This chapter covers the basic operation of Bottlenose. Before proceeding please ensure the camera is properly connected, has a recommended lens, and the firmware is updated to the latest release as described in Getting Started.
All of Bottlenoses' features can be controlled via the GigE Vision 2.1 interface. A useful frontend to access these features is eBus Player which is installed with the SDK. Start eBus Player and connect to the camera as described here.
Starting Image Acquisition
From eBus Player press...
Startbutton to start the acquisition of frames from the camera.
Stopbutton to stop acquiring frames.
Bottlenose stereo supports acquisition from the
left or the
right sensor. To change the active sensor, select
Adjusting Acquisition Frame Rate
The acquisition needs to be stopped to adjust the frame rate. From eBus Player select...
intervaladjusts the inter-frame time in milliseconds. Note that the minimum arrival time is limited by resolution and practical Ethernet bandwidth considerations.
Adjusting the Basic Features
Exposure and gain can be adjusted while the camera is acquiring frames. From eBus Player select...
exposureadjusts the exposure time of the sensor in milliseconds. Note that the maximum exposure is limited to the inter-frame time.
gaincan be adjusted between unity and 22.26.
The subcomponents of digital gain can be set on a per-colour filter pixel level.
dgainBlueAdjusts the gain for blue pixels.
dgainGBAdjusts the gain for green-blue pixels.
dgainGRAdjusts the gain for green-red pixels.
dgainRedAdjusts the gain for red pixels.
wbBlueAdjusts the white balance weighting for the blue component of the image.
wbGreenAdjusts the white balance weighting for the green component of the image.
wbRedAdjusts the white balance weighting for the red component of the image.
blackGainBlueAdjusts the black level gain for blue pixels.
blackGainGBAdjusts the black level gain for green-blue pixels.
blackGainGRAdjusts the black level gain for green-red pixels.
blackGainRedAdjusts the black level gain for red pixels.
Adjusting Frame Resolution
Bottlenose supports discrete image resolutions. They can be configured when the camera is not acquiring images. To select the desired discrete resolution from the table shown below, adjust the
Device Control in eBus Player.
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