Motion Studio User Manual

Motion Studio User Manual
Motion Inspector
Motion Inspector
Users Manual
Cross-platform User Manual
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for Windows™, MAC™ OS X™, iOS™ and Linux™
Motion Inspector
Software Release
1.02
Document Revision
December 2013
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Table of Contents
1.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS ...................................................................5
2.
SYSTEM OVERVIEW .............................................................................6
2.1.
2.2.
2.3.
2.4.
SUPPORTED PLATFORMS ...............................................................................6
SUPPORTED CAMERAS ...................................................................................7
HOW TO DISABLE THE USER ACCOUNT CONTROL ON WINDOWS (UAC) ...........8
HOW TO CONFIGURE THE WINDOWS FIREWALL ...............................................9
2.4.1.
2.4.2.
3.
How to add Motion Inspector to the list of allowed programs. ............................. 9
How to disable the Windows firewall ................................................................. 11
MOTION INSPECTOR™ ......................................................................13
3.1.
SYSTEM MENU ............................................................................................14
3.1.1.
3.1.2.
3.1.3.
3.2.
3.3.
3.4.
3.5.
3.6.
3.7.
Camera enumeration button .............................................................................. 14
General Options................................................................................................. 15
Large datagram size (Jumbo packets) .............................................................. 17
CAMERAS ....................................................................................................19
WRONG CAMERA IP ADDRESS .....................................................................20
EDIT CAMERA NAME AND IP ADDRESS ...........................................................21
CAMERA OPERATION....................................................................................22
RATE (FPS)..................................................................................................23
EXPOSURE ..................................................................................................24
3.7.1.
3.7.2.
3.8.
Low Light............................................................................................................ 24
Auto-Exposure ................................................................................................... 24
RESOLUTION ...............................................................................................25
3.8.1.
3.9.
Y7/NX7 and Y8/NX8 resolution ......................................................................... 26
BUFFER SIZE ...............................................................................................27
3.9.1.
3.10.
3.11.
Burst Record on Command (BROC) ................................................................. 27
SYNC IN ......................................................................................................27
TRIGGER IN .................................................................................................28
3.11.1.
3.12.
IMAGE .........................................................................................................28
3.12.1.
3.12.2.
3.13.
3.14.
3.15.
3.16.
3.17.
3.18.
3.19.
3.20.
3.21.
3.22.
3.23.
3.24.
3.25.
3.26.
4.
Motion trigger ................................................................................................. 28
Pixel depth, Flip and HDMI ............................................................................ 29
Image parameters .......................................................................................... 30
COLOR BALANCE .........................................................................................31
LOOKUP TABLES (LUT)................................................................................32
HISTOGRAM.................................................................................................33
RESET.........................................................................................................33
ZOOM..........................................................................................................33
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION.........................................................................34
ACQUIRE IMAGES.........................................................................................35
PLAYBACK IMAGES.......................................................................................36
MULTIPLE ACQUISITIONS ..............................................................................37
SAVE IMAGES ..............................................................................................38
MULTIPLE CAMERA SYSTEM (3D)..................................................................39
3D DISPLAY .................................................................................................40
3D SYNCHRONIZATION .................................................................................41
3D TRIGGER................................................................................................42
MOTION VIEWER™ .............................................................................43
4.1.
4.2.
4.3.
OVERVIEW ..................................................................................................43
OPEN A RAW SEQUENCE .............................................................................44
CONFIGURE SEQUENCE PARAMETERS ..........................................................45
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4.4.
CONVERT A RAW SEQUENCE .......................................................................45
4.4.1.
4.4.2.
4.5.
4.6.
5.
CONVERT IN BATCH MODE ...........................................................................48
OPEN AND CONVERT A SEQUENCE OF IMAGES ..............................................50
MOTION INSPECTOR FOR IPAD™ ....................................................51
5.1.
5.2.
5.3.
5.4.
5.5.
5.6.
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AVI Format......................................................................................................... 47
MOV Format ...................................................................................................... 47
OVERVIEW ..................................................................................................51
INSTALLING THE IMOTIONINSPECTOR APP ....................................................52
APPLICATION SETUP ....................................................................................53
CAMERA CONTROLS ....................................................................................53
DOWNLOAD IMAGES.....................................................................................55
TRANSFER IMAGES WITH ITUNES ..................................................................56
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1. Terms and Conditions
For more detailed information, see the “Terms and Conditions” as stated in the camera
manual and the IDT web site.
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2. System Overview
2.1. Supported platforms
Motion Inspector supports the following platforms:
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Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 (32 and 64 bits).
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Apple MAC OS/X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion).
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Apple iOS version 5.1 and later.
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Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle), 32 and
64 bit.
The cross-platform manual provides instructions on using Motion Inspector on the above
platforms. The icons below denote differences in setup, procedures and commands
between Windows, OS/X, iOS and Linux users.
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2.2. Supported cameras
Motion Inspector supports the Y-series and N/NR-series camera models. The table below
shows the minimum firmware requirements for operating a camera with Motion Inspector.
Camera Model
Minimum Firmware version (FW.MW)
Y3-Classic
109.89
Y3-S1/S2
Any version
Y4
125.102
Y5
125.102
Y6
142.120
Y7, Y8
Any version
N3/NR3-S1/S2
150.112
N3/NR3-S3
Any version
N4/NR4
150.112
N5/NR5
153.116
NR7, NR8
Any version
NX, NX-Tra, NX-Air
Any version
O, Os
Any version
NOTE: X-series, HG-series and M-series are NOT supported by Motion Inspector.
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2.3. How to disable the User Account Control on Windows
(UAC)
To disable the User Account Control on Windows, follow the instructions below.
1. Open the “Control panel” and select the “User Accounts” option.
2. Enter the page that manages you account.
3. Click the “Change User Account Control” option.
4. Move the slider to the bottom (like in the picture below) to the “never notify” position.
5. Click OK and restart Windows.
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2.4. How to configure the Windows Firewall
All the cameras that support gigabit Ethernet communication may have issues if the
Windows Firewall is installed. They communicate through the UDP network protocol
and need to open listening ports to receive the images.
In most of the cases, the windows firewall shouldn’t be disabled, Motion Studio should be
added to the list of the allowed programs and some other parameters should be
configured in the firewall (especially with HG cameras).
2.4.1. How to add Motion Inspector to the list of allowed programs.
When an Ethernet camera is operated for the first time, the Windows firewall detects the
attempt to communicate through the network and tries to block it. The message below
appears
The software will be allowed to communicate through the network if both the private and
public options are selected. Then click the “Allow access” button.
If the User Account Control (UAC) is disabled or you don’t check both the options, you
may still allow the communication through the firewall.
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From the control panel, start the Windows Firewall and select “Allow a program or
feature through Windows Firewall”.
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Scroll the list and make sure that “Motion Studio” is in and all the check boxes are
selected (see below).
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2.4.2. How to disable the Windows firewall
To disable the Windows firewall the user needs Administrative privileges. The firewall
separately manages three profiles and it should be disabled on all of them:
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Domain profile.
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Private Profile.
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Public Profile.
From the Control Panel, open the Windows Firewall dialog box.
From the options list on the left, select “Advanced Settings” and open the “Windows
Firewall and advanced security” window.
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Click the “Windows Firewall Properties” button and open the “Properties” dialog box.
Select the “Domain Profile” tab and set the “Firewall State” to off, then select the “Private
Profile” and set the “Firewall State” to off, and then select the “Public Profile” and set the
“Firewall State” to off.
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3. Motion Inspector™
Motion Inspector allows the user to control one or two cameras, acquire and save/playback image records. Once the program is started, the window below appears.
System Menu
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3.1. System Menu
Click the button on the bottom left area of the main window to open the system menu.
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Options: open the general options window (see below).
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Motion Viewer: start the Motion Viewer.
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About: open the About Box and display information about the version.
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Advanced: opens the advanced dialog box when a camera is operating.
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Exit: exit the program.
3.1.1. Camera enumeration button
Click the camera button to search for cameras and refresh the camera list.
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3.1.2. General Options
Download folder: click Browse to change the folder where the images are downloaded.
Acquisition Folder Name: each time a sequence is downloaded a new folder is created.
The name may be a combination of date and time or it may be edited by the user.
Enable Trace: enable and disable the trace. The trace file (mi_trace.txt) is stored in the
download directory.
After acquisition: when the trigger is received and the images acquired, MI can
automatically download and erase the memory or open the payback page.
Network Adapter: select the network adapter connected to the Ethernet cameras. If you
select “Broadcast” the software will search for cameras from each adapter in your
computer.
Network performance: it’s a delay added to the data transmission between the cameras
and the computer. If there is traffic in the local network, click the right arrow to increase
the value and avoid loss of data during communication.
Ethernet datagram size: see below.
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Exposure format: the exposure may be displayed in microseconds or in degrees (shutter
angle).
Background: select the color or the background.
Note on Motion Inspector for iPad™
Some of the options above are not available on Motion Inspector for iPad:
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Download folder selection: the images are downloaded in the app “Documents”
folder.
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Acquisition folder name: the names of the folders cannot be edited. They are
automatically generated with the date and the time.
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3.1.3. Large datagram size (Jumbo packets)
Some Giga-Ethernet network adapters are able to send and receive large data packets.
The usual datagram size is 1500 bytes. Large datagram packets, called Jumbo packets,
are up to 9000 bytes.
If both the camera and the adapter can use jumbo packets, the transfer speed is
increased. To activate jumbo packets, do the following.
3.1.3.1. Configuring Jumbo packets on the Network adapter (Windows)
1. From Windows “Start” menu, open the “Network Connections” window and select the
network adapter.
2. Right click and select the Properties menu item.
3. From the Properties dialog box, click the “Configure…” button.
4. From the network adapter configuration dialog, select the “Advanced” tab.
5. From the property list, locate the “Jumbo Packet” item (or anything similar to that) and
change the value from 1500 to the maximum.
3.1.3.2. Configuring Jumbo packets on the Network adapter (MAC OS X)
1. From the System preferences, select Network.
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2. Select the network adapter and click “Advanced”.
3. Select the “Ethernet” page.
4. Change “Configure” from “Automatic” to “Manual” and modify the MTU to a value
larger than 1500.
Configuring Jumbo packets on the camera
1. From the Motion Inspector “System” menu, select Options.
2. If the “Ethernet datagram size” is set to “optimal”, there is no need to change it,
otherwise select any size that is “smaller” than the value selected in the network
adapter configuration.
NOTE: in some network environments the maximum datagram size might be not
supported and the cameras may time out and/or behave in a strange way. To avoid that,
reduce the datagram size on both the adapter and the camera.
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3.2. Cameras
Every detected camera is listed as a large icon button (see below).
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Info: click the info button to show the camera information.
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Reset: if this option is selected the camera configuration is reset when the camera is
open.
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3.3. Wrong Camera IP address
If the camera IP address and the computer IP address are not compatible, the camera
button is shown with a red warning message (see below)
To configure the camera with a correct IP address:
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Click the camera button.
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Enter the correct values of IP address and subnet mask. Motion Inspector suggests a
value that is compatible with the computer IP address.
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Click OK.
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Wait a few seconds: the camera needs to restart.
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3.4. Edit camera name and IP address
Click the info button on the camera icon.
Click on the name, the IP address or the subnet mask and modify the value. Click Exit to
confirm the changes.
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3.5. Camera operation
Click the camera button and the camera will be armed and ready for acquiring. The
camera parameters may be configured by clicking the buttons with orange text on the top
and bottom bars.
Back button
Click the Back button to close the camera and return to the camera enumeration view.
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3.6. Rate (fps)
Click the Plus and minus buttons to increase or decrease the camera frame rate. Click or
tap on the rate value to open the touchpad and manually set the frame rate. The
touchpad may be used for the configuration of any other parameter.
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3.7. Exposure
Click the plus or minus buttons to increase or decrease the exposure by one half of f-stop.
Click or tap on the exposure value to open the touchpad (see above).
3.7.1. Low Light
Click the low light button to set the frame rate to 30 fps and automatically increase the
exposure to the maximum.
Click the low light button back to set exposure and rate to their original values.
3.7.2. Auto-Exposure
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Click the AE button to start Auto-Exposure configuration.
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Move the orange grid or use the handle to resize it, or click Reset to set the grid size
to the maximum, or click Center to center the grid.
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Click Apply to send the parameters to the camera and starts acquiring in Auto
exposure mode.
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3.8. Resolution
Move and/or resize the grid with the handle or select one of the preset resolutions.
Display Full or decimated: if the resolution is “Decimated”, the images are compressed
in the camera before the transmission to the driver. If the resolution is “Full”, the images
are not compressed and are transmitted in their original size.
JPEG Encode: if the option is selected the images are encoded in JPEG format in the
camera and sent to the driver. The driver decodes the images before displaying them.
Center: click Center to center the grid in the full resolution window.
Reset: click Reset to set the grid size to the maximum.
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3.8.1. Y7/NX7 and Y8/NX8 resolution
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Select one of the three available resolutions.
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Select one of the Dynamic Magnification values.
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Select “Dynamic Mag ON/OFF” to activate or deactivate the magnification.
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3.9. Buffer size
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Click the plus or minus buttons to increase or decrease the values of buffer size
and pre-trigger.
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Click the “BROC” button to activate the configuration of the BROC length. This
option is available only if the camera firmware supports the AUTO-BROC.
3.9.1. Burst Record on Command (BROC)
In BROC mode the memory segment size is set in the “Length” field and divided into subsegments (each sub-segment size is set in BROC Length). When the acquisition is
started the camera acquires in circular mode starting from the first sub segment. When
the event trigger occurs, the camera completes the acquisition and start acquiring in the
following sub-segment. This step is repeated until the memory segment is filled.
3.10. Sync In
The camera Sync source may be configured. If an external sync source is detected by the
camera, the user may select one of the “external” modes; otherwise only “internal” is
allowed.
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3.11. Trigger In
Select one of the options in the list.
3.11.1.
Motion trigger
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Click the Motion Trigger button.
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Select the motion option (Average or motion detection) and increase or decrease
the level.
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Move and/or resize the rectangular grid and test the condition by checking if the
background color changes from red to green.
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Click Reset to reset the grid to the window size and/or Center to center it.
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Click Apply to start the acquisition. If the condition turns into true the camera
triggers.
3.12. Image
The configuration is split into two areas: pixel depth and HDMI (if available) on the left,
and image parameters on the right.
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3.12.1.
Pixel depth, Flip and HDMI
Pixel depth: 8, 9 or 10-bit for monochrome cameras, 24, 27 or 30-bit (RGB) for color
cameras. If 8/24-bit are selected, the user may select the upper, middle or lower bits.
Flip: the image may be flipped horizontally
and/or vertically.
Rotation: the image may be rotated by 90,
180 and 270 degrees.
HDMI output: this configuration is available
only on Y cameras.
PC output: the images are displayed on the
computer video.
HDMI output: the images are displayed on
the HDMI output.
HDMI format: not all the HDMI devices
support the available resolutions. If “720p
Overlay” is selected, some of the camera
parameters are displayed on the video.
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3.12.2.
Image parameters
Gain: the sensor gain values are 1.00 (default), 1.41,
2.00 and 2.82.
Sharpen: adds a sharpening filter to the image. The
range is from 0.0 to 1.0 with 0.1 steps.
Gamma: adds a gamma correction to the image.
The range is from 0.5 to 2.0 with 0.1 steps.
Brightness: it changes the image brightness. The
range is from -0.25 to 0.25
Contrast: the contrast value goes from 0.5 to 1.5.
The default is 1.0.
Hue (color only): it changes the image hue from -180
to 180.
Saturation (color only): it configures the image
saturation from 0 (monochrome) to 2.
CFA Fuilter (color only): the range is from 0 (no
filter) to 4 (linear interpolation).
Single/Double exposure: the cameras can operate
in single or double exposure.
Each parameter may be directly entered with the touchpad by clicking on the
corresponding label
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3.13. Color Balance
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Click the target button to activate the cross target cursor.
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Click on a point of the image to calculate the white balance parameters.
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Click Reset to set the gain values to 1.
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Click the plus and minus buttons to tune the gains.
List of color balance tables: a list of pre-defined color balance tables may appear below
the Reset button if the color balance tables file is installed. The tables are Day Light, LED6000K, Tungsten and HMI and correspond to the correct balancing for different light
source types.
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3.14. Lookup Tables (LUT)
The lookup table (LUT) transformations are basic image-processing functions that you
can use to improve the contrast and the brightness of an image by modifying the dynamic
intensity of region with poor contrast. LUT transformations can highlight details in areas
containing significant information, at the expense of other areas
The user may select a Lookup Table from a list of four pre-defined tables or select “User”
and drag the red circles to generate a custom LUT.
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3.15. Histogram
Mono cameras: the histogram is computed on the gray component.
Color cameras: three histograms may be displayed.
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LUMA: luminance.
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RGB: Red, Green and Blue components.
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YUV: YUV components.
3.16. Reset
Click this button to reset the camera.
3.17. Zoom
Click the magnifier icon on the bottom left edge of the window to activate the zoom menu.
Fit: the image is zoomed to fit in the window.
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3.18. Advanced configuration
The advanced dialog box is activated from the main menu.
TNK (Temporal Noise Killer): adds a filter that removes temporal noise. The range is from
0 (no filter) to 5 (full filter).
Denoise: adds a filter that removes noise from the image.
Anti-Alias (Gaussian): add a Gaussian blur filter to the image. The range goes form 0 to
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Sharpen Threshold: the threshold value used by the sharpening filter.
Calibration parameters: background and pixel sensitivity correction (PSC) may be
enabled and disabled. If the camera supports current conditions calibration the user may
calibrate the camera and acquire background in optimal conditions.
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3.19. Acquire Images
Trigger
Arm/Pause
If the camera is armed and ready for triggering the red Trigger button on the bottom gray
bar is enabled. The trigger may be activated in two ways:
Software: click the trigger button to generate a software trigger.
Hardware: through a signal to the trigger in BNC connector.
When the trigger occurs and the camera completes the acquisition, the playback page is
activated.
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3.20. Playback images
Red recycle bin
Min Handle
Save button
Acquisition List
Black recycle bin
Slider
Playback buttons
Max Handle
Loop
Speed
Red recycle bin: double click this button to erase the camera memory and re-arm the
camera.
Acquisition List: each thumbnail shows a different memory segment with a single
acquisition. The acquisition info may be displayed by clicking on the orange info button.
The amount of camera memory and free disk space is also displayed.
Black recycle bin: an acquisition may be erased by dragging the icon into the recycle
bin.
Slider: move the slider back and forth to display a specific frame of the sequence.
Min and Max Handles: the orange handles are useful to set the limits of playback.
Loop: the loop button enables and disables the circular playback of the images
Speed: the speed button increases the playback speed (2x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 20x)
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3.21. Multiple acquisitions
After the playback, click the gray left arrow located on the left side of the window.
The software automatically locates a new segment in camera memory and arms the
camera.
If the camera memory is full, a dialog box with options is displayed.
If the memory is available the user may record multiple acquisitions, playback and save
them
The acquisitions are shown as thumbnails in the upper bar.
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Click the orange info button to display information about the acquisition.
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Click on the thumbnail to activate the acquisition and start the playback.
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3.22. Save Images
Click the save button to download images from the camera. Three options are available:
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Save RAW (default): the images are saved in RAW format in a folder created in the
download directory. The RAW sequence can be converted later with the Motion
Viewer.
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Save JPEG (not supported by all the cameras): the images are downloaded in JPEG
format and saved in a folder created in the download directory.
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Save HDMI (not supported by all the cameras): the images are sent to the HDMI
output at the maximum speed supported by the HDMI device.
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3.23. Multiple camera system (3D)
Two cameras may be simultaneously operated.
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Connect the cameras and run Motion inspector.
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Click the 3D buttons of the camera you wish to open.
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Click one of the camera buttons.
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3.24. 3D display
Cam A: the image from camera A is displayed. Some parameters such as Color Balance
are updated on camera A only.
Cam B: the image from camera B is displayed. Some parameters such as Color Balance
are updated on camera B only.
Cam AB: the images from camera A and camera B are combined in different ways:
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Interlaced: even rows are taken from one camera, odd rows are taken from the other
camera.
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Anaglyph: the red-cyan anaglyph is generated by taking the red channel from one
camera and the green and blue channels from the other camera.
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Superposed: the images are superposed with alpha channel.
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Vertically tiled (A over B): the image from one camera is displayed on the top side
of the window, the image from the other camera is shown on the bottom side.
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Horizontally tiled (Side by Side): the image from one camera is shown on the left
side, the image from the other camera is shown on the right side.
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3.25. 3D synchronization
Internal: both the cameras run with internal sync source
(not synchronized)
Master/Slave: one camera’s “Sync out” (Master) is
connected to the other camera’s “Sync in” (Slave).
External: both cameras require an external sync source
that synchronizes both.
When the user selects on of the sync options, the
software automatically checks the connections and
verifies if the scheme is correct.
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3.26. 3D Trigger
If two cameras are connected in Master/Slave mode and armed, it’s important that the
trigger is hardware. If the cameras are triggered through the software (the red button),
each camera will receive the trigger at a slightly different time due to Ethernet not being a
time-based interface.
The slave camera is working from the master sync pulse, i.e. it takes one frame every
time the master sync pulse is received. If this sync pulse then the slave camera will stop
functioning, as it will stay waiting for the sync pulse.
If the slave happens to get trigger first, both cameras will end the acquisition although the
resulting sequence may be a few frames out due to the timing difference of the trigger
being received.
For hardware triggering, use the push button, connected via a T-piece to both trigger
inputs of the cameras, and ensure that 'switch closure' is set as the trigger type in the
software. If you are still having problems with the trigger cable; cut the cable near the Tpiece, strip away the outer, and trigger by touching the two connections (the core to the
shield) together.
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4. Motion Viewer™
4.1. Overview
The Motion Viewer lists the acquisition saved in the hard disk and shows a preview of
each folder as a thumbnail.
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Browse: click the button to select the path of the download folder.
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Change display filter: click the black folder icon and select “Show RAW files” or
“Show Image files” with or without thumbnails.
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Conversion batch: click the batch icon to open the batch dialog and convert more
than a sequence.
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Refresh: click the button with the two arrows to refresh the thumbnail list.
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Open a RAW sequence: do a single click on the thumbnail to open the sequence.
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Delete a RAW sequence: drag the thumbnail to the recycle bin and release the
mouse button.
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4.2. Open a RAW sequence
Min Handle
Save
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Image configuration
Slider
Playback buttons
Max Handle
Loop
Speed
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Use the playback buttons to playback the sequence in both directions.
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Use the slider to select a single frame and the Min and Max handles to select a start
and a stop point.
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Click the Loop icon to activate and deactivate the circular playback of the images.
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Click the speed button to increase the playback speed to 2x, 4x, 8x, 12x 16x, 20x.
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Click the Zoom icon to set the image zoom.
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Click the Image icon to open the image parameters configuration.
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Click the Save icon to convert the sequence.
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4.3. Configure sequence parameters
The parameters that are not applied to the RAW image may be edited before converting
the sequence.
Pixel Depth: raw images re saved with native pixel depth (10 or 12 bit). Once open, the
output pixel depth may be configured.
White Balance: the procedure is described in the Motion Inspector topic.
Image parameters
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CFA Filter (Color Filter Array): the range is from 0 (no filter) to 4 (linear interpolation).
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Anti-Alias (Gaussian): add a Gaussian blur filter to the image. The range goes form 0
to 16.
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Sharpen and threshold: adds a sharpening filter to the image. The range is from 0.0
to 1.0 with 0.1 steps.
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Gamma: adds a gamma correction to the image. The range is from 0.5 to 2.0 with 0.1
steps.
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Brightness: it changes the image brightness. The range is from -0.25 to 0.25
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Contrast: the contrast value goes from 0.5 to 1.5. The default is 1.0.
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Hue (color only): it changes the image hue from -180 to 180.
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Saturation (color only): it configures the image saturation from 0 (monochrome) to 2.
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Lookup Tables: four pre-defined lookup tables may be applied to the raw file.
4.4. Convert a RAW sequence
To convert a sequence, click the disk button.
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Image Name: edit the image name.
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File Type (TIFF, BMP …): select one of the file types.
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Codec: if the file type supports codec (JPEG, AVI and MOV), the “codec name” and
“codec quality” controls are enabled. Click the left and right arrows to select the
codec. Click the plus and minus buttons to select the quality.
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From/To Frame: select the start and stop indexes.
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Output pixel depth: if the file format supports large pixel depths, the images may be
saved with the original pixel depth, otherwise only 8 and 24 bit are allowed.
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FPS: select the output frame per second (AVI, MOV, MRF and MCF only).
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Reset Indexes: if this option is selected, negative indexes are reset and started from
0.
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Delete RAW file: if this option is selected, the RAW file is deleted after the
conversion.
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Save: click this button to start the conversion.
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4.4.1. AVI Format
The Audio Video Interleaved (AVI) format is supported only in Windows. The first codec of
the list is always “Uncompressed AVI”. Other codec’s are listed only if they are installed in
the OS.
4.4.2. MOV Format
Windows: the MOV format is supported in Windows only if Apple QuickTime is installed.
MAC OS X: the MOV format is supported. The Prores and some other codec’s are
available in the MAC version and may be downloaded from the Apple website (ProApps
QuickTime Codecs). See the link below.
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1396
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4.5. Convert in Batch mode
Click the batch icon to open the conversion batch dialog box.
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Select the sequences from the list and use the up and down arrows to scroll the list.
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Click “Select all” to select all the sequences in the database and “Deselect all” to
desect them.
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Click “Browse…” to change the destination folder.
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Select the File type, the codec (if available) and the other parameters.
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Click Convert to start the conversion.
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4.6. Open and convert a sequence of images
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Select the “Show Image Files” option from the black folder icon.
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Click on one of the thumbnails and open a sequence.
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Use the slider and the playback controls to review the images.
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Click the “Disk” icon to save the images in a different format.
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5. Motion Inspector for iPad™
5.1. Overview
Motion Inspector for iPad (iMotionInspector, or iMI in this manual) is a Wi-Fi app now
available on the iTunes store for iOS 5.1 and 6.0. It provides a wireless keypad to control
the Y, NR and NX-series cameras. The software interface resides on the Apple device
and provides control of the camera independent of a computer, insuring maximum
portability.
The camera models that are supported by the app are listed in the topic 2.2 of this
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5.2. Installing the iMotionInspector App
The software interface is free for download at the iTunes store
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imotioninspector/id574387894?mt=8
It may be downloaded via iTunes or directly from your iPad. To do that, open the “App
Store” and search for “iMotionInspector”.
Follow the on-screen instructions and install the app. After the install, the icon “iMI” will
appear on your iPad (see below).
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5.3. Application setup
Upon the installation of the iMI app, follow the instructions below to start the
communication between the iPad and the camera:
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Connect the camera to one of the Ethernet sockets of a Wi-Fi Access Point.
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Power up the camera and wait until the back “Status” light is green.
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Open the iPad settings and select the Wi-Fi page.
Make sure that the Wi-Fi Access Point is visible in the Network list and choose it (enter a
password if required). Better if the Wi-Fi connection is 5 GHz.
5.4. Camera Controls
The iMI interface is similar to the Windows and MAC versions of Motion Inspector.
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The top and bottom buttons control the camera parameters (Exposure, frame rate,
resolution, color balance…) while the record button sends a trigger to the camera and
acquires the images.
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5.5. Download Images
Once the images are acquired the playback page is open.
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Click the bottom bar arrow buttons to playback the images.
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Use the black and white handle to navigate in the images sequence.
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Use the Orange handles to select the start and stop frames.
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Click the Disk button to save the images in RAW format, Jpeg format (if supported) or
output the images to the HDMI output at the max possible speed (up to 60 fps).
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5.6. Transfer images with iTunes
Once the images are saved in RAW or JPEG format to the iPad, they may be transferred
to the MAC with the “File Sharing” tool of iTunes.
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Run iTunes.
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Select the iPad from the list of devices and select the Apps tab.
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Scroll down to “File Sharing”, select iMI and a list of the acquisition folders will
appear. Every folder name contains the date and the hour when it has been saved.
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Click the “Save to…” button and select the destination folder.
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