FlyCapture Version 2.3 SDK includes ARM support, improved USB 3.0 Performance and greater Flexibility
News Release from:
Point Grey Research, Inc.
02 August 2012
Point Grey today announces the release of FlyCapture2 2.3, the next generation of its popular FlyCapture2 image acquisition and camera control library. This release continues to improve and expand USB 3.0 support, introduces ARM support, and provides greater flexibility in development environments and operating systems.
To support high data throughputs from Point Grey's growing portfolio of USB 3.0 cameras, FlyCapture2 now leverages Direct2D technology for better image rendering performance on Windows 7. Image tearing is eliminated and CPU usage has been reduced.
The USB 3.0 Pro driver is extended to provide additional diagnostics, full control of the driver stack, and improved compatibility for multi-camera systems. Additionally, there is richer support for third party software utilizing the DirectShow library such as National Instruments’ LabVIEW and Mathworks’ MATLAB.
In response to growing demand for compact, mobile, low cost yet powerful imaging systems, FlyCapture 2.3 introduces support for ARM processors. These small, low cost, low power processors are an ideal fit for embedded systems such as those popular in traffic applications as well as a wide variety of mobile applications including autonomous robotics.
MultiSync, which synchronizes image acquisition of multiple Point Grey cameras across separate buses, is now been expanded to support 32-bit and 64-bit Linux and 64-bit Windows systems.
Other additions include:
•Support for BGRU16/RGBU16 image formats
•Upgraded to ipp7 (Intel Integrated Performance Primitives)
•The ability to view bandwidth usage via the user interface
•Support for Flash using DirectShow
•Support for VS2008 and VS2010 for greater flexibility and choice in development environments
The FlyCapture2 SDK comes free with every Point Grey camera. It provides a common software interface to control all single lens USB 3.0, GigE, FireWire and USB 2.0 cameras. This complete software API library includes ready-to-use demo programs and comprehensive source code designed for high performance and demanding imaging applications.
FlyCapture2 2.3 is now available for download to all Point Grey users.