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Image Acquisition Support Packages for Hardware Adaptors

The existing support for all supported hardware, such as GigE Vision and Windows Video, is now available via the Support Package Installer. This is the same functionality for acquiring images using all supported cameras that has always been part of the Image Acquisition Toolbox™.

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. All of the support packages contain the necessary MATLAB files to use the toolbox with your adaptor. Some also contain third-party files, such as drivers or camera set-up utilities. Offering the adaptor files via the Support Package Installer allows us to provide the most up to date versions of files.

To open the Support Package Installer, type supportPackageInstaller in MATLAB®. Then on the Select support package to install screen, select your adaptor, for example GigE Vision Hardware or OS Generic Video Interface, from the list.

    Note:   For any cameras that use the Windows Video (winvideo), Macintosh Video (macvideo), or Linux Video (linuxvideo) adaptors, use the support package called OS Generic Video Interface. The correct files will be installed, depending on your operating system.

The following table shows the support package name for each adaptor. In the Support Package Installer, on the Select support package to install screen, select your adaptor using the name listed in the table.

Adaptor NameSupport package name in listContents
Windows Video (winvideo)OS Generic Video InterfaceMATLAB files to use Windows Video, Macintosh Video, or Linux Video cameras with the toolbox. The correct OS files will be installed, depending on your system.
Kinect for Windows (kinect)Kinect for Windows SensorMATLAB files to use Kinect for Windows cameras with the toolbox

Third party files – Kinect for Windows Runtime

QImaging (qimaging)QImaging HardwareMATLAB files to use QImaging cameras with the toolbox

Third party files – QImaging QCam

DALSA IFC (dalsaifc)Teledyne DALSA IFC HardwareMATLAB files to use DALSA IFC cameras with the toolbox
DALSA Sapera (dalsasapera)Teledyne DALSA Sapera HardwareMATLAB files to use DALSA Sapera cameras with the toolbox
GigE Vision (gige)GigE Vision HardwareMATLAB files to use GigE Vision cameras with the toolbox
Matrox (matrox)Matrox HardwareMATLAB files to use Matrox cameras with the toolbox
DCAM (dcam)DCAM HardwareMATLAB files to use DCAM cameras with the toolbox

Third party files – CMU DCAM on Windows driver file

GenICam GenTL (gentl)GenICam InterfaceMATLAB files to use GenTL cameras with the toolbox
Point Grey (pointgrey)Point Grey HardwareMATLAB files to use Point Grey cameras with the toolbox

Third party files – Point Grey FlyCapture

Linux Video (linuxvideo)OS Generic Video InterfaceMATLAB files to use Windows Video, Macintosh Video, or Linux Video cameras with the toolbox. The correct OS files will be installed, depending on your system.
Macintosh Video (macvideo)OS Generic Video InterfaceMATLAB files to use Windows Video, Macintosh Video, or Linux Video cameras with the toolbox. The correct OS files will be installed, depending on your system.
Data Translation (dt)Data Translation Frame GrabbersMATLAB files to use Data Translation hardware with the toolbox
Hamamatsu (hamamatsu)Hamamatsu HardwareMATLAB files to use Hamamatsu cameras with the toolbox
National Instruments (ni)NI Frame GrabbersMATLAB files to use NI hardware with the toolbox

Third party files – NI-IMAQ files

To use the cameras or frame grabbers you have been using with the toolbox, you must install the support package for the adaptor that your camera uses. If you use multiple adaptors, you need to install the support package for each one you use. For example, if you have a Webcam on a Windows® system and a Matrox camera, you would need to install the OS Generic Video Interface support package for the winvideo adaptor for the Webcam and the Matrox Hardware support package for the matrox adaptor.

Run the Support Package Installer and use the adaptor name in the table to install the correct package(s) that you need. To install more than one package, run the Support Package Installer multiple times, once for each adaptor. The following graphic shows the installer choice for the OS Generic Video Interface support package. You can also see some of the other adaptors showing in the list.

The following topic describes how to install the Image Acquisition Toolbox support packages:

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