The ALACRON FASTMOTION APPLICATION (AFMA) is a Windows GUI based application for easy and convenient frame grabber and camera configuration and acquisition. FastMotion is a digital recording system that is based on the Alacron FastFrame1300 family of frame grabbers. The application works under Windows 2000/NT operating systems. The FastMotion system enables recording of video from a variety of digital and analog sources. FastMotion enables recording of high frame rate images into system memory (RAM) and/or disk files. The maximum recording rate to the system memory is 90 MB/s. The Frame rate to the disk files depends on the hardware configuration. FastMotion software includes the FastViewer, that allows offline browsing of directories that contain images saved in TIFF format as recorded by the FastMotion system. The software is diagrammed below.
This dialog enables you to select the camera type, camera frame size, rate and the shutter speed. Additional attributes of camera parameters (if any) are displayed at the bottom of the dialog. After selecting the camera type, the camera details appear in the camera setting frame at the main application window.
- Grab button
- Grab To HD button
- Stop Grab button
FastMotion provides a Trigger feature that enables capturing and viewing of images that occurred before and after a “trigger” signal was initiated.
FastMotion provides Video/Frame controls to enable the user to view the images that were stored in the system memory and to save them as a collection of TIFF files or as an AVI movie file. The user can also determine the frame rate and the “zoom in” and “zoom out” scale.
Relation Between Record Sequence Table and Grabbing Mode
1. Continuous Grabbing
When the record table is defined the grabbing and saving to hard disk process will be performed according to that table.
If the table is empty, it will be considered as a one-line table starting from frame number 1 to frame number 1000 recording every frame.
2. Triggered Grabbing
- Save TIFF button – After the trigger operation is terminated, the raw data located in the system RAM can be stored to the hard disk.
- Save AVI button - In Triggered Grabbing mode, after the trigger stops the user can save the raw data to the disk in an AVI movie format.
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