Leading the Industry in Optical Motion Capture Solutions

Industry Firsts

Motion Analysis Corporation (MAC) has been at the forefront of motion capture technology since its founding over thirty years ago. In 1986, MAC developed the first camera designed and manufactured exclusively for motion capture, the Falcon (pictured at left). Fourteen years later,  the first digital motion capture camera, the Eagle, was introduced at SIGGRAPH 2000.

MAC’s software is no less groundbreaking. Cortex and its predecessor, EVaRT, hold the exclusive trait of presenting a single, integrated user interface to the motion capture technician. Customers do not have to switch in and out of different software programs as they work.

Our cameras and software are backwards compatible – we do not require our customers to upgrade to new cameras in order to use the latest version of Cortex.

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Latest News

Posted on September 7, 2018

Motion Analysis News & Updates August 2016 Motion Analysis is pleased to announce the release of the Cortex 6.2.3 software which is available for download from our private FTP location or on a Cortex 6.2 CD delivered via express mail (upon request). There is both a Cortex 32-bit version and a Cortex 64-bit version available. […]

New Active Motion Capture Technology Introduced at Siggraph

Posted on August 27, 2018

Academy award winning Motion Capture company, Motion Analysis Corporation, is introducing its new active motion capture system – our new active prop can be configured with 16 different patterns to allow our tracking software, Cortex to identify them seamlessly.     The new active prop can work with our complete camera line with ring lights […]

The Motion Capture Behind The Walking Dead

Posted on March 16, 2018

Take an inside look behind-the-scenes with Goodbye Kansas Studios, one of the VFX teams behind AMC’s The Walking Dead. Goodbye Kansas uses our very own motion capture cameras and software for some of the show’s video effects. The Walking Dead VFX Breakdown ep 807 from Goodbye Kansas Studios on Vimeo.

Motion Analysis

Based on over thirty years of development, Motion Analysis’ proprietary high performance motion capture systems consist of digital, field-upgradable cameras, proprietary 3D marker tracking software, and proprietary and licensed application-specific software that is used to measure and analyze, in real-time, the three dimensional movements of objects such as the human body. This proprietary technology produces data that is unsusceptible to jitter, noise or field interference while being highly accurate and repeatable. Our team works closely with renowned specialists to create value-added application software targeted at very specific vertical markets. Motion Analysis is a California corporation formed in May of 1982 with principal executive offices located in Santa Rosa, California.

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