UA330 Software User Manual

UA330 Software User Manual

Thermal Module

Software

User Manual

Thermal Module Software User Manual

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Thermal module software user manual V1.0. Nov, 2013.

Thermal Module Software User Manual

Introduction ...................................................................................................... 0

Chapter 1 Software Installation ........................................................................ 1

Chapter 2 Software connection ........................................................................ 4

Chapter 3 Module Status ................................................................................. 7

Chapter 4 Module setting ................................................................................. 9

Chapter 5 Video Setting ................................................................................. 12

Chapter 6 Advanced Application .................................................................... 18

Chapter 7 Troubleshooting ............................................................................. 20

Introduction

This manual mainly introduce the software operation, from which you can know more detail information of the function of thermal module.

Chapter 1: Describing the procedures of software install.

Chapter 2: Introducing the software connection chose the langue and then connects the module.

Chapter 3: After successfully connecting the module, you can see the performance parameters.

Chapter 4: Set up the video output parameters.

Chapter 5: Video operation.

Chapter 6: Introducing the relative algorithm inside the module.

Chapter 7: Troubleshooting.

Thermal Module Software User Manual

Chapter 1 Software Installation

This chapter mainly introduces the installation method of infrared module software installation process, steps and precautions in order to achieve the purpose that the software is working properly after installation.

1.Firstly, double-click the application installation file to install. The installation window will pop up, Click the "Next" button to enter into the next step, such as Figure 1 shows.

Fig. 1 software installation 1

2 After Clicking the "Next" button, the window of select the installation path and install object will pop up t After selecting the installation path and object files, click the "Next" button to enter into the next step, such as figure 2 shows.

Fig. 2 Software installation 2

3. In the newly pop-up window, click "Next" button to enter into the next step.

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4. After the installation is finished, the system will bring up two windows, one is to complete the installation, and the other is to install the USB driver, Such as figure 3, figure

4 shows.

Fig. 3 Software installation 3

Fig. 4 Software installation 4

5. Click "Close" button to complete the module software installation in fig. 3, then click

"Next" button in the fig. 4 to enter into USB driver installation. Hereby, the license agreement window will pop up, such as Fig 5 shows.

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Fig. 5 Agreement selection window

6. Select "Accept Agreement" button, then click on the "Next" button to continue the installation.

7. After the USB driver installation is complete, the prompt window of finish installation will pop up such as Fig 6 shows.

Fig. 6 USB installation is completed

8. Click "Finish" button, the installation is finished, exit the installation

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Chapter 2 Software Connection

This chapter mainly introduces how to use the infrared module software on the PC computer to realize the connection between computer software and module

1. Click on the desktop icon or click on the computer "Start" --"Infrared Camera

Controller" to start infrared module software.

2. When the infrared module software is first started, the connection wizard interface defaults to be English interface, the upper left corner displays the current connection status is "NotConnected", the top right corner displays the software version number, such as fig. 7 shows.

Fig. 7 Connection wizard interface

3. Click the icon in the upper left corner there will appear software using documentation, such as figure 8 shows. Click switch to the connection wizard interface,Click the icon hide the window to the taskbar,Click the icon to close the software.

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Fig. 8 Software using documentation

4. Click to choose ComNum and Baud rate,Click can choose auto-connnect for next time. Show as Fig. 9, 10, 11.

Fig. 9 Choose Com Num Fig. 10 Choose Baud rate

Fig. 11 Set auto-connect

If choose auto-connect, the software won’t enter into the interface of connection wizard but the next interface, but still keep the same language.

5. Click “Chinese” to choose Chinese edition, click “English” to choose English edition

6. Click “Connect” to connect module, show as fig 12. Click to switch to connection wizard if the module is connected. And then click “Disconnect” to disconnect module, it appears “Disconnect” on the top left corner. Show as fig 13.

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Fig.12 Connect Fig.13 Disconnect

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Chapter 3 Module Status

The chapter is for parameters and performance of module

1. Click “Connect” to connect module, the software will enter into the interface of module status if succeed. It appears connection status and module model. Show as Fig 14.

Fig. 14 Interface of module status

2. It appears module information including name, shape, detector type, wave length, resolution, function, voltage range, communication protocol etc. It also appears W-version,

IPA Temp and baud rate on the bottom. Show as fig.15.

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Fig. 15 Module Information

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Chapter 4 Module Setting

The chapter is for the settings of Video Format, output format, calibration time, photograph and storage position.

Click “setting” to enter into module setting interface. Show as fig 16.

Fig. 16 Module setting interface

Video Display:Choose video collecting mode on upper compute. There are two video modes: Analog and Digital. Display one of model through connect relevant analog or digital image capture card.

Digital:Assemble Camera link pinboard onto the module, and connect with upper computer via connecting line of camera link, the port of module is Mini-camera link. Choose standard or Mini-camera link port via relevant image capture card on upper computer. You also have another choice to use mini-camera link port on both sides or one side is standard port the other is Mini-camera link port. Configure output format via digital port after connecting module, and then click “Video” or “Advance” on the left, the real-time digital video will appear on the screen.

Analog: Assemble camera link or VPC pinboard onto the module, connect analog video capture card via MCX-to-BNC cable. The upper computer captures analog video via video capture card after connecting module. Click “Video” or “Advance” on the left, and

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Analog Video format: Two optional video formats: NTSC and PAL. Different format has different flame range of digital and analog video. The module needs to be power off and restart.

Digital Video Format: Select the proper digital video format. This setting can change data type of digital video.

Y8: Data after AGC process, offer video channel of digital and analog video.

X16: Raw AD data before NUC

Y16: Data before AGC process, distortion on brightness and contrast

Auto Calibration Time: Set interval of shutter frequency, in minute. Interval can be short in the start-up of core when FAP temperature is not stable; interval can be longer after

FAP temperature is stable.

External-Syn Signal: External synchronization mode. The core can receive or output synchronization signal, as master device or slave-device.

Master: Core will send synchronized signal via external interface.

Slave: Core will receive synchronized signal via external interface. Output will be frozen if receive no synchronized signal.

Storage File at: Image or video will be saved in this path after operation.

Timing Shoot Setting: Set interval of timing image shot on the captured video, in minute.

Continuous Shoot Setting: Set burst shooting number on the captured video.

Lens type: The core can match with five kinds of lenses.

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Save Setting: After changing mode and settings of core by Infrared Camera Controller

ICC, click button save setting to save the configurations as new default. If not saved, the setting will be invalid after power off.

F-Default: Bring all settings to factory default.

Restart: Soft reboot the core.

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Chapter 5 Video Setting

It is described how to set the parameters and image processing, including shutter, shot, video recording, mirror image, zoom, focus, polarity and dimming.

5.1 Setting 1 

Press “video” on the left side menu and you will see the setting option:

Original Image:Press button

Fig. 17 Video setting P1

and you will see the new window as bellow

Fig.18 Original Image

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Calibration:Press button to collect data for NUC.

Shutter Calibration:Press button to collect shutter data for NUC.

Shot:Press button for screen short and would be saved with time name in the file save rout. There would be a new window if the rout is not exit.

Timing Shot:Press button to timing shot. It could adjust time interval for take a picture. It would be saved with time name in the file save rout. There would be a new window if the rout is not exit.

Continuous Capturing:Press button for continuous capturing. It could adjust the quantity for capturing. It would be saved with time name in the file save rout. There would be a new window if the rout is not exit.

Video:Press button and the button would be turn on for video recording;

Press it again and it would be stop recording . It would be saved AVI file with time name in the file save rout. There would be a new window if the rout is not exit.

Mirror image:There are four image modes and it could choose any one mode for both digital and analog video.

None:Original image.

X:Mirror the original image horizontally.

Y:Mirror the original image vertically.

XY: Mirror the original image Diagonally.

Digital Zoom:UA330 series can provide 4 kinds of zoom modes. Original size, 1.5X, 2X,

4X.

Image Display: UA330 series provide four image display modes, including real-time images and three kinds of test images, test images include checkerboard, horizontal gray,

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Palette: The module detects the temperature and generates image of it by a figure between 0 and 255. In black and white mode gray=0 displays as black, gray level 255 displays as white. Range 0 to 255 gradation can be mapped through the color lookup table. There are usually black hot (hotter Show more black representatives) and white hot

(show more white on behalf of more heat) modes, the temperature of this simple black and white maps, also known as polarity. Color lookup table can be also be used as color mapping, module provides eight colors mapping, including white-hot and black hot for analog and digital video.

Focus: For electric zoom lens, you can click " Near" ," Far" or "Auto" button to drive the motor running, carrying electric focusing.

Zoom:Lens adjusts by continuous zoom change.

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5.2 Setting 2 

Click the second page icon

,The image display ,calibration, shooting and recording of video functions are the same as previous description.

Fig.19 Video setting P2

AGC:Automatic Gain Control Dimmer using online algorithm in different ways, brightness and contrast adjustment, thereby presenting the optimal image results

Auto:Auto adjustment on the image brightness and contrast

Manual:Manually set the image brightness and contrast

Semi Auto:Manually set the image contrast

DRT: Dynamic Range Transform. In order to get optimized image performance, module will provide linear dimming and dimming histogram .

Histogram: In histogram mode, the dynamic range compression of image date is realized by nonlinear mapping of the image pixel gray-scale, then achieve dimming effect.

In this mode, except the Plateau Value, the values of brightness, contrast and discarded proportion cannot be changed.

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Linear:In linear mode, the automatic optimization is processed according to the brightness and contrast based on scene statistics, then adjust the pixel gray value by using linear transformation function. Linear algorithm can update the gain and offset by using scene statistics. In this mode, except the Plateau Value, the values of brightness, contrast and discarded proportion can be changed.

Brightness:This reflects the whole image gray value, shown in the form of percentage.

There is a positive correlation between the brightness parameter and the overall brightness of the image. The brightness is enhanced with the increasing brightness value.

Contrast:This reflects the whole image contrast, shown in the form of percentage. The contrast is enhanced with the increasing parameter value.

Discarded Proportion:In this mode, discarded proportion limit the mapping range of the original data. The greater the discarded proportion, the bigger the contrast of dimming result, the more loss if image detail due to the image saturation.

Plateau Value:It is effective in histogram mode, range from 0~100. The contrast of dimming result is enhanced with the increasing parameter value.

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5.3 Setting 3 

Click the third icon at the right corner of Fig. 17, video setting interface will be displayed. The functions of image display, offset, taking pictures and videos are the same as the above-mentioned, please refer to Fig. 20.

Fig. 20 Video setting P3

NR Parameter: This shows the degree of image detail recovery after noise decrease, range from 0~255. The recovery level of image details will be enhanced with the increasing value.

Unsharp:This shows the level of detail enhancement, range from 0~4. The level of detail enhancement will be enhanced with the increasing value.

Detail gain:This shows the control degree of detail enhancement. The control degree of detail enhancement will be enhanced with the increasing value.

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Chapter 6 Advanced Application

This chapter introduces the operation of advanced application, including adding and saving bad pixels and other algorithms.

Click “Advance” to bring out the advanced application interface. The original image display and the calibration are the same as before introduced. It displays AD value, please refer to fig. 21.

Fig. 21 Advanced application interface

Add B: Add bad pixel. Move the cursor to the bad pixel position and click “Add B” button or use button “Enter” on keyboard to add the bad pixel and improve image quality.

Save B: Save bad pixel. After adding all the bad pixels, click “Save B” button on software interface or “Ctrl+S” button on keyboard to save the added bad pixel. When switching on the module, it will remember the bad pixel position and replace them. If the bad pixels are not saved, the change through ICC is only valid during one time use. When you switch on it again, the pixels will appear at the same position.

Cursor: Cursor switching on or off. If cursor is on, the cursor will appear in the image. If the cursor is off, it will not display. You can move the cursor by adjusting X, Y coordinates or use the direction button on keyboard to make the cursor move. The AD sampling value of cursor point will be indicated, please refer to fig. 22.

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Fig. 22 Cursor on

IIE: Intelligent Image Enhance. It enhances the edge of image. Detail enhancement level can be adjusted by relevant parameters.

NR: Noise Remove. This algorithm removes noise and improves image quality. Noise remove is done through double-size filtering. At the same time, it keeps the details of edge area by weight differentiation on different areas. In a word, it not only removes noise, but also keeps good image details.

Shutter-less algorithm: A type of non-uniformity calibration algorithm without shutter movement.

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Chapter 7 Troubleshooting

Question 1: How to choose the correct COM to connect?

Answer: Open computer's device manager after the software is installed successfully.

Double click “Port” and you can see the COM that module connects through

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Choose the right COM in connection interface to connect module.

Question 2: Click the “Video” menu, no infrared image appears.

Answer: possible reasons:

A: The video capturing card is not installed correctly or the connection with module is not correct.

B: You don’t choose the video mode in menu “Setting”.

Please check the video capturing card is installed properly, and then, choose the video mode in “Setting” menu.

Question 3: Photo shot and video recording file saving directory can’t be found.

Answer: Please check the file saving directory in “Setting” menu.

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