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Overview

ProAnalyst® is the world's premier software package for video-based motion analysis. Used extensively by NASA engineers, investigators, biologists, physicists, medical professionals, and athletes, ProAnalyst is the ideal companion software to any scientific researcher with a video camera.

Identify important features in video and measure their position, velocity, angular acceleration, size, shape, and other useful properties. Graph and filter the resulting motion data inside ProAnalyst, compare them against external data, and export to a variety of output formats. Users can also create frame-by-frame annotations, build 1-D, 2-D, 3-D, and Arena motion models, and export their analyzed videos with overlays for presentation.

What's New in 2023?

A-la-Carte Software (no more Editions)

Mix and match Toolkits to build a custom copy of ProAnalyst 2023, or choose from our pre-packaged Toolboxes, designed for specific motion analysis applications. See the full list of pre-packaged Toolboxes on the new Purchase ProAnalyst page.

New, Affordable Licensing Options

License ProAnalyst 2023 by the month or year with the new cloud subscription license, or try the new lifetime PC license, locked to your computer's CPU. If you prefer the familiar ProAnalyst USB dongle, it's available too, with updated hardware for 2023.

Updated Look, Feel, and Function

ProAnalyst 2023 has a new look, complete with an updated user interface, new icons, fewer hidden menus, redesigned control panel layouts, and a few new features. For a preview of these changes, try out the new ProAnalyst Essentials for FREE.

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ProAnalyst 2023 Features

With ProAnalyst 2023, any prosumer, scientific, or industrial video camera becomes a non-contact measurement device; simply record an event with one or more cameras and use ProAnalyst's powerful analysis tools to extract motion data from within.

Adaptive feature tracking algorithms

ProAnalyst 2023 is powered by the most advanced algorithms for markerless 2-D feature tracking. Designed by MIT researchers, these algorithms adapt to changes in shape, lighting, and more.

Track through obscurations, erratic motion, and complex rotations with full control and without relying on image databases or special tracking markers.

Intelligent video handling

ProAnalyst 2023 employs a video engine designed for the most common outputs from scientific cameras, so users can quickly scrub through videos, jump to frames, and play in reverse.

While we recommend uncompressed AVI and TIFF sequences, ProAnalyst 2023 can handle compressed formats such as x264, m264, mpg, cine, RAWW, hsv, ixc, and more.

File and project management

Organize videos, calibration files, and analysis results using ProAnalyst's project-centric interface.

Apply groups of settings and calibration files from one project to another, preview video files with the Video Explorer, and easily sort files in Workspace View.

Data importing

ProAnalyst 2023 can handle more than just video data; import data from other measurement devices, such as accelerometers, force plates, and gyroscopes to analyze with your videos! Plot external data and motion data together the Advanced Data Graphing toolkit for comparison and data reduction.

Software compatibility

Model both 2-D and 3-D events with the powerful graphing engine in ProAnalyst. If you prefer to model in other software, export your motion data and other results to file formats compatible with MATLAB, MAYA, Excel, and more.

FREE updates for ProAnalyst 2023 users

ProAnalyst is constantly being developed and improved based on user feedback, and Xcitex is excited to share those improvements with you! To download free product updates, trial versions, distributable viewers, and free utilities, visit the Xcitex Download Center.

If you are a user of a legacy version of ProAnalyst, and you are interested in upgrading to ProAnalyst 2023, please visit the new Upgrade page.

3-D Calibration

The 3-D toolkits in ProAnalyst 2023 require the use of a 3-D calibration fixture. You can construct your own fixture or purchase one of our 3-D Calibration Fixtures.

3-D Calibration in ProAnalyst
The 3-D calibration process in ProAnalyst.

What is Calibration?

Calibration is a necessity for any quantitative motion analysis process. The computer needs scale, an origin, and a choice of coordinate axes to generate an appropriate coordinate system for the plane of motion, also called the "measurement plane."

In 3-D, calibration becomes even more crucial; the measurement plane evolves into a measurement volume, and in addition to the requirements for 2-D calibration, the precise positions of the video cameras must now be obtained as well.

3-D Calibration in ProAnalyst

With both cameras in place, simply take a snapshot of a calibration fixture from each camera (this can happen before or after the test is recorded). After the test is run, import into ProAnalyst 2023 the video and calibration image from each camera, as well as the associated fixture file, and follow the steps to calibrate the measurement volume in just a few clicks.

Once complex, time consuming, and mathematically involved, calibration is now the easiest part of the 3-D motion analysis process with ProAnalyst 2023 and a 3-D Calibration Fixture. For an overview of the 3-D motion analysis process in ProAnalyst, check out this this video from the Xcitex YouTube channel.

1m, 12 inch, and 6inch Xcitex 3-D Calibration Fixtures
1 meter, 12", and 6" Xcitex 3-D Calibration Fixtures. Not to scale.

Xcitex 3-D Calibration Fixtures

The 3-D Calibration Fixtures by Xcitex are designed specifically for 3-D motion analysis in ProAnalyst. Each fixture is constructed with an "open book" design consisting of two calibration faces separated by a specific angle, with each face sporting a pattern of calibration markers. The precise positions of these markers in 3-D space are recorded in a calibration fixture file required for 3-D calibration (each fixture comes with a corresponding fixture file). This fixture design maximizes the projected area of the markers in each camera view and increases the calibration accuracy for the typical 2-camera setup.

1inch and 2inch Xcitex 3-D Calibration Fixtures
1" and 2" Xcitex 3-D Calibration Fixtures. Push pin and paper clip for scale.
Different sizes

Xcitex offers a variety of different sizes of 3-D calibration fixtures for different applications. Performing tabletop tests? Try a 1" or 2" fixture, made of strong and lightweight plastic. For larger subjects, from animal biomechanics to drop tests, you can choose between the 6" fixture, made from an even stronger plastic, and the 12" or 24" fixtures, built from aluminum. For those working with even larger measurement volumes, the 1-meter and 2-meter aluminum fixtures will give you the most flexibility. For questions about analyzing measurement volumes larger than 2m x 2m x 2m, please Contact Us.

Toolkits

ProAnalyst is more than just feature tracking software. Our analysis toolkits allow users to process video, track and characterize objects or sets of objects, and analyze motion data for comparison, export, and presentation. To view toolkit pricing, please visit the Purchase ProAnalyst 2023 page.

Feature Tracking Toolkits

ProAnalyst boasts the most advanced algorithm for markerless feature tracking. Make the most out of this powerful technology with these toolkits.

Adaptive Feature Tracking

Define and automatically track features of interest in video. Speed up the analysis of industrial tests with special target types and construct stick models between features with distances and angles.

Full Parametric Feature Tracking

Define and automatically track features of interest in video. Use other data sources to place Virtual Points and interpolate data between track points. Contains Adaptive Feature Tracking.

3-D Stereoscopy

Combine two analyzed videos of the same event and a 3-D Stereo Calibration to produce 3-D motion data. Requires 2 cameras; ideal for tests with moderate 3-D movement. Contains Full Parametric Feature Tracking.

3-D Multi-Camera Arena

Merge multiple 3-D Stereo analyses of an event to build a full 3-D model. Requires 3 or more cameras; ideal for tests with complex 3-D movement. Contains 3-D Stereoscopy.

Specialty Analysis Toolkits

Need something more specialized? These toolkits employ variations of the adaptive feature tracking algorithm, tailored for specific applications.

Constrained Edge Tracking

Track one or more transitions along user-set channels with adjustable search types, channel widths, and thresholds. Ideal for characterizing surfaces like expanding shockwaves or oscillations like standing waves.

Particle Tracking

Track particles within a region of interest under user-set parameters, like min. and max. area. Extract particle count, size, eccentricity, average speed, and create correspondence trails across frames.

Contour Tracking

Trace regions of similar intensity with user-set parameters and compute size, area, perimeter, center of gravity, and more. Ideal for analyzing evolving surfaces, including airbags, medical valves, and stretched parts.

Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)

Track particle flow and compute a series of vectors for the velocity of the flow. Vector fields are drawn as a colorized contour map. Ideal for the study of aerodynamics, fluidics, and flows in machinery.

Cell Tracking

Track cell motion through veins and arteries in microscopic images. Compute cellular proximity to vascular walls, flow direction, and more. Ideal for microbiologists studying cell motion or cavitation in pipes.

Impact Excursion

Analyze the movement of a crash test dummy relative to restraints. Used in automotive sled testing to ensure compliance with international passenger safety regulations. Also ideal for concussion testing and analysis.

Scene Calibration Toolkits

Calibration is the key to extracting meaningful data from video. Use these toolkits to construct the coordinate system for your scene.

Orthonormal Calibration

For calibrating videos in which the camera is perpendicular to the plane of motion. Set the scale, origin, and axes for your scene. Define mutliple motion planes to calibrate motion at different distances from the camera. Reuse calibrations from previous videos for faster analysis.

Perspective Calibration

For calibrating videos in which the camera is not perpendicular to the plane of motion. Set the scale, origin, and axes for your scene. Motion data will be mapped to the new perspective. Reuse calibrations from previous videos for faster analysis.

3-D Stereo Calibration

For calibrating pairs of videos from two cameras that recorded the same event. Set the scale, origin, axes, and positions of your cameras in a 3-D measurement volume using known 3-D objects in the frame (3-D calibration fixtures). Motion data will be mapped to the volume.

Image Processing Toolkits

Image processing accentuates features of interest for motion analysis. Prepare your image for tracking with these toolkits.

Image Processing

60+ image processing filters, from arithmetic operations, to edge detection and smoothing, to binary thresholds, all with adjustable parameters. Combine filters in different orders for different results, and save sets of filters to reuse on other videos.

Image Stabilization

Remove unwanted jitter and vibration from video. Track features in the image to stabilize the video for later analysis. Ideal for airborne testing, frequency analysis, drop tests, and correcting hand-held jitter.

Data Reduction Toolkits

After extracting motion data from video, graph them, compare them to other data, or present them with these toolkits.

Advanced Data Graphing

Create 2- and 3-axis graphs of motion data from other toolits, including velocity, angle, and particle count. Perform a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) with one click, or compare external data to motion data from your video.

Reports and Presentation

Add frame-by-frame notes and annotations to your videos. Export data, analysis results, notes, and annotations to a multi-slide PowerPoint presentation, an HTML web page, or directly to a printer.

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Licensing

Software licensing has changed for ProAnalyst 2023, and the new licensing options make it more accessible and convenient to use than ever.

Individual Licenses

ProAnalyst 2023 is licensed to an individual user. License pricing is available on the Purchase ProAnalyst 2023 page.

Subscription License

ProAnalyst 2023 is licensed to your email address through the cloud, so your software can be accessed from any computer running ProAnalyst 2023.

If you need to analyze videos for a limited time (i.e., less than 11 months), this is is most cost-effective option for you. Users can pay by the month or by the year (25% less than monthly rate).

Lifetime PC License

ProAnalyst 2023 is licensed to your computer via CPU-lock, and is therefore not transferrable. Ideal for users who prefer working at a fixed workstation or those who perform their analysis on a laptop.

Ideal for users working on long-term projects; a single payment gives users access to a lifetime license.

Lifetime USB License

ProAnalyst 2023 is licensed to a USB hardlock dongle, which can activate the software on any one computer running ProAnalyst 2023. Ideal for users who use more than one computer during their analysis or want to lend their license to a colleague.

Ideal for users working on long-term projects; a single payment gives users access to a lifetime license.

Institutional Licenses

Ideal for universities and other organizations with large campuses. License without numbers for finite periods at significant academic group discount rates. For more information, please Contact Us.

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ProAnalyst Training

Xcitex offers a variety of different training options to help you explore the depth of the ProAnalyst feature set. For pricing, please visit the Purchase ProAnalyst page. For more information or to schedule a training session or class, please Contact Us.

Training Classes

These training sessions revolve around the ProAnalyst Fundamentals curriculum; the lessons and practice exercises in this course are built around videos from a variety of motion analysis applications to best prepare students for wherever their analysis work might take them.

Dr. Jesse Hong teaching a class on motion analysis.

Xcitex training class

Xcitex holds multiple scheduled ProAnalyst Fundamentals training classes in different locations each year. This is a hands-on motion analysis course taught by an Xcitex instructor over the course of 2 days. The charge for attending is per person.

Training class at your facility

An Xcitex instructor visits your location to teach a private ProAnalyst Fundamentals training class over the course of 16 hours. Maximum 4 students; additional charges apply for more students.

Remote training class

An Xcitex instructor teaches a private ProAnalyst Fundamentals training class to your team over the course of 16 hours, which can be spread across multiple sessions. Maximum 4 students; additional charges apply for more students.

Individual Training

If you'd like to train on your own, these resource can help you develop a deeper understanding of ProAnalyst 2023.

Remote Individual Training

Meet one-on-one with an Xcitex engineer for a web-based training session: discuss your video, ask questions about a Toolkit, or learn more about the motion analysis process for your application. Training sessions can be purchased in 2-, 4-, or 8-hour increments.

Self-guided online training

Take advantage of the comprehensive, searchable user guide inside of ProAnalyst's help menu, or purchase a printed version from our Purchase ProAnalyst 2023 page. To watch recorded webinars, training videos, and analysis showcases, visit our YouTube Channel.

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To purchase ProAnalyst 2023 or to view pricing, visit our new purchase page below. For bulk orders and institutional licensing, please Contact Us.

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