XCAP-Lite Image Processing Software by EPIX provides access to PIXCI imaging boards and can also load, view, and save images and image sequences to/from files, but only while the PIXCI imaging boards are present and open for use. This software also exports customized video formats and camera serial commands to assist programming PIXCI imaging boards via the XCLIB "C" library. For imaging boards capturing directly into host computer memory, XCAP-Lite is limited to 64 MB of frame buffer memory; no limitation on frame buffer memory when used with the PIXCI CL3SD or PIXCI SI2.
Designed to augment the features of PIXCI imaging boards, this software 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.
XCAP is engineered to provide solutions across diverse imaging technologies. Quality control, medical imaging, microscopy, machine vision, research and 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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® imaging board 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 imaging board 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 imaging board, even when XCAP doesn't provide camera specific controls. An easy to use graphical interface configures XCAP and PIXCI imaging board 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.