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Module: ThirdParty

Captures a frame from The Imaging Source cameras using ICImagingControl.

Name Type Range Description
inDeviceID String* Serial number, display name, unique name or base name of the camera
inInputQueueSize Integer 1 - +
inPixelFormat ICImagingControlColorFormat Pixel format
inBinning Integer* 2 - 64 Skipping factor
inSkipping Integer* 2 - 64 Binning factor
inRoi Box* Hardware Region of Interest
inFrameRate Real* 0.5 - Camera frame rate
inGain Integer* 0 - + Gain value
inGainAuto Bool* Enable auto gain
inExposure Double* Exposure time
inExposureAuto Bool* Enable auto exposure
inGamma Integer* 0 - + Gamma value
inSharpness Integer* 0 - + Sharpness value
inFocus Integer* 0 - + Focus value
outImage Image Captured frame
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 Adaptive Vision Studio requires ICImagingControl SDK version 3.4.

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 3.4\redist\c++\win32\ directory on your computer (or Documents\IC Imaging Control 3.4\redist\c++\x64\ if you use Adaptive Vision Studio x64) and add them to the Adaptive 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.

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 ICImagingControl_GrabImage filter group.

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