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OptiTrack leverages best in class features for large volumes with Prime series motion capture systems

Maker of the Best Selling Motion Capture Camera in History Delivers Exceptional Performance to Large Volume Production Studios, Military Simulation and Engineering Applications; 4.1 Megapixel Prime 41 Paves the Way as the First Model in the Prime Series.

CORVALLIS, Oregon—August 2, 2012—The OptiTrack advantage now extends to the high-end motion capture market with today’s announcement of the Prime Series—a new family of motion capture cameras tailored specifically to large volume capture. Offering capture volumes that extend up to 150’ with unmatched pixel-for-pixel tracking precision throughout, the 4.1 MP Prime 41 provides VFX studios, game developers, universities and labs with the tracking technology necessary for the most ambitious motion tracking and capture applications—all at the accessible pricing that OptiTrack is famous for. At one-third of the cost of the nearest competitive product, the Prime 41 enables massive capital cost savings, or much higher camera coverage with the same investment.

“The Prime Series rewrites the rules around performance and usability for high-end motion capture projects,” said Brian Nilles, OptiTrack’s Chief Strategy Officer. “We listened to our user base, and then designed a camera series that simply and elegantly goes to work from the moment it comes out of the box. It’s simpler to set up, easier to operate and is best in class in terms that matter for precision 3D tracking. And because we ship more cameras than anyone else in the world, our component buying power and in-house manufacturing facilities enable us to provide this level of performance at 1/3 the price of others.”

Key Features

Built for full-scale, large volume motion tracking, the Prime 41 enables capture volumes of up to 75' × 150'.

  • 4.1 MP resolution
  • More than 80’ camera-to-marker range
  • Infrared strobes usable with other film/video/photography
  • 180 FPS capture rate
  • Global shutter
  • GigE and PoE+
  • Simultaneous body and finger tracking
  • Outdoor motion capture
  • Aim Assist button offers simple, rapid single-user setup
  • Genlock, SMPTE Time Code and external sync

This launch marks another milestone in a year that also saw the release of the Flex 13, the world’s first megapixel mocap camera for under $1000.

"After democratizing mocap at the entry-level with our V100 cameras, and then expanding into megapixel mocap with the Flex 13, we set our eyes on large volume performance," added Jim Richardson, OptiTrack CEO. "The Prime value proposition is so stunningly different from what people have come to expect. They have been trained to expect to pay a lot to get a lot. Like all of our motion capture products, the Prime 41 will turn heads for bucking that trend so aggressively. The Prime series is such a great performing camera and the way it fits in with our customers’ workflow is second to none. The fact that it is 1/3 of the price of others in its resolution class provides a massive commercial advantage for OptiTrack customers."

Pricing & Availability

The Prime 41 is available now and is priced at $6,499 ea. For more information, please contact the company's headquarters in Corvallis, Ore. at 1-888-865-5535 or visit them at

About OptiTrack

OptiTrack™ is the largest motion capture provider in the world, offering high-performance optical tracking at the most affordable prices in the industry. The OptiTrack product line includes motion capture software and high-speed tracking cameras, as well as contract engineering services. Used by facilities worldwide in a variety of markets ranging from film and games to sports training and biomechanics, OptiTrack customers include the top in their respective fields.

Entertainment customers include Electronic Arts, Microsoft Game Studios, Ubisoft, Rockstar Games, Halon Entertainment, The Moving Picture Company, Animatrik, Audiomotion Studios, nvizage, Luma Pictures, Proof and other top studios and developers around the world. Engineering customers include Boeing, NASA, Lockheed Martin, John Deere, Mechdyne, Under Armour, Stanford University, Duke University, Laser Shot, Mitsubishi and Dassault Systems. Biomechanics and Gait Analysis customers include Toronto Rehab, Queens University, Ohio State University, Duke University and many others.

For more information (press only):
Liaison Public Relations
Colin McLaughlin

Reader contact:
Seth Steiling, Marketing Manager
P.O. BOX 2317
Corvallis, OR 97339