Software extends USB 3.0 camera performance
Test & Measurement World Staff - August 8, 2012
Point Grey has released Version 2.3 of its FlyCapture image-acquisition and camera-control software, which improves and expands USB 3.0 performance and introduces support for ARM processors. It also works with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of both Linux and Windows operating systems, as well as 2008 and 2010 versions of Visual Studio.
To complement the high data throughput of Point Grey’s portfolio of USB 3.0 cameras, FlyCapture 2.3 now leverages Direct2D technology for better image rendering performance on Windows 7. Image tearing is eliminated, and CPU usage has been reduced. The USB 3.0 Pro driver is extended to provide additional diagnostics, full control of the driver stack, and improved compatibility for multiple-camera systems. Additionally, there is richer support for third-party software using the DirectShow library, such as LabView and Matlab.
The FlyCapture software development kit comes free with every Point Grey FireWire, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and GigE Vision camera. FlyCapture V2.3 is now available for downloading.
Point Grey Research, www.ptgrey.com/products/pgrflycapture/FlyCapture2.pdf