User manual on setting DCM cameras in Altami VideoKit |

User manual on setting DCM cameras in Altami VideoKit

System requirements

 

  • Operating systems: Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit);
  • 1 GHz or faster processor;
  • 512 MB of RAM;
  • Graphic adapter should provide the work in TrueColor mode (24 or 32 bits for pixel);
  • In order to work with camera it is necessary to have a free USB-port on a separate USB-hub for each camera.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Camera installation

In order to install the camera, firstly you have to install drivers for it. Launch AutoRun and select in the appeared window the menu item DCM cameras drivers (Драйверы камер DCM).
 
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 would like to install the application. By default it is the folder at your computer C:\Program Files\ScopeTek\Devices. If you want to change something in the next step of the installation, click Back. If you have indicated the way, click Install.
 
If during the installation process there appeared a window on compatibility of the application and operating system, click Still continue (Все равно продолжить).
 
Window on compatibility of the application and operating system
 
The installer shall unpack files and write them on the disk. After installing the drivers, you will be able to close the installer, having clicked the Finish button.
 
Finish installing
 
After the drivers installation is made, launch the Altami Videokit application and select CaptureConnect device….
 
Connect camera
 
In the list of the devices of the Device menu find the model of the connected camera, and in the Mode item find the reproducing mode. After that, go to the camera setting.
 
 

Camera settings

Settings of DCM-35 and DCM-130E cameras can slightly differ, but with the help of this manual you will be able to adjust any of these cameras on your own.
 
The application allows to change settings, envisaged by the camera. You will be able to adjust quality and appearance with the help of the Camera Settings panel. Select the menu item SettingsCamera Settings, and you will see the list of parameters which can be changed.
 
Altami VideoKit: menu
 
Also, camera settings can be called with the help of clicking the Settings button in the right lower corner of the screen.
 
Altami VideoKit: window
 
The camera settings panel looks the following way:
 
ALtami VideoKit: settings
 
Settings are standard for photo equipment and influence the quality and appearance (gamma, saturation) of the image. You can make 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 the settings in the system. That means, by the end of the work the application saves all its settings and remembers the camera with which it worked. By the repeated launch the application looks for the camera with which it worked the previous time. If it finds the camera. It launches and shows the stream from it.
 
Parameters taking Boolean values are controlled by the check box (control element in the square form).
 
All parameters taking the integer values are changed by means of pulling the slider or setting the value from the keyboard.