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3D Motion Capture Systems Market By Application (Biomechanics And Sports, Medical And Clinical Science, Media And Entertainment, Industrial), By Technology (Optical, Inertial, Mechanical, Magnetic), By Component (Hardware, Software, Services) – Growth, Future Prospects And Competitive Analysis, 2017 – 2025

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3D Motion Capture System Market Update

September 2022: Motion Analysis Corporation unveiled its next-generation drone motion tracking system, “Firefly: Harness.” This technology proves particularly valuable for conducting health and safety inspections. In collaboration with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, Motion Analysis Corporation is employing an aerial drone combined with 3D motion tracking to explore methods for detecting gas leaks in wind tunnel facilities. The drone motion tracking plays a crucial role in pinpointing gas dispersal through 3D gas source localization.

August 2022: Vicon Motion Systems Ltd. entered into a collaboration with Dark Matters, a premier full-service film production studio with a focus on both virtual and real-time production. As a result of this partnership, Vicon plans to implement its motion capture technologies within the inaugural virtual production center in France.

3D motion capture systems allow users to identify, record, and visualize real-time motion on a computer for subsequent analysis and processing. These systems employ a range of technologies such as optical, inertial, mechanical, and magnetic sensing to accurately record and archive human body movements within a software platform.

Utilizing optical technology requires specialized cameras that detect and locate specific human body parts through either marker-based or marker-less methods. Marker-based systems employ cameras that monitor markers positioned on various joints and body parts. By continuously tracing these markers, the affiliated motion capture software can emulate these movements in animation. Conversely, marker-less systems use cameras that recognize humans and continuously monitor their position and posture shifts, thus following their motion.

One significant application for 3D motion capture systems in the market is in the entertainment and media sectors. Filmmakers globally employ these systems to seamlessly integrate realistic human actions into animated figures. Furthermore, these systems present an economical solution for filmmakers aiming to produce lifelike characters without incurring the high costs associated with advanced animation. Other prominent applications are seen in biomechanics and sports. Numerous sports professionals utilize 3D motion capture systems to meticulously document body movements during pivotal moments in athletic events.

By capturing and chronicling such instances, sports professionals can discern areas needing refinement to achieve peak performance. Additional application fields include medical, clinical science, and industrial robotics. Given the declining expenses of 3D capture technology coupled with its diverse applications, the 3D motion capture systems market is anticipated to witness substantial growth in the near future.

The study titled “Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market: Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2017–2025” provides valuable insights into the global 3D motion capture systems market. It presents the market’s size and projections from 2015 to 2025. This comprehensive research delves deep into the various market segments based on components, technology, application, and an extensive study across various geographies and sub-geographies.

The study presents a comparative analysis of various segments for the years 2016 and 2025. This report also offers a comprehensive overview of market dynamics, such as driving factors, challenges, and potential opportunities. Additionally, a section detailing production and pricing trends in several major markets is included.

To aid strategic decision-makers, the report features competitive profiles of leading providers in the 3D motion capture systems market, their market positioning, and their most recent developments. Prominent players highlighted in this study include Xsens Technologies B.V., Qualisys AB, OptiTrack (NaturalPoint, Inc.), Vicon Motion Systems Ltd., Noraxon U.S.A., Inc., Shadow (Motion Workshop), Simi Reality Motion Systems GmbH, STT Systems, Notch Interfaces, Inc., Centroid 3D, Perception Neuron (Noitom Ltd.), and Motion Analysis Corporation.

Latest Trends in 3D Motion Capture

The market for 3D motion capture exhibits moderate fragmentation. There’s a considerable level of competition, comprising both regional and international contributors. Furthermore, there’s a rising presence of innovative, smaller players. The concentration ratio of companies is predicted to see notable growth throughout the forecasted period. This is partly because many software enterprises perceive this market as a promising business venture. Leading participants in the 3D motion capture sector include Vicon Motion Systems Ltd., Optitrack, Codamotion, and Motion Analysis Corporation.

For example, in August 2022, OptiTrack, a renowned producer of 3D tracking systems, announced the launch of CinePuck. This tracking tool, tailored for broadcast studios, mixed reality, and virtual production, employs OptiTrack’s advanced Active tracking technology. The sleek CinePuck device promises unmatched tracking precision and accuracy for real-time operations and in-camera visual effects (ICVFX), even in production settings with substantial occlusion.

Additional comprehensive analyses provided in the report encompass

  • Present and anticipated market trends, underscoring promising sectors within the 3D motion capture industry.
  • Market drivers, challenges, and their subsequent influence on market expansion.
  • A thorough analysis of the competitive landscape.
  • A review of the market size data for the previous two years (2015–2016).

This research offers a comprehensive perspective of the global 3D motion capture systems market. It provides market dimensions and predictions for the span from 2017 to 2025, taking into account the factors described above.

The global 3D motion capture systems market is segmented, based on application, into the following categories:

  • Biomechanics and Sports
  • Medical and Clinical Science
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Industrial
  • Others

In terms of application, the media and entertainment sector dominated the global 3D motion capture systems market in 2016. This segment contributed to over 40% of the total revenue in the 3D motion capture systems market worldwide. The escalating demand for high-quality motion films, coupled with a surge in technological investments, has driven the growth of this segment.

Following closely behind the media and entertainment sector is the biomechanics and sports segment. Globally, 3D motion capture technology has found extensive application in various sports, including golf, baseball, basketball, and football, to name a few. The medical sector, too, has seen a growing adoption of this technology in recent years. Given the expanding use of 3D motion capture for diverse medical purposes, this segment is poised for continued growth in the upcoming years.

Major Developments:

The 3D motion capture systems field has experienced a slew of technological advancements in system functionality and capabilities. There have been significant investments directed towards research & development and enhancements of 3D motion capture systems. The 3D motion capture system value chain encompasses stakeholders ranging from research & development and manufacturing to distribution, end-users, and post-sales service providers.

In March 2020, Vicon Motion System entered into an agreement with DNEG, a renowned visual effects company. According to this agreement, Vicon will deliver its premier Vantage solution, which integrates both its Tracker and Shôgun software. Incorporating Vicon’s motion capture into DNEG’s arsenal allows the DNEG team to accurately record actors’ performances and recreate virtual environments in various studios around the globe.

Similarly, in November 2019, Vicon Motion System inked a deal with the Red Bull Diagnostics and Training Centre. Through this agreement, they will provide their inertial tracking solution to aid in minimizing injury risks and enhancing athletes’ performance.

The global 3D motion capture systems market has been segmented on the basis of geographical regions, as per the following regions and countries:

North America

  • U.S.
  • rest of North America

Europe

  • U.K.
  • Germany
  • France
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Rest of the World (RoW)

  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
  • Latin America

In 2016, North America represented the largest market for 3D motion capture systems in terms of revenue. The demand for 3D motion capture system technology in the region is primarily supported by the higher adoption of advanced technologies in the fields of entertainment, sports, and medical science. Furthermore, the region is also home to some of the leading providers of 3D motion capture systems across the world.

Asia Pacific followed North America in the overall 3D motion capture systems market globally in 2016. Factors such as the higher concentration of some of the major end-use industries in the region have resulted in a higher share of the Asia Pacific region in the overall 3D motion capture systems market across the world.

Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.1.1 Purpose of the Report
1.1.2 Target Audience
1.1.3 USP and Key Offerings
1.2 Research Scope
1.3 Market Segmentation
1.4 Research Methodology
1.4.1 Phase I – Secondary Research
1.4.2 Phase II – Primary Research
1.4.3 Phase III – Expert Panel Review
1.4.4 Assumptions
1.4.5 Approach Adopted

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Market Snapshot: Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market
2.2 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market, By Component
2.3 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market, By Technology
2.4 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market, By Application
2.5 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market, By Geography

Chapter 3 Market Dynamics
3.1 Product Insights and Market Overview
3.1.1 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue and Growth, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn) (Y-o-Y %)
3.2 Key Market Trends and Future Outlook
3.3 Market Drivers
3.4 Market Growth Inhibitors
3.4.1 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints
3.5 Attractive Investment Proposition
3.6 Competitive Analysis
3.6.1 Market Positioning of Key Vendors
3.6.2 Key Strategies adopted by the Leading Players

Chapter 4 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Component
4.1 Market Analysis
4.2 Hardware
4.3 Software
4.4 Services

Chapter 5 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Technology
5.1 Market Analysis
5.2 Optical
5.3 Inertial
5.4 Mechanical
5.5 Magnetic

Chapter 6 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Application
6.1 Market Analysis
6.2 Biomechanics and Sports
6.3 Medical and Clinical Science
6.4 Media and Entertainment
6.5 Industrial
6.6 Others

Chapter 7 North America 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis
7.1 Overview
7.2 North America 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Component, 2015 – 2025
7.2.1 Market Analysis
7.3 North America 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Technology, 2015 – 2025
7.3.1 Market Analysis
7.4 North America 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Application, 2015 – 2025
7.4.1 Market Analysis
7.5 North America 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Region, 2015 – 2025
7.5.1 U.S.
7.5.2 Rest of North America

Chapter 8 Europe 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis
8.1 Overview
8.2 Europe 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Component, 2015 – 2025
8.2.1 Market Analysis
8.3 Europe 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Technology, 2015 – 2025
8.3.1 Market Analysis
8.4 Europe 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Application, 2015 – 2025
8.4.1 Market Analysis
8.5 Europe 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Region, 2015 – 2025
8.5.1 U.K.
8.5.2 Germany
8.5.3 France
8.5.4 Rest of Europe

Chapter 9 Asia Pacific 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis
9.1 Overview
9.2 Asia Pacific 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Component, 2015 – 2025
9.2.1 Market Analysis
9.3 Asia Pacific 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Technology, 2015 – 2025
9.3.1 Market Analysis
9.4 Asia Pacific 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Application, 2015 – 2025
9.4.1 Market Analysis
9.5 Asia Pacific 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Region, 2015 – 2025
9.5.1 China
9.5.2 Japan
9.5.3 India
9.5.4 Rest of Asia Pacific

Chapter 10 Rest of the World (RoW) 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis
10.1 Overview
10.2 RoW 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Component, 2015 – 2025
10.2.1 Market Analysis
10.3 RoW 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Technology, 2015 – 2025
10.3.1 Market Analysis
10.4 RoW 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Application, 2015 – 2025
10.4.1 Market Analysis
10.5 RoW 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Analysis, By Region, 2015 – 2025
10.5.1 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
10.5.2 Latin America

Chapter 11 Company Profiles
11.1 Xsens Technologies B.V.
11.2 Qualisys AB
11.3 OptiTrack (NaturalPoint, Inc.)
11.4 Vicon Motion Systems Ltd.
11.5 Noraxon U.S.A., Inc.
11.6 Shadow (Motion Workshop)
11.7 Simi Reality Motion Systems GmbH
11.8 STT Systems
11.9 Notch Interfaces, Inc.
11.10 Centroid 3D
11.11 Perception Neuron (Noitom Ltd.)
11.12 Motion Analysis Corporation

List of Figures

FIG. 1 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems: Market Segmentation
FIG. 2 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market: Research Methodology
FIG. 3 Top-Down and Bottom Up Approach
FIG. 4 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market, By Component, 2016 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 5 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market, By Technology, 2016 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 6 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market, By Application, 2016 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 7 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market, By Geography, 2016 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 8 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue and Growth, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn) (Y-o-Y %)
FIG. 9 Attractive Investment Proposition
FIG. 10 Market Positioning of Key 3D Motion Capture Systems Vendors, 2016
FIG. 11 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue Contribution, By Component, 2016 & 2025 (Value %)
FIG. 12 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue from Hardware, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 13 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue from Software, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 14 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue from Services, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 15 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue Contribution, By Technology, 2016 & 2025 (Value %)
FIG. 16 Global Optical 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 17 Global Inertial 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 18 Global Mechanical 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 19 Global Magnetic 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 20 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue Contribution, By Application, 2016 & 2025 (Value %)
FIG. 21 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue from Biomechanics and Sports, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 22 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue from Medical and Clinical Science, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 23 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue from Media and Entertainment, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 24 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue from Industrial, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 25 Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue from Others, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 26 North America 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 27 Europe 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 28 Asia Pacific 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 29 RoW 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Mn)

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Market Snapshot: Global 3D Motion Capture Systems Market
TABLE 2 Impact Indicators
TABLE 3 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints
TABLE 4 North America 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, By Component, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 5 North America 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, By Technology, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 6 North America 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, By Application, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 7 Europe 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, By Component, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 8 Europe 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, By Technology, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 9 Europe 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, By Application, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 10 Asia Pacific 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, By Component, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 11 Asia Pacific 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, By Technology, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 12 Asia Pacific 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, By Application, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 13 RoW 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, By Component, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 14 RoW 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, By Technology, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 15 RoW 3D Motion Capture Systems Market Revenue, By Application, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 16 Xsens Technologies B.V.: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Key Applications Served, Recent Developments)
TABLE 17 Qualisys AB: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Key Applications Served, Recent Developments)
TABLE 18 OptiTrack (NaturalPoint, Inc.): Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Key Applications Served, Recent Developments)
TABLE 19 Vicon Motion Systems Ltd.: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Key Applications Served, Recent Developments)
TABLE 20 Noraxon U.S.A., Inc.: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Key Applications Served, Recent Developments)
TABLE 21 Shadow (Motion Workshop): Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Key Applications Served, Recent Developments)
TABLE 22 Simi Reality Motion Systems GmbH: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Key Applications Served, Recent Developments)
TABLE 23 STT Systems: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Key Applications Served, Recent Developments)
TABLE 24 Notch Interfaces, Inc.: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Key Applications Served, Recent Developments)
TABLE 25 Centroid 3D: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Key Applications Served, Recent Developments)
TABLE 26 Perception Neuron (Noitom Ltd.): Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Key Applications Served, Recent Developments)
TABLE 27 Motion Analysis Corporation: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Key Applications Served, Recent Developments)

Frequently Asked Question

What is the size of 3D Motion Capture Systems Market?

The market for 3D Motion Capture Systems Market is expected to reach USD$ 113.4 Mn in 2025.

What is the 3D Motion Capture Systems Market CAGR?

The 3D Motion Capture Systems Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 12.1%.

What is the Forecast period considered for 3D Motion Capture Systems Market?

The report is forecasted from 2017 -2025.

What is the base year considered for 3D Motion Capture Systems Market?

The base year of this report is 2016.

Who are the major players in this market?

Xsens Technologies B.V., Qualisys AB, OptiTrack (NaturalPoint, Inc.), Vicon Motion Systems Ltd., Noraxon U.S.A., Inc. are some of the major players in the global market.

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