XCAP™ SOFTWARE


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Ready-to-Run Image Analysis Software for PIXCI® Frame Grabbers

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 APPLICATIONS
  • Image Enhancement & Archival
  • Image Analysis & Measurement
  • Event & Motion Study
  • Cine-loop Capture
  • CT, MR, Ultrasound Image Capture
  • Stereo thru & Multi-Camera Imaging
  • Visual Inspection & Comparison
  • Machine Vision & Quality Control
  • Image Sensor Evaluation & Testing
  • Particle Analysis, Counting & Tracking

PIXCI®¬†IMAGING POWER

Designed to augment the features of PIXCI® frame grabbers, XCAP puts image processing power at fingertip control. Under Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, or 8, or under Linux, with a few clicks of the mouse, easy-to-use menus and dialogs allow simple or complex imaging tasks to be effortlessly completed.

IMAGING SOLUTIONS

XCAP is engineered to provide solutions across diverse imaging technologies. Quality control, medical imaging, microscopy, machine vision, research & development, and varied applications requiring motion capture, image enhancement, calibrated measurement, particle analysis, multi-camera imaging, or image archival, are all easily accomplished.

Together, a PIXCI® frame grabber and XCAP seamlessly integrate most popular video cameras with a broad array of features: individual, sequence, or triggered capture and display; video enhancement and psuedo-color; examination of image details; an extensive library of image processing functions; graphical annotation; image export, import, and printing; and programmable video resolution.1

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

XCAP combines an easy-to-use Java-based graphical user interface with highly efficient "C" and assembler image processing routines. Multi-threading allows virtually unlimited views, graphs, and analyses of one or multiple images.

Simultaneous presentation and manipulation of multiple images, whether from PIXCI® frame buffers, TWAIN devices, or from disk, of varying resolutions and pixel formats, are all built-in features of XCAP.

XCAP includes a scripting language, user-defined tool bars, and non-procedural "spread sheet" programming for automating image analysis and inspection tasks. Other applications, in virtually any programming language, can remotely control XCAP through scripts.

ENGINEERED FLEXIBILITY

XCAP is a scientific and engineering package providing hundreds of qualitative and quantitative imaging operations. Engineered with a unique flexible architecture, XCAP empowers researchers and developers to meet today's requirements, as well as the evolving demands of future applications.

EPIX, Inc. has been providing imaging solutions to the research and industrial communities since 1984. Join the camera manufacturers, radiologists, astronomers, biologists, machine vision, quality control, and other engineers, who rely upon EPIX® imaging solutions.

VERSIONS

The XCAP-Lite version provides access to PIXCI® frame grabber(s) and can also load, view, and save images and image sequences to/from files, but only while the PIXCI® frame grabber(s) are present and open for use. XCAP-Lite also exports customized video formats and camera serial commands to assist programming PIXCI® frame grabbers via the XCLIB "C" library. For imaging boards capturing directly into host computer memory, XCAP-Lite is limited to 64 MBytes of frame buffer memory; no limitation on frame buffer memory when used with the PIXCI® CL3SD or PIXCI® SI2.
XCAP-Lite is provided with each PIXCI® frame grabber.

The XCAP-Ltd version provides access to PIXCI® frame grabber(s) and includes all features of the -Lite version, adding graphics, load/save images and image sequences in additional formats, and more image viewer and convenience features. XCAP-Ltd can load, view, and save single images and image sequences even when the PIXCI® frame grabber(s) are not present. XCAP-Ltd supports full access to as much as 4 GBytes of frame buffer memory under 32 bit systems, and is limited to 8 GByte of frame buffer memory under 64 bit systems.2

The XCAP-Std version provides access to PIXCI® frame grabber(s) and includes all features of the -Ltd version, also enabling use of all image processing, measurement, graphics, load/save, image viewer, and analysis features. XCAP-Std can load, view, analyze, and save pre-existing images and image sequences even when the PIXCI® frame grabber(s) are not present. XCAP-Std supports full access to as much as 4 GBytes of frame buffer memory under 32 bit systems, and to as much as 16 EByte of frame buffer memory under 64 bit systems.2

The XCAP-Viewer version allows loading and viewing single images and image sequences from files, such as those saved by XCAP-Lite, XCAP-Ltd, or XCAP-Std. XCAP-Viewer also allows browsing the hundreds of processing, measurement, analysis, load/save, and graphics features that can be applied to images and allows browsing XCAP's integrated camera controls.

The XCAP Feature Chart provides a detailed comparison of the different XCAP versions.

FEATURES

MULTIPLE FORMAT VIDEO CAPTURE 3

Capture from any video source supported by a PIXCI® imaging board: area scan, line scan, high resolution, high frame rate cameras; with digital or analog output; in monochrome or color; with 8, 10, 12, or more bits per monochrome pixel or color pixel component value.

Control the capture window, undersampling, and reconfigurable frame buffers. Capture from multiple cameras with multiple imaging boards.

Provides video rate image sequence capture, triggered event acquisition, continuous (circular) sequence acquisition until terminated by trigger event, video recording to memory, video recording to disk,4 live recursive or FIFO averaging, and live merge of RGB filtered monochrome images into color.

Allows trigger on TTL signal, time of day, mouse, or video time code.

XCAP Example Camera Control Window XCAP Example Camera Control Window XCAP Example Camera Control Window XCAP Example Camera Control Window

INTEGRATED CAMERA CONTROLS

Built-in, camera-specific, on-screen graphical controls for selected cameras that are configured via RS-232, I2C, or Camera Link, integrate the camera's controls within XCAP! No need to also run the camera manufacturer's software - both PIXCI® frame grabber and camera can be configured together!

For selected cameras configured by physical switch settings, XCAP provides an on-screen virtual camera and switches - setting the on-screen switches to match the physical switches easily configures the PIXCI® frame grabber to match the camera!

For cameras controlled by hardwired signals via the PIXCI® frame grabber, XCAP provides a convenient graphical user interface.

Provides integrated camera controls for Adimec, Allied Vision, Atmel, Basler, Baumer, CIS, CMOS Sensor, Cohu, Dalsa, Dalstar, E2V, FLIR, Hamamatsu, Hitachi, Ikegami, Imperx, Indigo, Intevac, ISVI, Jai, Mikrotron, PerkinElemer, Point Grey, Princeton Instruments, Pulnix (Jai), Raptor Photonics, Reticon, Salvador Imaging, Sensors Unlimited, Sentech, Silicon Imaging, SILICON VIDEO®, Sony, Takenaka, Thomson/Thales, Toshiba Teli, Uniq Vision, Vieworks, and many other cameras. See the PIXCI® Selection Guide for a complete list of integrated camera controls.

GENERIC CAMERA LINK CONFIGURATION

Use any Camera Link camera, combined with a Camera Link style PIXCI® frame grabber5, even when XCAP doesn't provide camera specific controls. An easy to use graphical interface configures XCAP and PIXCI® frame grabber for the camera's resolution, bit depth, color space, etc. Use the camera manufacturer's software for control of the camera
via serial commands, or directly enter serial commands into XCAP's 'terminal' dialog.

The XCAP Digital Camera Support table and PIXCI® Selection Guide provide details on support for specific cameras.

SOFTWARE TEST DRIVE

Have a PIXCI® frame grabber with older software? Download XCAP V3.8 from the Software Download page to see the newest XCAP solution.

View the camera compatibility list? Download XCAP-Viewer and click PIXCI®, PIXCI® Camera Info. Click under Adjust Dialog to see the built-in controls for your camera!

Don't yet have a PIXCI® frame grabber? Download XCAP-Viewer and peruse its windows and features. (Many features, other than perusal and image display requires either a PIXCI® imaging board, or use of the XCAP-Ltd, or -Std versions).

Peruse the full manual? Download XCAP-Viewer and click Help, XCAP Reference Manual.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

A DETAILED OVERVIEW - THE XCAP MANUAL'S TABLE OF CONTENTS

Software Installation
 For Windows 95, 98, ME 
 Windows 95, 98, ME - Esoterica 
  Windows 95, 98, ME - Manual Installation 
  Windows 95, 98 - Forceful Frame Buffer Memory Allocation 
  Windows ME - Forceful Frame Buffer Memory Allocation 
  Windows 95, 98, ME - Authorization Key - Manual Installation 
 For Windows NT 
 Windows NT Esoterica 
  Windows NT - Manual Installation 
  Windows NT - Frame Buffer Memory Allocation 
  Windows NT - Forceful Frame Buffer Memory Allocation 
  Windows NT - Authorization Key - Manual Installation 
 For Windows 2000 
 Windows 2000 Esoterica 
  Windows 2000 - Manual Installation 
  Windows 2000 - Frame Buffer Memory Allocation 
  Windows 2000 - Forceful Frame Buffer Memory Allocation
  Windows 2000 - Authorization Key - Manual Installation
 For Windows XP, XP(x64) 
 Windows XP, XP(x64) Esoterica 
  Windows XP, XP(x64) - Manual Installation 
  Windows XP, XP(x64) - Frame Buffer Memory Allocation 
  Windows XP, XP(x64) - Forceful Frame Buffer Memory Allocation 
  Windows XP, XP(x64) - Authorization Key - Manual Installation 
 For Windows Vista, Vista 32/64-Bit 
 Windows Vista 32/64-Bit Esoterica 
  Windows Vista 32/64-Bit - Manual Installation 
  Windows Vista 32/64-Bit - Frame Buffer Memory Allocation 
  Windows Vista 32/64-Bit - Forceful Frame Buffer Memory Allocation 
  Windows Vista 32/64-Bit - Authorization Key - Manual Installation 
 For Windows 7 32/64-Bit
 Windows 7 32/64-Bit Esoterica
  Windows 7 32/64-Bit - Manual Installation
  Windows 7 32/64-Bit - Frame Buffer Memory Allocation
  Windows 7 32/64-Bit - Forceful Frame Buffer Memory Allocation
  Windows 7 32/64-Bit - Authorization Key - Manual Installation
 Windows 8 32/64-Bit Esoterica
  Windows 8 32/64-Bit - Manual Installation
  Windows 8 32/64-Bit - Frame Buffer Memory Allocation
  Windows 8 32/64-Bit - Forceful Frame Buffer Memory Allocation
  Windows 8 32/64-Bit - Authorization Key - Manual Installation
 For Linux 
 Linux Esoterica 
  Linux 2.4.x - Manual Installation 
  Linux 2.6.x - Manual Installation 
  Linux 2.4.x, 2.6.x - Frame Buffer Memory Allocation 
  Linux 2.4.x - Forceful Frame Buffer Memory Allocation 
  Linux 2.6.x - Forceful Frame Buffer Memory Allocation 
  Linux 2.4.x, 2.6.x - Authorization Key - Manual Installation 
 PIXCI® Driver Esoterica 

XCAP Software Guide
 The Main Window 
  Main Window - File 
  Main Window - Images 
  Main Window - Scripts 
  Main Window - Utility 
  Main Window - PIXCI® 
 The Image Viewer Window 
  Image Viewer - File 
  Image Viewer - View 
  Image Viewer - Examine 
  Image Viewer - Modify 
  Image Viewer - Measure 
  Image Viewer - Draw 
  Image Viewer - AOI 
  Image Viewer - View - Shortcuts 
  Image Viewer - View - Status Bar 
  PIXCI® Image Viewer - Capture 
  PIXCI® Image Viewer - Capture - Shortcuts 
 Other Features 
 Road Map - Main Window 
 Road Map - PIXCI® Image Viewer Window 
 XCAP Software Feature Comparison 

Main Window
 File - Load New Image 
 File - Load New Image Sequence 
 File - Image File Info 
 Images - New Image 
 Scripts 
  Scripts - Record 
  Scripts - Play 
  Scripts - Freeze/Thaw/Refresh Display 
  Scripts - Edit 
  Scripts - Load Tool Bar 
  Scripts - Tools 
  Scripts - Remote Control 
 Black Board 
  Black Board - As a Spreadsheet 
  Black Board - As a Non-Procedural Program 
  Black Board - As a Script Accessory 
  Black Board - As a Data Collector 
  Black Board - As a Report Generator 
  Black Board - As a Graph Generator 
  Black Board - Example 

Main Window - PIXCI®
 PIXCI® - Open/Close 
  PIXCI® - Multiple Boards 
  PIXCI® - Driver Assistant 
  Driver Assistant - Windows 95, 98, ME 
  Driver Assistant - Windows NT, 2000, XP, XP(x64), Vista 32/64-Bit, 7 32/64-Bit, 8 32/64-Bit
  Driver Assistant - Windows Common 
  Driver Assistant - Linux 
  PIXCI® - Advanced 
 PIXCI® - Video Setup 
  Video Setup - Format 
  Video Setup - Resolution 
  Video Setup - Sync 
 PIXCI® - Export & Import Video Setup 
 PIXCI® - Status 
 PIXCI® - Connections 
 PIXCI® - Serial Terminal 
 PIXCI® - TWAIN Sourcery and Image-Pro Sourcery 
  Sourcery - Activation 
  Sourcery - Acquisition 
  Sourcery - Suggestions 

Image Viewer Window - File
 Image File - Save 
  TIFF Format 
  JPEG/JFIF Format 
  BMP Format 
  FITS Format 
  PCX Format 
  Targa (TGA) Format 
  X/Y Binary Format 
  X/Y ASCII Format 
 Image File - Save Sequence 
  AVI Format 
 Image File - E-Mail 
 Image File - Load 
  TIFF Format 
  JPEG/JFIF Format 
  BMP Format 
  AVI Format 
  FITS Format 
  X/Y Binary Format 
  X/Y ASCII Format 
 Image File - Load Sequence 
 Image File - Print 
  Print via EPIX® Imaging Drivers 
 Image File - Attributes 
 Image File - Duplicate 
  Copy Image Buffer 
  Copy as Shown 
 Image File - BlackBoard 

Image Viewer Window - View
 Image View - Palette 
  Palette - Display 
  Palette - Modify - Numerical & Mouse 
  Palette - Modify - Black & Gain 
  Palette - Modify - Band Coloring 
  Palette - Modify - Bit Slice 
  Palette - Modify - Bit Transposition 
  Palette - Modify - White Balance 
  Palette - File 
 Image View - Sequence Play 
 Image View - Sequence Thumbnails 
 Image View - Cursor 
 Image View - Display 
  Display - Resize 
  Display - API 
  Display - Palette 
  Display - Window 
  Display - Status Bar 
 Image View - Zoom, Pan, Scroll 
 Image View - Shortcuts 

Image Viewer Window - Examine
 Image Examination - Pixel Peek 
 Image Examination - Pixel Peek & Poke 
 Image Examination - Pixel Plot 
 Image Examination - Pixel Plot 3D 
 Image Examination - SMPTE VITC 

Image Viewer Window - Modify
 Image Processing - Patterns 
  2-D Periodic Patterns 
  More 2-D Periodic Patterns 
  Alignment Patterns 
  User-Defined 
  Random 
 Image Processing - Sequence Patterns 
 Image Processing - Set Pixels 
 Image Processing - Sequence Set Pixels 
 Image Processing - Pixel Arithmetic 
 Image Processing - Sequence Pixel Arithmetic 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Pixel Arithmetic 
 Image Processing - Binning 
 Image Processing - Sequence Binning 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Binning 
 Image Processing - Contrast Modification 
  Contrast Stretching 
  Contrast Inversion 
  Histogram Equalization 
 Image Processing - Sequence Contrast Modification 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Contrast Modification 
 Image Processing - Convolution 
 Image Processing - Sequence Convolution 
 Image Processing - Correlation Map
 Image Processing - Sequence Correlation Map 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Correlation Map 
 Image Processing - Edge Detection 
  Magnitude Filters 
  Edge Gradient Filters 
 Image Processing - Sequence Edge Detection 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Edge Detection 
 Image Processing - Interlace & Flicker 
 Image Processing - Sequence Interlace & Flicker 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Interlace & Flicker 
 Image Processing - Morphology 
  Erosion, Dilation, Open, Close, etc. 
  Skeletons and Thinning 
  Numeric Results 
 Image Processing - Sequence Morphology 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Morphology 
 Image Processing - Noise Generator 
 Image Processing - Sequence Noise Generator 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Noise Generator 
 Image Processing - Normalization 
 Image Processing - Sequence Normalization 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Normalization 
 Image Processing - Rotation & Shift 
 Image Processing - Sequence Rotation & Shift 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Rotation & Shift 
 Image Processing - Spatial Filtering 
 Image Processing - Sequence Spatial Filtering 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Spatial Filtering 
 Image Processing - Spatial Normalization 
 Image Processing - Sequence Spatial Normalization 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Spatial Normalization 
 Image Processing - Threshold 
 Image Processing - Sequence Threshold 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Threshold 
 Image Processing - Threshold Adaptive 
 Image Processing - Sequence Threshold Adaptive 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Threshold Adaptive 
 Image Processing - Warping 
 Image Processing - Sequence Warp 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Warp 
 Image Processing - Copy 
 Image Processing - Pair Arithmetic 
 Image Processing - Sequence Pair Arithmetic 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Pair Arithmetic 
 Image Processing - Pair Normalization 
 Image Processing - Sequence Pair Normalization 
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Pair Normalization 
 Image Processing - Triplet Normalization
 Image Processing - Sequence Triplet Normalization
 Image Processing - Src+Dst Triplet Normalization
 Image Processing - Average Sequence 
 Image Processing - Difference Sequence 
 Image Processing - Tile Sequence 

Image Viewer Window - Measure
 Image Measurement - Intensity Calibration 
  Calibration - Reference Values 
  Calibration - Explicit Expression 
  Calibration - Disable 
  Calibration - Save & Load 
 Image Measurement - Spatial Calibration 
 Image Measurement - Histogram 
 Image Measurement - Histogram Pair 
 Image Measurement - Mass & Moments 
 Image Measurement - Line Profile 
 Image Measurement - Radial Mass Plot 
 Image Measurement - Shape Analysis 
  Region Selection 
  Results 
 Image Measurement - Blob Analysis 
  Setup - Segmentation 
  Setup - Analysis 
  Customize - Derived 
  Customize - Constraints 
  Customize - Ordering 
  Customize - Report 
  Show - Results, Summary 
  Show - Results, One 
  Show - Results, List 
  File - Save Summary Stats 
  File - Save Blob Stats 
  File - Copy Blob Stats to Black Board 
  File - Copy Blob Stats to Clipboard 
 Image Measurement - Particle Tracking 
  Track Individual Particles by Motion Extrapolation and Verification throughout Sequence Method 
  Fuzzy Evaluation of all Vectors in each Image Pair for Group Consistency Method 
  Track Individual Particles by Nearest Neighbor in each Image Pair Method 
  Setup - Analysis 
  Show - Results, One 
  Show - Results, List 
  Customize - Report 
  File - Save Track Coordinates 
  File - Copy Track Coordinates to Black Board 
  File - Copy Track Coordinates to Clipboard 
  Example 
 Image Measurement - SubPixel Edger 
  Tool Shape 
  Options 
  Results 
 Image Measurement - Distance & Angle Crosshairs 
  Distance & Angle Crosshairs - Operate 
  Distance & Angle Crosshairs - Calibrate 
  Distance & Angle Crosshairs - Options 
 Image Measurement - Correlation Finder 
  Correlation Options 
  Results 
 Image Measurement - Ellipse Fitter 
  Setup 
  Results 
 Image Measurement - Overlays 
  Graphic Ruler 
  Graphic Protractor 
  Graphic Cartesian Reticle 
  Graphic Polar Reticle 

Image Viewer Window - Draw
 Draw - Graphic Objects 
  Graphic Annulus 
  Graphic Annulus Arc 
  Graphic Arrow 
  Graphic Bezier Curve 
  Graphic Bezier Region 
  Graphic Circle 
  Graphic Circle Arc 
  Graphic Ellipse 
  Graphic Ellipse Arc 
  Graphic Elliptical Annulus 
  Graphic Elliptical Annulus Arc 
  Graphic Rectangular Frame 
  Graphic Line 
  Graphic Parallel Lines 
  Graphic Path Curve 
  Graphic Path Enclosed 
  Graphic Point 
  Graphic Points 
  Graphic Polygon 
  Graphic Polyline 
  Graphic Rectangle 
  Graphic Rectangle Array 
  Graphic Text 
  Graphic Window 
 Draw - Image Overlay 
 Draw - Paint Brush 
  Paint Brush - Pattern 
  Paint Brush - Foreground & Background 
  Paint Brush - Shape 
 Draw - Paint Fill 
 Graphic Manager 
  File - New Graphic 
  File - Save Graphic 
  File - Load Graphic 
  File - Export Graphic 
  File - Import Graphic 
  File - Duplicate Graphic 
  File - Delete Graphic 
  File - Exit 
  Graphic - List 

Image Viewer Window - Aoi
 Aoi - Set Area of Interest 
 Aoi - Set Region of Interest 
 AOI/ROI Manager 

PIXCI® Image Viewer Window
 File - Save/Load Frame Buffer Memory 
 File - Image Attributes 
 Capture - Live Options 
 Capture - Shortcuts 
 Capture - Adjustments 
  Adjust - Common Features 
  Adjust - Common Preset Features 
  Adjust - Common Camera Control Features 
  Adjust - Common Automatic Gain/Exposure Control (AGC) Features 
  Adjust - Common Color and White Balance Features 
  Adjust - Common Gain & Offset Normalizations Features 
  Adjust - More Common Features 
  Adjust - PIXCI® CL1, CL2, CL3SD, D, D24, D32, D2X, D3X, D3XE, E1, E1DB, E4, E4DB, E8, E8CAM, E8DB, e104x4, EB1, EB1-PoCL, EC1, ECB1, ECB1-34, ECB2, EL1, EL1DB, ELS2, SI, SI1, SI2, and SI4 - Common Digital Area Scan Camera Features 
  Adjust - PIXCI® CL1, CL2, CL3SD, D, D24, D32, D2X, D3X, D3XE, E1, E1DB, E4, E4DB, E8, E8DB, e104x4, EB1, EB1-PoCL, EC1, ECB1, ECB1-34, ECB2, EL1, and EL1DB - Common Digital Line Scan Camera Features 
  Adjust - PIXCI® CL1, CL2, CL3SD, D, D24, D32, D2X, D3X, D3XE, E1, E1DB, E4, E4DB, E8, E8CAM, E8DB, e104x4, EB1, EB1-PoCL, EC1, ECB1, ECB1-34, ECB2, EL1, EL1DB, ELS2, SI, SI1, SI2, and SI4 - Digital Camera Specifications 
  Adjust - PIXCI® CL1, CL2, CL3SD, D, D24, D32, D2X, D3X, D3XE, E1, E1DB, E4, E4DB, E8, E8CAM, E8DB, e104x4, EB1, EB1-PoCL, EC1, ECB1, ECB1-34, ECB2, EL1, EL1DB, ELS2, SI, SI1, SI2, and SI4 - Notes 
  Adjust - PIXCI® CL3SD/E4 for Basler A504k, A504kc 
  Adjust - PIXCI® EB1-PoCL, SI, SI1, SI2, and SI4 for SILICON VIDEO® 10C6, 10M6, 10C-CL, 10M-CL 
  Adjust - PIXCI® D2X for SILICON VIDEO® 1281M, 1281C 
  Adjust - PIXCI® D2X for SILICON VIDEO® 1310, 1310C 
  Adjust - PIXCI® SI1, SI2, and SI4 for SILICON VIDEO® 15C5 
  Adjust - PIXCI® D2X for SILICON VIDEO® 2112, 2112C 
  Adjust - PIXCI® E8CAM for SILICON VIDEO® 2KS-M, 2KS-C
  Adjust - PIXCI® SI, SI1, SI2, and SI4 for SILICON VIDEO® 5M10, 5C10 
  Adjust - PIXCI® SI for SILICON VIDEO® 642M, 642C 
  Adjust - PIXCI® SI1, SI2 and SI4 for SILICON VIDEO® 643M, 643C 
  Adjust - PIXCI® SI, SI1, SI2 and SI4 for SILICON VIDEO® 9C10 
  Adjust - PIXCI® SI, SI1, SI2, and SI4 for SILICON VIDEO® 9M001, 9M001C
  Adjust - PIXCI® SI, SI1, SI2, and SI4 for SILICON VIDEO® 9T001C 
  Adjust - PIXCI® EB1-PoCL, SI, SI1, SI2 and SI4 for SILICON VIDEO® 10C6, 10M6, 10C-CL, 10M-CL
  Adjust - PIXCI® SI, SI1, SI2, and SI4 for SILICON VIDEO® WGA-C, WGA-M
  Adjust - PIXCI® SV2, SV3, SV4, SV5, SV5A, SV5B, SV5L
  Adjust - PIXCI® SV2, SV3, SV4, SV5, SV5A, SV5B, SV5L - Analog Camera Specifications 
  Adjust - PIXCI® SV2, SV3, SV4, SV5, SV5A, SV5B, SV5L - Integration Features 
  Adjust - PIXCI® SV7
  Adjust - PIXCI® SV7 - Analog Camera Specifications 
  Adjust - PIXCI® SV8
  Adjust - PIXCI® A310
 Capture - Video to Frame Buffers 
  Video to Frame Buffers - Capture 
  Video to Frame Buffers - Capture Start/Stop Event 
  Video to Frame Buffers - Capture Strobe 
  Video to Frame Buffers - Display 
  Video to Frame Buffers - Time Stamp 
 Capture - Video to Virtual Memory 
  Video to Virtual Memory - Capture 
  Video to Virtual Memory - Capture Start/Stop Event 
  Video to Virtual Memory - Display 
  Video to Virtual Memory - Time Stamp 
 Capture - Video to Disk File 
  Video to Disk File - Capture 
  Video to Disk File - Capture Start/Stop Event 
  Video to Disk File - Display 
  Video to Disk File - Time Stamp 
 Capture - Video to Image Files 
  Video to Image Files - Capture File & Format 
  Video to Image Files - Capture 
  Video to Image Files - Capture Start/Stop Event 
  Video to Image Files - Display 
  Video to Image Files - Time Stamp 
  Video to Image Files - FTP Copy 
  Video to Image Files - HTTP Server 
 Capture - Video to StreamStor 
  Video to StreamStor - StreamStor 
  Video to StreamStor - Record 
  Video to StreamStor - Display 
 Capture - GIO Event Capture 
  GIO Event Capture Steps 
  Triggered Sequence Capture Steps 
 Capture - Waterfall 
 Capture - Frame Average 
 Capture - RGB Merge 
 Capture - Quad Pixel Merge 
  Quad Pixel Merge - Hitachi KP-F100-S7 

Common Topics
 Mathematical Expression 
 String Expression 
 2-D Graphs 
  File - Save 
  File - Print 
  Controls - Format 
  Controls - Color 
  Controls - Axis 
  Controls - MinMax 
  Controls - Label 
  Controls - Probe 
  Controls - Reference 
  Stats - Descriptive 
  Stats - Outlier 
 3-D Graphs 
  File - Save 
  File - Print 
  Controls - Format 
  Controls - Color 
  Controls - Labels 
 Pixel Values and Colors 
  Pick Graphics Color 
  Pick Pixel Value 
 Text Field Options 
  Field - Black Board Connections 
  Field - Big Field 
  Field - Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete 
 Numeric Field Options 
  Field - Base, Format, Precision & Units 
  Field - Increment & Decrement 
  Field - Scrollpad 
  Field - Black Board Connections 
  Field - Big Field 
  Field - Expression 
  Field - Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete 
  Field - Slider 

Utilities
 Utilities - Program Setup 
  Program Setup - Start/End 
  Program Setup - Internationalization 
  Program Setup - E-Mail 
  Program Setup - GUI 
  Program Setup - API 
 Utilities - Message Log 
 Utilities - I/O Ports 
 Utilities - Audio Clip 
 Utilities - RS-232 Terminal 
  RS-232 Terminal - Send/Receive 
  RS-232 Terminal - Setup 
  RS-232 Terminal - Options 
  RS-232 Terminal - Status 
 Utilities - Screen Capture 
 Utilities - Window Style 
  Window Style - Fonts 
  Window Style - Color 
  Window Style - Tiling 
  Window Style - Date & Time 
 Utilities - Devices 
  Devices - intralux dc-1100 
  Devices - Illumination Tech. 3900 

Tips
 Image Display Speed & Quality 
  Windows and Linux System Tweaks 
  XCAP Tweaks 

Application Notes
 PIXCI® & Camera Configuration: XCAP Support of Serial (RS-232) Configurable Camera Link Cameras
 Customization: Programming, Customizations, and GUIs 
  The Task 
  The Discussion 
  The Solution 
  The Example 
 Data Collection: Capture, Label, and Save upon RS-232 Command 
  The Task 
  The Discussion 
  The Solution 
  The Results 
 Data Collection: Obtain and Export Statistics about Each Image in a Sequence 
  The Task 
  The Discussion 
  The Solution 
 Data Collection: Execute Script on Triggered Video Field 
  The Task 
  The Discussion 
  The Solution 
 Data Processing: Scripts and Loops 
  The Task 
  The Discussion 
  The Solution 
 Data Processing: Time Stamp as File Name 
  The Task 
  The Discussion 
  The Solution 
 Demonstration: Animated Banners as Image Overlays 
  The Task 
  The Discussion 
  The Solution 
 Demonstration: Measurement of Liquid Level 
  The Task 
  The Discussion 
  The Solution 
 Display: Processed and Filtered Live Video 
  The Task 
  The Discussion 
  The Solution 
 Measurement: Capture, Measure, and Overlay Gauge Reading 
  The Task 
  The Discussion 
  The Solution 
 Measurement: Graphical Log 
  The Task 
  The Discussion 
  The Solution 
 Measurement: Periodic RS-232 Report 
  The Task 
  The Discussion 
  The Solution 

Glossary

Index

SPECIFICATIONS

IMAGING DEVICES:

Supports any PIXCI® A, A310, D, D24, D32, D2X, D3X, D3XE, CL1, CL2, CL3SD, E1, E1DB, E4, E4DB, E8, E8CAM, E8DB, e104x4, EB1, EB1-PoCL, EC1, ECB1, ECB1-34, ECB2, EL1, EL1DB, ELS2, SI, SI1, SI2, SI4, SV2, SV3, SV4, SV5, SV7, or SV8 series frame grabber.6

Up to eight (under 32 bit O.S.) or sixteen (under 64 bit O.S.) identical PIXCI® series frame grabbers can be operated simultaneously.7 XCAP-Std version also allows operating up to four non-identical PIXCI® frame grabbers.

Supports up to eight (under 32 bit O.S.) or sixteen (under 64 bit O.S.) SILICON VIDEO® 10C6, 10M6, 10C-CL, 10M-CL, 1281M, 1281C, 1310, 1310C, 15C5, 1C45, 1M45, 2112, 2112C, 2KS-C, 2KS-M, 5C10, 5M10, 642M, 642C, 643M, 643C, 9C10, 9M001, 9M001C, 9T001C, HAS21, WGA-C, or WGA-M cameras.

The XCAP-Std version allows capturing from TWAIN compatible devices (Windows only). The XCAP-Ltd and -Std versions also provide image load, save, process, analysis, and graphics features without a PIXCI® frame grabber present.

OPERATING SYSTEM:

For Windows 95, 98, ME, NT (V4.0), 2000, as a 32 bit, multi-threaded, application.

For Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 32/64-Bit as a 32 bit, multi-threaded, application.

For Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 64-Bit as a 64 bit, multi-threaded, application.

For Linux (kernel V2.4 (special order), V2.6, or V3.x) on Intel 80x86.

For Linux (kernel V2.6 or V3.x) on Intel x86-64.

SOFTWARE INCLUDES:

Browsable reference manual. The XCAP Feature Chart provides a comparison of the different XCAP versions.

REQUIREMENTS:

Processor/Memory - Intel Pentium or newer processor and 32-64 MBytes of memory exclusive of user-requested in-memory image buffers, operating system, and other software.

Graphics Display - Windows: Minimum: Windows compatible S/VGA w. 16 bits per pixel. Suggested: PCI Express or AGP S/VGA w. 24 or 32 bits per pixel.

Linux: Graphics display system (S/VGA) supporting TrueColor or DirectColor mode.

Video display rate depends upon video format, S/VGA card, S/VGA mode, and motherboard speed and bandwidth.8

Mouse - A Windows or Linux compatible mouse is required.

Printer - Image and graphics printing on any Windows or Linux compatible printer. Special support for high-quality printing on Hewlett-Packard PCL4 and PCL5 compatible printers, IBM 4019 Laser-Printer, CalComp PlotMaster, and Alden 9315 printers.

Disk Space - Approximately 140 megabytes, exclusive of stored images and reports.

Other - The XCAP-Ltd and -Std versions use a USB9 authorization key, or a key on the parallel port which may be shared with a printer.

PRICING


  1. Features dependent upon hardware options, or upon a specific version of the PIXCI® imaging card, function only in conjunction with required hardware.
  2. The maximum available computer based frame buffer memory is also limited by the computer hardware, configuration, and operating systems.
  3. Support for various video formats, resolution, triggering and other features are dependent upon specific version(s) of the PIXCI® imaging card, and are effective only in conjunction with required hardware.
  4. Frame rate is dependent upon host PC hardware and disk drive(s).
  5. The PIXCI® CL3SD and CL1 are customized for one, or a group of similar, cameras and can't be used as a generic Camera Link imaging card.
  6. Software may require upgrade to operate future versions of the PIXCI® imaging board. PIXCI® SV2 and SV3 are not supported under 64 bit Windows or Linux.
  7. Each functional half of a PIXCI® E1DB, E4DB, E8CAM, E8DB, ECB2, EL1DB, ELS2, SI2, or SV7, or each functional quarter of a PIXCI® SI4, counts as one frame grabber.
  8. Contact EPIX, Inc. for suggested S/VGA cards which support full video rate display in conjunction with a specific PIXCI® frame grabber.
  9. Requires O.S. with support for USB devices.

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Modified:
08-Dec-2014