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performance capture

[ per-fawr-muhns kap-cher ]
/ pərˈfɔr məns ˌkæp tʃər /
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noun

a data collection technique in which the detailed movements and facial expressions of live actors are tracked, recorded, and rendered to create animations, as for computer-generated characters in a motion picture.

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Also called motion-capture acting .
Compare motion capture.

Origin of performance capture

First recorded in 2000–05
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