PeelCapture – Settings

  1. General
  2. Audio
  3. Timecode
  4. Vicon
  5. Motive
  6. Shotgun
  7. PeelCapture
  8. Slate


Settings Window

Data Directory: File path to the directory where your recorded takes will be stored. The data directory can be changed by clicking the “…” button and then selecting a new Data Directory folder. 

Take Format: Resolves how shot name and take numbers are resolved in to current take names. This setting can also be edited by double clicking on the current take name. The following variable substitutions can be made:

{id} – sequential id, increments throughout the day
{id%3} – take id, padded with zeros
{take} – the current take number, resets between shots
{take%3} – the current take number, padded with zeros
{name} – the current shot name

Watch Save File: Coming Soon

Select: Options for the select field in the Recorded Takes Panel of PeelCapture. Different options should be separated by a comma as shown in the screenshot above.

Device Poll (seconds): The devices are constantly polled to check their status. Change this value to increase or decrease how often this poll happens. This will not affect the performance of the application or devices during recording but rather changes how often the device’s UI is refreshed when the application is idle.

Record Delay: Set a number of seconds to delay the start of recordings after the record button is pressed. Useful for when operating a mocap shoot solo.

Bloop wav: Audio file used during Bloop Events.

Bloop Events: Options for when the Bloop wav is played while recording a take. Start and End will play bloop at the start and end of recording respectively. The 1-3 second options will play Bloop wav at these intervals at the start of recording if selected.

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Audio Device: Select the audio device to be used for audio recording, timecode, or both. Only one audio device can be selected. Input Device must be selected to edit the other related fields.

Audio tab before Input Device is selected.

Audio Channels: Select the number of audio channels that you would like to be available for timecode or recording. This will be shown in the Audio Panel as well as the number of options available for selection in the Timecode tab.

Sample Rate: Audio sample rate.

Sample Size: Audio sampling size.

Output Device: Select the audio device to be used for audio output generated from Peel Capture. For example, the audio to indicate a take has started or ended.

Audio can be added as a device to record all channels of the audio device. These channels will be saved as individual .wav files in the Data Directory Folder/Audio Device Name.

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Timecode setting will default to the PC Clock, select the source to read the timecode in from your own source. Built in options are PC Clock, Vicon, and Motive. Note: For an external timecode source, you must set the audio device in the Audio tab for the audio channels from your device to be selectable. Active channels can be seen in the Audio panel in the bottom right of the interface. Audio level can be seen in the Timecode tab and Audio panel.

Timecode input from Audio Channel 1 of the Input Device in the Audio tab.

The level meter will show if the audio source signal is active and should usually be floating somewhere in the middle of the bar. If it is too far to the left or all the way to the right, the timecode value may glitch or fail. The quality of the audio interface device will affect the performance of the timecode.

Timecode is used for syncing all of your sources via the PeelCapture website. The starting and ending timecode value is saved for each take in the Takes panel and then is uploaded to the website for syncing purposes. Peel Capture’s web interface allows you to choose timeframes from your reference footage to frame shots for post-production orders.

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Enter the hostname of the computer running the Vicon software connect using the DataStreamSDK. This is used to populate the current subjects.

Check the Enabled checkbox to try to connect the computer running Vicon software. 

Check the Subjects box if you want to populate the current subjects with the subjects from the Vicon software if the connection was successful.

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PeelCapture is able to connect to NatualPoint Motive realtime stream to get active subject names. This connection uses the NatNet sdk and can be configured in PeelCapture settings dialog. There is also a Motive device in PeelCapture, which is used to start and stop recording motion capture data in Motive. Please see the Motive Device section of this documentation for information about how to configure motive settings.

The settings in PeelCapture Options are:

Server Address: The IP or name of the computer running motive
Local Address: The address of the PC running PeelCapture – try using
Protocol: Set the protocol to match the “Transmission Type” settings in Motive.
Multicast Address: Try
Command Port: Use 1510
Data Port: Use 1511

Motive’s status is indicated at the bottom of these settings as Connected/Disconnected.

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The Shotgun site url, script name, and key can be entered for uploading data to Shotgun. Further configuration can be done by editing python/

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Peel Capture Settings

Enter your credentials for PeelCapture online services for uploading data and managing projects. Choose the corresponding Company, Project, and Shoot Name before the shoot starts to quickly upload your data to our website once you are finished shooting.

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Slate Settings
Slate Window

The information shown in the slate window and font can be modified in the Slate Settings.

The slate window can be shown by selecting the “Slate” item in the “Window” dropdown menu.

This window can shown on a second display during the shoot, or recorded to a device for reference video.

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