Vicon announced the launch of its new flagship camera platform, the Vicon Vantage. Drawing on over 30 years’ of motion capture (mocap) experience, the Vantage platform combines innovative technology with accessible design to open up motion capture to a broader audience. Vicon is a motion capture technology specialist company for science and life industries.
Advances in camera technology have led to a burgeoning demand for mocap across an ever wider range of applications from traditional uses such as creating characters in CG environments and sports biomechanics research to tracking robots and drones. To meet the needs of a diversifying audience, Vantage combines advanced, powerful features with added intelligence, making it easy to use and accessible for this new generation of mocap applications.
Intelligence in mocap
The Vantage has been designed to work cohesively with each of its components to provide up to the minute information to the system operator. Crucially, it continuously monitors its performance with a host of new sensors, giving the user visual feedback through the on-board camera display, in the software and on Vicon’s new tablet application, “Control.” This gives users the opportunity to make adjustments on the fly, ensuring a “right first time” approach.
The Vantage range not only continues Vicon’s 16 megapixel resolution, but also includes re-engineered processing algorithms and tracking capabilities that fundamentally improve performance over previous generations. This powerful combination of features captures a much higher quality of data, providing key benefits to the medical sciences industries.
Free from the capture PC
Vicon’s new Control iOS app frees the user from the capture PC. Operators can remotely change camera settings, calibrate and start and stop capture, turning what was traditionally a multiple crew setup into a one person job. By implementing touch sensitive commands, Vantage cameras can simply be selected and monitored in the Control app in real time, providing users with a highly efficient and flexible system.
“Our new range of Vantage cameras has been designed to provide for a much wider range of user requirements,” said Imogen Moorhouse, CEO at Vicon. “It’s an intuitive system which provides more information to its users than ever before; it allows a new generation of customers to fully harness the power and abilities of the cameras alongside the efficient software.”