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Installation and setup instructions
In addition to the cameras, Xenon flash units and system circuits there is also a 20 watt halogen lamp in the top unit that illuminates the trigger mat
The KX PSU (power supply unit) consists of 4 * 12v 5 amp power adapters inside a single case
1 power cord connects to the lower unit and the other 3 to the upper unit
There are 3 USB cables - 2 from the top unit and 1 from the lower - that have to be connected to the PC
Trigger mat stereo cables
There are 2 trigger mat stereo cables - 1 connects from the trigger mat itself to the lower unit and the second comes out of the lower unit and connects to the upper unit
The KX 3 uses 3 cameras to capture 5 high speed freeze frame images of both the ball and club
Frame 1 : Ball on tee or mat - side view
Frame 2 : Ball in flight after impact - side view
Frame 3 : Ball on tee or mat - top view
Frame 4 : Ball in flight and club after impact - top view
Frame 5 : Club just before impact - top view
The upper cameras in the KX are a VisTrack system that captures 2 frames of the club ( at and after impact) for club face angle, path and speed
and two frames of the ball for ball path
KX Trigger mat
All KX systems are supplied with a FiberBuilt 24*12 inch fairway grass trigger mat
Why use a trigger mat ?
In order to trigger the KX cameras at very precise points - e.g. club face 1 inch ( 2.54 mm) before impact to the ball - a very fast and precise trigger mechanism has to be used.
At present, the only practical way of achieving this is to use a single optical sensor embedded into the hitting mat.
Can I use my own mat ?
You can fit the trigger sensor to any mat that can have a hole drilled into it.
What happens if the sensor gets damaged ? Do I have to purchase a complete new mat
No. A replacement sensor costs just 22 cents that can easily be fitted