June 4, 2008

VICON MX T-Series Quadruples Motion-capture Camera Resolution

Oxford, UK - VICON, developer of Academy Award-winning motion capture systems, announced the VICON MX T-Series. The MX-T Series includes an all-new camera design and new Giganet device with cameras available various resolution options, including the T160 (16 megapixel), T40 (4 megapixel), and T20 (2 megapixel). 
The T160 16-megapixel camera represents a four-time increase in resolution over existing professional optical motion-capture solutions, made possible by VICON's proprietary Avalon sensor. VICON is the only optical motion camera developer that designs its own camera sensors. 
The external styling of the camera has been completely reworked and the new mechanical design makes the 18mm VICON lens a standard fit. The system also now supports remote focus and aperture setting with Canon mount lenses for the MX T-Series camera, allowing a single operator to adjust focus and aperture settings remotely via the VICON Blade software. The new cameras also support 2D on-board tracking so that the processing of 2D tracking points is now done in the camera. This makes the reconstruction of 3D data much faster and more accurate, and frees up processing power from the PC. 
With Gigabit Ethernet connections, the MX-T Series systems allow for the transfer of data at 1000MB/second in preview mode, 10 times faster than the current 100MB/second rate. The T-Series cameras are backwards compatible with VICON MX and MX F-Series cameras, and can be used in combination in the same capture volume. With the 16-mMegapixel resolution of the VICON T160 camera, performers can be captured with more markers, and smaller markers can be used and closer together. In this way, details such as hands and face can be captured with accurate detail in much larger volumes than ever before.