Point Grey Camera Support from Image Acquisition Toolbox

Use Point Grey cameras with MATLAB and Simulink to acquire video and images

Using Point Grey cameras with MATLAB® and Simulink®, you can directly capture live video and images into your image processing and computer vision workflows.

MathWorks provides a support package that installs all required third party software. If you are unable to use the Point Grey support package, some of these cameras also support common vision standards. Check your specific camera model for hardware compatibility with your platform.

Choosing Between Manufacturer and Industry Standard Support

Point Grey support uses the Point Grey Fly Capture SDK, enabling all supported functionality for Point Grey cameras. However, this is only supported on Microsoft Windows. To work on other platforms, use the industry standard support for your camera model. If your camera or frame grabber is supported by both the industry standard and the manufacturer, it is recommended that you use the manufacturer support.

The following table shows which support packages can be used with each Point Grey camera based on the platform and industry standard. Note that you can also use the Point Gray hardware support package on Windows for all industry standards.

Industry Standard Supported by Camera Platform
  Windows Mac OSX Linux
DCAM DCAM hardware support package DCAM hardware support package DCAM hardware support package
GigE Vision GigE Vision hardware support package GigE Vision hardware support package GigE Vision hardware support package
USB2 OS generic support package - -
USB3 OS generic support package - -

Please see the Troubleshooting section of the Image Acquisition Toolbox™ documentation for additional information.

Platform and Release Support

This support was introduced in R2012b and can be used on the following platforms:

  • R2012b and later
  • Windows (32-bit)
  • Windows (64-bit)

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MathWorks Requirements



Also supported in student and home software.


Support Package


Support Package Installer installs this support package. To start the installer, go to the MATLAB toolstrip and click Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages. For more information, read the documentation.

Third-Party Requirements






MATLAB Release FlyCapture SDK Version
14a or later 2.5 (Installed by support package)
14b-13b 2.2

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