With their excellent image quality and robust design, machine vision cameras find homes in some unique and demanding applications beyond manufacturing and measurement instruments.
This blog post is repost of the following regarding considerations with rolling shutter or global shutter modes for CMOS cameras that we thought you would find interesting:
It is hard to do a good comparison of machine vision cameras based on the paper specifications. For instance some give dynamic range while other provide sensitivity. These two are related but not the same. Even cameras using the same image sensor do not perform the same. Seeing and testing the cameras for yourself is…
Once you have completed the steps to prepare for your machine vision camera evaluation, you are ready to receive the cameras and begin testing.
Many of our customers ask us how they should evaluate cameras in order to find the best solution for their application. There are several reasons why we feel the Photon Transfer Curve (PTC) is useful, especially if you are trying to get the most out of your imaging system such as when detecting small differences…
From February 19th to 20th, 2013, we are exhibiting our portfolio of industrial cameras and technology at the Oasis Conference & Exhibition, the 14th International Meeting on Optical Engineering and Science in Israel, which will be held at the David Intercontinental Hotel & Conference Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. The exhibition will showcase new technologies and achievements…
Consumer cameras have been appealing for some industrial imaging applications because of their good quality to price ratio. High-end photography cameras previously had other advantages for certain applications such as automatic adjustments for changing lighting conditions and advanced color processing. For instance with red-light violation traffic applications, DSLR cameras are frequently used.
If you have determined the CoaXPress interface is right for your imaging system, or you have read our ePaper comparing machine vision interfaces (now including USB3 Vision) and think it might be, you now need to know what your product options are. The good news is there are lots of them.
GenICam (Generic Interface for Cameras) is an international standard that provides a generic programming interface for all kinds of cameras regardless of the interface technology (CoaXPress, GigE Vision, Camera Link, USB3 Vision, etc.) [Source: EMVA ].
Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) products are appealing solutions for global security applications in order to have lower product costs, a shorter time to market and use of the latest technologies, but life cycle costs must also be considered.