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OptiTrack real time tracking systems are the world’s choice for low latency, precision 6DoF tracking for ground and aerial robotics (UAV’s). We produce the most precise and easy to use indoor and outdoor positioning systems for input into all the major control systems.
OptiTrack systems, coupled with our new Micron Series calibration tools, produce the most precise 3D data available today—capable of sub-20 µm accuracy in optimal conditions.
Perfectly optimized 3D accuracy is at the heart of our robotics tracking systems. OptiTrack’s drone and ground robot tracking systems consistently produce positional error less than 0.3mm and rotational error less than 0.05°. It varies mildly on the capture environment, but it is often even better than those figures.
"The key performance parameters for us are high data rate, low latency and high precision. We have found that OptiTrack meets and exceeds our expectations in all of these."
Mac Schwager, PhD
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
From high-speed cameras featuring image-stopping global shutters and fast-discharge LEDs to a pipeline that processes data from photon to rigid body solve, OptiTrack has been engineered for speed.
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.
OptiTrack’s worldwide reputation for easy to use tools is evident in every keystroke and mouse click within Motive’s robotics tracking solutions. Track an object of just about any size or shape—and get operating without head scratching—in seconds.
Set your object’s origin and preferred axis easily and accurately; adding or removing markers at any time to ensure perfect tracking. You can even share markers between rigid bodies. Then, use Motive’s high-level filters and constraints to fine tune the tracking performance—perfect for demanding applications like high-density, high-speed UAV tracking.
OptiTrack’s advanced rigid body solver is the best in the industry, delivering flawless 6DoF (degrees of freedom) data over wide areas with multiple targets.
"OptiTrack cameras provide the fast accuracy that we need, and the open SDK allows us to use them in the context that we need – outside traditional motion capture."
General Manager at VYV
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.
"The system works out of the box. The robot tracking is robust and calibration is simple."
Mark Hoepflinger, PhD
Autonomous Systems Lab
Featuring ultra-powerful strobes and custom-engineered band-pass filters, Prime Series cameras can track reflective markers outside, in full sunlight—ideal for tracking quadrotors in bright environments, without adding the weight and complexity of active markers. All OptiTrack cameras can track the same sized marker outdoors at about half their indoor distance. Of course, you can always use larger markers to increase range, or use active markers for extreme distances.
Our free developer tools provide access to camera images, centroids, reconstructed 3D points, rigid body 6DoF position and orientation, and nearly everything in between. Our Natnet SDK provides free, open, and well documented access to OptiTrack’s real time stream for easy integration into your control system. Stream data unicast or multicast, Y up or Z up with a single click, stream into industry standards including VRPN and trackd. Have a look at our Developer Hub for more information.
Integrate your OptiTrack system with other devices via external sync in/out for slave and triggering events. Utilize either frame triggers or free-run triggering to synchronize frame cycling with external software controls and hardware components like shutter glasses.
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.
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.
OptiTrack’s functionality and price relative to other products was unparalleled; it met 100% of our needs at a fifth of the cost.
Craig Chapman, PhD
University of Alberta
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.
OptiTrack is amazing. We pushed our Prime 41 cameras to the limit, and their support team was with us every step of the way. Our ambitions paid off, and we were able to get a lot of interesting shots that we didn’t even think were possible when we started.
Co-founder at KMel Robotics
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.