OptiTrack offers a blend of performance and usability that produces high-precision, biomechanically-relevant motion capture data via workflows that are unprecedented in their simplicity.
Native support for force plates, EMGs, and analog signal display and acquisition enables ready access to analysis in Visual3D, The MotionMonitor, MATLAB, or other third party biomechanics packages.
Motive supports numerous biomechanics markersets, with a focus on scientific and anatomically-valid options. Whether your analysis takes place in Visual3D, The MotionMonitor, MATLAB, or another third-party tool, these markersets provide robust marker tracking with real-time labeling.
Prefer a more detailed markerset for multi-segment studies? Motive’s standard markersets can be augmented with additional markers for capturing more verbose datasets.
Gait Validation Study Learn how the Rizzoli markerset offers superior biomechanical relevance when compared to conventional markersets like Helen Hayes and Plug-in-Gait.
Gait & Posture. 2007 Oct;26(4):560-71. Epub 2007 Feb 8. Leardini A1, Sawacha Z, Paolini G, Ingrosso S, Nativo R, Benedetti MG.
Motive’s real-time labeling engine utilizes a clear understanding of a subject’s unique skeletal structure to deliver highly accurate labels, even during occlusive interactions between limbs or other subjects in the lab. When additional labeling is needed, industry-standard naming conventions offer biomechanists a simple, familiar labeling workflow.
Motive combines with our Prime Series cameras and Micron Series calibration tools to produce the most reliable 3D data on the market, capable of sub-20 µm accuracy in optimal conditions.
"Data quality is fundamental to accurate analysis, and OptiTrack’s 3D precision competes with the best in motion capture."
Head of Sports Science
The Performance Lab
OptiTrack cameras provide the most expansive coverage in optical tracking, enabling high-precision tracking in almost any configuration.
OptiTrack cameras offer the best range in the industry, by huge margins. The long-range specialist Prime 41 is able to see a 16 mm passive marker from over 100’ away.
In addition to offering invisible illumination that is far gentler on subjects than visible red strobes, the Prime Series’ infrared LEDs offer faster discharge for quick exposures—perfect for capturing very fast motions.
An OptiTrack pipeline is straightforward, offering several unique features that combine to reduce system setup time by up to 75%. Aim Assist, auto-masking, versatile hardware and the industry's longest range cameras make even large systems easy to setup with just one person.
Calibrate new skeletons in an instant, with a single button click, for subject setup that is unprecedented in its speed and simplicity.
Capture every angle of your subject in motion for complete analysis and artistic expression. Motive allows automatic syncing of up to 8 Prime Color cameras to enable multiple views and creative compositions.
The perfect companion to the Prime Color, the eStrobe allows you to stop motion like never before. This powerful LED light strobe syncs to the Prime Color allowing for maximum efficiency and features global shutter control for precise light management. Multiple eStrobes can be combined to increase the overall light output for your recording session.Tech Specs
|Dimensions||Width: 11.7 inches (29.8 cm)
Height: 5.0 inches (12.6 cm)
Depth: 3.9 inches (9.9 cm)
Weight: 6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)
Over temperature warning
|Illumination||100 High-power white LEDs
4000 K color temperature
200 Watt maximum average power
Dynamic power control
|Operation||Minimum input frequency: 30 Hz
Maximum input frequency: 1000 Hz
Minimum strobe on time: 50 us
Continuous illumination: < 60 Hz
Strobed illumination: >= 60 Hz
|Input & Output||RCA sync input (non-isolated)
RCA sync output (non-isolated)
|Power||External AC/DC power supply (48V @ 4.0A)|
|Cooling||Internal fans (×2)|
When used with OptiTrack cameras and an eSync 2, Motive’s plug and play force plate support integrates all Bertec force plates and precisely synchronizes them with the kinematic data. Native support includes one-click positioning into the tracking volume as well as real-time streaming, capture, and export of all ground reaction force components.
Motive’s native support for National Instruments USB DAQ devices enables motion capture data and analog data to be synchronized within +/-5µs per camera exposure, with support for input frequencies up to 50 kHz via the eSync 2. This allows for acquisition from any general analog device, including triggers, EMGs, force places, accelerometers, and force transducers.
Motive focuses on what OptiTrack does best—providing a simple path to capturing the highest quality 3D data in the industry. For the most advanced biomechanics analysis and reporting on the market, we recommend Visual3D or The MotionMonitor—now with enhanced support from Motive.
V3D and TMM-friendly markersets
Motive’s biomechanics markersets use naming conventions that are compatible with pre-built V3D and TMM models, providing a simple pathway between labeling and analysis.
Enhanced C3D export
Combine tracking data, subject variables, device specs, force vector data, and analog device data into a single file—all following C3D formatting standards.
Stream live, labeled marker reconstruction data to native TMM, or to V3D via plugin to the Visual3D Real-time Server—ideal for real-time analysis, biofeedback, and verification.
Our free developer tools provide access to camera images, centroids, reconstructed 3D points, skeletal data, and nearly everything in between. This means that OptiTrack can fit into a range of existing workflows, without modifying your existing tools. Visit our Developer Hub to find the right SDK for your application.
Easily manage complex capture sessions by creating a list of trials in a spreadsheet and dragging them into Motive, or building the list directly in Motive’s project interface. Once a trial list has been created, Motive will automatically progress through it from one recording to the next, with options for revising lists and trials on the fly.
Large batches of trials can be processed and exported quickly and automatically via customizable scripts, using the Motive Batch Processor.
Accessible pricing is at the heart of our effort to democratize motion capture. Simply put, you will not find production-ready motion capture priced more competitively than an OptiTrack system. If you want to learn which system is right for your budget, head over to our System Configurator to compare specs and prices.
Fit more cameras into your budget
Our low pricing means you can either double the camera count you could afford from the competition, or build an even better performing system that will cost half as much. Now, read that line one more time - we’ve changed the industry forever.
If the OptiTrack system you purchased is not exactly what you need for your specific application, then we want it back. Just return the non-disposables within 30 days and we’ll refund your money less a 10% restocking fee. No questions asked.
Our installation, training, and support team is staffed by some of the most seasoned veterans in the motion capture industry. Choosing OptiTrack means partnering with many of the engineers and integrators that built motion capture into what it is today.
Central to OptiTrack's blend of high performance and low price is our in-house manufacturing facility, located at our Oregon HQ. Because we're able to mill, etch, solder, assemble and calibrate every major component of our hardware on-site, we can pay meticulous attention to the quality and performance of your system.
OptiTrack systems incorporate off-the-shelf interfaces like Cat6 Ethernet and USB, so securing a replacement is as simple as a trip to the electronics store.
OptiTrack users form the largest community of motion capture professionals in the world. From enabling a quadriplegic to drive a race car with his head, to creating the largest volume in history, to teaching robots to fly—together, they are accomplishing remarkable things. Come join our public forums, where you can talk shop with other users, as well as the OptiTrack support and dev teams.