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Before the measurement, it must be ensured that all necessary equipment is available. Since the video recording of the game is necessary for the process, there are two possible measurement setups with different requirements.
TV-Out-Capture measurement setup
The figure shows a measurement setup, as it would be necessary for the automatic flow measurement. At the moment, however, no automatic measurement is possible because the required facial expressions are not yet available. For this reason, in the construction can be dispensed with a video recording of the player. Likewise, there is no need to connect the "Lightstone".
By omitting the video recording of the player, it is possible in this measurement setup to use the game PC only for the game. Thus, no influence of the measuring software on the gameplay can be done by limited hardware resources.
Screen-Capture measurement setup
As already mentioned, it is currently not possible to perform the automatic flow measurement. Thus, even the data PC is omitted in this measurement setup, since no recording of the player or the data acquisition with the "Lightstone" is necessary. Of course, however, all data can still be recorded to be evaluated with a later available software.
Lightstone & Webcam
For the recording of the player a commercial webcam is sufficient. During recording, it is important to keep in mind that the player's face is well illuminated for mimic recognition to produce good results (as soon as it is available).