Control Deck

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The control deck is embedded at the bottom of Motive, and this deck is used manage both recording and playback of capture data in Motive.


In Live Mode[edit]

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In Edit Mode[edit]

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Timeline Frame Range Indicator[edit]

  • Scrubber: Current Frame.
  • Green
    : The working Range.
  • Yellow
    : The selected range.
Timeline on the control deck in Edit mode.

Live and Edit mode[edit]

There are two different modes in Motive: Live mode and Edit mode. You can toggle between two modes from the Control Deck or by using the (~) hotkey.

Live Mode[edit]

The Live mode is mainly used when recording new Takes or when streaming a live capture. In this mode, all of the cameras are continuously capturing 2D images and reconstructing the detected reflections into 3D data in real-time.
Motive in Live Mode.

Edit Mode[edit]

The Edit Mode is used for playback of captured Take files. In this mode, you can playback, or stream, recorded data. Also, captured Takes can be post-processed by fixing mislabeling errors or interpolating the occluded trajectories if needed.
Motive in Edit Mode


Tip: Prime series cameras will illuminate in blue when in live mode, in green when recording, and turned-off in edit mode. See more at Prime Series Status Indicators

Status Monitor[edit]

Status parameter shown on the control deck.

Located on the right corner of the control deck, the status monitor can be used to monitor specific operational parameters in Motive. Click on up/down arrows to switch the displayed status. You can also click on the status monitor to open a popup for displaying all available status.

The following status parameters will be available:

Status definitions[edit]

Status panel in Motive.


Average of residual values of all live-reconstructed 3D points. This is available only in the Live mode or in the 2D Mode.


Current incoming data transfer rate (KB/s) for all attached cameras.

Point Cloud[edit]

Measured latency of the point cloud reconstruction engine.

Rigid Body[edit]

Measured latency of the rigid body solver.


Measured latemcy of the skeleton solver.


Measured software latency. It represents the amount of time it takes Motive to process each frame of captured data. This includes the time taken for reconstructing the 2D data into 3D data, labeling and modeling the trackable assets, displaying in the viewport, and other processes configured in Motive.


Available only on Ethernet Camera systems (Prime series and Slim13E). Measured total system latency. This is the time measured from the middle of the camera exposures to when Motive has fully solved all of the tracking data.


The rate at which the tracking data is streamed to connected client applications.


Available only on Ethernet Camera systems (Prime series or Slim 13E). Average temperature, in Celsius, on the imager boards of the cameras in the system.


Important software notifications will be reported at the right corner of the control deck. Click on the ControlDeck Notification 20.png to view the message. Only the important configuration notification will be reported here. Software status messages are reported on the Status Log pane.

Notifying the user to change to the high-performance mode.