Vicon Nexus 2.11 is a point release that provides features and enhancements in addition to those that were included in earlier releases of Nexus 2. For more information, see Nexus 2.11 new features and functions.
Nexus 2.11 new features and functions
Nexus 2.11 provides the following new features and enhancements:
Compatibility with Vicon Vantage+
Nexus 2.11 supports the use of the Vantage+ firmware upgrade (Firmware 725), enabling you to use High Speed mode on 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).
To use the new High Speed mode, you must upgrade to Firmware 725 or later.
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 do not 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:
- With your Nexus system in Live mode, set the system frame rate to the speed you want to use in High Speed mode.
A warning may temporarily be displayed, alerting you to the discrepancy between the requested frame rate and the actual system frame rate, until you select high speed mode for all the relevant cameras, as explained next.
- On the System tab, select one or more cameras.
- In the Properties pane, ensure the Advanced properties are displayed and in the Settings section, click the Sensor Mode menu and select High Speed.
In the Camera view pane, notice that the High Speed mode icon is displayed in the bottom left corner of the view .
- With Allow Windowing selected (the default), windowing (reducing the size of the field of view) is used above the following frame rates:
- V16: 500 fps
- V8: 900 fps
- V5: 1060 fps
After a few moments, the system runs at the new speed.
Data management upgrade
Nexus 2.11 includes Vicon ProEclipse 1.4.0, the latest version of Vicon's data management software. This version offers the following improvements:
- An indicator is now displayed to let you know when a backup is available for nodes.
- When you close ProEclipse, modified search schemes are automatically saved.
Nexus 2.11 also includes these enhancements:
- Calibration of large systems has been improved to reduce the chances of a split calibration.
- The reading and writing of X1D and X2D files has been upgraded to improve the performance of large systems during capture.