- What’s the development license for?
This license is issued by our company Next System, and is required when developing products and applications using the VisionPose SDK. It willl be sent to you after you have purchased the Standard SDK or Single3D SDK on our website.
- What’s the distribution license for?
This license is issued by our company Next System, and is required when selling (distributing) products and applications created by using a development license of VisionPose. The distribution license is sold separately, but only to customers who have purchased the development license before.
- Is an Internet connection neccessary even after the initial activation?
The development license will initiate an activation every time it is used, so the development machine needs to be online even after installation.
The distribution license only needs an internet connection for the first activation, but not thereafter.
- How will I be informed about version updates?
Minor version upgrades are free of charge, but major version upgrades require a separate purchase. You will be notified via our website or by E-mail when a new version is released. (an E-mail notice is only given to those who have given permission at the time of purchase to receive messages from us.)
- Is a Python edition planned?
There are no plans to provide a Python edition.
If you want to use VisionPose with Python, you can create a wrapper to call it from Python.
- Can people’s behaviour be analyzed with VisionPose (e.g. detecting when someone is falling down)?
This cannot be done with VisionPose alone.
When analyzing camera images and videos with VisionPose, the coordinates of the 30 joints of the whole body are caliculated for each single frame only. So if you want to analyze human behavior, you need to analyze each frame in time series.
*A behavior analysis system for time series is currently under development.
- Can I sign up for a support contract later on?
Yes, please contact us in that case.
- Can I install VisionPose Standard and Single3D on the same computer?
Yes, BUT you will need to purchase a license for each.
- Is it possible to get the angle of the joints?
It is not possible to get the angle of the joint directly, but only the coordinates of the joint. However, if you know the three points, you can calculate the angle.
- Is the output format CSV only?
Since VisionPose is a Software Development Kit (SDK), you can use the API to obtain the coordinates of each joint. It is possible to output the acquired coordinates as CSV, to process them into other formats, or to use the coordinates acquired by the API directly in the program. “BodyAndColor” and “VPAnalyzer”, which are included in the SDK, can output the coordinates in CSV format.
- Is there any requirements for the space or brightness of the environment for using VisionPose?
In general, there is no problem as long as the environment is visible to the human eye.
The image might not be recognized if there is no lighting at all and the person to be filmed is wearing black clothes, or if the camera is exposed to direct sunlight and the image is whitened out, or similar circumstances, where the human eye would have troubles to see too.
- Is it okay to move the camera around, according to the movement of the target?
In case of 3D analysis, the cameras cannot be moved, since they need to be calibrated again if their positions are changed. In case of 2D analysis, there is no problem in moving the camera, as long as the camera image is not blurred by the movement.
- Can I use it with Quadro?
We do not have any experience with Quadro in our company. However, some of our customers are running their systems on Quadro.