Vicon Unveils Motion Capture Innovations

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Wed, 08/12/2015 - 12:54 -- Nick Dager

Vicon has unveiled Vantage, its new flagship camera line, alongside the Control mobile app. The company also announced a series of updates to Cara, Vicon’s facial mocap system for film and games production.

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. 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 the first time” approach. Vicon will host real-time Vantage demonstrations and workshops throughout the show.

Control is Vicon’s new iOS app, which 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. With touch-sensitive commands, users can simply select and monitor Vantage, T-Series or Bonita cameras in the Control app in real time – giving users a highly efficient and flexible system.

Vicon’s Cara system is designed to enable film and games studios of any size to bring characters to life through advanced facial tracking and capture. The modular system allows customers to use different tracking solutions alongside Cara Post, which provides the engine and tools to extract high-quality 3D point data from marker-based capture footage. The latest version of Cara makes this a seamless process by delivering improved output support and increased functionality, especially when using Cara with fewer than four cameras.

"With these latest innovations, Vicon continues to pave the way for the future of motion capture,” said Imogen Moorhouse, Vicon CEO. "Vantage, Control and the latest enhancements to Cara are all part of our ongoing efforts to deliver intuitive solutions that meet a wide range of user requirements and make high-quality motion capture accessible to a new generation of customers."