LATEST IMPROVEMENTS

New version of First Light Vision (v1.2.0) and First Light SDK (v1.4.0) : C-RED One and C-RED 2 ER are now supported.

First Light Imaging offers a unique and flexible software package for all C-RED and C-BLUE cameras. In the USB drive provided with your camera, you will find a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and a Software Development Kit (SDK).

1. System requirements

In order to run First Light Imaging software, the recommended minimum system requirements are the following :

RAM : 8Go or more
Processor : Intel® CoreTM i5 or higher
Screen resolution : at least 1920 x 1080

First Light imaging software is cross-platform :

Operating system

  • Windows® 10
  • Linux® Ubuntu 16.04 LTS & 18.04 LTS
  • NVIDIA® Jetson Tx2, Xavier NX and Nano (only with USB 3 interface)

2. Supported grabbers

First Light imaging software is compatible with many frame grabbers :

Frame grabbers for Camera Link®

  • Matrox Radient ev-CL Camera Link®
  • Dalsa Teledyne Xcelera Camera Link ®
  • EDT Vision Link 4 Camera Link®

Frame grabbers for CoaXPress

  • Matrox Rapixo CXP

Interfaces

  • USB 3.1
  • Camera Link®
  • CoaXPress 2.0

3. Graphical User Interface

Our First Light Vision GUI offers offers a user-friendly and modular environment. For advanced use, extensive plugins can be integrated.
Features include:

  • Automatic camera detection
  • Configuration: frame rate, exposure time, geometry, on-the-fly NUC…
  • Frame acquisition: start, stop, save buffer, load buffer…
  • Frame display: clipping, mirroring, rotating…
  • Image statistics: image tags, spatial and temporal measurements, standard deviation, average, histogram, cross section…
  • Real time camera monitoring: status, temperatures, power consumption…
  • Camera maintenance

Latest available version: First Light Vision v1.1.0

Check out the demonstration of First Light Vision v1.1.0 on our YouTube channel

4. Software Development Kit

To assist you in your own software developments, First Light Imaging provides a complete software development kit, which includes multiple examples.
A library of the camera commands is included in the User Manual.
The source code for the demonstration software is available in the multiple development languages and can be used as an exemple to build a custom system:

  • C/C++
  • Python
  • LabView
  • MatLab

Plugins to interface other softwares :

  • MicroManager
  • And more to come…

Latest available version: First Light SDK v1.3.1

Do not hesitate to contact us for additional developments.
First Light Vision and the SDK are constantly evolving to match your requirements, stay tuned for updates!

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