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August 30, 2007, 16:47:11
I want to use a DFG/1394 under LabView to capture images. I want to grab an image every 50ms (about) and make an image processing during the experiment in LabView. Is it possible? I have heard that with the IC Capture software, there were some LabView driver. So I figure out it is possible.

And by the way, if I want to synchronize the acquisition of the images and the acquisition of other data through LabView, which device should I trigger: the camera or the converter? I never used such a system...

Thanks for the help!

Sascha Schmidt
August 30, 2007, 17:05:08

you can download the LabView Extension from http://www.imagingcontrol.com/downloads/extensions/
or install it from the CD which was delivered with the DFG/1394.

In case of the Triggering, I would do that in software with a timer and MemorySnapImage, more than ever with an analog camera and a converter.

Furthermore I suggest to use the IC Imaging Control .Net Component or maybe ActiveX for your application. Even if you want to make image - processsing, .Net gives you more performance/flexibility and time saving...

August 30, 2007, 19:00:53
That sounds good!

And the DFG 1394 will work on a laptop with only a 4 pins FireWire port (I use a ThinkPad X60)? I think I have then to use the external power supply, isnt'it?

Thanks for the help.

Sascha Schmidt
August 31, 2007, 13:57:46
Yes, with a 4 pins FireWire port you must use an external power supply.

Also, you need the "FireWire Performance Manager" for your DualCore Laptop. You can download it from: http://www.imagingcontrol.com/downloads/tools/