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Prime 17W

With an amazing 70° field of view, spread across 1.7 MP of resolution, the Prime 17W offers expansive camera coverage. Combined with 360 FPS capture rate, it’s a truly multi-talented camera.

Wide angle FOV with edge to edge coverage

The Prime 17W’s wide angle 70 degree FOV offers true, edge to edge coverage across the camera’s image sensor. Most wide angle motion capture cameras suffer from vignetting on their edges, which can significantly reduce their effective coverage. We’ve engineered the Prime 17W lens to perfectly match the imager’s resolution, ensuring that its performance actually lives up to its impressive specs.

Prime 17W
Prime 17W

“Fast glass” 6mm lens

We custom design our own super low distortion, “fast glass” lenses for optimal marker tracking. The Prime 17W’s F#1.6 lens is treated with a wide band anti-reflective coating, which dramatically increases light transmission to the imager, yielding larger volumes and cleaner data.

Prime 17W

Maximize volume size in smaller spaces

With the Prime 17W’s wide angle format and impressive range—two features that rarely co-exist in a motion capture camera—you can extract impressive capture volumes, even out of compact setup spaces. The Prime 17W delivers the hallmarks of Prime Series performance, like industry-leading 3D precision and easy-to-use setup and operation, in a package that produces the largest possible capture volumes in labs and studios that are under 50’.

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High frame-rate capture

The Prime 17W’s 360 FPS capture rate and image stopping global shutter can be used when your application requires Prime Series precision for movement speeds above 150mph.

Prime 17W

Intuitive & elegant design

In designing the Prime series, we considered the complete lifetime of a motion capture camera—from unboxing to setup, capture, and teardown. Each process is elegantly accommodated with a nod to simplicity and usability.

In addition to the essentials you’re accustomed to, you’ll discover several new features that will make you wonder how you got on without them. Enjoy innovations like our Aim Assist technology for single-user setup and our on-camera visual health and activity indicator.

Aim Assist for single user setup

Bring the camera to view in software and optimize camera settings for aiming with one button press. Aim Assist enables a single operator to configure a system in minutes, without ever touching the software interface.

Motive Camera Views Motive Aim Assist

Press the flashing Aim Assist button for a demo.

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Prime 17W Status Indicator

On-camera status indicator

Our new on-camera visual alert system provides visual feedback on camera health and activity based on a ring of programmable RGB LEDs mounted on the camera face. As camera status changes, so does the indicator ring. Color and brightness settings are customizable, so you can tailor the system to your preferences.

Object imaging mode

On-camera image processing

Our heralded real time, on-camera image analysis delivers clean, reliable data to your PC for efficient marker solving and reference video. Image processing types include:

  • Object - Performs on-camera detection of marker location, size, and roundness using our most precise grayscale processing methods. Provides excellent precision with the smallest CPU footprint.
  • Segment - Divides processing between the camera and CPU, providing streamlined marker information for CPU-efficient marker detection. Primarily used for accessing object shape data during masking operations.
  • MJPEG-compressed grayscale (up to 350 FPS) - 1/4 resolution grayscale video (down-sampled, 832x544), compressed on-camera for highly scalable reference video capabilities.
  • Raw grayscale - Full resolution, uncompressed grayscale.
Infrared

Super bright illumination with the subtlety of IR

Featuring 20 ultra high power LEDs, the Prime 17W’s strobe is both efficient and powerful. In addition to impressive range, its LED array enables faster discharge for quick exposures—ideal for capturing very fast motions. And at 850nm IR, which is invisible to the naked eye, the Prime 17W offers inconspicuous illumination that prevents the vision fatigue and unwanted attention to your capture rig caused by cameras that emit visible spectrum light.

GigE and PoE+

GigE and PoE+

Gigabit Ethernet I/O and PoE+ provide the Prime 17W with extensive cabling range (up to 300’), massive bandwidth capabilities, and a 25W power budget.

Genlock camera

External sync in/out, Genlock, and Time Code

Synchronize Prime 17W cameras to almost any signal or source with the eSync 2. Cameras can be in sync to sources such as a professional video Genlock signal, and can also be triggered to record from general purpose inputs and software commands. Use the sync output signal or trigger with a DAQ for biomechanical force plate data alignment. Highly accurate frame timing can also be achieved with SMTPE Time Code for ease in editing and logging.

Camera Control

Camera control

Access a variety of Prime 17W settings with any of OptiTrack’s software applications for greater control over what your cameras capture and what information they report to the software for processing. Available settings include:

  • Image processing type
  • Frame rate
  • Exposure
  • Threshold
  • Illumination
  • Status LED control
  • And more...
OEM integration

OEM integration

Incorporate Prime 17W cameras into OEM tracking or computer vision applications via the free Camera SDK.

Close TableClose Table Prime 41Prime 41Large Volume Mocap Prime 17WPrime 17WMed-Large Volume, High Speed Prime 13Prime 13Medium Volume, High Speed Prime 13WPrime 13WWide FOV, High Speed Slim 13ESlim 13ELow Profile & OEM Flex 13Flex 13Medium Volume Mocap Flex 3Flex 3Small Volume Mocap Slim 3USlim 3UComputer Vision & OEM V120:TrioV120:Trio6DoF Desktop Tracking V120:DuoV120:Duo6DoF Desktop Tracking
Price $5,999 $3,499 $1,999 $2,499 $1,499 $999 $599 $279 $2,999 $2,299
Resolution 2048 × 2048 1664 × 1088 1280 × 1024 640 × 480 640 × 480 (×3) 640 × 480 (×2)
Frame Rate 180 FPS 360 FPS 240 FPS 120 FPS 100 FPS 120 FPS
Latency 5.5 ms 2.8 ms 4.2 ms 8.3 ms 10 ms 8.3 ms
Filter Switcher1 No No Included Optional Included2 No
Bundled Software n/a Motive:Tracker
(Perpetual License)
Finger Tracking Yes No Yes No
Single-device Multi-camera Tracking No Yes
Maximum Units Per Workstation 96+ 24 1
Maximum Range3
Using 5/8 inch markers
100 feet4
30.5 meters
50 feet
15.2 meters
40 feet
12.2 meters
20 feet
6.1 meters
40 feet
12.2 meters
40 feet5
12.2 meters
36 feet5
11 meters
n/a
Stock Lens
Horizontal FOV
51° 70° 56° 82° 56° 56° 46° n/a 47° 6 47° 6
Stock Lens
Vertical FOV
51° 49° 46° 70° 46° 46° 35° n/a 43° 43°
Optional Lenses
Horizontal FOV
n/a n/a 42° n/a 42° 42° 38°, 58° 38°, 46°, 58°, Other7 n/a n/a
Optional Lenses
Vertical FOV
n/a n/a 34° n/a 34° 34° 29°, 45° 29°, 35°, 45°, Other7 n/a n/a
Interface GigE/PoE+ GigE/PoE USB 2.0
Synchronization Method Network OptiSync Wired and OptiSync Wired8 n/a9 n/a9
Image Processing Modes Raw Grayscale, Segment, Object, and MJPEG10, 11, 12 Precision Grayscale, Raw Grayscale, Segment, Object, and MJPEG Precision Grayscale, Segment, and MJPEG
Number of LEDs 170 20 (UHP)13 62 10 (UHP)13 n/a 28 26 n/a 26 (×3) 26 (×2)
LED Strobe Mode Yes n/a Yes n/a Yes
LED Intensity Control Yes n/a Yes n/a Yes
Shutter Type Global
Electronic Exposure Control Yes
Frame Rate Control Yes
Camera Body Aluminum & Polycarbonate Aluminum Aluminum14 Aluminum
Standard Tripod Mount
-20 Thread
Yes Yes14 Yes
  1. Allows cameras to switch between infrared and visible light for scene video.
  2. Center imager only.
  3. Distance at which a marker is visible as a single pixel.
  4. Using Maximum Power for IR strobe, which requires a PoE+ Ethernet switch.
  5. Using High Power strobe mode, which requires an OptiHub.
  6. Horizontal FOV is based on the overlapping of cameras.
  7. Also accepts third-party CS/C/M12 lenses.
  8. Requires using the optional V120 Sync Break-Out Cable.
  9. Hardware sync between multiple V120:Duo and V120:Trio devices is not supported.
  10. Prime 41 MJPEG is downsampled to 1/16 resolution (512 × 512).
  11. Prime 17W MJPEG is downsampled to 1/4 resolution (832 × 544), frame rate is adjustable from 30 FPS to 350 FPS.
  12. Prime 13 and Prime 13W MJPEG is downsampled to 1/4 resolution (640 × 512)
  13. Ultra high power LEDs (UHP).
  14. With purchase of optional V120:SLIM case.