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VisTrak SCX Installation

Cased version

Non-cased version

VisTrak camera setup videos

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Mounting the Cameras

Mounting height should be around 8 to 9 ft

Tilt unit down so that it points back to the ball hitting area

GSA Golf system minimum PC requirements

Intel i5 or above Processor

8GB RAM Nvidia 1070 Graphics Card or equivalent

25GB of Hard Drive Space

Windows 10 or 11 (Required)

Internet Connection

(Required if using 3rd party game software such as E6, TGC or GSPro)

SCX wiring

2 X USB3 ports (Required)

Note: The cameras are USB3 cameras

and will only run at the correct speed when connected via USB3 cables directly to separate USB3 ports on the PC

Warning

If using 2 cameras, do not connect the cameras together with a Hub !

All cameras must be directly connected to separate USB3 ports on the PC

Use only powered USB3 extension cables if the supplied cables are not long enough

Run the 2 USB3 cables as shown in the above diagram to the PC

Note: Max length of USB3 cables with extension is 25 to 30 feet with non-powered USB extension cables.

Max length of USB3 cables with extension is 40 feet with powered USB extension cables.

Power Unit

The power unit is separate from the SCX casing in order keep weight down and SCX case balance

The power unit can either be mounted on the ceiling behind the SCX case or at floor level so that the on/off switch is more easily accessible.

Main power is 110v/240v

Installing the Control Panel software

Follow the download links sent to you via email

The GSA Golf Control Panel (CP) interfaces the cameras to the game software

and performs all the camera image processing to calculate the shot data

Error message when first starting the CP ?

If you see the above error message when first starting the Control Panel (CP)

then your PC requires the VC Redistributable files.

Click on the above image to see an installation video

Download VC redistributables hereHere

The CP main window

The CP setup window

The CP Camera window

The CP Shot Video window

Lens focusing and aiming

It's important that the camera lenses are in focus.

The lenses are pre-focused before shipping though.

To focus, place a ball on the center line of the enclosure and point the camera at the ball.

Switch to "Video Steam Mode" in the CP's camera window so that you see the captured images.

Rotate the outer dial on the lens in or out until you see that the ball is in focus.

Aiming the cameras

If using the SCX Panel version, tilt the panel down on its mount so that it points back to the hitting position on the mat.

If using the SCX Track version, aim all lights and cameras so that they all point to the hitting position on the mat.

SCX Dynamic ROI (Region of Interest)

The Dynamic ROI feature allows the user to place the ball in a 2ft wide area on the hitting surface

As such, aiming the cameras does not have to be exact as the CP software will always align the ball precisely to the center line

VisTrak Golf Game Play

VisTrak interfaces with TGC (The Golf Club), GSA ProX, GS Pro, RedChain, E6 1.6 and E6 Connect golf game software.

Select the game software you are using from the radio buttons at top right corner of the Control Panel's main window.

Click the large "Minimize Window" button to start the cameras and connect to the game.

After Clicking the large "Minimize Window" button in the CP,

2 small buttons will show at the top left hand side of the game software.

Click Control Panel to go back the CP

Click Show Swing Video to see the last shot video

SCX Panel

SCX Stereo Launch Angle Verification

As of CP version 9.0.8.9

While this is not necessary, you can check the accuracy of the stereo cameras as follows:

1. Go to the "Cameras" Panel in the CP, select camera 1 and place a ball on the hitting mat and click the "Soft Trigger" button to grab a new frame.

2. Click the "Auto Center ball - ROI" button OFF and ON to center the ball

3. Select camera 2 do the same

You should now see that the stereo camera "Disparity" and ball "Height" values are now zero

4. Place the ball on a dark object of a known height and click the Soft Trigger button in both cameras 1 and 2.

You should now see that the ball height shown at the top of the screen is the same as the actual ball height.

In the above example, the ball was placed on a rubber stand 4.3 mm high.

Switch the "Calibration Mode" ON to see how the stereo "Disparity" value is converted to ball height via the Disparity-to-Ball Height table.

Note: Ensure that the table appears with values as shown above. If not, click the "Load Default Stereo Table" button.

SCX Lighting

If you have purchase just the cameras, the following IR lighting is required.

3 x CM Vision IRS324 850 nm IR Illuminators

Available on Amazon for $79 + $20 for 5 amp CM Vision power supply

Alternatively 3 x CM Vision IR 200 - 850nm IR Illuminators

Available on Amazon for $69 with 3 amp CM Vision power supply

Note: these illuminators are - at the time of this writing - currently sold out on Amazon but are still available at CMvisionSecurity .com.

Other high-power 850nm IR Illuminators may also work but can get quite expensive.

The low cost IR illumnators on the market are usually not powerful enough for hi-speed cameras

Halogen Track Lighting

Instead of expensive IR LED lighting, you can also use Halogen track lighting.

Use 50 watt narrow beam 12 degree halogen bulbs

A 3ft track with 4 spots and bulbs are available on Amazon for around $130

Recommended items when purchasing your own halogen track lights

Track fixtures must feature built-in 110v to 12v transformers

Use these 50 w 12 degree narrow spot bulbs

Use 3 to 4 lights

All items available on Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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