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Meta Motion Unveils Gypsy Jr. Mocap System For Under $10K

(August 16, 2001)
Meta Motion, a provider of high-performance full-body, hand and facial motion capture solutions for the broadcast, visual effects, and entertainment industries, will introduce Gypsy Jr., the newest addition to the popular Gypsy 3 series of motion capture systems. With pricing starting at less than $10,000, the Gypsy Jr. offers a powerful and affordable way for all studios to streamline the animation process with motion capture data.

**Preview the Gypsy Jr. motion capture system at Meta Motion's booth #967at SIGGRAPH 2001, Los Angeles, August 14-16, 2001.**.

Actors, animators and production staff can easily use the system to output live performance animation for integration with (or without) virtual sets for TV broadcast, meetings and events. The Gypsy Jr. is also well suited for on-location and studio work focusing on character animation and special effects, and content creation for games and the Internet. Boasting a capture rate of up to 120 fps, and extremely low latency (time-lag) the Gypsy easily meets the needs of today's most demanding production studios.

Gypsy Jr. Features In addition to its unequaled capture range and affordable price point, the Gypsy Jr. can be used to:

Animate live or recorded virtual MCs and web hosts Create highly accurate inner skeletal data based upon virtual joints Fast capture rate of up to 120 frames per second in real time Real-time operation with very low-latency-post processing is not required to view captured data Computer serial port plug-in capability allows for easy laptop (or desktop) capture Support for multiple actors simultaneously without occlusion or magnetic interference Portability simplifies system set up in new environments-generally requires 20 minutes or less Free from magnetic, metallic, and electrical interference

The Gypsy Jr. runs on Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows 98 and integrates with a wide variety of platforms via Ethernet and SDK (included). Pricing for the Gypsy Jr. begins at less than $10,000.

Strategic partnerships with leading motion capture hardware and software developers such as Kaydara, FAMOUS 3D, Dream Team, Analogus, X-IST, 5DT, AVSoft and Immersion 3D allow Meta Motion to provide extremely powerful competitively priced full-body motion capture systems (body, face and hands).

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