GigE Vision Image Acquisition

Acquire images from GigE Vision cameras

Image Acquisition Toolbox™ includes a separate interface for use with GigE Vision compliant cameras. This interface is designed for GigE Vision cameras and supports more GigE-specific functionality.

You can continue to use the GigE Vision adaptor (gige) with the videoinput object, or you can use the gigecam object, which takes advantage of GigE properties and features and is more consistent with GigE Vision conventions for displaying properties and managing selector properties. The functionality for both of these objects is included in the support package.

For more information about choosing the interface, see GigE Vision Acquisition: gigecam Object vs. videoinput Object.

For information about acquiring images from GigE Vision hardware using the GigE Vision adaptor (gige) with the videoinput object, see the Image Acquisition Toolbox documentation. The functions and topics below contain information about acquiring images from GigE Vision hardware using the gigecam object.

Functions

gigecamlistList of GigE Vision cameras connected to your system
gigecamCreate gigecam object to acquire images from GigE Vision cameras
commandsList of commands available for GigE Vision camera
executeCommandExecute command on GigE Vision camera
snapshotAcquire single image frame from GigE Vision camera
previewPreview of live video data
closepreviewClose Video Preview window

Topics

GigE Vision Acquisition: gigecam Object vs. videoinput Object

You can continue to use the GigE Vision adaptor (gige) with the videoinput object, or you can use the gigecam object, which takes advantage of GigE properties and features and is more consistent with GigE Vision conventions for displaying properties and managing selector properties.

Connect to GigE Vision Cameras

Use the gigecamlist function to return the list of available GigE Vision Compliant cameras connected to your system.

Set Properties for GigE Acquisition

One of the main advantages of using the gigecam object for image acquisition, instead of the gige adaptor with the videoinput object, is the advanced property features of GigE Vision Compliant hardware.

Acquire Images from GigE Vision Cameras

To acquire images from a GigE Vision Compliant camera, you first use the gigecam function to create a GigE object. You then use the snapshot function to acquire images one frame at a time.

Use Advanced Property Support in the GigE Vision and GenICam GenTL Interfaces (Image Acquisition Toolbox)

The GigE Vision and GenICam GenTL interfaces offer advanced property support.

Troubleshooting

GigE Vision Hardware (Image Acquisition Toolbox)

Try these tips if you have problems using the toolbox with GigE Vision image acquisition devices. Information is provided for all platforms.

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