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Pixotope Tracking

Master Camera Tracking:


Dive into the world of camera tracking with our training program designed for all levels. Understand the fundamentals and intricacies of Pixotope Tracking, from basic concepts to project planning and execution.

Get hands-on experience setting up and operating Pixotope Complete or Pixotope Fly tracking systems, with expert guidance every step of the way.

Whether you're new to broadcast and events or a seasoned pro, join us and unlock the potential of camera tracking with Pixotope.



Our in-depth camera tracking training is delivered over 5 consecutive days, with sessions running from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Camera Tracking

In this section, we will go through the basics of the camera tracking.

1. What is camera tracking?

1.2. Extrinsics
1.2.1. Measuring extrinsics; optical tracking

1.3. Intrinsics
1.3.1. Applications; virtual graphics and image processing

1.4. Coordinate systems
1.4.1. Camera and Studio

Tracking UI

This chapter will guide you through setting up your environment, navigating the user interface, managing users and folders, and more.

2.1. Glimpse at Suse Linux
2.1.1. Mandatory settings; Network
2.1.2. Installing Software

2.2. UI components
2.2.1. Tracking Menu
2.2.2. App Manager
2.2.3. System log
2.2.4. License Manager

2.3. User and folders
2.3.1. Passwords
2.3.2. Configuration files


Pixotope Fly : image processing

We will delve into the technical aspects of your camera tracking system. We'll explore hardware and video format requirements, understand the working principle behind reconstruction and worker processes, and guide you through the calibration and setup process, including lens calibration and environment learning. 

3.1. Hardware and video format requirements

3.2. Working principle
3.2.1. Reconstruction and Feature Points
3.2.2. Worker and Chief processes

3.3. Calibration and Setup
3.3.1. Step 1: Lens calibration
3.3.2. Step 2: Learning the environment
3.3.3. Step 3: Setting transformation and scale
3.3.4. Sending Tracking Data to Pixotope

3.4. In Depth
3.4.1. Feature Points
3.4.2. Reconstruction size limits
3.4.3. Smoothing
3.4.4. Drone operation

Pixotope Complete: auxiliary camera and sensors

We'll explore the essential hardware you'll need, from workstations to network cameras, and delve into the working principle behind the Chief process as it interacts with your specific hardware. We'll then tackle calibrating your system, including offset adjustments, zoom lens settings, and even considerations for using Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs).

4.1. Hardware requirements
4.1.1. Workstation
4.1.2. Mountings
4.1.3. power supply
4.1.4. Network camera
4.1.5. Lens connection
4.1.6. Serial signals

4.2. Working principle; extended Chief process
4.2.1. Adjusting to hardware: first start configs

4.3. Offset to tracking camera
4.3.1. Physical: where to look
4.3.2. Software: calibration

4.4. Zoom lenses
4.4.1. Lens files
4.4.2. ZLC calibration process / ZLC acquisition
4.4.3. Fine Tuning; Center Shift, Field of View, Distortion
4.4.4. Focus distance measurements

4.5. Inertial Measurement Unit and delay
4.5.1. Purpose and settings
4.5.2. Interference with smoothing

Calibration details

We'll guide you through measuring your stage, pinpointing any discrepancies between the physical world and the system's perception, and fine-tuning everything for optimal accuracy.

5.1. Measuring the stage

5.2. Pinpointing discrepancies
5.2.1. Intrinsics vs. extrinsic
5.2.2. World vs. camera; Object placement
5.2.3. Nodal Point Shift, asymmetrical offset

5.3. Fine Tuning

Pixotope else: special applications

This chapter explores advanced techniques for optimizing your camera tracking experience.

6.1. Creating feature points in the environment

6.2. Pixotope Studio: Infrared and infrared only

6.3. Overview: GhosTrack and LED applications

Back end stuff

This chapter equips you with the tools to manage your projects efficiently. We'll cover where your files are stored and how to access them remotely, giving you the flexibility you need to work seamlessly.

7.1. Files and locations

7.2. Remote access
7.2.1. VNC, Nomachine, custom
7.2.2. FTP access; backups




Date: 26th to 30th August

Location: Cologne, Germany


Date: 18th to 22nd November

Location: Cologne, Germany


Date: 23rd to 27th September

Location: Cologne, Germany




How much does it cost?

Please contact your local salesperson for the price or fill out this contact form. 

What facilities will the remote training take place on?

Training will be conducted in our studio in Cologne, Germany to give you a live hands-on experience. 

What is the maximum class size?

For optimal learning, this training is limited to 6 participants.

Will attendees be able to do hands-on work?

Attendees will each receive a 30-day Pixotope trial license before the class for their use and to do hands-on follow-ups of the training.

How long is the training?

The training program spans 5 days, with daily sessions from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Why is there an exam at the end of the course and what form does it take?

To ensure you've grasped the key concepts, the course concludes with a 60-minute multiple-choice exam (50 questions).

Acing 90% of the exam will earn you a Pixotope Virtual Production certificate.