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BitFlow_GrabImage


Module: ThirdParty

Captures a frame using BitFlow frame grabber.

Name Type Range Description
inBoardNumber Integer Index of board
inCameraFileName File Camera file
inInputQueueSize Integer 1 - 200 Number of incoming frames that can be buffered before the application is able to process them
inTriggerMode BitFlowTriggerMode Trigger mode of the current camera
inTriggerAssignments BitFlowTrigAssignments Assign trigger to acquisition engine
inTriggerAPolarity BitFlowTrigPolarity Polarity for trigger B
inTriggerBPolarity BitFlowTrigPolarity Polarity for trigger A
outImage Image Captured frame
outFrameID Long Captured frame ID

Remarks

Board driver software

This filter is intended to cooperate with board using its vendor SDK. To be able to connect with board it is required to install BitFlow SDK software. Currently Adaptive Vision Studio requires BitFlow SDK version 6.30.

BitFlow SDK can be downloaded from following website: http://www.bitflow.com (registration may be required).

Running application
This filter uses camera configuration files, which are loaded to register. To load this file to register you should use SysReg application from BitFlow SDK.
Camera identification

To identify the camera, configuration file should be loaded to Adaptive Vision Studio, using inCameraFileName input. Choosing index of board is too necessary.

Camera file must be located in configuration directory. Default configuration directory should be "C:\BitFlow SDK 5.90\Config". After that, correct directory should be used - it depends on type of board installed in system.

Camera parameters

To change trigger options or digital outputs, use Adaptive Vision Studio(see "See also" paragraph). Another parameters might be changed by creating new configuration file. Configuration tool "CamEd" available with BitFlow SDK 5.90 should be used.

Supported pixel formats
  • Mono8
  • Mono10
  • Mono12
  • Mono16
  • Rgb24
  • Rgb30
  • Rgb36
  • Rgb48

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 Bitflow_GrabImage filter group.

See Also