Coil Pro Specifications and Recommendations For Use

In this article:

Information on how the Coil Pro works, the hardware it is compatible with, its power supply, and tips for optimal use. 


Even though the Coil Pro is compatible with Smartsuit Pro I through the use of Smartgloves, it is only supported in Rokoko Studio and not Rokoko Studio Legacy.

Before you start up your Coil Pro, you will need to install the newest version of Rokoko Studio and update the firmware in your Smartgloves and Smartsuit to make them compatible with the Coil. This firmware update will remove support for your Smartgloves to function in Rokoko Legacy. 

How It Works

The Coil Pro works by generating an Electromagnetic Field (EMF) that existing sensors in Rokoko Smartgloves can use to determine their position in space relative to the Coil Pro. This magnetic field emits a frequency that is below most other common household devices. The Coil Pro does not use or connect to WiFi or the internet. However, the Rokoko Smartsuit Pro and Smartgloves do. This means that a router is still needed to connect the Smartsuit and Smartgloves to track the electromagnetic field that is created by the Coil Pro.


The radius of the Coil Pro reaches up to eight meters in diameter. If you move beyond this fluid boundary - anywhere up to four meters away, or within a 50cm proximity to the Coil - while using both Smartgloves and a Smartsuit, the IMU sensors of the suit will gradually take over to calculate your world position, so that there is as little disruption to your recording as possible. If using only Smartgloves and stepping out of the capture space, your world position will be locked to the gloves last known position before you left the Coil's capture space. This then ensures a seamless transition when you step back into the capture space. If you move out of the Coil Pro’s capture space - meaning if you are further away than four meters, or 50cm and closer to the Coil - the IMU sensors in the Smartsuit and Smartgloves will take over to calculate your world position, so that there is as little disruption to your recording as possible.

Your Smartsuit Pro and Smartgloves will then function exactly as they would in a setup where a Coil Pro is not present. When you move back into the Coil Pro capture space, your setup will automatically start to use the Coil Pro’s magnetic field again. For more information on the Coil Pro capture space, please click here

Power Supply And Specifications

The Coil Pro comes with its own dedicated power supply. This power supply comes with an adapter for EU, US, UK, and Australian plug outlets. 

It’s important that the power supply is used exclusively for the Coil Pro. Using it to power other devices you own could result in damage to those devices.

The number of devices that can be supported by the Coil Pro in the same recording will depend on the calculation power of your PC, and also your WiFi router’s specs. You can view our recommendations here, and our router recommendations here. The current maximum for total accuracy in a scene is three live actors. 

Creating Scenes With The Coil Pro

Because an actor's positioning is driven directly by the Coil Pro, there are some functions within Rokoko Studio that will not work when a Coil Pro is in use. If recording a clip with the Coil Pro, you will be unable to use the positioning tool on actors, the treadmill filter, or the elevation tracking tool. However, you can move the Coil Pro in a space, which will also move all other connected actors - but do not do this without switching the Coil off.

To regain these functionalities, you will need to unpair your Smartgloves from your actor profile, turn off your Coil Pro, and create a new scene in Rokoko Studio. 

Things To Avoid

The Coil Pro can cause interference with: 

  • Single coil guitars.
  • Telecoil receivers for Teleloop systems. (A Teleloop system is a TV/stereo amplifier system that transmits sound via a wire loop installed around the perimeter of a room directly to the t-coil of a hearing aid or loop receiver)

Ferrous metals - such as iron - will affect the electromagnetic field emitted by the Coil Pro. Therefore, for the optimal capture performance, do not place the Coil Pro close to any metals.


Please refer to our FAQ page for additional information. 



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