prime series

PRIME SERIES
Quick Start Guide
1
Install Software
Download and run the latest software installer on your host computer. Please visit
www.optitrack.com/downloads/ for a list of compatible software.
2
Setup Camera Network
Place your cameras, Ethernet PoE/PoE+ switches and host computer around your
desired capture area. Using Cat 6 cables, connect the cameras to the switches, and
then connect the switches to the host computer. Diagram 1 shows the components
of a system with 11 or less cameras and Diagram 2 shows the components of a
system with 12 or more cameras.
Tips
• Segment Ethernet camera network traffic from your office/local area network.
• For best performance, only connect the cameras and the host computer to the
camera network.
• If the host computer is already connected to another network, then use a second
Ethernet port or add-on network card for connecting the computer to the camera
network.
3
Focus Cameras (Prime 41 & Prime 17W only)
The lens on each camera must be focused to
optimize it for a capture volume.
Prime 41
To focus a camera:
1. Place a marker about two-thirds of the way
across the volume from the camera you wish
to focus.
2. Adjust the f-number on the camera lens, if
necessary. Typical for indoors: 1.8 (Prime 41) or
1.6 (Prime 17W) and 2.8 when outdoors.
The f-number determines the range from a
camera through which a marker will be in
focus. Higher f-numbers result in a greater
in-focus range.
3. Press the “Aim Assist” button on the back of
the camera to zoom in on the camera’s 2D
view for aiming and inspection in the software.
4. Use the focus ring on the lens to bring the
marker into focus.
f-number
Focus
Prime 17W
Focus
Aim Assist
f-number
75 50
Lo-Z Ω
External Master
Lock
Time
AUX Power In
PoE PD
100BASE-TX
Video
Genlock In
Video
Genlock In
SMPTE
Time Code In
SMPTE
Time Code In
Outputs
2
1
© 2012 NaturalPoint Inc.
External Master
Lock
Time
© 2012 NaturalPoint Inc.
75 50
Lo-Z Ω
12V @ 0.5 A
Isolated
Hi-Z
Lo-Z
Sync & Trigger Inputs
10 Cameras and 1 eSync
10 Cameras and 1 eSync
Isolated
Hi-Z
Lo-Z
Sync & Trigger Inputs
11 Cameras
11 Cameras
Reserved
12-port PoE+ Switch
12-port PoE+ Switch
Reserved
12-port PoE+ Switch
12-port PoE+ Switch
12V @ 0.5 A
AUX Power In
PoE PD
100BASE-TX
Outputs
2
1
8-port Uplink Switch
8-port Uplink Switch
PC
PC
LAN
LAN
Diagram 2. Camera network with 12 or more cameras/devices.
10 Cameras and 1 eSync
10 Cameras and 1 eSync
75 50
Lo-Z Ω
Isolated
Hi-Z
Lo-Z
Sync & Trigger Inputs
External Master
Lock
Time
AUX Power In
PoE PD
100BASE-TX
Video
Genlock In
Video
Genlock In
SMPTE
Time Code In
SMPTE
Time Code In
Outputs
2
1
© 2012 NaturalPoint Inc.
External Master
Lock
Time
Reserved
© 2012 NaturalPoint Inc.
75 50
Lo-Z Ω
12V @ 0.5 A
Isolated
Hi-Z
Lo-Z
Sync & Trigger Inputs
Reserved
12V @ 0.5 A
AUX Power In
PoE PD
100BASE-TX
Outputs
2
1
12-port PoE+ Switch
12-port PoE+ Switch
LAN
LAN
PC
PC
Diagram 1. Camera network with 11 or less cameras/devices.
LED Indicators
• If the camera displays a non-blinking ‘E’ on the numeric LED and a red status
ring then incompatible software is being used on the host computer. Download a
newer version of the software from the OptiTrack website.
• If the camera displays a blinking ‘E’ with no status ring then an error has occurred
during the auto-negotiation with the ethernet switch. Please contact support since
there may be a hardware issue.
Technical Notes
• OptiTrack does not recommend the use of cables, extenders, hubs and switches
that have not been qualified for use with OptiTrack devices. Qualified Ethernet
devices are available for purchase at www.optitrack.com.
• PoE+ is required for maximum IR strobe power, which benefits large capture
volumes. For medium to small volumes, maximum strobe power is typically not
required, so PoE could be used instead.
• PoE and PoE+ switches must support full power (15.4 and 34.2 Watts respectively)
for every Ethernet port. PoE+ switches must be LLDP enabled.
• Prime cameras may require a firmware update the first time a new software
version is used. The process is automatic and takes less than 30 seconds. A
progress indicator will be displayed on the numeric LED of the camera.
• Important: Do not unplug a camera during the firmware update process!
Need help?
Call technical support at 1-888-865-5535 or e-mail us at support@optitrack.com.
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