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Archive for December, 2014

Distributed Recording Feature Released

Posted on: December 29th, 2014

We’re proud to announce (hopefully first in history) support of multiple Kinect 2 sensors tracking, now made possible with the help of distributed recording feature of iPi Recorder.

Now one can use several computers to record the same mocap session, thus decreasing hardware requirements to PCs used for recording.

Distributed recording feature is useful if:

  • You want to use two or three Kinect 2 sensors for tracking. Due to limitation in Microsoft Kinect SKD 2.0 you can have only single sensor at one PC, but distributed recording allows you to connect each sensor to a separate PC.
  • You do not have enough USB controllers on board. Only single depth sensor or two Sony PS3 cameras can be connected to the same USB controller. Using additional laptop for recording will allow you to record with more cameras.
  • HDD recording speed or CPU power is not enough to record in realtime with multiple cameras. Using additinal laptop will be an alternative to hardware upgrade.


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PostPerspective Chats with Ghost Town Media’s Brandon Parvini

Posted on: December 26th, 2014

Randi Altman’s PostPerspective published a chat with Ghost Town Media’s creative director/lead designer Brandon Parvini.

We are proud to have Ghost Town Media among iPi Soft customers.

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2014 Proves A Banner Year For iPi Soft

Posted on: December 18th, 2014

2014 Proves A Banner Year For iPi Soft

Markerless Motion Capture Software Developer Continues to Gain Worldwide Momentum From Visual Effects and Creative Studios


MOSCOW, RUSSIA December 18, 2014 – iPi Soft, LLC, today announced that momentum in 2014 for the company’s flagship software, iPi Motion Capture, continues to be strong among visual effects and creative studios worldwide, including industry leaders like Rodeo FX, Big Lazy Robot, The Sequence Group and Ghost Town Media.  For iPi Soft, 2014 was a year filled with many high-points ranging from the launch of iPi Motion Capture V 3.0, to advancements in the bio mechanical market, increased visibility at key industry events and an expanding customer base of creative professionals that continue to push the software into groundbreaking directions.

Michael Nikonov, Founder and Chief Creative Architect of iPi Soft, notes that the company remains committed to developing affordable and reliable markerless motion capture solutions that meets the demands of today’s filmmakers and game developers.

“In 2014, we saw the creative community fully embrace markerless motion capture from entertainment projects in film, TV and videogames to doctors taking advantage of motion capture tools to help them better understand the complexities of physical movement,” Nikonov says. “With the launch of iPi Motion Capture V 3.0 and our new subscription model, we look forward to an impactful 2015.”

IPi Soft 2014 Highlights:

iPi Motion Capture 3.0 Launch & New Subscription Pricing: In November, iPi Soft unveiled their next generation motion capture solution, which delivered a number of impressive new features for improved workflow, including support for the new Microsoft Kinect 2 sensor. Additionally, the company introduced a new subscription payment model.

• Biomech Add-On: In February, iPi Soft launched iPi Biomech, a new add-on software tool for the biomechanical analysis of human motion, which extended the functionality of iPi Motion Capture for markerless tracking and visualization of motion capture data for medical, sports analysis and movement science applications.

Industry Events: A component of iPi Soft’s growth strategy has been to increase its presence at the numerous trade shows and industry events most relevant to its users. A high-point in 2014 was the company’s sponsored Digital Media Artists/Los Angeles (DMA/LA) educational event in March, featuring animation/mocap experts Ko Maruyama, Anthony Hoit, David Lewandowski and Don L. McCoy.

• Stalingrad: Among the many entertainment projects to benefit from iPi Motion Capture, one project, the Russian-produced epic film “Stalingrad” (Sony Pictures), which opened in February in the U.S., was particularly noteworthy not only because it became highest-grossing film ever in Russia, but because it featured 230 visual effects shots filling approximately 30 minutes of overall screen time.

Looking ahead to 2015, Nikonov anticipates positive reaction by users to many of the new features in 3.0 that will become available with future updates. Those features include distributed recording allowing users to record to several computers during the same session. Additionally, it will be possible to use several Kinect 2 sensors simultaneously, as well as record with up to 12 cameras tracking three actors — all at substantially increased tracking speed with improved clean-up of selected limbs and fine actor model adjustments.

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About iPi Soft:

Launched in 2008 by CEO and Chief Technology Architect Michael Nikonov, iPi Soft, LLC is the Moscow-based developer of iPi Motion Capture™, a markerless motion capture software tool that uses sophisticated image processing and computer vision algorithms to recognize and track the human body. The company’s breakthrough technology digitizes the movement of a human skeleton, rendering it in expressive 3D characters for video games or computer generated films. For additional information, on iPi Soft, product pricing or a 30-day free trial please visit, http://www.ipisoft.com.

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