We have recently been equipped with a new Phasespace Impulse X2Ε motion capture system with active LEDs, and established our own motion capture laboratory at the RISE centre of excellence, in collaboration with the Graphics Virtual Reality Lab, University of Cyprus.
Our Phasespace Impulse X2E system consists of 24 cameras that are able to capture 3D motion using modulated LEDs. These cameras contain a pair of linear scanner arrays operating at high frequency each of which can capture the position of any number of bright spots of light as generated by the LEDs. The system offers a fast rate of capture (up to 960Hz) and allows the individual markers to be identified by combining the information from several frames and hence identifying the marker from its unique modulation. Our system is able to capture 3D motion data over time for multiple characters (up to 5 character at the same time), maintaining the correct human proportions and the naturalness of the action, while having a realistic motion. The system also offers mobility enabling motion capture sessions to be performed at dance schools and studios. Our system is capable of acquiring, in parallel and synchronized the motion capture data (in c3d format), RGB video data (in .mp4 and .mov formats) using the PhaseSpace Rev5 Vision cameras (120 fps @ 4 megapixels and 240 fps @ HD), RGB-depth data using 3 Microfodt Kinect Azure consoles, and audio data (in .mp3 and .wav formats).
The Graphics and Virtual Reality Lab is further equipped with: