CC-HDMI-CD2 Manual - Howard Electronic Instruments

CC-HDMI-CD2 Manual - Howard Electronic Instruments
Versa Cam Model CC-HDMI-CD2
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Contents
Pages
3. What’s in the box
4. Camera Overview
5. Installa'on
6. Connec'ng your Camera in HDMI Mode
7.—11. HDMI Mode Func'onality
12. Connec'ng your Camera in USB Mode
13.—17. Mode Func'onality using VIE
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In the Box
1. Versa-Cam (CC-HDMI-CD2)
1.
2.
2. USB Mouse
3. Power supply (12VDC,
1000MA)
4. HDMI and USB Cables (1 each)
3.
4.
The inside of your box should look like this. If you are missing any of the parts above
please contact us.
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Overview of Camera
SD Card Slot
Power Indicator
Back of camera
USB 2.0 Port
Power Connector
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HDMI Output
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Installa'on
1.
Thread your camera onto the C-Mount coupler
or Macro zoom lens. If connecng to a Macro
zoom lens you are done.
2.
Connect your coupler to your Microscope or
Micro zoom lens.
Microscope and Micro Zoom Lens C-Mount couplers
Macro Zoom Lens
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Connec'ng your Camera in HDMI Mode
Your Versa-Cam can connect directly to an HDMI input 1080p
(1920x1080) monitor or to a computer using a USB cable.
This page will cover the connecon to a monitor. The USB connecon will be covered on the next page. If you are not connecng directly to a monitor and would like to connect to a computer please
skip to page 7.
1. Connect the 12v power supply to the wall and then the camera.
2. Power the monitor that you received with your system or a monitor
of your choosing that meets the required specifica'ons (1920x1080
resolu'on and HDMI input).
HDMI Cable to
monitor
USB Cable from
mouse or wireless
mouse adapter
2. Connect the HDMI cable to HDMI port on the back of the camera
and then connect to the HDMI port on the monitor.
3. Connect the mouse to the USB port on the back of the camera.
When using only the HDMI mode the USB port is used for the mouse
to control the camera.
4. The camera is now ready to use in HDMI mode. You should see an
image on the screen.
HDMI funconality is covered on pages 7 through 11.
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HDMI Mode Func'onality
When using camera in HDMI mode you can connect the provided
mouse to the camera via the USB port on the back of the camera.
Move the mouse cursor to the bo3om of the screen to make the
HDMI Mode control bar appear. When you move the mouse away
from the control bar it will disappear.
1.
2.
To capture images in HDMI mode insert your provided SD card at
this me.
Control bar opons
3.
1. Zoom In
Digitally increases magnifica'on
2. Zoom out
Digitally decreases magnifica'on
4.
3. Flip vercally
Flips the image on the X axis
4. Mirror Horizontally
Flips the image on the Y axis
5.
5. Freeze image
Freezes the image on the screen but does not capture
6. Black and White mode
Changes the colors to black and white
6.
Connued on next page.
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HDMI Mode Func'onality
HDMI Mode control bar opons connued from page 7.
Control bar opons
7.
8.
7. HDR
Toggles between High Dynamic Range off or on.
8. Picture in Picture
This menu allows you to compare captured images to live images.
See page “blank” for PIP menu instruc'ons.
9. Capture Sll Images
Captures a s'll image to the SD card.
9.
10.
10. Capture Video
Captures AVI video to the SD card.
11. Image gallery
Allows you to review and delete images captured to the SD card.
11.
12. Format SD Card
Formats the SD card if it has been corrupted. FormaFng the SD
will also reset the image count back to 1.
12.
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HDMI Mode Func'onality
HDMI Mode control bar opons connued from page 8.
Control bar opons
13.
13. Se:ngs
Opens seFngs menu. See page 10 for menu funcons.
14. Line Generator
Opens line generator menu and creates lines on screen. See page
11 for menu funcons.
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HDMI Mode Func'onality
Se:ngs Menu Funcons
The following informa'on covers the seFngs menu which is located on the HDMI mode control bar. See page 9 for its loca'on.
1. This menu line has two available op'ons. You can check the box to turn
on auto exposure or press the reset buGon to return all video seFngs to
factory default.
2. This menu line allows you to check the box for a con'nuous auto white
balance or press the “One push” buGon for a one'me auto white balance
(When performing a one'me white balance place a white or grey sheet of
paper under your scope).
3. This menu line gives you the op'on to switch between 50HZ or 60HZ depending on the type of ligh'ng that you are using. If the image appears to
“flicker” or produce rolling lines check the other box and it will disappear.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
4. Contrast slider adjusts level of contrast.
8.
5. Satura'on slider adjusts the amount of color in the image.
9.
6. Brightness slider adjusts level of gain in the image.
10.
7. Sharpness slider digitally sharpens contrasted edges.
8. De-noise slider ads frame averaging to the image to remove noise or
“snow” caused by the addi'on of sharpness or for low light condi'ons.
9. Red slider adds red color to image.
10. Blue slider adds blue color to image.
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HDMI Mode Func'onality
Line generator menu funcons
Changes line generator preset and displays current preset.
Using the HDMI mode of the
Versa-Cam you can access the
video calipers by pressing the
flag buGon on the control bar.
You can use the menu bar to
the right to control the lines.
You can also grab and drag the
lines into the posi'on that you
require.
Selects line or cross hair to be changed.
Turns line on or off (Shows or hides selected line).
Changes thickness of selected line.
Changes color of selected line.
Moves selected line Up (horizontal line) or Right (ver'cal line)
Moves selected line Down (horizontal line) or LeJ (ver'cal line)
Turns all lines on or off (show or hides all lines)
Saves changes to current preset.
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Fig. 1
Connec'ng your Camera in USB Mode
Your Versa-Cam can connect to a computer using a USB cable or directly to an HDMI input 1080p (1920x1080) monitor.
This page will cover the connecon to a computer using The USB cable. The connecon to a monitor is covered on the previous page. If
you would like to connect to a monitor later or do not want to connect to a computer please go back to page.
Fig. 2
1. Connect the 12v power supply to the wall and then the camera.
2. Connect the USB cable to the back of the camera and then to a
USB 2.0 or 3.0 port on your computer. Wait for the computer to detect and install the drivers automatically.
3. If you are using Windows 8 or 10 and would like to capture images
using the Windows Camera App you can do so. Simply press the Camera icon from your Windows Start menu (Fig. 1) and select the camera
from the menu at the bottom of the application (Fig 2).
4. If you are using Windows 7 or XP you can install and use VIE Essentials to do you capture*. First download and install VIE Essentials.
Fig. 3
Refer to your software download card for the web address.
5. When you start the VIE software you may not see an image. To select your camera go to the settings menu and select W3609-HDMI
from the Video Device drop down menu (Fig 3.).
*You can use VIE in Windows 8 or 10 as well.
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USB Mode Func'onality using VIE
Capture Control Bu3ons
To Capture Images in VIE you must first select a Capture Control Bu3on.
Image file: Capture the image seen on the screen, and store it in bitmap (.bmp) or JPEG (.jpg) format. Use the SeFngs buGon to set the name of
the file and directory.
Movie file: Create a movie of the video as seen on the screen. The movie file is stored in the AVI (.avi) format; a standard windows file format
which can be played back using the Windows Media Player®. Use the SeFngs buGon to configure the movie file. Press the Stop buGon to end the
movie.
Time lapse movie: Create a 'me lapse movie of the video as seen on the screen. A 'me lapse movie consists of a movie created by capturing a
single movie frame periodically. The 'me delay between movie frames can be set to one second or longer. The soJware will con'nue to capture
frames un'l the Stop buGon is pressed or un'l the 'me limit is reached.
Image file opened in an image editor: Capture the image seen on the screen, store it and then open it in an image editor program. Use the SeFngs
buGon to select a image editor. The icon on the status bar will change to indicate the program which will be used when the image is captured.
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Capture Control
ABer selecng a capture mode the Video Controls bu3ons are used to capture, freeze, and view a live image.
Freeze: Stop the current display or capture func'on. If the display is currently in preview mode, preview is disabled and the current
image is frozen on the screen. If the display is currently in capture mode, then the capture is terminated, the capture file is closed and
the last visible image is frozen on the screen.
Preview/Play: Display the live video image on the screen.
Capture: Start the capture of the image. The image will be captured in the format set by the capture mode controls (s'll image, movie, 'me lapse movie or s'll image opened in an image editor program).
Informaon about the current video control sengs can be found on the status bar at the boom of the Video Image Express window.
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USB Mode Func'onality using VIE
Image Viewer -- Preview images and movies
Video Image Express includes a separate window for previewing the images and movies captured using Video Image Express. The ImageViewer window will display any image
or movie in the current capture folder. The name of the current capture folder is displayed at the top of the ImageViewer window.
The images and movies are displayed as a series of thumbnail pictures within the ImageViewer window. Use the scrollbar along the boGom of the window to scan through
the images. Click the mouse on a thumbnail to get informa'on about that image in the Image Info sec'on. Double-click on the thumbnail to open the image file. Right-click
on a thumbnail to access the u'lity menu. The op'ons on the u'lity menu are:
Rename: Rename the image.
Delete: Delete the image.
Open folder: Open the folder which contains the image
Display picture-in-picture: Copies the image into the freeze frame buffer and displays the image in a picture-in-picture window on the top-leJ corner of the live image.
Double-click the Freeze buGon to clear the buffer and remove the image.
Video Image Express will open an image with the program it uses for the "open file in another program" feature which is enabled by Image File Editor the buGon.
Movie files are opened using the default mul'media program (usually MicrosoJ Media Player).
The Image Viewer window can be moved behind the main Video Image Express window, but it cannot be closed. At any 'me you can use the F2 key to bring it to the front.
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Label/Annotaon Control
Create a Label
Click on the label buGon to open the Set Label window. This window will allow you to set up to 6 labels or markers and place
them on the live image. AJer a label or marker is placed on the screen you can drag it into posi'on.
Select the label number (1-6) from the label menu. The program will automa'cally select the next unused label number when
the window opens.
To set a text label click the mouse on the Text op'on and then type the text in the edit area below. Set the font, font size and
font color for the label. Make sure the visible box at the top is checked so that the label will be visible. To place the label on the
screen press the Place buGon. To remove a label from the screen press the Remove buGon.
Create a Marker
Ten pre-designed markers are also available. To select a marker press the buGon which the chosen marker shape. Set the marker size and marker color. Finally press the Place buGon to place the marker on the screen.
Reposion a Label or Marker
Once a label has been placed on the screen it can be reposi'oned by "click-and-drag."
Edit a Label
The Set Label window can also change a label already on the screen. To edit a current label you can 1) press the Label Control
buGon and select a label number from the menu at the top or 2) making sure the Measure and Draw func'ons are off, doubleclick the mouse on the label to open the Set Label window. Make any changes to the label and then press the Place buGon to
update the on-screen label.
Delete a Label
To delete a label select the label number from the Label Number menu and press the Remove buGon. Use the Remove All
buGon to remove all labels from the screen.
Make a Label Invisible
A label can be temporarily hidden by unchecking the Visible box at the top of the Label Window.
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Draw Control
With Video Image Express you can directly on the live video image. Press the Draw buGon to enable the drawing mode. Now hold down the
leJ mouse buGon and begin drawing. Whatever you draw is part of any image or movie you create -- the Capture buGon will record your freehand annota'ons.
Right-click the mouse buGon to access the Draw menu. Press the Draw buGon again to hide the drawing.
Right-Click the Image for
Draw Func'ons:
the Draw Menu
No funcon
selected
When no func'on is selected the freehand drawing tool is ac've. Hold down
the mouse buGon to draw anywhere on the live image.
Line
Click and drag the mouse to draw a straight line
Rectangle
Click and drag the mouse to draw a rectangle
Oval
Click and drag the mouse to draw an oval
Close Freehand Closes the last freehand shape drawn
Undo Last
Erase the last shape or line segment. Repeat to remove addi'onal segments
Erase All
Erase all drawings.
Set Pen...
Display the following window to adjust the pen color and line width seFngs
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