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Shogun 1.5 supports the use of the Vantage+ firmware upgrade (Firmware 725 and later), enabling you to use High Speed mode with your Vantage cameras without having to change the field of view (FOV) or lens. When you capture optical data, subsampling (selectively reducing the pixel count) enables you to run at high camera frame rates without reducing the FOV (frame size).
Previously, to run Vantage cameras at higher frame rates while maintaining their maximum resolution, windowing was used, which reduces the size of the FOV.
Now, in new High Speed mode, you can run your Vantage cameras at higher frames rates while maintaining the FOV. You can change frame rates during capture and you don't need to set up your cameras again when you increase the frame rate, as the FOV is unchanged.
Note that because the higher speeds are achieved through subsampling (removing some pixels from the frames), some reduction in resolution is incurred. For details, see High-speed mode in the Vicon Vantage Reference Guide.
To select high-speed mode:
Realtime video compression
You can now capture direct to .mov file format, using one of five preset quality settings, enabling you to balance the file size against the required quality.
To select .mov format for capture:
Improvements to tracking tracking fast-moving props
4 * 4K video playback
You can now use up to four SDI video cameras (including sound).
Improvements to the System and Processing panels
The System panel has been improved for 1.5, making it more responsive and providing more helpful feedback, especially for large systems.
For more information about the status of your system components, hover the mouse pointer over the relevant icon.
The Processing panel now offers a search facility and other controls that determine the visibility of the component properties.
To use the search, display the Advanced properties and enter the first few letters of the property you want to find.
Occlusion fixing improvements to match Post
Real-time occlusion fixing in Live and occlusion fixing with Post now give the same results.
Scrub timeline with middle mouse button
You can now scrub the timeline by holding down the middle mouse button in the same way that you can do this in Post. You can use this shortcut in both the 3D Scene view and the Cameras view.
You can adjust the behavior of the middle mouse button with options in the Preferences dialog box.
To change the settings for the middle mouse button or wheel:
Load subjects via .mcp file
For an easy way to quickly load subjects and props from an existing scene, you can now load an .mcp file directly into Shogun Live.
To quickly load subjects and props from an .mcp: