New Flex cameras - capture volume?

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The_Nomad
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New Flex cameras - capture volume?

Post by The_Nomad » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:54 am

So, I saw a press release today which said Optitrack was releasing new "Flex" cameras. And the PR says

"When deployed with the stock 56� lens in a standard 20' x 20' arrangement, the camera can attain an active capture area that is among the largest in the industry, which allows for extensive capture volumes even in modest tracking environments. "

So... What size of tracking volume can you obtain with these new cameras?

Seth Steiling
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Re: New Flex cameras - capture volume?

Post by Seth Steiling » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:47 pm

We've only tested up to 16 of the new Flex 13s at once, and did so prior to some recent enhancements to the camera that will increase tracking range by an additional foot or two. In those conditions we were able to achieve a 14' x 14' volume within a 20' x 20' setup area.

(And this with more pixels/degree than either the V100 cameras or the S250e offer.)

Expect to see larger volumes still (though we're not yet sure by how much) as we finalize camera and image processing optimizations and test with a full 24-camera system. We'll augment the website with our findings as we test.
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The_Nomad
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Re: New Flex cameras - capture volume?

Post by The_Nomad » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:50 am

I'll be interested to hear your updates, for values of "interested" meaning "might buy quite a few cameras". :)

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