Calling Calibration File

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Calling Calibration File

Post by shneidr518 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:12 am


I recently was using Motive to capture some data. As I was using it the program would hang up on me while I was switching between editing to view my recent take and back to live to record a new task I would have to restart the program. As I was doing this I noticed that the tracking of the markers was not constant, the markers would bounce around instead of tracking on the person.

I was wondering if Motive might have been calling a different calibration file then the one that I started with at the beginning of the session? Is there a way to see what calibration file is being called? Also, would the same calibration file be called if a different person logged onto the computer?


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Re: Calling Calibration File

Post by steven.andrews » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:44 am

Hello shneidr518,

Currently, Motive does not do a good job of reporting the calibration that is being used. When it releases, Motive 3.0 will have a redesigned calibration interface that will clearly display this information.

For the time being, you could record a take then select it in the Data pane. The information shown in the Properties pane should include the date of the calibration that is in the take.

Each take contains a copy of the calibration, so if you suspect you loaded an older calibration you can export the calibration from one of your current takes.

I hope this helps. If you need any further assistance with this, please fee free to reach out to us directly.

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Re: Calling Calibration File

Post by artoo » Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:39 pm

shouldnt continuous calibration put you on the save side with this ?

and here motive does crash often as well, when switching between recording and review,
but also often in editing when swapping keys.

looking forward for motive3 !

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