You can acquire images using any type of supported hardware
with the Image Acquisition Tool, a full user interface that enables
you to set acquisition properties, preview the image, and acquire
images. Use the
imaqtool function to start the
This section pertains to acquiring images using the Image Acquisition
Tool. For information on doing the acquisition programmatically using
videoinput object, see Acquisition Using Any Hardware.
Note: The functionality for all supported hardware is now available via the Support Package Installer. Starting with R2014a, each adaptor is available separately through the Support Package Installer, and you must install the appropriate support packages to use the toolbox with your hardware. For more information, see Image Acquisition Support Packages for Hardware Adaptors.
|Launch Image Acquisition Tool|
|Image Acquisition Tool||Acquire images and video from hardware|
You can use the Image Acquisition Tool to preview, configure, acquire, and save image data.
You can select a device and format, add new hardware, and use a camera file using the Hardware Browser pane.
The tool allows you to set acquisition parameters directly in the desktop using the Acquisition Parameters tabs. You can set frames per trigger, color space, Region of Interest, device-specific properties, memory and disk logging, and triggering options.
Describes the Preview window, previewing, acquiring data, and troubleshooting bad images.
You can export the data that has been acquired in memory to a MAT-file, the MATLAB® Workspace, VideoWriter, or other options.
You can save device configurations for later use in the tool.
You can export the video input objects and their configured parameters from the tool to a choice of multiple formats, and then access the video object in MATLAB.
The session log dynamically records every action you perform in the Image Acquisition Tool. You can save the contents of the session log.
If you are using a third-party adaptor that requires
the use of the
imaqregister function, you can use
this menu as an easier way to add the adaptor.
Describes opening the tool and all the parts of the desktop user interface.