The Camera Configurator is a GUI tool for managing local and remote cameras. It lets you to create and manage camera parameter sets for different purposes and to associate them with cameras.
The Camera Configurator is launched via the
File menu of the
Builder. To access remote cameras you need to set up remote connections
first via the
Remote connections menu in the Builder.
Parameter sets store device configuration information for different
purposes and are managed in device database as explained in Device
Configuration. For cameras, there are
three different types of parameter sets:
Driver parameter set stores
configuration values for camera driver parameters.
parameter set contains calibration factors for the camera.
parameter set contains the camera positioning information.
The Camera Configurator has three distinct views, each operating with different parameter sets:
Parameters view operates with parameters related to the camera driver. These parameters affect things like exposure, image format and transport.
Calibration view provides a way to calculate and manage calibration parameters.
Positioning view lets you to calculate the position of one or many cameras with respect to a fixed world coordinate system.
Each view has the same UI controls to load, save and delete parameter sets, and to select which parameter set is associated with the camera.
The parameter set UI controls are explained in more detail in Driver parameter sets.
If an application has an Image source that has
the autoConfig input parameter set to
true, it uses the
parameter set associated with the camera. When autoConfig is set to
false, there is an additional parameterSet parameter available
that lets you manually choose the
Driver parameter set to be used.
If the calibration or the position input parameter is set to
Database Calibration or
Database Position, respectively, the
tool will use the corresponding associated parameter set.