PERFORMANCE CAPTURE HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY.
Vicon Cara is the world's first out of the box 3D facial motion capture system. With a custom made HeadRig built for actor comfort, four HD cameras and optional on-board lighting, Performance Capture has never been so easy.
Cara is all about getting the performance. Each component of the system has been designed from the ground up to the highest specification enabling capture and tracking of facial movements with the finest possible fidelity whilst allowing the actor freedom of movement and expression.
The Cara system has been engineered to ensure on-set reliability and actor comfort. Openness of design allows the performer and director to concentrate on the performance and not the technology.
With 4 high resolution, high speed cameras capturing every nuance, and custom built on-board lighting, Vicon's Cara facial motion capture system will ensure you don't miss a thing. Whatever processing pipeline you use, the clear, high quality image data captured with Cara gives you the best possible starting point.
Proprietary calibration and tracking algorithms ensure post processing of the data results in clean, accurate trajectories making onward pipeline work much faster, saving time and money.
Timecode support allows ease of management of the data in your performance capture pipeline.
Cara has been designed as a truly modular system. You can choose to use your own headgear with the Cara hardware; you can use one, two three or all four cameras, whichever best fits your needs; you can use the CaraPost processing software to output high quality 3D data or use the images straight from the logger and pass the output through your own processing pipeline or third party software. Cara can be adapted to fit into many scenarios.
A complete Cara system ships with four 720p HD cameras with up to 60 fps and a 3mm F2.0 IR filtered Lens. At 31g, they are light enough to sit on the Cara HeadRig and be worn comfortably by the actor.
The Cara logger is worn on the actors back and has a recording capacity of 64GB with two hours battery. At 430g and 140x90x40mm, it is light and comfortable enough for the actor to wear for the entire shoot, with no discomfort.
The custom designed HeadRig weighs 1.2kg with the four Cara cameras and BOB attached. The HeadRig is one of the biggest innovations of the Cara system, designed for actor comfort and a one-size-fits-all approach.
Cara Light Kit
A custom designed, controllable rig of four on-board lights enable you to work in environments with insufficient or changing ambient light.