eSync (retired)

Synchronization and Time Code for your motion capture data, link up to almost any signal or source. Only one eSync is needed per mocap system. Learn More ➝

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Tech Specs

Size & Weight

  • Width: 5.47 inches (138.9 mm)
  • Height: 1.61 inches (40.9 mm)
  • Depth: 3.64 inches (92.5 mm)
  • Weight: 13 ounces (0.4 kg)
eSync size measurements

Power

  • IEEE 802.3af-2003 PoE
  • Optionally, use the included 12V @ 0.5A power supply (US/EU-compatible) if no PoE port available

Ethernet Port

  • 100BASE-TX Ethernet
  • Cat6 Ethernet cabling (Cat5/Cat5e/etc not supported)

Status LEDs

  • Per port activity status
  • Master time
  • External lock
  • Ethernet link status
  • Ethernet activity

Recording Control

  • Start/stop trigger
    • Rising edge
    • Falling edge
  • High gated
  • Low gated

Common Sync Parameters

  • Max freq : 50 kHz
  • Min freq : 10 Hz
  • Divider ( 1:1 to 1:256 )
  • Sync modes
    • Rising edge
    • Falling edge
    • Either edge
  • Sync Offset (up to one frame period)
  • Sync Rate : 10 to 250 Hz

Sync Input Sources

  • Internally generated
  • Video Genlock
  • SMPTE Time Code
  • External digital inputs
    • Isolated
    • Hi-Z
    • Lo-Z

External Sync Input

  • Isolated
    • Opto-isolated, (LV)TTL compatible
    • VIL (max) : 0.8V
    • VIH (min) : 2.5V
    • VIH (max) : 13V
  • Hi-Z
    • VIL (max) : 0.8V
    • VIH (min) : 2V
    • VIH (max) : 5.0V
    • ZIN : >100Kohm
  • Lo-Z
    • VIL (max) : 0.8V
    • VIH (min) : 2V
    • VIH (max) : 5.0V
    • ZIN : 50 or 75 ohm, switch selectable

Sync Out Sources

  • Internally generated
  • OptiHub output
  • Video Genlock
  • SMPTE Time Code
  • External digital inputs, (Isolated, Hi-Z, Lo-Z)
  • Recording active, level for duration
  • Recording active, pulse per frame
  • Exposure periods
  • Polarity
    • Normal
    • Inverse

External Sync Outputs

  • LVCMOS 3.3V
  • IOH (max) : -8mA
  • IOL (max) : 8mA

In the Box

  • 1 eSync Part number: OPTESY
  • 1 12V universal power supply (US/EU-compatible)
  • 2 Mounting tabs (removable)
  • 3 BNC male to RCA female adapters
  • 4 Rubber feet
  • 4 Velcro straps
  • 1 eSync quick start guide

FAQs

Frequently asked questions about motion capture, system setup and licensing.

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  • Update your e-mail address
  • Re-send files to your e-mail address

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Your license cannot be transferred to a different serial number once activated.

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What happens when my license expires and updates are not purchased?

  • The customer will no longer have access to updates or new releases of the software.
  • The version of the software for which the customer's license was originally valid will continue to work.

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