Motion Amplification® 3.7

We are thrilled to announce the Latest release of Version 3.7 of Motion Amplification®! This groundbreaking release includes highly requested features centered around Route-Based data collection and reliably repeating measurements for historitization of your data.


Key Features and Enhancements:

  • Repetitive Measurement Workflow
  • Camera Overlay Mode
  • ROI Improvements
  • Zoom Box Annotation

RDI ’s technology platform turns every pixel of a video camera into a displacement sensor. With patented software processing algorithms, Motion Amplification® enables users to see motion that’s impossible to see with the human eye. Always focused on combining customer feedback with cutting-edge technology, RDI conducted a customer feedback campaign over the summer in order to gain a better understanding of what new features would most benefit its customers. 

“We are excited for what this new release means for our line of Iris products,” said Jeff Hay, CEO of RDI Technologies. “This update includes full historization of data allowing our users to measure, compare, and trend nearly an infinite amount of locations across an asset with the click of a mouse. It’s a huge step for our customers in terms of what they can do with the Iris M and Iris CM.”

RDI’s systems are in use in over 38 different industries – a testament to the flexibility of the system and dynamic ways that users have found to apply the technology. In addition to RDI’s typical robust enhancements to the Iris M, Iris CM users have many new features. 


Key Features in the 3.3 Software Release: 



  • Iris M™ Acquisition Assistant™:  It’s now easier than ever to obtain high-quality Motion Amplification® videos! The RDI Acquisition Assistant provides users with a step-by-step interactive guide that helps establish important recording settings such as framerate, lens selection, focus, and brightness. The Assistant also allows users to proactively identify environmental conditions before recording, such as light flicker and camera shake. Let the Acquisition Assistant help you achieve high-quality data.
  • Motion Amplification® – Historical Data Analysis: Iris M users now have the ability to store vibration data concurrent with the recordings captured by the Iris M camera. The spectrum and waveform data can be stored with the associated recording, allowing users to perform comparisons across recordings or measurement locations and display waterfall plots.


  • Motion Amplification® – Historical Data Analysis: Iris CM users now have the ability to store connected sensor data concurrent with the recordings captured by RDI camera systems. The spectrum and waveform data can be stored with the associated video recording, allowing users to perform comparisons across recordings or measurement locations and display waterfall plots.
  • Iris CM™ Measurement Historization: Now, users can get even more powerful insight into the dynamics of monitored equipment. With Measurement Historization, Iris CM™ users can define measurements to be stored over time for any connected sensor used to trigger recordings. Measurements include spectrum, waveform, and trend data from the connected sensors and the video-based ROI measurements. The associated captured recordings are also stored and available for further analysis in the Motion Amplification® software in conjunction with the historized data. 
  • Iris CM™ Complex Triggers: Iris CM™ users can now define the very specific criteria required from multiple sensors to determine when recordings are captured. Leveraging Boolean logic, users can, for example, define that both a high level of vibration and a specific change in speed must be met before triggering will occur. Now you can trigger when a specific set of conditions are met.



All users with current licenses are encouraged to download the latest software and enjoy the newest features that this technology offers. RDI continues to pioneer its industry and evolves as the markets and needs of customers change.

Motion Amplification® 3.2

  • Best-In-Class Digital Image Stabilization: Cutting edge image stabilization techniques have been developed and implemented to address environmental challenges such as flexible floors or mounting surfaces. Applying this post-processing technique will further enhance the stability and clarity of mp4’s.
  • Phase Overlay: With the newest version of Motion Amplification® analysis software, you can now graphically display relative phase throughout the image for a specified frequency. Similar to Motion Map (available in 3.0), the new Phase Map feature allows the user to visualize relative phase as different colors across the entire image and easily see elements that are out of phase as opposite colors. This gives the user quick access to approximate phase relationships without the use of ROI’s.
  • Difference Plots: Provides users the ability to determine relative motion between multiple ROI’s.
  • Metrology (Ruler – Distance & Angle): Users can overlay distances and angles onto videos and document the distances between objects within an image. This feature can also determine angles between critical lines or features within an image.
  • Audio Enabled Video Editing: Narration and background music can be added to Motion Studio Projects, enhancing users’ ability to tell the story and report findings within the exported mp4.

In addition to these key features, this release also includes multiple usability features that allow users to enhance recordings, export content into numerous formats, add logos and annotations, and more.

Motion Amplification® Software 3.1


Over the past few months we have focused on bringing yet another exciting update to our loyal user base of the Iris M™, Iris MX™, and Iris CM™. This release is full of new features and functionality focused on expanding the capabilities of Motion Amplification® and making the software easier to use. What’s exciting about this release is that it’s primarily focused on implementing functionality based on customer feedback. It’s full of new and easier ways to collect and process data, and here are just a few highlights.

  • All New High-Density Recordings (HDR) – HDR mode is now a part of Motion Amplification® analysis and no longer requires a special acquisition mode. Even better, all recordings are backward compatible. Easily achieve videos with more precise movement and detail and see unparalleled time resolution in video playback!
  • Photron and Vision Research Cameras – With our new High-Speed Plugin Module you can now use a large selection of Photron and Vision Research cameras with Motion Amplification® Acquisition™. These cameras are plug and play and expand the options for high speed Motion Amplification®.
  • Triggering – Now in Acquisition, you can arm the camera with pre and post triggers. The camera will buffer the video and save the data that was collected before the record button was pressed. This makes capturing singular events easier than ever.
  • Live ROI – You no longer have to wonder how much something is moving before you press record. Now you can draw ROI’s and measure displacement right in Acquisition. This makes for a powerful feature coupled with live Motion Amplification®. Time waveforms and spectra are both shown.
  • 60+ Usability and Workflow Changes – We’ve added over 60 new usability features and functionality changes that make your life easier, from selecting filtered data straight from the Motion Amplification® spectral peaks to auto thresholding. They are all designed to make the process faster and have been implemented based on direct customer feedback.
  • Major Iris CM Feature Additions – The Iris CM has seen a dramatic expansion of capability. Trigger options such as general purpose IEPE and 4-20 mA signals have been included. The Iris CM can be configured with a small form factor ruggedized PC that is scalable by networking multiple systems, making it easier than ever to deploy and interface.
  • Long Term Record – Have a process or motion that occurs over a long time frame? Now you can set up your recording to capture over long time periods by setting frame rates to be seconds or minutes apart. You can easily set up recording for processes that take longer to measure.
  • Thresholding in Acquisition and 8-bit – Thresholding video is one of our most used features. This can now be done straight in Acquisition and with low dynamic range recording.
  • Export to a Single File with Compression – Now you can export all your data to a single file to more easily transfer to another computer or drive. That file can also be compressed for smaller file size.