For best results, our AI will try to establish a clear and confident baseline signal from which it can interpret the motion that follows. To do that, it needs to detect the entirety of the actor’s body in clear view of a full frame within the first five seconds of your video.
Therefore, within the first 5 seconds of your video, make sure the actor strikes a T-pose facing, and in full view of, the camera, at the center of the scene (stage), with the entirety of the body visible and feet firmly planted on the floor, for 1 – 2 seconds.
I see a calibration warning. What does it mean?
If our AI can’t find a solid T pose within the first 5 seconds of your video, our system will display a warning to highlight that fact. It may mean that the calibration is bad and that your results have suffered accordingly.
However, your scene may well also have an acceptable calibration, even without a T pose being detected, and your results may in fact be as good as they can be.
In other words, if there’s no T pose detected, we show the warning as a matter of best practice: we can’t be sure of the quality of the calibration and the results we’ve produced.
Although a warning can’t tell you whether the calibration is good, bad or somewhere in the middle, we made the decision to nevertheless produce results in all circumstances, because many of our users would prefer to see results, rather than no results at all, especially on existing footage that works great with our AI (like many YouTube, TikTok and other videos downloaded from third party sources).
Special note for RADiCAL Studio calibrations:
- Step-by-step (SbS) processing: The Studio app already comes with a mandatory five-second countdown to assist you in finding the best position before the Studio app starts recording your video for SbS processing. Make sure the actor stands in a solid T-pose by the time the Studio app has completed the countdown and starts recording.
- Real-time (RT) processing: Because there is no five second countdown, you‘ll need a person other than the actor to hit the START button. You can also experiment with external camera integrations (to ensure a better angle and distance) or keyboards / mouse configurations (to allow for remote operation of the Studio app).