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Better safe than sorry! Face detection with UI-3013XC

"Got you!": The USB 3 uEye XC is the first USB 3.0 industrial camera from IDS with integrated face detection.

With this hardware feature, the image will be selectively scanned for human faces, which are automatically and detected and caught. The camera identifies head-like outlines, eyes and even different viewing directions.

Using rolling shutter with global start

Capturing moving objects with rolling shutter sensors produces bizarre results. Helicopters fly with bended propellers or vehicles are distorted along their direction of travel.

Is a rolling shutter sensor really suitable for capturing moving objects? The answer is yes, thanks to special operating modes such as the global start mode of the 18 MPix AR1820HS sensor from ON Semiconductor.

Using the line scan mode: If the are scan camera turns into a line scan camera

With the IDS Software Suite you can enable a line scan mode for specific GigE and USB 3 uEye models with CMOSIS, e2v or Sony sensors. This allows you to operate the area scan camera as a line scan camera.

With the “Vertical AOI merge mode” function, you also have the option to trigger not only images but also lines.

Multicast mode for GigE uEye cameras: I see something that you also see

When you enable the multicast mode for a GigE uEye camera, the camera sends image data to a multicast address. So multiple client PCs can parallel receive and display the image data of the camera, whereby only the master PC can control the camera. Thus, additional manufacturing and quality controls are possible next to direct image processing.

3 ways to an HDR image

The abbreviation HDR (sometimes seen as HDRI) stands for High Dynamic Range (Imaging or Imager) and refers to the capture of digital images with a greater dynamic range of luminosity.
 
HDR images are suitable for situations with very high dynamic range such as welding when very high brightness is created due to the welding arc, which makes it hard to detect the weld or the weld object. Even with varnishes or other glossy surfaces HDR images with increased dynamic range may be required due to reflections and high lights.
 
IDS offers a variety of camera models that are able to capture HDR images. In this TechTip various HDR methods are explained and compared