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Module: ThirdParty

Captures an image from an Allied Vision camera; returns Nil if no frame comes in the specified time.


Use this filter if the trigger may be not coming for some time, while the application should be performing other operations continuously (e.g. processing HMI events).
Name Type Range Description
inDeviceID String* Device identifying address
inTimeout Integer 100 - 3600000 Maximum time to wait for frame in milliseconds
inImageFormat VimbaImageFormatParams Image format parameters
inAcquisitionControl VimbaAcquisitionControlParams Acquisition control parameters
outImage Image? Captured frame


Camera driver software

This filter is intended to cooperate with cameras using their vendor's SDK. In order to connect with the camera, it is required to install Vimba SDK software.

Vimba SDK can be downloaded from the following website:

To verify the driver installation, you can run Vimba Viewer. If the camera was detected and you can see the view from the camera, you can use Vimba SDK in Adaptive Vision Studio.

Recommended Vimba SDK version for Adaptive Vision Studio usage is 2.1.

Camera identification

When there is only one Allied Vision camera connected, the field inDeviceID can be set to Auto. In this situation, the first available camera will be used.

inDeviceID can be used to pick one of multiple cameras connected to the computer. inDeviceID should be set to camera ID.

Multithreaded environment

This function is not guaranteed to be thread-safe. When used in multithreaded environment, it has to be manually synchronized.

Complexity Level

This filter is available on Basic Complexity Level.

Filter Group

This filter is member of Vimba_GrabImage filter group.