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Captures images from a PointGrey camera.

Name Type Range Description
inDeviceSerialNumber Integer* Source device serial number
inAoi Box* Required fragment of image to stream
inShutter Real* 0.0 - Shutter time
inGain Real* 0.0 - Image analog gain value
inExposure Real* Exposure time
inFrameRate Real* 0.1 - Requested camera frame rate
inTriggerMode PointGreyTriggerMode Camera trigger mode and source control
inColorMode PointGreyColorMode Requested grayscale or color mode of output image
outImage Image Output image


Description of usage of this filter can be found in examples and tutorial: HMI Recorder.


Getting Started

This application note provides information on how to install, configure, and use Point Grey imaging cameras with Adaptive Vision software: Getting Started with Adaptive Vision.

Camera driver software

This filter is intended to cooperate with camera using its vendor SDK. To be able to connect to camera it is required to install Fly Capture 2 SDK software with camera dedicated drivers. Currently Adaptive Vision Studio requires Fly Capture version

Fly Capture 2 SDK can be downloaded from the following website: (registration may be required).

For 64 bit Adaptive Vision Studio it is required to install 64 bit SDK version.

Camera identification

When there is only one camera connected to computer, inDeviceSerialNumber field can be set to Auto. In this situation first available camera will be found and connected.

inDeviceSerialNumber can be used to pick one of multiple cameras connected to computer. Set this field to device serial number (for example "1234567", should be available on device casing as "s/n: 1234567").

Camera parameters

Most of parameters exposed by camera filters are optional, setting them to 'Auto' leaves related parameters for automatic configuration by camera driver (for example shutter time will be adjusted according to light conditions).

To change other and more advanced camera parameters use configuration tool "FlyCap2" available with Fly Capture 2 SDK. Refer to SDK documentation to find information about parameters and how to save parameters into memory channels.

Complexity Level

This filter is available on Basic Complexity Level.

Filter Group

This filter is member of FlyCapture_GrabImage filter group.

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