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VisTrak Eagle Setup

The VisTrak Eagle with adjustable mounting.

The VisTrak's LED spot light with lens, remote control and mounting hardware.

VisTrak wiring

The VisTrak camera uses an active powered USB3 50ft long cable that is connected between the camera and a USB 3 port on the PC.

The USB3 cable is powered by a power supply adapter that is connected to the cable near the camera,

This power adapter is connected to a 120v or 240v outlet near the camera on the ceiling.

You will thus require an 120v or 240v power outlet or source close to the camera.

In addition, the LED spot light will also require 120v or 240 v power close to the LED spot light.

Mounting the camera and LED spot light

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Installing the software.

For new installations, download and run the following programs and files

GSA Control Panel (CP) full version download

V.9.0.6.0

After you have downloaded and installed the full version GSA Control Panel, download and install the below GSA Golf Control Panel update

GSA Golf Game software download

Warning! if you already have the full version GSA Golf /RedChain software installed, downloading this free single course version will prevent the full version from running correctly

Note: If you encounter a windows error message stating that it could not find d3dx9_30.dll when starting GSA Golf,

download and copy the d3dx9_30.dll to your windows\SysWOW64 folder.

Download here d3dx9_30.dll

Download d3dx9_30.dll 64 bit version here d3dx9_30.dll

Full version GSA Golf/ RedChain software Download here GSA Golf Setup

GSA Golf camera Viewer and driver software

Camera Driver 2.11 33MB

Your GSA Golf cameras require that the camera drivers are installed. If you missed this during the initial installation process then download and install the above linked software


 

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1. Mount the VisTrak camera and IR LED light around 3 ft ahead of the ball strike zone on the ceiling.

Mounting height should be around 9ft.

2. Connect the USB 3 extension cable to the VisTrak camera

and connect the cable power supply to a power outlet.

Disconnect all other cameras and

connect the active USB 3 cable to a USB 3 port on the PC

Start the Control Panel and select Vistrak in the Control Panel's setup window.

From the Control Panel's main window, you should see the "Camera 1 running" message

and that the VisTrak status is "Idle"

i.e. not grabbing frames

Go to the Cameras window in the CP and click the "Video Stream Mode" option ON

Place a ball in the usual striking position on the mat and adjust the camera's aim so that

the ball appears more or less in the center of the image.

Adjust the camera lens focus by turning the dial on the lens until you get a sharp image.

Adjust Shutter speed to around 250 to 300 micro seconds and Gain to 17db if not already set.

Click the Stop/Start button. The Camera will then start to look for a ball at around 200 fps and the green LED light will start flashing.

Once a ball has been detected, the green LED light will switch constanly on, or/and an optional audible beep will sound and the system will wait 3 seconds.

The wait time is to ensure the ball has settled in its launch position and the player isn't moving it.

Note that you still move the ball and as long as it doesn't move out side of the launch zone, the movement won't trigger a shot.

 

The status will then change to "waiting for swing" and the frame rate will increase to around 600 fps.

After striking the ball the status will change to "Swing capture completed"

and the ball and club data will be sent to the game software to launch the ball.

The camera image grabbing during the ball flight will be stopped until the ball has landed.

You then have the option to view the swing playback in the new VisTrak video playback window.

You can also check each frame in the Cameras window.

After the ball has landed the system would normally loop back to "Looking for ball" status for the next shot.

 

The VisTrak scaling factor:

To set the correct pixel to mm scaling factor, place a ball on the mat and - in the camera window - click the soft trigger button to grab a new fame of the ball.

The size of the ball in pixels and mm is now shown at the top right of the screen.

Adjust the scaling factor so that the size shown in mm is near 42.67 mm which is the diameter of a regular golf ball.

VisTrak beeps

For those that don't want to hear a beep sound when the ball has been located on the mat and the system is in "Ready for Swing" mode

you can switch beeps OFF and just view the green LED light on the VisTrak camera or use the optional extra laser light.

 

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