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Hyper Strobe and 18mm VICON Lens Boost Performance and Fidelity of VICON Motion Capture Systems VICON, developer of Academy Award®-winning motion capture systems, today announced the Performance Pack comprising a new high powered Hyper Strobe and purpose-built 18mm VICON lens offering VICON motion capture customers more performance, power and fidelity. The Vicon Performance Pack is designed to enhance VICON motion capture performance for game development studios and visual effects facilities with large systems in place. The Hyper Strobe spreads more light, more evenly across a motion capture volume so that cameras can see further, allowing for easier setup in large stages with smaller markers. The 18mm VICON lens was custom built by VICON specifically for motion capture applications, and together with the Hyper Strobe, allows customers to extend motion capture volumes while decreasing marker sizes yet still yield highly accurate performance data.

“The Performance Pack is a very exciting development, particularly for VICON customers in games, where detailed facial capture and multi-performer shoots are frequent requirements,� said Robin Pengelly, Senior Vice President, Entertainment Division. “With increased camera range, smaller markers can be used to provide more detailed capture data—this more robust marker detection and increased power means that the camera can be operated at faster speeds while retaining optimum image quality.� Although the Performance Pack consists of the Hyper Strobe and the VICON 18mm lens, both products will also be available individually. About the Hyper Strobe • The Hyper Strobe will be available with visible red LEDs • The Hyper Strobe is 2.5 times brighter than standard visible red strobes and 5 times brighter than near infrared strobes, increasing camera range and allowing for smaller marker sizes • The LED array has been designed to minimize adjustment of software camera parameters during challenging motion capture setups • New front mounted filter for easy removal About the VICON 18mm Lens • First lens Custom lens purpose-built for motion capture • Provides even coverage ensuring that measured marker size remains more constant regardless of where it is seen in an image • The lens is backward compatible with all VICON cameras • Large aperture provides a great view of small markers with a focal length and image circle specifically ideally suited to VEGAS senor equipped cameras such as the VICON F40 and F20 cameras


Academy Award®-winning VICON is the world’s largest supplier of precision motion tracking systems, serving customers and CG animation applications in film, visual effects, computer games, and broadcast television, as well as engineering and life science industries. VICON operates in four offices worldwide, including its Los Angeles-based Entertainment headquarters, a 26,000 square-foot facility equipped with three performance capture stages for VICON’s service company House of Moves as well as over 250125 VICON MXF40 cameras. VICON is the largest holding of OMG (Oxford Metrics Group - LSE: OMG), plc., a group of technology companies that produces image understanding solutions for the entertainment, defense, life science and engineering markets. Other holdings include Emmy Award®-winning 2d3 and newly founded Geospatial Vision Ltd. VICON’s and OMG’s global clients include: life science leaders University of Pennsylvania, the VA Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Titleist Golf, National Pitching Association; engineering industry leaders Ford, BMW, Airbus, Lockheed, Pratt-Whitney, NASA, Caterpillar, International Truck, and Toyota; and entertainment companies Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Computer Entertainment, Industrial Light and Magic, Sega, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Vivendi, Electronic Arts, Square Enix and many others. For more information about OMG and its subsidiaries, visit


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SMPTE Australia Section Issues Call for Papers for METexpo Conference

SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has issued a call for papers for its forthcoming Media + Entertainment Tech Expo (METexpo) Conference, which will be held between 18-20 July 2019 at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia.