Camera timing parameters
An overview of camera timing parameters
One of the most crucial components of a camera system is the performance of its various timing parameters. These parameters are essential to capturing and processing images and help control a camera system's exposure, synchronization, and overall performance.
Understanding and controlling timing parameters allows camera system operators to achieve their desired exposure settings, motion capture, and overall image quality.
Learn more about the timing parameters and our timing measurement devices in our latest blog article.
An advanced timing measurement device
The LED-Panel is a compact device with a 10 x 10 LED lightboard that provides various illumination modes and frequencies depending on the measured parameters. It closely follows the requirements outlined in ISO 15781 and can measure the essential timing parameters, many in a single image.
The latest version (V5) offers the ability to dim the LED board to improve low-light testing, and we have also improved the accuracy under bright light conditions. A version available for near-infrared (NIR) testing comprises LEDs in the IR range.
CAL3 - wide-angle camera calibration
A calibration light source for wide-angle camera systems
The CAL3 is a 0.3 m integrating sphere that uses iQ-LED technology to illuminate a 38 mm concave curved opening. The curved opening, as opposed to flat (CAL1), is more suited for wide-angle cameras. A bowl-shaped non-reflective diffuser filter on the sphere opening ensures illumination uniformity.
- iQ-LED technology
- Small compact design
- Uniformity of >95%
- For cameras with a 180° field of view
- Production line integration
As a result of the short response time of iQ-LED technology, a full calibration can be performed in less than a second making it ideal for integration into a production line.
The latest version is now available for download
Version 1.7.2 of the iQ-Analyzer-X is now available for download. This update contains many new features, improvements, and bug fixes. Most notably, the software now supports the TE295 test chart for webcam testing, according to VCX. Support for version two of test chart TE264 is also available. We have also added semi-automatic and manual detection for videos.
In addition, we have made analysis improvements to various targets, including slanted edges and Siemens star. We have also improved automatic chart detection and chart classification.
Webcam image quality testing
An overview of webcam image quality testing
Webcam usage has grown exponentially since the start of the pandemic in 2020, and with that growth, the demand for higher-performing webcams has become an industry desire.
With the publication of the VCX-WebCam 2023 international standard, it became clear that while webcam image quality testing is similar to other camera testing, webcams require unique equipment and test lab setups for more accurate testing.
Many of our engineers actively contributed to the development of the VCX standard and, in turn, provided their expertise on the right testing equipment for a webcam test lab. Since its publication, we have assisted companies worldwide with setting up VCX test labs for webcam image quality testing.