How to use Point Grey machine vision cameras with Swing Catalyst
Note: Camera support is limited, and camera control is limited to the FlyCapture (Point Grey software), unless you purchase the Swing Catalyst Universal Camera Support.
Supported camera types: GigE, Firewire and USB 2.0 / 3.0 that support the FlyCap2 SDK.
For GigE camera configuration please see this article: https://support.swingcatalyst.com/hc/en-us/articles/115006992508
Note: Spinnaker SDK is not supported.
- Open the Point Grey FlyCap2 application.
- Make sure the camera is detected in the Point Grey software.
3. Click configure selected and a new window will pop up, this is where we will configure the camera settings. Please refer to the Point Grey camera documentation for more details on using their software.
In the camera settings, make sure you uncheck auto for the exposure and gain if you're in a static lighting setting, e.g indoors.
4. Saving camera settings
Navigate to Advance Camera Settings, and under Memory Channel, make sure it is set to Channel 1, and click Save.
5. Close the Point Grey FlyCap software, and confirm that the camera shows up in Swing Catalyst.
You can also change the region of interest / area of interest under Custom Video Modes
Here we apply a Region of Interest by cropping the image down to 800x800 pixels.
In some cases this can be beneficial as it can increase your frame rate.
Make sure to save (see point 3) when you're done.