View Full Version : using flash with membuffer collection
May 23, 2008, 12:43:34
I want to snap flashed image with membuffercollection. problem is after i send flash signal i try to snap the images in free running camera . i get images in first buffer and some times in second buffer . Item is moving web so i just want to grab 1 frame from the image i.e even or odd once i know in which buffer it is i can do even odd saperation
is it possible that i can get it in some specific buffer only ie. 1 or 2
or how i should find out that which is the bright image and which is the dull lmage .
May 23, 2008, 13:06:48
yes, there is a solution. First of all, do following somewhere at start of your code:
bGrabber->setPauseLive( true );
Then enhance your code:
If you use an analogue camera and a FireWire converter, then you can use the half hight video format,e g. 640*240, then you will receive the fields separately.
May 27, 2008, 10:23:51
Thanks for that i tried that it works sometimes but still it misses flash 7 out of 10 times . i also tried to do half height i.e 768x288 with that i can get single field but flash is missing in most of the capture as my flash time is for single field i get black images for no flashed fields .
by doing half height it means that it is throwing out the other field and that flash might be in that field .
May 27, 2008, 10:28:34
If the flash is missing, then I guess, the wait time for the flash is too short. I do not know what "MicroSleep(8);" does, but if it waits for 8 milli seconds, I would suggest to wait for 40 milliseconds (25 fps), to be sure you camera exposed a new image.
May 27, 2008, 10:43:44
MicroSleep(8) is sleep for 8 microsecond . i have to wait 40 milisecond and then execute snapimages
May 27, 2008, 10:58:32
8 microscond is very short, thus you do not know, which picture is exposed by the camera.
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