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Acquisition Using GigE Vision Hardware

Acquire images from GigE Vision cameras

Image Acquisition Toolbox™ includes a separate interface for use with GigE Vision compliant cameras. This interface is designed for GigE Vision cameras and supports more GigE-specific functionality.

You can continue to use the GigE Vision adaptor (gige) with the videoinput object, or you can use the gigecam object, which takes advantage of GigE properties and features and is more consistent with GigE Vision conventions for displaying properties and managing selector properties.

For more information about choosing the interface, see GigE Vision Acquisition: gigecam Object vs. videoinput Object.

The documentation for the Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for GigE Vision Hardware is also included in the support package and can be accessed directly from the support package. The Setup and Configuration section in the support package documentation includes a configuration guide for doing GigE Vision hardware acquisition on Windows systems.

Note: The functionality for all supported hardware is now available via the Support Package Installer. Starting with R2014a, each adaptor is available separately through the Support Package Installer, and you must install the appropriate support packages to use the toolbox with your hardware. For more information, see Image Acquisition Support Packages for Hardware Adaptors.

Functions

gigecamlistList of GigE Vision cameras connected to your system
gigecamCreate gigecam object to acquire images from GigE Vision cameras
commandsList of commands available for GigE Vision camera
executeCommandExecute command on GigE Vision camera
snapshotAcquire single image frame from GigE Vision camera
previewPreview of live video data
closepreviewClose Video Preview window

Examples and How To

Connect to GigE Vision Cameras

Use the gigecamlist function to return the list of available GigE Vision Compliant cameras connected to your system.

Set Properties for GigE Acquisition

One of the main advantages of using the gigecam object for image acquisition is the advanced property features of GigE Vision Compliant hardware.

Acquire Images from GigE Vision Cameras

Create the gigecam object and acquire images.

Use Advanced Property Support in the GigE Vision and GenICam GenTL Interfaces

The GigE Vision and GenICam GenTL interfaces offer advanced property support.

Concepts

GigE Vision Acquisition: gigecam Object vs. videoinput Object

The Image Acquisition Toolbox includes a separate interface for use with GigE Vision Compliant cameras. You can continue to use the GigE Vision adaptor (gige) with the videoinput object, or you can use the gigecam object, which takes advantage of GigE properties and features.

Troubleshooting

GigE Vision Hardware

Try these tips if you have problems using the toolbox with GigE Vision image acquisition devices. Information is provided for all platforms.

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