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Old November 7th, 2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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Looking for free ping pong motion capture software?

I was wondering if there is a free motion capture (ala ping pong balls) that can be used with a webcam or hd cam...
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Old November 12th, 2010, 12:33 AM   #2
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I've never come across a free one - not to say it doesn't exist, but I haven't found it.

Close to free - maybe.

Syntheyes at around $400 can do reasonable motion capture. I think you would need 2 to 4 cameras running at once and there are some camera calibration issues. Also - if the cameras use CMOS sensors (almost all recent cams under $20k - $30k except for the new JVC units) instead of CCD there can be other issues that will lead to less than great results.

I don't know of anything less expensive than Syntheyes - might exist, I just haven't heard about it.
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Old November 12th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #3
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thanks for the input. I think there was something out there a couple of years back called cee-gee or something?
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