Representatives from motion capture system creator Vicon have announced the release of the company's new MX-F40 and MX-F20 cameras, which include the Vegas camera sensors designed specifically for motion capture.
The new cameras are part of Vicon's MX platform, with the F in each camera's name standing for 'Faster Full Frame' motion capture. The F40 and F20 will replace Vicon's MX40+, MX20+ and MX13+ cameras, while the MX3+ cameras will still remain available.
According to Vicon, the MX-F40 is capable of capturing 370 frames-per-second at 4-million pixels, while the MX-F20 captures up to 500 frames-per-second at 2-million pixel resolutions. These increases in speed are matched by an improvement in the camera's marker throughput capacity, allowing for the capture of more subjects per trial or take.
In addition to these speed increases, the Vicon Vegas sensor offers a true "freeze frame" shutter, so the F-series cameras are tolerant of on-set or laboratory ambient light.
"The F40 and F20 represent the world's first and only optical cameras to include proprietary sensors that were custom designed for motion capture applications," said Vicon's Nick Bolton. "The release of the Vicon Vegas sensor is evidence of our continuing dedication to innovation and investment in research and development. Due to our incredible customers and overwhelming market support you can guarantee Vicon will always be first to market."