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CTS club tracking

CTS club tracking uses color cameras with a flash to capture freeze frames of the club just before impact.

$ 2,499 / $ 3,499

Ccam club tracking

Ccam club tracking uses a single monochrome IR camera with extended exposure time to capture tracking dot traces

Click the above image to read more about Ccam club tracking

$ 2,499

Both Ccam and CTS systems come with a trigger mat

! Note that CTS camera club tracking systems will - in most cases - require tracking dots or white strips to be applied to the clubs !

Photographically captures Club head path, speed & club face angle at impact to ball for unparalleled accuracy.

The CTS club tracking camera can be used as a stand-alone system to play a complete round of golf or as an add-on to the CX ball tracking cameras.

The camera is overhead mounted and is triggered either with a sensor in the mat or with an overhead mounted line scan camera.

 

Ccam club tracking camera

Price $ 2,499.00

Comes complete with Fairway true feel grass hitting mat 24" * 12"

CTS Color Lite Mode

Club tracking without tracking dots using white clubs

CTS TD and CTS Color lite systems detects fades, draws, hooks and slices!


All CTS systems come complete with FiberBuilt trigger mat

The trigger sensor can also be inserted into your own mat if prefered.


Camera Club tracking with or without tracking dots

Single or Dual cameras

Two HD images are captured with the dual USB HD color cameras in the CTS Color Pro.

Note that tracking dots need to be applied to the club with the CTS Color Pro.

Image processing consists of removing pixels that are associated with the underlying mat which will leave just the club head, shaft and ball.

Further processing will detect the club face angle at impact to the ball, club speed and path.

As the CTS captures freeze frame HD color images of the club just before impact to the ball and the ball is clearly visible,

it can calculate the ball on club face deviation from the sweet spot.

White strips on drivers and woods

Note that CTS camera club tracking systems will require tracking dots or white stripes to be applied to the clubs

 

Note that with most woods and drivers that feature a bulged face,

a white stripe will be required to be adhered to the club's top leading edge in order to achieve face angle accuracy

The above images show what can happen when using a bulged face wood or driver club with and without a white stripe

The software couldn't detect the exact face angle of the wood without the stripe (image left) but could easily with the white stripe (image right)

All CTS systems come complete with a set of pre-cut white self-adhesive strips for your woods and drivers

If your driver and / or woods already have a white stripe on them then you won't need to use the strips.

Old worn irons. White strips on Irons

Most times it will necessary to apply a white strip or tracking dots to the lower leading edge of irons too

The above images are of an old 2 iron that - although the face angle was detected without a white strip ( image left) ,

this cannot always be guaranteed.

The image on the right is with the white strip.

Composite frames 1 and 2 of grooved iron

CTS trigger mat

24" *12" fairway grass true feel trigger mat.

The CTS trigger mat sends a trigger signal to the club tracking camera(s) just before the club strikes the ball.

It's important that the club images are captured before actual impact to the ball as club face angles will change after impact


HD (Hi definition)

Hi Definition images

Dual Camera Club tracking

Club path

Club face angle before and at impact to ball

Club speed

CTS Pro HD features

Dual color cameras with zoom lenses

Dual Xenon flash units

System detects fades, draws, hooks and slices!

Data captured with dual HD color cameras: Club face angle, club speed and club path

Price $ 3,499.00

HD

Hi Definition image

Single Camera Club tracking

System detects fades, draws, hooks and slices!

Data captured with single HD color camera: Club face angle

plus calculated club speed from ball speed and club path calculated from face angle and ball direction.

Single Camera Club tracking with or without tracking dots

System includes electronically controlled (trigger & digital delay) Xenon flash, halogen lamp, zoom lens, HD color camera, trigger mat and 5 amp power supply

CTS Lite

Price $ 2,499.00

How the CTS Color Lite detects club path

CTS AOA

An additional CTS camera can be used to measure club Angle of Attack


CTS tracking dot modes

There are two types of tracking dot modes available with the CTS

1: Extended exposure time mode

2. Freeze frame mode

Extended exposure time method

The above image shows a wood using tracking dots with and extended exposure time

The dots leave two traces of the club traveling at high speed. These traces are then used to measure club speed,

club face angel and path.

The main advantage of this method is that only one camera is required to capture all this data and there is no visible flash

Freeze frame method

The CTS freeze frame method uses a very fast (around 80 micro second) exposure time to grab freeze frames of the dots.

When using two cameras (as in the CTS Pro and CX4 system) the result is simply the most accurate and precise club tracking system on the market today.

CTS tracking dots

CTS running in tracking dot mode requires one or two reflective tracking dots be adhered to the top of each club.

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The CTS software has now been modified to detect accurate club data with clubs like the M1 driver from Taylor Made

that feature a dark club face and a white top.

The new CTS software mod scans the club image to determine the color of it's top and accordingly changes the face detection to this color.

Face angle detection is then the transition points to this color instead of the face itself.

Click above image to see club image examples

The new method also works with pink clubs.

The above images show club face detection under normal ideal conditions

Reverse IBS color camera club detection

Using a new method - which we call "Reverse Image Back Ground Subtraction" - GSA Golf color camera club tracking has been immensely improved

No matter what color the club is (other than green of course) it will always be detected provided there is a good contrast betwen the club and the underlying surface

Even old scruffy vintage wooden clubs are detected provided there is a good contrast betwen the club and the underlying surface

Most irons are easily detected provided there is a good contrast betwen the club and the underlying surface

Note that CTS camera club tracking systems will most probably require tracking dots or white stripes to be applied to the clubs

and that the above images of club face detection without tracking dots or white stripes cannot be guaranteed


 

Use the CTS Color Pro with the CX2 ball tracking system for the perfect combination of both worlds of ball and club tracking.

This system is called CX4

 

Note that with most woods and drivers that feature a bulged face,

a white stripe will be required to be adhered to the club's top leading edge in order to achieve face angle accuracy

Note: All single camera CTS systems can be switched to Ccam tracking dot mode if preferred

SX line scan camera issues when using the CTS Color

Depending on lighting conditions and the distance the CTS unit is away from the line scan camera,

the CTS flash may be picked up by the line scan camera which will interfere with the V and H cam ball tracking.

The minimum recommended CTS to SX line scan camera distance is 6ft.

If experiencing SX flash pick-up issues then the SX will have to be replaced with a trigger array that is not affected by CTS flashes.


Customer objections to using tracking dots on their clubs

Note that they also require tracking dots to be applied to the club

Click the above image to read more about the Gears Golf product range>

Are you looking for perfect accuracy to work on - and improve your game ?

Or do you just want to play a few rounds with your buddies for entertainment ?

If the latter then just a regular optical sensor club tracking mat will suffice - or even no club tracking at all

but if you're really serious about club tracking accuracy in order to improve your game then you won't mind sticking a couple of plastic tracking dots on your clubs


 

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