12/07/2022

Valkyrie ushers in age of THE highest-fidelity motion capture ever

Vicon’s most advanced camera range will drive forward new ground-breaking motion capture applications for users globally

Oxford, UK – 19 July 2022 – Vicon, a world leader in motion capture, has today launched Valkyrie, its new flagship camera range, with four models delivering the world’s highest quality motion capture system. Valkyrie cameras will capture motion more faithfully and accurate to reality than ever before, powering a new wave of innovation and discovery across all motion capture markets.

Designed to work in harmony with Vicon’s powerful software solutions for the life sciences, visual effects, location-based virtual reality and engineering sectors, Valkyrie completes a true best-of-breed ecosystem for motion capture users.

The range includes a 26-megapixel (MP) model and a high-speed capture mode at up to 2,000 Frames Per Second (FPS). When combined with the powerful bespoke new varifocal lens, they deliver a greater fidelity in human motion capture and unlock a previously unmatched capture quality.

Valkyrie-enabled systems will power motion capture projects with robust data without the need for further processing or ‘clean up’. The enhanced self-healing and calibration will ensure Vicon’s customers can focus on their work rather than the technology.

Valkyrie will allow academics, scientists and researchers to accurately track even the fastest moving subjects and objects, and for filmmakers and game designers to create ever more realistic and immersive experiences.

The full Valkyrie range comprises:

  • VK26 – the flagship model capable of covering the largest volumes with incredible detail with its 26MP and native 150FPS, ideal for highly-demanding applications such as Virtual Production and in-camera VFX
  • VK16 – offering the highest frame rate per megapixel, at 16MP with a native 300FPS, designed to support complex biomechanical modelling and engineering use cases
  • VK8 – offering both the highest native frame rate of 500FPS and the best cost per megapixel at 8MP, which can capture the fastest moving athletes and objects (gymnasts, golf balls, etc.)
  • VK-X – supports the most convincing and responsive VR experiences and applications that utilise active markers

“With Valkyrie we will support their (our customers) growing needs and demands with the most advanced motion capture systems ever seen.”

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Imogen Moorhouse
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Imogen Moorhouse, CEO of Vicon, commented: “Whether it is medical researchers using our technology to analyse increasingly complex motion, for example in spines or shoulder joints, or filmmakers rapidly adopting virtual production techniques – our customers are at the cutting edge of the use of motion capture. With Valkyrie we will support their growing needs and demands with the most advanced motion capture systems ever seen.

“In challenging times, the Vicon team has created an industry-leading set of features providing high fidelity, intelligence, automation and a technical robustness which combine to create a new degree of usability, speed and accuracy. With every design decision we’ve taken we have focused on empowering the global community of motion capture users to take their work into the next level. With Valkyrie our customers are going to play a massive role in driving forward a new era of motion capture innovation and exploration.”

For more information please visit www.vicon.com/valkyrie

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Vicon press contacts:

UK & ROW: James Lambert, Wildfire | vicon@wildfirepr.com | +44 (0)208 408 8000

Americas: Walker Sands | viconpr@walkersands.com | +1-312-267-2939

About Vicon

Academy Award®-winning Vicon is an innovator in motion capture and the world’s largest supplier of motion measurement systems. Established in 1984, Vicon serves customers in visual effects, object tracking, virtual and augmented realities, engineering, broadcast, biomechanics, sports and clinical sciences.

With thousands of customers world-wide, including Guy’s Hospital, EA Sports, Bandai Namco, Sony, Dreamscape Immersive, MIT and NASA, the diverse applications for Vicon technology continues to grow.

More recently, Vicon has seen the demand for motion measurement going mainstream and applied to a broader range of applications than ever before with new markets including Location-based Virtual Reality and Elite Sports.

Vicon is a subsidiary of Oxford Metrics (LSE: OMG), the international software company servicing government, life sciences, entertainment and engineering markets. For more information about Vicon, visit www.vicon.com.

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