It is common to do two things before starting an acquisition
— set properties and preview the image. The
opens a live preview window after you create a
other type of acquisition object.
You can set object-specific properties or device-specific properties to control the acquisition. For more information, see Configuring Image Acquisition Object Properties.
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.
|Close Video Preview window|
|Return image acquisition object properties|
|Return currently selected video source object|
|Image acquisition object function and property help|
|Preview of live video data|
|Property characteristics for image acquisition objects|
|Configure or display image acquisition object properties|
|Stop previewing video data|
|Image Acquisition Tool||Acquire images and video from hardware|
You can view the incoming video stream without actually acquiring data.
Modify characteristics of the acquisition using properties of the image acquisition objects.
Get a list of options you can use on a function using tab completion.
The GigE Vision and GenICam GenTL interfaces offer advanced property support.
The Point Grey interface offers advanced property support.
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.
These properties are available in the toolbox.