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Meta Motion Shows Jade Motion Captor System at SIGGRAPHSapphire high-speed digital cameras enhance Motion Captor technology (August 12, 2004)
The Jade Motion Captor mocap system is being introduced at SIGGRAPH 2004, announced Lee Dickholtz, President of Meta Motion, distributor of Motion Captor systems in North America.
The Jade Motion Captor optical mocap system is priced under $45,000 and offers:
* Unmatched ease of use.
* Minimal learning curve (learn it in four hours, know it in a week). Competitive optical mocap systems have a 6-12 month learning curve.
* Greatly reduced clean-up time. Automatic use of biomechanical tracking methods greatly reduces clean-up time since occlusion and marker swapping are minimized. Up to 50% less clean-up than competitive systems.
* Superior real-time dual actor capability. Actors can hug or grapple, climb under each other, play leap-frog, etc.
* Unmatched real-time motion capture via stand-alone driver.
* Outstanding Kaydara Mocap integration. Kaydara Mocap is an industry leading software program for real-time display of actor’s motions on actual 3D characters.
Meta Motion is also introducing new high-speed digital cameras that offer superior tracking for the Sapphire Motion Captor System. In addition to the same features as the Jade Motion Captor system, the Sapphire system also has:
* Up to 75% reduction in clean-up provided by superior marker tracking
* Higher camera speeds (up to 200 frames per second or 400 fields per second) make clean-up much easier since errant data can often be eliminated without changing the resulting motion curves. Excellent for fast or slow motion capture.
* Ability to easily expand the system to cover larger areas – just by adding additional cameras
* Greater affordability than competitive systems
Said Russ Francis of Mantis Motion: “Having worked with data from other motion capture systems, our clients all prefer the data they get from the Motion Captor system. It rivals all other optical systems.”
About Meta Motion
Meta Motion delivers easy, accurate and affordable real-time motion capture solutions for game development, film, broadcast, education, VR, ergonomics, gait analysis and sports analysis targeted specifically to the needs of its diverse and demanding clients.
Meta Motion is a leading reseller of full-body motion capture solutions as well as hardware and software for hand and facial capture including Kaydara MOCAP, 5DT Data Gloves, CyberGloves from Immersion 3D and Famous3D facial animation software.
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