User manual on installation and settings of DCM cameras in Altami Studio |

User manual on installation and settings of DCM cameras in Altami Studio

System requirements

  • Operating systems: Line of 32-bits operating systems Windows: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista;
  • Processor with bit-timing frequency from 1 GHz, it is recommended to use the processor with higher bit-timing frequency;
  • Random access memory from 512 MB;
  • Graphic adapter should provide the work in TrueColor mode (24 or 32 bits for pixel);
  • In order to work with cameras one should have a free USB-port on a separate USB-hub for each camera.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Camera adjustment

In order to install camera, you have to firstly install drivers for it. Launch AutoRun and select in the appeared window the menu point Драйверы камер DCM (Drivers of DCM cameras).
 
Menu
 
You will see a window:
 
Welcoming speech
 
Click Next in order to continue installation or Cancel in order to cancel installation.
 
Choose Install Location
 
In the next window, Choose Install Location, select the place where you want to install the application. By default it is the folder at your computer C:\Program Files\ScopeTek\Devices. If you want to choose something in the previous installation step press Back. If you have pointed the path, click Install. If in the process of installation you found the window on compatibility of the application and operating system, click Все равно продолжить (Still continue).
 
Window on compatibility of the application and operating system
 
The installer shall unpack files and write them to a disk. After installing drivers you will be able to close the installer having clicked the Finish button.
 
Finish installing
 
After the drivers are installed launch Altami Studio application and select FileConnect device….
 
Connect camera
 
In the devices list of the Device menu select the connected camera model, and in the Mode point select the play mode. After that adjust the camera.
 
 

Camera settings

 
Camera settings
 
The settings are standard for photo devices and influence the quality and appearance (gamma, saturation) of the image. You can adjust the following settings:
 
Color.
 

  • Gamma — gamma-correction of the image. Gamma-correction is not linear correction of the image brightness for adjusting for the output device (monitor). The setting allows to manifest separate areas of the image without losing detailing on other areas;

 

Exposure.
 

  • Exposure Target – setting of medium lightness of the image;

 
 
White balance.
 

  • The Auto White Balance button allows to make automatic white balance adjustment.The setting determines how on the images received from camera the colors will presented. Often color range of the image transmitted by camera is different from what the eye perceives. The differences can be explained by peculiarities of human eyesight.

 

Flip.
 

  • Horizontal flip — this parameter allows to reflect the image horizontally;
  • Vertical flip — this parameter allows to reflect the image vertically;

 
 
 
 
Misc.
 

  • Gain – brightness correction of the image by means of raising the amplitude of the analogue signal. The principal difference from other methods of brightness correction is that correction in this case happens until the moment of analogue and digit signal transfer;
  • Color Offset — correction of the colors saturation of the image. Decreasing the value of its setting makes the the image closer to gray, increasing leads to “more colored” image.

 
 
Clear Preview – this option will show you what the snapshot will look like without saving all settings.
White and black – the image received from camera will be black and white.
 
The Default button sets all camera settings as standard.
 
Between the launches the application saves settings in the system. That means, by the end of work the application saves all its settings and remembers the camera with which it worked. By the next launch the application searches the camera with which it worked in previous times. If it finds the stream, then it launches and shows the stream of shots from it.
 
Parameters accepting the boolean values are controlled by check box (control element made in a form of a square).
 
All parameters accepting integer values are changed by dragging the slider or indicating the value with the help of the keyboard.