sophisticated real-time processing eliminates marker-swapping and significantly reduces drop-outs.The Impulse X2 is the next step in the evolution of the Impulse Motion Capture System, which is recognized as the industry’s most advanced tracking solution.

Advantages of the Impulse X2 System

  • Real-time tracking of multiple subjects & objects
  • Patented active marker technology eliminates marker-swapping for cleaner data
  • Solid, precise motion data with sub-millimeter resolution
  • Streamlined operation means a single person can setup and run the system
  • Portable system enabling indoor and outdoor motion capture
  • 960Hz capture rate accurately tracks the fastest motions
  • Stream motion data directly into third-party software such as MotionBuilder, JACK, Visual3D, etc…

Flexible, Scalable and Powerful

  • Capture up to 8 human subjects (body and fingers), more with multiple systems
  • Track very high speed motion at up to 960 frames per second
  • Capture spaces can be anywhere from 8’x8′ to 50’x50′, even larger with overlapping camera setups or multiple systems
  • Easy, smooth set up and operation
  • Scales from 2 cameras to 48+ cameras
  • Unsurpassed customer service and support
  • Used by demanding, high-profile customers including NASA, Naval Research Lab, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Disney, Harmonix, University of Cambridge, Stanford, and UC Berkeley

DETAILS

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IMPULSE X2 SYSTEM SUMMARY

  • Scalable from 2 to 48+ PhaseSpace Impulse X2 cameras
  • Server machine with built-in hub and base station
  • Cameras are daisy-chained and powered directly by the PhaseSpace HUB
  • Active LED markers
  • LED controllers
  • Cables, mounts, etc.
  • PhaseSpace Software Package
  • API/SDK in C++ and Python
  • Telephone, Email and Live Online Support included

TECHNOLOGY

  • Lightweight linear detector based cameras (3600 x 3600 resolution at 960 Hz)
  • Sub-pixel resolution to 36000 x 36000 at 960Hz
  • 60 degrees camera field of view
  • Active LED technology resulting in a unique ID for each marker
  • Server machine with integrated HUB supports from 2 to 48+ Impulse X2 cameras
  • Data streamed in real-time to multiple clients, even over a network or the Internet
  • API/SDK provides support for third-party applications for real-time user interaction

HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS

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The Impulse X2 motion capture system has some of the most sophisticated and advanced hardware available. All of this technology was designed to make motion capture easier and more reliable. PhaseSpace has taken the hard work away from the user and packed it into the hardware. The entire system consists of only a few robust, portable elements.

  • CAMERAS:

    Dimensions: 108 mm x 92 mm x 57 mm (4.25″ x 3.62″ x 2.25″)
    Weight: 380 grams (13.4 ounces)
    Each camera achieves an Optical Resolution of 3600 x 3600 (12 Megapixel) using two linear detectors with 16-bit dynamic range. Onboard processors produce an impressive Subpixel Resolution of 30,000 x 30,000 at 960 Hz.

  • LED CONTROLLERS:

    Dimensions: 126 mm x 70 mm x 25 mm (5″ x 2.75″ x 0.85″)
    Weight: 90 grams (0.2lbs)
    The LED Controller, an RF transceiver, utilizes an onboard microprocessor to control up to 72 LEDs. Battery life is 2 to 4 hours of continual use, up to 8 hours of typical use.

  • ACTIVE LED:

    Dimensions: 20 mm x 14 mm x 3.2 mm (0.8″ x 0.55″)
    Weight: 4.5 grams (0.01lbs)
    Each LED modulates at a unique frequency resulting in a unique digital ID. LEDs are available in Red visible and Infra-red versions.

  • SERVER COMPUTER:

    Dimensions: 44.76 x 17.78 x 45.43cm (17.6 x 7 x 17.9in)
    Weight: Starting at 10.7 kg
    Processor: Intel Quad Core
    Chipset:Intel 3450 Chipset
    Memory: 4GB
    Integrated PhaseSpace HUB
    Network: Gigabit
    Built-in 2.4 Ghz Transceiver synchronizes the LED controllers with the server.

  • CALIBRATION WAND:

    Dimensions: 96.5 x 3.8 x 3.8cm (38 x 1.5 x 1.5in)
    The calibration wand serves as the principal tool used to accurately calibrate the system. The calibration wand allows a user to calibrate the given capture area in a matter of minutes.

If you would like to purchase the PhaseSpace Impulse X2 Motion Capture System

  • 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.

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.


modeHardwareObjectS250eOn-camera image processing

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.

OptiTrack Prime 41

The OptiTrack Prime 41 defines precision. Offering 4.1 MP of the most intelligently processed pixels in the industry, it delivers pixel for pixel performance that outclasses all other cameras—at less than a third of the competition’s prices.

The largest volume motion capture camera in the world.

 

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Industry-leading precision

We’ve engineered this precision by extracting every ounce of performance possible from our new 2048 × 2048 imager. Powered by a global shutter, our heralded real-time image processing, and the industry’s highest transmission lenses, Prime 41s capture the most nuanced motions with ease.


Production-ready volumes

Long camera range, wide field of view, and infrared illumination—with traditional optical technology, you’ve been told you can only pick one of these. The OptiTrack Prime 41 delivers all three.

  • Infrared strobe: No “red wash” to interfere with live action cameras or distract performers.
  • Wide field of view: Maximizes your capture volume with fewer cameras than typically needed in a large installation.
  • Camera range: Even with a wide FOV lens and IR strobe, which normally reduces camera range by up to 50%, the Prime 41 delivers the best range in the industry.

Together, they create a large volume juggernaut, able to track a 16mm mocap marker from 100’ away. By combining our proprietary “fast glass” lens technology, intelligent image processing, and powerful strobe, a Prime 41 system can yield capture volumes up to 75’ × 150’ from a perimeter-only camera setup—with precise, noise-free data throughout.

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Unprecedented range

The OptiTrack Prime 41s range is the best in its class. Not only does it see farther than the competition, it does so in the infrared spectrum, besting even the performance of visible red and near-infrared cameras.

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Outdoor capture, out of the box

Featuring a 15W strobe1 and specially-engineered band-pass filter, the OptiTrack Prime 41 can easily track reflective markers outside, in full sunlight. With no need for special add-ons or modifications to enable outdoor tracking, the Prime 41 is one of the most versatile mocap cameras on the market.


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 along without them. Enjoy innovations like our Aim Assist technology for single-user setup, synchronized reference video with 3D data overlay, and our on-camera visual health and activity indicator.

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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.

motiveScreenCameraViews


On-camera status indicator

Our new on-camera visual alert system provides visual feedback about camera health and activity using a ring of RGB LEDs on the front of the camera. As camera status changes, so does the indicator ring. Color and brightness settings are customizable, so you can tailor the behavior to your preferences.

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On-camera image processing

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Our 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. Provides a balance between precision and processing load.
  • Raw grayscale – Full resolution, uncompressed grayscale.

Wide FOV, super fast 12mm lens

We custom design our own super low distortion, “fast glass” lenses for optimal marker tracking. The Prime 41’s F#1.8 lens is performance matched to the imager’s resolution and treated with a wide band anti-reflective coating—features which dramatically increase light transmission to the imager, yielding larger volumes and cleaner data.

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Powerful illumination with the subtlety of IR

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Featuring 170 LEDs and 3x the power of our previous Ethernet camera, the OptiTrack Prime 41’s strobe is immensely powerful. In addition to impressive range, a generous 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 41 provides inconspicuous illumination. This avoids the vision fatigue and unwanted attention associated with visible light strobes.


GigE and PoE+

Gigabit Ethernet I/O and PoE+ provide the OptiTrack Prime 41 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

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Synchronize OptiTrack Prime 41 cameras to almost any signal with theeSync 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 41 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 41 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: 5.34 inches (13.6 cm)
  • Weight: 3.2 pounds (1.45 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

  • 170 LEDs
  • 850 nm IR
  • Adjustable brightness

Lens & Filter

  • Stock Lens: 12 mm F#1.8 (wide band AR coated)
    • Horizontal FOV: 51°
    • Vertical FOV: 51°
  • Adjustable focus and f-stop
  • 850 nm band-pass filter

Image Sensor

  • Resolution: 2048 × 2048
  • Pixel Size : 5.5 µm × 5.5 µm
  • Frame Rate: 30–180 FPS (adjustable)
  • Latency: 5.5 ms
  • Shutter Type: global
  • Shutter Speed:
    • Default: 500 µs (0.5 ms)
    • Minimum: 10 µs (0.01 ms)
    • Maximum:
      • 8100 µs (8.1 ms) at 120 FPS
      • 5300 µs (5.3 ms) at 180 FPS

Image Processing Types

  • Object
  • Segment
  • Raw Grayscale
  • MJPEG Grayscale
    • MJPEG is downsampled to 1/16 resolution (512×512)

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 41 Camera Part number: P41
  • 1 Quick Start Guide

The OptiTrack Prime 41 comes equipped with Ethernet connectivity, on-board processing, and a low distortion, “fast glass” lens. In every Prime 41 box you will find:

  • 1 OptiTrack Prime 41 Camera
  • 1 Quick Start Guide

If you would like to purchase the OptiTrack Prime 41

  • 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.