The Image Acquisition Toolbox™ software supports the use of both DALSA® Coreco IFC hardware and DALSA Coreco Sapera hardware. Please see the appropriate section depending on which driver your hardware uses.
If you are having trouble using the Image Acquisition Toolbox software with a supported DALSA Coreco Sapera frame grabber, follow these troubleshooting steps:
Verify that your image acquisition hardware is functioning properly.
For DALSA Coreco Sapera devices, run the application that came with your hardware, the Sapera CamExpert, and verify that you can view a live video stream from your camera.
With previous versions of the Image Acquisition Toolbox, the files for all of the adaptors were included in your installation. Starting with version R2014a, each adaptor is available separately through the Support Package Installer. In order to use the Image Acquisition Toolbox, you must install the adaptor that your camera uses, in this case, the DALSA support package. See Image Acquisition Support Packages for Hardware Adaptors for information about installing the adaptors.
If you are using a camera file to configure the device, verify that the toolbox can locate your camera file. Make sure that your camera appears in the Camera list in the Sapera CamExpert. To test the camera, select the camera in the list and click the Grab button.
If your hardware is functioning properly, verify that you are using a hardware device driver that is compatible with the toolbox.
Note: The Image Acquisition Toolbox software is compatible only with specific driver versions provided with the DALSA Coreco hardware and is not guaranteed to work with any other versions.
Find out the driver version you are using on your system. To learn how to get this information, see Determining the Driver Version for DALSA Coreco Sapera Devices.
Verify that the version is compatible with the Image Acquisition Toolbox software.
For the correct driver information, check the list of supported drivers
on the Image Acquisition Toolbox product page at the MathWorks
Web site (
If you discover that you are using an unsupported driver version,
visit the DALSA Coreco Web site (
to download the correct driver.
To determine the DALSA Coreco Sapera Library version you are using, view the release notes for the driver. You can access the release notes through the Windows® Start menu.
Click the Start button to open the Start menu.
Select Programs > DALSA Coreco Imaging > Sapera LT to open the Sapera LT menu.
Select Readme to view the Sapera release notes.