New in Version 1.0

Do I have to amplify a recording immediately after taking it?


If you do not amplify a recording when it is taken, it will get amplified the first time that it is opened in Motion Amplification®.

Version 2.5 UPDATE

Motion Explorer has added a tool which allows you to amplify multiple recordings at the same time. See the related article below for details.

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Can I amplify multiple recordings at the same time?

Can I add a Time Waveform or Spectrum window to an MP4 export?

Version 2.2 and Earlier

Not at this time.

Version 2.3 UPDATE

Beginning with this version, you can either add annotations to the MP4 directly from Motion Amplification® or you can use Motion Studio to create elaborate MP4 reports.

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Do my ROIs show in the exported MP4?

RDI Technologies™ Acquisition Software vs. RDI Motion Amplification® Software vs. RDI Motion Explorer Software vs. RDI Motion Studio Software vs. Motion Monitor Software 

How do I change the exported MP4 between showing both original video and amplified video and only the amplified video?

Here is how to switch between the side by side display of original video and amplified video and the amplified video only:

  1. In the Motion Amplification® Software, click on the "Settings" Icon in the upper right-hand corner.

  2. In the Motion Amplification® Options window, find the line that says, "Export Content" as circled below.

  3. You will have a choice of the following:


You can toggle between the two as necessary.

Version 2.3 UPDATE

Now, this selection is made when you create the MP4. After you click the "Export Video" icon, you will be presented with the window below. The selection is circled in green.

The attached video will also show the steps.

How many ROIs can I draw on a single recording?

Please let us know what you find. To date, we've only tried drawing 100 Regions of Interest on a single video!

During video recording, I see inconsistent frame rates or the check mark/exclamation mark to the right of the Framerate (fps)/Fmax slider keeps flashing. Can I do anything to fix it?

In this case, the frame rate is too close to the edge of limitations of the camera's performance. If the red exclamation mark is coming and going and you happen to press record when it's green you can start the recording and have subtle problems like frames acquired at inconsistent rates in the recording. Reduce the slider for frame rate/Fmax by a few frames per second. You can also close all other open software to free up computer processing power.

The location of the Framerate status icon and tool tip:

The Framerate status icon showing a framerate which the camera cannot resolve:

Do my ROIs show in the exported MP4?

They do not. You can, however, add annotations in the form of arrows, circles, boxes or text to show your audience where to look.

The attached video shows you an example.

Version 2.3 UPDATE

Now, you can include your ROIs, and many other annotations, in the exported MP4 video. When you click the "Export Video" icon, you will be presented with the screen shown below. Click the "Include Data Plots" check box and then select the items you want to include in the video.

How do I measure displacement (velocity) in a recording?

Select the location that you want to measure. Place the cursor in this location and left-click and drag to create an ROI around this area. The Motion Amplification® Software will measure displacement (velocity) within the box. You can then open the Time Waveform or Spectrum windows and see the values.

See the attached video for an example.

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What is an ROI in Motion Amplification® lingo?

What is an ROI in Motion Amplification® lingo?

The Iris M™ software makes use of a 'Region of Interest' (ROI). This is a small box drawn on the screen at various times during either the Acquisition process or Analysis process. This region has the following uses:

What are the issues with connecting to a network?

What are the issues with connecting to a wireless network?

There should not be a problem connecting to a wireless network. The assumption here is that you are using the Iris M™ user that the system came with and not using a separate log on. This is similar to what you did in class at RDI Technologies™. This will also work in a hotel room when you are traveling. 

What are the issues with connecting to my work network?

Version 2.5 and Earlier behavior:

This is where things can get complicated. First a specific log on and credentials may be required. While it's easy to create a new account on the acquisition device, the RDI software will not be able to access the license through this account. As long as the Iris M account remains active you can continue to access the account. The license can be transferred to the new account by contacting RDI support. To summarize, the RDI license is limited to one user on the acquisition device.

Another thing to consider is if your IT department requires virus scanning software it may interfere with the RDI software. The hardware was chosen because of it's performance as a system, any changes to the system may reduce it's performance. This may result in slow recording speed, reduced image size or overall sluggish performance.

Version 3.0 UPDATE

You can now create and use multiple accounts which can all use the Iris M software. The accounts must be on the same computer and cannot use the software simultaneously.

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How many users will the software license support?

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My Iris MX™ download is slow or generates error messages. What can I do to fix this?

How many lines of resolution will I get from my recording?

The spectral lines of resolution will be equal to half the number of images collected in the recording.

Appearance and Behavior in Version 2.4 and newer

In Version 2.4, the "Duration Type" field was removed to make the user interface easier to use. In this mode, you will always enter the "Duration" value.

To find the number of frames, look in the bottom left-hand corner in the "Calculated Values" section:

Appearance and Behavior in Version 1.0 through Version 2.3

If the "Duration Type" is set to "Number of Frames" it will be based on the  number you entered. If the "Duration Type" is set to "Time(sec)", it will be as shown in the lower left corner under the "Calculated Values" heading.

The Number of Frames entry under the "Recording Properties" when recording in Frames:


The Number of Frames as found under the "Calculated Values" heading when acquiring for a specified time:

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How do I get a higher frequency resolution in a recording?

How do I send Raw Video to a user who has RDI Technologies™ Motion Amplification® Software for Analysis?

The original video is composed of an individual file and a folder which both have the same name. The file will end in .RDI and is recognized by the Motion Amplification® software as a known file type. Clicking it will launch the Motion Amplification® software and load the video.

In order to send the raw video, you must send ALL files with the same file name. One way to do this is to create a "Compressed" or "ZIP" file with all the contents in one folder.

  1. Navigate to the location of your RDI Recordings. The default location will be "C:UsersUserDocumentsRDIRecordings" where "User" will be replaced by the name of the User who is logged into the computer
  2. Select both the file folder and .RDI file with the same name by using the CTRL and Left Click command
  3. Right click on either one of the two highlighted files and select "Send to>" "Compressed (Zipped) folder"
  4. When the process is finished, a new folder will be created. This folder will have the same name as the original files and will end with a .ZIP extension.
  5. You can now transfer this new folder to someone else using a USB Memory Device, email, a file sharing program or other method.

Also, see the attached video for an example of how to do this.

NOTE - Motion Amplification® videos can get rather large. Be conscious of the file size limits associated with emailing large files. Sometimes, alternate methods of transferring files may be necessary.

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This article applies to Software Versions 1.0 and 2.0 or for sending the raw data without using Motion Explorer. For instructions on how to use Motion Explorer (Introduced in Version 2.1) to Export raw video, please see the related article named How do I "Export" then "Import" files using Motion Explorer?



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