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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 Hardware Support Packages. 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 in support packages via MATLAB® Add-Ons. 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 Add-Ons allows us to provide the most up to date versions of files.

To install a support package, on the MATLAB Home tab, in the Environment section, click Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages. In the Add-On Explorer, scroll to the Hardware Support Packages section, and click show all to find your support package. You can refine the list by selecting Imaging/Cameras in the Refine by Hardware Type section on the left side of the Explorer. Select your adaptor, for example Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for GigE Vision® Hardware or Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for 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 Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for 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 Add-On Explorer, select your adaptor using the name listed in the table.

Adaptor NameSupport Package Name in Add-OnsContents
Windows Video (winvideo)Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for 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)Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for Kinect® For Windows® SensorMATLAB files to use Kinect for Windows V1 and V2 cameras with the toolbox

Third party files – Kinect for Windows Runtime

QImaging (qimaging)Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for QImaging® HardwareMATLAB files to use QImaging cameras with the toolbox

Third party files – QImaging QCam

DALSA Sapera (dalsasapera)Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for DALSA® Sapera HardwareMATLAB files to use DALSA Sapera cameras with the toolbox
GigE Vision (gige)Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for GigE Vision HardwareMATLAB files to use GigE Vision cameras with the toolbox
Matrox (matrox)Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for Matrox® HardwareMATLAB files to use Matrox cameras with the toolbox
DCAM (dcam)Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for DCAM HardwareMATLAB files to use DCAM cameras with the toolbox

Third party files – CMU DCAM on Windows driver file

GenICam GenTL (gentl)Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for GenICam™ InterfaceMATLAB files to use GenTL cameras with the toolbox
Point Grey (pointgrey)Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for Point Grey HardwareMATLAB files to use Point Grey cameras with the toolbox

Third party files – Point Grey FlyCapture

Linux Video (linuxvideo)Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for 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)Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for 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.
Hamamatsu (hamamatsu)Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for Hamamatsu HardwareMATLAB files to use Hamamatsu cameras with the toolbox
National Instruments (ni)Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for National Instruments® 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 Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for OS Generic Video Interface for the winvideo adaptor for the Webcam and the Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for Matrox Hardware for the matrox adaptor.

Go to MATLAB Add-Ons and use the adaptor name in the table to install the correct package(s) that you need. To install more than one package, select the support packages in the Add-On Explorer one at a time.

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

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