iPi Motion Capture version 3.0 from iPi Soft developers, is now available. The next generation motion capture solution delivers a number of new features, including support for the new Microsoft Kinect 2 sensor, increased tracking speed, improved arm and leg tracking and a simplified calibration process, the company claims.
iPi Soft has also announced a new subscription payment model with options for a year subscription for frequent software users or a three-month plan for using the software on a per-project basis.
“The latest enhancements in iPi Motion Capture Version 3.0 coupled with support for Microsoft’s Kinect 2 sensor delivers an elevated experience to creative professionals and enthusiasts, and introduction of the new subscription pricing model makes our solution even more affordable,” said Michael Nikonov, iPi Soft’s founder and chief technology architect. “The faster algorithms, simplified calibration and improved limbs tracking will give our customers – amateurs, pros and everyone in between – powerful performance tools to express their creativity.”
Key highlights in the new iPi Motion Capture include 10-20 per cent faster tracking algorithms; improved tracking for arms and legs with less tracking errors, a redesigned user interface; and improved calibration of multi-camera system with no need to manually align cameras.
iPi Motion Capture version 3.0’s compatibility with the Microsoft Kinect 2 sensor lets users get closer to the camera, with the aim of reducing overall space requirements.
There are several features related to the Kinect 2 sensor that iPi Soft plans to offer users in the future, including distributed recording (which will allow recording multiple Kinect 2 sensors using several PCs); up to 12-camera support; increased tracking speed; selected limb cleanup; and three actor tracking.