New in Version 3.0

How can I hide or unhide an ROI?

New in Version 3.0 is the ability to hide the ROI boxes. This applies to all ROI types, Standard, Horizontal Shaft, Vertical Shaft and Transient.

To hide the ROI box:

  1. Draw an ROI
  2. Click on the ROI box to display the "ROI Properties" window
  3. Check the "Hidden" checkbox

To unhide the ROI box:

  1. Right click in the image area somewhere. It does not matter where and does not need to be where the ROI box "should" be.
  2. A new pop-up menu will appear. Click on the "Show hidden ROIs" item

See the video below for a quick demonstration.

Can I view Motion Amplification® Live?


Introduced in Version 3.0, you can now amplify recordings live. In the RDI Technologies™ Acquisition software, click on the "Enable Motion Amplification®" toolbar icon. You will see the Motion Amplification® slider and Playback Speed slider appear. You are now amplifying the live feed from the camera!

This mode takes a lot of computing power and depending on your slider settings, you will actually begin to "go back in time." By clicking the "Return to Live" icon to the right of the Enable Motion Amplification® icon, you will return to the live feed.

Click the icon highlighted in the green box to begin Live Motion Amplification®:

You will know that you are in Live  mode by the appearance of the "Motion Amplification®" and "Playback Speed" sliders:

The "Return to Live" icon: 

How do I add the Motion Vector arrows to my ROIs?

First, there must be an ROI in the current recording. When one is present, the "Show Motion Vectors" icon will become available. You can click on this icon to add the display to your ROI(s):

The vectors have attributes which you can control by clicking on the drop-down arrow to the right of the icon. Generally, the vector display is controlled as a "group." You will see this menu:

Link to video showing how to add the Motion Vector arrows to your recording.

What is the Motion Map and how do I use it?

Introduced in Version 3.0, the Motion Map is a tool that uses color to draw attention to where motion is present. It is an overlay on the recording which you can control for both transparency and intensity.

This color overlay will be referred to as a “Motion Contour”. The motion contour indicates the amount of relative motion present at any given pixel. This is not a calibrated or absolute measure of motion, so ROIs should be used if accurate displacement values are desired. In multi-color mode, red indicates the most motion and blue indicates the least motion. In single color mode, pixels in red indicate the most motion.

The Motion Map is accessed by clicking on the following icon from the toolbar:

The video attached below gives a brief demonstration of the Motion Map.

Related Articles:

Can I add the Motion Map to older recordings?

Can I capture, track and measure linear movement?


Introduced in Version 3.0, "Transient Analysis" allows you to place ROIs in an image to track linear motion.

The new Transient ROI Icon:


Sitting at home during quarantine with a camera and only a 6mm lens, I happened to capture a video of a bird in flight. What amazes me is the limited information that the software needs to capture and track this object! Granted, not the best of recordings, but it pushes the limits of what the software can actually do. Yes, it's that spec in the upper right-hand window pane!

Related Articles:

What are some ways I can add multiple ROI's to a recording?

Can I add the Motion Map to older recordings?

You can absolutely add the Motion Map to recordings taken with older versions of Motion Amplification®!

How many users will the software license support?

Version 3.0 introduced multiple-user licensing to the Iris M™ Motion Amplification® software suite. Now, each user logged into an account on the PC will be able to run the Motion Amplification® software. This is true on both the Acquisition Device that was delivered with the system and the Analysis Only installation installed on a separate computer.

Keep in mind that by default, each user will store recordings in their own DocumentsRDIRecordings folder.

Related Articles:

Where can I find the details of my software licenses? 

How many computers may I install the RDI Technologies™ Iris M™ software on?



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