The Raptor series of motion capture systems allow our customers to capture motion outdoors as well as indoors without changing any of the hardware or software on the system. Motion Analysis has developed an exclusive new proprietary image processing software which is embedded in the Raptor cameras. The Raptor cameras have twenty times the processing power of our previous generations of cameras to accomplish all of the required image processing computations. This new software addresses the various challenges of working outdoors in direct sunlight as well as indoor environments where reflections and lighting conditions can also affect a capture, while maintaining extreme accuracy and real-time capabilities.
The Raptor-12HS Digital RealTime System consists of Raptor-12HS digital cameras and Cortex software, which captures complex motion with extreme accuracy. Real-time capabilities allow our customers to see capture results at the same instant as the subject is performing a specific task. With Calcium Solver software, our customers can solve directly to a character skeleton - a feature that is unmatched by any other motion capture company. Real-time previzualization is a reality with our systems. Post processing data this clean is minimal, if at all, and Sky Scripting can be used to quickly process results and do batch processing.
At the head of the cast of Raptors is the newly released Raptor-12HS, a motion capture camera with components designed exclusively for motion capture capability: New processor, firmware, sensor and ringlight. These new components, coupled with the combination of superior sensor and camera design, easily surpass any other camera currently available.
The Raptor-12HS operates up to 300 fps at a full resolution of 4096 x 3072 pixels (12MP). Windowed resolutions at higher frame rates are also possible. With a high-speed electronic pipelined global shutter, each pixel measures 5.5 x 5.5 Ám, assuring the highest light efficiency in the industry. As with other MAC digital cameras, the Raptor-12HS is field upgradeable via email, compatible with other MAC digital cameras and supported with Cortex software.
Savvy consumers understand that the excellence of any camera is not measured by the number of pixels alone. Other factors such as sensor size, pixel size, optics, depth of focus, quality of the ring light and other mechanics all contribute to a motion capture camera's effectiveness. The Raptor-12HS cameras have consistently out-performed other motion capture cameras in accuracy and latency tests. Broadcast tracking applications require precision to 1/100th of a degree - only the Motion Analysis Raptor systems can meet this stringent requirement.
With superior on-board processing, better lens distortion modeling and more powerful ringlights, the Raptor-12HS has a greater depth of field than our competitor's cameras. A smaller f-stop can be used and have a wider field of view, allowing for a greater depth of field - this translates to fewer cameras needed in the capture volume. Our cameras are also in focus throughout the entire volume and can equally see markers close and far away. This translates to fewer cameras needed to cover the capture area.