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Synchronising Dino-Lite AM2111 Microscope to MATLAB using Image Acquisition Toolbox

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Max Andrew-Kabilafkas
Max Andrew-Kabilafkas on 1 Apr 2014
Answered: Madhura Suresh on 6 Apr 2016
I am trying to connect my Dino-Lite AM2111 digital microscope to MATLAB via the Image Acquisition Toolbox. According to the Dino-lite support page under 'Software Usage' > 'Can the Dino-Lite be used with 3rd party software?' it states that it is MATLAB compatible, however when I run the command imaqtool, the only camera that shows up as available is my computers webcam. I have the microscope turned on and I can see that it is picking up images from its own dedicated software. What do I have to do to get it talking to MATLAB?


Martin on 8 Sep 2014
Hi Max, did you succeed in connecting the Dino-Lite to Matlab? There is a SDK for calling Dino-Lite from different languages (VB, C#, C++...). So, theoretically it should be possible to do it from Matlab too. However, I've poor experience in accessing DLLs from matlab. Regards Martin
Mihailo Zivkovic
Mihailo Zivkovic on 3 Feb 2015
Did you try closing the DinoCapture software and then run the command imaqtool? I did not have DinoCapture running and imaqtool recognized my Dino-Lite microscope so give that a try.
Andy on 5 Apr 2016
To connect, what I did was install support packages. The General OS one seemed to do the trick

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Madhura Suresh
Madhura Suresh on 6 Apr 2016
Hi Max,
Looking at the datasheet for the camera, it looks like the camera has directshow drivers. You should be able to use this camera after downloading the "OS Generic Support Package".
Once you install it, try:
imaqhwinfo winvideo
That should list the device.


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