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You can save the camera setting in an *.ini file or in the non-volatile user memory of the camera.

Parameterizing instead of Programming: The faster way to camera setup

The optimum setting is an important requirement for each application running effectively. Spending time and effort establishing these settings is quite justified. But is this a recurring effort for each application or could this initial setting be separated for reusing respectively?

 

All possible settings are implemented in the uEye Cockpit already. You only have to choose, activate, adjust, parameterize and save. Configuration takes only a few clicks. The high effort, programming the camera configuration on your own, is eliminated.

Binning, subsampling or scaler increase the frame rate, without changing the field of view.

Sometimes less means more – Subsampling, binning, or scaler

Your field of view should not change but the frame rate should be increased? You need a shorter exposure? Will a lower resolution with the same field of view do for you?

To reduce the image resolution and still having the same field of view, you have different ways depending on the sensor model: subsampling, binning, or scaler. But how do they differ?

The key to contrast and detail: Adjusting the black level

There is white in your image but the image looks flat? Though you have darken your camera completely you do not get black? Or is there too much black in the image and details disappear?

Besides gain, gamma and color saturation also the black level plays a role in image reproduction. A poor black level affects the dynamic range and therefore the image impression. Only if a camera reproduces black and white the full dynamic range is ensured.

The same image and yet different - using the sequencer

For the camera models UI-124x / UI-324x / UI-524x and UI-125x / UI-325x / UI-525x with e2v sensors, there is a special IDS feature available: the sequencer.
 
The sequencer allows you to capture, for example, the same scene using different parameter sets (exposure, gain, etc.). It is useful for a variety of applications, for example, you can use it in applications with unknown light or brightness conditions.

Pixel preprocessing or RAW format? As you like it.

Depending on the application, the image data must fulfill different requirements. If you take a fast snapshot, you want a ready-to-use image from the camera. The image should look as good as possible and should not require any further postprocessing.
 
The pixel preprocessing in the camera hardware offers many advantages, in particular for embedded systems. Here, packed color formats, among others, can be used for data transmission.