This information is for Vicon Tracker 4.0. For up-to-date help, see the latest Tracker documentation.

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Before you start capture, be sure to check that the appropriate options are selected in the Capture panel (see Capture properties).

To capture live data:

  1. Ensure your system is connected and calibrated and that Tracker is not in Review mode.
  2. Open the Capture panel (View menu > Capture).
  3. In the Capture Info section, ensure the Capture Folder location is specified as desired.
  4. In the Capture Name box, enter a name for the new capture. If you want a number to be automatically appended to the file name and incremented on each successive capture, ensure Auto-increment Name is selected.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • If you don't want to select any further parameters, go to step 7; or
    • If your capture requires any further setup, for example, if you are using remote triggering, in the Auto Capture section, supply the necessary information:
      • Start/Stop on Timecode  To start and end capture data at a specified timecode, select the check box and enter the required timecode.
      • Stop After Duration  To end the capture automatically after a specified number of seconds, select this check box and enter the required number of seconds.
      • Broadcast Capture To send a remote trigger over the network via UDP to control capture start and stop times, select this check box.
      • Triggered Capture   To receive a remote trigger to control capture start and stop times, select this check box. A trigger can originate from either a voltage signal connected to your Vicon system via a Vicon connectivity device (Vicon Lock) or over the network via UDP.
      If you are sending or receiving a signal via UDP, also specify the Port for the capture and from the Address list, select the required IP address.
      For information on the format of UDP broadcast and trigger notifications, see UDP capture broadcast/trigger.
    For more information on the capture settings, see Capture properties.
  6. If you selected the Start On Timecode check box, start the timecode source from which the data capture is to be triggered; otherwise, go to Step 7.
  7. Under the Capture section, select the check boxes next to each data source you want to capture. For more information, see Capture properties.

    By default, Tracker 4 will capture raw camera data (.x2d) but all data available for review is captured within the review file (.mcp). If you do not select the check box next to Capture Processed Data (or Capture Analog Data), you may not see your data when opening it for review.
  8. When you are ready to begin capturing, click Start Capture.
    The Duration number (mm:ss) increases as the capture proceeds.
    If you did not specify a number of seconds in the Stop after Duration box or if you decide to end the capture before the specified time, click Stop Capture when you have finished capturing.
    To abandon the capture without saving any data, click Cancel.

Each successful capture will be listed in the Captures section of the Review panel. If required, you can play back the captured data by double-clicking the capture name and then clicking the Play button at the bottom right of the Workspace view pane (see Review captures).

To optimize your workflow and app layout for capture, consider using the Capture view settings (see Customize the Tracker user interface).