New Firefly MV USB 2.0 Camera Model with 1.3 MP Sony CMOS Sensor
The new FMVU-13S2C is designed around the color version of the 1/3-inch Sony® IMX035 Exmor™ CMOS image sensor, which features a 1328 x 1048 square pixel array, high signal-to-noise ratio, superior color fidelity, and no smear. The camera is equipped with an easy-to-use high speed USB 2.0 interface that allows full resolution images to be acquired at 23 FPS or VGA at 60 FPS, and is housed in a small and lightweight 44 x 24 x 34 mm plastic case. The color quality, sensitivity, and performance of the FMVU-13S2C—list priced at just USD $325—make this new model an ideal choice for microscopy, bioscience, medical and visualization applications. Read more...
Read the full FMVU-13S2C press release
Get specifications from the Firefly MV product web page
FlyCapture SDK v2.0 Beta Now Available with Windows and Linux Support
Point Grey is announcing the first public beta release on the downloads site. The much anticipated FlyCapture 2.0 provides users with the ability to develop applications under both Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems, and is fully compatible with all Point Grey 1394 and USB 2.0 Imaging Products, such as the Flea2, Grasshopper and Firefly MV. FlyCapture 2.0 also features a simpler and more intuitive object oriented API, including C and C++.
Download the public Beta of FlyCapture 2.0
Read an application note describing how to get started using FlyCapture 2.0 on Linux
Download the preliminary FlyCapture 2.0 datasheet
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Ladybug SDK v1.4 Offers Flash Video Output and Image Stabilization
While development is continuing towards a final release-quality version of the Ladybug 1.3 SDK, some significant features have been added to the Ladybug 18.104.22.168 SDK. The new features will include image stabilization, which is ideal for applications where the camera may be vibrating or moving during image capture; virtual camera rotation, which allows the user to correct any physical misalignment of the camera so vertical lines are vertical; and output to flash video (.flv) for easier distribution to the web.
Download the Alpha release of Ladybug 1.4
View example stabilized Flash video in the Ladybug SDK gallery