Prime Color

Capture your vision. In stunning color.

Recorded in 1080p at 250 FPS






Cinema quality color reference video.

Motion capture has never looked better. The Prime Color is fully image and color corrected to deliver a pristine reference image. Fast enough to capture any motion, in any environment.

Real-time intraframe compression.

Data compression is handled on board the Prime Color, rather than on the PC—simultaneously lowering latency and improving video quality. Intraframe compression means that each and every frame of video contains it’s own information, providing the best possible image.

No limitations on data capture/transmission.

20 MB/s up to 1 GB/s to achieve ideal data rates and capture quality. Up to 8 cameras via 10 Gb/s link can be used simultaneously. Direct to PC recording allows for longer recording sessions.

Up to 500 frames per second.

The Prime Color can capture your content at 1080p (250 FPS). Advanced windowing provides for recording capability at 720p (360 FPS) and 540p (500 FPS) as well.

Sync multiple cameras.

Capture every angle of your subject in motion for complete analysis and artistic expression. Motive allows automatic syncing of up to 8 Prime Color cameras to enable multiple views and creative compositions.

Fast glass lenses.

OptiTrack custom designs their own super low distortion, “fast glass” lenses, which include wide band anti-reflective coating for increased light transmission, yielding larger volumes and cleaner data. Alternate between IR and visible spectrum imaging with our Filter Switcher technology, or select a band-pass filter to eliminate interference from other light sources even more thoroughly

Image Circles

The Prime Color is compatible with 1 inch, ⅔ inch, and ½ inch lenses, enabling creative expression and matching your Prime Color to your technical needs. Lenses with smaller image circles limits the maximum resolution possible on the Prime Color. Other lenses available by request.

LensMountImage CircleMax Resolution
12 mmC1 Inch1080p at 250 FPS
6.5 mmC⅔ Inch720p at 360 FPS
8 mm
5.5 mm
3.5 mm
CS½ Inch540p at 500 FPS
Aim Assist for single user setup.

Bring the camera to view in software and optimize camera settings for aiming with one button press. Aim Assist enables a single operator to configure a system in minutes, without ever touching the software interface.

Left ImageRight Image
Ethernet connectivity.

Like the Prime series motion capture cameras, the Color is powered by PoE+ by way of a simple ethernet cable—simplifying setup and allowing simple integration with your existing motion capture setup.

Flexible compatibility, for growth over time.

All Prime series cameras can work together in one seamless system.

Synchronize to external devices.

Synchronize to almost any signal or source with the eSync 2. Cameras can be in sync to sources such as a professional video Genlock signal, and can also be triggered to record from general purpose inputs and software commands. Use the sync output signal or trigger with a DAQ for biomechanical force plate data alignment. Highly accurate frame timing can also be achieved with SMTPE Time Code for ease in editing and logging.

Prime Color
Prime Color FS
Size and Weight
C Lens Mount
  • Width: 4.45 inches (113 mm)
  • Height: 2.45 inches (62.2 mm)
  • Depth: 1.79 inches (45.4 mm)
  • Weight: 0.78 pounds (350 g)
CS Lens Mount
  • Width: 4.45 inches (113 mm)
  • Height: 2.45 inches (62.2 mm)
  • Depth: 1.59 inches (40.4 mm)
  • Weight: 0.73 pounds (330 g)
C Lens Mount
Prime Color with C Lens Mount
  • Width: 4.45 inches (113 mm)
  • Height: 2.45 inches (62.2 mm)
  • Depth: 1.78 inches (45.3 mm)
  • Weight: 0.76 pounds (350 g)
Lenses and Filters

650nm IR cut filter

850nm IR bandpass / 650nm IR cut filter switcher

Image Sensor and FOV
Both models:

5.5 μm × 5.5 μm pixel size
Global Shutter
10 μs (0.01 ms) minimum shutter speed

At 250 FPS

1920 × 1080 maximum resolution
3800 μs (3.8 ms) maximum shutter speed

LensHorizontal FOVVertical FOV
12mm (C-mount)47°27°
6.8mm (C-mount)75°47°
At 380 FPS

1280 × 720 maximum resolution
2430 μs (2.4 ms) maximum shutter speed

LensHorizontal FOVVertical FOV
12mm (C-mount)32°18°
6.8mm (C-mount)54°32°
At 500 FPS

960 × 540 maximum resolution
1800 μs (1.8 ms) maximum shutter speed

LensHorizontal FOVVertical FOV
12mm (C-mount)24°14°
6.8mm (C-mount)42°24°
8mm (M12)36°21°
5.5mm (M12)51°30°
3.5mm (M12)74°45°

The use of M12 lenses requires the CS-mount option with a CS to M12 adapter. The Prime Color FS is only available in a C-mount lens option (i.e. not M12 compatible)

Image Processing
Both models:

On-board H.264 video compression (CAVLC 4:4:4 Intra Profile) with Constant Bit Rate (CBR) and Variable Bit Rate (VBR) compression options.

I/O and Power
Both models:

GigE/PoE (1000BASE-T) Ethernet
Isolated Sync Output (for driving an eStrobe)

System Requirements

Recommended system requirements can vary significantly based on camera model and count. Please contact us to find the system recommendations tailored to your specific setup.

Additional Info

Part number: PCC0001

Part number: PCC0001-FS

Camera SDK
Camera SDK

Full camera control, access to 2D object data, camera syncronization, and comprehensive vector tracking – a complete assortment of tools…

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