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What kind of party is a Plug Fest

plugfest220x220pxDuring the design of a camera a lot of work is going in the area of interoperability, because the final product has to work and interoperate perfectly in our customer’s installations.

But how is it possible to develop a product that works in numerous different use cases?
The key is standardization.

During the last years the machine vision industry and their trade organizations have developed a number of standards, that ease the integration of cameras in a multitude of environments, be it protocols, software or hardware (like cables and hosts).
Those standards define the interfaces of a camera and the interaction of the environment with the camera.

But how can you capture the differences of “real world” environments that a standardized interface has to handle and write them down right in the first place?

Simple and sad answer: You can’t. And this is where Plug Fests come into play.
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Using Machine Vision algorithms for application testing

Machine Vision for TestingMost modern GUI applications and the frameworks they use have APIs that allow some form of remote control. Or the native GUI libraries of your operating system have options to control and manipulate applications from a test program.

For a full blown testframework you have to dig into these powerful but also complex tools.

But what if your task is just some simple click automation ?

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Debugging a bluish screen

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bluescreenDuring the tests for the latest release of our pylon 4 Camera Software Suite, which includes the new recording feature, the pylon team was debugging a very special bug report from our testers.

The testers reported that their screen, while using the pylon Viewer application, showed something blue.

Something blue! On a windows machine! No good news. But…..

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Sequencing Muybridge on a Basler ace GigE

Hi,

recently I saw a presentation about one of  the original technologies behind moving film and high speed video: Chronophotography.

With the help of large multi-camera setups, each one seperatly triggered, it was possible to capture fast movements on film. This technology was invented during the 1860/1870.

Those single images played in a sequence could replay the original movement as a film.

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