IC Measure

Measure on-screen lengths, angles, circles and polygons and capture images

IC Measure is a powerful and versatile tool for measuring lengths, areas, and angles. The simple user interface also provides image acquisition and image enhancement functionality.

  • Overview

    User interface

    User interface

    IC Measure has a modern and intuitive user interface.

    Functionality has been logically grouped

    Multiple languages

    IC Measure is available in many languages, including English, German, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.

    The language can be changed at any time; it is not necessary to install additional files.

    Multiple languages

    GPU-accelerated image processing

    GPU-accelerated image processing

    All image enhancement algorithms are executed on the graphics card to ensure smooth video playback at all times.

  • Live Preview

    IC Measure offers versatile configuration options for the display of live images.

    Live Preview

    Non-incremental scaling

    The live preview offers mouse-based view navigation such as panning as well as seamless zoom function for pixel-accurate measurement.

    Rotate and mirror images

    IC Measure can rotate and flip images vertically and horizontally.

    Non-incremental scaling

    Histogram

    Histogram

    The histogram visualizes overexposure or underexposure as well as the image's contrast range.

    Use the histogram display to analyze image content and control camera parameters.

  • Device management

    All industrial cameras and grabbers manufactured by The Imaging Source are supported by IC Measure. All device parameters (e.g. video format and exposure time) can be set.

    Device management

    Setting exposure time and long-exposure

    Cameras manufactured by The Imaging Source support long and short exposure times depending on the image sensor.

    Camera parameter

    All camera parameters such as brightness, contrast, gain, zoom, focus, aperture and trigger can be adjusted using IC Measure.

    Setting exposure time and long-exposure

    Binning

    Binning

    Binning (i.e. the summation of pixel groups) increases frame rates and light sensitivity while maintaining the image's field of view but with a reduction in image resolution.

    Skipping

    Skipping reduces the resolution by a column and interlace method. The image section is retained while the frame rate is increased.

  • Image processing

    Correction of lens distortion

    The lens correction filter can be used to correct common lens errors such as barrel and cushion distortion and vignetting effects.

    Correction of lens distortion

    Denoise and sharpen

    Denoise and sharpen

    Sharpening and denoising algorithms use the image's luminance channel and edge detection to achieve optimal results.

    The noise-reducing filter reduces both chroma and luminance noise without loss of sharpness - all image details are preserved.

    White balance and color temperature

    IC Measure supports the gray-world model and the temperature model for white balance. If the color temperature or light source is known, the temperature model provides the best results. The gray-world model is recommended for constantly changing light conditions.

    White balance and color temperature

    Multiple exposure

    The new Sony Global Shutter CMOS image sensors offer improvements to an images's dynamic range using multiple exposures to better capture a scene's natural irradience distribution.

    Generation of HDR images

    While taking exposure conditions into account, the integrated stacking algorithm generates complete HDR images.

    The advantage of HDR images is the preservation of detail - especially in very dark and light areas.

    Generation of HDR images

    Fully automatic multiple exposure

    Fully automatic multiple exposure

    In IC Measure, the different exposure times can be set both automatically and manually.

    Tone mapping is used for optimal display of HDR images.

  • Calibrate and measure

    IC Measure was designed, among other things, for the measurement of images in the microscopic range. Microscopes can be conveniently managed and calibrated via the program interface.

    Before length or area measurements can be carried out, calibration must first be completed.

    Calibrate and measure

    Calibration

    The calibration tool allows you to define an image's scale. Calibration can be performed with either an object micrometer (microscope) or an object of known length.

    Calibration

    Manage and configure microscopes

    Several microscopes and lenses can be managed. All microscope-specific settings can be adjusted at any time.

    Measure

    The complete integration of image acquisition and image enhancement makes manual measurement particularly efficient.

    Manage and configure microscopes

    On-screen measurement

    IC Measure contains many measurement tools, including tools for the measurement of lengths, angles, circles and polygons.

    Measurements can be taken using live or still images and is designed for both macroscopic and microscopic measurement tasks.

    On-screen measurement

    On-screen measurement

    On-screen measurement

    On-screen measurement

    On-screen measurement

    On-screen measurement

    Dataview

    Dataview

    Measurement results can be clearly displayed in the data view.

    All measurement results can be exported as CSV files.

    Annotation tools

    IC Measure offers a variety of annotation tools to insert text, graphics and marking arrows. The annotation tools can be inserted in a separate layer in order to preserve the original image.

    Text can be positioned anywhere in the image, and the graphics tools provide the ability to draw lines, rectangles, ellipses and polygons on each captured image; colors, fonts and line widths are freely adjustable.

  • Acquisition

    Image capture dialog

    Single image capture

    Individual images from an image stream can be saved as BMP, TIFF or JPEG files.

    3 ways to capture images

    • Individual images can be saved manually.
    • Screen sequences can be saved manually.
    • Image sequences can be saved using a timer:
      • For example, one image per second over a 24-hour period.

    Image sequence capture

    Image sequence capture

    A sequence of images can be saved as a sequence of image files. The image is recorded by pressing the space bar, a footswitch or can be triggered via timer. In the latter case, the time between two images is determined in advance. The number of image files is defined by a selected number or time period.

    Automatic file name generation

    Image file names can be generated automatically. The filename consists of a prefix and either a timestamp or an incremental number.

    Automatic file name generation

    Support via AVI files and codecs

    IC Measure makes it possible to write image streams directly into AVI files - via either an uncompressed or compressed codec.

    Support via AVI files and codecs

    Codecs

    All DirectShow codecs installed in the operating system can be used by IC Measure.

  • User-defined live overlays

    Create application-specific live overlays using the integrated Lua API.

    User-defined live overlays

    Crosshairs, ruler, raster mask and timestamp scripts

    Crosshairs, ruler, raster mask and timestamp scripts

    The built-in scripts for displaying crosshairs, rulers, raster masks or time stamps can be quickly adapted to special tasks.

    Script editor

    The IC Measure script editor supports syntax highlighting and autocomplete.

    Scripts are dynamically reloaded as they are edited, ensuring efficient workflow.

    Script editor

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About The Imaging Source

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 3.1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, GigE interfaces and other innovative machine vision products are renowned for their high quality and ability to meet the performance requirements of demanding applications.

Automated Imaging Association ISO 9001:2015 certified

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