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Primex 13


The next generation of the most widely used camera in motion tracking history

perspective front side back
1.3 MP
+/- 0.20 mm
3D accuracy1
240 FPS
native frame rate
1000 FPS
max frame rate2

High speed, precise tracking for medium-sized areas. The next generation of the most widely used camera in motion tracking history.

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Interactive Lab
Audi A5 Launch
The world’s first automobile presentation employing real-time motion tracking technology.
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University of Sheffield
Digital Operating Theatre
Tracking tools, patients, surgeons and VR headsets to overcome physical restraints of teaching med students.
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Arrow Electronics
SAM Car 3.0
In-car Prime13Ws track head movement to steer Sam Schmidt’s race car at speeds over 190 mph.
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DTU Copenhagen
Audio Visual Immersion Lab
Tracked subjects are immersed in a near perfect replication of the “cocktail party effect” in pursuit of better hearing aids.
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Sports VTS
QB Sim
Prime 13Ws track the VR HMD and football to prepare second string athletes with first string experience.

Small footprint, lightweight. The Primex 13’s 2.7″ square signature, 12 ounce weight and invisible 850nm IR illumination are perfect for applications which require a discreet tracking system.

240 FPS

High frame-rate capture. The Primex 13’s 240 FPS capture rate and image stopping global shutter can be used when your application requires Prime Series precision for movement speeds above 125mph.

Active and passive markers

Tracks Passive and Active Markers with positional errors less than +/-0.20mm and rotational errors less than 0.5 degrees. For some tracking applications, customers find benefit in using a combination of active and passive markers.

PrimeX series cameras

Mix and match cameras. Any camera in the Prime and Primex family can be used together to create the optimal configuration for any use case. That is 11 different cameras that can be chosen to deliver the highest 3D accuracy in any environment.

Prime Lens

“Fast glass” M12 lens. We custom design our own super low distortion, “fast glass” lenses for optimal marker tracking. The Primex 13’s F#1.6 lens is treated with a wide band anti-reflective coating, which dramatically increases light transmission to the imager, yielding larger volumes and more precise 3D data.

Filter Options. Switch between IR and visible spectrum imaging with our software selectable Filter Switcher, or select a band-pass filter to more thoroughly eliminate interference from other light sources.
850nm band-pass | 800nm / 700nm FS

Object imaging mode

Powerful on-board image processing. All OptiTrack cameras feature integrated image processing. The algorithms which identify markers and marker centers, and the sequence of data delivery are important steps to achieve both world leading accuracy and low latency.

Status Indicator

On-camera status indicator. Your OptiTrack system will let you know what it’s up to with the user definable color LED indicator surrounding the lens. Recording a performance? Everyone on set knows the system is recording. Select a camera? It instantly changes color. Have your own idea? Simple software controls help you make it so.

New, higher output strobe. Ultra high power LEDs provide improved range for any given shutter setting. The world's longest range motion capture camera just got even better.

Aim Assist
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Press the flashing button for a demo.

Easy set-up. Aim assist and easily accessed lens controls make the Primex 13 fast and easy to set up.


Full resolution grayscale reference video. All Primex cameras can be used as a reference video source - with synchronized, calibrated 3D overlay. Deliver and/or record full resolution, full frame rate video with 3D overlay of markers, rigid bodies, skeletons, etc.

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External sync in/out, Genlock, and Time Code. Synchronize any Prime and Primex cameras to any signal or source with the eSync 2 with all the functionality and flexibility you’d expect with a professional tracking system. Cameras sync to dozens of sources including a professional cameras’ Genlock signal, where record and other event triggering can be managed from general purpose inputs and software commands.

Use the sync output signal as a master or to trigger force plates, EMGs and National Instrument DAQs for flexible yet precise hardware synchronization. Highly accurate frame timing can also be achieved with SMTPE Time Code for ease in editing and logging. OptiTrack’s free and open SDK allows for further customization within the timing protocols.

Volume setup

Expert system configuration for any space. OptiTrack has built over 10,000 tracking systems in areas of all shapes and sizes. Our experts can help guide you on the most economical and suitable tracking system for your needs—for today and the future.

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Before Continuous Calibration
Motive screens
After Continuous Calibration

It’s more than just cameras. In addition to the essentials to which you’ve grown accustomed, you’ll also discover several new software features that will make you wonder how you ever got along without them. Enjoy innovations like our Continuous Calibration, where a wand wave is required on first installation only, then calibrates automatically just by using the system. No longer does the calibration degrade over time, temperature change, or after cameras are bumped

2D Object Data
2D Object Data
Reconstructed 3D Points
Reconstructed 3D Points
Rigid Bodies
Rigid Bodies

OEM & computer vision integration. Incorporate Primex 13 cameras into OEM tracking or computer vision applications via the free SDK, a C/C++ interface for control of and access to raw camera frames, image processing modes, camera settings, 2D object data, camera synchronization and all 3D data.

PrimeX 13
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3D accuracy referenced is for Primex 13 and typical for a 30'×30' (9m×9m) tracking area. Range is estimated using a 14 mm marker with cameras at an exposure of 800, gain of 6, and the lowest f-stop.
Frame rate Resolution FOV (5.5mm lens)
240 fps 1280×1024 56°×45°
360 fps 1040×832 49°×40°
500 fps 880×704 42°×34°
1000 fps 624×496 30°×24°