Happy New Year from all of us at Vicon. We are excited to share updates from the last quarter and look ahead to 2019. Vicon has recently published the 35th anniversary edition of our internal magazine, The Standard, begun planning for an expansive 2019 exhibition schedule, released multiple software updates and patches and added seven new team members to the family. Read on to learn more. Subscribe to future newsletters here.
2019 Vicon Standard
The 35th Anniversary edition of The Standard is now available on our website. This edition includes 14 articles ranging from internal op-eds to customer stories focused on all markets from customers like the Japan Atomic Energy Agency and Human Media Lab to VR Arcade, Durham University and V1 Interactive. Find it here.
If you would like a physical copy, email us at [email protected].
Software Updates and Patches
Sync Facial Capture to Blade or Shogun with Faceware’s Shepherd Software
Introducing Faceware Shepherd for Vicon users, a new software product that gives motion capture operators using both Faceware and Vicon Blade or Shogun the ability to control recording and playback of multiple facial video recording devices simultaneously.
Shepherd instantly simplifies any body and face motion capture shoot by eliminating the need to manually track take numbers, file names, and recording times. Shepherd also provides valuable tools for producers, like the ability to easily transfer clips from facial recording devices, as well as export a detailed list of recorded clips for review and editorial. Motion capture operators can streamline production with Shepherd’s “Mocap Trigger” feature which enables Shepherd to start and stop facial recording when Blade or Shogun starts and stops recording.
Shepherd is due to officially launch in the first half of 2019. Clients who are interested in a trial version of Shepherd and want to participate in the Open Beta can contact [email protected]
Case Studies & Blogs
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The Vicon family continues to grow and expand. In the last quarter we have welcomed seven team members, including our first ever Chief Technology Officer in IMeasureU founder Mark Finch.
Hashim Abdella – Computer Vision Scientist (Oxford)
Caleb Cover – VFX Application Engineer (Denver)
Alix de Dieuleveult – Application Engineer (Oxford)
Melissa Urry – Global Marketing Manager (Oxford)
Mark Andrews- Buyer (Oxford)
Tim Massey – Engineering Product Manager (Oxford)
Mark Finch – Chief Technology Officer (Oxford) – This is a totally new position responsible for directing the company’s technology vision and roadmap, driving the development of both hardware and software. Mark will be bringing his expertise as an engineer and inventor to the role, considering how best to employ your feedback in our development cycle.
FREE SUPPORT FOR LIFE
Support is a large part of the Vicon offering and it’s something we’re very proud of. Not only do new customers receive a one year warranty on their hardware, but all of our customers benefit from basic phone, email and web technical support for the life of their system.