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Cameras With Motorized Lens

The Imaging Source is one of the few manufacturers in the world to produce FireWire cameras with an integrated motorized lens (block camera). The cameras' zoom, focus and iris setting can be controlled by the shipped software, via the FireWire bus. The cameras ship with end-user software and an SDK, which allows system integrators to create their own applications with the cameras.

The Imaging Source cameras with motorized zoom lens are fitted with highly precise stepper motors. The guarantee extremely high accuracy and repeatability when setting the zoom, focus and iris settings. All settings can be adjusted by the shipped software.

The motorized lens of The Imaging Source cameras is used to adapt the cameras to objects at varying distances. The field of view can be set from wide-angle to telephoto. Using the cameras' auto-focus feature, the motorized lens is able to remain in focus in both the telephoto and the wide-angle position.

With the aid of a close-up lens, the cameras with motorized lens can also be used for macro imaging. Close-up lenses and optical filters can be attached to the cameras with a filter holder, which is available as an optional extra.

Automatic settings for visualization applications

The cameras automatically adapt to varying lighting conditions by changing three parameters: The first and foremost is the exposure time. Additionally, in the case of a low light situation, the cameras' iris automatically opens up. Should the exposure time and iris be set to their maximum values, the gain can be increased to improve the image quality. On the other hand, in the case of a high light situation and the exposure time has already been set to its maximum value, the camera automatically closes its iris and sets gain to the lowest possible value.

Manual settings for machine vision applications

For machine vision applications, it is important to be able to override all parameters by hand. Consequently, all electronic and optical parameters can be set manually, using the shipped end-user application and/or SDK.

Simple interfacing

The interface of cameras with motorized lens is based on the standard IEEE 1394a (FireWire). This interface provides three basic functions:

  1. The transfer of the image data from the camera to the computer.
  2. The transfer of the parameter settings from the computer to the camera.
  3. The power supply of the camera.

Therefore, the cameras with motorized lens need neither a special power supply unit, nor a serial interface (RS-232) for control purposes.

Shipped software

For the handling of the image and control data, the cameras ship with drivers for LabVIEW, HALCON, TWAIN, WDM, DirectShow and DirectX, the SDK IC Imaging Control and the image capture application IC Capture.

IC Capture is a powerful end-user application, which allows all cameras parameters to be set, live video to be displayed, singular images and image sequences to be captured. IC Imaging Control is an SDK for image acquisition and camera control, which consists of a .NET component, ActiveX control and C++ class library for Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Wide range of applications

The Imaging Source cameras with motorized lens are used in application areas as agriculture, assembling, quality inspection, law enforcement, logistics, medicine, packaging, printing, robotics, security, traffic control, science and visualization.

 

Monochrome Cameras With Motorized Lens

 Order CodeCategoryTypeResFormatSensorFPSTrigI/OAuto Iris
Subject to change
The Imaging Source DMK 31BF03-Z2DMK 31BF03-Z2Zoom cameraMono1024x7681/3 "ICX204AL301
The Imaging Source DMK 21BF04-Z2DMK 21BF04-Z2Zoom cameraMono640x4801/4 "ICX098BL601
The Imaging Source DMK 31AF03-Z2DMK 31AF03-Z2Zoom cameraMono1024x7681/3 "ICX204AL30
The Imaging Source DMK 21AF04-Z2DMK 21AF04-Z2Zoom cameraMono640x4801/4 "ICX098BL60

Color Cameras With Motorized Lens

 Order CodeCategoryTypeResFormatSensorFPSTrigI/OAuto Iris
Subject to change
The Imaging Source DFK 31BF03-Z2DFK 31BF03-Z2Zoom cameraColor1024x7681/3 "ICX204AK301
The Imaging Source DFK 31AF03-Z2DFK 31AF03-Z2Zoom cameraColor1024x7681/3 "ICX204AK30
The Imaging Source DFK 21BF04-Z2DFK 21BF04-Z2Zoom cameraColor640x4801/4 "ICX098BQ601
The Imaging Source DFK 21AF04-Z2DFK 21AF04-Z2Zoom cameraColor640x4801/4 "ICX098BQ60

Bayer Cameras With Motorized Lens

 Order CodeCategoryTypeResFormatSensorFPSTrigI/OAuto Iris
Subject to change
The Imaging Source DBK 31BF03-Z2DBK 31BF03-Z2Zoom cameraBayer1024x7681/3 "ICX204AK3011
The Imaging Source DBK 21AF04-Z2DBK 21AF04-Z2Zoom cameraBayer640x4801/4 "ICX098BQ60
The Imaging Source DBK 21BF04-Z2DBK 21BF04-Z2Zoom cameraBayer640x4801/4 "ICX098BQ6011
The Imaging Source DBK 31AF03-Z2DBK 31AF03-Z2Zoom cameraBayer1024x7681/3 "ICX204AK30
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