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ActiveCapture makes image acquisition and analysis simple using frame grabbers

ActiveCapture simplifies image acquisition and analysis

September 11, 2019

ActiveCapture is the front-end software for Active Silicon FireBird frame grabbers.

Watch our tutorial video to see how straightforward image capture, display and analysis can be using ActiveCapture.

The software allows the user to access and control cameras and frame grabbers in a clear and intuitive way. It provides a quick and easy way to configure the hardware system, allowing control of various image acquisition features such as triggering and image resolution.

ActiveCapture is a GenICam GenTL program that can be used with cameras supporting GenICam, such as CoaXPress, and Camera Link cameras using CLProtocol. It can also be used with non-GenICam Camera Link cameras. Additionally, it provides access to many utilities, supporting functions such as updating frame grabber firmware, bandwidth testing and GenTL Camera Link setup.

The software provides quick access to any installed Active Silicon frame grabber products and the cameras connected to them. With CoaXPress cameras, no manual setup of the camera or frame grabber is required, and images can be acquired by simply connecting to the camera and selecting the Live control function.

ActiveCapture has several features that aid camera testing and integration. The histogram feature shows the distribution of pixels in the image – both 2D and 1D functions are provided. Image sequences can be recorded and played back within ActiveCapture, and/or saved to disk for off-line analysis. To aid system debugging and speed up integration time, a hardware event controller provides real-time feedback on asynchronous events that are generated by the hardware.

View our range of FireBird frame grabbers here and contact us to see if ActiveCapture could simplify your machine vision project. See a demonstration of the software’s key features in our video.