Centre for Digital Imaging Development and Research (CDRIN)

Cégep de Matane

CDRIN conducts digital-imaging research and technology transfers with small, medium-sized and large companies, particularly in the areas of motion capture and augmented reality. It also addresses the need for skills and workforce development in this constantly evolving sector.

Digital media and graphic communications

Areas of Innovation Expertise

  • Motion capture
  • 2D and 3D animation
  • Special effects (VFX)
  • Video games
  • Mobile applications
  • 3D digitization


Point of Contact:

Isabelle Cayer

Executive Director .

Office: (418) 562-1240 poste 4013

Email: cayer.isabelle@cdrin.com



Mailing address:

Centre de développement et de recherche en imagerie numérique (CDRIN)
Cégep de Matane
608, avenue Saint-Rédempteur Matane, Québec
G4W 0E1



Technical and Business Services

Sample analysis & testing

Technology & workflow consultation

Field trials/Simulation

Concept ideation & design review

Literature reviews

Design Services

Digital Media & Web Solutions


Applied Research and Development


Product Design & Development

3D design & rapid Prototyping

Provincial and federal grant proposal development

Cost avoidance

Process optimization

Product Re-design & Improvement

Reverse Engineering

Concept validation

Technology validation and transfer



Corporate on-site & in-house training

Interactive Workshop Sessions


Technology Diffusion

Networking events

Customized technology demonstrations

Rental of space & equipment

Open houses – Testing facility & personnel


Inventory of Specialized Equipment

  • Motion capture systems using reflective markers
    • Vicon T160 system, featuring 72 16-megapixel cameras
    • Vicon Bonita 3 system, featuring 8 0.3-megapixel cameras
    • Vicon Bonito 10 system, featuring 8 1-megapixel cameras
    • 2 wireless virtual cameras for cinematography of motion capture scenes
  • Motion capture system using active markers
    • BlackTrax development set, featuring 4 OptiTrack Flex 3 USB cameras
    • Motion capture system without markers
    • Organic Motion system, featuring 18 video cameras
  • Other motion capture systems
    • SPS 1000 radio-frequency positioning system by Quattrium
    • Gypsy 7 exoskeleton by Animazoo
    • IGS-190 inertial gyroscopy system from Animazoo, using 19 IMUs
    • Perception Neuron
    • Leap Motion
    • Thalmic Labs MYO
  • 3D scanner
    • Viuscan 3D laser by Creaform
    • Photogrammetry system featuring Canon DSLR cameras and Raspberry Pi
  • Depth-map cameras
    • 2 Microsoft Kinect sensors
    • 2 Microsoft Kinect One sensors
    • Asus Xtion Pro Live sensor
    • Carmine PrimeSense sensor
  • Virtual reality headsets
    • Oculus Rift
    • HTC Vive
    • Samsung Gear VR