FlyCapture SDK


Interface logos and OS logosThe FlyCapture Software Development Kit (SDK) provides a common software interface to control and acquire images from FLIR USB 3.1, GigE, FireWire, and USB 2.0 cameras using the same API under 32- or 64-bit Windows or Linux. FlyCapture supports ActiveX and DirectShow interfaces, and includes the FirePRO low-level 1394b interface driver, enhanced USB 3.1 interface driver, and the GigE image filter driver.  

While Spinnaker is recommended for users developing new applications, FLIR is committed to providing ongoing support for the FlyCapture SDK. Understand the differences between the Spinnaker and FlyCapture SDKs.

     *Excluding the following camera families which come with different SDKs: Ladybug, Bumblebee, Cricket, Gazelle and Blackfly S.
Flycapture SDK Software

 Other key features include: 


  • Proprietary USB 3.1 and FireWire driver stacks for robust diagnostics and, with complete end-to-end control, faster issue resolution

  • GigE image filter driver for reduced latency and dropped frames, and maximized bandwidth

  • Supports new IIDC 1.32 features such as frame buffering & lookup table

  • OpenGL and Direct 2D support for better display performance and CPU usage

  • Managed interface to decrease development time


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  • Simple (API) - only 3 function calls required to grab an image

  • Example programs and source code

  • MultiSync FireWire camera synchronization utility

 

 

 

MULTIPLE PLATFORMS


• Windows® 32/64-bit XP, 7, 8.1, 10
• Ubuntu® 32/64-bit (LTS only)
• ARM 32/64-bit

 

 

MULTIPLE INTERFACES


The SDK provides the same programming interface across USB 3.1, USB 2.0, GigE and FireWire products.

 

 

MULTIPLE LANGUAGES


• C, C++, C#
• VB.NET • Python
• ActiveX • DirectShow

Visit our Software Downloads to get the latest version of the FlyCapture SDK.[Download FlyCapture EULA PDF]

Download FlyCapture Software


FlyCapture Software Help Icon View FlyCapture Online Help 
(Note: for the latest version of FlyCapture Help please download the FlyCapture SDK)


 

 

 

Grasshopper Express 1394b
1.0 MP to 6.0 MP
11 FPS to 70 FPS
44 mm x 29 mm x 58 mm
CCD

Highly Sensitive CCD's, Sony EXview HAD CCD II

Grasshopper2 1394b
1.4 MP to 5.0 MP
15 FPS to 30 FPS
44 mm x 29 mm x 58 mm
CCD

High Sensitivity, Low Noise Sony CCD Quality

Grasshopper 1394b
0.3 MP to 5.0 MP
15 FPS to 200 FPS
44 mm x 29 mm x 58 mm
CCD

Highly Sensitive, Well-Known Sony CCD Sensors

Flea2 1394b
0.3 MP to 5.0 MP
7.5 FPS to 80 FPS
29 mm x 29 mm x 30 mm
CCD

Smallest 1394b Camera, Analog Replacement

Firefly MV 1394a
0.3 MP to 1.3 MP
23 FPS to 60 FPS
44 mm x 34 mm x 24.4 mm
CMOS

Small, Affordable, Versatile CMOS

Dragonfly2 1394a
0.3 MP to 1.3 MP
20 FPS to 60 FPS
44 mm x 34 mm x 24.4 mm
CCD

Flexible, Full-Featured, Sony CCD Quality

Blackfly
0.3 MP to 5.0 MP
7.5 FPS to 90 FPS
29 mm x 29 mm x 30 mm
CCD and CMOS

Excellent Imaging Quality, Unbeatable Value

Chameleon3
1.3 MP to 5.0 MP
13 FPS to 149 FPS
44 mm x 35 mm x 19.5 mm (case enclosed)
CCD and CMOS

Flexible Integration, Multiple Form Factors

Flea3
0.3 MP to 12 MP
8 FPS to 150 FPS
29 mm x 29 mm x 30 mm
CCD and CMOS

Fast, Powerful, Advanced CMOS Sensors

Zebra2
2.0 MP to 5.0 MP
10 FPS to 30 FPS
44 mm x 44 mm x 87.5 mm
CCD

IP + Machine Vision, MJPEG over GigE

Grasshopper3
1.4 MP to 12.3 MP
7 FPS to 163 FPS
44 mm x 29 mm x 58 mm
CMOS and CCD

Maximum Performance, Large Format Sensors