IDS High Speed Cameras have been integrated with Swinguru and can easily be connected by setting the cursor on ‘YES’.
Once activated you are now able to define sets with different parameters for image acquisition. Each set includes the following settings:
- Color Mode : Color or Black & White
- Resolution Format
- Frame Rate : ! Be aware : The higher the resolution, the less FPS you will get. You could upgrade your GPU to one that could handle the stress, or just play at a lower resolution !
- Exposure Time : The long exposure is ideal for all applications where captures have to be done with low light conditions. Due to the extended exposure time it is not necessary to increase the gain. Thus, too much image noise can be avoided.
- Gain : Your picture is too dark, but you cannot increase exposure time because your object is moving? The adjustable gain feature may help. The gain can be set manually. With the manual control, you set the master from 0 to 100 using the slider. The maximum value of 100 means the maximum possible gain which is different depending on the sensor. For the minimum value of 0, this means no gain.
If you capture an image in low light conditions, you must usually work with a high gain in order to get some details out of the image. However, a high gain causes more image noise and thus an image quality loss. This is where long exposure comes into play: it allows to capture high quality images with low noise even in low light condition.