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OptiTrack Demonstrates Desktop Motion Capture with new V120:Duo and V120:Trio Tracking Bars at GDC 2011

Showcases Comprehensive Six Degrees of Freedom Motion Capture Systems for Under $2,000

CORVALLIS, Oregon—February 22, 2011—As the role of motion capture in virtual production expands, OptiTrack™ continues to offer game developers and animation studios optical tracking technology that is priced to meet an independent budget, but powerful enough to drive AAA development. GDC 2011 marks the release of a new advancement in accessible motion capture: the OptiTrack V120:Duo and V120:Trio tracking systems.

Designed for desktop-friendly motion capture, the Duo and Trio offer the power of multi-camera, six degrees of freedom (DOF) object tracking in a single, plug-and-play package. Each tracking system is self-contained and factory calibrated for out-of-the-box tracking that is simple to use, but still offers the leading accuracy and flexibility of optical tracking technology.

"As game developers are increasingly under pressure to create compelling content within shorter development cycles, motion capture technology offers animators a tool for rapid, realistic content creation," said Jim Richardson, NaturalPoint® president and OptiTrack's lead engineer. "But only OptiTrack provides that production efficiency at a price that is accessible to studios of all sizes. And with our new tracking bars, we are offering users our most affordable and convenient motion capture system to date."

Additional Features

  • Free license of Tracking Tools™ motion tracking software (a savings of $799)
  • Compatibility with OptiTrack's Insight VCS virtual camera plugins
  • Simple I/O, with a single cable for power and data transmission
  • Stream (VRPN, trackd, NatNet) or save (C3D, CSV) motion capture data
  • External sync in/out via the included I/O-X sync box, for compatibility with shutter glasses and other hardware devices
  • Support for OEM integration via the Tracking Tools API

Key Specifications

  V120:Duo V120:Trio
Resolution 640 × 480 × 2 640 × 480 × 3
Frame Rate 120 FPS 120 FPS
Lens FOV 56° 56°
Interface USB 2.0 USB 2.0

Pricing and Availability

Live, hands-on demonstrations of the V120:Trio as part of a virtual camera pipeline will be available at the OptiTrack GDC booth (#1132) from March 2-4, 2011 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.

The V120:Duo and V120:Trio will ship in Q2 2011, and are priced at $1,499 and $1,999.

About OptiTrack

OptiTrack™ is the leading brand of affordable, high-performance motion capture technology. The OptiTrack product line includes motion capture software, high speed tracking cameras, the Insight VCS virtual camera system and the GEARS golf performance measurement system. Used by facilities worldwide in a variety of markets ranging from film and games to sports training and biomechanics, OptiTrack customers include Under Armour, Halon Entertainment, Nvizage, Electronic Arts, Microsoft Game Studios, Method Studios, Lockheed Martin, NASA, John Deere and other top studios and developers around the world.

OptiTrack products are manufactured by NaturalPoint®, one of the foremost companies specializing in optical tracking technology. For more information, visit optitrack.com.

About NaturalPoint

Based in Corvallis, Oregon, NaturalPoint® is the creator and manufacturer of the OptiTrack™, TrackIR™ and SmartNAV™ family of brands. NaturalPoint specializes in providing innovative control solutions through optical tracking technology, and has developed tracking systems for computers, video games, military simulators and unique display systems. For more information, visit naturalpoint.com.

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