When positioning the Measurement System Module, make sure it is set up and aimed directly in line with the release point of the ball. This can either be set up from behind or in front of the path of where the ball will be thrown. This also depends on where you have the camera set up, because the MSM is connected via USB cable to one of the available USB slots in the Edgertronic camera.
Update the Edgertronic software to this file:
Use this procedure to do the update, but use the software above instead of the one referenced in the instructions:
Setting up the Edgertronic camera:
Understanding the basics of high speed cameras:
Steps to get MSM to work with the camera:
1. Once the Edgertronic quick start guide is completed the user should be able to browse to the camera’s IP address and the browser will look like:
2. The user should then plug the MSM in using a USB cable to one of the available USB slots in the Edgertronic camera. The browser will refresh and display the Pocket Radar Status box:
The status box has a thumbnail button that pins it to always keep it visible.
There is an Auto-Trigger ON/OFF switch on the Pocket Radar status box that allows the user to control when a speed captured by the radar will trigger a video recording. When set to “ON” a speed will trigger a new recording, when set to “OFF” a speed will not trigger a new recording.
The status box displays the current minimum speed allowed to trigger a video recording, and the maximum speed allowed to trigger a recording (configurable in settings).
The status box also displays the current radar setup (configurable/explained in settings).
3. If the user clicks the wrench icon on the Edgertronics status box it will take the user to settings. Clicking over to the Pocket Radar tab:
Minimum trigger speed is the minimum speed the radar will report to the camera and display on the LCD. This sets the lower speed limit for triggering a video recording.
Maximum trigger speed is the maximum speed the radar will report to the camera and display on the LCD. This sets the upper speed limit for triggering a video recording.
Setup defines where the radar is placed relative to the pitcher. Modes discussed in use cases.
Max Range – This setting allows the radar to measure baseballs up to 120 feet away. This setting will capture adjacent throws in a multiple throwing/hitting lane setup and if it is desired to avoid this, the following settings can be used:
In the case of multiple throwing lanes (minimum 6 feet apart), these setting can be used to minimize adjacent throws from falsely triggering the camera:
Behind pitcher –This setting is best used when the radar is placed approx. 6 feet behind a pitcher throwing towards a catcher/net away from the radar.
Behind catcher – This setting is best used when the radar is placed approx. 6 feet behind a catcher/net and the pitcher is an additional 60 feet away throwing towards the radar.
Custom – In the case that the user is provided special radar sensitivity parameters, this custom field allows the camera to read from a config file on the SD card.