VICON, developer of Academy Award®-winning motion capture systems, announced the VICON MX T-Series. The T-Series includes an all-new camera design and new Giganet device with cameras available in a variety of resolution options, including the T160 (16 Megapixel), T40 (4 Megapixel) and T20 (2 Megapixel). The T160 16-megapixel camera represents a four-times resolution increase over existing professional optical motion capture solutions.
This revolutionary resolution boost is made possible by VICON’s proprietary Avalon sensor; VICON is the only optical motion camera developer that designs its own camera sensors. “The MX-T Series represents the biggest leap in technology to date for our new release motion capture systems. Not only is the resolution boost significant, but along with the new streamlined camera design and Gigabit Ethernet connections, this system is blazing fast. More speed means our customers get an improved preview mode, meaning better diagnostics making the system easier to set-up and operate,” said Robin Pengelly, Senior Vice President, Entertainment Division, VICON.
The external styling of the camera has been completely reworked and the new mechanical design now makes the 18mm VICON lens a standard fit. Additionally, the system 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, resulting in significant time savings when changing setups between shoots.
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, ten 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 Megapixel resolution of the VICON T160 camera, performers can be captured with more markers, and smaller markers can be used allowing them to be closer together. In this way, details such as hands and face can be captured with accurate detail in much larger volumes than ever before.