QuickTime Capture Support from Image Acquisition Toolbox

Use video capture devices with MATLAB and Simulink to acquire images and video on Windows PCs.

Windows DirectShow Capture Support from Image Acquisition Toolbox

Image Acquisition Toolbox™ supports UVC compliant webcams using QuickTime. QuickTime 7.6.6 is required on OS 10.5 (Leopard), and QuickTime 10 (or higher) is required on OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard). See the Troubleshooting section of the Image Acquisition Toolbox documentation for additional information.

To test your video capture device for compatibility with the toolbox, verify your hardware is functioning properly by running the webcam application that came with OS X (for example, the PhotoBooth or iMovie application). If you can start, run, and close the utility without encountering any errors, the device may work with Image Acquisition Toolbox as long as the camera complies with QuickTime.

UVC-compliant devices, such as webcams, can be used directly in MATLAB® with the MATLAB Support Package for USB webcams.


Many manufacturers provide cameras that are compatible with QuickTime. More detailed information is available for manufacturers linked below.

Allied Vision Technologies Microsoft
Basler PixeLINK
Baumer Point Grey
Creative Sony
Hewlett-Packard Toshiba Teli

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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



  • Any QuickTime Compliant Camera

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