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Vicon T-Series featuring the world’s first 16 megapixel motion capture camera
T-Series
This is it.
The world’s next generation motion
capture camera - Vicon T-Series.
Ranging from 1 megapixel all the way up
to 16 megapixels, 2D on-board tracking,
streaming video through system-wide
Gigabit Ethernet and remote lens control,
the T-Series is like no other.
Welcome to the resolution revolution.
16 megapixels
Need to use tiny markers but also
want to capture in a bigger volume?
The T160 offers 16 megapixels of
resolution for crystal clear images
and full frame capture speeds up
to 120fps. That’s four times more
resolution than any other motion
capture camera. You can now
accurately track the fastest details
and the subtlest movements, in
even the largest volumes.
2D on-board tracking
Want 3D data of the highest quality and
precision? Who doesn’t? Unlike other
cameras, the T-Series sends extra 2D
tracking information to your computer.
This improves reconstruction and
labelling, especially when markers
are moving fast or undergoing extreme
changes in velocity.
Gigabit Ethernet
Subayai. Rapido. Presto. Vite. Screaming Fast.
It doesn’t matter what language you speak,
Gigabit Ethernet (or GigE) translates as fast.
In fact 10 times faster than before. Speed is
good - giving you an improved preview mode,
where you get to see the full frame video
picture at a usable frame rate. This means
better diagnostics, making your system
easier to set up and easier to use.
T-Series Technology
It’s the attention to detail
that gives T-Series its
technical edge.
Inside the T-Series
The T-Series is different – and not
just on the outside, it’s different
on the inside as well. Every detail,
from the custom-built sensor, to
the strobe, the lens, the handle and
even the cables. Details matter.
High Specification Materials
Cameras you can rely on. The T-Series has been manufactured using
the most robust materials for the components and camera body
as well as the highest quality connectors. As with previous Vicon
cameras the T-Series will reliably serve you for years to come.
Powerful Strobe
T-Series strobes are powerful. Up to 320 high power LEDs give an
even spread of light across the camera’s field of view. Smaller markers
in large volumes are easily identified. By providing more light output,
the cameras are less sensitive to ambient lighting which reduces the
challenges in uncontrollable lighting environments.
Superfast FPGA and DSP
Using the fastest processors available, the T-Series will keep up
with demanding tasks such as multiple character capture or high
speed sports studies.
Custom-Built Sensor
The T-Series uses Vicon’s latest innovation, the Vicon Avalon sensor.
Avalon is the world’s first 16 megapixel motion capture sensor
capturing at 120 frames per second at full frame resolution. This
resolution coupled with Vicon’s grayscale centroid fitting delivers
astonishing results within large volumes with tiny unobtrusive markers.
Soft Core Processor
A soft core processor has been designed specifically for the T-Series.
Soft core processors allow the designer to select and implement
features on the processor through firmware. Off-the-shelf processors
are limited in their ability to connect to the FPGA processor limiting the
amount and speed of data that can flow between them. New features
can also be added easily without introducing a new piece of hardware.
Frame Store
Using a built in frame store with the latest RLDRAM memory technology,
full frame images are stored as they are read from the camera
sensor. This provides a preview mode with a true snapshot of the
image. Cameras without a frame store can show a ‘torn’ image if
the object is moving, particularly noticeable during setup.
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet is 10 times faster than previous Vicon cameras.
T-Series uses custom engineered technology to provide power via
the Gigabit Ethernet as well as synchronizing the cameras together.
This extra bandwidth provides reliable preview data even when your
system is pushed to the limit.
T-Series features
Many years of precision engineering
have gone into the T-Series. From
pixel to processor, from sensor
to strobe, everything has been
engineered to work beautifully.
Vicon Avalon Sensor
Building on the success of the Vicon Vegas sensor,
years of development went into the design of the
Avalon sensor, the world’s first 16 megapixel
motion capture sensor. 16 megapixels at 120
frames per second cannot be achieved using
off-the-shelf sensors.
Dark Current Management
Dark Current may sound like a phrase from a
sci-fi film but it’s real. And it’s present in all optical
capture systems creating noisy 3D data. T-Series
has been engineered with electronic and firmware
design as well as thermal management to control
the effect of Dark Current.
Massive Processing Capabilities
Using powerful DSP and FPGA components the
T-Series increases the throughput of marker data
as well as enabling intelligent features such as
2D tracking on-board and a more usable preview
mode. These intelligent features remove processing
bottlenecks and make the system more scalable.
Strobe Removal
In the past Strobe removal has been tricky.
Especially if your cameras are mounted high
enough that they require a ladder to reach them.
The T-Series has a simple push button mechanism
that allows single handed removal of the strobe
when adjusting the camera.
1 – 16 Megapixel Resolution
T-Series offers the widest choice of resolution so
every application imaginable can be captured.
From 1 megapixel, all the way up to the world’s
first 16 megapixel motion capture camera, T-Series
ensures you get the choice of resolution you need.
Handle
Easy to handle. The T-Series handle has been
ergonomically designed to enable easy removal
from awkward trusses or tripods. Not only that,
the handle enables the camera to be to be safely
chained to a truss as well as being comfortable
to carry.
16 megapixel vision
The T160 offers 16 megapixels
of resolution for crystal clear
images and full frame capture
speeds up to 120fps.
2D on-board tracking
T-Series sends extra 2D
tracking information to
improve reconstruction
and labelling.
T-Series features
Remote Camera Control
Put away your ladders. If you’re changing the
position of your cameras frequently in a multi-use
lab or studio, adjusting the focus and aperture is
now done easily from the comfort of your chair.
Vicon hardware and software is designed to extend
the T-Series functionality to your computer giving
you greater control during set-up.
Vicon Lens
Along with the Avalon and Vegas sensors, the
Vicon lens has been custom-built for motion
capture. The Vicon lens has a large image circle
to ensure that the entire image is evenly illuminated,
not just the center. Off-the-shelf lenses are
designed to work with low resolution cameras
and cannot be used with 16 megapixel sensors
because of the limited resolving power. Resolving
power is the lenses ability to measure differences
of angles between markers.
Dust Proof Connectors
The T-Series uses dust proof connectors to extend
reliability of the cameras in dusty environments,
for example busy production studios, sports halls
and gymnasiums.
Gigacable
Improving on standard technology, T-Series cameras
are powered and synchronized through the Ethernet
Gigacable. These cables can be easily distinguished
from other Vicon cables in your lab or studio by their
distinctive blue colour.
Vicon Vegas Sensors
As well as the powerful Avalon sensor, T-Series
cameras also use the proven 4 megapixel
and 2 megapixel Vegas sensor. T-Series
cameras can be used together regardless of
the sensor, mix and match cameras to meet
your needs. Vegas Sensors now also include
a 1 megapixel version.
Technical Specifications
Performance
Camera maximum frame
rate at full resolution
Camera maximum frame
rate at partial scan
Camera frame rates
T160
T40
T20
T10
120 fps
370 fps
500 fps
250 fps
2,000 fps
30-2,000 fps
2,000 fps
30-2,000 fps
2,000 fps
30-2,000 fps
2,000 fps
30-2,000 fps
CMOS
AVALON-16 (Custom
Vicon Sensor)
4704 X 3456
16,257,024
18.35mm(H); 13.48mm(V);
22.77mm(Diagonal)
>1 inch
V-Shutter
CMOS
VEGAS-4 (Custom
Vicon Sensor)
2352 x 1728
4,064,256
16.46mm(H); 12.10mm(V);
20.43mm(Diagonal)
>1 inch
Electronic freeze
frame shutter
CMOS
VEGAS-2 (Custom
Vicon Sensor)
1600 x 1280
2,048,000
11.20mm(H); 8.96mm(V);
14.34mm(Diagonal)
1 inch
Electronic freeze
frame shutter
CMOS
VEGAS-1 (Custom
Vicon Sensor)
1120 x 896
1,003,520
7.84mm(H); 6.27mm(V);
10.04mm(Diagonal)
2/3 inch
Electronic freeze
frame shutter
Yes
10 bit
1,200,000 x 880,000
(1/256 pixel resolution)
3 processors
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
5
Yes. See Preview
mode above
Yes, using Preview mode
Yes
10 bit
600000 x 440000
(1/256 pixel resolution)
3 processors
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
5
Yes. See Preview
mode above
Yes, using Preview mode
Yes
10 bit
410000 x 325000
(1/256 pixel resolution)
3 processors
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
5
Yes. See Preview
mode above
Yes, using Preview mode
Yes
10 bit
287,000 x 229,000
(1/256 pixel resolution)
3 processors
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
5
Yes. See Preview
mode above
Yes, using Preview mode
Near Infrared (780nm),
Visible Red (623nm)
320 (Visible);
252 (NIR)
Not required
Integrated, software
reprogrammable and
controlled
Yes
1,000 (software controlled)
Near Infrared (780nm),
Visible Red (623nm)
320 (Visible);
252 (NIR)
Not required
Integrated, software
reprogrammable and
controlled
Yes
1,000 (software controlled)
Near Infrared (780nm),
Visible Red (623nm)
320 (Visible);
252 (NIR)
Not required
Integrated, software
reprogrammable and
controlled
Yes
1,000 (software controlled)
Near Infrared (780nm),
Note 8
Visible Red (623nm)
320 (Visible);
252 (NIR)
Not required
Integrated, software
reprogrammable and
controlled
Yes
Note 9
1,000 (software controlled)
Complex mold custom
die-cast aluminum
207mm(H) X 130mm(W)
X 75mm(D)
1.8 Kg including strobe,
excluding lens
Complex mold custom
die-cast aluminum
207mm(H) X 130mm(W)
X 75mm(D)
1.8 Kg including strobe,
excluding lens
Complex mold custom
die-cast aluminum
207mm(H) X 130mm(W)
X 75mm(D)
1.8 Kg including strobe,
excluding lens
Complex mold custom
die-cast aluminum
207mm(H) X 130mm(W)
X 75mm(D)
1.8 Kg including strobe,
excluding lens
Yes
Any standard transmission
method including FTP,
email, CD, USB stick etc.
Cat 5e
Yes
Any standard transmission
method including FTP,
email, CD, USB stick etc.
Cat 5e
Yes
Any standard transmission
method including FTP,
email, CD, USB stick etc.
Cat 5e
Yes
Any standard transmission
method including FTP,
email, CD, USB stick etc.
Cat 5e
Notes
Sensor Specification
Sensor Type
Sensor
Sensor Resolution
Number of Pixels
Physical Sensor Size
Optical Format
Shutter Type
On Camera Processing
256 Shades and Grayscale Processing
Grayscale Depth
Sub pixel resolution
On-Board Processors
On-Camera Masking
In-Camera Dynamic Large Blob Eliminator
Software Masking
Auto Masking
On-Camera Thresholding
2D Tracking
Supersampling
Camera Output Modes
Full Frame Preview Output
Back Focus Mode
Note 1
Note 2
Note 3
Note 4
Note 5
Note 6
Note 7
Strobe/Ringlight Specification
Strobe Types Available
Number of LEDs
Cover Types Available
Strobe Electronics
Adjustable Illumination
Adjustable Levels
Physical
Camera Housing
Camera Body Dimensions
Weight (Kg)
Camera Architecture
Software and Firmware upgradeable
Upgrade Methods
Cabling
Note 10
T40
T20
Camera Architecture
T160
Connectors
A single connection between Camera and Giganet. Single connector to strobe. Two serial ports in a single
Auxiliary connector
Note 11
Power Supply
All power to the Cameras from the power supply within the Giganet
Note 12
Max. No. of Cameras Supported
with Each Hub/Net
Lens Type Supported
Zoom Lens Supported
Lenses Available (C-Mount)
Lenses Available (35mm SLR)
Motorized optics
Plug and Play Compatibility
Up to 10 cameras
per Giganet
Vicon Lens / SLR
Yes
None
Canon / Sigma (Canon
EF Mount)
With Canon / Sigma Lens
Yes
Mixed Camera System Compatibility
Interoperable with MX-F40, MX-F20, MX-40+, MX-20+, MX-13+, MX-3+, MX-40, MX-13, MX-3
System Connectivity/Communication
Maximum Number of Cameras in System
Custom Control Interface
Communication Status Indicators
Integrated Camera Display Panel
Camera Number Indicator
Camera Status Indicators
IP Addressable
IP Reconfigurable
Genlock to External Video Source
Synchronize to General External Signal
External Sync output
External Sync box needed
External VGA output
External A/D Sync + Clock
Camera Diagnostic Interface
Cooling
Camera protection level
Gigabit Ethernet
Unlimited
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
On camera and in software
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Not required
Yes
Yes
Advanced thermal design
IP 61
Notes
1 Full marker grayscale. Marker
centers are calculated based on
every pixel of grayscale available
for the marker, not just the
detected marker edges. An oncamera circularity test ensures
merged or partially occluded
markers which need high-level
processing are sent in full
grayscale to the PC.
T160/T40/T20/T10
2 1. Scalable multi-processor
extracts grayscale markers from
sensor image. Although one
physical device, it provides parallel
processing of datastream. 2.
Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
locates markers in 2D and
calculates centers and radii. 3.
High performance and highly
configurable soft-processor
streams grayscale and marker
center data over Ethernet to host
PC. Also handles housekeeping
and configuration tasks.
3 On-camera masking removes
areas of the sensor where
undesirable static light sources
are recorded, for example strobes
from other cameras.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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4 Camera firmware automatically
removes undesirable image data
including both large blobs (e.g.
sunlight reflections) and/or an
unusually large number of blobs.
Up to 10 cameras
per Giganet
C-Mount / Vicon Lens / SLR
Yes
Yes
Canon / Sigma (Canon
EF Mount)
With Canon / Sigma Lens
Yes
Gigabit Ethernet
Unlimited
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
On camera and in software
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Not required
Yes
Yes
Advanced thermal design
IP 61
T10
Up to 10 cameras
per Giganet
C-Mount
Yes
Yes
None
Up to 10 cameras
per Giganet
C-Mount
Yes
Yes
None
No
Yes
No
Yes
Gigabit Ethernet
Unlimited
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
On camera and in software
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Not required
Yes
Yes
Advanced thermal design
IP 61
10 Gigabit Ethernet with power
and sync over Ethernet.
6 Automatic (centers for
circular markers, grayscale for
overlapping/partially occluded
markers), Centers Only, Grayscale
Only, Centers / Grayscale, and
Preview (the entire sensor image).
12 700 Watts per Giganet.
8 Near Infrared (780nm) and
Visible Red (623nm) surface
mount LED strobes. For Infra
Red (850nm) strobes please call.
No requirement for secondary
optics or strobe covers. This
new generation of strobe is
twice as bright as previous
generations making setup in
awkward environments easier.
9 With built-in temperature
monitor.
Note 13
Gigabit Ethernet
Unlimited
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
On camera and in software
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Not required
Note 14
Yes
Yes
Advanced thermal design
IP 61
5 The 2D tracking algorithms
allow for the markers’ movement
to be tracked from frame to frame
on the camera. This allows even
fast motion of close markers to
be easily processed.
7 Ten times faster than previous
generations of Vicon cameras
and taking full advantage of the
Gigabit Ethernet connection to
the PC.
Notes
11 Using only connectors of the
highest quality, guaranteeing
reliable use for years to come.
13 18-50 mm Sigma lens
available, others on request.
14 Internal A/D is synchronized
to the cameras, but an external
synchronization is programmable
for third party equipment.
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