We receive many reports of users with "not working" webcams whose cause is a block by the antivirus (it happens especially with AVG software).
The solution is to set the antivirus adding our application among those allowed to use the webcam.
For example, at this link you can find the instructions for doing this with AVG Internet Security; if you use another antivirus, please visit its website for the correct procedure.
Optojump Next is usually sold in preconfigured KITS.
The most common kits are:
- Kit Optojump next 1 mt. single
- Kit Optojump next 5 meters
- Kit Optojump next 10 meters
- Kit Optojump next extra meter
(all with 1 cm. resolution)
The 1 mt. Basic Kit includes:
- 1 Optojump Next Transmitting Bar (TX) with integrated interface (1cm.)
- 1 Optojump Next Receiving Bar (RX) with integrated interface (1cm.)
- 1 Bag for OptoJump Next
- 1 USB A+B Cable
- 1 Optojump Next Adaptor
- 1 Webcam for Optojump Next with support
- 1 Stand for webcam
- 1 extension USB Cable
- 1 Optojump Next Software
- 1 USB Flash Drive with manuals, video, pdf and other material
The webcam, which takes up to 30 frames a second, makes it possible to film the athletes while they are doing tests. The images, automatically synchronized with the numerical data and graphics, will be saved in the database and will always be available for analysis or comparison. Optojump supports up to two Webcams and the software supports only particular brands and models supplied by us (as the hardware and drivers must have particular features).
By default setup installs the first database (OptojumpNext.sdf) and configuration file (OptojumpNext.exe.config) in the folder "Documents" of the current user.
The video files (.asf/.avi), the report images (.bmp) and the mediagallery images are located in the subdirectories video, image, mediagallery.
A "normal" desktop or notebook with Microsoft Windows 10 is usually enough to run Optojump Next software without problems. Please run Windows Update before the software setup.
Minimum and suggested requirements are:
|RAM||4 Gb||8/16 Gb|
|Hard Disk||hdd 80 Gb||ssd 128 Gb|
|Video Resolution||1366x768||1920x1080 o >|
|USB Port||1||3 (2 usb 3.0 for webcams)|
You can even run the software on less powerful PCs (like netbooks) with some limitations: you don't see real-time video from webcam but you can save and see later the movie.
Optojump Next need Microsoft .NET Framework (automatically installed from our setup if not found on the pc)
The software is officially supported ONLY on Intel PC with native installations of Microsoft Windows and not in virtual environment.
Optojump Next software was developed on Windows Systems with the Microsoft .Net Framework. There is no native version for Apple OSX
It is possible to run Microsoft Windows in native mode (boot camp) or in virtualized environments (Vmware, Parallels, etc.) on modern Apple computers. Therefore, the answer is YES.
We have done some tests with OptoJump Next Software on a Apple Mac Book Pro (2011 machine with i7, 8Gb Ram, Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8).
The software runs very smoothly and without problems with a virtual machine hosted inside VMware Fusion 3.1.4 (Windows 7 Pro 64bit 1 core, 1.5GB di RAM).
We tested only 1 webcam (Logitech C920) instead of two, due the lack of third Usb port.
However the software is officially supported ONLY on Intel PC with native installations of Microsoft Windows (8, 8.1 and 10) and not in virtual environment.
Gyko can be used also in a stand-alone version, i.e. without needing to be associated with Optogait or Optojump Next, using the Gyko RePower software.