PeelCapture – Interface

  1. Main Interface
  2. Recorded Takes Panel
  3. Take Details
  4. Shot List
  5. Transport Control Panel
  6. Subjects Panel
  7. Marks Panel
  8. Audio Panel
  9. Devices Panel
  10. EULA

Main Interface

PeelCapture Main Interface
  • File
    • File Management options and Settings
  • Window
  • Publish
    • Collect Files: Gather files from multiple devices used in the takes.
    • Peel Capture: Publish to Peel Capture Online (experimental)
    • Shotgun: Publish to Autodesk Shotgun
  • Help
    • Documentation: Link to Documentation (this page).
    • About: Details about your current PeelCapture software.
    • License: Check or modify your PeelCapture license.

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Recorded Takes Panel

Recorded Takes Panel

This table displays all the recorded takes for the shoot. This data can be exported as a JSON or CSV file using File -> Save As.

Note: Saving in PeelCapture only saves the text/metadata information for the takes, not the mocap data itself.

Table fields Take, Description, and Notes are described under Take Details.

The other table fields are Start, End, Info, and Select:

Start and End – Starting or Ending timecode value in format hh:mm:ss:ms.

Info – Summary of other information stored for the take; number of marks and number of subjects present.

Select – Record which is the A or ‘circle’ take, the B or ‘Alt’ and mark invalid takes as ‘NG’. These values can be modified in the Settings

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Shot List

Shot List Panel

Load all of your shots into Peel Capture to never type your shot names during a shoot ever again. This supports manual input, copy pasting a table, or loading a 2 column spread sheet via File Load.

Simply click a number on the left to load your information into the take details. The number of takes per shot are recorded and each field can be edited during use.

Take Details

Take Details Panel

Shot: The name of the current shot.
Take#: The current take number. This number is incremented every take and combined with the shot name to make each take.
ID#: The current id number corresponding to the shot number. This will be iterated with every new shot name.
Description: The description of the current shot, usually determined before the shoot.
Notes: The notes for the current take, usually taken during or directly after the take is recorded.

The shot and take# are used to generate the take name. See the transport panel section below for how these values are used.

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Transport Control Panel

Transport Panel – Recording
Transport Panel

The current or next recording take name is shown in large letters at the top of the Transport Panel. This is not directly editable – the shot name and take number are used to populate this value.

To edit the formatting pattern that is used to generate the take name, double click on the current take name or open the program settings in File -> Settings menu.

The string {name} will be replaced with the current shot and the string {take} will be replaced with the current take number which is incremented for each take. To pad the take number with zeros, use {take%4} where 4 is the width of the padding. The rest of the take name can be any valid value supported by the capture devices. Note: Ki Pros do not support underscores, so they will be converted to hyphens on that device.

Timecode Value

The current timecode is displayed under the current take. The timecode source can be configured in the settings. It may be read from an audio input, PC Clock, or Vicon data stream. When the operator presses “record” and “stop” the current time is recorded to the take. See Timecode below for more information.

There may be a delay between when the operator presses Record and when the device actually starts recording, so frame number in PeelCapture may not match with the exact same frame as the device records as the first frame, but it should be within a few frames.

The purpose of recording the timecode is for logging and can be used to reconcile issues after the shoot.

The transport controls, , can be used to playback previously recorded takes from some devices.

The mark controls, , allow the recording of marks during a take and are displayed in the Marks Panel. The left square bracket will note the timecode as a mark named “in”, and the right square bracket will note the mark as “out”. The “Mark” button will create an unnamed mark, which can be given a name if needed. This can be useful to mark timecode for TPose to Tpose or “Action” to “Cut”.

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Subjects Panel

The Subjects Panel lists the current subjects being recorded. A connection to the motion capture software is required and can be configured in the settings. Currently only Vicon and Motive software is are supported.

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Marks Panel

Marks Panel

The marks panel shows the marks for the current or last recorded take. Double click to edit or rename marks.

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Audio Panel

The Audio Panel shows the audio levels from each channel of the selected Audio Device.

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Devices Panel

The Devices Panel lists the current devices and their state.

Check boxes enable/disable devices. Disabling a device disconnects that device. A new connection will be made when the device is re-enabled.

Device Status
  • Green devices are ready
  • Red Devices are recording
  • Grey Devices are offline
  • Black Devices are in error

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