Technical Application Note (TAN2015006): Getting Started with Adaptive Vision
This application note provides information on how to install, configure, and use FLIR machine vision cameras with Adaptive Vision software.
This example uses Adaptive Vision Studio 4.1. For more information, see the Adaptive Vision website.
Before you use your camera, we recommend that you are aware of the following resources available from our Downloads page:
Adaptive Vision Studio is available for download from the Adaptive Vision website. Adaptive Vision supports all FLIR machine vision cameras through its PointGrey filter and supports GigE Vision cameras through a dedicated set of filters for GigE Vision cameras.
Download and install FlyCapture2 from our downloads page. FireWire, USB2 and USB3 camera users must use FlyCapture2 in order to access Adaptive Vision’s PointGrey filters.
We have tested Adaptive Vision Studio 4.1 with FlyCapture 188.8.131.52.
Connect the camera to the PC. For information, see the camera’s Getting Started Manual.
Launch Adaptive Vision from the Windows Start Menu.
Start Menu→ All programs → Adaptive Vision → Adaptive Vision Studio 4.1 Professional.
To enumerate a FireWire, USB2 and USB3 Camera
In Adaptive Vision’s Filter Catalog, double-click on FlyCapture_GrabImage and click OK.
To enumerate a GigE Vision Camera
To configure FireWire, USB2 and USB3 camera settings
To change camera settings using the PointGrey filter, navigate to the property page and change the property. Here is an example of changing the region/area of interest.
The supported settings are listed in Adaptive Vision’s PointGrey filter page. For example, FlyCapture_GrabImage supports inputs such as FrameRate, Shutter, and Gain. Some settings cannot be accessed via the PointGrey filter. In those cases, configure the camera’s default start-up setting using FlyCapture2 SDK. For more info, please see Using memory channels to configure default start-up settings.
To configure GigE Vision camera settings
To start acquisition with a FireWire, USB2 and USB3 camera
To start acquisition with a GigE Vision camera
If a yellow triangle appears beside your camera, it means that the camera is not reachable. Assign a valid IP address to the camera to correct that.
To assign a temporary address to the camera:
To assign a permanent/static IP address to the camera:
The following tips may solve other problems:
1. Update the driver to the latest version.
2. Update the firmware to the latest version.
3. Update the software to the latest version.
4. Perform a soft reboot and if still necessary a hard reboot of the PC.
5. Disable then enable the driver.
6. Power cycle the camera.
7. Power the camera through GPIO, if wiring harness is available.
8. Use a separate host controller instead of an integrated one, if available.
9. Ensure the card is powered via the 4-pin hard drive connector, if applicable.
10. Use a different cable or host controller or PC.