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First Light Vision new version 2.5.4 and the SDK 2.9.5 are available! Download them and enjoy new features available with your cameras:

  • Bad pixel correction modes using convolution matrices
  • Embedded filtering convolution matrices
  • Ubuntu 20.04 support

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 minimum, more for C-BLUE One UV
Processor : Intel® CoreTM i5 or higher
Screen resolution : at least 1920 x 1080

First Light imaging software is cross-platform :

Operating system

  • Windows® 10 & Windows® 11
  • Linux® Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS & 20.04 LTS
  • NVIDIA® Jetson Tx2, Xavier NX and Nano (only with USB 3 interface)
  • CentOS 7.9

2. Supported grabbers

First Light imaging software is compatible with many frame grabbers :

Frame grabbers for Camera Link®

  • Matrox® Radient eV-CL Camera Link®
  • EDT Vision Link F4 Camera Link®
  • EURESYS Grablink Full
  • BITFLOW Axion 1XE
  • Xtium2-CL MX4 Teledyne Dalsa

External frame grabbers for Camera Link®

  • PLEORA GigE Vision® 2.0 over 10 GigE


Frame grabbers for CoaXPress

  • Matrox® Rapixo CXP-12 Dual/Quad
  • Euresys Coaxlink Duo CXP-12

3. Interfaces


  • USB 3.1
  • Camera Link®
  • CoaXPress 2.0
  • GigE Vision 10Gb Ethernet
  • GigE Vision 10Gb Fiber optic

4. 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 v2.5.x

Explore the graphical user interface of First Light Vision!

5. 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++/C#
  • Python
  • LabView
  • MatLab

Plugins to interface other softwares :

  • MicroManager
  • And more to come…

Latest available version: First Light SDK v2.9.x

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!