IC Capture is an end-user application to acquire images from any video device, manufactured by The Imaging Source, including industrial cameras, frame grabbers and video converters. All the properties of video devices, such as video formats, exposure times and many more can be set. All video devices connected to the computer are recognized automatically and multiple video sources can be opened in IC Capture simultaneously.
Single image frames can be captured from a live video stream and can be saved to a BMP, TIFF or JPEG file.
A number of frames can be acquired and saved to a sequence of image files. This can be done by pressing the space key, pressing a foot switch, or automatically, using a timer. The timer allows the time interval to be defined between two images. The number of image frames, which are saved can be limited by either a specific number of by a time limit.
The name of the files written to disk can be created automatically. The filenames consist of a prefix, and an optional time stamp or sequence number.
If a camera is set to trigger mode, the camera waits for an external event to deliver a single image. IC Capture supports this camera feature and is able to save the images. An external trigger signal can also be used to synchronize several cameras.
IC Capture saves image streams directly to AVI files, either uncompressed, or by using software codecs for image compression. AVI capture also works with triggered cameras. All installed image compression codecs can be selected in IC Capture, and used to compress the video stream.
All settings made in IC Capture can be stored and used for future purposes.
All available camera properties can be adjusted in IC Capture.
IC Capture can flip the live video stream horizontally and vertically.
IC Capture can rotate the live video stream 90°, 180° and 270°. 90° rotation is often used for body scans.
IC Capture allows a region of interest to be defined.
All frame rates supported by the video capture device can be selected.
Several cameras, manufactured by The Imaging Source, support long exposure times of up to one hour, or short exposure times of 1/100,000 second to capture fast moving objects.
IC Capture supports the gray world and color temperature models to adjust the white balance. If the color temperature of the light source is known, the color temperature model delivers best results. Under daylight conditions, where the color temperature constantly changes, the gray world model is recommended.
Established in 1990, The Imaging Source is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial cameras, frame grabbers and video converters for production automation, quality assurance, logistics, medicine, science and security.
Our comprehensive range of cameras with USB 3.0, USB 2.0, GigE, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 interfaces and other machine vision products are renowned for being innovative, high quality and for constantly meeting the performance requirements of demanding applications.