How to use Kinovea to capture/record & measure and annotate images with machine vision cameras
Kinovea is an open-source video recording, measurement and annotation tool, designed for image visualization, recording, measurement, annotation and (high-speed) motion analysis. It enables the user to capture, compare, annotate and measure motion in videos. It can record high speed cameras and play the recorded video back in slow motion. Kinovea is used in many markets such as:
sports (tracking the movement of athletes to improve the athletics’ technique)
labs (analysis of images made by a microscope)
industrial automation (use the slow-motion feature to debug mechanical problems with a machine)
This article is a step-by-step walkthrough explaining how to install Kinovea on your device, set up your recording parameters and take basic measurements and annotations.
Please note that GeT Cameras does not provide...
How to install Aravis on Linux and acquire images from the machine vision camera
Aravis is a machine vision software kit developed to simultaneously use machine vision cameras of different manufacturers. Aravis is a GObject based vision library originally created for Linux to control and acquire images from digital industrial cameras. Aravis uses the GenICam API to operate the machine vision cameras and comes with a basic viewer interface. It is also built like any other Meson build. You can download Aravis for free at GitHub.
In this article we describe how to install Aravis on Linux using Python and how to start acquiring images from the industrial camera.
Step one: Install Python and Pip on your Linux computer
Open the Linux terminal and put in the following lines to install Python and Pip:
Select a Python version that is compatible with your Linux distribution, such as Python 3.8.
Daheng Galaxy Viewer to program our industrial cameras
Team GeT Cameras
The Daheng Galaxy Viewer program is the main tool to test and program the camera. With Galaxy viewer it is possible to change and store camera parameters and to capture and store images. It has multiple plugins for additional features like crosshair, grid and LUT. We are going to show you the possibilities and how to use the Daheng Galaxy Viewer.
Step 1: Install the Daheng Camera machine vision SDK.
**Please don't connect the Machine Vision Camera before or during the SDK's installation**
You can find the latest version of our SDK in our download area . After downloading the SDK please install it, by running the file displayed to the right.
Once SDK is installed:
The software Galaxy viewer will be installed.
All camera documentation will be available in the folder: C:\Program Files\Daheng...
How to use a Python sample to acquire images with Python script using PyCharm
Python is a programming language you can use to create your machine vision program. In this article we show you how to download, install and use a python sample to acquire images. We are using the program PyCharm.
Download and install required software:
First follow this guide to make sure you have our windows SDK installed and you are able to acquire images from the camera using it: https://www.get-cameras.com/QuickStart-5-steps-to-easily-install-a-machine-vision-camera-and-acquire-an-image
After installing the Daheng SDK several samples are provided, those are placed in the directory C:\Program Files\Daheng Imaging\GalaxySDK\Samples\Python SDK
Download python 3.8 executable installer and install it.
You can download Python 3.8 executable installer at the address below. Please make sure you select the “Windows...
How to compile a C# example program to acquire images in Visual Studio
Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs among many other software’s.
The basic edition of Visual Studio, the Community edition, is available free of charge.
Visual Studio supports 36 different programming languages and allows the code editor and debugger to support (to varying degrees) nearly any programming language. Built-in languages include C, C++, C++/CLI, Visual Basic .NET, C#. Support for other languages such as Python is available via plug-ins.
Step 1: download visual studio community 2019 free.
Go to https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/
Choose to download the Visual community 2019 free version, or use the direct link: https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/thank-you-downloading-visual-studio/?sku=Community&rel=16...
How to install USB3 / GigE industrial camera with 3rd party software (Halcon | Labview | Cognex | Matlab | OpenCV)
Our USB3 / GigE industrial machine vision cameras work with many 3rd party machine vision software packages, like MvTec Halcon, NI Labview, Cognex Vision Pro, Matlab and OpenCV. We provide you with detailed manuals which explain how to install and operate our cameras with this software. The manuals are available for MvTec Halcon, NI Labview, Cognex Vision Pro, Matlab, OpenCV and Arm Boards software.
Step 1: Request download access
Go to menu and click on downloads.
On this page, we ask you to enter your email address and you will be instantly redirected to our download page.
Step 2: Download the zip file
When you click on the 8th link, you will download a zip file.
You can choose to save this file on your computer, or to unpack this folder. Unpack the zip file and you will see all the manuals available to...
How to download install and run the Linux Galaxy SDK suitable for your industrial camera hardware in 3 steps
This article will explain how to download, install and use the Linux Galaxy Software Development Kit (SDK). With this SDK you can modify industrial camera parameters and acquire images from our USB3 and GigE cameras. You can run this program on X86 or ARM hardware, like computers or small development boards like the Nvidia Jetson series and the Raspberry Pi. The pictures in this article are from an X86 industrial development board, running linux (Ubuntu 20.04). After following these 3 steps, you can download, install and use the Galaxy View SDK on Linux.
Step 1: Download the Linux Galaxy SDK
On our download page are multiple versions of the Linux Galaxy SDK available. Make sure you choose the right download link, suitable to your computer hardware architecture (see screenshot below). For X86 hardware, download number 4. For ARM...
How to install Raspberry Pi with Daheng Imaging USB3 Machine Vision Camera
How to install Raspberry Pi C++ and Python SDK for industrial vision cameras?
In this article we will show video tutorials on how to install the Daheng Imaging Python and C++ SDK on a Raspberry Pi. All required drivers can be found in the download section of our website. Our GigE and USB3 industrial vision cameras do work with a raspberry pi. We have even tested multiple 5MP, 10MP, 18MP and 20 Megapixel industrial vision cameras on a single Raspberry Pi. Please note that a Raspberry Pi3 has only a USB2 an 100mbit ethernet port. Therefore the frame-rate will be lower. The Raspberry Pi4 has a USB3 and GigE port. On the Raspberry Pi 4, the USB3 port can achieve a maximum of 300mbit. This means that a 20MP industrial vision camera can run at max 15fps.
Raspberry Pi, 2 steps to Install Python Linux SDK of Daheng Imaging USB3...
QuickStart, 5 steps to easily install a machine vision camera and acquire an image
Vision Camera Specialist
In this QuickStart we explain in 5 simple steps how to install a machine vision camera from Daheng Imaging. This article is based on a setup with a windows pc and a USB3 or GigE Machine Vision Camera. For all other operating systems use the the manuals in our download section .
Products needed: Machine vision camera, Lens, data cable. (external power if GigE non POE camera).
Step 1: Install Windows SDK for Machine Vision Camera
**Please don't connect the Machine Vision Camera before or during SDK's installation**
Please download the SDK for our Machine Vision Cameras .
You can find the latest version of our Windows SDK (Windows SDK USB2+USB3+GigE (including Directshow) Galaxy) in our download section. After downloading the SDK please install it.
Once Sdk is installed: