March 2012 Issue

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Introducing the eSync
—providing external sync and Time Code for S250e cameras.

Introducing the eSync
—providing external sync and Time Code for S250e cameras

Synchronize your motion tracking data with external devices via Genlock, general purpose sync, and SMPTE Time Code. Regulating your system with an eSync enables the synchronization of your Ethernet cameras with almost any signal or source, for enhanced integration with production and analysis ecosystems.

Learn more about the eSync  

eSync at a Glance

Inputs: Genlock, Time Code and General Purpose (Isolated, Lo-Z and Hi-Z)
Outputs:   Two (2) digital outputs are available for sending sync signals to external devices.
Price: $1,495





GDC 2012 & Flex 13

GDC 2012 & Flex 13

GDC attendees were treated with stellar performances from B-girl Janelli Balingit and popper Hamed Omari, both of whom were captured in real-time with OptiTrack’s newly unveiled Flex 13 mocap camera. Thanks to everyone that stopped by the booth and helped make this year’s GDC a fantastic success.


System Specs at GDC

System Specs

Cameras: 16 × Flex 13
Software: ARENA
Volume: 14’ × 14’
Price: $20k
Flex 13 Specs

Flex 13 Specs

Resolution: 1.3 MP
Frame Rate: 120 FPS
I/O: USB
Price: $999


Download free sample data of Janelli and Hamed dancing, recorded live at GDC, for evaluation in your 3D animation pipeline.

Download the Flex 13 data sheet for additional technical information.






OptiTrack Software

New ARENA, Expression and Tracking Tools Betas

New beta releases are available for ARENA, Expression and Tracking Tools software. We invite you to try the software and share your feedback with us.


ARENA/Expression 1.8 Beta 1

  Download

Changes include:

  • Support for eSync devices
  • Time Code support via eSync and S250e
  • NatNet Time Code streaming support
  • Support for S250e quiet mode
  • Changed to new installer platform
  • Improved camera calibration
  • Improved MJPEG performance
  • Improved take system

Visit the download page or forum thread for more information.

Tracking Tools 2.4 Beta 1

  Download 32-bit
  Download 64-bit

Changes include:

  • 64 bit version of application
  • Support for eSync devices
  • Time Code support via eSync and S250e
  • NatNet Time Code streaming support
  • Added volume accuracy panel
  • Added marker labels to CSV output
  • Added support for streaming labeled markers
  • Changed to new installer platform
  • Improved MJPEG performance
  • Improved default S250e Object mode settings
  • Improved camera and device defaults

Visit the download page or forum thread for more information.



Show Us Your Work!

Whether you’re an indie dev working on your first game, a VFX studio wanting to promote your work on the latest blockbuster, or a university breaking new ground in robotics, we love to hear how you’re using OptiTrack in your pipeline.

If your project is truly exceptional, we’ll happily help you promote it via newsletter, press release, case study, or placement in a prominent 3D publication or blog.

To share your work, reach out to us at marketing@naturalpoint.com.


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