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Motion capture specialist Vicon launches new flagship…

Motion capture specialist Vicon launches new flagship…

Motion capture specialist Vicon has launched Valkyrie, its new flagship camera range, with four models delivering what it says is the world’s highest quality motion capture system. 

The company says Valkyrie cameras will capture motion more faithfully and accurate-to-reality than ever before, powering a new wave of innovation and discovery across the life sciences sector.

Designed to work in harmony with Vicon’s software solution for life sciences – Nexus – Valkyrie completes a true best-of-breed ecosystem for motion capture users. 

The range includes a 26-megapixel (MP) model and a high-speed capture mode at up to 2,000 Frames Per Second (FPS). 

Valkyrie’s resolution and accuracy mean it offers data quality for new insights into movement and the best outcomes for subjects. The camera’s extraordinary fidelity brings new levels of detail to highly complex movement, offering new insights into structures such as the shoulder, feet, and the spine. 

The Valkyrie range includes: 

VK26 – the flagship model with a 26MP resolution and native 150FPS

  • Capture movement with the highest accuracy to unlock new insights and empower decision-making – this model is designed to drive the data for the most complex biomechanical modelling
  • Ideal for deep study of sports, athletics, and rehabilitation, as cameras capture small movements with high fidelity
  • Capable of covering the largest volumes with incredible detail

VK16 – offering the highest frame rate per megapixel, at 16MP with a native 300FPS 

  • Capture athletes and objects in sports – such as football and baseball – and deliver data for biomechanics research
  • Opens up highly complex modelling, as captures are high-fidelity – good for capturing shoulders, spine, and paediatric feet
  • Ideals for outdoor captures as it has the perfect combination of power and speed in conjunction with the IP65-rating

VK8 – offering native frame rate of 500FPS and the best cost per megapixel at 8MP

  • Capture the fastest sporting movements of both subjects and objects with confidence, such as in golf and gymnastics
  • Most accessible way to unlock the power of motion capture to empower research or clinical decision-making

Imogen Moorhouse, CEO of Vicon, said: “Whether it is academics or researchers using our technology to analyse increasingly complex motion, for example in spines or shoulder joints, or sports scientists capturing the fastest moving athletes or sporting equipment – our customers are at the cutting edge of the use of motion capture. With Valkyrie we will support their growing needs and demands with the most advanced motion capture systems ever seen.

“In challenging times, the Vicon team has created an industry-leading set of features providing high fidelity, intelligence, automation, and a technical robustness which combine to create a new degree of usability, speed, and accuracy. With every design decision we’ve taken we have focused on empowering the global community of motion capture users to take their work to the next level. With Valkyrie, our customers are going to play a massive role in driving forward a new era of motion capture innovation and exploration.”