Quick Start Operating Instructions

Quick Start Operating Instructions
Motion Engineering Company
Quick Start Operating Instructions
HiSpec 1
High Speed Camera System Components
Camera Body
AC Power
Trigger Cable
Ethernet Cable
Multi-Wire Pigtail
Input/ Output Cable
F-C Mount Adapter
Motion Engineering
17338 Westfield Park Road, Suite 4
Westfield, IN 46074
for clarification.
1. Connect the Multi-Wire Pigtail Input/ Output cable to the Camera Body.
2. Connect the Power Supply to the Multi-Wire Pigtail Input/ Output cable labeled
Multi-wire Pigtail I/O:
Connect Multi-Wire
Pigtail to Power Supply
Port. Then, plug end of
Power Supply into the
Multi-Wire Pigtail
Power Supply Port
Gigabit Ethernet Port:
Ethernet cable goes from
camera body to Ethernet
port on laptop
Power Supply Cable
3. Connect the Manual Trigger Cable to the “TRIG IN” connector on the Multi-Wire
Pigtail Input/ Output Cable.
4. Connect the CAT-6 Ethernet Cable between the laptop and the back of the Camera
5. Connect the laptop power supply and then turn on the laptop.
6. At the Windows Log on screen, type “pci” as the User Name, and “pci” as the
7. Once the camera is connected to the laptop, you will see an icon with a yellow triangle
and exclamation point over the network connection icon located on the bottom right
of the desktop. (Note: This may take a minute or two)
8. After camera is connected, double click on the “HiSpec Director II” software icon
located on the desktop.
9. Attach the desired lens to the Camera Body. C-Mount Lenses connect directly to the
camera (no need for adapter). Nikon F-Mount Lenses require the “F-C Mount
10. Once the software has loaded, the camera model, name, and status should be shown
in the upper left had side of the window, under “Available Cameras”.
Connected camera(s) are
displayed with their status.
Select camera(s) and press
“Connect” or Double Click
on camera(s) name to connect
camera(s) to Director II
Click the “i” icon to rename
11. Select connected camera and then “Connect” or Double-Click Camera Name.
12. Select desired Frame Rate, Resolution, Shutter Speed, and Trigger Mode.
Adjusting Frame Rate & Shutter:
Adjust Frame Rate, and
Shutter Speed by either using
scroll bar or clicking on
number box (right of scroll
bar) and typing in desired
value via keyboard
Adjust the Region of Interest
“ROI” by clicking the button,
then adjusting either offsetX /
offsetY, moving the red
rectangle, or the green
rectangle to desired area
Adjusting ROI:
If adjusting the “ROI”, select the “Adjust
ROI” option from Camera Settings and
then edit within this menu. Then adjust
with offsetX / offsetY values, moving the
red or green rectangle to the desitred area.
When you are done editing, make sure to
select “Apply ROI”
If using an external hardware trigger, you
MUST have “Enable external trigger”
checkbox checked. You may change the
“rising” or “falling” edge of the trigger,
depending on how you want to stop your
recording, by clicking on the icon.
To change from “rising” to “falling” click
on the icon
13. To make recording, select “Record” icon on bottom toolbar
Note: There are two different Record Modes, Ring and Single. Single mode has
three different types of modes; Record until end, Burst trigger mode, and
Record while trigger is active.
Ring Record Mode:
If in “Ring” recording
mode, image will be
continuously buffering (and
rewriting over itself) until
you click the trigger button
or use F12 for software
Single Record Mode:
If in “Single-Record until
end” mode, image will be
captured until the memory
buffer is full (Start)
Single-Burst Trigger Mode:
If in “Single-Burst trigger
mode”, image will be
captured until the memory
buffer is full (Start)
Single-Record While Trigger is Active:
If in “Single-Record while
trigger is active”, images
will be captured when
external trigger signal is
present (hardware-driven)
You are able to divide the memory
up to 16 same-sized memory ranges
You are able to adjust Pre/Post
Trigger frames be either moving
scroll bar, or manually typing in
desired amounts in boxes. In this
example, there will be approximately
50% of the frames captured before
and after trigger is initiated
14. Use Scroll bar to navigate to the first frame of interest within the recording. Select
“Cut Sequence”. Drag Scroll Bar through the sequence, stopping at the last frame of
interest. Select “Cut Sequence” again. The solid blue bar indicates those images will
be viewed/ saved.
15. To save image, use the “Save” icon on the toolbar to save images.
16. Once a sequence (or sequences) has been created, you can select “Sequence Options”.
To deselect the current sequences, use the “Remove Current Selection” option, or use
“Remove All Selections” to deselect multiple sequences. Please note, using these two
options will NOT delete the actual sequence, but will just deselect them. Use the “Compute
Time span” to calculate the distance in time between sequences.
17. Select desired “Directory” and “Export Format”, and then select “Start Export” to save
images to desired directory.
Images selected to be
Directory where
images will be saved
Name of file
File extension (there
are several to choose
Click “Start Export” to
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