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Module: ThirdParty

Captures a frame from The Imaging Source cameras using ICImagingControl.

Name Type Range Description
Input value inDeviceID String* Serial number, display name, unique name or base name of the camera
Input value inInputQueueSize Integer 1 - +
Input value inPixelFormat ICImagingControlColorFormat Pixel format
Input value inBinning Integer* 2 - 64 Skipping factor
Input value inSkipping Integer* 2 - 64 Binning factor
Input value inRoi Box* Hardware Region of Interest
Input value inFrameRate Real* 0.5 - Camera frame rate
Input value inGain Integer* 0 - + Gain value
Input value inGainAuto Bool* Enable auto gain
Input value inExposure Double* Exposure time
Input value inExposureAuto Bool* Enable auto exposure
Input value inGamma Integer* 0 - + Gamma value
Input value inSharpness Integer* 0 - + Sharpness value
Input value inFocus Integer* 0 - + Focus value
Output value outImage Image Captured frame
Output value outFrameID Long Captured frame ID


Camera driver software

This filter is intended to cooperate with a camera using its vendor SDK. To be able to connect to a camera, it is required to install ICImagingControl SDK software. Currently Aurora Vision Studio requires ICImagingControl SDK version 3.5.7.

Proper camera drivers and ICImagingControl SDK (IC Imaging Control .NET Component, C++ Class Library ) can be downloaded from the following website: To work with the Imaging Source SDK you need to install SDK on the target machine or copy manually the .dll files from the Documents\IC Imaging Control 3.5\redist\c++\win32\ directory on your computer (or Documents\IC Imaging Control 3.5\redist\c++\x64\ if you use Aurora Vision Studio x64) and add them to the Aurora Vision Studio directory in Program Files.

Camera identification

When there is only one camera connected to the computer, field inDeviceID can be set to Auto. In such case, the first available camera will be found and connected.

inDeviceID can be used to pick one of multiple cameras connected to the computer. inDeviceID can be set to:

  • serial number,
  • display name,
  • unique name,
  • base name of the camera.
Camera parameters

Most of the parameters exposed by camera filters are optional, setting them to Auto leaves related parameter for automatic configuration by the camera driver.

To change other and more advanced camera parameters, use the VCD Property Inspector available with ICImagingControl SDK. Refer to SDK documentation for information about parameters and how to save them into memory channels.

Parallel execution

This filter cannot be placed in multiple Workers.

Complexity Level

This filter is available on Basic Complexity Level.

Filter Group

This filter is member of ICImagingControl_GrabImage filter group.

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