The EMVA1288 is a great standard to start talking about applications instead of about definitions of important high-performance industrial camera parameters. In this blog we want to talk about the definitions in the standard. For our previous discussions on the EMVA1288 standard, please click here.
Not everyone uses the EMVA1288 standard to report on camera parameters, and this is just fine. There are different ways to define the important camera parameters and there is not a single right definition. What is important is that you understand each other and compare apples to apples.
So in some cases, you might get a list of parameters that are defined in a different way compared to what is used in the EMVA1288 standard. When you want to compare that list with a list of parameters defined according to the EMVA1288 standard, you have to be aware of how the parameters in both lists are defined.
We created a cheat sheet which lists the definitions of all quantities that can be found on the summary sheet of an EMVA1288 report. You need to have a little bit of affinity with formulas to appreciate it, but we hope you do!
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