ToupView Getting Started

ToupView Getting Started
TOUPVIEW™
Software for the Digital Eyepiece Camera
GETTING STARTED
1.
Getting a live image
2.
Adjusting live image
3.
Setting date and time on image
4.
Getting a full screen image
5.
Capture a single frame
6.
Capture a video file
1.
GETTING A LIVE IMAGE
Simply select “Import Image” from “File” menu then “Live Capture” which will
highlight the DCM130 camera.
Selecting the ToupTek camera will open the live video window.
It will take several seconds for the camera to adjust to light etc. At this stage
you can get the image in sharp focus (if necessary) using the microscope.
2.
ADJUSTING THE LIVE IMAGE
ToupView’s default video settings are set to automatic (i.e. white balance
and exposure controls). In most cases these automatic settings will provide
an excellent image. If adjustment is necessary the auto settings can be
turned off and manual adjustments can be made. To do this select
“Setup” from the menu and then select “Video Source Property”.
The first window allows manual adjustment of brightness, contrast etc. To
return to factory settingsm simply select default button. When changes are
made, you will see the changes on the live image.
The second window allows manual adjustment of white balance and exposure.
It also allows the live image to be flipped horizontally and vertically to suit the
viewer. For the best image, light selection is best left at 50Hz.
3.
SET DATE AND TIME ON IMAGE
The date and time (taken from the computer’s clock setting) can be setup
on the live image. If an image is captured, the date and time will also be
captured. Select “Import Image” from the “File” menu and then select
“Video Scale and Date”.
The scale and date window allows you to turn the date and time on and off
as well as adjust position on the image, font size, font weight and colour.
4.
GETTING A FULL SCREEN IMAGE
To view a full screen image of the live window simply press ESC. To return
the view to the original position press ESC again.
5.
CAPTURE A SINGLE FRAME
Capturing a single video frame can be done in two ways. Go to the “Capture”
menu and select “Capture a Frame”.
Alternatively, clicking the “Camera” icon will automatically capture a single
video frame.
Once the image is captured you can adjust the view of the captured
image.
Save the image by selecting “Save As” from the “File” menu. A variety of
file types are available including .bmp, .jpg, .tif.
The captured image can also be printed. Select “Print” or “Print Preview” from
the “File” menu.
6.
CAPTURE A VIDEO FILE
Select “Start Capture Video” from the “Capture” menu
Select the video format. Windows .wmv format is recommended but .avi
format is available if preferred.
Click “Next”
Enter a name for the video file to be captured, then select the directory/
folder where the captured file will be saved.
Click “Next”.
Select Windows Media Encoder. Later model computers running
WIN2000, XP or VISTA will support “Windows Media 9 Series”. If you
are unsure, check on the Microsoft website:
www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia
Parameters:
Bitrate (kbps):
Quality (1-100):
the higher the rate, the better the quality
quality of video - generally quality loss will
only be noticeable below 70%
Key Frames Spacing: for video editing
Note: Default parameters will provide good results for most video
capture.
Click “Next”
Complete display information if required. Click “Next”.
Set time limit for capture. Capture will stop automatically at this time
limit.
Click “Finish” - capture of video will commence.
Note:
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Capture can be stopped manually by going to the “Capture”
menu and selecting “Stop Capture Video”.
Video file will be automatically saved to folder/file name
setup previously.
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