2 years ago
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Normally, LASR uses the typical 30 FPS that normal webcams provide, and that works just fine with regular laser training aids. There is no need for anything higher. Accurately and reliably detecting laser impacts from recoil laser training aides is a different story. The mechanical movement of recoil laser training aids causes the laser to move very quickly after the shot, creating a large dash, or the laser emitter is just set to a very short duration to avoid creating a dash.

A regular webcam, when used with a recoil devices, will do one or both of the following:

1.) Not detect the majority of impacts, 
because the impact is too short of a duration, and the webcam cannot see them.
2.) Not detect impacts accurately, because the dash is too large and too fast, and the webcam cannot see where they first appeared. These are signifigant and unpredictable inaccuracies that cannot be ignored, compensated for, or predicted.

The LASR Advanced Camera allows LASR to run at extremely high frame rates, much faster than a regular webcam (or any type of camera) can do. This higher frame rate means that LASR is recieving many more "pictures per second" of your targets and the laser impacts than normal, and can use that data to accurately and reliably detect laser impacts from recoil laser training aids.

The Advanced Camera, when used with recoil training aids, also changes a number of background functions in LASR, and modifies our shot detection methods to provide the best performance with this very high frame rate.

Funny story: We actually wanted to make a video to help explain this, but we can't, because our video equipment maxes out at 30 FPS, meaning it can't show you why either.