Vicon has launched its intelligent camera platform, Vantage. Drawing on over 30 years’ of motion capture experience, the Vantage platform combines industry-leading technology with accessible design to open up motion capture to a broader audience.
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 more diverse applications, for instance, tracking robots and drones, sportswear design and immersive shopping experiences. 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 motion capture applications.
Vicon Vantage has been intelligently 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 long-held, industry-leading 16 megapixel resolution, but also includes completely 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 entertainment, engineering and medical sciences industries.
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. “Vantage paves the way for the future of motion capture. It’s an intuitive system which provides more information to its users than ever before – enabling a new generation of customers to fully harness the power and abilities of the cameras alongside the best software in the business.”
Available in three models – V16, V8 and V5 three resolutions, 16, 8 and 5 megapixels
Vicon Control will be available in July from the App Store and will be coming to Android soon
Sensors include an accelerometer for camera selection, knock detection and screen display orientation, and thermal sensors that detects changes in the camera temperature that could affect the system’s performance.