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I cannot say if you can, but my guess is that it should be possible.

 

If you can chose the camera and activate it, with something like Skype, then I am fairly certain, that you can use it with opentrack. I however don’t think that you will be able to use the IR LED’s on the camera.

 

The easiest way to find out, is to download and install opentrack and try. Remember to run opentrack as admin.

 

Get it here:

https://github.com/opentrack/opentrack/releases

 

There is a very good opentrack guide here:

 

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/34403-a-complete-guide-to-set-up-head-tracking-opentrack/

 

There is a primer on IR headtracking in general, but the main focus is on using opentrack’s PointTracker 1.1

 

Hope this helps.

 

Good luck.

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Then again, probably not.

 

A quote from this site:

http://naturalpointofview.blogspot.com/p/trackir-criticism.html

 

 

The TrackIR camera is an optical capture device like any consumer camera, it is however distinguished by its monochrome sensor, infrared filter and dedicated image processing chip. The monochrome sensor affords marginally better effective resolution over a color sensor and the infrared filter makes it work as an infrared tracker out of the box. The dedicated image processing chip is its biggest distinguishing feature which removes unnecessary information from video frames before sending them to the computer to make them smaller and more manageable.

 

When TrackIR was first released in 2001, dedicated image processing hardware was important to minimize the burden on the single core CPUs of the time but modern multi-core processors can easily manage full color video alongside even the latest TrackIR game title. As a sign of this, both the Playstation Move and Xbox Kinect optical tracking systems have opted for software image processing instead of expensive dedicated hardware. The TrackIR camera's dedicated processing is a solution for a problem that no longer exists.

 

The Playstation 3 Eye camera is a small fraction of the price of TrackIR 5 and can match its resolution at a lower frame rate (75Hz), or exceed its frame rate (187Hz) at a lower resolution (320x240), has a much wider field of view (75° vs 51.7°) and also functions as a webcam. It well fulfills the role of an optical tracker, being designed for this purpose and used by the Playstation Move platform which has been widely praised for having no optical tracking latency or accuracy problems.

 

The TrackIR camera increasingly serves as Digital Rights Management (DRM) for the TrackIR software, avoiding piracy by being limited to their camera instead of working with any DirectShow compatible camera. NaturalPoint's motion capture software ARENA makes this more explicit, requiring a $99 USB Hardware Key when no OptiTrack camera is available. The TrackIR camera is looking more like an elaborate USB hardware key for the software rather than a necessary piece of specialized hardware.

 

I would still suggest that you try. In that way others can learn from your experience.


Edited by DanTDBV
Forgot the last sentence.

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And after a little more research.

 

The answer is no.

 

Quote from the opentrack creator:

"opentrack only supports directshow cameras, not proprietary camera protocols."

 

Track IR5 uses proprietary camera protocols.

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